UFC 210 will be held in Buffalo
The UFC has scheduled a second pay-per-view for the state of New York this year.
On Sunday, during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 103, the promotion announced that UFC 210 will take place on Apr. 8 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. No fights were announced for the UFC pay-per-view.
Floyd Mayweather on Dana White’s offer for Conor McGregor fight: ‘He’s a f*cking comedian’
Yeah, you’re probably going to have to do better than that, Dana.
Floyd Mayweather’s response to Dana White’s financial offer for a bout between Mayweather and Conor McGregor was vintage “Money May.” White said Friday on “The Herd” that he’d give Mayweather and McGregor both $25 million and the pay-per-view revenue would be split.
“He’s a f*cking comedian,” Mayweather said when approached in the passenger seat of an SUV by TMZ...
UFC Fight Night 103 early weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)
-B.J. Penn (146) vs. Yair Rodriguez (145)
-Marcin Held (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (155)
-Court McGee (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170)
-John Moraga (126) vs. Sergio Pettis (125)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
-Drakkar Klose (156) vs. Devin Powell (155)
-Augusto Mendes (135) vs. Frankie Saenz (135)
-Aleksei Oleinik (242) vs. Viktor Pesta (239)
-Tony Martin (155) vs. Alex White (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)
-Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (115)
-Walt Harris (254) vs. Chase Sherman (246)
-Joachim Christensen (205) vs. Bojan Mihajlovic (205)
-Cyril Asker (248) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (257)
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209
A sizzling lightweight matchup is making its way to Las Vegas.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have both signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 209 on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Wednesday report by the Los Angeles Times.
With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on the sidelines awaiting the birth of his first child, the UFC has made this bout a five-round interim title fight.
Injury knocks Stefan Struve from UFC Fight Night 105 headliner vs. Junior Dos Santos in Halifax
Stefan Struve has suffered a shoulder injury and is out of a headlining rematch against former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, according to a report.
Brazilian MMA outlet Combate today reported Struve (28-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has had to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 105 main event opposite Dos Santos (18-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC), which puts the UFC on the hunt for a replacement to headline the card.
UFC Fight Night 105 takes place Feb. 19, a Sunday, at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and airs live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Fight Night 107 gets 6 fights, including Brad Pickett's likely farewell
The UFC’s return to England is still short on a headliner, but the card is starting to take shape.
UFC officials today announced six matchups for UFC Fight Night 107, which takes place March 18 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Among the additions is bantamweight veteran Brad Pickett (25-13 MMA, 5-8 UFC), who is expected to walk away from the sport after facing Henry Briones (16-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the event.
Additionally, UFC Fight Night 107 includes:
Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett
Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese
Scott Askham vs. Brad Scott
Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
UFC cancels March 3 event in Las Vegas
The UFC has canceled its second show of 2017.
A scheduled March 3 event in Las Vegas has been scrapped, according to the promotion. No specific reason for the decision was announced. The event, which did not have any fights attached to it yet, was slated to air on UFC Fight Pass the night before UFC 209.
UFC on FOX 23 loses Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares, adds Alessio Di Chirico vs. Eric Spicely
A fight between UFC welterweights Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been scratched from UFC on FOX 23.
A UFC official passed on the news to MMAjunkie, and people close to both fighters confirmed it. The parties asked to remain anonymous because the news hadn’t been announced.
In its place, the promotion has booked a fight between middleweights Alessio Di Chirico (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Eric Spicely (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the contest, which was previously reported by FloCombat.com.
UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card airs on FOX after early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar
Mark Hunt has taken his grievances against the UFC to court.
The veteran heavyweight filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday naming Brock Lesnar, UFC president Dana White, and the UFC’s parent company Zuffa LLC as defendants, and seeking damages “in the millions” for the controversy surrounding Lesnar’s two failed drug tests ahead of his return fight against Hunt at UFC 200.
The suit alleges racketeering, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract among eight charges levied by Hunt against the UFC, Lesnar, and White. Hunt’s lead attorney, Christina Denning, confirmed the validity of the suit to MMA Fighting on Tuesday night following an initial report by ESPN.
Henrique da Silva vs. Johnson, Caceres vs. Knight added to UFC on FOX 23
UFC on FOX 23’s fight card is quickly filling with the addition of two new bouts.
UFC officials today announced a pair of new bookings: Brazilian light heavyweight Luis Henrique da Silva (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will take on UFC newcomer Jordan Johnson (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and featherweight Alex Caceres (12-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) will face Jason Knight (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Jimmie Rivera withdraws from UFC Fight Night 103 after picking Marlon Vera over John Dodson
After injury forced Bryan Caraway to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 103, opponent Jimmie Rivera has now pulled himself from the card, as well.
MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that when Caraway was pulled from the event, Rivera (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) was offered an opportunity to instead face either Marlon Vera (8-3-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) or John Dodson (18-8 MMA, 7-3 UFC), who also volunteered for the assignment. Rivera initially accepted a fight with Vera but later changed his mind and will now wait for a future booking.
UFC 207 does over 1 million buys
Despite the show being on a Friday night, instead of the more familiar Saturday and the lack of promotion of the show by Rousey, the early estimates are that the show did 1.1 million buys on pay-per-view. The number would be similar to both the Rousey vs. Holly Holm fight, which was her biggest show to date, and also in the same range as the far more heavily promoted Nov. 12 show from Madison Square Garden headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez, which was the most loaded lineup in company history.