(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman gave his thoughts on his fight with Colby Covington at the UFC 245 post-fight press conference on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Usman had to go into deep waters to finish Covington, putting him away with seconds left in the
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 10:23 am
Following the third round in Saturday's UFC 245 main event title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, the challenger returned to his corner and told his cornermen that he thought that his jaw was broken. He fought for another nine minutes and ten seconds before being stopped by
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 9:35 am
Kamari Usman argued at the post-fight news conference that it was he, and not Colby Covington, who best represented the American Dream.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 15, 2019, 9:32 am
Following Saturday's UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, the fight promotion revealed the recipients of the performance-based bonuses. Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, Petr Yan, and Irene Aldana earned the $50,000 incentives.Fight of the Night honors went to the main event
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:25 am
UFC 245 was topped by three championship fights, but one of those fights easily stood out from the others, as was reflected in the UFC 245 fighter payroll. Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington’s welterweight title fight was the headliner for a reason, because that’s the fight that people were paying their
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:06 am
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman put his title on the line for the first time in the UFC 245 main event on Saturday against former interim titleholder Colby Covington. It was a grudge match. The two despise each other and months of trash talk led up to Saturday's title fight.There was no feeling
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:40 am
The Blessed Era may not have come to an end, but it’s at least on pause, as Alexander Volkanovski upset long-reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway at UFC 245 on Saturday in Las Vegas.Holloway had won 14 consecutive featherweight fights after his loss long ago to Conor McGregor. The only other blip
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 6:28 am
Two-division champion Amanda Nunes put her bantamweight belt on the line against former featherweight titleholder Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 in Las Vegas on Saturday. De Randamie entered the bout on a five-fight winning streak having not lost since November 2013. That loss was to Nunes.In their
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:29 am
Marlon Moraes maintained his stranglehold as the No. 1 contender in the bantamweight division, taking a split nod over former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC 245 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Moraes opened the fight with his blistering speed, immediately going after Aldo with lightning quick punches
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:07 am
Peter Yan said prior to UFC 245 that he would be happy to send Urijah Faber back into retirement. He may have done just that. Faber returned to the Octagon with an impressive win over bantamweight upstart Ricky Simon earlier this year, but it was a much taller order to face the No. 4 ranked Yan.It didn
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:16 am
Kamaru Usman did what he said he was going to do and finished Colby Covington late in the fifth round.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 15, 2019, 2:10 am
Max Holloway defends his featherweight title Saturday at UFC 245 against Alexander Volkanovski.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 14, 2019, 1:30 am
Covington will challenge Kumaru Usman for the UFC welterweight belt on Saturday. It seems safe to say at least one champ won't be rooting for him.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 14, 2019, 12:56 am
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Jon Jones goes off on Colby Covington, with whom he has a history, at the UFC 247 press conference on Friday, Dec. 13, in Las Vegas.Covington has built his career on winning in the Octagon and making enemies outside of it. Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 14, 2019, 12:17 am
With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC's most durable, likable
Author: Associated Press
Posted: December 14, 2019, 12:15 am
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Watch the first staredowns between the championship doubleheader fighters from UFC 247. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones squares off with Dominick Reyes in the UFC 247 main event, while flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko faces Katlyn Chookagian in the co-main
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 14, 2019, 12:06 am
Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole makes his picks for the three titles on the line Saturday at UFC 245 in Las Vegas.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 13, 2019, 10:11 pm
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to go big in its final pay-per-view event of 2019. Not one, not two, but three championship fights top the UFC 245 fight card slated for Dec. 14 in Las Vegas.The bouts were made official at Friday's early morning weigh-in.The UFC 245 main event features a
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2019, 7:08 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)The highly anticipated UFC 245 main event grudge match between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington is set following Friday's weigh-in.The feud between Usman and Covington has building for years. UFC officials are ready to take advantage
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2019, 7:07 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)The UFC 245 co-main event title fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski is official following Friday's weigh-in. Holloway will look to keep his domination of the featherweight division intact, as he puts his belt on the line against Volkanovski
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2019, 6:38 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)The UFC 245 women's bantamweight championship bout is set after double-champ Amanda Nunes and challenger Germaine de Randamie made weight on Friday. Each woman stepped on the scale at 134.5 pounds. Watch as Nunes and de Randamie stepped on the scale at the UFC
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2019, 6:38 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo moved down to bantamweight for UFC 245. Aldo had trouble making weight a couple of times at featherweight, so there were many fans and pundits questioning his drop to 135 pounds. He quieted the doubters rather quickly as part
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2019, 6:21 pm
Jairzinho Rozenstruik recently scored the biggest victory of his career, so he took aim at the top of the UFC heavyweight division. He hit his target. After defeating Alistair Overeem recently at UFC Fight Night in Washington, DC, Rozenstruik decided he was ready to enter the realm of title talk. In
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 13, 2019, 5:39 am
