Anthony Pettis Fighter Profile

In the first instalment of our new video series, Nick Ward takes a look at the career of former UFC and WEC champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.

As ESPN enters the Octagon, the UFC flyweight division hangs in limbo

The UFC is ushering in a new era. A new television deal with industry-leading ESPN kicks off Saturday night, once again illustrating the fact that the dark ages of the sport are firmly in the rearview mirror. Upping the ante even further, the promotion has created a new championship belt, calling it the “Legacy Belt”,…

UFC 232 debacle further tarnishes the legacy of Jon Jones

The Jon Jones saga has been one with many twists and turns, to put it mildly. The youngest UFC champion in history, Jones conquered the light heavyweight division at just 23 years of age. With the exception of a controversial disqualification loss to Matt Hamill, the phenom had been virtually untouchable inside the Octagon. Outside…

UFC 229 fallout: Khabib – McGregor brawl a black eye for the sport

UFC 229 was something else… The sport’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, returning from a two-year absence, taking on his most heated rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib entered UFC 229 sporting an unblemished record, and proudly wearing the title that McGregor never lost. The bout was months in the making, with plenty of drama to build anticipation…

History in the making: Cyborg vs. Nunes set for UFC 232

The ‘superfight’ era is alive and well, as evidenced by the announcement of a clash between titleholders, with UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes moving up to 145lbs to challenge reigning UFC featherweight champion and consensus number female fighter in the world, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino for the strap at UFC 232 on December 29, as part…