Tag: Khabib Nurmagomedov

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 […]

Etihad Arena on Fight Island will host up to 2,000 fans for each UFC card in January. (Image: @etihadarena_ae/Twitter)

UFC Notebook: Fans on Fight Island, White Working on Potential Superfights

The UFC became the first major sports organization to return to action after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most leagues in March. Since that time, most competitions have resumed, some even inviting fans while UFC fighters continue to battle in empty arenas. That dynamic will change in January, as the […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov (left) announced his retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje (right) in the main event of UFC 254 on Saturday. (Image: Josh Hedges/Zuffa/Getty)

Khabib Nurmagomedov Announces Retirement from MMA After UFC 254 Win

Khabib Nurmagomedov proved he’s still the most dominant champion in mixed martial arts on Saturday when he choked out Justin Gaethje in the second round of their lightweight title unification bout at UFC 254. Then, he stunned the world by announcing his retirement from the sport. In a post-fight interview, […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov (left) and Conor McGregor (right) could be in line for a 2020 rematch if they win their respective fights early next year. (Image: Brandon Magnus/Zuffa/Getty)

Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor Rematch Could Happen in 2020

Conor McGregor hasn’t fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, but a win against Donald Cerrone next month could set the Irishman up for a rematch for the lightweight championship. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that if McGregor and Nurmagomedov can each win their early 2020 bouts, […]