Breaking down Marlon Moraes’ first-round submission win over Raphael Assuncao

It must be a huge relief to UFC and ESPN executives alike that both of the ESPN cards have lived up to the hype. The UFC on ESPN debut was an incredibly fun showcase of mixed martial arts talent, and…

Marlon Moraes crushes Raphael Assuncao, submits him in the first round

Marlon Moraes has jumped to the top of the line in the UFC’s bantamweight division after submitting Raphael Assuncao in the first round at UFC Fight Night 144. Most people were expecting this rematch to be somewhat of a slow,…

UFC Fight Night 144 Results: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2

We bring you live results, updates, and highlights of all the action taking place at UFC Fight Night 144 in Fortaleza, Brazil. UFC Fight Night 144 is the second UFC event to feature on ESPN+. The main event for the…

With retirement plans for 2019, Jose Aldo’s fight against Renato Moicano is all the more consequential

Very few people in the history of the UFC have a resume comparable to the former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. With 17 wins under the Zuffa umbrella and a list of victories that includes names such as Frankie Edgar and Urijah…

Max Griffin aiming to crack top 10 in 2019 starting with win over Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 144

UFC welterweight Max Griffin’s goal for 2019 is to enter the top 10 of the rankings, and the first step in reaching that goal is defeating former title challenger Thiago Alves. Griffin (14-5) will be returning to the octagon against…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur

The usually inconsistent Charles Oliveira went 3-0 in 2018 with three submissions for his best win streak since 2015, becoming the man with the most submissions in UFC history in Sao Paulo and extending his lead in Milwaukee. To start…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good

Off three straight losses to the top three welterweights in the world, Demian Maia hasn’t looked good since UFC 211 in 2017. Now 41-years-old and without a clear route to a title fight, it isn’t a huge leap to think that…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Jose Aldo vs. Renato “Moicano” Carneiro

Jose Aldo is in a thoroughly unenviable position that fighters like Stephen Thompson and Joanna Jedrzejczyk have also found themselves in; with two losses to the champion, Aldo probably isn’t getting a title shot any time soon, so he’s basically…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes 2

Another in a recent trend of main-event rematches, the motivation for rebooking Assuncao/Moraes is likely similar to that of Iaquinta/Lee and Ngannou/Blaydes in late 2018: a streaking prospect once took a pivotal loss to a more stagnant contender, and could…

Jairzinho Rozenstruik signs with UFC, will face Junior Albini at UFC Fight Night 144 in Fortaleza

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is the latest addition to the UFC’s heavyweight roster. Rozenstruik will step right into a fight with Junior Albini scheduled for UFC Fight Night 144 in Fortaleza, Brazil, per DWT Sport. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy was initially slated to face Albini on…