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Kevin Holland reacts to Trevin Giles cancellation at UFC Vegas 5: ‘I could bite somebody’s ear off’
MMA Fighting LAS VEGAS — After his UFC Vegas 5 bout with Trevin Giles [1] was canceled at the last second, Kevin Holland [2] spoke to reporters backstage at UFC APEX. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/...
Bobby Green reflects on going from ‘50 different homes’ to ‘having own house’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images LAS VEGAS — UFC veteran Bobby Green [1] spoke to reporters about his win at UFC Vegas 5, what the victory means for him, and much more Saturday night. [1]...
Jennifer Maia will receive next flyweight title shot, responds to reigning champ Valentina Shevchenko
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jennifer Maia [1] made the most of a huge opportunity in the co-main event at UFC Vegas 5. After her original opponent fell off the card less than two weeks...
A cursed 48 hours puts UFC Vegas 5 among the most snake-bitten events in UFC history
Ed Herman and Gerald Meerschaert | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The magic of Fight Island apparently did not make the trip when the UFC returned home. With an Abu Dhabi sojourn [1] that produced numerous...
Joanne Calderwood releases statement after ‘rough night at the office’ at UFC Vegas 5
Joanne Calderwood | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com Joanne Calderwood [1] has released a statement after a scary moment following her UFC Vegas 5 submission loss to Jennifer Maia [2]. UFC president Dana White [...
The Weekly Grind: Jorge Masvidal documents Fight Island trip in latest video series
YouTube: Jorge Masvidal What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than...
Sean O’Malley jab at Cody Garbrandt starts Twitter sparring session
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bantamweight [1] standout Sean O’Malley [2] wasn’t cheering Cody Garbrandt [3]’s push for a flyweight title shot against Deiveson Figueiredo [4]. Since his fourth octagon win, a...
Trevin Giles hospitalized after fainting at UFC Vegas 5; Dana White says fighter’s ‘anxiety went through the roof’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC middleweight Trevin Giles [1] will remain overnight in a Las Vegas hosptial on the advice of doctors after fainting backstage at UFC Vegas 5. Giles, 27,...
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tanner Boser targeted for UFC event on Oct. 3
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC world champion Andrei Arlovski [1] is set to take on a surging contender this fall. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting...
Mike Perry apologizes to UFC, promises to be ‘better role model’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC With a son on the way, Mike Perry [1] wants to turn over a new leaf three weeks after being accused of assaulting three people at a Lubbock, Texas, restaurant. The UFC...
Edmen Shahbazyan releases first statement following loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 5
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images For most of his UFC career, Edmen Shahbazyan [1] has been the hammer. But on Saturday night in the UFC Vegas 5 main event, he became the nail. After stepping...
Dana White rips doctor for delayed decision in allowing Edmen Shahbazyan to continue at UFC Vegas 5
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images A final elbow strike from Derek Brunson [1] rattled 22-year-old prospect Edmen Shahbazyan [2] and possibly left him unconscious for a brief moment at the end...
Video: UFC Vegas 5 post-fight show
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines following UFC Vegas 5 Saturday night at the UFC APEX, including...
UFC Vegas 5 bonuses: Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green earns Fight of the night
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images It appears the rematch was just as good as the original, and both earned post-fight honors. Less than three years after their split draw, Bobby Green [1] and...
Joanne Calderwood passes out backstage after UFC Vegas 5 fight, taken to local hospital
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Flyweight [1] contender Joanne Calderwood [2] was taken to a local hospital when she passed out backstage after her fight with Jennifer Maia [3] on Saturday...
UFC Vegas 5 in Tweets: Pros react to Derek Brunson’s TKO over Edmen Shahbazyan
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images After a month of holding events on Fight Island, the UFC’s return to Las Vegas is officially in the books With a myriad of last minute fight changes entering...
UFC Vegas 5 Results: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 5 results for the Brunson vs. Shahbazyan fight card in Las Vegas, live blogs of the top two fights, and live UFC Vegas 5 Twitter [...
Derek Brunson silences the doubters with brutal finish against Edmen Shahbazyan in UFC Vegas 5 main event
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Despite a higher ranking and a wealth of experience against top competition, Derek Brunson [1] walked into the UFC Vegas 5 main event as a decided underdog...
UFC Vegas 5 post-fight press conference video
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The UFC Vegas 5 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...
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan full fight video highlights
"HE IS HURT." Watch the final moments of RD 2. #UFCVegas5 [1] pic.twitter.com/Sc7n2TxFPy [2] — UFC (@ufc) August 2, 2020 [3] Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Watch Derek Brunson vs. Edmen...
UFC Vegas 5 live blog: Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This is the UFC Vegas 5 live blog for Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan [1], the middleweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas...
UFC Vegas 5 results: Jennifer Maia gets Valentina Shevchenko’s attention after tapping out Joanne Calderwood
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jennifer Maia [1] may have just put herself into position to fight for a UFC title. After Joanne Calderwood [2] opted to accept a matchup against her on...
UFC Vegas 5 live blog: Joanne Calderwood vs. Jennifer Maia
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This is the UFC Vegas 5 live blog for Joanne Calderwood vs. Jennifer Maia [1], the flyweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas...
UFC Vegas 5 results: Vicente Luque calls out Nate Diaz after demolishing Randy Brown by knockout
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Vicente Luque [1] always likes to put on a show and his latest win at UFC on Vegas 5 was no different. The veteran welterweight was already ahead on the...
UFC Vegas 5 results: Bobby Green showcases diverse striking attack to outduel Lando Vannata
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Bobby Green [1] didn’t get the decision in his first fight with Lando Vannata [2], but he left no doubt whatsoever in their rematch. A diverse striking...
