Dana White explains why he didn’t give Bo Nickal a UFC contract at DWCS

LAS VEGAS — UFC President Dana White believes in Bo Nickal’s abilities as a fighter, but still wasn’t ready to give him a contract with the UFC on Tuesday night. In Dana White’s Contender 49 series feature Nickal stepped into the cage for the second time as a professional fighter and made quick work of … Read more

Jamahal Hill stops Thiago Santos in fourth to claim UFC light heavyweight victory

All that Jamahal Hill’s rise to the UFC was missing was a signature victory. He got it on Saturday. Hill stopped former title challenger Thiago Santos via TKO at 2:31 of the fourth round of the UFC Fight Night main event at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Hill dropped Santos with punches, then finished things … Read more

Israel Adesanya to defend middleweight title against Alex Pereira in UFC 281 headliner

The UFC has its main event at Madison Square Garden. Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against former rival Alex Pereira in the headliner of UFC 281 on Nov. 12 in New York, Adesanya announced Friday on SportsCenter. Pereira holds two wins over Adesanya in kickboxing, including one by knockout. ESPN ranked Adesanya … Read more

Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez pleaded not guilty Friday in an attempted murder case in Santa Clara County, California, his attorney Mark Geragos told ESPN. Velasquez, 40, is charged with attempted murder and 10 other gun-related charges stemming from an incident where he allegedly chased a man, Harry Goularte – who is accused of … Read more