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  • Max Holloway to defend championship against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

    Max Holloway to defend championship against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

    UFC world featherweight champion Max Holloway will put his belt on the line against legend Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 222 on March 3, and fans can get tickets to the action through AXS. The bout will be Holloway's second title defense since he unified the featherweight championship with...
  • UFC vet Adam 'El Natural' Cella highlights Shamrock FC 301 card

    UFC vet Adam 'El Natural' Cella highlights Shamrock FC 301 card

    UFC vet Adam "El Natural" Cella (7-8) headlines the Shamrock FC 301 fight card, AXS has learned. Shamrock FC Director of Public Relations Jeremy Johnson spilled the beans that the hard-hitting "TUF" alum collides with former Strikeforce star Coltin Cole (4-5) in the main event of the Jan. 20 show...
  • Mackenzie Dern to become first woman to fight for LFA, Invicta FC and UFC

    Mackenzie Dern to become first woman to fight for LFA, Invicta FC and UFC

    Undefeated strawweight phenom Mackenzie Dern (5-0) is set to make history this year, as she will become the first female in the history of MMA to have fights completed in all three of the sport's leading promotions -- Invicta Fighting Championships, UFC and Legacy Fighting Alliance. The 24-year-old...
  • Cris Cyborg to take on Holly Holm at UFC 219: Tickets on sale Dec. 1

    Cris Cyborg to take on Holly Holm at UFC 219: Tickets on sale Dec. 1

    Tickets to the hotly-anticipated UFC 219 pay-per-view spectacular -- slated for Dec. 30 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena -- go on sale to the general public on Dec. 1 at 10am PST. Scoop up your tickets right here on AXS.com. The event, headlined with a world championship title fight pitting Cris "Cyborg...
  • Video: Long Island bar goes wild for UFC legend Georges St-Pierre

    Video: Long Island bar goes wild for UFC legend Georges St-Pierre

    UFC legend Georges "Rush" St-Pierre is from Montreal, but he clearly also has a ton of fan support in the United States -- particularly New York. AXS, on hand at a Long Island bar for UFC 217, captured footage of fight fans in the "Big Apple" going absolutely bonkers for the Canadian talent.  As...
  • Blue-chip MMA prospect Arlene Culbreth in no rush to turn pro

    Blue-chip MMA prospect Arlene Culbreth in no rush to turn pro

    Blue-chip MMA prospect Arlene Culbreth is in no rush to turn pro. Even after completing close to a dozen fights on the amateur circuit and competing against a pair of UFC veterans, the hard-hitting bantamweight is happy to wait patiently for the right opportunity to present itself before jumping...
  • David Branch's team performed well at the NJBJJF tournament

    David Branch's blue-chip jiu-jitsu prospect captures gold at NJBJJF tournament

    David Branch (21-4) is a rising star in the UFC's stacked middleweight division, but he's also rapidly climbing the ranks on the coaching side of the sport. Last weekend at the New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (NJBJJF) tournament in Lincroft, N.J., the 36-year-old MMA legend guided his team...
  • Video: UFC 217 fan fest hits Madison Square Garden

    Video: UFC 217 fan fest hits Madison Square Garden

    UFC 217 kicked off with an epic fan fest outside Madison Square Garden, featuring a handful of the top MMA fighters from around the world. The UFC trotted out A-list talent to the "Big Apple" on Nov. 4, positioning stars such as Robbie Lawler, Joseph Benavidez, Chris Weidman and Urijah Faber in...
  • Aspen Ladd trains at MMA Gold

    How California's MMA Gold fight team became a global phenomenon

    After Aspen Ladd's cold, calculated decimation of Amanda Bobby Cooper at Invicta FC 14, ref "Big" John McCarthy went out of his way to tell Jim West how impressed he was with his coaching during the fight. Under West's masterful guidance, "The Shield Maiden" controlled the clinch game, stayed out of...
  • Ronda Rousey's documentary series 'Why We Fight' to debut on Go90

    Ronda Rousey's documentary series 'Why We Fight' to debut on Go90

    UFC icon Ronda Rousey might be finished with her MMA career, but she has moved on to a nice career in entertainment with Hollywood movie appearances and more. Fans of “Rowdy” Ronda will also get to see a documentary that she helped produce and there is a way for fans to see this documentary when it...
  • UFC 216: Borella becomes 45th Invicta FC athlete to score Octagon opportunity

