• Te Edwards has sights high on the big spotlight | UFC &reg

    There’s been no official tally taken, but I would estimate that at least 75 percent of the big winners on the two seasons of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series believed they earned a UFC contract as soon as they left the Octagon with their victory. Some, like Maycee...
  • Unfiltered Episode 222: Nicco Montaño | UFC &reg

    UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Nicco Montaño joins the show and discusses her long-awaited return to the Octagon against Valentina Shevchenko on September 8 at UFC 228, coming into the fight as a big betting underdog, getting a new apartment after winning TUF and becoming the inaugural champion, recovering from...
  • The 10: The All-Action Squad | UFC &reg

    Sometimes you’ve just got to give it up to the men and women who consistently bring the excitement each and every time they step into the Octagon. While everyone likes an intriguing championship matchup or compelling clash of styles, there is something about hearing a fight announcement featuring those...
  • The 10: Top UFC Welterweight Title Fights | UFC &reg

    There have been nine men who have carried the UFC welterweight title over the just about 20-year history of the belt, beginning with Pat Miletich and carrying forward to Tyron Woodley today, with Matt Hughes and Georges St-Pierre standing as the only two-time champions in the 170-pound weight class....
  • From fighter to MMA analyst, Laura Sanko a natural | UFC &reg

    Watching Laura Sanko deliver powerful monologues about Ian Heinisch and Devonte Smith on this season’s final two episodes of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, you wouldn’t know that the Kansas City resident wasn’t a trained journalist. Speaking directly into the camera, the 35-year-old recounted the hardships and struggles...
  • Barber knew the contract was hers even before the fight | UFC &reg

    It’s an exchange repeated throughout boxing history, so many times that it’s impossible to pin down to one pugilist, but it still sounds cool whenever it is brought back. “Champ, when did you know you had your opponent in trouble?” “When he signed the contract.” That brings us to...
  • Shahbazyan, Tarverdyan working towards making a dream come true | UFC &reg

    As Edmen Shahbazyan made his name in the amateur boxing world, winning at the PAL Tournament and the Desert Showdown and getting close to a berth in the 2016 Olympic trials, his coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, watched closely. Sure, Tarverdyan was the coach of UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey...
  • Five added to UFC 229 card | UFC &reg

    The highly-anticipated UFC 229 event on October 6 is starting to take shape, with five bouts announced Thursday for the card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is headlined by the UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Tickets for UFC 229 go on sale...
  • Antonina Shevchenko is right where she belongs, in the UFC with her sister | UFC &reg

    As a 3rd Dan black belt in Taekwondo and the president of the Kyrgyzstan Muay Thai Federation, Elena Shevchenko had no hesitation starting her daughters, Antonina and Valentina, in martial arts as youngsters. But more than two decades later, she probably couldn’t have imagined that she would have not...