Posts Tagged "UFC"

Mark Hunt’s withdrawal from November’s UFC Sydney has again brought chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) into fans’ consciousness. The UFC appears to be making a stand on brain injury, and therefore the time is right for a discussion about gloves and wrist wraps.

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Mark Hunt, the UFC’s oldest fighter, may have penned his own resignation letter last month.

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It’s official: UFC flyweight and pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson is the most accomplished champion in the history of the sport.

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UFC 216, Ferguson versus Lee, is upon us and there are a number of exciting fights. Let’s get into the main card preview and predictions.

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Jon Jones, what have you done? When I first heard that the UFC light-heavyweight champ had failed a urine test, I admit I was shocked. But this soon gave way to frustration and anger.

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UFC 215 recap

By , 13 Sep 2017

With a debatable result in the headline fight, a couple of bouts which probably should have been stopped, and most fans still angry at Ray Borg, UFC 215 will not be the most keenly remembered card of all time. But that is not to say it did not have its moments.

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The time for trash talking is over. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are set to square off on Sunday, August 27 (AEST) in Las Vegas. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to streaming the event.

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While Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is being billed as the biggest fight of all time – and it’s hard to argue – there are some big title bouts on the undercard when the pair do battle at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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After months anticipation, media hype and fanfare, what could be known as the biggest sporting event of our lifetime is finally here.

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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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