Posts Tagged "UFC"

Against all odds, one of the most lucrative fights in combat sports history has been made official, with Yahoo Sports reporting on Thursday that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into a boxing ring to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 27 (AEST) in Las Vegas.

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After much talk and speculation, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are officially locked in for a bout on August 26.

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The much-hyped fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continues to edge closer to reality, with Mayweather Promotions reportedly planning to go to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request a date for the bout.

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In the main event of UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland, Mark Hunt has defeated American Derrick Lewis in front of a packed house.

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Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker has given home fans a thrill, with a superb move that ended his lightweight bout with American Ross Pearson during Fight Night 110.

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Adopted Aussie Ben Nguyen entered his flyweight bout against the world’s number eight ranked fighter Tim Elliott as the underdog at Fight Night 110 in Auckland, but quickly proved his doubters wrong.

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Jose Aldo will be looking to defend his UFC featherweight title when he takes on interim-champion Max Holloway. Join The Roar from 12pm AEST for live coverage and round-by-round updates.

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The UFC world has a new featherweight champion, after American Max Holloway ended Brazilian Jose Aldo’s reign with a technical knockout victory at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro.

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A contentious decision gave the fight between Erick Silva and Yancy Medeiros a divisive finish at UFC 212.

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Top Rank Ceo Bob Arum has offered Manny Pacquiao as a possible replacement for a super fight with Connor McGregor should Floyd Mayweather not agree to terms on the potential bout.

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Robert Whittaker may be heading for the bright lights of Vegas for an interim middleweight title fight on July 8 – but he won’t be there long.

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Australian Robert Whittaker will receive an interim middleweight title shot at UFC 213, with president Dana White announcing the news on Wednesday Morning (AEST).

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With the announcement that UFC megastar Conor McGregor has agreed to terms to take on Floyd Mayweather, we are one step closer to seeing one of the most intriguing fights ever.

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Believe it or not, but the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor circus that has captured the world’s attention is closing in on reality, with both UFC President Dana White and McGregor himself stating that negotiations for the mega-fight have been wrapped up on their end.

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When Stipe Miocic punched Junior dos Santos’ lights out on Sunday, he gained membership to an exclusive club of the most successful heavyweight champs in UFC history.

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Fight results Main card Heavyweight Championship: Stipe Miocic def. Junior Dos Santos via TKO (punches) 2:22, R1 to defend the UFC heavyweight championship

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Reports are coming in from the UFC that the megafight between Mayweather vs McGregor could be off. The money the fighting Irishman could make for the fight would dwarf what he would make in MMA.

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After the UFC sold for approximately $4bn last July, the way the promotion conducts business has changed drastically under new owners WME-IMG.

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When Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather enter the boxing ring in the not-too-distant future – and I bet they do – I’ll be in the McGregor corner hoping for a long bout with a clear outcome.

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American Mike Perry has continued on in his signature style of winning, with a 10th victory by knockout at UFC Fight Night 108, this time against compatriot Jake Ellenberger.

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