Former UFC Executive Tom Wright Joins ASTOUND Group 

TORONTO,  Canada  — ASTOUND Group has named highly respected business and community leader, Tom Wright, as its Executive Chairman & President. Wright has held high-profile executive roles with the UFC, adidas, Salomon and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He brings a wealth of diverse business and leadership experience. “I am incredibly excited to announce Tom Wright as Executive Chairman…

Jan Blachowicz upsets Israel Adesanya for his first career loss, UFC 259

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Jan Blachowicz dealt Israel Adesanya his first loss on Saturday in Las Vegas, taking home a unanimous decision to retain his light heavyweight title in the main event at UFC 259. It marks the fourth straight victory for the Polish native. The judges scored the bout 49-46, 49-45 and 49-45, all…

Dustin Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

ABU DHABI — Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier got his revenge following a 2014 loss by defeating Conor McGregor by knockout in the second round in the main event of UFC 257 rematch in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night. “I felt his presence less, his aura less,” said Poirier, who entered the fight as a plus-275 underdog. “I just…

Khabib announces his retirement after defending his lightweight title

ABU DHABI, UAE — Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje -via triangle choke at 1 minute, 34 seconds of the second round Saturday in the main event of UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This was Nurmagomedov’s first fight since his father and head coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, died in July from complications of COVID-19. And afterward,…

Israel Adesanya TKO’s Paulo Costa in second round

ABU DHABI, UAE — Israel Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight belt after a dominant performance alover Paulo Costa on Saturday night. He culminated Costa by TKO in 2 minutes, 59 seconds of the second round in the main event of  UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. “I told you he’s dumb. I’m smart. I…

Stipe Miocic defeats Daniel Cormier in unanimous decision

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Stipe Miocic solidified himself as an all-time great after defeating Daniel Cormier on Saturday night. Miocic is tied with the legendary Randy Couture for the most UFC heavyweight title fight wins (six). “The only reason I’m happy to cement my legacy is to show my daughter that hard work pays off,” Miocic…

Usman wins unanimous decision over Masvidal

ABU DHABI — Kamaru Usman maintained his 16 fight win streak after defeating Jorge Masvidal (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) in the UFC’s 251 headliner on “Fight Island” to remain the undisputed UFC welterweight champion. Usman, 33, was coming off a fifth-round TKO over Colby Covington at UFC 245 last December, the latest UFC title fight finish…

Blaydes scores unanimous victory over Alexander Volkov at Fight Night in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, California  — Curtis Blaydes scored a unanimous win over Alexander Volkov  (49-46, 48-47, 48-46) victory Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Judges Sal D’Amato and Chris Lee scored the first three rounds for Blaydes and the final two for Volkov. Lee gave Blaydes a 10-8 in the…

Israel retains UFC Middleweight Title in unanimous decision

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Israel Adesanya retained the UFC middleweight title, by defeating Yoel Romero by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 248 on Saturday night. The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Adesanya and Romero combined for only 88 significant strikes. That total was the least in a UFC…