Be it a young upstart decimating a legend, an old pro beating down father time, or an unknown transitioning to a superstar, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected in the UFC. With that being said, not even the best fighters can be protected from a bad night or a submission gone wrong and find their fortunes reversed for the worse. For these five fighters, looking into the crystal ball for 2020 may yield dire results that can rock the sport to its core.
Perhaps there's hope for some for a late-career renaissance or perhaps believe their big break is right around the corner, but for these three combatants, it’s time to call it a career.
Moscow hosts a big-time featherweight showdown between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar this Saturday, November 9. Ahead of the big fight card out of Mother Russia, we look and profile five UFC fighters who stand just moments away from superstardom. From rising contenders to newly crowned champs, these five are ready to make their mark on the industry.
A big fight between the UFC's most recognizable stars is upon us as Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz look to settle their rivalry in the main event of UFC 244 on Saturday, November 2 at Madison Square Garden. The supporting acts on the card features a crossroads clash between Kelvin Gastelum and Darren Till among other fights on a card that promises high drama.
Ben Askren looks to get back on track against tested veteran Demian Maia in the main event of UFC on ESPN on Saturday, October 26. In the co-feature, Michael Johnson and Stevie Ray square off, and Frank Camacho and Beneil Dariush round out the card.
The rising Dominick Reyes will face determined veteran and ex-middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC on ESPN on Friday, October 18.
Where do Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg rank among the greatest female fighters in MMA history? BetAmerica combat expert Danny Howard breaks down the numbers and selects his own top five.
Alex Prates has his hands full preparing Robert Whittaker for the fight of his career against Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 on Saturday, October 5, but he had some choice words about his charge that are equal parts sour grapes and lunacy.
The Royal Arena in Copenhagen hosts UFC Fight Night 160, which boasts several crowd-pleasing bouts. Jack Hermansson and Jared Connonier face off in the main event and Mark Madsen makes his promotional debut to highlight a tremendous card.
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 159 features several high-stakes matchups, headlined by Yair Rodriguez versus Jeremy Stephens. The card also features a clash between Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso, and the UFC debut of Askar Askarov.