Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Nights 71, 72
A few years ago, when Michael Bisping (27-7) was about to face Vitor Belfort in what turned out to be one of Bisping's just-short-of-a-title-match runs, he said the one thing he didn't want out of his career is to be remembered as the guy who ended his career with the most number of UFC victories to never get a title shot.
With his win on Saturday against Thales Leites, the record is his. The title match probably isn't close. But there's another record Bisping may not hate as much that's within shooting distance...
UFC planning return to London in first quarter of 2016
The last time the UFC hit London, in March 2014, the promotion was quick to say it would be back in England’s capital a year later.
After UFC Fight Night 37, headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa at O2 Arena, plans were announced for a show there on Feb. 28 this year. But that never came to fruition...
UFC Fight Night 72 post-fight facts: Michael Bisping now third in all-time UFC wins
UFC Fight Night 72 took place Saturday in Scotland, and in the FOX Sports 1-televised headliner, Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) outpointed Thales Leites (25-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) with strikes for a split-decision victory in Glasgow.
“The Count” has been with the UFC longer than most, and his resume reflects many accomplishments. His victory over Leites moved the Englishman up the all-time wins list, as well as several other notable categories...
Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson headlines UFC 192 in Houston on October 3
Daniel Cormier got what he wanted.
The newly minted UFC light heavyweight champion was hoping his first title defense would be in Houston, which is not too far from where he grew up in Lafayette, La. Cormier's wish was granted.
"DC" will take on Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 192 on Oct. 3 in Houston, the UFC announced Saturday during the UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
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In wake of McGregor-mania, here are Europe's other best young hopes for UFC gold
What a startling statistic it is that, since the turn of 2015, the number of European fighters to have won UFC titles over the course of its 22-year history has doubled.
When Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk dethroned Carla Esparza as the women’s strawweight champion of UFC 185’s co-main event in March, she became the continent’s third titleholder. It had been just shy of a decade since Andrei Arlovski had beaten Paul Buentello to unify the promotion’s heavyweight title all the way back at UFC 55...