UFC on ESPN 18 breakdown: Who prevails in Curtis Blaydes-Derrick Lewis style clash?
by Dan Tom on November 27, 2020 at 1:00 am
MMA Junkie fight analyst Dan Tom breaks down a titanic heavyweight showdown between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis.
MMA community reacts to Thanksgiving on social media
by Blue Corner on November 27, 2020 at 12:00 am
It's Thanksgiving in the United States, and plenty of fighters and other figures in the MMA community shared experiences on social media.
Major organizations are shutting out UFC legend Anderson Silva
by Mike Bohn on November 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm
No one seems interested in doing business with former longtime UFC champion Anderson Silva.
Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg? PFL champion says she would 'jump at that opportunity'
by Farah Hannoun on November 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm
PFL champion Kayla Harrison says she'd "jump at the opportunity" to face Cris Cyborg.
Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado weigh-in results, start time, fight order, undercard
by Parviz Iskenderov on November 27, 2020 at 3:15 am
Daniel Jacobs (36-3, 30 KOs) and Gabriel Rosado (25-12, 14 KOs) square off in a super middleweight matchup, headlining boxing fight card live on DAZN from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida on Friday, November 27 (Saturday, November 28 in Australia). A day before the fight show the athlete The post Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado weigh-in results, start time, fight order, undercard appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Tyson vs Jones Jr time Australia, how to watch, main event, TV broadcast, live stream, card
by Newswire on November 27, 2020 at 2:29 am
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr face off in a sanctioned exhibition fight on Saturday, November 28 (Sunday, November 29 in Australia). The pair meets in the scheduled for eight rounds encounter, headlining the card live on pay-per-view from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Tyson (50-6, 2 NC, 44 KOs) is a former The post Tyson vs Jones Jr time Australia, how to watch, main event, TV broadcast, live stream, card appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Serge Michel wouldn’t fight Ricards Bolotniks if wasn’t sure he could stop him
by Newswire on November 26, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Serge Michel has revealed that he sees no possible way that Ricards Bolotniks could potentially beat him ahead of their Golden Contract light-heavyweight final showdown on Wednesday. Michel (11-1, 8 KOs) challenges Bolotniks (17-5-1, 7 KOs) for the WBO European light-heavyweight title at Production Park Studios in Wakefield next week, live on Sky Sports in The post Serge Michel wouldn’t fight Ricards Bolotniks if wasn’t sure he could stop him appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
UFC Vegas 15 start time US, Australia – how to watch Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis, card
by Newswire on November 26, 2020 at 2:08 pm
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, November 28 (Sunday, November 29 in Australia). The fight card comprises eleven bouts. In the main event ranked No.2 heavyweight Curtis Blaydes (14-2, 1 NC) squares off against the division’s ranked No.4 Derrick Lewis (24-7, 1 NC)). In The post UFC Vegas 15 start time US, Australia – how to watch Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis, card appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
UFC Vegas 17: Edwards vs. Chimaev fight card and bout order
by Mookie Alexander on November 27, 2020 at 1:00 am
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesLook at how stacked this UFC Vegas 17 card is. What a way to end 2020! The UFC’s final show of 2020 is more stacked than many of its pay-per-views. On December 19th in the main event of UFC Vegas 17, welterweight contender Leon Edwards looks to extend his winning streak to nine when he takes on fast rising contender Khamzat Chimaev, who’s actually the betting favorite for this one. The rest of the card (outside of the Greg Hardy vs. Marcin Tybura fight, which could be a rough watch) is outstanding. Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal is the co-main event, while Marlon Moraes battles Rob Font, Misha Cirkunov squares off with Ryan Spann, and Jose freaking Aldo kicks off this Fight Night against Marlon Vera. Oh, and the prelims? Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape is a big flyweight fight and it isn’t even the featured bout. That honor belongs to Khaos Williams and Michel Pereira, who are primed for lots of violence. Here’s the full lineup for December 19th. The whole card is on ESPN+: Main Card (7 PM ET, ESPN+) Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera Preliminary Card (4 PM ET, ESPN+) Khaos Williams vs. Michel Pereira Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo Sijara Eubanks vs. Pannie Kianzad Aiemann Zahabi vs. Drako Rodriguez Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus
UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier 2 could take place at UFC Apex
by Trent Reinsmith on November 26, 2020 at 11:30 pm
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesThree January UFC fight cards are on the docket for the upcoming NSAC meeting The main event for the upcoming UFC 257 pay-per-view fight card recently became official. A rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier headlines the card, which is scheduled for January 23. UFC 257, which is the first UFC’s first pay-per-view card of 2021, does not have an official location, but UFC president Dana White said he would like the card to take place in Abu Dhabi. “I’m looking to make it International Fight Week,” White told Barstool Sports. “The new Etihad Arena will be open, and that thing was designed with us in mind. Concerts, pool parties, all kinds of cool stuff. And, yes, I hope to bring fans back. … That’s what I’m shooting for.” McGregor and Poirier first faced off in 2014. The lightweight bout took place on the UFC 178 pay-per-view main card at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor won that fight by TKO at the 1:46 mark of Round 1. The stoppage earned McGregor a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus. The fight was McGregor’s fourth with the UFC. He earned a reported $150,000 ($75,000/$75,000) for his victory. Poirier, who had fought in 10 previous UFC bouts, earned a reported salary of $34,000. While White would like UFC 257 to take place with a crowd in Abu Dhabi. There is a chance the ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card could take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. According to the minutes of the upcoming meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the UFC is requesting a permit to promote events on January 16, 23 and 30 at the Apex. The current “pause” in Nevada could affect approval of the three events. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak recently announced that “pause” as COVID-19 cases in the state hit a daily all-time high. “Just recently, we experienced a record number of daily cases — 2,416 in just one day. Our previous record was 1,619 in July. Today, we once again had over 2,000 cases reported,” said Sisolak during a Zoom press conference on November 22. If the number of COVID-19 cases in the state does not level off, Sisolak could implement more stringent restrictions for residents and visitors to the state. New COVID-19 cases have exceeded 2,416 over the past few days. On Tuesday, fresh cases hit 3,159. That number dropped to 2,542 on Wednesday. Statewide there are now 144,781 cases of COVID-19 in Nevada with 111,485 of those cases in Clark County. *Bloody Elbow reached out to the UFC to see if the promotion had any backup plans for future scheduled UFC fight cards, but had not heard back from the promotion before publication.
