UFC Unfiltered Episode: Kamaru Usman and UFC 215 Recap

[ad_1] The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman, calls in to talk to Jim and Matt about his UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh bout against Sergio Moraes, how he matches up against Tyron Woodley and Wonderboy Thompson, the Blackzilians now training at Combat Club, the possibility of Rumble Johnson returning to the Octagon, and a lot more. Plus, […]

Lopez completes destiny with UFC contract

[ad_1] Benito Lopez fought the fight of his life on Aug. 22, but even with that gritty three-round split decision victory over Steven Peterson on the eighth week of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, the unbeaten bantamweight didn’t know if it was enough to earn a UFC contract. It was, though it took a […]

Crawford's former promoter suing Top Rank

[ad_1] The former promoter of unified junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford has filed suit against promoter Top Rank, alleging it has refused to pay him what it owes him on each of Crawford’s past four title defenses — roughly $550,000. Middendorf Sports, owned by Maryland promoter Chris Middendorf, filed a lawsuit on Sept. 1 […]

Breaking down the Alvarez-Golovkin match

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ET Dotun AkintoyeESPN This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s August 21 Fighting Issue. Subscribe today! Sure, the spectacle last month made headlines. But 2017’s real mega-fight features the two biggest active stars in the sport, with everything — the lineal middleweight crown, pound-for-pound bragging rights, and genuine crossover superstardom — at […]

Khan looking forward to Canelo-GGG fight

[ad_1] Like most boxing fans, former junior welterweight world titleholder Amir Khan is looking forward to seeing Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin battle for the unified middleweight world championship on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 8 ET) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “This is going to be a very special fight,” said Khan, who […]

UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Fantasy Rewind

[ad_1] UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes needed all five rounds on Saturday night to eke out a hard-fought split decision over No. 1-ranked contender Valentina Shevchenko to earn her second successful title defense in the main event of UFC 215. It was a grueling, back and forth affair that saw Nunes as the aggressor […]

Biggest bets for GGG-Canelo fight

[ad_1] Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin faces Canelo Alvarez on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. As we did for the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, ESPN Chalk will keep you updated on the biggest bets throughout Vegas sportsbooks and the current odds leading up the fight. Current odds Gennady Golovkin -150Canelo Alvarez +130 Biggest […]

Anyanwu steps up for PA assignment against Ledet

[ad_1] The latest alumnus from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series to graduate to the UFC, heavyweight Zu Anyanwu will get a home game in Pennsylvania this Saturday when he steps in to replace the injured Dmitry Sosnovskiy against Justin Ledet in a UFC Fight Night bout at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. In the […]

UFC 215 Scorecard

[ad_1] Saturday’s UFC 215 event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Edmonton, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Rogers Place. 1 – Rafael Dos AnjosWhile the scrambling of the UFC 215 Pay-Per-View card after the main event between Demetrious Johnson […]

On the Rise: Pittsburgh Edition

[ad_1] With Rotterdam and Edmonton in the rear view mirror, the focus shifts to Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena, where 11 sets of competitors will cross the threshold into the Octagon in search of victory and a chance to move forward in their respective divisions on Saturday night. Headlined by a contentious middleweight fight between former […]