John Makdessi

After he fights a friend at UFC 241, Devonte Smith guarantees bout with rival John Makdessi

ANAHEIM, Calif. — UFC 241 presents a handful of new experiences for UFC lightweight Devonte Smith. It’s Smith’s first featured preliminary-card bout on ESPN. It’s the first time he’s had an opponent switch heading into a UFC bout. But most prominently for “King Kage,” it’s the first time he’s...

Nasrat Haqparast blasts John Makdessi, says ‘destiny will put us together’

After being forced to withdraw from a planned March meeting with John Makdessi, Nasrat Haqparast is making it clear he hasn’t forgotten about “The Bull.” Haqparast (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) recently took to social media to tease fight news with another opponent, claiming Makdessi (17-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) is...

UFC Nashville results: John Makdessi outpoints Jesus Pinedo in uninspiring affair

Gallery John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo at UFC Nashville: Best photos John Makdessi took a clinical approach to his bout with Jesus Pinedo, which lacked fireworks but left a clear winner. The lightweight bout was part of the main card of today’s UFC on ESPN+ 6 event at Bridgestone...

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Miesha Tate, Gregor Gillespie, John Makdessi

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET with guests Miesha Tate, Gregor Gillespie and John Makdessi. Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Tate, now an exec for ONE Championship, will co-host the first hour of the show in the studio. Gillespie is getting ready to fight Yancy Medeiros...

MMAjunkie’s ‘Fight of the Month’ for July: A Brazilian debutant impresses

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best fights from July 2018: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for July. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we...

A new coach and a little maturity went a long way for John Makdessi at UFC on FOX 30

CALGARY – John Makdessi knew he had to stay focused against a dangerous opponent like Ross Pearson at UFC on FOX 30. He also knew that he had to take some risks to deliver the kind of exciting fight that would entertain the fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in...

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