After surviving prison stints in several countries, Heinisch has set himself on a path toward redemption and hopes to one day fight in the UFC.
With a win against Wilson Reis on Saturday, Johnson will have successfully defended his UFC flyweight title 10 times. And he doesn't plan on stopping there.
Sitting next to budding strawweight star Cynthia Calvillo on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White laid it on a little thick. Calvillo had just won her second straight submission victory in as many pay-per-view events, as she finished the tough-but-overmatched Pearl Gonzalez on the UFC 210 main card
Lorenz Larkin had won four of his last five fights, but the UFC had no problem letting him walk. It’s not like Lorenz Larkin was thinking much about roster depth in the Bellator welterweight division when he decided last week to sign with North America’s second-largest mixed martial arts organization
Angela Lee (center, with belt) celebrates after her submission win over Jenny Huang in March. Angela Lee giggles the sort of laugh you’d expect to hear from a shy college student who is too polite to say something that could come off as boastful. If you ask Lee, the 115-pound champion of Asia’s largest
Travis Browne was still on the mat at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday night, trying to clear the cobwebs. The man who put him there, Derrick Lewis, was on the mic searching for Browne’s famous girlfriend, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. As Browne was still
Derek Brunson was not happy with the judges’ decision in his UFC 208 fight against the legendary Anderson Silva. On a night filled with New York State Athletic Commission judging and refereeing decisions which ranged from questionable to horrendous, all three judges assigned to score the Silva-Brunson
Tyron Woodley believes the UFC has a golden opportunity to take African-American boxing fans and make them into mixed martial arts fans – so long as the company puts in the effort. The UFC welterweight champion and native of Ferguson, Mo., sees that the biggest black star in combat sports in this generation
Tito Ortiz did his best to summon his prime “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” persona during a recent news conference promoting his Bellator 170 fight with Chael Sonnen. Sonnen, the controversial former UFC title contender who is making his Bellator debut after a two-and-a-half-year absence from the sport,
Amanda Nunes commenced with the gloating the moment her 48-second beatdown of Ronda Rousey was stopped. “I knew I was gonna beat the [expletive] out of Ronda Rousey,” the UFC women’s bantamweight champion in her post-fight interview in the Octagon at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on Friday night. Nunes
Holly Holm (above) will face Germaine de Randamie on Feb. 11 for the UFC women’s featherweight title. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It doesn’t take rocket scientist – or even a license in fight promotion – to figure out the direction in which the UFC hopes to head with their star women’s fighters in 2017. UFC
Cub Swanson (R) and Dooho Choi engaged in one of the best fights of the year at UFC 206. Sandwiched between last month’s massive UFC 205, in which Conor McGregor became the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight champion in the company’s Madison Square Garden debut, and the year-end UFC 207, which features
It would be hard to blame Max Holloway if he chose to hate Conor McGregor. McGregor, after all, is a big reason why the UFC’s featherweight championship situation is both muddled and quite disputed. After knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds flat to claim the belt last December, McGregor was allowed
In the wake of Conor McGregor’s historic victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, talking-head sports shows have been awash with nonsense jibber-jabber about a fight which will never happen between McGregor and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather. Meanwhile, back in the reality-based community, McGregor
A mere eight months ago, Miesha Tate had the defining moment of her career. The Tacoma, Wash., native was long one of mixed martial arts’ most popular stars, in large part because of her toughness and resilience. Trailing on the scorecards against then-women’s bantamweight champion Holm and needing
Could Donald Cerrone become the face of an MMA fighters union? LOS ANGELES – Donald Cerrone has long been one of the most popular fighters in the UFC simply because he’s been a maverick in a sport that has slowly but steadily gone corporate. Whether it’s taking fights a couple weeks apart, jumping
It’s only fitting Urijah Faber’s career will end on a fight card sandwiched between super shows powered by lighter-weight stars. Faber, whose run as World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion back when that belt was the undisputed world title at 145 pounds paved the way for smaller fighters as
Jones says he knows he can be beat, and that his team keeps him grounded. He doesn't think that's the case for the UFC's other two big stars.
Cruz may have put the bitter rivalry to bed in the cage Saturday, but the trash talk kept right on going at the post-fight news conference.