Less than five months after claiming the vacant UFC light heavyweight belt, champion Daniel Cormier is back in action, and looking for his first title defense, headlining the UFC 192 main event against former challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the first time in over two years on Saturday, April 25, with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlining the UFC 186 card against challenger Kyoji Horiguchi.
It's only fitting, that on women's MMA's biggest day, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey delivered the finest performance of her career. Needing all of 14 seconds to finish Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event, Rousey bested her own personal stoppage record by two full seconds.
A fight nearly two years in the making, this matchup between Rousey and Zingano dates back to April 2013, when Zingano (9-0, 2-0 UFC) scored a brutal TKO win over Miesha Tate to earn a crack at promotional gold.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship closes out an active month this Saturday, January 31 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), as two of the promotion's biggest stars make their long-awaited comebacks in the UFC 183 main event.
Five months after an impromptu, press-conference brawl, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and contender Daniel Cormier return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 3 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), to finally settle their score at UFC 182.
Twenty-one years after the the Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcast its first open-weight competition in 1993, the world's largest MMA promotion is returning to its roots with a single-elimination tournament to crown its initial women's 115-pound title holder.
It was just three months ago, at UFC 173, that Dillashaw captured the title with a near-perfect finish of Barao. On that night, Dillashaw demonstrated superior speed and striking. Now it remains to be seen if he can deliver a repeat performance.
The UFC heads north of the border to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Saturday, June 14 as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC) attempts the fourth defense of his 125-pound title in the UFC 174 main event against Russian standout Ali Bagautinov (13-2, 3-0 UFC).
Everything fell perfectly into place for T.J. Dillashaw on Saturday night. The Sacramento-based bantamweight executed an impeccable game plan at UFC 173 to unseat Renan Barao as the promotion's top 135 pounder, ending the Brazilian's nine-year unbeaten streak.