Trevin Giles faints backstage, UFC Vegas 5 fight against Kevin Holland canceled
UFC Vegas 5 lost another fight just moments after the main card was slated to start after Trevin Giles [1] fainted backstage prior to his middleweight bout against Kevin Holland [2]. The announcement was...
UFC Vegas 5 video: Jonathan Martinez batters Frankie Saenz before highlight-reel finish
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Frankie Saenz [1] refused to make it easy for Jonathan Martinez [2] to stop him. But eventually, he could only take so much punishment. After a near-finish...
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ed Herman pulled from UFC Vegas 5 due to positive COVID-19 test
Gerald Meerschaert | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The light heavyweight fight between Gerald Meerschaert [1] and Ed Herman [2] has been pulled from Saturday night’s card after Meerschaert tested positive for...
Herbert Burns, Daniel Pineda targeted for UFC 252
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images A featherweight contest has been added to UFC 252 [1]. Herbert Burns [2] and Daniel Pineda [3] are set to clash at the next pay-per-view on Aug. 15 at the...
Georges St-Pierre joins RDS as analyst for French UFC broadcasts
Georges St-Pierre | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC legend Georges St-Pierre [1] is stepping into the broadcast booth. On Friday, the UFC announced via press release [2] that “GSP” is the newest member of...
Ketlen Vieira vs. Marion Reneau booked for UFC card on Sept. 26
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bantamweights Ketlen Vieira [1] and Marion Reneau [2] will face off at the upcoming UFC event scheduled for Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA...
Dana White lauds Joanne Calderwood risking title fight at UFC Vegas 5: ‘I love it’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight Joanne Calderwood [1] may miss out on a title shot against champ Valentina Shevchenko [2] if she can’t beat Jennifer Maia [3] at UFC Vegas 5. Fans might question the...
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier set for UFC 254
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A middleweight fight between former champion Robert Whittaker [1] and the surging Jared Cannonier [2] is on tap for UFC 254 on Oct. 24. Sources confirmed the matchup to MMA...
Walt Harris vs. Alexander Volkov targeted for UFC 254
Walt Harris | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Walt Harris [1] and Alexander Volkov [2] will try to bounce back from recent losses at UFC 254. The heavyweight fighters are set to compete at the Oct. 24 pay-per-...
Hot Tweets: The UFC’s middleweight title picture and Khabib vs. GSP
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC is finally finished on Fight Island but that doesn’t mean they’re stopping anytime soon. There are fights for the next 13(!) weekends in a row, kickstarting with tonight’s...
Retro Robbery Review: Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson at UFC 208
Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11, 2017 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting /Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery”...
Dana White: Cryptic Conor McGregor tweet was response to Khamzat Chimaev call-out
Khamzat Chimaev | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images According to Dana White [1], rising star Khamzat Chimaev [2] is on Conor McGregor [3]’s radar. “The Notorious” issued a cryptic two-word tweet on Thursday,...
UFC Vegas 5 predictions
Edmen Shahbazyan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Edmen Shahbazyan [1] is ready for his close-up. Just 22 years old, Shahbazyan has been positioned at the front and center of all of the UFC’s promotional efforts...
UFC APEX targeted for September events, including UFC 253
Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports It looks like the UFC won’t be going back to Fight Island so soon. The promotion has requested permits for four events at the UFC APEX, including the Sept. 19 date reserved...
Video: Trevin Giles downplays missed training session with UFC Vegas 5 opponent Kevin Holland: ‘I don’t brush people off’
Trevin Giles | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Trevin Giles [1] and Kevin Holland [2] will collide at UFC APEX to open the UFC Vegas 5 main card, but that’s where the animosity ends on on Giles’ side. While...
UFC Vegas 5 preview show
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC Vegas 5 is just one day away, and MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down all the storylines heading into Saturday’s event in Las Vegas...
Dana White reacts to Dan Hardy, Marc Goddard confrontations: ‘I will fire you on the spot if you approach official’
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC President Dana White [1] is laying down the law on confronting UFC officials one week after a highly publicized dustup between UFC commentator Dan Hardy [2] and Herb...
Video: UFC Vegas 5 weigh-in staredowns
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images After UFC Vegas 5 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off on Friday in Las Vegas.
UFC Vegas 5 weigh-in results: Headliners on weight, Jonathan Martinez misses by 4.5 pounds, one bout canceled
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Edmen Shahbazyan [1] had no problems making weight for his first UFC main event. The unbeaten 22-year-old weighed in at 185.5 pounds for the UFC Vegas 5 [2] middleweight headliner...
UFC Vegas 5 weigh-in video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the UFC Vegas 5 [1] weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC Vegas 5 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning. In the main event, Derek Brunson [2] and Edmen...
With Derek Campos out, Adam Borics welcomes Mike Hamel at Bellator 243
Adam Borics | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Adam Borics [1] has a new opponent for the Bellator “Fightsphere.” Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Derek Campos...
Video: Ahmad Al Darmaki disqualified after shoving, grabbing referee Marc Goddard at UAE Warriors 12
Referee Marc Goddard and Ahmad Al Darmaki at a UAE Warriors show on Friday in Abu Dhabi | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter Featherweight Ahmad Al Darmaki threw away a much-needed win on Friday. Al Darmaki blew a...
Ray Borg out of UFC Vegas 5, Johnny Munoz steps in to fight Nathan Maness
Ray Borg | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For the second time this year, Ray Borg [1] has been removed from a scheduled fight. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that Borg will no longer be competing in a...