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UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October
# Undisputed
# Undisputed

UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October

Jul 29th 2020, 10:18 AM 7,410 Views 4 Comments

In his first fight for over a year, the undefeated Dagestani will take on interim champion Justin Gaethje.

Till loses bloody five-round battle while Ballymena's McKee suffers in short-notice UFC debut
# Hard Lines
# Hard Lines

Till loses bloody five-round battle while Ballymena's McKee suffers in short-notice UFC debut

Jul 26th 2020, 9:17 AM 10,930 Views 3 Comments

The Antrim man made the step-up to fight Khamzat Chimaev at short notice.

Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut
# Rhys Lightning
# Rhys Lightning

Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut

Jul 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,756 Views 5 Comments

‘I’m really not here to get a nice new tracksuit,’ the 24-year-old says. ‘I’m here to take the win.’

Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice
# Abu Dhabi Do
# Abu Dhabi Do

Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice

Jul 19th 2020, 11:22 AM 11,173 Views 3 Comments

He’ll take on Khamzat Chimaev on Fight Island next weekend.

Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'

Jul 19th 2020, 8:16 AM 15,436 Views 6 Comments

The 32-year-old Donegal man was beaten by Joel Alvarez via submission at UFC Fight Night 172.

Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past
# Talk To Joe
# Talk To Joe

Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past

Jul 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,264 Views 21 Comments

The UFC lightweight from Donegal will compete for the first time in 16 months tonight in Abu Dhabi.

Aldo suffers at the hands of Yan, Usman grinds win over Masvidal at UFC 'fight island'
# Uae Ufc
# Uae Ufc

Aldo suffers at the hands of Yan, Usman grinds win over Masvidal at UFC 'fight island'

Jul 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 9,979 Views 7 Comments

Usman’s professional display brings his record to 12-0.

Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown
# UFC 251
# UFC 251

Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown

Jul 10th 2020, 7:21 PM 4,448 Views 1 Comment

The belt will be on the line in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night.

Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice
# Gamebred
# Gamebred

Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice

Jul 6th 2020, 6:59 AM 10,035 Views 4 Comments

He’ll aim to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.

UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19

Jul 4th 2020, 7:55 PM 6,105 Views 3 Comments

Gilbert Burns was due to take on Kamaru Usman on next weekend’s UFC 251 card in Abu Dhabi.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from Covid-19 complications
# RIP
# RIP

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from Covid-19 complications

Jul 3rd 2020, 3:12 PM 10,033 Views 1 Comment

The 57-year-old father of legendary UFC champ, Khabib, passed away earlier today.

Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night
# Diamond
# Diamond

Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night

Jun 28th 2020, 10:07 AM 7,426 Views 5 Comments

It was a contender for fight of the year.

UFC cancels Dublin fight card
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UFC cancels Dublin fight card

Jun 24th 2020, 11:50 AM 4,669 Views 0 Comments

The mixed martial arts organisation was due to return to the Irish capital for an event on 15 August.

Donegal fighter Joseph Duffy booked for first UFC bout in 16 months
# Fight Island
# Fight Island

Donegal fighter Joseph Duffy booked for first UFC bout in 16 months

Jun 18th 2020, 9:18 PM 7,277 Views 3 Comments

The 32-year-old lightweight is set to take on Spain’s Joel Alvarez in Abu Dhabi.

'If you're looking for a fight I'm the guy': Rafael dos Anjos taunts McGregor
# Conor McGregor
# Conor McGregor

'If you're looking for a fight I'm the guy': Rafael dos Anjos taunts McGregor

Jun 13th 2020, 12:05 PM 9,889 Views 12 Comments

Brazilian Dos Anjos wants to fight McGregor even though the Irishman called time on his career last weekend.

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi
# Adu Dhabi Do
# Adu Dhabi Do

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi

Jun 10th 2020, 9:18 AM 5,452 Views 2 Comments

The MMA organisation has confirmed it will stage events in the UAE on 11, 15, 18 and 25 July.

The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement
# The End
# The End

The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement

Jun 7th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,725 Views 21 Comments

We explore the issues surrounding McGregor’s latest decision to quit.

Nunes cements position as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history
# UFC 250
# UFC 250

Nunes cements position as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history

Jun 7th 2020, 8:48 AM 6,924 Views 5 Comments

The two-weight champion defended her featherweight title by battering Felicia Spencer.

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)
# The Notorious
# The Notorious

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

Jun 7th 2020, 8:14 AM 13,048 Views 42 Comments

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

'Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva is bigger than Ngannou vs Jones'
# The Notorious
# The Notorious

'Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva is bigger than Ngannou vs Jones'

Jun 3rd 2020, 2:20 PM 10,007 Views 12 Comments

Former world champion Daniel Cormier reckons clash between Irishman and superstar Silva could make millions on pay-per-view.

