• BKFC unable to come to terms with Dat Nguyen, new 135-pound champion to be crowned in July

    BKFC unable to come to terms with Dat Nguyen, new 135-pound champion to be crowned in July
    BKFC, Phil Lambert There will be a new BKFC 135-pound champion crowned in July after the promotion was unable to come to terms with Dat Nguyen on a new contract.
    BKFC president Dave Feldman confirmed the news when speaking to MMA Fighting on Thursday.
    “We’ve been going back and forth trying to negotiate a new contract for Dat Nguyen and we can’t come to anything that works for either party,” Feldman said. “We just couldn’t come to terms.
    “I’m not g
  • UFC 263 bonuses: Paul Craig, Brandon Moreno get Performance nods, Terrance McKinney gets unofficial one

    UFC 263 bonuses: Paul Craig, Brandon Moreno get Performance nods, Terrance McKinney gets unofficial one
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC A brutal submission and heart-warming champion upset were not surprises when the UFC 263 performances bonuses were handed out. A seven-second knockout, the fourth-fastest in company history and first among lightweights, was quite the surprise.A total of four $50,000 bonuses were awarded by the UFC following Saturday’s pay-per-view event at Gila River Area: Paul Craig, Brandon Moreno, Drew Dober and Brad Riddell.Craig earned his bonus for a brutal first-round
  • UFC 263 in Tweets: Fighters react to Israel Adesanya’s win, Brandon Moreno’s upset

    UFC 263 in Tweets: Fighters react to Israel Adesanya’s win, Brandon Moreno’s upset
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC The simmering rivalry between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori didn’t boil over in the octagon at UFC 263. But Adesanya left no doubt he was the superior fighter with unanimous 50-45 scores at Gila River Arena on Saturday night.The most explosive display of emotion at Saturday’s event came from Brandon Moreno, who was overcome after upsetting flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-headliner of the night. Moreno became
  • Israel Adesanya dominates Marvin Vettori for five rounds to win lopsided decision in UFC 263 main event

    Israel Adesanya dominates Marvin Vettori for five rounds to win lopsided decision in UFC 263 main event
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Israel Adesanya is still the king of the middleweight division after another masterful performance in the UFC 263 main event.
    While he didn’t get to deliver a flashy finish this time around, “The Last Stylebender” was still just as dominant as he battered Marvin Vettori on the feet over five rounds, dismantling the Italian challenger with kicks to the legs and showcasing the striking arsenal that has decorated his entire career inside the octagon
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  • UFC 263 post-fight press conference video

    UFC 263 post-fight press conference video
    Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC 263 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.
    UFC officials will announce the winners of the “Fight of the Night” and the “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and winning fighters will meet the media after their fights.
    The UFC 263 post-fight press conference takes place about 30 minutes after the main event ends, me
  • Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 full fight video highlights

    Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 full fight video highlights
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Watch Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 full fight video highlights from the UFC 263 main event above, courtesy of the UFC and other outlets.
    Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 took place June 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (21-1) and Marvin Vettori (17-5-1) battled for UFC gold in a rematch. The fight aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Catch more video highlights below.
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  • UFC 263 results: Brandon Moreno claims flyweight title with third-round submission to finish Deiveson Figueiredo

    UFC 263 results: Brandon Moreno claims flyweight title with third-round submission to finish Deiveson Figueiredo
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Less than three years ago, Brandon Moreno was released from the UFC and now he’s the new flyweight champion.
    On Saturday night at UFC 263, the 27-year-old Mexican born fighter realized a dream come true after submitting Deiveson Figueiredo with a rear-naked choke to claim the 125-pound championship in front of a raucous crowd in Glendale, Ariz.
    The official stoppage came at 2:26 in the third round as Moreno becomes the fourth flyweight champion in UFC histor
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 2 full fight video highlights

    Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 2 full fight video highlights
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Watch Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 2 full fight video highlights from the UFC 263 co-main event above, courtesy of the UFC and other outlets.
    Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 took place June 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-2-1) and Brandon Moreno (19-5-2) battled for UFC gold in a rematch. The fight aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Catch more video highlights below.
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  • UFC 263 live blog: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2

