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Derek Brunson explains Michael Bisping callout, isn't buying retirement fight

Derek Brunson doesn’t buy Michael Bisping’s reasoning for turning him down. Bisping (30-9 MMA, 20-9 UFC) recently snubbed the UFC middleweight veteran, saying he had bigger fish to fry for his next fight, which may be his swan song. Brunson (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) wants to know what that means. “Maybe he meant some guy that’s not ranked,” Brunson ventured to MMAjunkie Radio. “Maybe...
Via MMA Junkie
3 hours ago

Daily Debate: Should Ronda Rousey's MMA accomplishments earn her instant respect in the WWE?

Ronda Rousey was once the biggest star in the UFC, but she appears content to leave that world behind in favor of becoming a professional wrestler. As Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) embarks on her WWE career, it remains to be seen exactly how the company will use her star power. While Rousey has endured some criticism for how she exited the UFC, her peers remain largely appreciative...
Via MMA Junkie
4 hours ago

Ilir Latifi hopes upset of Ovince Saint Preux at UFC on FOX 28 inches him closer to title contention

ORLANDO – Ilir Latifi was all set to fight Ovince Saint Preux a month ago in Charlotte. Less than two weeks before the fight, he had to pull out. On Saturday, Latifi (13-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Saint Preux (22-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) meet in their delayed light heavyweight fight on the UFC on FOX 28 main card at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on...
Via MMA Junkie
4 hours ago

Jay Hieron: UFC's Yoel Romero has paid price for weight miss, title shot is fair

While it hasn’t been made official yet, it would appear a rematch between Yoel Romero and champ Robert Whittaker is what’s next on the horizon at the top of the UFC’s middleweight division. On paper, that doesn’t seem like such a controversial call. After all, not only is Romero (13-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) coming off a big upset win over former champion Luke Rockhold (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC...
Via MMA Junkie
5 hours ago

Who ya got?! Fighters predict Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 28

ORLANDO, Fla. – Who wins the UFC on FOX 28 headliner betweenJosh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens? Fellow fighters gave us their picks. Stephens (27-14 MMA, 14-13 UFC), who’s an honorable mention in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, takes on fast-rising contender Emmett (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who sits at No. 12 in the rankings, in today’s FOX-televised main...
Via MMA Junkie
6 hours ago

UFC on Fox 28 predictions, Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens fight card, main event

UFC heads to Orlando with a pair of action-packed fights headlining the card
Via CBSSPorts.com
6 hours ago

UFC on FOX 28's Sam Alvey explains the deal with 'Hey, Soul Sister' and defends Jar Jar Binks (seriously)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sam Alvey has endeared himself to MMA fans as one of the sport’s most unique personalities. The near-perpetual smile that lends to his nickname certainly helps. But Alvey also has one of the game’s most interesting walkout songs – interesting because it’s not at all what you’d expect of a professional cage fighter. For years now, Alvey has walked out to “Hey, Soul...
Via MMA Junkie
7 hours ago

Video: Commentator Jon Anik breaks down UFC on FOX 28 with MMAjunkie

ORLANDO, Fla. – The UFC is back in Florida tonight with a potential featherweight slugfest in the main event and a likely title eliminator in the co-feature. Ahead of UFC on FOX 28, MMAjunkie sat down with UFC commentator Jon Anik to have him break down the card. Anik will call the fights tonight alongside UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the analyst spot. Ahead...
Via MMA Junkie
7 hours ago

Amanda Nunes to defend title at UFC 224

Amanda Nunes has won her previous six bouts. After dispatching of Miesha Tate at UFC 200 back in July of 2016, she would become the UFC bantamweight champion. Since, she has two title defenses to her name. But now, Nunes has her next opponent. And just like that, her next title defense.“Amanda Nunes will put the UFC women’s bantamweight title on the line against Raquel Pennington...
Via The Sports Post
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC-Orlando breakdown: Betting advice, possible prop bets and fantasy studs

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of all of UFC on FOX 28’s top bouts. Today, we look at betting and fantasy options for the card. UFC on FOX 28 takes place Saturday at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and it airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. ALSO SEE: UFC on FOX 28 main-event breakdown: Is Josh Emmett...
Via MMA Junkie
17 hours ago

10 reasons to watch UFC on FOX 28, where all-out war is all but guaranteed

Things can change quickly in MMA. The last time the UFC visited Orlando, Fla., was December 19, 2015. At that time Josh Emmett was the West Coast Fighting Championship lightweight champion. On Saturday, Emmett meets Jeremy Stephens in the featherweight main event of UFC on FOX 28, which takes place at Amway Center. In the co-main event, highly ranked women’s strawweight contenders...
Via MMA Junkie
19 hours ago

Introducing Canelo, Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington's new puppy named for Canelo Alvarez

ORLANDO, Fla. – Every once in a while, a UFC media day will feature a surprise guest. Thursday, that guest was Canelo. It wasn’t Canelo Alvarez, though the timing was good since Alvarez had that day booked his rematch with Gennady Golovkin. Instead, it was Tecia Torres’ 13-week-old toy chihuahua puppy named after Canelo Alvarez in tow with her when she met the media. Little Canelo...
Via MMA Junkie
19 hours ago

