Dana White explains why he did not give Bo Nickal UFC contract at DWCS

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White believes in Bo Nickal’s abilities as a fighter, but still wasn’t ready to give him a UFC contract on Tuesday evening. In the feature bout of Dana White’s Contender Series 49, Nickal stepped into the cage for the second time as a professional fighter and made quick work … Read more

‘What is a manager actually doing?’

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn’t always represented himself during his 17-year professional MMA career but says he’s learned some things along the way that caused him to forgo hiring a manager to deal with the UFC. Typically for UFC fighters, contracts are set at a fixed number of bouts and rate, which includes built-in … Read more

Santos, Hill on weight, Lipski misses mark

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on stage and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC on ESPN 40 weigh-ins, where all but one fighter on Saturday’s card hit their marks. In the main event, former light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos (22-10 MMA, 14-9 UFC) takes on Jamahal Hill (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). Santos was … Read more

Conor McGregor compares Nunes vs. Peña to Nate Diaz rivalry

Conor McGregor is blown away by the similarities between the Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena rivalry and her own with Nate Diaz. McGregor, a former UFC two-division champion like Nunes, couldn’t help but marvel at the result of Saturday night’s UFC 277 main event after Nunes defeated Peña in a dominant unanimous decision to not … Read more

Amanda Nunes says she could’ve finished Julianna Peña

DALLAS – Amanda Nunes says she intentionally dragged her UFC 277 fight with Julianna Peña to the final bell in order to prove a point. Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) avenged her stunning upset loss to Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas with a lopsided beatdown over the … Read more

Brandon Moreno ends Kai Kara-France with body kick

Brandon Moreno is next in line. He left no doubt of that Saturday at UFC 277. In the co-main event at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Moreno (20-6-2 MMA, 8-3-2 UFC) finished Kai Kara-France (24-10 MMA, 7-3 UFC) with a body kick and punches at the 4:33 mark of Round 3. The first two rounds … Read more

Twitter reacts to Brandon Moreno’s TKO of Kai Kara-France

Share this article 828 shares share tweet text E-mail link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn by e-mail https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-277-twitter-reacts-brandon-moreno-interim-title-win-deiveson-figueiredo-exchange July 31, 2022 12:00 am ET Brandon Moreno is one step closer to becoming undisputed flyweight champion again after defeating Kai Kara-France in the UFC 277 co-headliner. With champion Deiveson Figueiredo injured, Moreno … Read more

Julianna Peña wants to see ‘who’s ovaries are bigger’ at UFC 277

DALLAS – It’s pretty clear at this point that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena won’t back down from a firefight. Peña defends her title for the fight time against the woman she took it from – Amanda Nunes. The two are set to clash in a championship rematch in the main event of Saturday’s … Read more