#Ufc Middleweight Champion

The Ringer

Debuting the Ringer MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings

With so many flawed, biased, or exclusive ranking systems out there, we thought we’d introduce our own with The Ringer MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings. The panel of Chuck Mindenhall, Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, and producer Troy Farkas—known as 3PAC on The Ringer MMA Show—will vote monthly on both their top 10 men and women, spanning all of mixed martial arts. (In other words, though most of the best fighters are in the UFC, these rankings are not UFC-exclusive. We take into consideration all of the major promotions, from Bellator to ONE Championship to the PFL.)
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MMA Fighting

Darren Till suffered brutal eye poke in UFC 282 training camp: ‘I felt it go to the back of my brain’

Darren Till is in for a tough fight at UFC 282, but it’s possible his worst pain is already behind him. In preparation for his middleweight bout opposite Dricus Du Plessis on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Till found himself on the wrong end of an awful eye poke, the aftermath of which he recently shared to social media as part of a series of photos.

Israel Adesanya breaks down UFC 282 | Video

Former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya breaks down the UFC 282 fight card like only he can ahead of Saturday’s pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 282 is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between former champion Jan Blachowicz and No. 3 ranked contender Magomed Ankalaev with the vacant 205-pound title on the line.
CBS Sports

UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev prediction, odds, picks, time: Best bets on the fight card from an MMA expert

Former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will face No. 4-ranked contender Magomed Ankalaev on Saturday in the main event of UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view main UFC 282 fight card is set for 10 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Arena. The main event was originally slated to be a rematch between reigning champion Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira, but Prochazka is out indefinitely because of an injury suffered in training camp, and Teixeira didn't want to face a new opponent on short notice. The No. 3-ranked Blachowicz lost the title last October to Teixeira but can reclaim it with a win over Ankalaev, who has widely been projected as a future champion since joining the UFC in March 2018.

Paulo Costa Refuses Multi-Fight Contract Offer From The UFC

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa might be looking for a way out of the UFC. In the middleweight division, the top five fighters are all very talented and anyone could easily be in contention for a title shot soon. Paulo Costa is sitting right outside the top five at number 6 but looks as if he may be seeking opportunities elsewhere. Costa recently shared a series of Tweets insinuating that he may be looking to leave the UFC in the near future.

Charles Oliveira shares his pick for 2022 fighter of the year

Charles Oliveira has shared his pick for 2022 fighter of the year. It was Michael Bisping who posed the question on ‘Twitter’ as to who should be crowned the top athlete of the year for 2022. While several fans weighed in on their ‘picks’, which included Islam Makhachev...
Tri-City Herald

UFC 282 ‘Embedded,’ No. 4: ‘I can’t wait to put this belt on’

The UFC is back with its final pay-per-view of the year, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes. UFC 282 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims...
Bloody Elbow

UFC set to bring title fight for ‘biggest’ London event at UFC 286

The UFC is returning to the United Kingdom with a pay-per-view event next year. The promotion announced on Wednesday that UFC 286 is officially scheduled for Sat., March 18, 2023, at The O2 Arena in London, England. It is the first pay-per-view event since UFC 204, where Michael Bisping defended the UFC middleweight championship against Dan Henderson at the AO Arena in Manchester.
Bloody Elbow

‘I’d do the same f—king thing’ — Sean Strickland would use same strategy in potential rematch with Alex Pereira

Sean Strickland wants a rematch against Alex Pereira. The UFC middleweight contender had a six-fight win streak snapped by Pereira, who added Strickland to his resume with a first-round KO at UFC 276 this past July. In the aftermath, ‘Tarzan’ was criticized for using a ‘stand-and-trade’ strategy for a former two-division GLORY kickboxing champion.

Israel Adesanya Metal Knuckles Case To Be Dismissed

Israel Adesanya has been given relief from the court after he was arrested on November 17 for possessing metal knuckles at the airport. But he will have to stay out of trouble for a good few months to avoid a jail term. The former UFC champion was allegedly trying to...