The air-raid sirens are blaring and the bombs are about to drop when Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos collide for heavyweight supremacy Saturday, Jan. 25 at the PNC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is a fight where both competitors have enough power to call it an early night.
Conor McGregor eviscerated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds to remind those who might have forgotten that he is still a very bad man. Now more than ever, McGregor’s popularity extends far beyond the UFC, and his incredible performance has captivated the sports world. Though there is no timetable set for the “Notorious” one’s return, let's take a look at a few options, ranging from the likely to the unbelievable.
A high stakes clash between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 is more than just a comeback story. There are several subplots in play, so let’s look at what this fight means for each man, beyond the final bell, come Saturday night and beyond.
While Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headline UFC 246, the main card features everything from crossroad clashes to even money battles that are sure to ring in 2020 with a thunderous bang. Holly Holm tries to resuscitate her career against Raquel Pennington, Aleksei Oleinik looks to turn away the challenge of Maurice Green and more highlight this stacked card.
With the “Notorious” Conor McGregor making his grand return at UFC 246 to his usual fanfare, the future is still as uncertain as ever with the sport’s most volatile and unpredictable figure. Though Donald Cerrone got the coveted "B" spot against McGregor next month and a rematch with Khabib Numagomedov in his sites for a future clash, we explore three potential fights for the rampaging Irishman.
For better or worse, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has announced he will be returning to active competition in 2020. As the world awaits the decision of one of its most divisive and successful athletes, let's take a look at Mayweather’s potential foils, with opponents ranging from formidable to profitable.
The UFC saved its biggest fight for last, as the last major card of the year will pit two of the best welterweights in the world against each other for at title. And lucky for us all, these two absolutely hate each other.
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.