Mathew Scott is a Hong Kong-based journalist who specialises in mixed martial arts. He covers the UFC, One Championship and Asian MMA.
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Song Yadong says Li Jingliang is ‘a fighter everyone in China admires, an inspiration’ after stint training and living together in California ahead of UFC 259 return.
Ten years later, ‘The Wolf’ Zhang Tiequan looks back on UFC 217 – the first card to host a fighter from mainland China.
Chinese bantamweight Song Yadong joins blockbuster UFC 259 card against American Kyler Phillips and hopes to finish him on the feet.
Kamaru Usman says ‘I’ve got new tricks and new wrinkle’ as welterweight champ takes 12-0 run in UFC into title defence against former teammate Gilbert Burns.
Russian lands knockout in the second round and throws himself into the heavyweight title picture, saying ‘For sure I want to fight for the belt’.
American bantamweight needs just 28 seconds to lay down his credentials, and to lay out his opponent before telling champ Petr Yan ‘Fight me’.
Dustin Poirier finishes Conor McGregor in second round of UFC 257 main event to underline claim for lightweight crown – ‘I felt like this was the title fight’.
Former Bellator champ Michael Chandler’s UFC debut ends in stunning first-round TKO of Dan Hooker, and signals new star has arrived.
Rising Chinese flyweight star Su Mudaerji ducks and weaves and lands enough for a unanimous decision over Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Fight Island 8.
Rising Chinese star Su Mudaerji returns to action against Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Fight Island 8, warning flyweight rivals ‘my speed is my strength’.
Chinese veteran Li Jingliang lays Santiago Ponzinibbio low with a thunderous left hand at UFC Fight Island 7 to set himself towards welterweight top 15.
UFC Hall of Famer turned analyst Michael Bisping opens up on his ‘pipe dream’ of acting and coaching aspirations, with new documentary to shed light on remarkable career.
China’s UFC veteran Li Jingliang lays out predictions for possible strawweight title clash between compatriots – ‘Zhang Weili is stronger, Yan Xiaonan’s striking more accurate’.
Wu ‘Mulan’ Yanan back to bantamweight at UFC Fight Island 7 on Sunday, and says ‘what a man can do, I can too. But I don’t need to be acting like a man’.
Veteran Chinese welterweight Li Jingliang looks to get back on course for top-15 ranking against Santiago Ponzinibbio, and says ‘I realise how important this fight is for me’.
Ramona Pascual looks to get back in the MMA cage in January after returning to the UFC’s Shanghai Performance Institute, following 12 months of spinning her wheels.
Coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on sporting world but there were opportunities for some like never before – step forward Hong Kong’s Sasha Palatnikov.
UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili’s heroics in Fight of the Year front runner against Joanna Jedrzejczyk leads a strong surge from Chinese fighters in 2020.
ONE Championship and Rizin find ways to stage fights in Asia despite global pandemic, but UFC’s plans for Dana White’s Contender Series Asia on hold amid cloud of uncertainty.
China’s Yan Xiaonan, Japan’s Kanako Murata and Thailand’s Loma Lookboonmee waiting in the wings to follow – and challenge – UFC strawweight queen Zhang Weili.
Garry Tonon and Demetrious Johnson go for gold, as Aung La N Sang chases redemption – here’s what to look forward to in ONE Championship in 2021.
UFC Hall of Famer/commentator Michael Bisping gives his picks for fighter and fight of the year in 2020, and thinks Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera is destined for bantamweight greatness.
UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping tells rising star Khaos Williams that ‘Vitor Belfort was really good when it was going his way, but now and then you’re going to get your arse kicked’.
Majority draw means Deiveson Figueiredo keeps his flyweight title but Brandon Moreno gives as good as he gets in UFC 256 main event, as rematch looms in 2021.
Charles Oliveira moves into pole position in lightweight division with masterclass against Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 – ‘you tell me, who’s dominated him like that?’
Tiger Muay Thai stand-out Rafael Fiziev lands ferocious combination on way to third straight victory in UFC, and warns lightweight division – ‘guys, train more, I’m coming’.
China’s rising star needs just 44 seconds to lay waste to Canadian Malcolm Gordon at UFC Vegas 15
Valentina Shevchenko has brief scare but raises her game to dominate Jennifer Maia, as Dana White looks to book UFC’s flyweight queen vs Jessica Andrade next.
Brazilian calls for Conor McGregor, while Felder declares he’s still in the fight game; ‘when … you have nothing to lose, it makes it harder for your opponent’.