Reug Reug, a superstar of traditional Senegalese wrestling whose biceps bulge under his green vest, was overflowing with confidence ahead of his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut on Saturday. The traditional wrestler, whose real name is Oumar Kane, is one of a number in Senegal looking to test their mettle
Author: AFP
Posted: December 13, 2019, 12:43 am
Bitter rivals Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman face-off Saturday at UFC 245 in Las Vegas to vie for Usman's welterweight world title.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 13, 2019, 12:08 am
Colby Covington has to worry about Kamaru Usman this weekend at UFC 245, but he’s already landed in the crosshairs of the “baddest motherf---er� in the game.Jorge Masvidal took to Twitter on Thursday to unleash a series of messages aimed at his American Top Team teammate and former friend after their
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 11:26 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Colby Covington on Thursday continued his claims that Kamaru Usman is using EPO and steroids, performance-enhancing drugs of the most egregious kind. He even stated that he himself has not been tested yet leading up to their fight at UFC 245.It is often difficult
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 11:03 pm
UFC president Dana White sat down with Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole to discuss the stacked UFC 245 card, Jorge Masvidal, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather and the status of Zuffa boxing.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 10:12 pm
UFC president Dana White sat down with Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole for an exclusive interview at the UFC offices to discuss the state of the UFC in 2019 and what 2020 could bring.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: December 12, 2019, 9:57 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Amanda Nunes could be forgiven for overlooking Germaine de Randamie. After all, the UFC's first female double-champ has beaten the same challenger before.Nunes, however, doesn't approach the fight that way. Since their first fight in 2013, Nunes has gone
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 9:50 pm
The former interim welterweight champion has lost the respect of his peers, especially after admitting that he's gone the pro wrestling route of playing a character people love to hate.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 12, 2019, 9:16 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)See all the fighters stare each other down at the UFC 245 Media Day Face-Offs: Colby Covington, Kamari Usman, Amanda Nunes, Max Holloway, Jose Aldo and the rest of the fighters take the stage.* * *TRENDING > Kamaru Usman disses Colby Covington’s act; Max Holloway
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 9:01 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Kamaru Usman talks about Colby Covington and their turbulent history before they meet in Saturday's UFC 245 main event in Las Vegas.* * *TRENDING > Nate Diaz unleashes behind-the-scenes footage with Nick Diaz Army from UFC 244 fight week* * *The UFC 245 fight
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 2:00 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Watch Kamaru Usman, Max Holloway, and Amanda Nunes from their UFC 245 Athlete Panel appearance on Wednesday in Las Vegas. All three fighters answered questions ahead of this weekend's bouts.* * *TRENDING > Watch Amanda Nunes lay out Holly Holm with a head
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 5:27 am
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Watch Colby Covington, Alexander Volkanovski, and Germaine de Randamie from their UFC 245 Athlete Panel appearance on Wednesday in Las Vegas. All three fighters answered questions ahead of this weekend's bouts.* * *TRENDING > UFC releases Renan Barao and
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 5:14 am
Can Amanda Nunes stop a much improved Germaine de Randamie six years after their first meeting? Elias Cepeda looks at the bantamweight title rematch.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 12, 2019, 1:03 am
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Kamaru Usman disses on Colby Covington's 'act.' Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes say why they stay away from not being themselves. All three champions were on stage together at the UFC 245 Athletes Panel.Usman puts his welterweight championship on the line
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 12, 2019, 12:21 am
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)When asked a fan question at the UFC 245 Athlete Panel on Wednesday, Colby Covington went on a tangent about the Jeffrey Epstein and Clinton hit list conspiracy and his upcoming opponent, Kamaru Usman.* * *TRENDING > Nate Diaz unleashes behind-the-scenes footage
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 11, 2019, 10:56 pm
Cody Stamann doesn't understand how he wasn't awarded a win at the UFC's most recent event, and talked to Yahoo Sports about the financial stress the situation put him under.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 11, 2019, 10:48 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)Colby Covington doesn’t shy away from his problems with Dana White at the UFC 245 pre-fight athlete panel.Covington squares off with champion Kamaru Usman in the UFC 245 main event on Saturday in Las Vegas. White typically puts the belt around the waist of the winner
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 11, 2019, 10:32 pm
UFC double champion Amanda Nunes doesn't think she'd be at the top of her sport if not for her fiancee Nina Ansaroff.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 11, 2019, 4:43 am
With several hundred athletes on the roster, it's no surprise that there is a revolving door of fighters joining and leaving the ranks of the UFC.A couple recent releases were rather notable in former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and former women's bantamweight and flyweight challenger
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 11, 2019, 2:18 am
(Courtesy of UFC)Widely regarded as the top female fighter in the world, UFC double-champ Amanda Nunes is gearing up for the next defense of her bantamweight belt when she faces Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in Las Vegas.Ahead of UFC 245, take a look back at Nunes's show-stopping knockout
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 11, 2019, 12:08 am
Liz Carmouche was released by the UFC for no good reason and in about the worst way imaginable. Yet, her case highlights much broader exploitation of its athletes by the UFC.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 10, 2019, 9:42 pm
(Courtesy of UFC)See welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington prepare for their UFC 245 main event matchup. UFC 245 goes down on December 14 in Las Vegas, live on Pay-Per-View.* * *RELATED: * UFC 245 Countdown: Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski * UFC 245 Countdown: Amanda
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 9, 2019, 6:26 pm
Holloway just turned 28 and he’s wise beyond his years.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 5:49 pm
(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)See the highlights and recap from UFC on ESPN 7: Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik from Saturday's event in Washington DC.* * *TRENDING > WARNING: NSFW images of Alistair Overeem’s shredded lip* * *Tune in to MMAWeekly.com for full UFC 245: Usman
Author: MMA Weekly
Posted: December 8, 2019, 7:44 pm