What We Learned From Florida: UFC vs. The World

The UFC’s return to Florida, starting on May 9 with UFC 249, certainly was something to behold. After nearly two months without a UFC event, UFC president Dana White managed to pack three of them into one week. The problem, however, was not just putting together cards, but finding a venue to hold MMA events […]
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UFC 249: Carla Esparza Emerges as a Dark Horse

By securing a win against Michelle Waterson at UFC 249, Carla Esparza is now on a three-fight win streak. But where does she go from here and what is her place in the division? At UFC 249, Carla Esparza walked out with a split decision win over fan-favorite Michelle Waterson. The win was her third […]
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UFC President Dana White posts his personal COVID-19 swab tests

So you don’t believe the UFC is testing everyone? Well, we can’t prove that, but UFC president Dana White has posted at least two of what he says are the three COVID-19 swab tests that he has undergone. White was highly criticized for trying to hold UFC 249 on April 18. He eventually bagged that date at the request of his broadcast partners at ESPN. Rumors swirled that it was pressure from California Governor Gavin Newsom and California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein that caused Disney (ESPN’s parent company) and ESPN execs to ask White to stand down. He was still heavily…

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UFC 249 Reportedly Nabs 700K PPV Buys

It looks like UFC 249 was a home run despite the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC held its first event since March 14th this past Saturday night (May 9). UFC 249 was held inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. No fans were in attendance. The main event featured an interim lightweight title bout […]
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Dana White: Khabib vs. Gaethje could happen on UFC Fight Island as soon as July

Justin Gaethje punched his ticket to a fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov when he defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on Saturday night. Now it looks like that fight may happen much sooner than many had anticipated. White UFC President Dana White stated in the lead-up to Ferguson vs. Gaethje that the winner would get Khabib next, that was with the caveat that no one expected Khabib to fight again until September or October. Khabib, however, recently posted a comment on an ESPN MMA video post on Instagram declaring that he would be ready to fight in July. “I can fight…

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UFC 249 Salaries: Tony Ferguson Emerges As Top Earner

The UFC 249 salaries are in. The Florida State Boxing Commission has released the fight purses. Topping the list is Tony Ferguson at $500,000. His opponent, Justin Gaethje, receives $350,000. Of course, the salaries do not include any pay-per-view bonuses. Gaethje stopped Ferguson in the fifth round via TKO. In the co-main event, UFC bantamweight […]
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UFC 249 Aftermath: Three Takeaways

The UFC made its glorious return Saturday night for UFC 249. Here are three takeaways from the stacked PPV card. After two months away due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the UFC made a huge return Saturday night. With all of the eyes in the sports world on them, the UFC put on a phenomenal […]
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What’s Next: UFC 249 Matchmaker

The UFC has returned to action, and their return was just as good as we anticipated. Justin Gaethje won his Fight of the Night bout with Tony Fergurson. Meanwhile, Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz and promptly retired in his post-fight interview. Today we will take a look at what is next for some of the […]
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UFC 249 Promotional Guidelines Payouts: Henry Cejudo Tops List

The UFC 249 promotional guidelines compliance payouts have been revealed. This past Saturday night (May 9), UFC 249 took place inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. In the main event, Justin Gaethje went one-on-one with Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC lightweight title. “The Highlight” captured interim gold with a fifth-round TKO victory over Ferguson. Both Gaethje […]
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UFC 249: Calvin Kattar Looking for More Big Moment Opportunities

Calvin Kattar says he’s had a fire lit under him since November. November, of course, marked his loss to fellow featherweight prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov. Coming off a win over Ricardo Lamas, the fight was a big one. Key for Katter, hotly anticipated by fans. Kattar (21-4) lost a unanimous decision that night in Mowcow. He’s […]
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UFC 249: Geoff Neal, and a Trip to Fight Island, on Vicente Luque’s To-Do List

Vicente Luque returned to the win column at UFC 249, a doctor’s stoppage ending the night of opponent Niko Price. The wildly entertaining bout saw Price take considerable damage, with a nasty left hook finally doing enough to bring the doctor in near the end of the third. It didn’t take long for him to […]
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UFC 249: Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz recap video

 Watch the recap and highlights from the UFC 249 co-main event fight between bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo and challenger Dominick Cruz from Saturday’s event in Jacksonville, Florida. (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) TRENDING > Justin Gaethje wins eight and ninth bonuses in only 7 UFC bouts   …

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