Armenian lightweight contender Arman Tsarukyan spectacularly gatecrashed the title picture at 155 pounds with a 64-second demolition of longtime contender Beneil Dariush in Austin, Texas.
Two middleweight strikers with very different fighting styles will collide with the UFC middleweight title on the line in Sydney, Australia.
Two of the lightweight division's most dangerous grapplers will go head to head in the main event of the UFC Fight Night event in Austin, Texas on December 2.
Irene Aldana, Charles Oliveira, Mike Malott and Nate Landwehr continue their fight week training. Beneil Dariush faces media and his fears. Champ-champ Amanda Nunes makes history again.
Charles Oliveira arrives in a good mood. Champ Amanda Nunes enjoys the effects of a long training camp. Irene Aldana lands in Canada. Beneil Dariush checks in for fight week. The main eventers get a traditional welcome.
Charles Oliveira changes his look. Beneil Dariush and champ-champ Amanda Nunes travel with their families. Nate Landwehr readies for fight week. Irene Aldana introduces her cats.
Charles Oliveira wraps up camp in Sao Paulo; Beneil Dariush does the same in LA. Champ-champ Amanda Nunes cools down and breaks news. Irene Aldana unwinds with a massage and trains with champ Alexa Grasso.
In the co-main event of UFC 289, a former champion seeks to earn a shot at redemption, while a long-standing contender vies for his first shot at gold.
The co-main event of UFC 289 features a number-one contender battle in the lightweight division as a former champion seeks to return to the 155-pound summit, while a patient and dangerous contender looks to earn his first shot at UFC gold.
Beneil Dariush says he’s on a different grappling level to Charles Oliveira: ‘We wouldn’t be in the same ballpark’
Beneil Dariush has had to wait patiently for an opportunity to fight for the UFC lightweight title, and on Saturday night at UFC 289 he faces a former champion believing that victory should eliminate all doubt over what’s next for him.