Former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez told The MMA Hour that current champ Khabib Nurmagomedov may not have a legit claim to the belt. Conor McGregor was stripped, Tony Ferguson was injured, Max Holloway was pulled, and Khabib ended up with Al Iaquinta as an opponent. While Iaquinta is not a bad fighter he is certainly not a Ferguson or Holloway level opponent leading critics to roast Khabib on Twitter for it. Check out what Alvarez said…
The MMA Hour was FULL yesterday. Kevin Lee, Fedor Emelianenko, Chris Weidman, and Eddie Alvarez were on the program. An item of note was Chris Weidman’s prediction that he would dominate the middleweight division on his return. He was finished by Luke Rockhold and lost the middleweight title, then finished by Yoel Romero, and to top off a three fight skid he was finished by Gegard Mousasi. He bounced back and pulled off a submission win over Kelvin Gastelum. Was that the start of a comeback? Check out what he said…
Is Conor McGregor still the UFC lightweight champion or was he stripped of his title? Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will headline UFC 223 in Brooklyn on April 7, with the Lightweight Championship on the line, so the status of McGregor’s reign is not clear. The UFC hopes that McGregor will either commit to face … Read more
Eddie Alvarez made some people a little money coming in as the underdog in his bout with Justin Gaethje. He ended the fight decisively and showed the world he wasn’t going away anytime soon. Check out his post fight interview.
UFC 218 takes place Saturday in Detroit and Max Holloway will defend his featherweight title against Jose Aldo in a rematch in the main event. Holloway took the title from Aldo via third-round TKO at UFC 212 in June. UFC 218 betting odds understandably have Holloway the favorite at -290, with Aldo the underdog at +225, … Read more
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appeared on The MMA Hour in advance of his bout with Justin Gaethje at UFC 218. Alvarez is a top tier fighter and Justin isn’t a slouch by any means. The winner of this fight may be in the title picture but right now the lightweight championship is being held hostage by Conor McGregor. Dana may strip Conor of the title if he doesn’t announce his intentions to return soon so who knows if this could be an interim title bout or not. Check out what Eddie said to Ariel Helwani.
This Saturday, Dec. 2, UFC 218 takes place from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The featherweight title is on the line in the main event as champion Max Holloway rematches former champ Jose Aldo after knocking him out back in June to claim the 145-pound belt. Heavyweight powerhouses Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou meet in … Read more
UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2 takes place Saturday night, May 13, from American Airlines Center in Dallas. Heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic will defend his belt in a rematch against former champ Junior Dos Santos in the headliner. In the co-main event, unbeaten strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk puts her belt on the line against … Read more
The heavyweight championship of the world takes place tonight in Dallas as Stipe Miocic puts his title on the line in a rematch against former champ Junior Dos Santos in the UFC 211 main event. Strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her title on the line against Brazilian powerhouse Jessica Andrade in the co-main event. Watch … Read more
The stars of UFC 211 gathered in Dallas on Wednesday for media day obligations that included each of the competitors coming face-to-face for staredown photo ops. Heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and former champ Junior dos Santos will clash in a rematch in the main event, while women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk defends her belt against … Read more