N'Dam-Murata judges suspended over scoring

[ad_1] The two judges who rendered questionable scorecards in last week’s Hassan N’Dam vs. Ryota Murata fight for a vacant secondary middleweight world title were suspended for six months by the WBA on Thursday, and a rematch was ordered. France’s N’Dam (36-2, 21 KOs) was awarded a controversial split decision victory and the 160-pound belt […]

Aldo and Holloway both hunger to be undisputed king

[ad_1] On Saturday, June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two men will walk to the Octagon inside Jeunesse Arena, each one carrying a championship belt, but entering the cage at very different stages in their respective careers. In the blue corner, Max Holloway, who became just the sixth fighter in UFC history to amass […]

UFC Unfiltered: Joanna Jedrzejczyk drops by

[ad_1] The UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss her most recent title defense against Jessica Andrade, fight days being glory days, wanting to fight at MSG again, starting her new foundation, and why she doesn’t care who gets the next shot at the belt. Plus, the guys […]

Ringside Seat: The guide to Brook vs. Spence Jr.

[ad_1] The welterweight division is perhaps the deepest in boxing with titleholders Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman and Kell Brook along with Danny Garcia, Timothy Bradley Jr., Errol Spence Jr., Jessie Vargas, Lamont Peterson, Shawn Porter, Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse. There have been a series of quality bouts in the 147-pound division over the past […]

UFC signs kickboxing superstar Gokhan Saki

[ad_1] A kickboxing superstar whose exploits in the ring had fans dubbing him the “Turkish Tyson,” Gokhan “The Rebel” Saki will now square off with the best of the best in the Octagon, as it was announced Thursday that the UFC signed the Netherlands native to a promotional contract. There is no date or opponent […]

Deiveson Alcantara promises to continue finishing

[ad_1] Ahead of UFC debut, unbeaten Deiveson Alcantara vows to continue his finishing ways Fernanda Prates and Christian Stein, mmajunkie.com At 29, Deiveson Alcantara will get the first big break of his unbeaten career, when he meets Marco Beltran next month at UFC 212. But while Alcantara is just now making his long-awaited octagon debut, fighting has been […]

Gustafsson says soccer star Ibrahimovic could have made UFC

[ad_1] HE IS A FIGHTER Swedish UFC star Alex Gustafsson says Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic could have cut in MMA By Wally Downes Jr., thesun.co.uk ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC could have cut it in the UFC according to Swedish light-heavyweight mate Alex Gustafsson. The Man United star and MMA fan was called out by British UFC fighter Danny […]

Tate: UFC perfect model for equal opportunity for women

[ad_1] Miesha Tate explains why the UFC is the perfect model for equal opportunity for women By Damon Martin, foxsports.com When the UFC first announced that Ronda Rousey was joining the promotion and women would finally have the chance to compete inside the Octagon, Miesha Tate was cautiously optimistic about the future.   Throughout her […]

ESPN's guide to UFC 212

[ad_1] Guide to UFC 212: Predictions, analysis and full coverage By ESPN Staff, espn.com One of the most highly anticipated fights of 2017 is finally upon us: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight championship. The former has won 19 of his last 20 fights (the only loss coming to Conor McGregor) and has the division belt around […]