Sunday, January 17, 2021

UFC on ESPN 20 preview

Noteworthy: Although yet to be officially confirmed by the promotion, UFC 260 appears set for March 27. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports that the promotion’s current plans for its second March pay-per-view include a Heavyweight title fight in the main event between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, as well as a Featherweight title fight in the co-main event between Alexander Volkanovski and...

Nurmagomedov considering UFC return pending outcome of main, co-main attractions at 257

Nurmagomedov might return: To paraphrase the great rap legend LL Cool J (real name James Todd Smith): “Don’t call it a comeback—at least, not yet!” Earlier in the week, as UFC President Dana White prepared for his promotion’s third residency on Fight Island (Yaz Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) in the past half-year, he sat down and met with incumbent UFC...

UFC on ABC 1 review

UFC on ABC 1: The Ultimate Fighting Championship held its first live event of 2021 on Saturday afternoon, UFC on ABC 1. UFC on ABC 1 served as the first live UFC event on free-to-air TV since December of 2018 on FOX in Milwaukee. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKHNaurAkmW COVID-19 testing: As with all MMA shows during the COVID-19 pandemic, this card took place with all 20...

LFA 97 review

LFA 97: MMA is back after almost three weeks away for a winter break. Friday night, the mixed martial arts schedule for 2021 got underway with LFA 97, comprising of nine fights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuouijUzUdI As with all MMA events happening during the COVID-19 pandemic, all fighters on this card were subject to virus testing, with any fighters returning a positive test seeing his or...

Marijuana no longer a bannable offense for UFC fighters

USADA relaxes marijuana stance: Ahead of the first UFC Fight Night card of 2021 this Saturday afternoon, the promotion and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have changed its collective stance on marijuana. Effective Thursday, and retroactive to Jan. 1, the UFC and USADA have announced that a positive drug test for marijuana is no longer so much as a bannable offense. In...

UFC on ABC 1 preview

Noteworthy: The Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev, now twice postponed amid coronavirus concerns from both men, has been rebooked for the third time, this time as the main event of UFC Fight Night on March 13. Onward to this weekend’s UFC card: UFC on ABC 1: After three weeks away, it’s finally here as this Saturday afternoon, the UFC is back to live...

How-to with Drew- How to sell UFC to a non-UFC fan

UFC on ABC 1 looms: As of this writing, the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, we’re less than five days away from the UFC’s first live broadcast of 2021, which will also serve as its first live broadcast on over-the-air television since Dec. 15, 2018 in the form of UFC on ABC 1. UFC on ABC 1, also known as...

LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrazulas preview

Noteworthy: The first positive sign toward an uninterrupted 2021 Major League Baseball season came late Monday when MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that he has advised MLB’s 30 member clubs to prepare for an on-time spring training schedule and a full 162-game regular season. As of now, spring training is slated to begin with games in Florida and Arizona on Saturday,...

CFP Championship: MVP Quick Look

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We’re just over 12 hours away from kickoff between #1 Alabama and #3 Ohio State. Bet Online released odds for the MVP of Monday’s matchup.

Could Khabib return?

Comeback in the offing? Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0) surprised the MMA world in October when he announced his retirement from the UFC as a competitor upon winning the UFC Lightweight Championship in the UFC 254 main event on Abu Dhabi vs. Justin Gaethje, a championship unification bout. Nurmagomedov’s retirement stemmed from the aftermath of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s July 3 death amid...
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