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Video: Did Khamzat Chimaev do enough against Kamaru Usman to get a title shot?

Khamzat Chimaev may be next in line for a UFC title shot in the middleweight division. At least, that’s what the UFC promised the winner of the UFC 294 co-feature bout ahead of the main event in Abu Dhabi. Chimaev was originally scheduled to compete against Paulo Costa at the event, but just 10 days […]

Video: What’s the takeaway from Alexander Volkanovski’s stoppage loss at UFC 294?

Alexander Volkanovski wanted to get one back against Islam Makhachev on short notice, but things went wrong quickly in his second opportunity to win a second UFC title. The UFC featherweight champion stepped in on less than two weeks’ notice to replace Charles Oliveira, who could not compete against Islam Makhachev in the UFC 294 […]

Video: Is Islam Makhachev an all-time great, or is the jury still out?

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/video-discussing-islam-makhachev-status-as-all-time-great-ufc-lightweight-champion-after-alexander-volkanovski-knockout-win October 24, 2023 2:00 pm ET Islam Makhachev made a statement in his win at UFC 294. The UFC lightweight champion looked better than ever when he took out featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski with a […]

Viktoriia Dudakova talks a trying UFC 294 and an opportunity to take a break to recover

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-294-abu-dhabi-video-viktoriia-dudakova-abscess-staph-infection-weight-cut-women-mma Matt Erickson and Mike Bohn October 24, 2023 10:40 am ET ABU DHABI – Viktoriia Dudakova beat Jinh Yu Frey with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 294 at Etihad Arena […]

Dana White: UFC needs to keep ‘unbelievably talented’ Khamzat Chimaev more active

ABU DHABI – Dana White plans on having Khamzat Chimaev fight more consistently after UFC 294. Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) returned from an over-year long layoff against Kamaru Usman in this past Saturday’s middleweight co-main event at Etihad Arena. After a dominant first round which was scored 10-8 for Chimaev, Usman rallied, but “Borz” […]

Trevor Peek wanted to show ‘couch potatoes’ he’s more than just a brawler at UFC 294

Jun 24, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Chepe Mariscal (blue gloves) celebrates after he defeats Trevor Peek (red gloves) in a lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports “I ain’t got anything in mind, really. I know one of these days, I’d like to get that […]

Dana White says ‘bad boy’ Shara Magomedov needs to upgrade takedown defense after UFC 294 debut win

ABU DHABI – Shara Magomedov’s highly anticipated UFC debut was a successful one. The unbeaten Russian middleweight debuted Saturday against Bruno Silva on the preliminary card of UFC 294 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Magomedov won a 30-27 unanimous decision. He did so with his high-level striking, making up for the several times he […]

Islam Makhachev thinks Alexander Volkanovski should rest after UFC 294 – not push for January return

ABU DHABI – Alexander Volkanovski is itching to get back in the octagon and wants to stay active. But Islam Makhachev doesn’t think it’s such a great a idea. Makhachev and Volkanovski fought for a second time Saturday in the main event of UFC 294 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 […]

Muhammad Naimov wants Alex Caceres or Edson Barboza next – and has particularly bad intentions for one after UFC 294

Muhammad Naimov def. Nathaniel Wood, UFC 294 (Craig Kidwell–USA TODAY Sports) “Yesterday, what happened with me, only my coaches know, and my father knows, because he is here. When I cutting weight, I felt some sh*t. I never felt that before. My eyes got so dark. I felt really bad. And then at the night, after […]

Mike Breeden says staph infection led to weight miss, hopes for new contract after UFC 294 upset of Anshul Jubli

Mike Breeden def. Anshul Jubli, UFC 294 (Craig Kidwell–USA TODAY Sports) “That’s just me. If you go watch my local fights, I’m a little bit of a slow starter. I’ve got to get my reads. I figure out their timing, what their main combinations are, and then I just start building. And usually by the […]