Diego Ferreira, the only fighter to face Beneil Dariush twice in the UFC cage, has spoken about his mixed feelings regarding the forthcoming crucial lightweight tilt at UFC 289 between Charles Oliveira and Dariush. Having lost twice to Dariush, Ferreira has chosen to root for Oliveira in this high-stakes fight, which will afford the victor a chance to face Islam Makhachev for the 155-pound championship … Continue reading Diego Ferreira cautions Charles Oliveira against underestimating Beneil Dariush ahead of UFC Vegas 73
As former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler anticipates his next fight with Conor McGregor, he envisions numerous exciting opportunities available to him in the welterweight division. While both Chandler and McGregor have fought primarily as lightweights, they are interested in a fight at 170 pounds. Chandler believes he has potential for a title shot with a win over McGregor and hopes to fight Islam … Continue reading Highly sought-after MMA fighter Michael Chandler appears open to the possibility of a welterweight title shot if he manages to defeat Conor McGregor
Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has expressed his desire to remain active, with two outstanding performances in 2022 against Chan Sung Jung and Max Holloway. After failing to take the lightweight crown from Islam Makhachev at UFC 284, Volkanovski has pledged to unify the featherweight division alongside interim champion Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 on July 8. While top lightweight contenders Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush … Continue reading Volkanovski eyes Makhachev rematch by year-end, given option to delay
As per the veteran coach of the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev had a challenging time dealing with Alexander Volkanovski. Nurmagomedov had proclaimed Makhachev as his successor in the lightweight category after his retirement in 2020. Makhachev managed to win the 155-pound title last year by triumphing over Charles Oliveira at UFC 280. Post the victory, with Nurmagomedov’s help, he called out … Continue reading The coach expressed that Khabib Nurmagomedov had worries regarding Islam Makhachev’s upcoming match against Alexander Volkanovski.
Charles Oliveira, an accomplished mixed martial artist, was set to face Beneil Dariush in a matchup that could potentially determine the number one contender at UFC 288. Unfortunately, an undisclosed injury has rendered him unable to participate in the fight, removing him from the May 6 card. In response, Dariush stated that the fight might still happen on June 10 at UFC 289 in Canada. … Continue reading UFC fighter Charles Oliveira clarifies his withdrawal from the UFC 288 fight against Beneil Dariush
Beneil Dariush’s much-anticipated match against ex-champ Charles Oliveira has been postponed due to an injury sustained by Oliveira, as confirmed by an unidentified source familiar with the situation to MMA Fighting. This pivotal lightweight matchup was set to be the co-headlining event at the upcoming UFC 288 pay-per-view main card happening on May 6 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main event is a … Continue reading UFC 288 removes the Charles Oliveira versus Beneil Dariush matchup from its fight lineup
The upcoming pay-per-view event from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been announced, with the main card set to showcase the highly-anticipated bantamweight championship fight. The promotion has confirmed the line-up for UFC 288, which is scheduled to take place at Newark’s Prudential Center on May 6. The headline event of the evening will see reigning champion Aljamain Sterling go head-to-head with former two-weight titleholder … Continue reading UFC officials disclose main card lineup for UFC 288 with Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo set to headline in a championship bout
According to insiders in the mixed martial arts community, it appears that Alexander Volkanovski, the current UFC featherweight champion, is set to defend his title during the International Fight Week. MMA Fighting that a matchup between Volkanovski and interim champ Yair Rodriguez has been penciled in for UFC 290, taking place on July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Volkanovski enters the octagon in … Continue reading UFC 290 in July may feature a title unification bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez
Brian Ortega, a former undefeated fighter and a dangerous submission artist in MMA, has faced some unlucky defeats in recent years. He lost to Max Holloway, one of the top fighters in the UFC featherweight division, in a title fight in December 2018, and has gone 1-2 in appearances post-Holloway, including a recent TKO loss to Yair Rodriguez after a shoulder injury. Ortega has been … Continue reading Brian Ortega accepts Ilia Topuria’s challenge and is ready to teach some humility in their fight.
Islam Makhachev is eager to face new opponents and continue his reign as the UFC lightweight champion. Following his pound-for-pound victory against Alexander Volkanovski in February, Makhachev is open to a rematch but would prefer a fresh challenge from the winner of the upcoming Oliveira vs. Dariush fight at UFC 288. Makhachev defeated Oliveira in his title-winning bout and is hesitant to face him again. … Continue reading Beneil Dariush is a preferred opponent for Islam Makhachev as he seeks a new challenge, rather than a rematch with Charles Oliveira
Usman Nurmagomedov observed his fellow fighter and close friend Islam Makhachev endure a grueling battle against Alexander Volkanovski just a few weeks before his own title defense at Bellator 292. The champion versus champion event at UFC 284 marked Makhachev’s first UFC lightweight title defense, and it was also the most difficult challenge he had faced during his 12-fight win streak. The fight that night … Continue reading “Usman Nurmagomedov desires to confront challenges akin to the ones that Islam Makhachev encountered with Alexander Volkanovski.”