/Sports/MMA/ Last Updated: Wed, Oct 4th, 2023 @ 11:50am EDT


Farah Hannoun

Dana White rips Showtime's 'horrible f*cking production' of Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo

LAS VEGAS – UFC CEO Dana White remains heavily unimpressed with Showtime’s production of its boxing events.

This past Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, undisputed 168-pound champion Canelo Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) dominated Jermell Charlo for a one-sided decision win.

Although White has a lot of respect for Alvarez, he didn’t hold back when bashing Showtime’s production of his fight, which he called “embarrassing,” as he continues a war of words with executive Stephen...


Jesse Butler vs. Jeka Saragih Set for UFC Fight Night 232 on Nov. 18

Jesse Butler and Jeka Asparido Saragih are slated to clash at UFC Fight Night 232 on Nov. 18.


John Castaneda vs. Kyung Ho Kang Moved to UFC 295 on Nov. 11

A bantamweight clash between John Castaneda and Kyung Ho Kang has been moved to the UFC 295 card.


Matthew Wells

UFC veterans in MMA action Oct. 4-7

This week, the UFC returns to action with UFC Fight Night 229 in Las Vegas.

Last week, the promotion took a week off after 17 consecutive weekends with a fight card. At the UFC Apex, lightweights Grant Dawson and Bobby Green will collide in the main event.

Elsewhere, many other combat sports events are taking place that feature a number of familiar names that have competed under the UFC banner.

Check out which veterans of the global MMA leader are competing in MMA Oct. 4-7.

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Dan Tom

Dana White's Contender's Series 65: Grading the winners

Week 9 of Dana White’s Contender Series (2023) took place on Tuesday in Las Vegas, and we’re grading the winners from the four-fight card, which streamed on ESPN+ from the UFC Apex.

With a simple but digestible format that has had the MMA fanbase responding, this series has shown to have legs in multiple ways while serving as a crockpot for contenders the UFC matchmakers can use to fill their roster for future events. With that trend in mind, I once again will be taking a look at the...


Farah Hannoun

Islam Makhachev welcomes Colby Covington's challenge, wants chance at second title after UFC 294

Islam Makhachev is eyeing the welterweight strap after UFC 294.

Lightweight champion Makhachev (24-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) rematches Charles Oliveira (34-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) in the Oct. 21 headliner at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Just like he gave featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski an opportunity to become dual-champ in his most recent fight at UFC 284 in February, Makhachev wants to be granted the same chance if he...


Ken Hathaway

Video: 'UFC Fight Night 229: Dawson vs. Green' media day live stream (2 p.m. ET)

LAS VEGAS – UFC Fight Night 229, which takes place at the UFC Apex with a card that streams entirely on ESPN+, goes down Saturday.

Before fight night arrives, though, notable athletes from the main card are scheduled to speak to reporters Wednesday at media day, and MMA Junkie will have a live stream beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

If you happen to miss any of the individual sessions on the live stream, check below for the archived videos of each media day.

For more on the card, visit...


Mike Bohn

UFC Fight Night 229 commentary, broadcast plans set: John Gooden leads call in Las Vegas

The UFC closes its September schedule on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 229, which goes down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

As always, some marquee on-air talent will be there to help guide viewers through the experience.

Details of who will work as commentators and analysts for each event have been acquired by MMA Junkie through a person with knowledge of the situation, and you can see the scheduled broadcast team below.

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Nolan King

UFC fights at the Sphere? Dana White zones in on Mexican Independence Day for potential debut

The Sphere in Las Vegas has made headlines across the world following the indoor show debut of U2 live performances.

While the $3.6 billion venue interiorly and exteriorly constructed with LED displays attached to the Venetian Resort doesn’t have any other live performers scheduled, the UFC could be among the first wave, according to CEO Dana White.

“It’s not (just) a ‘check it out,'” White told reporters including MMA Junkie at a DWCS 65 news conference Tuesday after being asked...


Matthew Wells

DWCS 65 video: Victor Hugo cranks on nasty kneebar for second-round submission win

Victor Hugo is no stranger to winning by submission, but his latest limb manipulation may be his ticket to the UFC.

In the second round of Dana White’s Contender Series 65 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Hugo (24-4) snatched up Eduardo Torres Caut’s right leg and immediately put the limb in danger. After securing the kneebar position, all Hugo needed to do was crank on it. When he did, the tap quickly came to prevent serious damage that could have soon followed.

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MMA Junkie Staff

MMA Junkie's Fight of the Month for September: An ultra-rare title fight draw

Fight of the Month for Sept.: A rare title-fight draw

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from September 2023: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Fight of the Month award for September.

At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by voting on your choice.


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