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Charles Oliveira submits Justin Gaethje via first-round rear-naked choke at UFC 274; Carla Esparza claims strawweight belt - The Athletic

Oliveira, who was forced to vacate his lightweight championship after missing weight by 0.5 pounds, submitted Gaethje for his 11th straight win.

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Israel Adesanya to defend middleweight title vs. Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 in July - The Athletic

Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title for the fifth time when he faces Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on July 2.

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UFC 274: Charles Oliveira misses weight, vacates lightweight title ahead of Justin Gaethje fight - The Athletic

Justin Gaethje can still win the now-vacant title by defeating Oliveira on Saturday.

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Alexander Volkanovski-Max Holloway trilogy title fight targeted for UFC 276 in July: Reports - The Athletic

Volkanovski, coming off a dominant fourth-round TKO win over Chan Sung Jung in April, has not lost a fight since 2013.

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UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski dominates Korean Zombie to retain featherweight belt - The Athletic

Aljamain Sterling retained the bantamweight belt with a split decision win in the co-main event against Petr Yan.

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UFC star Jorge Masvidal arrested for aggravated battery and criminal mischief - The Athletic

UFC star Jorge Masvidal has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief in Miami Beach, Fla., according to online...

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UFC 272: Colby Covington dominates friend-turned-rival Jorge Masvidal for unanimous decision win - The Athletic

Covington dominated the bout with his superior wrestling skills. Outside of one hard right hook landed by Masvidal in the third round that stunned...

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez charged with shooting relative of child abuse suspect - The Athletic

Velasquez was arrested in connection with a shooting in Morgan Hill, Calif., Monday afternoon, the San Jose Police Department said Tuesday.

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez arrested after Bay Area shooting on attempted murder charge - The Athletic

Velasquez was arrested in connection with a shooting in Morgan Hill, Calif., Monday afternoon, the San Jose Police Department said Tuesday.

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UFC 271: Israel Adesanya defeats Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision to retain middleweight belt - The Athletic

The victory was Adesanya’s (22-1) fourth title defense. His 11-fight UFC win streak at middleweight is the second-longest in division history...

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ESPN extends MNF with Peyton and Eli; network to have similar shows for other sports - The Athletic

The extension will add a fourth season to Peyton and Eli's show and will call for alternative productions (with other hosts) for UFC, college...

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UFC 273 headlined by Alexander Volkanovski-Korean Zombie, Aljamain Sterling-Petr Yan: Reports - The Athletic

UFC 273 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Alexander Volkanovski and longtime contender Chan Sung Jung according to...

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Charles Oliveira's second title defense set for UFC 274 against Justin Gaethje: Reports - The Athletic

UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira will fight Justin Gaethje for his second title defense on May 7 at UFC 274, according to multiple reports....

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UFC 270: Francis Ngannou defeats Ciryl Gane, retains heavyweight belt via unanimous decision - The Athletic

Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) at UFC 270 on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. to retain the heavyweight...

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Glover Teixeira's first title defense against Jiri Prochazka set for UFC 274 - The Athletic

UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira will fight Jiri Prochazka to defend his title on May 7 during a UFC 274 event, Prochazka confirmed on...

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Jorge Masvidal-Colby Covington to headline UFC 272 in March: Reports - The Athletic

Masvidal (35-15) is coming off back-to-back losses to division champion Kamaru Usman but won his three previous fights. Covington (16-3) has won...

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Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway, Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan to headline UFC 272: Source - The Athletic

Volkanovski and Holloway have fought twice before, both wins by the Australian.

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UFC star Jon Jones takes plea deal in domestic battery case - The Athletic

On Sept. 24, Jones was arrested at a Las Vegas Strip resort and charged with battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle.

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Charles Oliveira defeats Dustin Poirier via third-round submission at UFC 269 - The Athletic

Charles Oliveira retained his UFC lightweight belt on Saturday at UFC 269 in Las Vegas after submitting Dustin Poirier via standing rear-naked choke...

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UFC 269: Amanda Nunes upset by Julianna Peña for women's bantamweight championship - The Athletic

In what some consider the biggest upset in UFC history, Julianna Peña submitted UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in the second round via...

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UFC 268: Usman tops Covington via unanimous decision; Gaethje beats Chandler in thriller - The Athletic

Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC 268 on Saturday in what might turn out to be the best...

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Leon Edwards-Jorge Masvidal off UFC 269 after Masvidal suffers injury - The Athletic

Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal, a highly anticipated welterweight fight at UFC 269 on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas, has been canceled after Masvidal...

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Glover Teixeira submits Jan Blachowicz to claim UFC light heavyweight belt - The Athletic

It was a feel-good moment for Teixeira who, at 42, became the oldest first-time champion in modern UFC history.

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Kayla Harrison wins second straight PFL lightweight title, $1 million payday - The Athletic

Elsewhere on the card, Claressa Shields dropped her first-ever fight in either boxing or MMA, losing to Abigail Montes via split decision.

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Boxing champ Claressa Shields loses MMA bout, first in professional fighting - The Athletic

Claressa Shields dropped her first-ever fight in either boxing or MMA on Thursday night, losing to Abigail Montes via split decision (29-28, 28-29,...

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Former UFC champion Miesha Tate to come out of retirement: Source - The Athletic

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will come out of retirement and fight Marion Reneau on July 17, a source confirmed to The Athletic on...

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UFC 260: Ngannou KOs Miocic for heavyweight title - The Athletic

Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic in the second round of their heavyweight title rematch at UFC 260 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The...

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Nate Diaz to fight Leon Edwards at UFC 262 on May 15: Sources - The Athletic

Diaz, 35, hasn't fought since Nov. 2019 after losing in the main event of UFC 244 against Jorge Masvidal. Diaz has a 20-12 record with five wins...

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