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Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Should Stipe Miocic get an immediate title rematch?

Stipe Miocic, who lost his UFC heavyweight belt to Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, believes his next fight should be a rematch for the title. Will that happen?

Miocic wants rematch with Cormier

Stipe Miocic joins Ariel Helwani to express his desire for a rematch with Daniel Cormier and questions how Brock Lesnar is getting a title shot.


Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

Nunes says foot injury holding up Cyborg fight

UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is aiming for a December showdown with featherweight champ Cris "Cyborg" Justino.

Nunes: Need more time to heal foot

Amanda Nunes explains that she still wants a fight with Cris "Cyborg" Justino but needs more time to heal from a foot injury before doing so.


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Whittaker says he 'definitely' won't be ready to fight until 2019

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker talks about rehabbing his broken hand, saying February 2019 as an ideal date to be ready to fight.



UFC Fight Night: Boise

Dos Santos beats Ivanov in return to Octagon

Following a 14-month doping suspension, heavyweight Junior Dos Santos made the most of his return with a unanimous decision over Blagoy Ivanov in the main event of a UFC Fight Night in Boise, Idaho.

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Dos Santos controls Round 2 en route to unanimous decision win

Junior Dos Santos connects on several jabs to the face of Blagoy Ivanov and wins via unanimous decision.


UFC Fight Night: Boise

Price gets wild KO with hammerfists from bottom

Niko Price takes several shots from Randy Brown, before he connects on several shots to the head to get the knockout.


Barcelos KOs Holobaugh with flurry of heavy punches

Raoni Barcelos starts landing haymakers on Kurt Holobaugh before sending him to the mat with a huge uppercut.


Conor McGregor


McGregor is not shy on the microphone

In honor of his 30th birthday, take a look back at some of the most famous Conor McGregor rants throughout his career.



According to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, lightweight contender Michael Chiesa already has someone interested in welcoming him to the welterweight division. Helwani reports that according to sources close to Demian Maia's team, they would like to compete against Chiesa next, if he decides to move up in weight. Chiesa (14-4) missed weight prior to last week's fight against Anthony Pettis at UFC 226, which he lost via second-round submission. He also recently revealed he suffered a broken left foot two weeks before the fight and iis now strongly considering a move up to 170 pounds. "I can't emphasize this enough," Chiesa said on Monday's episode of Ariel Helwani's MMA show, "I seriously thought I was going to die [cutting weight]. Going through the first part of my weight cut, on Thursday, I really thought I was going to kill myself and I'm not exaggerating in the slightest." Photo by Christian Petersen/ Getty Images.

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Daniel Cormier rises in new pound-for-pound MMA rankings

Daniel Cormier rises to the No. 2 spot in ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings after knocking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. Our writers make their picks.'s division-by-division rankings index

Demetrious Johnson claimed his 11th consecutive title defense when he defeated Ray Borg at UFC 216. Will he ever be overtaken in the flyweight division?

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Sonnen all-in on Cormier-Lesnar fight

Chael Sonnen was a fan of the theatrics at the end of UFC 226 and believes Daniel Cormier deserves this mega fight against Brock Lesnar.


Helwani: Lesnar/USADA situation put 'black eye' on MMA

Ariel Helwani is ok with a potential Daniel Cormier-Brock Lesnar superfight, but is not ok with the circumstances with USADA.


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Jon Jones' manager expects USADA decision soon

Malki Kawa, the manager for Jon Jones, said Monday on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show that he is "very confident" the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will reach a decision on Jones' case by the end of July.

Jon Jones' manager confident of USADA decision by end of July

Malki Kawa, Jon Jones' manager, says he has been dealing with USADA on a "daily basis" and is confident there will be a decision soon.


Cormier updates condition of hand after UFC 226

Daniel Cormier joins Ariel Helwani's MMA Show to say he won't need surgery for a broken finger and details another back injury.


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UFC Fight Night: Boise

Mendes ready to get back after two-year layoff

Chad Mendes calls his fight against Myles Jury on Saturday the biggest of his life. And it probably will be. After almost two years away from the Octagon for a positive drug test, Mendes needs a signature win to get back into title contention.

Northcutt in search of first welterweight win

Sage Northcutt fights on Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Boise as a welterweight -- a division where he is 0-2. He's 5-0 at lightweight but can't handle the weight cut anymore.

Michael Chiesa

Chiesa thought he would die cutting weight

After missing weight ahead of UFC 226, Michael Chiesa told ESPN "I seriously thought I was going to die" while cutting it down before his fight with Anthony Pettis.

Chiesa thought 'I was going to die' during weight cut

Michael Chiesa joins Ariel Helwani's MMA Show to explain how a foot injury led to the hardest weight cut he's ever had.


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Cormier meets lesnar

Cormier's magical moment tarnished by Lesnar

Daniel Cormier became a two-division champion on Saturday night, just the second UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously. But rather than bask in the glory, Cormier went right after the money -- and Brock Lesnar.

Okamoto: Lesnar has no business getting Cormier, but it's a big fight

Brett Okamoto discusses Brock Lesnar's appearance after Daniel Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic.


Photos: Daniel Cormier defeats Stipe Micocic with KO punches

Daniel Cormier claims UFC heavyweight title.


