Lee defeats Barboza via TKO, calls out Khabib
Former interim title challenger Kevin Lee turned in one of the best performances of his career Saturday night in Atlantic City, defeating Edson Barboza via TKO at 2:18 of the fifth round. Asked who he wants next, Lee replied, "It's Khabib time, baby."
Lee beats up Barboza, wins by TKO.
Kevin Lee absorbs a spinning kick from Edson Barboza in the third round, but still manages to dominate en route to a 5th-round TKO victory.
Cageside physicians wave off the lightweight main event between Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza in the fifth round, due to a cut over Barboza's right eye. Championship caliber performance by Lee, at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City. His wrestling was clear edge, but he looked solid on the feet as well. Took one huge spinning kick to the head in the third, but survived.
Edgar rebounds with decision win vs. Swanson
Just seven weeks after suffering the first knockout loss of his career, Frankie Edgar bounced back with a key unanimous decision win over Cub Swanson.
Heavyweight Justin Willis (7-1) hangs on for a unanimous decision win over Chase Sherman (11-5) at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City. Willis nearly finished the fight on multiple occasions in the first round, but Sherman survived and actually rallied to win the final round. Willis apologizes to the crowd immediately after the bout, but it's a win -- his third in the Octagon.
Middleweight David Branch (22-4) stunned Brazilian KO artist Thiago Santos (17-6) with an overhand right in the first round at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City, en route to a knockout finish at the 2:30 mark. It is the first KO win for Branch since 2014. Santos is considered a much bigger threat on the feet, with 12 career knockouts. He was stunned by Branch's right hand however, and knocked out cold by follow up hammerfists.
UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (15-3) hands Brett Johns (15-1) the first loss of his career, via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City. Dominant win. No issues for Sterling. Never came all that close to a finish, but he was in control throughout. Calls for a fight against former champion Dominick Cruz next.
UFC lightweight Dan Hooker (16-7) knocks out veteran Jim Miller (28-12) at 3:00 of the first round at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City. Hooker appeared to take little pleasure in the win, as he respectfully stood against the cage after knocking out the fan favorite. Miller has now lost four in a row. "Jim Miller is a legend. That's it," said Hooker, after the fight.
The UFC's first live event in the country of Chile, scheduled for May 19 in Santiago, has hit a snag, according to reports by Brazilian news outlet Combate. Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio has been forced out of his main event fight against Kamaru Usman, who expects a highly ranked opponent. Light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir is also reportedly off the card, due to lingering legal issues from an alleged incident in South Florida where he trains. UFC has yet to comment on the card.
What's next for the UFC's lightweight division?
Dustin Poirier's thrilling TKO win against Justin Gaethje on Saturday night created even more madness in the UFC's lightweight division. Is he ready for a title shot? What's next for Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and other top contenders? We debate.
Miocic: Cormier hasn't fought anyone like me.
Stipe Miocic joins Get Up! to break down his upcoming bout with Daniel Cormier and what he thought of Connor McGregor's incident.
Poirier knocks out Gaethje in fourth round.
In a back-and-forth brawl, Dustin Poirier finishes Justin Gaethje with a flurry of punches in the fourth round of a lightweight bout.
Poirier rocks Gaethje for KO, calls out Khabib
In a four-round classic, a battered Dustin Poirier withstood Justin Gaethje's relentless attack before rallying to score a brutal stoppage win in Saturday's UFC main event. Afterward, he called for a title bout with lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The UFC has added a light heavyweight bout between Tyson Pedro (7-1) and Ovince St. Preux (22-11) to a UFC Fight Night event on June 23 in Singapore. That card is headlined by Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone and Leon Edwards. A female flyweight bout featuring Jessica-Rose Clark and Jessica Eye is also official.
Welterweight Alex Oliveira (18-5-1) submits Carlos Condit (30-12) via guillotine in the second round at UFC Fight Night in Glendale, Arizona. Oliveira survived a rear-naked choke attempt from Condit in the first round, and then cut him with an elbow in the second before the guillotine. Condit's winning drought continues, as he has not won a fight since May 2015.
Middleweight prospect Israel Adesanya (13-0) stays perfect in MMA, but has to go the distance for the first time in his career against Marvin Vettori (12-4-1) at UFC Fight Night in Glendale, Arizona. Judges have it a split decision, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 for Adesanya. Not a performance that will set the world on fire, but Vettori is a tough out and Adesanya seemed in control throughout, despite the split decision result.
UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson (15-6) takes a split decision win over Cortney Casey (7-6) at UFC Fight Night in Glendale, Arizona. Judges had it 29-28, 29-28, and 28-29 for Waterson. Very close fight. Waterson did well getting into top position, Casey threatened off her back, but judges favored Waterson's top game.
Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler submits Brandon Girtz in the first round via arm triangle choke at Bellator 197 in St Louis. This was supposed to be a rematch between Chandler and Brent Primus, the man who took his title last June. Primus fell off due to injury. Impressive performance by Chandler.
P4P rankings: Nurmagomedov moves up after dominating victory
Demetrious Johnson remains the pound-for-pound king, but Khabib Nurmagomedov is moving up in the rankings after his impressive victory over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.
Women's P4P rankings: Namajunas makes a move
Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas climbed a few spots after her rematch victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223.
VanZant opens up about sexual assault in new book.
Paige VanZant joins Get Up! to share her remarkable and struggle-filled journey to the UFC.
Five Rounds: UFC 223 break down, McGregor's meltdown and more
Before a conversation with Carlos Condit (47:50) and Jonathan Coachman (58:23), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Conor McGregor's meltdown at the Barclays Center (5:00), UFC 223 (22:00) and much more.
What's next for Khabib Nurmagomedov and other UFC 223 fighters?
UFC 223 provided a glimpse of the future, as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rose Namajunas both impressed in wins. Who should they -- and other fighters from that card -- face next?
If Nick Diaz returns to the UFC, he should fight ...
UFC welterweight Nick Diaz could return to the Octagon as soon as next month. If he chooses to fight again, who should it be against? Our panel gave their picks.
What does the UFC do with Conor McGregor?
Conor McGregor, arrested last week on assault and criminal mischief charges, still remains the UFC's biggest star. Brett Okamoto looks at what's next for their relationship and how it could set up the most anticipated fight of the year.
'RISE: Surviving the Fight of My Life' book excerpt
UFC fighter Paige VanZant's memoir is for "anyone who's been knocked down and came up swinging."
Rousey happy to have lost last two UFC fights because it brought her to WWE
After blowing away expectations in her first WWE match, at WrestleMania 34 on Sunday, Ronda Rousey feels like everything that happened to her -- including her two UFC losses -- led her to this moment in her life and the WWE. And that it was all worth it.
Nurmagomedov claims UFC lightweight belt
Capping off a surreal week in New York, Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Al Iaquinta through five rounds Saturday night to become UFC's undisputed lightweight champion and officially strip Conor McGregor of the title.
Nurmagomedov wants to 'humble' McGregor.
After winning the UFC lightweight title, Khabib Nurmagomedov gives Brett Okamoto his account of Conor McGregor's actions on Thursday, trash-talks McGregor and explains why he wants a fight with Georges St-Pierre.
Nurmagomedov dominates Iaquinta to win belt.
In the main event of UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov wins a one-sided decision against Al Iaquinta to capture the UFC lightweight title.
Namajunas decisions Jedrzejczyk to keep belt
The rematch between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk went the distance Saturday night at UFC 223, with Namajunas hanging on to her strawweight belt by unanimous decision.
Namajunas wins rematch against Jedrzejczyk.
After knocking out Joanna Jedrzejczyk last November to win the UFC women's strawweight title, Rose Namajunas defends her belt via unanimous decision at UFC 223.
Namajunas describes her 'fight before the fight.'
UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas tells Brett Okamoto about "shaking past" the situation with Conor McGregor on Thursday and facing her fears.
White now turns focus to McGregor.
UFC president Dana White tells Brett Okamoto that Conor McGregor needs to settle his legal issues before they figure out what's next for him with the promotion.
White 'pretty confident' Mayweather fights in UFC.
UFC president Dana White says Floyd Mayweather "knows the money's right" and that's why he's entertaining the idea of fighting inside the Octagon.
White 'blown away' by Nurmagomedov's performance.
Dana White says that Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of three fighters that would've withstood the issues he went through this week and was very impressed by his ability to handle business inside the Octagon.
Floyd says if he returns, it'll be in UFC.
Floyd Mayweather says that if he ends his retirement, it would be at 145 pounds in the UFC. When asked if Conor McGregor would be in the running, Mayweather says, "McGregor has other things to deal with."
How would an MMA trainer prepare Floyd Mayweather?
