This may look like a super fancy move, but it has been used to tap out one of the toughest fighters ever to enter the octagon.
With 2:13 left in the third round, Werdum (20-5-1) took down Velasquez, who was coming of a 20-month layoff after suffering injuries in his shoulder and knee. It was Werdum’s sixth straight win.
This is a great example of a technique that was not used in early MMA because everyone thought it was too dangerous. The trick, as in most techniques, is timing.
The UFC is partnering with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a landmark drug-testing program in the mixed martial arts promotion.
Daniel Cormier wore the conflict on his beaming face when he got the UFC’s light heavyweight title belt strapped around his waist in the same Vegas cage where he failed to win it a few months ago.
Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has ruled out a return to mixed martial art, ending three years of speculation about the biggest pay-per-view star in the sport’s history.
Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put the “world” in UFC world champion.
Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.
Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.