Cormier claims UFC heavyweight title with KO

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1) added the UFC's heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 226, as he knocked out Stipe Miocic with a short right hand in the opening round.

Cormier becomes a two-division champion

Daniel Cormier knocks out Stipe Miocic in the first round at UFC 226 to win the heavyweight belt, becoming a two-division champion.


Lesnar, back as spectator, challenges Cormier

Brock Lesnar was seated in the front row for Saturday night's UFC 226 main event and promptly challenged newly crowned heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.


Ariel & the Bad Guy: Recapping UFC 226


White: Cormier will fight Lesnar

UFC president Dana White says there are certain things that they'll need to figure out, but Daniel Cormier will fight Brock Lesnar in the future.


Helwani, Sonnen react to Lesnar confrontation

Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen react to Brock Lesnar pushing Daniel Cormier after getting called out, with Sonnen applauding the "theater."


Lewis defeats Ngannou

Lewis defeats Ngannou in bizarre UFC 226 fight

In arguably one of the strangest fights in UFC history, heavyweight Derrick Lewis claimed a unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of UFC 226.

Lewis tops Ngannou in snoozer

Derrick Lewis hands Francis Ngannou a second consecutive defeat by unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 226.


Lewis after win: 'I wish I would've performed a little better'

After defeating Francis Ngannou, Derrick Lewis evaluates his performance, saying "that's one of the worst performances that I ever even imagined."


Perry defeats Felder

Perry: 'It felt good being a winner'

Mike "Platinum" Perry admits he was a bit tentative against Paul Felder due to the stage but says he was doing more later in the fight.


Pettis defeats chiesa

Pettis went back to basics for UFC 226 win

After submitting Michael Chiesa at UFC 226, Anthony Pettis says he focused on his striking and jiu-jitsu in training.


Anthony Pettis defeats Michael Chiesa via submission (triangle armbar) at 0:52 of the second round.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer11d ago


Whitmire explains verbal altercation with Magalhães

Emily Whitmire shares her emotions after her first UFC win and explains her reaction to Jamie Moyle's corner.


Adesanya defeats Tavares

Adesanya routs Tavares in breakthrough victory

In just his third UFC fight, Israel Adesanya proved he's ready for bigger and better things in the middleweight division, dominating veteran Brad Tavares in a five-round unanimous decision Friday at The Ultimate Fighter Finale.

Adesanya remains undefeated, wins by unanimous decision

Israel Adesanya is in control the entire fight and defeats Brad Tavares via unanimous decision to improve to 14-0.


Israel Adesanya speaks about his rise in the middleweight division following his unanimous decision win against Brad Tavares.

Greg Rosenstein, ESPN Staff Writer12d ago

Ronda Rousey

UFC trailblazer Rousey gets Hall of Fame nod

Ronda Rousey was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday, becoming the first female inductee in the company's history.

Rousey: 'May I be the first of many' women in UFC Hall of Fame

In her UFC Hall of Fame induction speech, Ronda Rousey says women in the UFC "changed what it means to fight like a girl."


Rousey's road to the UFC Hall of Fame

Ronda Rousey's dominance in the UFC made her one of the most popular fighters in history. Now with WWE, Rousey joins the UFC Hall of Fame.


Greg Hardy


White: Hardy may not make it into the UFC

UFC president Dana White joins Get Up! and weighs in on former NFL player Greg Hardy's future in MMA.


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Former UFC champion Johny Hendricks: 'I'm over the sport'

Johny Hendricks announced last week he was retiring from the sport of MMA. The former UFC champion goes in-depth on his decision and explains his post-fighting plan.

Hendricks explains decision to retire

Former UFC champion Johny Hendricks tells Ariel Helwani he's tired of MMA because of fighters running their mouth.


Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

Renzo Gracie calls former BJJ student Anthony Bourdain 'a great soul'

MMA legend Renzo Gracie worked closely with Anthony Bourdain in NYC. For the first time, he describes what it was like to hear of his former student's death.

Gracie remembers training with Bourdain

Renzo Gracie looks back at his time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Anthony Bourdain and his response when he found out Bourdain died.



Ariel Helwani talks to the biggest names in the world of MMA

Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with current Bellator Women's Flyweight World Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (2:30), Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks (14:00), UFC Lightweight Paul Felder (34:58), UFC's Al Iaquinta (45:10), Bellator's James Gallagher (1:05:30), UFC Lightweight James Vick (1:23:25), UFC Welterweight Mike Platinum Perry (1:37:50), UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye (1:57:20), UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje (2:22:00), UFC sisters Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko (2:45:00), former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz (3:04:10), UFC's Yair Rodriguez (3:31:00), Renzo Gracie in studio (3:40:00) and the International Fight Week draft with NewYorkRic and Brett Okamoto (4:50:00).

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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

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The Ultimate Fighter 27 finale

Tavares aims to halt the Adesanya hype

Brad Tavares has 16 UFC fights and finally is getting a main event. His July 6 opponent, Israel Adesanya, has two UFC fights and a lot of promotion behind him.

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UFC middleweight Brad Tavares talks about his upcoming opponent Israel Adesanya, who is already 2-0 in the UFC after debuting in 2018 and seen as one of the more promising prospects in the entire organization.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer21d ago

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