By: Brent Brookhouse | September 27, 2016 2:15 pm After a week of speculation over the UFC 205 main event, including UFC President Dana White tweeting Khabib Nurmagomedov was next up for lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez, the promotion surprised everyone with Monday night's announcement of Conor McGregor challenging for Alvarez's belt.
So about all that stuff we heard from the UFC last week. You know the stuff I'm talking about. The stuff where Conor McGregor (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) was injured and couldn't fight at UFC 205? The stuff where Eddie Alvarez (28-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) had missed the "deadline" for the event, a thing that didn't seem to exist until it needed to?
By: Ben Fowlkes | September 26, 2016 9:45 pm When Roy Nelson delivered a kick to the backside of referee John McCarthy for failing to stop Antonio Silva from taking extra punishment at UFC Fight Night 95, images of Jason High 's shove of a referee - and subsequent UFC release - sprang immediately to mind.
By: Brent Brookhouse | September 25, 2016 12:15 am Roy Nelson dropped Antonio Silva with a big uppercut and continued to throw blows until the fight was stopped. Unfortunately, Nelson felt the stoppage came far too late and was visibly upset at referee John McCarthy at the conclusion of the bout.
Lina Lansberg knew something was up when the UFC wanted to know if she could fight at 140 pounds for her promotional debut. When she heard she'd be headlining an event against 'Cyborg' Justino, she says she felt strangely calm.
Cristiane Justino will step into the UFC octagon for the second time Saturday when she faces Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95. And for the second time, Justino will struggle to cut to a 140-pound catchweight to compete in the UFC.
Michael Johnson drew some criticism for his post-fight taunt after knocking out Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 94. In this week's Trading Shots, retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss whether Johnson earned that criticism, and whether he did enough to make amends.
UFC Fight Night 94 showed once again that the hardest thing in MMA might be predicting what will happen as the result of a foul. Something? Nothing? Anything? That's a problem, and it's one we don't seem concerned with fixing.
By: Matt Erickson | September 18, 2016 1:25 am HIDALGO, Texas - Michael Johnson, Chas Skelly, Evan Dunham and Rick Glenn each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 94 event. Dunham and Glenn earned the "Fight of the Night," while Johnson and Skelly each won "Performance of the Night" honors.
By: Mike Bohn | September 18, 2016 12:39 am Michael Johnson was in a must-win situation at UFC Fight Night 94, and he came through when he bested Dustin Poirier in the lightweight headliner at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Johnson (17-10 MMA, 9-6 UFC) needed a victory to avoid the first three-fight losing skid of his career.
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Selecting a term
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