James Kruase picked up his fourth straight win after finishing Sergio Moraes in the third round. Despite getting taken down early in the first round, Krause got to his feet late in the frame, scoring with some leg kicks and right hands. Krause felt Moraes starting to fade, and so he pressed the action in
That level was where Blachowicz was expected to be as soon as he made his UFC debut in 2014. With a 17-3 record and wins over UFC vets Sokoudjou, Mario Miranda and Houston Alexander, Blachowicz made an immediate impression with his sub-2:00 finish of Latifi, and it was assumed that the train would keep rolling
Debuting in Sao Paulo against a Brazilian is a tough task, but it’s a task that Cortez is thrilled to take on. Melo recently made her debut at UFC Mexico City against bantamweight contender Irene Aldana. Despite dropping the contest against Aldana, Melo showed that she is more than happy to scrap with the best.
“A lot of the high-level grappling matches with straight jiu-jitsu guys, you see a lot of 50/50s and a lot of stalling in positions,” O’Malley said. “All these guys are fighters or former fighters; these guys aren’t into that. The list of people I saw in this looked like a ton of killers.” With black
He’s also able to eat again. Not like a fat kid, but better than he has in the lead-up to a fight. “The weight cut stressed me because I have to lose too many pounds and I cut that stress out from my life right now and I feel great to fight at light heavyweight,”
Fronted by Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields, the Skrap Pack was the collective face of Strikeforce for unrelenting striking, legendary brawls, unshakable toughness, short fuses and a dissatisfaction with taking a fight to decision. “I think there’s an attitude that we have or a culture or a mindset,” Gilbert Melendez said.
“For me, I like to simplify things,” Brown said. “I kind of just focus on getting better. The surprises come with anything that can happen in there. That’s what’s maybe my biggest surprise, thinking that you’re one place, but then the fight happens. Like my coach always says, ‘It’s not what you expect it to
“I felt like when I had those two losses, like, ‘Oh, my career is over,’” Gordon said. “But I got a new contract, and then I won in June, and now I’m fighting Charles Oliveira, who is ranked No. 13 in the world, so I’m doing what I have to do to get to where
The legendary Chuck Zito joins Jim & Matt in-studio! They kick the show off discussing the atmosphere at Madison Square Garden during UFC 244 and Matt shows Jim some BJJ chokes. Then, Jan Blachowicz calls in to the show to discuss his bout this Saturday against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, his satisfying KO win over Luke
“One of my biggest passions in this world is showing people how to accomplish exactly that,” he said. “Professional athletes, whether you’re in the NBA, MLB, NFL or the UFC, whatever that looks like, there’s a very, very small window.” He pauses, then chuckles, saying “I’m not saying I have it figured out.” He may.
The last time QUINTET was in America, QUINTET 3 brought the fans Sakuraba’s favorite round to date when the voice of Eddie Bravo echoed throughout the arena as he shouted directions to Team 10th Planet’s freaks as they went head to head with Craig Jones, Daniel Strauss and the rest of the standouts from Team
First, fresh off a big win at UFC 244, Edmen Shahbazyan joins to talk about his goal of being the youngest UFC champ in history and his manager — Ronda Rousey. Then, Jim calls in from Los Angeles to talk about Zabit vs Kattar, Matt’s relationship, and realizes he’s watching a show that Phoenix is
LAS VEGAS and TOKYO – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, and QUINTET, the innovative five-on-five grappling promotion, today announced details for QUINTET Ultra, an unprecedented event featuring the most iconic brands in MMA history competing against each other in a submission-grappling tournament for the first time ever. QUINTET Ultra will stream
THE LEGEND ON UFC I After two decades of covering combat sports, there are few interviews that can make you nervous. Talking to Royce Gracie was one of them. Luckily, when I spoke to him for the first time before he announced his return to the UFC to face Matt Hughes in 2006, he couldn’t
“I’m 6-0 in the UFC. I want the winner of Hollway versus Volkanovski,” Magomedsharipov said. “I promise if I get that fight, I’ll be ready for five rounds and I will be better next time.” Despite his success in the UFC, Magomedsharipov has yet to go into the championship rounds in any of his six
Each of the year’s previous two stops in the South American hotbed produced new names to track that have gone on to become bona fide contenders in their respective divisions. In February, Jairzinho Rozenstruick arrived on the heavyweight scene with a second-round stoppage win over Junior Albini. Since then, “Bigi Boy” has put Suriname on
Featherweight contenders Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar delivered as expected in their UFC Moscow main event at CSKA Arena, but it was Magomedsharipov who left with the victory, holding off a late charge from Kattar to win a three-round unanimous decision. Scores were 29-28 across the board for the No. 5-ranked Magomedsharipov, who improves to
Jim & Matt kick off today’s show with discussions about the main event this Saturday between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar, plus Israel Adesanya’s comments towards Jon Jones. They also learn that their originally scheduled guest, Greg Hardy, won’t be calling in because he left his phone in a cab in Moscow. Then, Corey Anderson