UFC divisional rankings: Curtis Blaydes holds firm at heavyweight after Fight Night victory

Watch Now: UFC Fight Night Recap: Curtis Blaydes Beats Alexander Volkov In Unanimous Decision (1:48) Curtis Blaydes entered his UFC Fight Night battle with Alexander Volkov with no possibility to improve his standing in the heavyweight division, though the potential did exist for him to tumble in the rankings. Blaydes Read more

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua delivers powerful speech at Black Lives Matter protest in England

As protests continue throughout the United States and around the world in the wake of the death of George Floyd, one of the biggest sports stars in England took to the streets. Anthony Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight boxing champion, declared racism a pandemic. “We stand united against Read more

Jon Jones ‘hurt’ by UFC’s refusal to pay extra for move to heavyweight to take on Francis Ngannou

Jon Jones insists he’s serious about moving up to heavyweight to fight dangerous slugger Francis Ngannou. The problem, according to the UFC light heavyweight champion, is the promotion isn’t willing to pay him extra to do so.  Jones (26-1, 1 NC) brought the results of his negotiation with UFC public Read more

UFC 249: Francis Ngannou vs. Jair Rozenstruik promises to bring the power as heavyweight business picks up

The UFC heavyweight division is currently a four-horse race. At the front of the pack are two legends destined to soon complete what could likely be immortalized as the best trilogy in UFC history in champion Stipe Miocic and former titleholder Daniel Cormier. Right behind the leaders are two thoroughbred Read more

The greatest heavyweight boxers of the past 50 years: Where do Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson rank?

Even through dark periods for the division, there’s still something a magical aura surrounding the status of heavyweight champion of the world in boxing. Dating back to John L. Sullivan more than a century ago, being the baddest man in the biggest division provides a mystique unmatched in sports. Knowing Read more

WWE releases ex-UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez after just six months, per report

After just two matches with the company, WWE’s Cain Velasquez experiment is over. On the latest edition of “Wrestling Observer Radio [subscription required],” Dave Meltzer reports the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion was released as part of WWE’s staffing cuts last week. The cuts were one part of the promotion’s plan Read more

Chael Sonnen, Matt Mitrione reminisce on Heavyweight World Grand Prix ahead of Bellator MMA Recharged

What’s the best way to wait out a quarantine? How about revisiting a set of classic fights featuring some of the top names in MMA history?  Bellator MMA and CBS Sports have combined to announce a new series titled “Bellator MMA Recharged” that will air on the CBS Sports Network. Read more