When Conor McGregor demolished his opponent in the first-ever MMA knockout

When Conor McGregor demolished his opponent in the first-ever MMA knockout

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is known as one of MMA’s finest knockout artists. McGregor’s left hand has, in fact, become the stuff of legends. Let’s revisit the first time the Irishman secured a knockout win in MMA. Unsurprisingly, the Irishman finished his first-ever pro MMA fight via knockout. In his pro debut in March 2008 … Read more

Ariel Helwani details why other promotions made a huge mistake by not ‘throwing the world’ at Bo Nickal

Ariel Helwani has stressed how big of a loss some MMA promotions could potentially suffer by missing out on Bo Nickal. Nickal, one of the hottest prospects in the sport, was recently signed by the UFC after two dominant victories on Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS). As far as Helwani is concerned, a number of … Read more

MMA News Roundup: DWCS standouts to be added to UFC 4 video game, Charles Oliveira’s coach makes bold claim for Islam Makhachev fight, Dana White discusses fan and media blackout for UFC Vegas 61

Welcome to today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA News Roundup, where we present the biggest UFC updates and other stories from the world of mixed martial arts. In today’s issue, we talk about a couple of fighters from Dana White’s Contender Series being added to the EA Sports video game, Charles Oliveira’s coach making a … Read more

You “Don’t Reward an NBA Team for Playing Good Defense,” So Why Do It In MMA?

Juan Archuleta, Bellator 277/279 Press Conference, Los Angeles Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press Former Bellator MMA bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta returns to action at Bellator 286 this Saturday. Archuleta (25-4) is looking to shake off back-to-back losses, the most recent of which saw him bounced from the bantamweight grand prix, in an interim fight with Sergio … Read more

Bo Nickal earns UFC contract with 52-second submission win over Donovan Beard

LAS VEGAS — Prepare yourselves for some Bo Nickal hype. Nickal, a three-time NCAA Division I national collegiate wrestling champion, starched another opponent on Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday night, submitting Donovan Beard with a triangle choke just 52 seconds into their middleweight bout. It was Nickal’s second win on the Contender Series in … Read more

MMA legend Cris Cyborg picks up decision win in first boxing match amid talk of fight with undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor

Former UFC champion Cris Cyborg picked up an eight-round decision win in her boxing debut on Sunday night in Brazil. The MMA legend, who has won 20 fights by knockout in her MMA career, looked good but was unable to find the finish against Simone Silva during the Fight Music Show 2 co-main event in … Read more

UFC champ Leon Edwards still says Kamaru Usman ‘deserving of trilogy’

Leon Edwards isn’t swerving from the obvious matchup for his first UFC welterweight title defense: a trilogy bout with Kamaru Usman. Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) is just more than a week removed from one of the most shocking championship victories in UFC history. After losing three of four rounds and with less than a … Read more

Veteran explains how UFC could retain Nate Diaz, Islam Makhachev claps back at Michael Chandler, Dana White compares Florida to Abu Dhabi (Sept. 27, 2022)

Welcome to today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA News Roundup, where we present the biggest UFC updates and other stories from the world of mixed martial arts. In today’s issue, we talk about a UFC veteran explaining how the company could end up retaining Nate Diaz, Islam Makhachev responding to Michael Chandler’s criticism and more. … Read more

UFC, Bellator fights announced from Sept. 19-25

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s almost impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC or … Read more

MMA star Conor McGregor posts new sparring footage ‘live from the s*** hot factory’ as he edges closer to UFC comeback

MMA legend Conor McGregor appears to be edging closer to his eagerly anticipated comeback and has begun full-contact sparring again. The former dual-weight UFC champion has been out of action since fracturing his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021 and is not expected to return to the Octagon until next year. getty … Read more