Posts Tagged "UFC"

In a couple of days’ time one of the most lucrative – for those who like their sporting events to be defined by the dollar sign – boxing matches of all time takes place in Las Vegas.

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With increased participation, incredible pay increases, and a general growth in popularity, no sport is promoting the role of women more than mixed martial arts.

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While it has been labeled as a battle between two of the biggest, most successful sports stars in the world, the demand for tickets to Floyd Mayweather, Connor McGregor fight is waning, creating headaches for promoters.

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One of the greatest super-fights in the modern era of boxing is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the coming weeks, with a match-up that has been demanded by boxing fans for years.

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In my previous article I outlined two reasons why Conor McGregor, though a rank outsider, may actually have a chance to beat Floyd Mayweather. Here I present the last three.

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If you were to listen to the mainstream boxing media, you would be forgiven for thinking that the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor fight is the biggest mismatch in boxing history.

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Fight results

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“Just forget about the knee,” Robert Whittaker’s cornerman shouted at his charge as he entered the third round of Sunday’s interim middleweight UFC championship bout as a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.

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Robert Whittaker overcame a re-aggravated knee injury to claim Australia’s first UFC title with a unanimous points win over Cuba’s Yoel Romero in Las Vegas.

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Fight results Main card Interim Middleweight Championship: Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) to become the new interim UFC middleweight champion.

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Australia could have its first ever UFC champion when 26-year-old Robert Whittaker faces off against Cuba’s Yoel Romero on Sunday, July 9 at roughly 1:00pm (AEST). This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to watching the fight.

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Australia’s own Robert Whittaker will look to become the country’s first ever UFC champion when he takes on Yoel Romero at the T Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, with the fight starting at approximately 1:00pm (AEST) on Sunday, July 9.

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Four years ago, if you had asked me what ‘Bellator’ was? I would not have been able to tell you. Fast forward four years, I get excited every Bellator event.

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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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