A comment made by UFC flyweight fighter Cody Durden following his victory over opponent Qileng “the Mongolian Murderer” Aori drew immediate backlash, prompting Durden to apologize.
Racist remark: After claiming his first victory as a UFC fighter in a close decision on Saturday, Durden exclaimed that he sent Aori “back to China where he came from,” MMAmania reported.
Chinese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Zhang Weili defended her title after winning a close fight against her Polish opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the UFC 248 in Las Vegas.
The 30-year-old Chinese fighter took the win via a split decision from the judges. According to Yahoo, one of the judges scored 48-47 to the 32-year-old Polish fighter, while two others scored Weili with the winning 48-47 total.
Chinese mixed martial artist and UFC Champion Zhang Weili got into a heated media face-off with her opponent, Polish fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
The two fighters got into an intense face-off during a media day for UFC 248 on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to MMA Junkie.
UFC fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk has earned criticism online for an Instagram story that many found to be insensitive.
The Polish fighter, who is set to face UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili in March, made fun of her opponent by making a not-so-subtle reference to the coronavirus.
Chinese mixed martial artist Zhang Weili became the first Chinese UFC champion after beating Brazilian fighter Jessica Andrade in less than a minute for the strawweight title.
Zhang, 30, also known as “Magnum,” rapidly won the match after defeating her opponent in just 42 seconds by a technical knockout (TKO) at the UFC Fight Night at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White visited Tuptim, the little girl he once saved by paying for her liver transplant operation back in 2010 in Phuket, Thailand.
White, who was in Thailand visiting veteran UFC fighter Mike Swick, paid Tuptim a visit at her father’s Muay Thai gym, as relayed online by Thailand-based MMA journalist James Goyder via Twitter.
A Chinese MMA fighter received the most devastating pain known to all men at the start of a heavyweight match in Seoul on Saturday.
The fighter, Aorigele, was up against Myung Hyun-man for the main event of Road FC 39, Bleacher Report noted.
Although American MMA fighter Jonathan Ivey’s career record is not that impressive, he has gained quite a reputation for being one of the most entertaining fighters on the small circuit.
With an unorthodox fighting style, energetic bravado and theatrics usually found in professional wrestling, the 41-year-old has become a legend of sorts in the world of small MMA promotions.
After years of a career hiatus, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung returned to the UFC ring this weekend with an unforgiving first-round KO over Dennis Bermudez.
Jung, 29, stopped fighting in 2013 to render the two-year military service that’s mandatory in his native South Korea. He also sustained a shoulder injury in his last match against Jose Aldo, MMA Fighting noted.
How does someone choke an opponent unconscious in MMA and still lose?
A baffling turn of events at the Invicta FC bout in Saturday night prevented what could have been a well-deserved victory for Norwegian strawweight Celine Haga over opponent American Amy Montenegro.
A young British woman was fatally stabbed by a UFC-model obsessed man while staying at a hostel in North Queensland, Australia on Tuesday night.
Mia Ayliffe-Chung, the victim of the attack, had been on her dream trip of a lifetime before she arrived at Shelley’s Backpackers hostel in Home Hill, near Townsville.
Fresh off a knockout victory at the recently concluded Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, South Korean fighter Choi Doo-ho said he is ready to become UFC’s first Asian champion.
Dubbed as the “Korean Superboy,” Choi has earned his third UFC after successfully demolishing veteran Thiago Tavares in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Season 23 Finale on Friday, reported Yonhap News.