    UFC 263 live blog: Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2
    Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori will clash again in the UFC 263 main event Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 263 live blog for Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2, the middleweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
    The middleweight title fight is a rematch from Adesanya and Vettori’s first meeting, which took place in 2019 at UFC on FOX 29. After three rounds, Adesanya was declared the winner by split decision. He
  • UFC 263 results: Leon Edwards turns Nate Diaz into a bloody mess, survives late comeback attempt to win decision

    UFC 263 results: Leon Edwards turns Nate Diaz into a bloody mess, survives late comeback attempt to win decision
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Leon Edwards wanted to secure a title shot with his win over Nate Diaz at UFC 263 but he nearly had four rounds of hard work taken away from him in the final two minutes of the fight.
    After largely dominating on the feet and on the ground, Edwards appeared to be cruising towards a lopsided win but Diaz refused to go away. That’s when Diaz blasted Edwards with a huge left hand that had the Arizona crowd on its feet looking for the miraculous comeback.Despite
  • Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz full fight video highlights

    Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz full fight video highlights
    Watch Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz full fight video highlights from the UFC 263 main card above, courtesy of the UFC and other outlets.
    Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 took place June 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Leon Edwards (19-3, 1 no-contest) and Nate Diaz (20-13) battled in a five-round welterweight contest. The fight aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Catch more video highlights below.
    After congratulating @Leon_edwardsmma on his #UFC263 win, @NateDiaz209 invited everybody to the aft
  • Manager: Jamahal Hill’s arm dislocated, not broken, in UFC 263 loss to Paul Craig

    Manager: Jamahal Hill’s arm dislocated, not broken, in UFC 263 loss to Paul Craig
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Jamahal Hill’s manager has provided an update following the gruesome ending to the main card opener at UFC 263.In a light heavyweight grudge match, Hill took on Paul Craig and was locked in a nasty armbar inside the first two minutes. Hill’s arm looked to have broken, something referee Al Guinee didn’t notice despite both fighters bringing it to his attention. Mercifully, Guinee finally stopped it at the 1:59 mark.
    While it looked like Hill was v
  • UFC 263 live blog: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 2

    UFC 263 live blog: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 2
    Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will clash again in the UFC 263 co-main event Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 263 live blog for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 2, the flyweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
    The flyweight title fight is a rematch just six months in the making after Figueiredo faced Moreno on record-breaking short-notice for a UFC champion, taking on his first title defense after captur
  • UFC 263 results: Belal Muhammad shuts down Demian Maia to win unanimous decision

    UFC 263 results: Belal Muhammad shuts down Demian Maia to win unanimous decision
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Belal Muhammad picked up the biggest win of his career at UFC 263 while absolutely shutting down Demian Maia over three rounds.
    Time and time again, Muhammad avoided takedown attempts from Maia while showing incredible balance throughout the fight and then fired back with a technical boxing attack on the feet to win nearly every exchange.When the fight was over, the judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 with Muhammad winning the unanimous decision while s
  • UFC 263 live blog: Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

    UFC 263 live blog: Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
    Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz will clash on the UFC 263 main card Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 263 live blog for Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz, a welterweight main card bout for Saturday’s fight card at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
    Edwards returns three months after his long-awaited return ended in controversy. The British welterweight’s bout against Belal Muhammad, a short-notice replacement for Khamzat Chimaev, was called off in the second round afte
  • UFC 263 Tweets: Fighters react to Paul Craig breaking Jamahal Hill’s arm

    UFC 263 Tweets: Fighters react to Paul Craig breaking Jamahal Hill’s arm
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Another UFC event, another mangled limb. UFC 263 kicked off with a brutal submission as Paul Craig torqued Jamahal Hill’s arm until it flopped in the wind as he wound up elbows and punches as his opponent sat in triangle choke position.Craig and Hill entered the octagon looking to settle a score after Hill accused the Scotsman of unleashing his followers on him before the fight. The two nearly came to blows in the fighter hotel on fight week.Statement win by
  • UFC 263 results: Paul Craig breaks Jamahal Hill’s arm to wrap up first-round finish