    UFC 216: Borella becomes 45th Invicta FC athlete to score Octagon opportunity

    Hard-hitting MMA talent Mara "Kunoichici" Borella (11-4) is set to become the 45th Invicta Fighting Championships athlete to make an appearance inside the world-famous Octagon. The 31-year-old scored a UFC call-up -- for a coveted UFC 216 pay-per-view main card fight against Kalindra Faria -- after...
  • Las Vegas MMA community stepping up to help shooting victims

    Las Vegas MMA community stepping up to help shooting victims

    Not only is the UFC based in Las Vegas, but dozens of world-class MMA fighters call "Sin City" their home. As host city for scores of professional boxing and MMA events every year, Las Vegas is rightfully known as the "fighting capital of the world." That said, when news broke earlier this week that...
  • UFC: Katlyn Chookagian calls out Paige VanZant

    UFC: Katlyn Chookagian calls out Paige VanZant

    Hard-hitting MMA standout Katlyn Chookagian (9-1) hopes to welcome Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant (7-3) to the UFC's new female flyweight division. The 28-year-old "Blonde Fighter" tweeted that its nothing personal against the 23-year-old "12 Gauge" -- she only wants the fight because of the timing of it...
  • UFC: Chookagian takes dig at 'TUF 26' star Gevorgyan

    UFC: Chookagian takes dig at 'TUF 26' star Gevorgyan

    New Jersey flyweight sensation Katlyn Chookagian (9-1) doesn't like that "TUF 26" star Karine "Princess" Gevorgyan (3-2) claims to be the first and only female Armenian fighter in the UFC.  The 28-year-old UFC vet took a dig at Gevorgyan via Twitter, tweeting that she feels the youngster's idea of...
  • Andrea Lee says Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 'could be' her last hometown fight

    Andrea Lee says Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 'could be' her last hometown fight

    Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 could be the last MMA card that Andrea "KGB" Lee (7-2) ever gets to compete on in her hometown of Shreveport, La. The 28-year-old phenom revealed via her official Instagram page that she's likely taking her talents elsewhere after her fight with Jamie Thorton (4-3) is in...
  • Video: Long Island bar pops for Floyd Mayweather's victory over Conor McGregor

    Video: Long Island bar pops for Floyd Mayweather's victory over Conor McGregor

    Conor McGregor's new normal -- competing under the UFC banner as well as inside the boxing ring -- looked like a good idea for the early part of his historic Aug. 26 fight against Floyd "Money" Mayweather. The "Notorious" one got off to a hot start, shocking the world by winning each of the first...
  • Spike exec takes dig at UFC during Bellator NYC pre-fight press conference

    Spike exec takes dig at UFC during Bellator NYC pre-fight press conference

    The rivalry between Bellator and the UFC is no longer under wraps and behind closed doors. In past years, Bellator boss Scott Coker kept things classy between the promotions, noting that they stay out of each other's way for the most part, and do their own things to build a successful business. But...
  • Mitrione says NYC event guarantees Bellator will cruise past UFC as world's top MMA promotion

    Mitrione says NYC event guarantees Bellator will cruise past UFC as world's top MMA promotion

    Matt "Meathead" Mitrione said at the "Bellator NYC" pre-fight press conference that by the time he wakes up Sunday morning, Bellator will be the world's top MMA promotion. The 38-year-old believes Bellator's June 24 pay-per-view spectacular at Madison Square Garden -- headlined with a light...
  • Silva says he won't shake Sonnen's hand after Bellator NYC fight

    Silva says he won't shake Sonnen's hand after Bellator NYC fight

    During the "Bellator NYC" pre-fight press conference, legendary MMA reporter Phoenix Carvevale asked Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva if their long-running feud will be squashed once their June 24 bout at Madison Square Garden is in the books. "The American Gangster" Sonnen didn't provide a solid...
  • McGregor will be the one behind Mayweather's inevitable 49 and 1

    McGregor will be the one behind Mayweather's inevitable 49 and 1

    "Notorious" Conor McGregor has opened as a massive underdog for his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, with some oddsmakers pegging the undefeated "Money" as an 8-to-1 favorite. Many in the combat sports community have openly stated their feelings on why the Irishman will lose to the 40-year-old...
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