Craig Pekios

Providing the latest news, picks, scores, results, and commentary on the world of MMA. I have been a fan of the sport since the late 90s and have covered mixed martial arts professionally since 2012.

Conor McGregor launches Twitter rant on Islam Makhachev; ‘shut your mouth you done nothing tonight’

It didn't take long for Conor McGregor to throw in his two cents following Islam Makhachev's UFC lightweight title win on Saturday. Makhachev scored a...

Islam Makhachev talks showdown with Alexander Volkanovski; ‘He’s a great champion, but I am different level’

At UFC 280, Islam Makhachev proved to the doubters what he's been saying all along. The Dagestani destroyer entered the biggest fight of his...

Sean O’Malley eyes bantamweight title shot following win over Petr Yan; ‘People want me to be champ’

Sean O'Malley scored the biggest win of his career at UFC 280, though it wasn't without a fair amount of controversy. On Saturday, O'Malley stepped...

Aljamain Sterling stops TJ Dillashaw in second round with dominant TKO – UFC 280 Highlights

At UFC 280, reigning bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling defended his title against former two-time division titleholder TJ Dillashaw in the evening's highly-anticipated co-main event. Aljamain...

Beneil Dariush scores unanimous decision victory over Mateusz Gamrot – UFC 280 Highlights

Top 10 lightweight contenders clashed as Beneil Dariush and Mateusz Gamrot met in an entertaining affair at UFC 280 filled with high-level grappling and...

Bo Nickal out of UFC 282 bout due to injury; rumored to be rescheduled for March

Bo Nickal has withdrawn from his previously scheduled debut at UFC 282. Per a report from Nolan King of MMA Junkie, mixed martial arts prospect Bo Nickal...

Jake Paul claims Dana White is ‘doing everything he can to hurt’ his PPV fight with Anderson Silva

On October 29th, social media star Jake Paul will put his money where his mouth is when he steps into the boxing ring against...

Dana White grants Khamzat Chimaev ‘one more opportunity’ at welterweight; ‘He needs to deliver’

Dana White is ready to bring the ruckus when the UFC returns to London in 2023. At UFC 278, England-native Leon Edwards shocked the world...

Ali Abdelaziz says wrestling coach won’t help Charles Oliveira at UFC 280; ‘Islam is gonna dominate him’

Islam Makhachev's manager Ali Abdelaziz believes it was a mistake for Charles Oliveira to bring in a wrestling coach ahead of UFC 280. At this...

Islam Makhachev plans to surpass Khabib’s legendary career; ‘I want to do more title defenses’

Despite an impressive 10 straight wins in the Octagon, Islam Makhachev is largely known for being Khabib Nurmagomedov's protege. That could all change on...

Wyoming wrestler battles bear to save his teammate’s life

Kendell Cummings, a wrestler at Northwest College in Cody, Wyoming suffered injuries while fighting off a grizzly bear that attacked his teammate, Brad Lowry...

Aljamain Sterling comments on his association with Andrew Tate; ‘We are so quick to condemn people’

Aljamain Sterling found himself in some hot water with fans heading into arguably the biggest fight of his UFC career on Saturday. 'Funk Master'...

Video – Deontay Wilder destroys Robert Helenius with vicious right hook KO in comeback fight

Deontay Wilder got back into the win column on Saturday night with a brutal knockout of Robert Helenius. After back-to-back losses to heavyweight boxing great...

Jorge Masvidal believes ‘borderline vegetable’ Nate Diaz is done fighting in the ‘big leagues’

Jorge Masvidal thinks it's best for "borderline vegetable" Nate Diaz to walk away from the "big leagues" following his UFC 279 swan song. On September...

Video – UFC, Meta bring fans first virtual reality experience at LFA 144

Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg had the MMA community on edge as it appeared the Facebook CEO had rented out the UFC APEX for...

ONE Championship’s Chatri Sityodtong denies $110 million company loss despite ACRA filings: ‘It is inaccurate again’

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong is calling b*llshit on a recent report that the promotion had lost $110 million in 2010, increasing their total...