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.

10 years ago today, UFC 151 was canceled; ‘sport killer’ Greg Jackson recalls backlash from fans and fighters

Today marks the 10th anniversary of UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson. If you don't recall that event, it's because it never actually happened. Scheduled for...

Islam Makhachev claims Leon Edwards was ‘lucky’ at UFC 278; ‘Kamaru is going to beat him’

No. 4 ranked UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev is gearing up for his first UFC world title opportunity when he meets Charles Oliveira for the...

Dana White reacts to news of Anderson Silva vs. Jake Paul; ‘That’s a real fight’

UFC President Dana White reacted to the headlines that a boxing match between YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul and former UFC middleweight champion...

Herb Dean on Fence Grab Fouls After Chael Sonnen Accuses Leon Edwards of Cheating His Way to UFC Title

At Fight Academy in Pasadena, tenured UFC referee Herb Dean spoke to Helen Yee Sports about UFC 278 in Salt Lake City. In the...

Ben Askren Willing to Come Out of Retirement for UFC 239 Rematch With Jorge Masvidal

Ben Askren says a rematch of his UFC 239 bout with Jorge Masvidal is the only thing that would bring him out of retirement. The...

‘Darren Till Will Be Champion One Day’ Says Michael Bisping

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is still backing Darren Till to become a UFC champion despite his countryman's recent woes inside the Octagon. After...

‘Iron’ Mike Tyson Reveals Recent Health Issues; ‘When It Flares Up, I Can’t Even Talk!’

Heavyweight boxing legend 'Iron' Mike Tyson had fans worried after the 56-year-old combat sports icon was seen being transported in a wheelchair and looking...

Zabit Magomedsharipov reveals broken promises by UFC fueled his decision to retire; ‘I got mad’

In June, UFC prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. It was a surprising move by the 31-year-old who held...

Watch: Hasbulla puts Shaquille O’Neal in his place with a lightning fast right hook

Hasbulla Magomedov, the pint-sized social media star has become an internet sensation over the last few years, racking up millions of followers on TikTok...

Daniel Cormier doesn’t see the point of Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz; ‘What is this fight for?’

Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier questions the motives behind the promotion's booking of Khamzat Chimaev and fan-favorite Nate Diaz. In the UFC 279 main...

Christian Lee smashes Ok Rae Yoon to recapture the ONE lightweight title – ONE 160 Highlights

After a controversial decision that crowned Ok Rae Yoon the ONE lightweight world champion just under a year ago, Christian Lee recaptured the lightweight...

Watch: KSI faces off with two fighters he will face back-to-back on August 27th

29-year-old Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, better known by social media fans and combat sports enthusiasts as KSI will face not one, but two challengers on...

Sean Strickland tells Khamzat Chimaev ‘don’t hurt people’ in video clip

Fast-rising welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev is rounding the highest profile fight of his relatively short UFC career. On September 10th, the Chechnyan-born fighter will...

Anthony Joshua Throws a Temper Tantrum Following Split Decision Loss to Oleksandr Usyk

Former boxing world champion Anthony Joshua had a full-on temper tantrum following his split decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch on Saturday. Usyk...

Buakaw Banchamek makes quick work of Kota Miura weeks before BKFC Thailand 3 debut

Muay Thai legend Buakaw Banchamek made his return to Rajadamnern Stadium in Thailand for the first time in 18 years and made quick work...

Watch: Luke Rockhold gets fired up at the official UFC 278 weigh-in; ‘What you want?! F*cking let’s go!’

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was fired up at the official UFC weigh-in ahead of his highly anticipated return against Paulo Costa at...