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LAS VEGAS – Islam Makhachev wants to settle unfinished business. The rising UFC lightweight contender is hoping to fight his teammate and mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov’s long-time nemesis, Tony Ferguson.  Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) took aim at the former UFC interim lightweight champion following his latest win at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 26. Makhachev defeated
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is locked and loaded for UFC Vegas 31, which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., July 17, 2021) streaming LIVE on both ESPN and ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Main event duties fall to lightweight contenders Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises, who collide for a spot in the 155-pound
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3:56 PM ET A bout between Miles Johns and Anderson Dos Santos has been removed from UFC Fight Night on Saturday, just hours before the first bell, the UFC confirmed with ESPN. Per the UFC, the bout was pulled due to COVID-19 protocol issues stemming from Dos Santos’ camp. Johns first mentioned the cancellation on
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Charlie Campbell spoke with the media Friday night after his second-round TKO win over Nicholas Giulietti. While it wasn’t the focus of his post-fight interview, Campbell’s lasting impression was his callout of You Tube sensation-turned-professional boxer Jake Paul, which came after he screamed in the cage, “Jake Paul! Your girls are mine!” “His posse
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UFC lightweight phenom Islam Makhachev will take center stage opposite submission wizard Thiago Moises atop the UFC Vegas 31 MMA event on ESPN and ESPN+ this Sat. night (July 17, 2021) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out their fight video preview embedded above. LIVE! Stream UFC Vegas 31 On ESPN+ UFC continues its
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12:11 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Juliana Velasquez retained her rare status as an undefeated MMA champion on Friday night, using a sharp jab and strong footwork to fend off Denise Kielholtz and successfully defend her flyweight title by split decision in the main event of Bellator 262 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Velasquez
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Bellator 262: “Velasquez vs Kielholtz” is set to air TONIGHT (Fri., July 16, 2021) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., broadcasting via Showtime. Headlining the event will be a women’s Flyweight title fight between division champion Juliana Velasquez and kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz. In the Heavyweight co-main event, Matt Mitrione will face off against
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By MMA Junkie Staff | July 16, 2021 5:45 pm ET Follow @MMAjunkie Bellator 262 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT). The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on
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Khabib Nurmagomedov has suggested that Islam Makhachev would finish both Dustin Poirier and current 155-pound champion Charles Oliveira. Khabib’s bold prediction comes ahead of Makhachev’s first UFC main event this weekend. Having been bumped up from the co-main event following the cancelation of Max Holloway‘s scheduled bout with Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez, the Dagestani will now
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1:04 PM ET Conor McGregor said he went into last weekend’s MMA trilogy against Dustin Poirier with “multiple stress fractures” in his left leg — the same leg that broke in the final seconds of the opening round. McGregor (22-6) lost to Poirier at UFC 264 on Saturday in Las Vegas. The official result was
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