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Aaron Pico and the fighters who lost their MMA debut

The pressure Aaron Pico felt on his shoulders in June, when making his professional mixed martial arts debut at Madison Square Garden, was considered unusual for a 20-year-old with zero pro experience. Yet this pressure will be felt tenfold on Saturday (September 23) when Pico, having lost his pro debut, looks to make amends and hush those who ... Continued

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Q&A: Pat Curran on being underdog, champion and contender

Former Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran, 22-7, aims for his third straight win when he locks horns with John Teixeira on October 6 at Bellator 184.Ahead of his first fight of 2017, the 30-year-old from Crystal Lake, Illinois, took some time to answer the questions of Fighters Only contributor Tony Reid.Question: If you cou... Continued

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What does Gökhan Saki bring to the UFC?

The best striker in the UFC's light-heavyweight division is set to appear at Japan's Saitama Super Arena on Saturday (September 23) in what will be his first ever UFC bout and only his second as a mixed martial artist. Sound weird? It should. Just as this is no ordinary journey, Gökhan Saki is no ordinary fighter.What makes this claim even ... Continued

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Q&A: Luke Rockhold recalls the first time he ever "cried in the cage"

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is back in the win column following a second-round victory over David Branch at UFC Fight Night 116. Again in the hunt for titles, Rockhold tells Fighters Only contributor Tony Reid about the time he won the Strikeforce middleweight crown – his first pro belt – in 2011 and why it meant to much to h... Continued

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Gambling Guide: UFC Fight Night 116

Fancy a flutter on the UFCPittsburgh main and co-main events? Check out FO’s gambling guide for Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch and Mike Perry vs. Alex Reyes association with 5Dimes.  Perry vs. Reyes Mike Perry has been in impressive form since debuting in the UFC just over a year ago. In that time, he has accumulated three wins by st... Continued

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Volkan Oezdemir says “focus right now is on Gustafsson”

Swiss light-heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir fights like a man with a plan. He also fights like a man who is late; like he has somewhere better to be; like there's a cab outside with the meter still running. With two knockout wins in a combined 70 seconds this year – against Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa – he's covering a lot of ground quickly and ... Continued

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UFC 215 Gambling Guide: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko

By Matt WhiteThe UFC returns to pay-per-view territory after a relatively lacklustre event in Rotterdam, an event that was always destined to play second fiddle to The Money Fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregot that took place in Las Vegas seven days before.Two titles were on the line at UFC 215 (now one, thanks to flyweigh... Continued

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Q&A: UFC champion Amanda Nunes gets her inspiration from within

UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes looks to successfully defend her title for a second time this Saturday (September 9) against Valentina Shevchenko, a top contender she first met (and defeated) back in March 2016. Nunes, 14-4, won her current title in July 2016 with a first-round mauling of Miesha Tate. She then went on to defend t... Continued

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