On This Day

Ultimate Fighting Championship History

Events in Sport

  • 2013-12-28 Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship
  • 2015-11-15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia

Sports History

2018-10-06 Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation

  • 2018-12-28 UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil moves up in weight and KOs dominant featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino just 51 seconds into the opening round at the Forum, Inglewood, CA; first female to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes
  • 2019-01-29 In the aftermath to a wild ending to UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov ($500k & 9 months) and Conor McGregor ($50k & 6 months) are issued fines and suspensions; bans retroactive to October 6, 2018
  • 2019-07-06 Jorge Masvidal (34-13) sets a UFC record by needing just 5 seconds to KO Ben Askren (19-1, 1 NC) during their welterweight bout at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1963-06-22 Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist (3-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, 2-time UFC Light heavyweight Champion), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1969-07-28 Dana White, American Ultimate Fighting Championship President, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • 1970-08-24 Dan Henderson, American mixed martial artist (UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament 1998; Rings: King of Kings Tournament 1999), born in Downey, California
  • 1971-12-03 Vernon White, American mixed martial arts fighter (King of the Cage Middleweight Champion; UFC), born in Sparks, Nevada
  • 1974-10-05 Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist (UFC Middleweight title 2005-06), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1975-01-23 Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter, born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1975-04-14 Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist (longest UFC title streak at 2,547 days), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1977-04-01 Vítor Belfort, Brazilian mixed martial artist (UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament 1997; UFC Light Heavyweight title 2004; Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight title 2007), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1979-05-24 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter and professional wrestler, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1981-01-23 Greg Smith, American UFC fighter, born in Vallejo, California
  • 1982-08-19 Stipe Miocic, American mixed martial artist (UFC), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • 1984-11-12 Jorge Masvidal, American mixed martial artist (UFC), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1987-02-01 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California

Conor McGregor

1988-07-14 Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist (third multi-divisional champion in UFC history - Featherweight, Lightweight), born in Dublin, Ireland

Deaths in Sport