6:19 PM ET The scene was set for Zabit Magomedsharipov to soar to the starry status that long has been expected of him. All he had to do to hold up his end, it seemed, was win on Saturday in Moscow, and he did so by unanimous decision. But the lasting impression left by this
6:46 PM ET Greg Hardy wasn’t into celebrating a moral victory. Not even after coming in on short notice Saturday against ESPN’s No. 7-ranked heavyweight in Alexander Volkov. Hardy said he was “devastated” about the unanimous decision loss in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Moscow, even though he exceeded expectations. “The bar where
5:06 PM ET Greg Hardy lost, but he did look like he belonged in the Octagon with one of the top heavyweights in the UFC. Alexander Volkov defeated Hardy, the former NFL star, by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in the co-main event of UFC Moscow on Saturday. It was a clear victory for Volkov,
10:00 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim The name Nurmagomedov carries some weight in the UFC, and on Saturday a cousin of undefeated lightweight champion Khabib tried to add to the family’s success story. It did not work out so well for Abubakar Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov, making his UFC debut during the prelims of the Zabit Magomedsharipov vs.
5:29 PM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Khabib Nurmagomedov said Friday that Conor McGregor would need to win 10 straight fights to earn a rematch for his UFC title. McGregor hasn’t fought since Nurmagomedov beat him by submission for the UFC lightweight title in October last year. The Irish fighter last month outlined his plan
5:32 PM ET A pair of UFC fighters were fined for their conduct before and during UFC 244 last week. The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) handed down fines to both Corey Anderson and Kelvin Gastelum on Friday, New York State Department of State spokesperson Mercedes Padilla confirmed to ESPN. Anderson was fined the
8:42 AM ET The UFC makes its third trip to Russian soil this weekend and everything is lined up for another breakout performance by featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov. But Calvin Kattar isn’t really in favor of that plan. Ever since Magomedsharipov (17-1) signed with the UFC in 2017, he’s been on a rocket ship to stardom.
1:35 AM ET MOSCOW — UFC featherweights Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar each successfully made weight Friday as they prepare for their main event bout at UFC Fight Night this weekend. Magomedsharipov (17-1) and Kattar (20-3) each hit the maximum featherweight limit of 146 pounds. The bout is now official to headline UFC Fight Night
4:13 PM ET An arrest warrant has been issued in the case involving the disappearance of the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris. The Auburn (Alabama) Police Division has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Ibraheem Yazeed on a charge of first-degree kidnapping, it was announced Thursday. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along
4:53 PM ET We asked UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya to name the most underrated fighters in the UFC. Not surprisingly, the first one he mentioned was Dan Hooker, who is a teammate of Adesanya’s at City Kickboxing in New Zealand. Adesanya said it was not a biased choice, and it’s easy to believe him,