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UFC 278 main card: Kamaru Usman defends against Leon Edwards in headliner, Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold set as co-main
Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty ImagesKamaru Usman goes for title defense No. 6 at UFC 278. The main card for the UFC’s Aug. 20 pay-per-view has been announced with Usman defending his welterweight championship against Leon Edwards…
Police officer accused in shooting death of BJJ legend Leandro Lo turns himself in
Photo by ILAN PELLENBERG/AFP via Getty ImagesPolice officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo, accused of murdering eight-time jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo during a concert over the weekend in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has turned himself. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Monday following…
Marlon Vera: ‘Fat’ Petr Yan was too busy eating pizza to fight me
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCThe way Chito Vera remembers it, the UFC called him to fight in Boston on Aug. 13 against ex-bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Hearing that name, Vera said he immediately agreed. But then there were some unpleasant complications. …
Dominick Cruz explains why he reps himself in most UFC fight negotiations: ‘What is the manager actually doing?’
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty ImagesDominick Cruz is about as much of a straight shooter as one gets in MMA. If you ask him a question, he’s going to give you an answer — often whether you like it or not. That’s why…
Jamahal Hill pushes for immediate title shot against Jiri Prochazka: ‘He jumped [the line] and got the belt … why not jump me?’
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCFresh off a knockout win over Thiago Santos in the UFC Vegas 59 main event, Jamahal Hill isn’t giving up hope that his next fight could be a title shot. As much as that might seem like wishful…
Christos Giagos announces withdrawal from UFC Paris due to freak hand injury
Christos Giagos | @cgiagos_ufc, InstagramChristos Giagos won’t be fighting at UFC Paris after injuring his hand in a freak accident. The veteran lightweight was scheduled to fight Benoit Saint Denis on Sept. 3, but Giagos announced Monday via Instagram that he sliced…