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Gracie family reacts to Kron’s UFC Phoenix win

Gracie family reacts to Kron’s UFC Phoenix win

Kron Gracie made family history at UFC Phoenix. The son of Rickson Gracie, who was only 5 years of age when his uncle Royce Gracie scored the last win for the family under the UFC banner in 1994,
Morning Report: Joe Rogan calls Francis Ngannou ‘the scariest guy I’ve ever seen’

Morning Report: Joe Rogan calls Francis Ngannou ‘the scariest guy I’ve ever seen’

On Sunday evening, Francis Ngannou reintroduced himself to the MMA world, knocking out former two-time UFC champion Cain Velasquez in just 26 seconds at UFC Phoenix. It was the biggest win of
Vicente Luque says he had to throw ‘strategy out the window’ against Bryan Barberena at UFC Phoenix

Vicente Luque says he had to throw ‘strategy out the window’ against Bryan Barberena at UFC Phoenix

PHOENIX — After his wild UFC Phoenix win, Vicente Luque discusses his victory over Bryan Barberena, throwing strategy out the window, why he believes he deserves a top-10 opponent, wanting to fight
Off UFC Phoenix win, Cynthia Calvillo believes she would give Tatiana Suarez a ‘run for her money’

Off UFC Phoenix win, Cynthia Calvillo believes she would give Tatiana Suarez a ‘run for her money’

PHOENIX — After her win at UFC Phoenix, Cynthia Calvillo discusses why she called out Tatiana Suarez, the victory over Cortney Casey, her mean-mugging, the crowd response and more.
A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran set for Bellator 221

A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran set for Bellator 221

A.J. McKee is getting another chance to take on Pat Curran. The two have been booked to fight at Bellator 221 on May 11 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi confirmed with
UFC Phoenix looks to have done best main card cable Fight Night rating in three years

UFC Phoenix looks to have done best main card cable Fight Night rating in three years

Even with a 26-second main event, the main card did an overnight average 1.1 rating. Even without a big college basketball lead-in, and going head-to-head with the NBA All-Star Game, Sunday night’s
Video: Kron Gracie says it’s ‘cool’ that Conor McGregor ‘respects’ Gracie family

Video: Kron Gracie says it’s ‘cool’ that Conor McGregor ‘respects’ Gracie family

PHOENIX — Kron Gracie speaks to the media at UFC Phoenix about his submission win over Alex Caceres, his experience making his UFC debut, what’s next for his career, Conor McGregor’s comments about
Anthony Smith says Colby Covington ‘looks like a scared cat’ off-camera

Anthony Smith says Colby Covington ‘looks like a scared cat’ off-camera

Anthony Smith has heard enough from Colby Covington. The 30-year-old light heavyweight, who challenges Jon Jones for the 205-pound title at UFC 235, made a point to fire back at Covington earlier this
Paul Felder suffered collapsed lung late in UFC Phoenix win over James Vick

Paul Felder suffered collapsed lung late in UFC Phoenix win over James Vick

It’s not as if anyone was questioning Paul Felder’s toughness. This is, after all a man who pushed through a broken arm to go the distance in a loss to Mike Perry last year. But Felder added to his
Satoshi Ishii signs multi-fight contract with KSW

Satoshi Ishii signs multi-fight contract with KSW

Olympic gold medalist and Bellator veteran Satoshi Ishii has signed on the dotted line with Polish promotion, KSW. KSW broke the news via press release Monday, revealing that the Japanese heavyweight
If that’s the fight presented, UFC champ Daniel Cormier says ‘I will beat Francis Ngannou’

If that’s the fight presented, UFC champ Daniel Cormier says ‘I will beat Francis Ngannou’

Daniel Cormier’s path to retirement may have taken a turn Sunday night. The soon-to-be 40-year old UFC heavyweight champion was angling to fight one more time, preferably against Brock Lesnar. But
Francis Ngannou’s resurgence is no fluke

Francis Ngannou’s resurgence is no fluke

For a few minutes on Sunday night, a few seconds of footage that comprised the UFC Phoenix main event functioned as a Rorschach test of sorts for MMA observers. Upon a single viewing or multiple
Nick Diaz not coming back to UFC any time soon: ‘If there was an offer I couldn’t refuse, things would be different’

Nick Diaz not coming back to UFC any time soon: ‘If there was an offer I couldn’t refuse, things would be different’

Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in more than four years, and it looks like his return to the Octagon isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Away from the eight-sided cage since a five-round no contest versus
Francis Ngannou says uppercut, not knee injury, caused Cain Velasquez KO: ‘You can look at the video’

Francis Ngannou says uppercut, not knee injury, caused Cain Velasquez KO: ‘You can look at the video’

Francis Ngannou encourages anyone doubting his finish to check out the instant replay. The UFC heavyweight slugger knocked out Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC Phoenix on Sunday night at
Watch The MMA Hour now

Watch The MMA Hour now

12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, I’ll examine the results from Cain Velasquez’s return to the Octagon plus a look at Kron Gracie’s clinical finishing on the Monday Morning
Morning Report: Dana White says the UFC has a title fight lined up for Daniel Cormier, not Francis Ngannou

Morning Report: Dana White says the UFC has a title fight lined up for Daniel Cormier, not Francis Ngannou

On Sunday night, Francis Ngannou made quick work of Cain Velasquez, knocking out the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion in just 26 seconds at UFC Phoenix. After the biggest win of his career,
Cain Velasquez calls UFC Phoenix loss a freak accident: ‘My knee gave out on me’

Cain Velasquez calls UFC Phoenix loss a freak accident: ‘My knee gave out on me’

Cain Velasquez’s highly anticipated return was at least partially spoiled by his infamous nemesis: the injury bug. After a 30-plus month layoff from competition, Velasquez’s comeback fight in the main
UFC Phoenix post-fight show

UFC Phoenix post-fight show

With UFC Phoenix in the books, MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines coming out of Sunday night in Arizona.
UFC Phoenix bonuses: Vincente Luque and Bryan Barberena earned Fight of the Night

UFC Phoenix bonuses: Vincente Luque and Bryan Barberena earned Fight of the Night

One of the best fights of the year earned top honors at UFC Phoenix on Sunday night. The welterweight clash between Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena was ended by Luque via third-round TKO at the 4:54
UFC Phoenix in Tweets: Pros react to Ngannou vs. Velasquez, Gracie’s UFC debut, more

UFC Phoenix in Tweets: Pros react to Ngannou vs. Velasquez, Gracie’s UFC debut, more

Twenty-six seconds. That’s how long it took for Francis Ngannou to put a stop to Cain Velasquez’s Octagon return. Ngannou bested the former UFC heavyweight champion in the blink of an eye on Sunday