Pound-for-pound MMA rankings – Alexander Volkanovski and Aljamain Sterling make strides into the top 10

A big win resulted in a small (but significant) move for Alexander Volkanovski. The UFC men’s bantamweight champion made his way with Chan Sung Jung on Saturday in their UFC 273 title fight, edging the South Korean 152-51 on his way to a one-sided fourth-round TKO . The win, Volkanovski’s 21st straight and third title … Read more

The UFC featherweight roster is deep and talented, but what will next year look like at 145?

Three weeks ago I wrote that the current featherweight division is the most interesting weight class in the UFC – and after another exciting event in Jacksonville, Florida, I stand by that. Alexander Volkanovski (24-1) has become a TV staple. He has always been a good fighter, having only suffered one defeat in his 10 … Read more

Takeaways from UFC 273 – Can anyone beat Volkanovski? Can Sterling silence the critics?

Alexander Volkanovski said he felt better than ever. He said his self-confidence was at an all-time high. He said he would arrest Chan Sung Jung. And it turned out Saturday night in Jacksonville. The Aussie put on a completely dominant display, feeding Jung in with a series of heavy blows to the head and body, … Read more

UFC 273 – Who’s next for Khamzat Chimaev, Alexander Volkanovski and Aljamain Sterling?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Khamzat Chimaev stole the show, as expected, at UFC 273 on Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over Gilbert Burns in what Dana White called one of the greatest fights he’s ever had. seen. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski put on his own show with a fourth-round stoppage of Chan Sung Jung. … Read more

Alexander Volkanovski defeats Chan Sung Jung to retain UFC featherweight title

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Alexander Volkanovski vowed to finish Saturday night, something he hasn’t done to an opponent since becoming UFC featherweight champion. One of the best fighters in the world kept his promise. Volkanovski stopped “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung via TKO (punches) 45 seconds into the fourth round on Saturday night in the … Read more

UFC 273 live results and analysis

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Chan Sung Jung knows this may be his last chance. “The Korean Zombie” first challenged for the UFC featherweight title in 2013. On Saturday, Jung will be back with a shot at winning the belt against champion Alexander Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 273 at VyStar. Veterans Memorial Arena. ESPN … Read more

Alexander Volkanovski and Chan Sung Jung make weight for UFC 273 main event

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Alexander Volkanovski’s latest featherweight title defense is official. Volkanovski and Chan Sung Jung, better known as “The Korean Zombie,” both weighed in at 144.5 pounds on Friday. Volkanovski will defend his UFC featherweight belt against Jung in the main event of UFC 273 on Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. ESPN ranked … Read more

UFC 273 Fight Rankings

A title fight makes a Saturday night special. And when there are two title fights on the fight card, that doubles the excitement of the big event. This weekend’s UFC 273 (Saturday, 10 p.m., on ESPN+ PPV) offers all of that and more. The 13-fight event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida … Read more

MMA pound-for-pound rankings — How did Israel Adesanya-Robert Whittaker fight impact the top 10?

Israel Adesanya showed he belongs among the top pound-for-pound fighters in MMA when he defended his UFC middleweight championship against a fellow top-10 fighter, ex-champ Robert Whittaker, and won a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 271. The problem for Adesanya, who was No. 2 in the ESPN rankings going into the bout, … Read more