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1:33 AM ET The UFC is actively discussing a lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza for UFC Fight Night on March 30 in Philadelphia, according to multiple sources. Everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, which takes place Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, New York. The main event is
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5:14 PM ET Anthony Pettis is headed to welterweight. Pettis has agreed to move up to 170 pounds to meet Stephen Thompson at the March 23 UFC Fight Night event, multiple sources told ESPN. While not yet officially announced, the event is expected to take place in Nashville. According to sources, the main event fight
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5:13 PM ET UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley said he’s considering a move up to middleweight later in 2019 to compete for a second belt. “People in the middleweight (division), they need to watch out too. I might slide up on one of y’all by the end of the year,” Woodley said on Ariel Helwani’s
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Monday marks another star-studded edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. The show, aired live on Twitter and YouTube, will feature current and former champions, as well as multiple rising stars in the sport. Following the show, the entirety can be listened to via the ESPN podcast center. Here’s the lineup: 1:00 p.m. – Duane Ludwig,
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10:38 AM ET Dann Stupp If it weren’t for Godwin Ezenwa, Alonzo Menifield wouldn’t be a college graduate. He might not even be literate, to be honest. And he certainly wouldn’t be a professional fighter who’s less than one week away from his debut on MMA’s biggest stage. Menifield wouldn’t be any of those things
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8:38 PM ET The UFC is actively looking for two replacement fighters to step in on short notice for next weekend’s card in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba (14-3, 1 NC) have been forced to withdraw from their respective fights next weekend, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. Lineker, who is dealing with
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Jan 10, 2019 Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Randwick Race 1 No.1 Star Fall (Linda Meech) – $2.40 It’s hard to deny the talent that Star Fall has shown so far in his career, even though he’s yet to be tested in stakes grade. The son of Zoustar showed glimpses as a juvenile and has since
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2:36 PM ET Rising bantamweight star Petr Yan has his next assignment, and it’s undoubtedly the toughest test of his UFC career. Yan (11-1) will meet John Dodson (20-10) on Feb. 23 in Prague, Czech Republic, multiple sources told ESPN. Yan has won his last six fights in a row. He most recently defeated Douglas
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Jan 10, 2019 Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby’s purse will be raised to $3 million this May, an increase of $1 million and the first boost in 14 years. Churchill Downs said Thursday that the winner of the 145th running will receive $1.86 million. The runner-up will earn $600,000, with third place
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1:29 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones passed multiple fight night drug tests on Dec. 29, after defeating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in Los Angeles. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that the promotion wants Jon Jones to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2
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3:33 PM ET UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern will not be moving up to flyweight after all, as the rising star has decided to remain at strawweight and is targeting a return in March, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Prior to her last fight in May, a win over Amanda Cooper, Dern missed weight by 7
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7:00 AM ET Chamatkar SandhuESPN Ahead of the inaugural UFC on ESPN+ event, which takes place on Jan. 19 at the Barclays Centre, Joanne Calderwood is fully aware of what an explosive performance against KSW champion Ariane Lipski could do for her career. Since moving to Las Vegas almost a year ago, the Scottish flyweight
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2:35 AM ET COSTA MESA, Calif. — A fan of mixed martial arts while growing up in Springfield, Massachusetts, Los Angeles Chargers receivers coach Phil McGeoghan uses a unique technique to help his players get separation: hand-to-hand combat. “It’s something we’ve evolved with and developed over the years, and it’s led me to some really
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9:58 PM ET The UFC has added a strawweight matchup between Michelle Waterson and Karolina Kowalkiewicz to its UFC Fight Night event on March 30, according to UFC president Dana White. White broke the news of the 115-pound bout to ESPN on Tuesday. The UFC Fight Night event will take place at Wells Fargo Center
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