UFC 245 News

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Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal on Colby Covington: 'I don't think he comes back'

Cole Shelton - December 19, 2019

Jorge Masvidal doubts that Colby Covington will fight again. In the main event of UFC 245, Covington took on Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in what was a back-and-forth fight. Yet, in the fifth round, “The Nigerian Nightmare” took over and dropped “Chaos” twice before finishing him with 50 seconds left.

Colby Covington, Leon Edwards
Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping believes Colby Covington breaking his jaw in UFC 245 fight is 'karma'

Cole Shelton - December 18, 2019

Michael Bisping believes Colby Covington was handed karma by having his jaw broken by Kamaru Usman at UFC 245. In the lead up to the fight, Covington trash-talked Usman saying this would be the end of him. Yet, that was not the case as it was “The Nigerian Nightmare” who ended up winning the title fight by fifth-round TKO.

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Max Holloway

Max Holloway praises new UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski

Harry Kettle - December 18, 2019

Max Holloway has had nothing but good things to say about the new UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski. The two men played an incredible chess match against one another inside the Octagon on Saturday night at UFC 245, with Volkanovski being the man who did enough to get his hand raised. At the time it seemed as if Holloway was a bit conflicted about the decision from the judges, but upon reflection, he’s happy to just give praise where it’s due to Australia’s second UFC champ.

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Colby Covington

Ali Abdelaziz praises Colby Covington for UFC 245 performance

Cole Shelton - December 17, 2019

The bad blood between Ali Abdelaziz and Colby Covington may be a thing of the past. Abdelaziz and Covington got into it after UFC 235 at a Las Vegas buffet and have since trashed each other in interviews. Yet, following UFC 245 where “Chaos” suffered a fifth-round TKO loss to Abdelaziz’s client in Kamaru Usman, the manager took to Twitter to praise the former interim champ.

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Dana White shares plan for Colby Covington after UFC 245

Tom Taylor - December 17, 2019

At UFC 245, Colby Covington attempted to wrest the UFC welterweight title from the waist of champion Kamaru Usman. Unfortunately for the outspoken challenger, this mission didn’t go as planned, as he was stopped by a volley of fifth-round strikes from the champ. From here, Covington will likely take some time off to recover from the injuries he sustained in the fight — most notably a fractured jaw. From there, it’ll be back to the drawing board, as he attempts to work his way back to a shot at the UFC welterweight title.

Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, UFC 245
UFC 245

UFC 245 fighter salaries: Disclosed event payroll tops 4 million

Harry Kettle - December 17, 2019

In the wake of the blockbuster UFC 245 event this past weekend, the payroll for all fighters that featured on the card — both main and under — have been released. The UFC 245 show saw three title fights headline at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with arguably the two biggest stories of the evening being Kamaru Usman successfully retaining his Welterweight Championship and Alexander Volkanovski winning the Featherweight Championship.

Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber had 'so much fun' in Petr Yan scrap, not opposed to fighting again

Cole Shelton - December 16, 2019

Urijah Faber came up short against Petr Yan last weekend but he enjoyed every second of the fight. To open the UFC 245 pay-per-view main card, Faber was looking to be the first person to hand the Russian a loss inside the Octagon. Yet, that did not happen as Yan knocked Faber out with a head kick in the third round. The UFC Hall of Famer was also dropped numerous times in the fight.

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Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards 'not impressed' with Kamaru Usman's UFC 245 performance

Natasha Hooper - December 16, 2019

Number 4 ranked welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards was not impressed with Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 245. The welterweight champion, Usman, squared off with his bitter rival Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 on Saturday December 14th. The elite wrestler’s utilized a different part of their MMA skillset, battling it out in a striking war for the better part of five rounds. Both fighters delivered impressive performances, but Usman used his striking accuracy and power to overthrow his opponent. He finished Covington by TKO in the final minute of round five and successfully defended his welterweight title for the first time with the win.

Max Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski
Max Holloway

Max Holloway thought he did enough to get the win over Alex Volkanovski at UFC 245

Harry Kettle - December 16, 2019

Max Holloway has stated that he felt like he did enough to get the win over Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245. The two men went head-to-head for the UFC Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas this past weekend, with the Australian challenger taking the title away from “Blessed” to bring his reign of dominance in the division to an abrupt end.

