There were two fights that changed veteran MMA coach Duke Roufus’ perspective on stopping fights. Earlier in his career, Roufus, the longtime head coach and owner of Roufusport, admitted to giving his fighters too much leeway in deciding whether they were still competitive in a fight. That changed when two of his most famous students,
A battle between heavyweight Alexanders is coming to Las Vegas. Alexander Volkov is slated to face rising prospect Alexandr Romanov on at UFC Vegas 71, the UFC announced Thursday. The bout was first reported by Marcel Dorff. A former Bellator and M-1 heavyweight champion, Volkov (35-10) is currently the No. 8 ranked heavyweight in the
Conor McGregor on Wednesday said he has another offer to coach The Ultimate Fighter. McGregor, 34, didn’t give any specifics on the alleged role, which would bring him back to Las Vegas to coach another team of up-and-comers after starring opposite Urijah Faber on TUF 22 in 2015. The UFC has not announced coaches for
Matt Brown understands better than most how much fighters always want the chance to continue fighting. That said, the veteran UFC welterweight believes that coaches need to be willing to save a fighter from themselves, especially when there’s an instance where an athlete is absorbing an obscene amount of damage without offering up much proof
One-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith makes no excuses for coming in heavy as the backup for the UFC 283 title fight between Jamahal Hill and Glover Teixeira. “It wasn’t for a lack of effort,” said Smith on the Believe You Me podcast he shares with UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. “I
Conor McGregor is reportedly accused of attacking a woman on a yacht during a recent vacation in Ibiza, an allegation that the UFC star denies. On Monday, Spanish news site Ultima Hora reported that McGregor has been named in an incident in which he allegedly struck a woman multiple times and threatened to drown her
Former UFC middleweight and The Ultimate Fighter 23 veteran Eric Spicely called the pay for Power Slap League “f****** nuts.” On Monday, Spicely tweeted that he received a verbal offer to compete on the slap-fighting program and balked at the compensation, which he said was $2,000 to show and $2,000 to win. Longtime MMA analyst
Floyd Mayweather is putting together quite a résumé of exhibition bouts since his retirement from professional competition. Now he’s booked his next matchup. On Monday, Mayweather announced that he’ll be facing ex-Bellator fighter and reality TV star Aaron Chalmers on Feb. 25 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Chalmers also confirmed the fight via
Shock, disgust, and mockery has been the reaction to Dana White’s Power Slap League among many combat sports veterans and observers. While the majority of the fighters under the UFC banner have been silent, others have spoken out about the new TBS program, which features fighters slapping each other repeatedly until a knockout or a
The UFC 283 main event between Jamahal Hill and Glover Teixeira was a lock for “Fight of the Night.” Hill and Teixeira each captured an extra $50,000 for their bloody battle that went the distance. Despite Hill’s dominance over five rounds, which led to a unanimous decision and the capturing of the light heavyweight title,
Brandon Moreno is ready to put Deiveson Figueiredo behind him for good. For the past two years, the UFC flyweight title picture has been dominated by the ongoing rivalry between Moreno and Figueiredo. After they fought to a draw in their first encounter at UFC 256, the two split their next two bouts, leading the
MMA Fighting has UFC 283 results for the Teixeira vs. Hill fight card, live blogs of all the main card fights, and more from Saturday’s UFC event at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event, former UFC champion Glover Teixeira squares off against Jamahal Hill for the vacant light heavyweight title.
If it feels like we were just here, two men headlining a pay-per-view event to claim the vacant light heavyweight crown. Don’t worry, you’re not crazy – we were. But after Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev fought to a draw at UFC 282, leaving the 205-pound division without a champion, the powers that be scrambled
Neil Magny admits that with Khamzat Chimaev, he bit off more than he could chew. Over the past couple of years as Chimaev has risen up the welterweight ranks, Magny has been perhaps the most vocal 170-pounder calling for a fight with “Borz.” Despite his repeated efforts though, Magny has yet to get his opportunity.
Featherweight finishers collide when Edson Barboza and Billy Quarantillo meet at a UFC Fight Night event on April 15. MMA Fighting confirmed the booking Wednesday following an announcement on Quarantillo’s OnlyFans page. Barboza (22-11) has struggled to regain his footing as a contender in recent years, losing seven of his past 10 bouts, but remains
Kristina Williams fights for her first pro MMA title on Wednesday in the co-main event of Invicta FC 51, and she believes a victory could lead to her next bout being in the UFC. Williams takes on 15-fight vet Ketlen Souza for the vacant Invicta FC flyweight title in Denver, Colo. The event airs on