Tag: UFC

Endeavor went public in April 2021. In September it announced its acquisition of OpenBet. (Image/Arturo Holmes/Getty)

Endeavor Slashes Bid for OpenBet After Sportsbook Valuations Tank

Last week, Endeavor lowered its bid for OpenBet to $800 million, down from its previous offer of $1.2 billion. The 33% price reduction comes in the midst of a stock market correction, which has pummeled sports betting securities. Last September, Endeavor agreed to buy OpenBet from Light & Wonder (formerly […]

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. (Image: Gettty)

UFC Owner Endeavor to Buy 10 Minor League Baseball Teams

Endeavor Group Holdings has agreed to buy 10 Minor League Baseball teams, including the affiliates of prominent MLB franchises like the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Brave. One of the teams, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, is currently co-owned by Endeavor President Mark Shapiro. Endeavor got its start as a […]

NLF QB Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen own stakes in FTX (Image; George Pimentel/Getty)

Latest Cryptocurrency Sports Deals Include LA Arena, Brady and Ohtani

The number of cryptocurrency deals in sports continues to climb. Crypto.com recently made headlines with a record-breaking $700 million naming rights deal for LA’s Staples Center. Meanwhile, the NFL’s Tom Brady and MLB’s Shohei Ohtani are cashing in with cryptocurrency hookups. In 2021, the value of cryptocurrencies soared. As a […]

Disney Bets on ESPN Plus Subscribers Paying More for UFC Pay-Per-View

Disney Bets on ESPN Plus Subscribers Paying More for UFC Pay-Per-View

UFC regulars will pay more to watch premiere fights starting Friday, as ESPN Plus will up its pay-per-view rates on select matches. The price increase coincides with parent company Disney’s focus on streaming services and partnerships with sports betting operations. ESPN’s streaming service is the exclusive broadcast home of the […]

Joaquin Buckley (right) scored one of the most spectacular knockouts in UFC history on Saturday when he finished Impa Kasangany (left) with a spinning back kick. (Image: UFC/ESPN)

Buckley, Sandhagen Score Insane Head Kick KOs at UFC Fight Night (VIDEO)

If you didn’t watch UFC Fight Night 179 on Saturday, you missed two amazing knockouts, including one that could easily go down as the KO of the year. The action started on the preliminary card when Joaquin Buckley took on Impa Kasangany in a middleweight bout. Buckley Lands Spinning Back […]

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, […]

Jon Jones (pictured) will defend his light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes in the main event of a UFC show in February. (Image: Sean M. Haffey/Getty)

Jon Jones Will Fight Dominick Reyes for UFC Light Heavyweight Title

UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN that Jon Jones will face rising star Dominick Reyes for the UFC light heavyweight championship on Feb. 8 in Houston. Jones (25-1) is the current light heavyweight champion, having won the title over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in Dec. 2018. Jones Among […]

Luke Rockhold is facing Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC 221 in Perth, Australia Saturday. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Lackluster Lineup for UFC 221 Brings New Challengers into Mix

UFC 221 isnt being held in Las Vegas or New York, but instead in Perth, Australia. The remote location and a lack of stars on the fight card makes this faraway fight night a little less bright. But the world will still tune in, knowing one of these fighters might […]