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Dan Hooker explains why he called out Beneil Dariush, reflects on visa issues after UFC 266 win
UFC lightweight Dan Hooker [1] spoke about his crazy journey to UFC 266 [2], and why he called out an opponent he had in mind after beating Nasrat Haqparast [3]. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/...
With Diego Ferreira out, Grant Dawson moves to UFC’s Oct. 23 event to meet Ricky Glenn
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Grant Dawson [1] will compete in October after all. Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that a lightweight matchup between Dawson and...
UFC 266’s Jalin Turner had to sell part of tarantula collection to ‘make ends meet’
LAS VEGAS – Jalin Turner [1] talks about his win over Uros Medic [2] at UFC 266 [3], why he believes he was the better man, and the tarantula collection he had to pair down to make ends meet with a long...
Lauren Murphy releases statement on UFC 266 loss to Valentina Shevchenko
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Lauren Murphy [1] plans to take some time off after suffering a lopsided loss to UFC flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko [2] at UFC 266 [3]. Murphy on Sunday released a...
Alexander Volkanovski reacts to Brian Ortega receiving extra time, help to stool after chaotic third round at UFC 266
Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images Alexander Volkanovski [1] showed tremendous heart during his unanimous decision win to retain his featherweight title at UFC 266 [2] but feels he could’ve easily...
Petr Yan: ‘Sneaky coward’ Aljamain Sterling ran away from UFC 267 rematch
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan [1] blasted Aljamain Sterling [2] for withdrawing from their UFC 267 rematch and asked the promotion to book him a new opponent. “...
Robbie Lawler ‘spoiled some plans’ with his knockout of Nick Diaz at UFC 266
Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC Robbie Lawler [1] knew he looked off his game while suffering through a four-fight losing streak, but the former UFC welterweight champion also understood that he was far...
The MMA Hour: Week 6 highlights
With Week 6 in the books, take a look at the best moments of the past week on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. The show will return Monday at 1 p.m. ET. For the latest episodes of The MMA Hour, subscribe on...
Valentina Shevchenko responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov, defends ring card girls
Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko [1] went out of her way to interact with the ring card girls working UFC 266 [2]. She wanted them to know they were...
Nick Diaz makes ‘no excuses’ for loss to Robbie Lawler: ‘I’m glad to be back, I’m glad to put on a show’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Despite more than six years away from the cage, Nick Diaz [1] came out ready to fight at UFC 266 [2] on Saturday night and there were times it appeared that he didn’t miss a...
Marvin Vettori rips Paul Felder’s UFC 266 commentary, Felder fires back
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Marvin Vettori [1] and Paul Felder [2] went a few rounds on Twitter over the quality of Felder’s commentary at UFC 266 [3]. Vettori was apparently none too happy about the way...
Dana White rips ‘crack head’ Oscar De La Hoya after he criticizes fighter pay following UFC 266 main event
Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages Dana White [1] didn’t stick around for the UFC 266 [2] post-fight press conference on Saturday night, but he still made time to fire back at former boxing champion Oscar De...
Alexander Volkanovski: Brian Ortega’s choke was ‘f*ck, I’m about to lose the belt deep’
Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski [1] earned a dominant win over Brian Ortega [2] at UFC 266 [3]. But in the third round, there was a moment where...
Video: UFC 266 post-fight show
Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images With UFC 266 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including...
UFC 266 bonuses: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega easy choice for ‘Fight of the Night’
Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC The featherweight title fight between champ Alexander Volkanovski [1] and Brian Ortega [2] was an easy choice for “Fight of the Night” when performance bonuses were handed...
UFC 266 in Tweets: Fighters react to Alexander Volkanovski’s slugfest with Brian Ortega, Nick Diaz loss
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC /The Ultimate Fighter 29/ coaches Alexander Volkanovski [1] and Brian Ortega [2] entered the octagon at UFC 266 [3] as rivals, but left with great respect for the other....
UFC 266 Results: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC MMA Fighting has UFC 266 results for the Volkanovski vs. Ortega event, live blogs for all the main card fights, and live UFC 266 Twitter [1] updates. In the main event, UFC...
Alexander Volkanovski retains title in bloody battle against Brian Ortega in UFC 266 main event
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Alexander Volkanovski [1] had to survive a valiant effort from Brian Ortega [2] in a potential Fight of the Year to retain his featherweight title in the UFC 266 [3] main...
UFC 266 post-fight press conference video
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC The UFC 266 [1] post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the octagon, and we have the live video below at...
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega full fight video highlights
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Watch Alexander Volkanovski [1] vs. Brian Ortega [2] full fight video highlights from their clash at UFC 266 [3], courtesy of UFC and other outlets. Volkanovski vs. Ortega...
UFC 266 results: Valentina Shevchenko bludgeons Lauren Murphy with elbows to earn fourth-round finish
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Valentina Shevchenko [1] remains one of the most dominant fighters in the sport following another one-sided title defense as she dispatched Lauren Murphy [2] in the UFC 266...
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy full fight video highlights
Valentina Shevchenko rolled against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Watch Valentina Shevchenko [1] vs. Lauren Murphy [2] full fight video highlights from their...
UFC 266 live blog: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega
Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will collide in the UFC 266 main event Saturday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 266 [1] live blog for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega, the...
UFC 266 live blog: Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler
Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler will clash again at UFC 266 on Saturday night. | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 266 [1] live blog for Nick Diaz [2] vs. Robbie Lawler [3], a middleweight main...
UFC 266 results: Nick Diaz can’t continue after Robbie Lawler drops him with vicious punch in third round
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC It took 17 years but Robbie Lawler [1] finally got his revenge. In a highly anticipated rematch with Nick Diaz [2] at UFC 266 [3], Lawler looked better than ever as he came...
Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler full fight video highlights
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Watch Nick Diaz [1] vs. Robbie Lawler [2] full fight video highlights from their clash at UFC 266 [3], courtesy of UFC and other outlets. Diaz vs. Lawler took place Sept. 25...
UFC 266 Tweets: Fighters react to Robbie Lawler’s win over Nick Diaz
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC There were glimpses of the old Nick Diaz [1] at UFC 266 [2], and many clear looks of the current Nick Diaz as he returned after a six-year layoff to rematch Robbie Lawler [3...
UFC 266 live blog: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy
Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy will clash in the UFC 266 co-main event Saturday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 266 [1] live blog for Valentina Shevchenko [2] vs. Lauren Murphy [3...
UFC 266 results: Curtis Blaydes puts on suffocating performance over Jairzinho Rozenstruik to win decision
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Curtis Blaydes [1] didn’t earn a raucous reaction from the Las Vegas crowd but that didn’t really matter because he’s still leaving UFC 266 [2] with a win on his resume....
Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler full fight video
The Nick Diaz [1] vs. Robbie Lawler [2] full fight video is still a banger even 17 years later. The two welterweight fan favorites were only in the beginning stages of their careers when they first crossed...
UFC 266 results: Jessica Andrade unleashes blistering barrage of strikes to finish Cynthia Calvillo
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC A loss to flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko [1] only seemed to motivate Jessica Andrade [2] as she came out guns blazing in her fight against Cynthia Calvillo [3] on...
UFC 266 live blog: Curtis Blaydes vs. Jarizinho Rozenstruik
Curtis Blaydes and Jarizinho Rozenstruik will clash on the UFC 266 main card Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 266 [1] live blog for Curtis Blaydes [2] vs. Jarizinho Rozenstruik,...
UFC 266 video: Merab Dvalishvili stages epic comeback to stop Marlon Moraes with vicious ground and pound
WHAT. A. COMEBACK @MerabDvalishvil [1] survived early danger to earn the TKO at #UFC266 [2] pic.twitter.com/cGk0HornD1 [3] — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 26, 2021 [4] Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC...
UFC 266 live blog: Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Jessica Andrade and Cynthia Calvillo will kick off the UFC 266 pay-per-view card Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC This is the UFC 266 [1] live blog for Jessica Andrade [2] vs. Cynthia Calvillo [...
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk full fight video highlights
Oleksandr Usyk connects against Anthony Joshua in their clash Saturday afternoon. | Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images Watch Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk full fight video highlights from their clash...
UFC 266 results: Dan Hooker calls out Beneil Dariush after dominating Nasrat Haqparast to win lopsided decision 
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dan Hooker [1] faced an ordeal just to get to UFC 266 [2] on Saturday night but he made the most of his trip after winning a lopsided decision over Nasrat Haqparast [3]....
UFC 266 video: Chris Daukaus sends split flying with Shamil Abdurakhimov stoppage
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus [1] continued to climb the heavyweight ranks at UFC 266 [2] with a second-round TKO that sent split flying from Shamil Abdurakhimov [3]’s mouth...
UFC 266 video: Jalin Turner blitzes Uros Medic with strikes, finishes with rear-naked choke
The % finish rate for @JalinTurner [1] remains intact. [ #UFC266 [2] | Early Prelims LIVE NOW on @ESPNPlus [3]...
Pros react to Oleksandr Usyk’s upset of Anthony Joshua
Oleksandr Usyk dominated Anthony Joshua in London on Saturday afternoon. | Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images Anthony Joshua’s fight with Tyson Fury might never happen now. Oleksandr Usyk defeated Joshua...
Judge finds probable cause for Jon Jones arrest, ‘Bones’ due in court Oct. 26
Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages Details on Jon Jones [1]’ domestic battery and vehicle tampering charges remain slim, but a Nevada judge has ruled the case can move forward. The judge on Saturday ruled...
UFC 266 video: Matthew Semelsberger starches Martin Sano in 15 seconds
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Instant replays could be aired in real-time with just 15 seconds elapsing between the opening bell and a concussion-producing punch from Matthew Semelsberger to Martin Sano...
Chris Daukaus jokes that his job as a full-time police officer is tougher than Stipe Miocic as a firefighter 
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Chris Daukaus [1] is proud to call himself a UFC heavyweight and a Philadelphia police officer, but at some point in the future he realizes that one of those professions will...
Curtis Blaydes calls Jairzinho Rozenstruick an ‘off-brand version of Derrick Lewis’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It didn’t take long for Curtis Blaydes [1] to realize what he did wrong that led to his knockout loss to Derrick Lewis [2] back in February that likely cost him a shot at the UFC...
Aljamain Sterling out of UFC 267 title fight vs. Petr Yan
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC The UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi will take place without one of its world champions. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that...
Jessica Andrade predicts KO win over Cynthia Calvillo, ‘easier’ path to another UFC title shot at flyweight
Jessica Andrade wants another crack at UFC flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade [1] feels “strong, fast, and happy” as a...
Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t think A.J. McKee’s resume stacks up: ‘It’s not as good as mine’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Until they end up in the same promotion or the UFC and Bellator decide to cross-promote, a champion vs. champion clash between Alexander Volkanovski [1] and A.J. McKee [2] remains...
Hot Tweets: Jon Jones’ arrest, Nick Diaz’s return, and the rest of UFC 266
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It is once again a UFC weekend, but unlike some of their recent offerings, UFC 266 [1] is an exceptional card on paper. We’ve got two title fights, the return of Nick Diaz and all...
Dana White: Kamaru Usman ‘without a doubt the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world right now’
Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images With an undefeated UFC record that includes 14 consecutive wins and four title defenses, Kamaru Usman [1] has separated himself from the pack when it comes to the debate...