UFC 253 date, start time, card, schedule & odds for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

The two best middleweights in the world lock horns in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 253 as Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight championship against No. 2 -anked Paulo Costa from Fight Island at the Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.  The co-main event will feature a result that will have a light heavyweight champion not named Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier for the first time since 2011 when No. 1-ranked Dominick Reyes meets No. 3-ranked

Tyron Woodley X-ray shows broken rib after Colby Covington UFC defeat

Tyron Woodley suffered from a broken rib during his defeat at the hands of Colby Covington. Woodley lost each of the five rounds to his bitter rival, and was heard shouting ‘I’ve hurt my rib’ by viewers during the televised event. The 38-year-old has since said that: “It was the most pain ever.” And released an X-ray of his torso. In his response to the loss, Woodley said: “It didn’t

Colby Covington's xenophobia and bigotry are not OK, even if you think it's an act

Colby Covington is playing a dangerous game with the MAGA character he has adopted during his recent ascent in popularity. Whether he realizes it or not, when he steps into the Octagon, it’s a war of ideologies as the 32-year-old’s promotional tool of choice is one that consists of inflammatory rhetoric that echoes from the filthy xenophobic corners of America. After dominating Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night with a fifth-round

Colby Covington stops bitter rival Tyron Woodley, receives call from Donald Trump

Colby Covington has finally settled the score with Tyron Woodley. After years of build-up, the team-mates turned rivals locked horns with one another early on Sunday morning in the main event of UFC Fight Night 178 in Las Vegas. Covington, 32, entered the long-awaited grudge match as the bookies’ favourite. And he was quick to assert his dominance, taking Woodley down early in the first round and making the former

UFC Fight Night takeaways: Covington, Woodley headed in opposite directions

After three years of trash talk on social media, former teammates Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley finally met in the Octagon on Saturday night in the UFC Fight Night main event. But the scrap between the welterweights lacked any drama, with a dominant Covington stopping Woodley early in the fifth round. How lopsided was the fight? Covington outlanded Woodley 78-34 in significant strikes and 232-67 in total strikes, according to

Conor McGregor could make unlikely UFC return before end of 2020, admits Dana White

Conor McGregor could return to the Octagon by year’s end, UFC president Dana White has revealed. McGregor has been out of action since his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in January. The UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion had aspirations of fighting three times this year but had those hopes shattered by the coronavirus pandemic. Less than amicable talks with the UFC brass also put paid to McGregor’s plans, so much

Buatsi praying comeback fight won't be dashed by second Covid-19 wave

‘I do what I’m being told. I wear my mask. I hope everyone will do the same’: Britain’s fast-rising star Joshua Buatsi praying comeback fight won’t be dashed by second coronavirus wave… as he targets blockbuster clash with rival Anthony Yarde next year Joshua Buatsi would’ve been on brink of a world title tilt were it not for pandemic The fast-rising star is set to return to the ring against Marco

How Dillian Whyte’s split from Mark Tibbs cost him in Alexander Povetkin fight

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Dillian Whyte splitting from long-term trainer Mark Tibbs played a part in his crushing defeat against Alexander Povetkin last month, former cruiserweight world champion Johnny Nelson has claimed. Whyte was knocked out cold on the closing evening of Matchroom’s Fight Camp series, falling at the final hurdle after being guaranteed a shot

Eddie Hearn made Matchroom CEO Frank Smith cry, but inspired his rise to the top

As a fresh-faced 14-year-old, Frank Smith unknowingly embarked on the career of a lifetime when he landed a work-experience placement with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom. Six months earlier Smith crossed paths with Hearn at a party, selling him £20 worth of raffle tickets before cheekily asking for more when he discovered the slick Bentley motor parked outside was in fact his. Yet he would soon sense an even more lucrative

Jones Jr admits he may have made a mistake by agreeing to fight Tyson

‘He’s one of the most explosive people who ever touched a boxing ring’: Roy Jones Jr admits he may have made a mistake by agreeing to fight Mike Tyson in former heavyweight champion’s return to the sport in November exhibition Roy Jones Jr and Mike Tyson are set to meet on November 28 in California  The unofficial bout was initially set for September before being postponed  Former four-weight world-champion boxer