Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire edges out AJ McKee by decision to regain Bellator featherweight title

“Pitbull” is not yet ready to pass the torch. Bellator franchise fighter Patricio Freire dumped a unanimous decision victory (49-46, 48-47, 4-847) over undefeated prodigy AJ McKee to reclaim the featherweight title in the main event of Bellator 277 Friday night in San Jose, California. McKee defeated “Pitbull” for the title by submission in just … Read more

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

Former UFC star Cain Velasquez breaks silence and thanks supporters amid attempted murder case

Cain Velasquez has broken his silence for the first time since being charged with attempted murder in a shooting incident last month. In a statement posted to his social media, the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion thanked everyone who supported him and said his case was “complex and unfolding slowly as we speak.” . Velasquez … 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 – Khamzat Chimaev lives up to the hype in a new and exciting way by defeating Gilbert Burns

The shrill noise you might have heard late Saturday night if you were anywhere near Jacksonville, Fla., was the hype Khamzat Chimaev train slowing down. Gilbert Burns applied the brakes. Burns had been bloodied and beaten in a brutal first round, but he had survived. And as his fight at UFC 273 against skyrocketing star … 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