Who is the fighter of the year? Here are the nominees

The year 2020 was the ultimate disruptor in the world. Traditions were broken and big changes were made to everyone’s lives. In a year where it became increasingly challenging to rise to the occasion, many MMA fighters put together the best year of their career. Here are the four nominees for the inaugural Knockdown News … Continue reading Who is the fighter of the year? Here are the nominees

Nurmagomedov Given ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonus For UFC 254 Retirement Win

Khabib Nurmagomedov was among the four fighters given $50,000 bonuses for their performances on Saturday's UFC 254 card. Along with the now-retired UFC Lightweight Champion, Magomed Ankalaev was given a performance bonus, and a fight between Casey Kenney and Nathaniel Wood was awarded "Fight of the Night." All of the fights took place from "Fight … Continue reading Nurmagomedov Given ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonus For UFC 254 Retirement Win

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Announces Retirement Following Win

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov declared retirement shortly after defending his belt against interim champion Justin Gaethje on Saturday. The win came in the main event of UFC 254, which took place on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov was very emotional after his win, as it was his first since his … Continue reading UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Announces Retirement Following Win

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Play-by-Play

Looking to unify the lightweight belts, UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faced interim champ Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Here's how their five-round fight went. Bout 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (22-2) (UFC Lightweight Championship) Gaethje landed a few leg kicks early in the fight. Nurmagomedov started to look … Continue reading UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Live Coverage

The UFC will look to unify their lightweight belts on Saturday when UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces interim champ Justin Gaethje. Follow along throughout the evening for the live coverage of UFC 254, which comes live from "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A full preview of the card can be read … Continue reading UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Live Coverage

UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Preview

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov will make his much-anticipated return to action on Saturday, taking on Justin Gaethje in the headlining bout of UFC 254. The fight looks to unify the UFC's two current lightweight champions as Gaethje has become the interim champ during Nurmagomedov's absence from the cage. Here's a full preview of the pay-per-view event … Continue reading UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Preview

Former Bellator Champion Michael Chandler Named As Alternate For UFC 254 Main Event

Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler has joined the UFC roster and is currently an alternate for the promotion's lightweight unification bout at UFC 254. News of the signing was announced by UFC President Dana White on Thursday via ESPN program "SportsCenter." UFC's October 24th pay-per-view event currently has a headlining bout between UFC Lightweight … Continue reading Former Bellator Champion Michael Chandler Named As Alternate For UFC 254 Main Event

Lightweight Unification Bout Between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje Set For October 24th

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's return to the cage will come on October 24th, where he will be matched with interim UFC Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje. The matchup was announced in an interview conducted by CNN with UFC President Dana White on Tuesday. The matchup will see Nurmagomedov look to retain his 155-pound belt for … Continue reading Lightweight Unification Bout Between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje Set For October 24th

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Father of UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dies At 57

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov passed away on Friday following an extensive battle with COVID-19. First reported by RT News, Nurmagomedov, 57, had suffered "irreversible brain trauma caused by a stroke" as a result of a COVID-19 infection. News of Nurmagomedov's medical troubles emerged in months before. In May, news broke that … Continue reading Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Father of UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dies At 57