Michael Alvaro

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State of Play: 10 UFC fights to book before the end of 2020

WITH over half the year already behind us and the leading mixed martial arts promotion back into the swing of things, we put on our matchmaking hat to bring you 10 fights the UFC should make before the end of 2020. Having done the same before Conor McGregor famously head-kicked (or shouldered) the year off […]

RESULTS | UFC Fight Island 2 – Figueiredo sleeps Benavidez to claim vacant flyweight title

IF there was any doubting it before, there can be no questioning now that Deiveson Figueiredo is the undisputed flyweight king, after defeating Joseph Benavidez for a second time at UFC Fight Island 2 this weekend. It was the Brazilian’s fourth-consecutive win, and came just five months after putting the perennial American contender away via […]

Card recap: LFA 85 – Demopoulos crowned inaugural LFA strawweight queen

LEGACY Fighting Alliance (LFA) crowned its inaugural women’s strawweight champion at #LFA85, with grappling ace Vanessa Demopoulos pulling off a Hail Mary submission to take home her maiden professional title. The UFC talent feeder put on a six-fight card, again staged out of the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with prospects staking their […]

RESULTS | UFC Fight Island 1 – Prospects rise as Kattar remains in title hunt

FIGHT ISLAND played host to its first midweek UFC Fight Night event on Thursday, headlined by Calvin Kattar‘s unanimous decision victory over Dan Ige in a closely contested main event. All five fights on the main card went the distance after all-bar one of the preliminary matchups lasted less than three rounds. Lerone Murphy, Khamzat […]

RESULTS | UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal – Aussie Volk ends the Blessed era

IF you forgot how tense the atmosphere during just one UFC title fight is, allow us to remind you of the feeling with three in one night. That was exactly what was delivered at UFC 251, as Kamaru Usman and Alexander Volkanovski retained their titles, while Petr Yan joined the club at bantamweight with his […]

Card recap: LFA 84 – J-Train steams to featherweight title

THE NEW Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) featherweight champion was crowed in today’s four-fight LFA 84 event, with Justin Gonzales claiming the vacant title in dramatic fashion. Fans were treated to three finishes in what was the promotion’s first card in 18 weeks, streamed via UFC Fight Pass out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Each bout […]

PREVIEW | UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal

FIGHT ISLAND sets the scene for one of the most highly anticipated UFC cards of 2020, with no less than three championship belts put on the line across an incredible main card. The rollercoaster inflicted by the ongoing pandemic has not surpassed the UFC, but ‘Gamebred’ Jorge Masvidal lived up to his moniker in stepping […]

Card recap: Invicta FC 40 – Ducote edges UFC veteran in tense headliner

INVICTA FC thrust women’s MMA back onto centre stage in its first card since February, with Emily Ducote taking out the main event in a tight decision win over UFC veteran, Juliana Lima. Held in Kansas City, Kansas and streamed via UFC Fight Pass, the event showcased open scoring in a revolutionary move for the […]

RESULTS | UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker – Poirier takes out another FOTY contender

THE FINAL event hosted at the UFC Apex Centre before heading over to Fight Island delivered on action, headlined by an incredible main event bout between world class lightweights, Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. ‘The Diamond’ took home his fifth win in six fights after a lengthy layoff, capping a card which boasted six finishes; […]

Card recap: Titan FC 61 – Italian Gangster snaps up vacant bantamweight strap

TITAN has a new bantamweight champion after Danny Sabatello defeated Raymond Ramos in their headliner grudge match at Titan FC 61. Held once again in Miami, Florida, fans were treated to three first round submission finishes across six entertaining bouts, with plenty of bad blood remaining following the quick main event. >> SCROLL down for […]

RESULTS | SUG 15 – Jones remains undefeated, set to face Fowler for inaugural belt

ANDY FOWLER will get a shot at redemption and an inaugural Submission Underground (SUG) title after coming out on top in the promotion’s eight-man tournament to find undefeated Australian, Craig Jones a fresh opponent. While the two have previously met, doing so at the next SUG event (SUG 16, July 12) under the promotional guidance […]

RESULTS | UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov – Emmett, Miller silence doubters

HEAVYWEIGHTS rumbled once again in a UFC main event, as Curtis Blaydes earned his second victory for 2020 in a dominant wrestling display against the seventh-ranked Alexander Volkov. Their bout headlined the promotion’s third #UFCVegas Fight Night, and followed the fight of the night in Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos‘ war, as well as a […]

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