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley

May 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 8,210 Views 4 Comments

The Brazilian announced himself as a contender with the biggest win of his career in the main event.

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’
# Plans
# Plans

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’

May 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 13,967 Views 17 Comments

Former MMA star Chael Sonnen reckons Dubliner is still the biggest draw in his sport.

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event
# Results
# Results

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event

May 14th 2020, 11:41 AM 5,222 Views 0 Comments

The 40-year-old continued his resurgence by stopping Anthony Smith in the headline bout in Florida.

Gaethje crowned interim UFC lightweight champion after downing Ferguson in five-round epic
# And The New...
# And The New...

Gaethje crowned interim UFC lightweight champion after downing Ferguson in five-round epic

May 10th 2020, 8:55 AM 17,056 Views 19 Comments

The event in Jacksonville was held amid strict hygiene guidelines.

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19
# EEK
# EEK

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19

May 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 51,734 Views 47 Comments

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event
# UFC
# UFC

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event

May 8th 2020, 8:36 AM 5,609 Views 5 Comments

Gaethje faces Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.

Dana White insists UFC’s return this weekend is ‘as safe as it can possibly be’
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Dana White insists UFC’s return this weekend is ‘as safe as it can possibly be’

May 7th 2020, 7:47 PM 6,278 Views 3 Comments

UFC 249 takes place in Florida on Saturday night.

UFC 249 to take place behind closed doors in Florida on 9 May
# Rescheduled
# Rescheduled

UFC 249 to take place behind closed doors in Florida on 9 May

Apr 24th 2020, 9:28 PM 7,506 Views 13 Comments

Justin Gaethje has replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov as the headline opponent to Tony Ferguson.

Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249
# DISNEY PUSH
# DISNEY PUSH

Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249

Apr 10th 2020, 9:55 AM 10,235 Views 19 Comments

Originally slated for New York, white was pushing for the18 April event to go ahead in California.

Namajunas withdraws from UFC 249 after death of two family members following coronavirus
# RIP
# RIP

Namajunas withdraws from UFC 249 after death of two family members following coronavirus

Apr 9th 2020, 9:12 PM 11,328 Views 9 Comments

The former strawweight champion was due to face Jessica Andrade in the controversial card’s co-main event on 18 April.

Dana White close to securing private island to host UFC fights
# UFC
# UFC

Dana White close to securing private island to host UFC fights

Apr 7th 2020, 8:21 AM 12,340 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje has replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov as Tony Ferguson’s opponent in the interim lightweight championship bout at UFC 249.

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249
# No Go
# No Go

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:51 AM 8,955 Views 8 Comments

UFC president Dana White has repeatedly announced his intention to stage the show.

Your support for The42 means more than ever
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Your support for The42 means more than ever

Apr 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 11,676 Views 7 Comments

We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.

UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'
# Keeping Up With The Jones
# Keeping Up With The Jones

UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'

Apr 1st 2020, 11:30 AM 4,708 Views 6 Comments

He reached a plea deal in his case for driving while intoxicated.

Curse continues as Khabib v Ferguson nears cancellation for fifth time
# Ufc 249
# Ufc 249

Curse continues as Khabib v Ferguson nears cancellation for fifth time

Mar 30th 2020, 7:12 PM 6,248 Views 5 Comments

Sixth time’s a charm?

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 5:18 PM 66,039 Views 36 Comments

The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jones arrested for drink driving and firearm charge
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

UFC light heavyweight champion Jones arrested for drink driving and firearm charge

Mar 26th 2020, 9:34 PM 8,576 Views 9 Comments

The 32-year-old has had his fair share of trouble outside the cage.

UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic
# Best Laid Plans
# Best Laid Plans

UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic

Mar 26th 2020, 11:17 AM 11,126 Views 7 Comments

UFC 249 had originally been set for 18 April in Brooklyn.

Khabib-Ferguson venue 99.9% set, no fans to attend - Dana White
# Ufc 249
# Ufc 249

Khabib-Ferguson venue 99.9% set, no fans to attend - Dana White

Mar 24th 2020, 9:49 AM 8,896 Views 7 Comments

‘We are having this fight,’ the UFC boss says.

Bad night for the Irish at Cage Warriors 113 as McColgan loses out to Jones
# MMA
# MMA

Bad night for the Irish at Cage Warriors 113 as McColgan loses out to Jones

Mar 21st 2020, 10:54 AM 6,383 Views 4 Comments

The Belfast man was aiming to be the first Irish figher since Conor McGregor to hold the organisation’s lightweight title.