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 5 Rounds of Okamoto – A UFC heavyweight heist, Khamzat Chimaev’s cap and the future of Jorge Masvidal

We’re in the midst of a very rare bye week in the UFC schedule — and in MMA, in general, actually — with no big fights to watch as we close out March and kick off April. That said, there’s a lot to discuss and ponder in the sport, including the continued prospect of title … Read more

With UFC heavyweights taking center stage, what will next year look like in the division?

The UFC spotlight will fall on its heavyweights over the next two weeks as four fighters from the division headline the promotion’s next two events. On Saturday, England’s Tom Aspinall (11-2) takes on Alexander Volkov (34-9) in the main event of UFC Fight Night in London (1 p.m. ET on ESPN+). The following week, Curtis … Read more