Jamahal Hill stops Thiago Santos in fourth to earn signing UFC light heavyweight win

Jamahal Hill stops Thiago Santos in fourth to earn signing UFC light heavyweight win

All that was missing from Jamahal Hill’s rise in the UFC was a signature win. He got it Saturday. Hill stopped former title challenger Thiago Santos via TKO at 2:31 of the fourth round in the main event of UFC Fight Night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Hill dropped Santos with punches and … Read more

Israel Adesanya to defend middleweight title vs. Alex Pereira in UFC 281 headliner

Israel Adesanya to defend middleweight title vs.  Alex Pereira in UFC 281 headliner

The UFC has its Madison Square Garden main event. Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against old rival Alex Pereira in the headliner of UFC 281 on Nov. 12 in New York, Adesanya announced Friday on SportsCenter. Pereira owns two wins over Adesanya in kickboxing, including one via knockout. ESPN has Adesanya ranked … Read more

Cain Velasquez, former UFC champion, pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge

Cain Velasquez, former UFC champion, pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez pleaded not guilty Friday in an attempted murder case in Santa Clara (California) County, his attorney Mark Geragos told ESPN. Velasquez, 40, is being charged with attempted murder and 10 other gun-related charges stemming from an incident where he allegedly chased down a man, Harry Goularte — who is … Read more

Amanda Nunes gets revenge, recaptures UFC women’s bantamweight title from Julianna Peña

Amanda Nunes gets revenge, recaptures UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Peña

DALLAS — Amanda Nunes vowed to make changes in her game. She vowed to get her belt back after shockingly losing it seven months ago to Julianna Peña. In the rematch, Nunes did exactly what she promised. With a new southpaw stance on the feet and a renewed wrestling game, Nunes defeated Peña via a … Read more

UFC London takeaways — Resetting the heavyweight title mix after Blaydes-Aspinall

UFC London takeaways -- Resetting the heavyweight title mix after Blaydes-Aspinall

6:35 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi What were the biggest moments at UFC Fight Night in London? Brett Okamoto and Marc Raimondi offer up their takeaways from an action-packed event in England. What does the UFC … Read more

Sean O’Malley to face former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi

Sean O'Malley to face former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi

Sean O’Malley is taking a major step up in his next fight, announcing to ESPN’s Ryan Clark on Wednesday that he’ll be facing former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. O’Malley (15-1 1 NC), one of the sport’s most talented prospects, fought to a no … Read more