Fan favourite , with the interim heavyweight title on the line. The likes of former champion Jose Aldo, Pedro Munhoz, Vincente Luque and Michael Chiesa are among those who will feature on the card, which takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The action will begin at 11pm for fans in the UK, with the first four fights taking place on UFC Fight Pass before the BT Sport prelims kick off at 1am on BT Sport 2.
The first time the UFC approached Ciryl Gane about fighting Derrick Lewis for its interim heavyweight title, he said a quick and firm no. His wife is pregnant and the couple’s second daughter is due on Aug. 20. He didn’t want to take a chance to be in the United States when his daughter was born.
Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has explained why taking a $100m payday for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather would have been "dangerous" Khabib Nurmagomedov has explained why the thought of earning $100m for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather didn't appeal to him.
Conor McGregor poses with US rap star 2 Chainz with surgically-repaired leg in cast as UFC legend recovers for return
UFC legend Conor McGregor has linked up with American rapper 2 Chainz as the pair posed for pictures. The 33-year-old is currently recovering from a horrific broken leg he suffered in his defeat to Dustin Poirier last month in their trilogy bout. Dana White has revealed that the Notorious will resume full training in nine months' time following successful surgery.
After over a year of negotiations, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin and pound-for-pound No.1 Jon Jones will likely make his highly anticipated heavyweight debut in 2022 UFC pound-for-pound No.1 Jon Jones could make his belated return to the octagon next year. Jones hasn't fought since winning a controversial split decision against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020.
Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke out on a lot of topics during his appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast Hotboxin’. A topic that was obviously going to come up was his feud and fight with Conor McGregor. During Khabib and McGregor’s bout in October 2018, The Eagle claimed victory via a neck-crank submission, which meant the Russian would retain the UFC lightweight championship.
UFC president Dana White has made it clear he will not be making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for his athletes following the NFL's stance on the jab Dana White has announced UFC stars will not be forced to take the coronavirus vaccine. The President of the mixed martial arts organisation will not follow in the footsteps of the NFL, who have made it compulsory for players to get the jab in order to play next season.
Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has explained the rationale behind jumping the fence and attacking Dillon Danis after submitting McGregor at UFC 229 Khabib Nurmagomedov has explained why he jumped the cage and attacked Conor McGregor 's corner following his win over the Irishman at UFC 229. Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission in their highly anticipated grudge match at UFC 229 in October 2018.
Conor McGregor is comfortably the richest UFC athlete of all time, with a net worth that totally dwarfs the rest of the UFC’s most wealthy fighters – Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ronda Rousey, and Brock Lesnar also feature on MMA’s rich list Conor McGregor is easily the richest MMA fighter of all time, per Wealthy Gorilla’s recently released MMA rich list.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has hit back after Conor McGregor tweeted and then deleted a post which appeared to be about his late father. The former UFC star and his Irish counterpart McGregor famously have no love for one another, with their MMA super-fight turning seriously nasty before they'd even entered the octagon together.
Anderson Silva’s coach claims Logan Paul is ‘hiding’ under exhibition fight rules putting bout with UFC star in doubt
ANDERSON SILVA'S boxing coach has urged Logan Paul to stop 'hiding' under exhibition fight rules ahead of a potential meeting between the pair. MMA legend Silva has been linked with a bout to face the American YouTuber in September. The 46-year-old, who was released from the UFC last year, outpointed former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 35, in June.
Conor McGregor to return to training in nine months as fourth Dustin Poirier fight is lined up by UFC boss Dana White
CONOR MCGREGOR will resume full training in nine months' time, UFC chief Dana White has revealed. The UFC's poster boy shattered his left leg last month in his Las Vegas trilogy fight with fellow fan favourite Dustin Poirier, which he lost via first-round TKO. McGregor, 33, has already resumed physical activity following successful surgery and will be cleared to resume full training in April.
British light-heavyweight boxing starlet Tommy Fury has issued a warning to YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul ahead of his undercard fight against MMA fighter Anthony Taylor. The two fighters have been involved in a war of words on social media in recent weeks after the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was called out by the 24-year-old in an unprovoked jibe.
Jon Jones in line for blockbuster UFC return against Stipe Miocic as Dana White reveals ex-champ has ‘accepted’ bout
JON JONES' long-awaited return to the octagon could come against ex-heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, according to UFC president Dana White. The former long-reigning light-heavyweight king has been on the sidelines since last February due to a bitter pay dispute with the UFC brass. Jones, 34, has been using his time out to bulk up for his long-awaited move to heavyweight and had hoped to face newly-crowned champion Francis Ngannou in his return.
JON JONES' long-awaited return to the octagon could come against ex-heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, according to UFC president Dana White. The former long-reigning light-heavyweight king has been on the sidelines since last February due to a bitter pay dispute with the UFC brass. 3 3 Jones, 34, has been using his time out to bulk up for his long-awaited move to heavyweight and had hoped to face newly-crowned champion Francis Ngannou in his return.