James Sweetnam

  • UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya Preview

    In Melbourne, Australia, at the Marvel Stadium — the biggest fight in Australasian history is set to take place for the Middleweight world title — as Australian champion Robert Whittaker will look to defend his belt against New Zealand representative, Israel Adesanya. Over 55,000 fans will be there live to...
  • UFC 242 Fight to watch: Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder 2

    There comes a time in the career of many a fighter where a shot at world title glory may have passed them by. If either Edson Barboza or Paul Felder, the men in the UFC 242 co-main event, fail to win on Saturday night, this reality may be set...
  • UFC 241: Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz Preview

    In mixed martial arts, the UFC stands far beyond any other organisation in terms of promoting superstars. However, there are certain athletes, whose potential to be huge main event draws is overlooked. One man, whose popularity is somewhat ignored, is Nate Diaz. One half of the second biggest PPV...
  • UFC Uruguay Main Event Preview: Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche 2

    In a sport, which is still as young as MMA, there is still plenty of the world that is yet to see the octagon in person. For the first time in history, the UFC will travel to Uruguay with a main event for the women’s flyweight championship. One of...
  • A closer look at Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler

    Sport is all about seeing the best against the best but in a business, which is as entangled with human nature as fighting, the simple art of sportsmanship sometimes isn’t enough to attract spectators. Similar to a motion picture, one of the driving forces of the UFC’s promotion is narratives....
  • A closer look at Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

    This weekend the octagon travels back to Canada with a main event that is for featherweight gold. Two absolutely guaranteed future Hall of Famers are set to collide in what is set to be a very intriguing contest. Max Holloway has reigned supreme over the featherweight division in recent...
  • Rafael Dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards Preview

    In a sport like mixed martial arts, it’s just as important to captivate the public outside as well as inside the octagon. It’s often the case that the fighters who are the most charismatic end up receiving the hardest promotional push from the UFC. Unfortunately, that means that there...
  • UFC Hall of Fame: Michael Bisping

    It’s fitting that in front of a sold-out crowd at the O2 Arena in London, Michael Bisping’s place in the Hall Of Fame was confirmed. “The Count” cemented his legacy with multiple Fight of the Night performances, some epic trash talking and ultimately by becoming Britain’s first world champion....
  • UFC 239: Nunes vs. Holm – Preview

    On what is set to arguably be the card of the year, from top to bottom, UFC 239 features a co-main event which could be the greatest women’s mixed martial arts contest of all time. The women’s bantamweight division has been one of the most integral in terms of...
  • UFC Minneapolis Main Event Preview: Francis Ngannou vs Junior Dos Santos

    In terms of fights that on paper can’t fail to entertain, this weekend’s heavyweight matchup is a prime example. Two heavyweights on the cusp of another attempt at world title glory will battle it out in Minneapolis in what’s sure to be a fire fight. Francis Ngannou and Junior...
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