The UFC’s anti doping partner, USADA, confirmed this afternoon that they have handed Bradley Scott (11-6-0) a two year suspension stemming from a positive test earlier this year.
After months of speculation, ONE Championship have officially announced the signing of former UFC lightweight champion “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez to a multi fight contract.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, was understandably pleased with his capture of the high profile free agent’s signature.
“I am thrilled to announce that multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez will be joining ONE Championship on a multiple-bout contract. Eddie is one of the world’s best martial artists in the world, and is no doubt a tremendous addition to the ONE roster. The ONE Championship roster is incredibly deep with talents such as Shinya Aoki, Eduard Folayang, and Amir Khan, among others. I am excited to have Eddie in that mix and to see some amazing matchups and performances. This is no doubt one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship.”
“The Underground King” is a multiple time former world champion and will arrive in ONE looking to add yet another strap to his trophy cabinet in what is likely to be the final stop of his illustrious career.
With less than six weeks to go until veteran stars Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz lock horns for the third (and probably final) time, Golden Boy Promotions have announced the full fight card for their first foray into the world of Mixed Martial Arts.
Just when things appeared to be settling down after the explosive events of UFC 229, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has issued a strongly worded ultimatum to the promotion, threatening to walk away from the promotion if they choose to fire his friend and team mate, Zubaira Tukhugov.
UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor Mcgregor was marketed as the biggest fight the UFC had ever put together. While that may be true for at least the immediate future, the chaos which followed Khabib’s fourth round submission win will undoubtedly be considered to be one of the most controversial and most talked about moments in the promotions history.
As is always the case, fans, media and fighters alike were all quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on the chaos unfolding in Las Vegas.
Here are some of the highlights.
KSW make their long awaited return to Wembley tonight with a card packed full of explosive fights.
Check back throughout the evening for all of the results as they happen.
Main Event- Heavyweight Title
Phil De Fries defeats Karol Bedorf via submission (second round)
Co-main Event – Heavyweight
Erko Jun defeats Popek Monster via TKO (round 2)
Michał Materla defeats Damian Janikowski via TKO (round 1)
Roberto Soldic defeats Dricus Du Plessis via KO (round 3)
Scott Askham defeats Marcin Wójcik via TKO (round 1)
Thiago Silva defeats James McSweeney via Unanimous Decision
Wagner Prado defeats Lukasz Parobiec via Knockout (round 1)
Akop Szostak vs. Jamie Sloane ruled as No Contest due to accidental eye poke by Szostak.
Leszek Krakowski defeats Alfie Davis via split decision.
With just two days to go until UFC 229, reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two weight UFC champion Conor McGregor will join UFC President Dana White at the Park Theater in Las Vegas for one final press conference.
Unlike their previous press event, this one will be open to the public and with both fighters in the midst of their respective weight cuts, it promises to be an extremely lively affair.
Over the last 24 hours, UFC President Dana White has been faced with an almost unprecedented amount of backlash from the MMA community following the announcement that a flyweight title contest between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks would be the main event for UFC 230 in New York.
The number of fans calling for Darren Till (17-1-1) to move up to 185lbs have been steadily increasing for some time now and it would appear that their wish has finally been granted.
With UFC 229 only days away, former two weight champion Conor McGregor has been doing the necessary media rounds to promote his 155lb title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
As is tradition, the Irishman has not been shy when it comes to making outlandish statements during these interviews. One of his more surprising comments came during an interview on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show on Monday. While taking Ariel throihh a list of potential future opponents whixh included the likes of Georges St Pierre, Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley, the Notorious one through a rather unexpected name into the mix.