MMA

0 Comments
10:49 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer TIJUANA, Mexico — Brandon Moreno, the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history, received a welcome befitting of a champion at his hometown gym Monday following his UFC flyweight title win over the weekend. Two days removed from defeating Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona, Moreno
0 Comments
12:31 AM ET GLENDALE, Arizona — Brandon Moreno wasn’t even supposed to be competitive with Deiveson Figueiredo the first time they fought in December. And after showing he could be competitive in a majority draw, he still wasn’t supposed to win their rematch on Saturday. No one will count out Brandon Moreno anymore. Moreno (19-5-2)
0 Comments
2:13 AM ET Poor Leon Edwards. You see, the record books will forever state Edwards beat Nathan Diaz on Saturday night via unanimous decision. The highlight reels will reveal he dominated Diaz for the majority of their 25-minute fight. Edwards cut up Diaz. He made him bleed. He roughed him up. That’s all very accurate,
0 Comments
1:19 AM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Israel Adesanya rotated his right hand and cupped it near his ear, a gesture pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan used to use to elicit cheers from the crowd. Marvin Vettori was desperately trying to take Adesanya down against the cage at the end of the fourth round. Adesanya’s taunt
0 Comments
5:21 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — UFC 263 headliner Israel Adesanya defends his middleweight title against Marvin Vettori in the main event of Saturday’s stacked card. Adesanya defeated Vettori by split decision in 2018, a close fight that was one of Adesanya’s most difficult en route to the title. Vettori firmly believes he won that
0 Comments
1:21 PM ET PHOENIX — The trash talk will stop Saturday night. The UFC middleweight title clash between Israel Adesanya and challenger Marvin Vettori is now official. Adesanya (183.5 pounds) and Vettori (184.5) both successfully made weight Friday morning for Saturday’s main event of UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona. The middleweight title fight limit is
0 Comments
12:19 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Yaroslav Amosov found a successful formula early on and went back to it again and again on Friday night, grinding out a dominant decision victory to dethrone Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima in the main event of Bellator 260 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. All three judges scored
0 Comments
7:23 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim The main event will transform one of the most decorated champions in sports into a fresh-faced neophyte. Claressa Shields, the undefeated two-division boxing champion, will make her mixed martial arts debut in the PFL main event on Thursday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. But Shields’ lightweight bout against Brittney Elkin
0 Comments
8:23 AM ET Saturday’s UFC 263 main event in Glendale, Arizona will feature middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, defending his belt against Marvin Vettori. It is a rematch of a non-title bout that took place in April 2018, coincidentally, in Glendale. Adesanya (20-1) defeated Vettori (17-3-1) via split decision in a three-round fight in which Adesanya
0 Comments
5:45 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Anthony Pettis was scheduled to fight for his PFL season on Thursday night. Now the former UFC lightweight champion’s last-ditch effort to make the playoffs will have to wait two weeks. Pettis is among four fighters whose bouts have been rescheduled for June 25, the PFL announced Wednesday. The promotion