Colby Covington, Jon Jones

Sponsor terminated agreement with Colby Covington prior to UFC 245

Tom Taylor - December 16, 2019

Prior to UFC 245, which went down last Saturday in Las Vegas, welterweight title challenger Colby Covington had a falling out with his sponsor Cannafornia Inc., a California-based cultivator, manufacturer and supplier of cannabis for the medical and recreational market. According to a release from Cannafornia, Covington failed to hold up his end of the sponsorship agreement, and even began a business relationship with one of Cannafornia’s competitors. He then demanded more money from Cannafornia.

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Jose Aldo

Joseph Benavidez rips Henry Cejudo after ‘Triple C’ calls out Jose Aldo

Natasha Hooper - December 16, 2019

Joseph Benavidez slammed Henry Cejudo for ducking a potential flyweight title fight and calling out new bantamweight contender Jose Aldo instead. Last weekend at UFC 245, Jose Aldo proved naysayers wrong by fighting on top form against Marlon Moraes— despite a significant weight cut to make the bantamweight limit.

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Amanda Nunes

What's next for the stars of UFC 245?

Cole Shelton - December 16, 2019

In the main event of UFC 245, the final UFC pay-per-view of the decade, welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington finally settled their differences. The co-main attractions of the card saw Max Holloway put up his featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski and Amanda Nunes defend her bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie. In the end, only one title changed hands as Volkanovski dethroned Holloway by decision. Usman TKO’d Covington in the fifth and Nunes dominated de Randamie for a decision win.

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Marlon Moraes

Jose Aldo reacts following controversial loss to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245

Harry Kettle - December 16, 2019

Jose Aldo has taken the time to react to his disappointing bantamweight defeat at the hands of Marlon Moraes. The two Brazilians went toe to toe at UFC 245 this past weekend in what was one of the most anticipated bouts of the night – mainly so fans could get an idea of what Aldo was going to look like at his new weight class. In the end, though, he wound up losing an incredibly close split decision to the dismay of the fans in attendance.

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Kamaru Usman

Marc Goddard responds after Colby Covington calls him a "Fake Ref"

Chris Taylor - December 15, 2019

Referee Marc Goddard had the responsibility of overseeing last night’s UFC 245 main event between welterweights Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman. The highly anticipated scrap lived up to expectations as ‘Chaos’ and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ proceeded to go to war right from the opening bell.

Mike Perry
Mike Perry

Mike Perry releases statement following TKO loss to Geoff Neal

Natasha Hooper - December 15, 2019

Tonight, UFC 245 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas offered a stacked fight card full of exciting matchups. The preliminary bout between Mike Perry and Geoff Neal was no exception, as the welterweight stars collided on the preliminary card. Mike Perry joined the UFC in 2016. Within three years, he has achieved a peppered record of wins and losses. Nevertheless, “Platinum” has proven to be one of the most entertaining welterweights in the division who delivers showstopping performances. His last fight was no different as the 28-year old went to war against Vicente Luque for fifteen minutes in August 2019. Perry ended the fight with a gruesome nose injury and a split decision loss but still proved his toughness and heart.

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Dana White

Dana White reacts to tonight's Covington vs. Usman UFC 245 main event

Christopher Taylor - December 15, 2019

UFC President Dana White discussed tonight’s UFC 245 headliner between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington during this evenings post-fight press conference in Las Vegas. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and ‘Chaos’ thrilled fight fans by putting on an absolutely amazing effort which culminated in a fifth round TKO victory for Usman.

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Kamaru Usman

UFC 245 Results: Kamaru Usman TKO's Colby Covington (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - December 14, 2019

The UFC welterweight title is up for grabs in tonight’s UFC 245 main event as current champion Kamaru Usman squares off with top contender Colby Covington. Kamaru Usman claimed the promotions coveted welterweight title at March’s UFC 235 event, scoring a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Tyron Woodley.

Max Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski
Max Holloway

Pros react to Alex Volkanovski defeating Max Holloway at UFC 245

Chris Taylor - December 14, 2019

A featherweight title fight between Alex Volkanovski and Max Holloway co-headlined tonight’s UFC 245 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holloway had most recently defended his featherweight crown at July’s UFC 240 event in Edmonton, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.