    UFC 263 results: Paul Craig breaks Jamahal Hill’s arm to wrap up first-round finish
    Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Paul Craig promised to show off his jiu-jitsu at UFC 263 and he delivered with one of the nastiest submissions in recent history.
    After pulling guard following the opening exchange in the fight, Craig immediately began attacking Jamahal Hill’s arm as he looked for the finish. Craig eventually locked on the armbar and as he extended the elbow, Hill’s arm snapped but the referee didn’t see it so the fight continued.
    Eventually with Hill’s arm
  • UFC 263 live blog: Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad

    UFC 263 live blog: Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
    Demian Maia and Belal Muhammad will clash at UFC 263 on Saturday night. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 263 live blog for Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad, a welterweight main card bout for Saturday’s fight card at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
    Maia, 43, aims to tie a record on Saturday by picking up his 23 win in the octagon. The world-class grappler has flirted with retirement several times over the past year, and a first-round knockout loss against Gilbert Burns in
  • UFC 263 live blog: Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill

    UFC 263 live blog: Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
    Paul Craig and Jamahal Hill will open the UFC 263 pay-per-view card Saturday. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 263 live blog for Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill, a heavyweight main card bout for Saturday’s fight card at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
    The light heavyweight bout has taken on the feel of a grudge match after Hill and Craig got into it during fight week activities and had to be separated by UFC staff. According to Hill, that’s because Craig goaded followe
  • Video: Faze Jarvis nearly knocks Michael Le out of the ring with brutal knockout at Battle of the Platforms

    Video: Faze Jarvis nearly knocks Michael Le out of the ring with brutal knockout at Battle of the Platforms
    The Battle of the Platforms included a ferocious knockout from the right hand of YouTube’s Faze Jarvis as he took on TikTok’s Michael Le on Saturday night. Check out the slo-mo replay of the finishing shot from Jarvis which nearly knocked his opponent through the ropes and out of the ring altogether.Faze almost knocked Le out of the ring!!!! Team Youtube up 3-0 now!!#youtubersvstiktokers pic.twitter.com/6wfmfBiABj— Willie Phistergash (@Phistergash) June 13, 2021The trend of so
  • UFC 263 video: Terrance McKinney knocks out Matt Frevola, hurts knee celebrating

    UFC 263 video: Terrance McKinney knocks out Matt Frevola, hurts knee celebrating
    Terrance McKinney needed just two punches and seven seconds to pick up a win at UFC 263. Then his post-fight celebration went terribly wrong.
    A quick jab and cross from McKinney sent Matt Frevola to the canvas, and follow up hammerfists forced referee intervention at the 0:07 mark of the opening frame, which marked the fastest finish in UFC lightweight history and the fourth-fastest overall.It was a heady triumph for the UFC newcomer, who fought just eight days prior in the LFA before accepting
  • Video: Referee tosses towel out of the ring after Lewis Ritson’s father desperately tries to stop the contest

    Video: Referee tosses towel out of the ring after Lewis Ritson’s father desperately tries to stop the contest
    Jeremias Ponce earned a 10th-round TKO against Lewis Ritson on Saturday but only after referee Steve Grey allowed the fight continue past the corners trying to stop the fight.
    With Ponce on the attack with a blistering combination that saw him landing several stinging shots to the head and body, Ritson’s corner threw in the towel attempting to rescue their fighter from further damage.
    Grey ignored the towel being thrown into the ring as he ordered the action to continue.
    Ponce continued t
  • Rafael Cordeiro sees other middleweights ‘as tough or even tougher’ than Israel Adesanya ‘because they haven’t showed any weaknesses’

    Rafael Cordeiro sees other middleweights ‘as tough or even tougher’ than Israel Adesanya ‘because they haven’t showed any weaknesses’
    Marvin Vettori lost a close split decision to future middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Three years after sharing the octagon with Israel Adesanya, “The Italian Dream” Marvin Vettori wants to achieve his ultimate goal and become Italy’s first UFC champion. Kings MMA leader Rafael Cordeiro, who was in Vettori’s corner that night and returns to Glendale for the rematch at Saturday night’s UFC 263, is confident that they will deth
  • Israel Adesanya vs. Martin Vettori full fight video

