Valentina Shevchenko upsets Sarah Kaufman in UFC debut

Valentina Shevchenko made an impressive debut on just one week's notice taking out former Strikeforce champion and No. 5 ranked bantamweight Sarah Kaufman in her first UFC fight.Shevchenko is a noted Muay Thai fighter, who actually holds a win in striking competition over current UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Now she can consider herself a serious prospect in the women...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman meets Germaine de Randamie in Orlando

A women's bantamweight fight has been added to the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card in Orlando as Sarah Kaufman meets Germaine de Randamie on December 19. UFC officials confirmed the fight to the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday night. A former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, Kaufman is still considered one of the best fighters in the world at 135 pounds while currently occupying...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Davis announces pregnancy, hopes to return to UFC in 2016

Alexis Davis is currently ranked No. 3 in the world in the women's bantamweight division, but the UFC veteran will have to wait until late 2016 to fight again after announcing that she's pregnant with her first child. Davis most recently competed this past April where she submitted Sarah Kaufman by armbar in the second round. The victory moved Davis' UFC record to 4-1 with her only...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Top UFC bantamweight Alexis Davis announces pregnancy

UFC women’s bantamweight Alexis Davis is one of the top competitors in her weight class. However, she will not be stepping into the Octagon until some time next year. On Tuesday, the No. 3-ranked 135-pounder took to social media to announce that she is pregnant. “Big news to announce today a slight delay in my return to the octagon! I planned on spending as much time back home...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Bantamweight Alexis Davis Announces Pregnancy

UFC bantamweight Alexis Davis (pictured) is about to pack on plenty of pounds this Holiday season. The 30-year-old announced Tuesday via Instagram that she is pregnant.“Big news to announce today a slight delay in my return to the octagon! I planned on spending as much time back home as possible to help with my niece anyways,” Daivs captioned with a picture of an ultrasound....
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Davis Announces She’s Pregnant; Intends To Return To Octagon Late 2016

Former UFC woman’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis has announced on social media that she’s pregnant. “Big news to announce today a slight delay in my return to the octagon!” Davis wrote on Instagram alongside an ultrasound picture. “I planned on spending as much time back home as possible to help with my niece anyways. But we are over joyed by this news and...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jessica Eye breaks her silence on a lifetime of abuse and how she finally walked away

It's safe to say Jessica Eye doesn't fear much of anything these days. The fifth-ranked women's bantamweight will stare down former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate this Saturday night with a chance to then stand across from UFC women's wrecking machine Ronda Rousey, and neither of those scenarios scares her. But fear has played an important role throughout Eye's professional career...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The five top moments from UFC 186

Saturday's UFC 186 was low on hype but big on action. From top to bottom, the Montreal card delivered amazing fights from champions, contenders, and rising prospects, alike.  Read on to find out our five top moments from UFC 186 and then let us know yours on Twitter and in the comments section! Quinton "Rampage" Jackson overcoming the fights within the fight It has always been fun...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails for UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

The UFC returned to Montreal on Saturday night for UFC 186 which featured flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson getting his sixth straight title defense as he took out Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson also returned on the card and picked up a victory over heavy-handed Brazilian Fabio Maldonado. But we already know the results from the card so today we...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexis Davis vs Sarah Kaufman: One Winner, Two reasons, Third time lucky

Kudos to Sarah Kaufman, for accepting a fight that she had so little to gain from and much to lose should the worst happens.  There can only be one triumph in each fight and while each fighter goes into the Octagon hoping to win, usually a loss could still mean a gain in experience with a different styled fighter or at least positive publicity. Kaufman had been out of sight for...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186 Post-fight Interviews

Below you’ll find a selection of UFC 186 post-fight interviews including two of the biggest winners on the night, Demetrious Johnson and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. — Demetrious Johnson: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson: Patrick Cote: Olivier Aubin-Mercier: Chad Laprise: Alexis Davis: Sarah Kaufman: Nordine Taleb: Valerie Letourneau: Randa Markos: Props:
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186 Results (Live)

Stay tuned to this evening for all the UFC 186 results live as they happen in Montreal, Canada. The prelims are expected to get underway at 6.30pm ET (11.30pm UK) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK). (Press F5 as required to refresh the page for the latest results) — Main Card: Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186 Weigh-In Results And Video

The weigh-ins have now taken place for tomorrow night’s UFC 186 event in Montreal, Canada and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (124.5) Quinton Jackson (216) vs. Fabio Maldonado (215) – 215-pound catchweight Michael Bisping (186) vs. C.B. Dollaway (185.5) Shane Campbell ...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The night that changed women's MMA forever

