Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return home to its roots in Nebraska with RFA 30 – Smith vs. Jardine in September. The promotion hosted its first show in the “Cornhusker State” in December 2011 and has since promoted MMA events in 13 states across 3 time zones. The main event of RFA 30 will feature Nebraska’s own Anthony “Lionheart” Smith against Brock “The Machine” Jardine in a headliner featuring two surging middleweights looking to return to the UFC. RFA 30 – Smith vs. Jardine will take place Friday, September 18th inside the state-of-the-art Pinnacle Bank Arena located in the state’s capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV and globally on Fight Network at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Aisling Daly, Matt Brown, Tim Means and Jeremy Stephens break down UFC 190’s main event between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated challenger Bethe Correia.
John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us this week’s edition of 5 Rounds Today to discuss UFC 189 fallout: Conor McGregor claiming the interim featherweight title after stopping Chad Mendes; the war of attrition between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald; Matt Brown vs. Tim Means; Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch, the future bout between McGregor vs. Jose Aldo, long-term issues from head trauma and more.
Fight Network’s John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us this week’s edition of 5 Rounds Today to discuss UFC 189 fallout: Conor McGregor claiming the interim featherweight title after stopping Chad Mendes; the war of attrition between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald; Matt Brown vs. Tim Means, the future bout between McGregor vs. Jose Aldo, long-term issues from head trauma and more.
Below are full results for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Below are full weigh-in results for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Watch as UFC 189 stars such as Robbie Lawler, Gunnar Nelson, Matt Brown, Brandon Thatch and more tell you about the craziest items they’ve purchased with the extra performance bonus money they’ve earned throughout their careers in the UFC.
Invicta featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino spoke to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani about her 45-second win at Invicta 13, potentially facing Ronda Rousey and much more.
Fight Network’s John Ramdeen speaks to the fighters of the UFC 189 undercard featuring Matt Brown, Tim Means, Brad Pickett, Thomas Almeida, Brandon Thatch and John Howard.
Gabriel Morency brings us this week’s MMA Meltdown with Reed Kuhn from fightnomics.com and oddsmaker Joey Oddessa joining the show to discuss the UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor card including Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor, Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald, Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch, Matt Brown vs. Tim Means, and Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia. Plus, Gabe brings us the video of the week.
Fight Network’s John Pollock, John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us the latest including bouts added to UFC on FOX 16: TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao rematch; Anthony Pettis returns against Myles Jury and Matt Brown vs. Nate Diaz cancelled on Newsmakers.
John Pollock and Robin Black give us the latest including Nate Diaz in works to face Matt Brown at UFC 189 or against Anthony Pettis at a future event, Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee to headline UFC San Diego and Sara McMann targets bout vs. Cat Zingano on Newsmakers.
UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian is joined by guest host Michael Bisping. The crew interviews interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and rising lightweight contender Tony Ferguson. Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani add reports.
UFC TONIGHT Guest Host Michael Bisping on who Chad Mendes should fight next: “There’s an Irishman out there who may not have liked what he saw Saturday morning. But I don’t think Chad should wait for the winner of Aldo – McGregor. I think he should fight the winner of Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber.”
Check out highlights of Rafael dos Anjos winning the UFC lightweight title from Anthony Pettis. Watch highlights of Joanna Jedrzejczyk title-winning performance over Carla Esparza at UFC 185.
Below are full results for UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Just two weeks removed from its last pay-per-view event, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a stacked UFC 185 card this Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis faces arguably the toughest test of his career opposite surging Brazilian contender Rafael dos Anjos, while undefeated Polish No. 1 contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk challenges women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza for the newly minted title.
On episode #6 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, all roads lead to weigh-in day. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, welterweights Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown and strawweight challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk cut their final pounds in the gym, jacuzzi and hotel rooms. Then it’s off to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for the fighters to face the scale — and their opponents.
On episode #5 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, things get tense between strawweight champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza and salty challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk, culminating in a media day staredown. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his brother, flyweight Sergio, make weight while dreaming of snacks. Then both Pettises and Esparza sneak in one final training session.
Former welterweight champ Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks goes one round with Megan Olivi, talking about his restaurant, his upcoming opponent, and what is next in line for his career. Watch Hendricks battle Matt Brown at UFC 185 in Dallas.
Below are full weigh-in results for UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos from Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
Fight Network’s Cody Saftic (@CjSaftic) and Paul Shaughnessy (@PaulShag) bring us this edition of Bookie Beatdown to make their Kountermove and DraftKings picks for UFC 185: Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk; Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown; Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson and more.
On episode #4 of UFC 185 Embedded, it’s open workout day in Dallas. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis trains and stretches outside of the spotlight, while strawweight champion Carla Esparza gets some upscale room service. Strawweight challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes in an evening workout, and lightweight challenger Rafael Dos Anjos predicts a new champion come Saturday. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship double-header at UFC 185, taking place March 14 on pay-per-view.
UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown talks about what motivates him to perform at a high level in the Octagon. Brown battles former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas.
Gabriel Morency brings us this week’s MMA Meltdown featuring Fightnomics’ Reed Kuhn preview UFC 185 including Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzeczyk; Matt Brown vs. Johny Hendricks; Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem and more. Robin Black joins the show to make his Kountermove picks with Gabe.
Check out our Kountermove fantasy MMA freeroll at Kountermove.com.
On episode #3 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, the stars of the card converge in Dallas. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis lands but is missing a bag, while Roy Nelson brings one that’s unmistakably his. Also on site: welterweight Johny Hendricks nimbly parks his big rig; strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk books her first title defense alongside another UFC JJ; heavyweight Alistair Overeem takes an autograph shortcut; and strawweight champion Carla Esparza, welterweight Matt Brown and lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos check their weight.
UFC welterweight Matt Brown talks about his father’s influence, his family and how fighting helped him grow from a boy to a man. Watch Brown take on former champ Johny Hendricks at UFC 185.
Matt Brown is looking to take his rightful position as the No. 1 welterweight contender with a win over Johny Hendricks. Brown tells all about his camp, coaches, family, thoughts about steroids and how he feels going into UFC 185.
On episode #2 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, welterweight Matt Brown checks in with his twins and then works out in borrowed gear. In Texas, his opponent Johny Hendricks sticks to his diet during a family meal at his family restaurant. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis packs alongside his brother — fellow UFC 185 fighter Sergio — making sure to bring his lucky belt. And lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos huddles with his family before departing to Dallas… alongside a fighter who wears the accessory he intends to bring home.
Fight Network’s John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us the latest including a look at UFC 185’s main event with Anthony Pettis attempting to defend his lightweight title against Rafael dos Anjos; Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown; Henry Cejudo vs. Chris Cariaso and Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson on Newsmakers.
Fight Network recaps RFA 24 from March 6 in Prior Lake, MN. featuring Benjamin Smith finishing Indalceio Tat Romero to claim the RFA welterweight title, Melvin Blumer knocking out Jeff Curran, Bojan Velickovic punching out Chris Hugh, Matt Brown defeating Andre Tieva and more.
In a brand new Inside The Octagon from Unibet, John Gooden and Dan Hardy look ahead to the big matchups at UFC 185 including Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown, Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos.
Looking to further his championship legacy, Anthony Pettis takes on Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 for the UFC lightweight title. Go inside the camps and hear from the participants and their coaches, as they talk about the big fight.