On the Rise: UFC 216 Edition

[ad_1] Twin championship fights headline this weekend’s UFC Pay-Per-View event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Demetrious Johnson looking to make history and break Anderson Silva’s record for consecutive successful title defenses opposite Ray Borg in the penultimate bout of the evening, and Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee vying for the interim lightweight strap […]

Wilder on facing Stiverne: 'He's going to get it'

[ad_1] Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder plans to take out his anger and frustration on mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne. “Stiverne asked for it, so he’s going to get it,” Wilder said Thursday. “Whatever happens, happens. Ask and you shall receive. I’m relieved to be getting my mandatory out of the way. At least now I won’t […]

Faria vs. Borella added to UFC 216 card

[ad_1] Following the removal of the Paige VanZant-Jessica Eye bout from this weekend’s UFC 216 card, a pair of flyweight newcomers will make the walk to the Octagon, as Brazil’s Kalindra Faria battles Italy’s Mara Romero Borella. UFC 216, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, features two world championship bouts, […]

The Ultimate Fighter 26 – Ep. 6 Recap

[ad_1]   It turns out Barb Honchak is as good as advertised. The first ever Invicta FC women’s flyweight champion was touted as one of the top picks to make waves during The Ultimate Fighter this season, but often it’s not easy to live up to those kinds of high expectations. As it turns out, […]

Get to know TUF Cast: Gillian Robertson

[ad_1] In most cases, the phrase “youth is wasted on the young” is accurate, but not when it comes to The Ultimate Fighter 26 flyweight Gillian Robertson, who is taking in everything she can as the youngest competitor on the show. “The coaches that we got to work with and the girls that I got […]

Get to know TUF Cast: Barb Honchak

[ad_1] The fight game can be cruel, just like life can take someone in directions they never saw coming. When life and the cruelty of the fight game intersect, you have the story of the last three years of Barb Honchak’s life. Widely considered to be the best flyweight in women’s MMA and one of […]

Eubank Jr.'s press conference turns ugly

[ad_1] 9:21 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Chris Eubank Jr. and Avni Yildirim have likened Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight quarterfinal to war as a press conference in Stuttgart […]

UFC Unfiltered Episode: Mickey Gall and Derrick Lewis

[ad_1] Rising UFC Welterweight Mickey Gall joins Jim and Matt in-studio for the whole show to discuss his UFC 217 fight against Randy Brown at home at Madison Square Garden, Kevin Lee, Mike Perry, USADA testing, bar fights, working with a new dietician, and much more. Later, “The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis joins the show […]

Condit returns at UFC 219 to face Magny

[ad_1] T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will be the site of the long-awaited comeback of former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, as “The Natural Born Killer” returns to face Neil Magny in a UFC 219 bout on Dec. 30. Out of action since a bout against Demian Maia in August 2016, Albuquerque’s Condit, 33, is […]

How Jon Eig crafted the comprehensive account of Muhammad Ali

[ad_1] The title of Jon Eig’s new book could not be more straightforward: “Ali: A Life.” But we can’t be deaf to the size of the claim that Eig is making any more than we can be blind to the size — the 600-page heft — of the book itself. Until yesterday’s publication of “Ali: […]