Hype men: Mayweather, McGregor to start tour

[ad_1] Let the hype begin. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will kick off a four-city tour Tuesday in Los Angeles to promote their Aug. 26 fight. Promoters planned to distribute free tickets Friday to the Staples Center event. The fighters will then travel to Toronto for an appearance Wednesday, followed by New York on […]

UFC Announces First-Ever Global Retail Partnership with Legends Hospitality

[ad_1] Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a multi-year partnership with Legends Hospitality, LLC (“Legends”), where the world-class fan service provider will serve as the premier mixed martial arts organization’s first-ever “Official Global Event Retail Partner.” The partnership, negotiated by IMG, will see Legends manage UFC retail shops at all events and fan experiences, both […]

Former PRIDE Legend Shogun Rua to Headline Return To Saitama Super Arena

[ad_1] TOKYO, JAPAN – UFC®, home of the world’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) elite today announced its highly anticipated return to the Saitama Super Arena on September 23 2017 that will pit former PRIDE GRAND PRIX winner and UFC light heavyweight champion Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (24-10-0, fighting out of Curtiba, Brazil) against No. 7-ranked […]

Malignaggi: I want to make McGregor better

[ad_1] When UFC superstar Conor McGregor secured a boxing license in California in February as part of his efforts to land a mega boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, former two-division world titleholder Paulie Malignaggi was one of his biggest critics. Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las VegasWhen: Saturday, Aug. 26TV: Showtime PPV, 9 p.m. ET Malignaggi ridiculed […]

Romero's fight Saturday as important to him as Olympics were

[ad_1] Following the bout that earned him an interim UFC middleweight title fight against Robert Whittaker this Saturday, Yoel Romero stood in the center of the Octagon with Joe Rogan and looked to the second level at Madison Square Garden. Moments earlier, the surging Cuban had knocked out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, catching the […]

UFC Unfiltered Episode: Amanda Nunes

[ad_1] Reigning UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes joins Jim and Matt for a candid discussion about her upcoming title defense against Valentina Shevchenko.  Nunes, who will be attempting to successfully defend her title for the 3rd time talks about her preparation for this fight, what the last year has been like for her as […]

The Ultimate Fighter Finale official weigh-in results

[ad_1] Check out the weigh in results for The Ultimate Fighter Finale, which is headlined by Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje, airs live on FS1 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, July 7 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 starting at 7pm […]

Melendez makes featherweight debut against Stephens in September

[ad_1] One of the top lightweights of this era will make his move to the featherweight division on Sept. 9, as Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez faces Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens in a UFC 215 bout at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A former Strikeforce and WEC champion, Melendez has fought the best of the […]

Cruiserweight Perez gets Super Series berth

[ad_1] The eight-man field is set for the single-elimination World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament — and nearly finalized for the super middleweight field. The final slot for the cruiserweight tournament went to Mike Perez, organizers announced on Thursday afternoon. The 31-year-old Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs), a Cuban defector fighting out of Ireland, is a […]

Faber, Sakuraba, Silva and Smith join UFC Hall of Fame

[ad_1]   There couldn’t be a more diverse lineup than the one inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday in Las Vegas, and that’s precisely why the Class of 2017 will be seen as one of the most memorable to join the greats of the Octagon. From UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and former […]