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Russian spoils Fil-Am’s UFC debut

Russian spoils Fil-Am’s UFC debut

    By CARLO ANOLIN Filipino-American fighter Mark Striegl had a dose of reality after suffering a crushing defeat in his UFC debut. Russian Said Nurmagomedov needed only 51 seconds to hand Striegl his first loss in the promotion in their bantamweight bout, the first match of the night in UFC Fight Island 6 in […]

UFC: Pinoy fighter follows Pacquiao’s mountain path to glory

HONG KONG (AFP) – Mark Striegl makes his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi this weekend having taken a path forged by centuries of feared Filipino warriors and followed by boxing great Manny Pacquiao. Striegl based himself in the cool mountain climate of Baguio City and it paid off as he became the only Philippines-based fighter […]

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UFC: Fil-Am Mark Striegl takes on Khabib’s cousin in debut fight

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN   After recovering from COVID-19, Filipino-American Mark Striegl will finally make his UFC debut against Russian foe Said Nurmagomedov in their three-round bantamweight clash in October. The 32-year-old Striegl was supposed to fight Timur Valev of Russia last August 22 but the bout was canceled on short notice after he tested […]

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SEA Games champ tests COVID positive

By Kristel Satumbaga       SEA Games champion Mark Striegl announced Saturday he tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), a development that delayed his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Striegl made the announcement on his Facebook account while thanking the organization for the support. “You can never be too careful these days. […]

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UFC star Conor McGregor retires again

LONDON (AFP) – Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport yesterday. The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture of the Irishman with his mother, Margaret. ‘’Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from […]

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UFC brings sport back to Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card. As in the UFC’s recent live events from Florida there were no fans in attendance at the UFC Apex and social […]

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