Recaps

Going the Distance: If Costa is a 205’er, where does it leave middleweight?

By Ian Wind, Fight Night Picks Contributor After a week full of weight-cutting controversy, Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori (18-4-1, 8-3-1 UFC) won a gutsy unanimous decision over Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa (13-2, 5-2 UFC), in which 353 total significant strikes were landed. This fight was expected to take place at  middleweight, but Costa and his…

Going the Distance: Rodriguez cements her spot in strawweight ranks

By Ian Wind, Fight Night Picks contributor In her second consecutive main event appearance, Marina Rodriguez (15-1-2, 5-1-2 UFC) defeated Mackenzie Dern (11-2, 6-2 UFC) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rodriguez put in an impressive striking performance against Dern, who was largely outmatched in that area of…

Going the Distance: Walker misses chance against Santos

By Ian Wind, Fight Night Picks Contributor In his first ever UFC main event, Johnny Walker (18-6, 4-3 UFC) was unable to defeat Thiago “Marreta” Santos (22-9, 14-8 UFC) at UFC Vegas 38, dropping a unanimous 48-47 decision to Santos. It seemed like a good spot for Walker, who is 6-foot-6 and an incredible athlete,…

Going the Distance: Till in Middleweight no-man’s land after loss to Brunson

By Ian Wind, Fight Night Picks contributor On a card originally supposed to take place in London, England, and filled with international talent — particularly from the United Kingdom — the European half of the UFC Vegas 36 main event was not able to make it a clean sweep for U.K. fighters, as Derek Brunson…

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane Full Fight Results

For now, AND NEW! But soon, AND WHO? Ciryl Gane set up a heavyweight title shot with fellow Frenchman and heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou to unify the interim belt won by “Bon Gamin” Saturday night at UFC 265 in Houston. Gane put on a stellar performance in knocking out the hometown favorite Derrick Lewis in…

Going the Distance: Strickland rising up Middleweight rankings with win over Hall

By Ian Wind, Fight Night Picks contributor On a fight night card that had poor on-paper matchups but strong real-life results, the main event delivered in the same fashion, as Sean “Tarzan” Strickland (22-3, 11-3 UFC) earned a unanimous decision victory over Uriah “Prime Time” Hall (17-10, 10-8 UFC) at UFC Vegas 33 on Saturday,…