Category: UFC

Unimpressed by Tom Duquesnoy’s debut, Cody Stamann wants to prove a point at UFC 216

by Peter Carroll@PetesyCarroll  Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cody Stamann felt he had already done enough to warrant a UFC debut before his late call-up to face fellow midwest prospect Terrion Ware on seven days’ notice at UFC 213. Despite only being cleared to compete 14 days before the fight took place after suffering a knee injury, […]

Rory MacDonald explains controversial comments about Robbie Lawler, performance-enhancing drug use

by Marc Raimondi@marc_raimondi  Rory MacDonald challenged Robbie Lawler for the UFC welterweight title at UFC 189. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Rory MacDonald gave a four-word answer last month when he was asked on a Reddit AMA if he thinks Robbie Lawler was on performance-enhancing drugs when the two met at UFC 189 for the UFC […]

Valerie Letourneau has debut re-booked for Bellator event on Dec. 15 by Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee   Valerie Letourneau (right) fighting Viviane Pereira at UFC 206 last December. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator and BAMMA are teaming up to bring some intriguing attractions to Newcastle in December. On Thursday, a BAMMA release revealed that one-time UFC strawweight title challenger Valerie Letourneau will make her Bellator debut […]

Stevie Ray accepts Gilbert Burns’ callout: ‘I’ll fight anyone’ by Peter Carroll@PetesyCarroll  Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Scottish lightweight Stevie Ray is currently a free agent, but he is more than happy to take Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Gilbert Burns up on his offer of a fight. Burns told MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz that he would like to fight either Ray or Olivier Aubin-Mercier following his second-round […]

Kevin Lee says UFC rankings don’t ‘mean sh*t,’ still wants ‘easy fight’ Khabib Nurmagomedov

by Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti   Kevin Lee faces Tony Ferguson for the UFC interim lightweight title on Oct. 7 at UFC 216. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting More than a few lightweights reacted with surprise when the UFC announced that Kevin Leewould challenge Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Many of those fighters critical of […]

Sabah Homasi to fight Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC 218

by Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee   Sabah Homasi Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A welterweight encounter between The Ultimate Fighter 21 cast member Sabah Homasi and heavy hitting judoka Abdul Razak Alhassan has been added to UFC 218. The bout was officially announced by the UFC on Thursday. A 28-year-old representative of American Top Team, Homasi (11-6) made his Octagon […]