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Between the Links, Live Edition: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker instant classic, did Mike Perry play us, and more

Between the Links returns with a special live edition. Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist Kristen King as they battle it out for the BTL interim title. This week, the panel will discuss the incredible UFC on ESPN 12 main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, Mike Perry’s […]

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Dan Hooker returns home to two-week mandatory quarantine following war with Dustin Poirier

Dan Hooker returned home to New Zealand following his five round war with Dustin Poirier but it will be at least two weeks before he can hug his family. As part of the travel restrictions set up by the government in his native country, the lightweight contender has to stay locked down in quarantine as […]

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Kay Hansen reacts to $37k bet on her, Ronda Rousey props after UFC on ESPN 12

Strawweight Kay Hansen was in line at Starbucks when UFC matchmakers called. Less than one week later, she had a new contract, octagon win and props from her MMA inspiration. Hansen spoke to reporters after her first-round armbar of Jinh Yu Frey on the prelims of UFC on ESPN 12, which took place on Saturday […]

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UFC on ESPN 12 main card and prelims land at top spots for Saturday cable ratings

The main event war between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker helped UFC on ESPN 12 lead all ratings for programming on cable this past Saturday night. According to the Nielsen Ratings System, the UFC on ESPN 12 main card averaged 1.070 million viewers over the course of the broadcast along with a .43 rating in […]

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Tanner Boser calls for ‘Fight Island’ showdown with Maurice Greene

Heavyweight Tanner Boser spoke with the media backstage following his first-round knockout win over Philipe Lins at UFC on ESPN 12. “The Bulldozer” discussed his first UFC finish win, why he wants to fight Maurice Greene on “Fight Island,” people suggesting he should drop to light heavyweight, and more.

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Francisco Trinaldo set to welcome Jai Herbert to the UFC on ‘Fight Island’

Former Cage Warriors champion Jai Herbert has a new date and opponent for his UFC debut, as the 32-year-old lightweight has agreed to face Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo at the July 25 UFC show in Abu Dhabi, sources told MMA Fighting following a report from Combate. The UFC debut of Herbert (10-1) was originally set […]

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Invicta FC announces full fight card for Invicta FC 41 on July 30

Janaisa Morandin will get another chance in the strawweight division when she meets Montserrat Ruiz in the headlining attraction of Invicta FC 41 in Kansas City on July 30, the company announced Tuesday. “Evil Princess”, a former 115-pound title contender, missed weight badly in her last bout, coming in at 119.6 pounds for her co-main […]