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Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono, JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller official for UFC Tampa

Two more bouts have officially been announced for UFC Tampa. A welterweight bout between Max Griffin (15-6) and Alex Morono (16-5, 1 NC), and a flyweight bout between JJ Aldrich (7-3) and Lauren Mueller (5-2) were officially added to the upcoming Oct. 12 card, per a press release Wednesday. The Griffin-Morono bout was previously reported by MMA Junkie, the Aldrich-Mueller bout by the Tampa Bay Times. Griffin recently snapped a two-fight losing streak, defeating Zelim Imadaev by […]

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Dana White’s Contender Series results: Philip Rowe lone contract winner after thrilling main event

Philip Rowe made sure at least one Contender Series contract was handed out on Tuesday. On a night full of steady, if unspectacular performances, Rowe (7-2) and Leon Shahbazyan (7-2) threw down in the Contender Series week 9 welterweight main event until Rowe finished the fight with an explosive burst in round three. The conclusion of the bout was a reversal of fortunes from round one, where it looked like Shahbazyan was close to finishing Rowe. After […]

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A UFC Contract Is Great, But Miles Johns Wants Wins

Read off those names again and you’ll see the talent coming out of the Texas gym on a regular basis, with the Contender Series playing a big part in launching those fighters into the UFC. And while the unbeaten (9-0) Johns has been looking for his shot for a while, Saud pulled him back until he was ready to make an immediate impact and get that contract. “I felt like I was ready for a long time,” […]

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Unfiltered Episode 318: Barstool Sports and Derek Brunson

Jim and Matt are here to breakdown all the big storylines from an incredible night of fights at UFC 241. They dive into the return of Nate Diaz and Stipe Miocic, the legacy of Daniel Cormier, the epic battle between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa. First, the guys are joined by Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports. He interviewed Miocic last week on his podcast, My Mom’s Basement. Did he see the upset coming? Then, Derek Brunson calls […]

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UFC 241 fight night weights: Daniel Cormier 14 pounds heavier than Stipe Miocic

Both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were lighter at Friday’s weigh-ins for their main event rematch at UFC 241 than in their first encounter last July. However, when fight night rolled around, Cormier curiously came in considerably heavier. Per a document obtained from the California State Athletic Commission by MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin, Cormier weighed in at 247 pounds on Saturday compared to 236.5 pounds the previous day, a 4.4 percent difference. Miocic was 230.5 pounds on […]

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