6:11 PM ET Phil MurphyESPN Video It was the biggest bout the UFC could make, even if only in a literal sense. In a meeting of the two tallest fighters on the roster, 6-foot-7 Alexander Volkov (29-6) upset the home fans by knocking out 6-foot-11 Stefan Struve (28-9) in the main event of UFC Fight
The UFC will ease into its post-Mayweather-McGregor schedule this weekend, with a UFC Fight Night offering in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The last time the promotion visited this region, in May 2016, a Dutch heavyweight — Alistair Overeem — delivered a win for the home crowd. History has a chance to repeat on Saturday. Stefan Struve, of
11:20 AM ET Andrea Canales Close Andrea Canales covers Liga MX and Mexico National Team for ESPNFC.com. Some don’t get the benefit of even a single father figure in their lifetime. Mixed-martial artist Jimmie Rivera has at least two. “My father wasn’t around,” Rivera, born and raised in New Jersey, explained. “My uncle was around.”
Just one fight into his UFC career, Justin Gaethje‘s stock is already sky-high. The Colorado-based lightweight produced a thrilling TKO over Michael Johnson in his promotional debut this summer. Which mistakes do top MMA trainers wish they could have back? Brett Okamoto spoke to 14 coaches for their biggest professional regret. Jon Jones could be
MMA star Conor McGregor broke his silence on social media Thursday by raising a toast to his fans, his team and even Floyd Mayweather, regretting only that he didn’t have more time to prepare for his fight against the now-retired boxer. “Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days,” McGregor posted on Instagram.
In combat sports, there is always a fine line between winning and losing. The simplest of mistakes can result in a loss, not to mention bodily harm. Every athlete is human, and thus capable of making a mistake. That goes for their coaches as well. ESPN asked several of the best trainers in mixed martial
Derrick Lewis, the UFC’s No. 6-ranked heavyweight told ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday that he believes has helped rescue “over 100 people” in Houston in harm’s way because of Hurricane Harvey. “Me and my wife were watching the news and we heard that the officers are not going to be going out,” Lewis told ESPN. “The
1:20 PM ET Phil MurphyESPN Video It’s the biggest star problem since the Rebel Alliance. Jon Jones failed an in-competition drug test at UFC 214, when he beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the light heavyweight title. Jones will have his day before UFC president Dana White and USADA to explain why Turinabol, an orally ingested
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Summer Spectacle is officially over after culminating in a fight that was actually quite enjoyable. Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor happened because there was too much money involved for it not to happen, and the truth is there’s too much money on the table for other crossover fights not to happen in the
The UFC has announced a flyweight bout between Paige VanZant and Jessica Eye for UFC 216 on Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Multiple outlets had reported the bout was targeted. UFC officials confirmed the matchup to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday. VanZant (7-3) will move up from the 115-pound strawweight division.