UFC on FOX 28 ceremonial weigh-in video highlights, photos with big showdowns in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – The fighters on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 28 card got face to face for the first and only time this week – officially anyway – at today’s ceremonial weigh-ins. In the main event, veteran featherweight Jeremy Stephens (27-14 MMA, 14-13 UFC) takes on Josh Emmett (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). Both are coming off big knockout wins. And in the co-feature, top contender status in the...
Via MMA Junkie
20 hours ago

Yes, you really can bet on the outcome of Jon Jones' CSAC hearing

July 29, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Jon Jones before the match against Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Jan. 31, 2009; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Jon Jones (red trunks) against Stephan Bonnar (black trunks) during the light heavyweight swing bout in UFC 94 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino...
Via MMA Junkie
21 hours ago

Beneil Darisuh draws newcomer as replacement opponent at UFC 222

With Bobby Green forced out of next week’s UFC 222 event, a promotional newcomer has agreed to step in against Beneil Dariush. UFC official today announced that Texan Alexander Hernandez (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to take the fight against Dariush (14-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) on short notice at UFC 222, which takes place March 3 at T-Mobile Arena and airs on pay-per-view following...
Via MMA Junkie
22 hours ago

Israel Adesanya meets Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona

UFC officials aren’t waiting long to get “The Last Stylebender” back in the cage. UFC execs today announced that the Nigerian-born middleweight Israel Adesanya will face Italy’s Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29, which takes place April 14 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. More on this in just a moment. With the addition to the card, the UFC on FOX 29 lineup now includes: ...
Via MMA Junkie
22 hours ago

Daily Debate: Who makes most sense as Michael Bisping's retirement fight opponent?

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has made it clear that he wants one more fight before retiring, but who it could be against remains unknown. Vitor Belfort threw his name out there. Lyoto Machida did the same. Instead of either of those guys taking on Bisping, they’ve been booked to fight each other at UFC 224 in June. Derek Brunson also has tried to get Bisping...
Via MMA Junkie
23 hours ago

Five years later, it's weird that Ronda Rousey isn't a UFC fighter anymore – but it's also OK

Stick around MMA long enough, and you’ll probably notice the word “weird” becomes less applicable for most things. Still, when it comes to the notable Ronda Rousey story arc in the sport’s history, it seems somewhat fitting. First, let’s get one main thing out of the way: Walking away from a sport that involves deliberately depriving your body of water and occasionally stopping...
Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

Reports: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes targeted for UFC-Utica headliner

Nov 11, 2017; Virginia, VA, USA; Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) celebrates beating John Dodson (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Nov 11, 2017; Virginia, VA, USA; John Dodson (red gloves) fights Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at the Ted Constant Convocation...
Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

UFC-Orlando official weigh-in video highlights, photos: Florida gets a featherweight barburner

ORLANDO, Fla. – The weigh-ins are in the books for UFC on FOX 28 in Florida – the promotion’s third visit to Orlando. At the top of the bill at UFC on FOX 28, veteran Jeremy Stephens (27-14 MMA, 14-13 UFC) meets Josh Emmett (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a featherweight fight between two sluggers. Both fighters made 146 pounds without issue for the five-round main event. Later today, they...
Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

WWE news, rumors: Ronda Rousey visits PC ahead of Elimination Chamber appearance

Rousey is getting set for her in-ring career ahead of her Elimination Chamber appearance on Sunday
Via CBSSports.com
1 day ago

Reports: Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee will headline UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City

It sounds like the UFC has its main event for its return to Atlantic City. Multiple reports today said lightweights Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will headline UFC Fight Night 128. MMAfighting.com first reported the booking, and ESPN.com has reported it, as well – though UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement. UFC Fight Night...
Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington title fight targeted for UFC 224

The UFC 224 fight card gets stronger every day. The UFC is targeting a matchup between women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington for the pay-per-view, two people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, although one side already has agreed to the bout. UFC 224 takes...
Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

UFC on FOX 28 staff picks: How many are picking Josh Emmett to upset Jeremy Stephens?

  Emmett vs. Stephens Andrade vs. Torres Latifi vs. Saint Preux Griffin vs. Perry MMAjunkie readers’ consensus picks 2018: 24-14 Stephens (59%) Andrade (73%) Saint Preux (77%) Perry (90%) Matt Erickson @MMAjunkieMatt 2018: 25-13 Emmett Torres Saint Preux Griffin Dann Stupp @DannStupp...
Via MMA Junkie
1 day ago

White remains cagey about stripping McGregor's title

Conor McGregor hasn’t defended his UFC lightweight title for nearly 500 days. McGregor knows it; the world knows it; UFC president Dana White knows it. But White apparently doesn’t like hearing questions about it. Therefore, what’s on the line at UFC 223 remains anyone’s guess. Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are taking each other on, but we don’t know if it’s for McGregor...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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