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  • Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov is stands by president Dana White as opponent Tony Ferguson gets pumped up while the UFC announces the next local pay-per-view card 209 with fighters giving interviews at the Park Theater on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
    UFC 209 lightweights consider each other tougher matchups than Conor McGregor
    Feb. 23, 2017
    The UFC has already stripped one of the two titles Conor McGregor briefly held simultaneously last November. The two lightweights gunning for the belt he still holds say it might as well be relinquished too. ...
  • Current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt comments on T.J. Dillashaw and being a coach for the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter" versus coach Dillashaw from the Ultimate Fighter Gym on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
    Analysis: Cody Garbrandt could be on the path to UFC superstardom
    Feb. 16, 2017
    Ask a Hollywood screenwriter to come up with a character who’s a world-class mixed martial artist, and he or she would likely craft a composite that looks and sounds a lot like Cody Garbrandt. ...
  • UFC 200 fighter Brock Lesnar makes a joke during a news conference at the MGM Grand on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
    Brock Lesnar tells UFC he is retired from competition
    Feb. 15, 2017
    Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition. The UFC confirmed the 39-year-old Lesnar's decision Wednesday. Lesnar returned from ...
  • UFC 208 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    Feb. 11, 2017
    The UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2017 is the rare event where neither of the two fighters the promotion is using the most to sell the card are expected to prevail. ...
  • Holly Holm talks with reporters during open workouts for UFC 196 at MGM Grand Wednesday, March 2, 2016. UFC 196 takes place Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Analysis: UFC faces hurdles to overcome with introduction of new weight class
    Feb. 10, 2017
    One of Dana White’s go-to lines during the rise of mixed martial arts over the last 15 years was a promise that the UFC would never turn into boxing. ...
  • UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein, left, and UFC executives James Kimball and Forrest Griffin address journalists during a media tour of the UFC's Corporate Campus and Performance Institute at Torrey Pines Drive and Raphael Rivera Way, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.
    Athlete performance center built as the heart of new UFC campus
    Jan. 19, 2017
    A portion of the UFC’s local workforce might eat lunch in the company’s cafeteria on any given day with a view of someone like lightweight champion Conor McGregor shadowboxing on the training turf just outside. From another vantage point, an employee might look up from his or her computer to spy women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes pulling a power sled on an Olympic-style sprint track. Virtually every spot of the UFC’s new corporate office, situated off ...
  • Women's bantamweight championship fighter Amanda Nunes begins to celebrate her win as Ronda Rousey is downhearted following their UFC 207 fight at the T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.  L.E. Baskow.
    Retire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey
    Jan. 1, 2017
    Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207. Amanda Nunes thinks Rousey must retire ...
  • Women's bantamweight champion fighter Amanda Nunes silents the crowd after a quick stoppage over Ronda Rousey during their UFC 207 fight at the T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.  L.E. Baskow.
    Analysis: Ronda Rousey's fall from grace started long before UFC 207
    Dec. 31, 2016
    From the first punch Amanda Nunes threw, the sound in Ronda Rousey’s corner was panic. The cries of desperation implored Rousey to do something, to do anything to ...
  • Women's bantamweight championship fighter Amanda Nunes connects early to the head of Ronda Rousey during their UFC 207 fight at the T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
    UFC 207 blog: Amanda Nunes likely ended Ronda Rousey's career
    Dec. 30, 2016
    Ronda Rousey left UFC 207 the same way she arrived Friday night — without a word. With her head down and tears rolling out of her eyes, Rousey ran out of T-Mobile Arena before Amanda Nunes could even ...
  • Ronda Rousey gets ready to fight Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Rousey won after Zingano tapped out 14 seconds into the first round.
    Ronda Rousey gets $3 million guaranteed payday at UFC 207
    Dec. 30, 2016
    Ronda Rousey is getting one of the biggest guaranteed paydays in UFC history for her comeback fight. Rousey will make a guaranteed $3 million for her bantamweight title fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Friday night, the Nevada Athletic Commission says ...
  • Miesha Tate receives a hard punch to the face from Amanda Nunes during UFC 200.
    UFC 207 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    Dec. 30, 2016
    Never has Ronda Rousey been doubted as much as a fighter as she is heading into tonight’s UFC 207 pay-per-view main event against Amanda Nunes at T-Mobile Arena. ...
  • UFC President Dana White talks to the media after fighters meet to face off for UFC 207 Media Day at the T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
    Analysis: Ronda Rousey's absence is bad for business, good for intrigue at UFC 207
    Dec. 29, 2016
    Ronda Rousey’s likeness flashed across the screen outside of T-Mobile Arena alongside the UFC 207 tagline of, “She’s back.” Anyone inside the venue on Wednesday afternoon could have been fooled. ...
  • Cris "Cyborg" Santos, of Brazil, celebrates her win over Gina Carano during Strikeforce MMA Female Middleweight Championship at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Santos won in the first round with a TKO.
    UFC star "Cyborg" Justino has potential failed doping test
    Dec. 22, 2016
    Standout UFC fighter Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino has potentially violated the mixed martial arts promotion's anti-doping policy ...
  • Featherweight Jeremy Stephens takes a direct hit from Max Holloway during the UFC 194 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
    UFC returns to Toronto with focus on featherweights
    Dec. 10, 2016
    The UFC takes another step toward filling Conor McGregor's sizable featherweight shoes when Max Holloway takes on Anthony Pettis in the main event of UFC 206 tonight. With McGregor now focusing on his lightweight title, Jose Aldo has been ...
  • Flyweight title fighter Demetrious Johnson continues to dominate Timothy Elliot on the canvas during their Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale fight at The Palms on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.  L.E. Baskow.
    UFC blog: Demetrious Johnson beats Tim Elliott after early trouble at Palms
    Dec. 3, 2016
    Great UFC champions can rout challengers when everything is going their way, or gut out victories when the breaks go against them. Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson had done plenty of the former in the four years since he captured the UFC flyweight title. He did the latter in “The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions” finale. ....
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