    Israel Adesanya vs. Martin Vettori full fight video
    Israel Adesanya and Mavin Vettori will clash again in the main event of UFC 263. | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori full fight video features the first encounter between two of the top middleweights in the world - Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.
    At UFC on FOX 29 on April 18, 2019, Israel Adesanya defeated Martin Vettori via split decision at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
    The judges scored the fight 29-28 x2, 28-29 in Adesanya’s favor.
    Si
  • ‘Chubby’ Carlos Felipe explains why he would love to beat up Greg Hardy: ‘He sucks’

    ‘Chubby’ Carlos Felipe explains why he would love to beat up Greg Hardy: ‘He sucks’
    Carlos Felipe looks for his third straight victory in the UFC when he faces Jake Collier in Glendale. | MMA Fighting Carlos Felipe and Greg Hardy weighed approximately the same for their most recent UFC bouts, reaching the limit of the heavyweight division, but their physiques couldn’t look more different. That’s one of the reasons why “Boi” would love that matchup.
    Felipe re-enters the octagon this Saturday to face Jake Collier at UFC 263 in Glendale, AZ, while Hardy bat
  • UFC fighter Marcelo Rojo apologizes for racist posts; Dana White, Brandon Moreno disapprove

    UFC fighter Marcelo Rojo apologizes for racist posts; Dana White, Brandon Moreno disapprove
    Marcelo Rojo (left) is scheduled to make his second appearance in the octagon in August. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Brandon Moreno’s cornerman and UFC fighter Marcelo Rojo sparked controversy two days before his friend’s title rematch with flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 in Glendale, AZ, with a few posts on social media.
    Rojo posted a series of pictures on his Instagram page with a filter that gave Figueiredo a monkey face. Calling Brazilians “monkeys”
  • Hakeem Dawodu admits Movsar Evloev not most exciting opponent, but ‘it’s nothing that I can’t handle’

    Hakeem Dawodu admits Movsar Evloev not most exciting opponent, but ‘it’s nothing that I can’t handle’
    Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Following five consecutive wins, Hakeem Dawodu was rewarded with a matchup against Shane Burgos in a fight that almost assuredly would have delivered post-fight bonuses to one or both of them.
    Sadly, Dawodu was forced to drop out of the fight after he suffered a shoulder injury that required him to take several months off as he went through rehabilitation. In his absence, the UFC moved on from the fight and booked Burgos against Edson Barboza, while Dawodu was offered a
  • From 242-pound teenager to UFC talent: How jiu-jitsu changed Luigi Vendramini’s life

    From 242-pound teenager to UFC talent: How jiu-jitsu changed Luigi Vendramini’s life
    Luigi Vendramini finished Jessin Ayari to score his first UFC victory in 2020. | Zuffa LLC Luigi Vendramini was an overweight kid from Brazil who, truth be told, lacked self-awareness regarding his soccer skills. In fact, sucking so bad at playing ball led to a better life as martial artist in the “Champions League of MMA.”
    Vendramini scored the biggest win of his MMA career in October 2020, stopping Jessin Ayari in devastating fashion at UFC Fight Island 4 in Abu Dhabi. Back to the
  • Hot Tweets: UFC 263, Israel Adesanya, Nate Diaz, and what comes next

    Hot Tweets: UFC 263, Israel Adesanya, Nate Diaz, and what comes next
    UFC, YouTube Well, it’s here. UFC 263 is finally upon us and normally an event like this would be the biggest one of the summer. That’s not quite the case here as we still have a Conor McGregor bout in the offing next month but still, two title fights plus the return of Nate Diaz makes for a pretty big deal. So let’s chat all about UFC 263 and what to expect tonight, and in the aftermath.UFC 263
    Do you think this is the best fight card in the last year.— Jack Levy (@Jacka
  • Leon Edwards expects to win at UFC 263 and jump over Colby Covington into title fight against Kamaru Usman

    Leon Edwards expects to win at UFC 263 and jump over Colby Covington into title fight against Kamaru Usman
    Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Leon Edwards has heard UFC president Dana White touting Colby Covington as the No. 1 contender in the welterweight division but he hopes to change all that on Saturday night.
    With a five-round fight scheduled against Nate Diaz on the pay-per-view main card, Edwards knows he’s in the advantageous position to face one of the biggest names in the sport as he seeks to extend his unbeaten streak to 10 fights in a row.
    Edwards knows bette

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