Takedowns. Kicks. An acrobatic Bruce Buffer intro. Floyd Mayweather will see many new things if he fights in the UFC. How would our panel of MMA trainers try to prepare him for that in six months? Do any think he'll go through with it?
Woodley: Floyd wants to strategize MMA training.
Tyron Woodley tells Brett Okamoto that Floyd Mayweather reached out to him to train MMA and discusses the dynamics of their relationship.
UFC 223 undercard recap - Zabit Magomedsharipov wins 11th straight
Zabit Magomedsharipov, Chris Gruetzemacher and Karolina Kowalkiewicz earned big wins at UFC 223, and they set themselves up for bigger opportunities later this year.
Full coverage from UFC 223
We were ringside for UFC 223 to bring you all the action from one of the biggest nights of the year.
Aubin-Mercier uses knees to finish Dunham.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier hits Evan Dunham with a knee to the body that sends the pair against the cage. Aubin-Mercier pours on the offense with some punches and another powerful knee as the fight ends in the first minute at UFC 223.
Conor McGregor faces a new reality after his arrest
The same preening, adolescent vanity that, combined with beautiful combat skills, made Conor McGregor the most interesting fighter in the world has now taken full possession of his soul.
Woodley questions need for interim title.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he's back training and sparring three and a half months after having shoulder surgery. Woodley, who claims he could fight in July, calls the June interim title bout a No. 1 contender bout.
McGregor charged after Barclays bus attack
Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief after an incident caught on camera showed him throwing a hand dolly through the window of a bus that was carrying UFC fighters.
White: McGregor 'not apologetic' for attacking bus.
Dana White joins Get Up! as he denies that Conor McGregor's outburst was a stunt and calls it "embarrassing for the sport."
White questioning doing business with McGregor.
Dana White says he is disgusted with Conor McGregor after Thursday's incident at a UFC 223 media event.
America's most infamous loading dock, scene of this week's Conor McGregor melee at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Even before Nurmagomedov-Iaquinta, no shortage of replacement title fights in UFC
Al Iaquinta has had all of one day to prepare for Saturday's bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship. Sounds crazy, but it turns out this is nothing new for the UFC. Here are some past short-notice replacement title fights.
Covington headed to Brazil to fight dos Anjos
Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington are set to fight at UFC 224 on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro. An official announcement from the promotion is expected soon.
Conor posts $50K bail, released from custody
UFC star Conor McGregor was released from custody on $50,000 bail Friday. The judge issued an order of protection involving several of the fighters from Thursday's fracas and ordered McGregor to stay away from them.
Judge places McGregor's bail at $50k.
Conor McGregor was released on $50,000 bail by a judge Friday one day after his outburst at Barclays Center.
Khabib to McGregor: 'We have to fix this.'
Khabib Nurmagomedov hopes Conor McGregor fixes his problem and they fix their problems with each other, "inside the cage or outside the cage."
Not sure if even Ronda Rousey is allowed to call him Mr H....
Ronda Rousey made a detour from the official red carpet to take selfies with fans at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. A WWE staffer came over and asked her assistant, "She's just here without security?" Her husband Travis Browne, a 6-7 MMA fighter, was close by though. "I'm here to make sure everyone behaves."
Ronda Rousey focusing on present, moving on from past
Ronda Rousey was the UFC's first women's champion and MMA's most dominant fighter. But that was in the past, and she's not interested in that anymore. Rousey is in the WWE now, doing what is making her happy.
McGregor taken out of police station in handcuffs.
Conor McGregor, who ambushed a UFC 223 media event, is escorted out of a police station in New York after being charged.
White was working on new deal with McGregor before incident.
Dana White says he will take a step back and let the law help decide if Conor McGregor will fight in the UFC again.
Conor McGregor wreaks havoc at UFC 223 media day.
Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor stormed Barclays Center with his entourage on Thursday, appearing to damage a vehicle containing UFC fighters.
Dana White calls McGregor incident 'most disgusting thing' in UFC history.
Dana White voices strong displeasure after an ugly incident during UFC 223 media day where Conor McGregor and his entourage attacked a bus, injuring several people at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Check out MMA writer Brett Okamoto's rankings within each division.
Before a conversation with Stevie Ray (40:23), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss UFC 222, Conor McGregor's back and forth with Tony Ferguson, up and coming fighters they're excited about and more.
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All the UFC champions in each weight division, male and female.