UFC fighter rankings: Figueiredo way up on the P4P list
by Tim Burke on November 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm
Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLCUsually there are a lot of rankings changes coming out of a PPV. This wasn’t a regular PPV I guess. UFC 255 was entertaining at times. It had two title fights, and should have probably been a draw. But it wasn’t. It did terrible traffic for this very website, and outside of the title fights and Cynthia Calvillo vs. Katlyn Chookagian, it severely lacked the relevance necessary to charge big money for a card. That is reflected in the rankings, which saw much less movement than usual coming off a PPV. Here’s a look at the few changes. Men’s P4P - Figueiredo climbed three spots to 11. Conor McGregor (lol), Robert Whittaker, and Tony Ferguson all fell a spot each to 12 through 14. Heavyweight - Ciryl Gane dropped from a tie for 13 to take over 14 on his own. Light Heavyweight - Volkan Oezdemir moves up into a tie for six with Anthony Smith. Paul Craig is up one to 14. OSP re-enters at 14. Shogun is out. Middleweight - No changes. Welterweight - No changes. Lightweight - No changes. Featherweight - No changes. Bantamweight - No changes. Flyweight - Joseph Benavidez drops from a tie for number one contender with Brandon Moreno, to take over two on his own after Moreno’s win over Brandon Royval. Women’s P4P - Valentina Shevchenko is back up to the two spot after her big (albeit weird) win over Jennifer Maia. Strawweight champ Weili Zhang drops to three. Chookagian is up two spots to ten. Calvillo drops two spots to 12. Women’s Bantamweight - No changes. Women’s Flyweight - Lauren Murphy is up two spots to three, trading with Jennifer Maia who is down to five. That’s puzzling, Maia put up a pretty good fight against the champ. Maycee Barber cracks the top 10, dropping Andrea Lee to 11. Antonina Shevchenko’s impressive UFC 255 win moves her up one spot to 14, dropping Montana De La Rosa to 15. Women’s Strawweight - No changes.
Ben Askren accepts challenge from ‘bum’ Jake Paul
by Tim Bissell on November 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesFormer UFC fighter Ben Askren revealed his interest in fighting YouTube celebrity Jake Paul. This weekend hobby-boxer Jake Paul will be fighting former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. (which you can stream here). Paul got famous from YouTube on the heels of his brother Logan Paul (who has also dabbled in celebrity pugilism). Recently Paul, who is 1-0 as a pro boxer, spoke to The Mayweather Channel and claimed that he wanted to take on a couple of UFC fighters. “I want to take UFC fighters like Ben Askren, like (Jorge) Masvidal, whoever it is and bring them over to boxing,” said Paul (ht MMA Fighting). “I want to fight Conor McGregor eventually. Whoever wants to get in the boxing ring with me, I want to be able to do it and beat them.” Ben Askren recently spoke to MMA Fighting about this callout from Paul. “Jake Paul wants to box me,” said Askren. “I don’t know, I’m not a boxer but I could beat up a bum YouTube celebrity.” “It would be something to do because you could say I did it,” Askren continued. “I don’t gotta go box f**king Roy Jones and get my ass whooped or nothing. But I could box some YouTube bum and get paid for it? What a tremendous livelihood.” Though not known for his striking, Askren is a former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion. Before transitioning to MMA, Askren was a highly decorated NCAA wrestler and member of USA Wrestling. He’s also an accomplished disc golf player. In 2019 Askren brought his 18-0 (1 NC) MMA record over to the UFC, in what was described as a trade involving former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson going to ONE. His first UFC bout was against former UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler. Askren won that bout, which included some controversy, via technical submission. After this Askren was matched up with Jorge Masvidal. Askren lost after being KO’d by a flying knee at the five second mark. That ending would become one of the highlights of the year (in all sports) for 2019. Three months after that loss Askren was choked out by Demian Maia. He announced his retirement from the sport shortly after.
UFC Fantasy: Significant Stats – UFC Vegas 15: Blaydes vs Lewis
by By Zac Pacleb, on Twitter @ZacPacleb on November 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm
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Edgar, Usman Visit Colombian Youth Boxing Club
by By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter: @TGerbasi (Images Courtesy of Renee Edgar, Instagram @ReneeEdgar) on November 25, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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Devin Clark And Family "All In" On Smith Fight
by By Steve Latrell, on Twitter @TheUFSteve on November 24, 2020 at 11:14 pm
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Jazwares UFC Action Figures Available Now!
by By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter: @TGerbasi on November 24, 2020 at 10:36 pm
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