Tag: Islam Makhachev

Ketlen Vieira (left) defeated Holly Holm (right) by a controversial split decision on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 206. (Image: Chris Unger/Zuffa)

MMA Notebook: Vieira Defeats Holm by Controversial Split Decision

Most pundits thought Holly Holm had done just enough to win in her return fight on Saturday night. The judges, however, gave a key split-decision victory to Ketlen Vieira instead in the main event of UFC Fight Night 206. Vieira (13-2) won a split decision over Holm by a razor-thin […]

Police arrested former UFC champion Cain Velasquez for attempted murder in San Jose. (Image: Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

MMA Notebook: Velasquez Arrested for Attempted Murder; Ukraine Crisis Impacts MMA

The San Jose Police Department announced Tuesday morning that it had arrested former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez for attempted murder. Velasquez has his first court date on Wednesday. Police are holding him without bail. Police identify Velasquez as shooter in Monday incident The arrest followed a shooting in the […]

Islam Makhachev (pictured) will try to continue his nine-fight winning streak as he takes on Bobby Green in the main event of UFC Fight Night 202. (Image: Sergei Belski/USA Today Sports)

Bobby Green Gets Main Event Shot vs. Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 202

Islam Makhachev expected to face Beneil Dariush on Saturday night in a potential lightweight championship eliminator. Instead, he’ll take on unranked Bobby Green, who took the first on short notice – and a quick turnaround – for the main event of UFC Fight Night 202. Dariush dropped out of the […]

Islam Makhachev (pictured) will try to continue his rise up the UFC lightweight ranks when he battles Thiago Moises on Saturday. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

UFC on ESPN 26: Can Thiago Moises Stop the Rise of Islam Makhachev?

Islam Makhachev is riding a seven-fight winning streak and has positioned himself as the heir apparent to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s line of Russian lightweight champions. But Thiago Moises will try to slow down his ascent on Saturday when the two face off in the main event of UFC on ESPN 26. […]