When Ronda Rousey debuted in the UFC in February 2013 it marked a huge change in the philosophy for a promotion where the president notoriously said once upon a time that a woman would never fight inside the famed Octagon. For years, Dana White just couldn't justify bringing women to the UFC, but it was a night almost exactly a year prior when his mind was likely changed and the...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado Back On At UFC 186

In a last-minute twist, the court ordered injunction that the New Jersey Superior Court granted Bellator MMA exactly two weeks ago that prevented Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) from fighting Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 was lifted Tuesday. The shootout will once again co-headline Saturday’s pay-per-view broadcast. However, given the short notice nature of today’s announcement...
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Issues Statement Regarding Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson

To the apparent surprise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, former light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson wasn’t free and clear to rejoin the promotion when he signed a multi-fight deal in December. Jackson was previously/currently under contract with Bellator MMA, the UFC’s biggest rival, but the controversial 36-year-old vaguely claimed he was able to void...
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Aisling Daly Now Meets Randa Markos at UFC 186

As the rumor mill had suggested, Aisling Daly will in fact face fellow “TUF 20″ strawweight cast member Randa Markos (pictured) at UFC 186. Daly was originally slated to meet Claudia Gadelha (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 64, but Gadelha was recently forced to withdraw from the April 11 card. The UFC announced the switcheroo Tuesday via Twitter. Daley will be riding...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman Vs Alexis Davis III Set For UFC 186

A trilogy fight between Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis has been announced for UFC 186 in Montreal, Canada on April 25th. It’s a slightly curious bit of matchmaking in that Kaufman already holds two victories against Davis.  The first came in 2007 earlier in both woman’s professional careers.  In fact it was actually Davis’ pro-debut and it ended in the third round when Kaufman...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman: Miesha Tate "ducked me and is a coward"

Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman was doing everything in her power to land a fight with Miesha Tate, but when the UFC matchmakers came calling with an opponent, they had an entirely different name in mind. Instead of facing Tate, Kaufman was offered a third fight with fellow Canadian Alexis Davis, who she's beaten on both previous occasions.  Kaufman...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis on tap for UFC 186

Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis will meet for the third time in an all-Canadian showdown at UFC 186 in Montreal on April 25. UFC officials announced the new pairing on Tuesday. The two top five ranked women's bantamweights met on two previous occasions in different promotions with Kaufman coming out both times. The last fight in 2012 is regarded as one of the best women's MMA fights...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sarah Kaufman: Miesha Tate is a coward if she'll fight everyone but me

Sarah Kaufman would be the last person anyone would expect to call out opponents or resort to trash talk to land a fight, but that's exactly what the former Strikeforce champion has done lately after feeling the frustration of being on the shelf for almost a year. Kaufman was forced to take off part of 2014 following a car accident where she suffered some minor injuries, but the...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jessica Eye: If they wanted me to fight Ronda Rousey I'm ready

It's been a very long, strange trip for Jessica Eye in the UFC so far. The Cleveland, Ohio native joined the promotion last year with a lot of hype that she could be a real contender at 135-pounds.  She proved to be everything as advertised after beating former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman in her debut. But then the weird circumstances started following Eye around like a stalker...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Leslie Smith vs. Jessica Eye: Expect Fireworks, Not Wall and Stall

Leslie “Peacemaker” Smith faces Jessica “Evil” Eye on Saturday night, and the Cesar Gracie Fight Team representative is sure that the fight will keep you at the edge of your seat. Even when fighting as a flyweight and dealing with challenging weight cuts, Smith always delivered exciting bouts, pushing forward with kicks and punches by digging deep into her reserves even...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine UFC bouts that need to happen

Image Credit – MMAWeekly Sometimes the UFC reads our minds and puts together great scraps. But sometimes they completely miss the boat on a sick fight. I have compiled a list of fights that need to happen at each weight class that I hope will come together: • After a big win, John Dodson was fired up and ready for another title shot. He has actually a few options seeing as that...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Pass takes a step forward with Invicta deal

For better or worse, UFC’s Fight Pass service has fallen into the shadow of WWE Network. There was significantly more hype and buzz surrounding WWE Network, and on the other side of the coin, significantly more vitriol spewed by fans when technical errors popped up. Fight Pass has simply rolled along, acquiring roughly 100,000 subscribers (according to an estimate by UFC president...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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