Category: UFC

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza announced for UFC 219

  by Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti   Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza is being targeted for UFC 219. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A monstrous lightweight matchup has been booked for the UFC’s year-end show, as top-ranked 155-pound contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza are set to collide on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. The bout was first teased by Barboza […]

Raquel Pennington breaks leg in scary hunting accident, out of planned UFC title fight

by Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee   Raquel Pennington Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On the cusp of her first world title shot, Raquel Pennington instead finds herself dealing with the worst setback of her fighting career. The 29-year-old women’s bantamweight contender verbally agreed to meet divisional champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 219 on Dec. 30, but she suffered a severe leg […]

UFC Sao Paulo main event breakdown: Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida

by Mike Chiappetta@MikeChiappetta   Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida will square off at the UFC Sao Paulo main event. Getty Images On Nov. 4, the UFC middleweight title goes back into circulation after a year of inactivity when champion Michael Bisping attempts to face down a challenge from welterweight great Georges St-Pierre. This weekend, the jockeying […]

Frankie Saenz meets newcomer Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fresno

by Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee   Frankie Saenz Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC’s upcoming Fresno card is nearing completion with the addition of a bantamweight bout between Frankie Saenz and Octagon newcomer Merab Dvalishvili. Saenz-Dvalishvili was recently posted to the official UFC Fresno event page following an initial report by MMA DNA. The 37-year-old Saenz (11-5) will be […]

Bethe Correia injured, out of planned January fight vs. Irene Aldana

UFC women’s bantamweight Bethe Correia recently underwent “emergency surgery,” forcing her out of a planned January fight against Irene Aldana. by Mookie Alexander@mookiealexanderDavid McIntyre-USA TODAY Sports Before the UFC could even officially announce her fight, women’s bantamweight veteran Bethe Correia has already been forced to withdraw due to injury. In […]