Magomed Ankalaev

Video: Why Magomed Ankalaev might’ve hurt his UFC title-shot hopes despite win

" It’s not often that a fighter is on an eight-fight winning streak, ranked in the top five and being discussed in a negative light. And yet, that’s where we’re at with Magomed Ankalaev coming out of UFC Fight Night 203. On Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las...

Twitter reacts to Magomed Ankalaev’s ho-hum win over Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 203

Magomed Ankalaev’s climb up the light heavyweight rankings continued on Saturday when he defeated Thiago Santos in the UFC Fight Night 203 main event. Ankalaev (17-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) extended his winning streak to eight consecutive fights when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Santos (22-10 MMA, 14-9...

Thiago Santos vs. Magomed Ankalaev in the works for UFC main event on March 12

A matchup of light heavyweight contenders Thiago Santos and Magomed Ankalaev is expected to headline UFC Fight Night on March 12. MMA Junkie verified with multiple people close to the situation that Santos (22-9 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Ankalaev (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) have agreed to the matchup, following...

MMA Junkie Power Index, Feb. 22-28: Heavyweight pecking order takes shape

Every time fighters step into the cage or ring, they’re looking to claim a win, make a statement and progress their careers toward a specific goal. Some are looking to climb the ladder. Others may have a score to settle. And the sport’s top athletes have their sights set...

Magomed Ankalaev targets UFC’s light heavyweight top five with his six-fight winning streak

LAS VEGAS – Magomed Ankalaev thinks it’s time to test his skills in the upper echelon of his division. The light heavyweight picked up his sixth straight win when he outpointed Nikita Krylov (27-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) for a unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Night 186 co-main event...

UFC 254 bonuses: Khabib earns ‘Performance of the Night’ in final fight

After each UFC event, the promotion hands out four $50,000 bonuses to fighters who most stood out in the octagon, and Saturday’s UFC 254 was no different. This time, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Magomed Ankalaev, Nathaniel Wood, and Casey Kenney all earned extra money for their efforts. UFC 254 took place...

Ion Cutelaba tests positive for COVID-19; Magomed Ankalaev rematch off of UFC 252

Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev won’t be running it back at UFC 252. Ahead of Saturday’s rematch at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Cutelaba (15-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) was removed from the fight following a positive COVID-19 test. As a result, Cutelaba is currently in quarantine. A person...

UFC on ESPN+ 27 results: Magomed Ankalaev takes controversial TKO over Ion Cutelaba

Gallery Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 27: Best photos view 10 images Year in and year out, Kevin MacDonald is one of the best referees in mixed martial arts. But he didn’t have his best moment during the UFC on ESPN+ 27 main card bout...

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