1dBrett Okamoto

Aldo, upset over McGregor, wants out of UFC

Interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo publicly asked UFC for his release after he did not get the rematch with Conor McGregor that he wanted.


TJ Dillashaw's $100k offer

TJ Dillashaw tells Brett Okamoto why he's willing to bet $100k in a rematch against Dominick Cruz. Plus, boxing coach Jason Parillo and MMA pro odds maker Nick Kalikas.

Who has more leverage: Mayweather or McGregor? (1:52)
Fan trolls Alvarez to McGregor's amusement (0:42)
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3dBrett Okamoto

Nurmagomedov-Johnson booked to UFC 205

With a lightweight title shot off the table, Khabib Nurmagomedov has agreed to face Michael Johnson at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, UFC president Dana White announced Tuesday.

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3dBrett Okamoto

McGregor mocks Alvarez, predicts first-round KO

Conor McGregor took center stage at Tuesday's UFC 205 news conference, calling upcoming opponent Eddie Alvarez a "broke bum" and predicting a first-round KO on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden.

UFC 205 all about Conor McGregor (1:45)
McGregor's war of words with Alvarez begins (1:56)
The crowd goes wild for McGregor-Alvarez (0:45)
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3dBrett Okamoto

Weidman to fight Romero at UFC 205

Chris Weidman, the former middleweight champion, will face Yoel Romero at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden.

Rousey's comeback looking more and more likely (0:43)
McGregor will give up one of his titles after UFC 205 (1:33)
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7dBrett Okamoto

UFC 205 adds Jedrzejczyk fight; Tate returns

A UFC strawweight title fight between defending champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been added to UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, UFC officials told ESPN on Friday.

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6dBrett Okamoto

Gustaffson-Nogueira set for Fight Night in Brazil

Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will finally face off, this time in a 205-pound fight as part of UFC Fight Night on Nov. 19 in Brazil.

Alvarez called McGregor matchup a 'gimme fight' back in July (1:07)
The last time we saw McGregor in the Octagon (0:52)
Roy Nelson KO's Antonio Silva, not happy with ref (0:45)
7dRamona Shelburne

Trainer: Rousey eyeing Dec. return to Octagon

Ronda Rousey's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan told ESPN that a fight with reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been discussed for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, but no decision has been made.

Is Rousey now 'Let's see' TV? (1:46)
A takedown attempt turns into submission loss (0:23)
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7dBrett Okamoto

Bellator champ McGeary to face Davis on Nov. 4

Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will defend his title against Phil Davis at Bellator 163 on Nov. 4 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

When we last saw Ronda Rousey in the octagon (1:20)

Khabib Nurmagomedov on a title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Brett Okamoto why he deserves a title shot. Plus, MMA pro odds maker Nick Kalikas handicaps UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil.

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9dBrett Okamoto

White: Alvarez-Nurmagomedov eyed for UFC 205

UFC president Dana White tweeted that a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Kabib Nurmagomedov is in the works for UFC 205, though UFC officials have not confirmed the fight.

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10dBrett Okamoto

UFC names promoter Maynard as matchmaker

The UFC announced that Mick Maynard, longtime president of regional fight promotion Legacy Fighting Championship, has joined the company in a matchmaking role.

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13dBrett Okamoto

Ortiz welcomes career finale against Sonnen

In response to Chael Sonnen's comments after his surprise signing with Bellator MMA, veteran Tito Ortiz is more than willing to meet him in the cage.