Fight Night Sao Paulo: Weigh-in Results

[ad_1] Fight Night: Brunson vs Machida, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida, airs live on FS1 on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10pm ET from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Four prelim bouts will air live on FS 2starting at 8pm/5pm ETPT. Two fights will kick off the night of action […]

The curious convention of a boxing weigh-in

[ad_1] CARDIFF — These pre-fight public weigh-ins are curious things. The folk in the front row of the Motorpoint Arena had queued for two hours to catch a glimpse of Anthony Joshua standing on a set of scales. With Joshua there was never going to be a flashpoint, or barbs being thrown in his opponent’s […]

Countdown to Sao Paulo: Part 5 – Top 5 Knockouts

[ad_1] The knockout is the ultimate achievement in a combat sport. One strike can end or change the course of a fight, and that will most certainly be forever on the record of the victor…and the vanquished. On our countdown to UFC Sao Paulo, we’ll revisit moments that highlighted previous events in the city in […]

Brunson balances training and family to regain momentum

[ad_1] Following a wild two-fight stretch that saw his five-fight winning streak disappear at the hands of Robert Whittaker and Anderson Silva, Derek Brunson had to travel halfway around the world to get his mojo back. And in New Zealand, he got it. “That was the perfect fight for me and that’s what I needed […]

Like or hate, Covington believes you'll want to watch his fights

[ad_1] From the first time he stepped into the Octagon, it was clear that Colby Covington could fight. Then again, everyone in the UFC can fight. So what was next for the former college wrestling standout? Probably not what you would expect, but as “Chaos” heads into his Fight Night Sao Paulo co-main event against […]

Machida looks for fresh start, personal growth in Octagon return

[ad_1] Lyoto Machida had every reason to walk away from the sport. A former UFC light heavyweight champion, the Brazilian superstar had accomplished a tremendous amount in his 12-year career, the last eight of which took place inside the Octagon. In addition to winning the light heavyweight title and challenging for middleweight gold, the man […]

NHL player throws GSP-inspired superman punch

[ad_1] Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa went viral Tuesday after landing a superman punch during a fight with Philadelphia Flyer Radko Gudas. On Thursday Bieksa admitted on Twitter that legendary UFC fighter, Georges St-Pierre, was a big inspiration for throwing the punch. St-Pierre returns to the Octagon next week when he takes on Michael Bisping […]

Kovalev hires Tursunpulatov as new trainer

[ad_1] Even before former unified light heavyweight world titleholder Sergey Kovalev lost for the second time in a row to Andre Ward in June, it was quite clear all was not well between the fighter and longtime trainer John David Jackson. Once Ward knocked Kovalev out in the eighth round, the writing was on the […]

Nurmagomedov-Barboza confirmed for UFC 219

[ad_1] Styles will clash in Las Vegas on Dec. 30, as top five lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza meet in a UFC 219 bout at T-Mobile Arena.Stay tuned to for more fight card announcements. Tickets go on sale Nov. 17.A powerhouse wrestler currently ranked second at 155 pounds, unbeaten Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov […]

Santos relishes chance to compete in front of home crowd

[ad_1] In the midst of the middleweight division’s resurgence, Thiago Santos stood out as a dangerous dark horse contender on the rise. A chiseled physical specimen with true one-shot power, the former paratrooper seemed to be finding his footing in the Octagon just as the 185-pound weight class was starting to rev up. Following an […]