Petr Yan calls for rematch with Aljamain Sterling under the PRIDE FC ruleset


Expected to re-run a bantamweight championship matchup with rival, Aljamain Sterling this summer, Petr Yan has questioned whether the UFC would promote the matchup, with the now-defunct Pride Fighting Championship ruleset employed. Opening the first of a three title fight card at UFC 259 in February, Yan attempted to make the first successful defence of […]

Petr Yan claims Aljamain Sterling ‘exaggerated’ the effect of illegal knee at UFC 259


Former UFC bantamweight champion, Petr Yan has accused recently minted titleholder, Aljamain Sterling of playing up the extent of the illegal knee at landed at UFC 259 last Saturday, which resulted in his disqualification and removal as undisputed 135-pound pacesetter. Yan, who was attempting his first defence of the bantamweight championship following his crowning at […]

Megan Anderson no longer under contract with the UFC amid loss to Amanda Nunes


UFC 259 title challenger, Megan Anderson is no longer under contract with the promotion — fighting out the last fight of her deal in Saturday’s featherweight title challenge loss to two-weight world champion, Amanda Nunes. Expected to test free-agency, Anderson had claimed during a stream on her official Twitch channel on Tuesday that she had […]

Julianna Pena calls for Mother’s Day title fight with Amanda Nunes


Continuing her campaign for her first title challenge under the UFC’s banner, the #6 ranked, Julianna Pena has suggested a Mother’s Day bantamweight title fight against UFC 259 feature, two-weight world champion, Amanda Nunes. Pena, the victor of The Ultimate Fighter 18 returned to winning ways in January on ‘Fight Island’ at UFC 257, securing an impressive […]

Islam Makhachev calls for ‘dream’ fight with Tony Ferguson, wants to ‘help’ him retire


Following his dominant, one-sided victory over the surging puncher, Drew Dober at UFC 259 on Saturday night, Russian grappling phenom, Islam Makhachev has his sights fixed on former interim titleholder, Tony Ferguson for his next Octagon walk. Steamrolling Elevation Fight Team mainstay, Dober with relative ease, American Kickboxing Academy product, Makhachev scored numerous takedowns to […]

Aljamain Sterling keen to prove Petr Yan is just a ‘paper champion’


Ahead of his UFC 259 championship challenge this weekend, Aljamain Sterling is eager to prove that incumbent bantamweight best, developing rival, Petr Yan is just a paper champion. Sterling, who makes his well-overdue championship fight debut this weekend against the Dudinka native, has continuously questioned the level of competition Yan faced on his way to […]

Cory Sandhagen: Petr Yan was served the belt on a silver platter


Streaking UFC bantamweight contender, Cory Sandhagen certainly isn’t impressed with the way in which current undisputed titleholder, Petr Yan earned his moniker as the division’s pacesetter — claiming the champion was almost handed his title owner status on a silver platter. Sitting at #2 in the official bantamweight rankings, Sandhagen rebounded from a rear-naked choke […]

Thiago Santos still chasing UFC championship, plans to fight into his 40s


Ahead of his pivotal light heavyweight matchup against the emerging, Aleksandar Rakic at UFC 259 on March 6th. — one-time championship challenger, Thiago Santos still has sights firmly planted on eventual titleholder status in the promotion — even if that means he fights into his forties. Hoping to snap a current skid that has seen […]

Petr Yan claims he’ll put Aljamain Sterling ‘to sleep’ ahead of UFC 259 clash


Finally expected to lock horns in a much-anticipated bantamweight title matchup, incumbent division kingpin, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan is scheduled to make his first attempted defence of his throne in March at UFC 259 — as he draws rival and longtime number-one contender, Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling as part of a triple-header of title fights. […]

Report: Jan Blachowicz, Israel Adesanya headline UFC 259 on March 6th.


A light heavyweight championship matchup of current titleholder, Jan Blachowicz, and reigning middleweight best, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya is set to take main event honours at UFC 259 on March 6th. — with a location or venue for the showcase yet be determined by the North American-based organization. Fresh from a second-round bludgeoning of […]