Khabib Nurmagomedov taps out Conor McGregor then sparks melee in crowd

The unbeaten Russian defended his UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor, then climbed into the crowd to brawl with the Irishmans team Khabib Nurmagomedov eventually applied the neck crank, and almost immediately Conor McGregor’s right hand struck his left shoulder in succession, a signal of submission, and the proverbial white flag in a war of…

Ronda Rousey beaten in 48 seconds as UFC comeback ends in misery

Brazilian Amanda Nunes stops Rousey inside a minute to retain her bantamweight title on a painful night for the former champion Ronda Rouseys UFC comeback didnt even last a minute. Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her first fight in 13 months Friday night, losing to bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey( 12…

The fight game reloaded: how MMA conquered the world | Andy Bull

On the eve of UFC 196, Andy Bull goes inside the world of mixed martial arts to report on how a journey from vilified human cockfighting to mainstream acceptance has transformed it into a hugely profitable industry, and whether concerns over safety and the legitimacy of its visceral violence are justified Late last Saturday night,…

Stipe Miocic blasts out Junior dos Santos in first round to retain heavyweight title

Croatian-American heavyweight attains second defense of UFC title with first-round stoppage at American Airlines Center in Dallas Defending UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic went deuces wild Saturday night in Dallas, earning a measure of revenge against former champ Junior dos Santos by slamming a jarring punch into the Brazilians left ear. The power behind the…

Ronda Rousey’s defeat to Amanda Nunes is a cautionary tale for UFC fighters | Josh Gross

The American fighter was once the queen of MMA but after two successive loss she has demonstrated that fame is of little help in the Octagon Ronda Rouseys head was snapped back enough times in the opening moments of her return to the UFC for the crowd to see what was coming. Defeat and hopelessnes,…

Stipe Miocic explosion out Junior dos Santos in first round to retain heavyweight title

Croatian-American heavyweight induces second defense of UFC title with first-round stoppage at American Airlines Center in Dallas Defending UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic ran deuces wild Saturday night in Dallas, earning a measure of retaliation against former champ Junior dos Santos by slamming a jarring punch into the Brazilians left ear. The power behind the…

Stipe Miocic detonation out Junior dos Santos in first round to retain heavyweight title

Croatian-American heavyweight attains second defense of UFC title with first-round stoppage at American Airlines Center in Dallas Defending UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic ran deuces wild Saturday night in Dallas, earning a measure of retaliation against former champ Junior dos Santos by slamming a jarring punch into the Brazilians left ear. The power behind the…

Ronda Rousey’s defeat to Amanda Nunes is a cautionary narrative for UFC fighters | Josh Gross

The American fighter was once the queen of MMA but after two successive loss she has demonstrated that fame is of little help in the Octagon Ronda Rouseys head was snapped back enough times in the opening moments of her return to the UFC for the crowd to see what was coming. Defeat and desperation,…

Conor McGregor stuns Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to take UFC featherweight title

Conor McGregor stopped Jose Aldo with one spectacular punch simply 13 seconds into the first round, backing up his bravado and claim the undisputed featherweight title Conor McGregor boasted again and again what would pass when Jose Aldo stood across from him in the octagon. But even the 27 -year-old Irishman never went so far…