Shivam Saha
Articles by Shivam Saha

‘I was super excited to go into enemy territory’: Devin Clark

In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times Digital, Devin Clarke talked about his ambitions for 2023, his upcoming fight against Jung Da Un, and the last moment venue change from Seoul to Vegas

Devin Clark in action against Ion Cutelaba (UFC)
Devin Clark in action against Ion Cutelaba (UFC)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 03:19 PM IST

'Agar main nahi, toh kaun?': Uttarkashi's Anshul 'guarantees' India UFC contract

Anshul Jubli stands just one win away from setting a new benchmark, which if he manages will make him only the second Indian after Bharat Khandare to bag a UFC contract.

Indian MMA fighter Anshul Jubli(Instagram/Anshul Jubli)
Indian MMA fighter Anshul Jubli(Instagram/Anshul Jubli)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:43 PM IST

‘The Bloodline are not ready for us’: Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley was in India for WWE promotion last week, where she made a bold claim, stating The Bloodline are not ready for her and teammates.

WWE superstar Rhea Ripley(WWE)
WWE superstar Rhea Ripley(WWE)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 08:29 PM IST

'No Holds Barred': Bobby teases idea of third Lashley vs Lesnar showdown

With the score tied at 1-1, Bobby Lashley is open to the challenge and teased the idea of the third installment against Brock Lesnar being more extreme.

Bobby Lashley in action against Brock Lesnar(WWE)
Bobby Lashley in action against Brock Lesnar(WWE)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 07:54 PM IST

UFC star reflects on Francis Ngannou's exit, claims Jon Jones 'peaked too early'

It was initially decided that Francis Ngannou would defend his heavyweight title against Jon Jones, making the fight nothing short of a blockbuster event.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou (left), and Jon Jones(UFC)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou (left), and Jon Jones(UFC)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 06:22 PM IST

Same story, different World Cup: What cost England in Qatar

When challenged by defending champions France, Harry Kane and his boys failed the test and with it returned the bitter memories of England's subpar performances at football's grandest stage.

Harry Kane reacts as France players celebrate their victory over England at FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal(AP)
Harry Kane reacts as France players celebrate their victory over England at FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal(AP)
Updated on Dec 12, 2022 03:31 PM IST

'Can't see Jared Gordon surviving more than five minutes': Paddy Pimblett

Speaking with hindustantimes.com in an exclusive interview ahead of the fight at UFC 282, Paddy Pimblett oozed confidence, claiming him as the "new main man" in the business.

Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282 press conference(Twitter/LewisSimpsonMMA)
Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282 press conference(Twitter/LewisSimpsonMMA)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:41 PM IST

'I'm going there to kill or being killed' - Tuivasa on fight against Pavlovich

Ahead of the fight against Sergei Pavlovich, ranked fourth Tai Tuivasa spoke to hindustantimes.com where he discussed in length about his opponent, fight against Cyril Gane, and his views on the heavyweight title.

UFC fighter Tai Tuivasa
UFC fighter Tai Tuivasa
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 10:05 AM IST

Dan Hooker aims to regain lost ground, makes bold claim about Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya will be headlining the main event at UFC 281, where he is set to defend his middleweight title against long-time rival Alex Pereira.

New Zealand MMA fighters Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker(Instagram/danhangman)
New Zealand MMA fighters Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker(Instagram/danhangman)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 05:18 PM IST

‘Yokozuna, Umaga, Rikishi. You got to look back’: Solo on Bloodline's dominance

While Solo Sikoa still has a long way ahead, he is grateful to be part of the rich Anoa'i legacy, which boasts of superstars such as Yokozuna, Umaga, Rikishi, among others.

The members of The Bloodline(WWE)
The members of The Bloodline(WWE)
Updated on Nov 05, 2022 01:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Phurba Lachenpa’s journey: From the hills of Lachen to the heart of Mumbai City

Phurba Lachenpa, Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC’s goalkeeper, has made the arduous journey from this picturesque village and has risen over the ranks to become a vital cog in Des Buckingham's formation.

Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa in action(Twitter/MumbaiCityFC)
Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa in action(Twitter/MumbaiCityFC)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 09:58 AM IST
By, Gangtok

Haryana Steelers look to revive after slow start in PKL 9

For Steelers to make a resounding comeback, the team will heavily rely on Jaideep, who made a sensational PKL debut with Steelers last season. Such was his dominance that he finished as one of the top four defenders in the previous edition.

In frame (L-R): Jaideep Dahiya, Joginder Narwal, Amir Hossein Bastami
In frame (L-R): Jaideep Dahiya, Joginder Narwal, Amir Hossein Bastami
Updated on Oct 24, 2022 06:20 PM IST

John Buchanan names two 'match-winners' for Australia at T20 World Cup

Australia kick-off their campaign against Kane Williamson's New Zealand in the Super 12 stage of the World Cup.

Australia won the T20 World Cup for the first time in UAE last year(ICC)
Australia won the T20 World Cup for the first time in UAE last year(ICC)
Published on Oct 21, 2022 07:46 AM IST

UFC: Katlyn Chookagian names her pick for Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Abu Dhabi, which promises to be nothing less than an electrifying night for the fans.

Katlyn Chookagian in action(UFC)
Katlyn Chookagian in action(UFC)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 04:49 PM IST

Ex-AUS coach makes out-of-the-box suggestion to 'compensate for Bumrah's loss'

With India missing out on the services of Jasprit Bumrah, it won't be wrong to say the problems heading into the T20 World Cup have compounded for the Men In Blue.

In Frame: Former Australia coach John Buchanan and Jasprit Bumrah
In Frame: Former Australia coach John Buchanan and Jasprit Bumrah
Published on Oct 18, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Takeaways from Mia Bhuta's superb start at FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Mia Bhuta is one of the three captains for the USA at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, and she kicked off her campaign with an assist and a left-foot stunner.

Mia Bhuta in action against India at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.(PTI)
Mia Bhuta in action against India at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.(PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2022 03:13 PM IST

WWE's mistake adds ‘more fuel to Liv Morgan’s fire' before Ronda Rousey clash

Liv Morgan, who claimed the WWE women's SmackDown championship after cashing in her Money in the Bank briefcase, is all set to take Ronda Rousey - the self-proclaimed “Baddest Woman on the Planet” at premium event Extreme Rules in Philadelphia on Sunday(IST).

WWE SmackDown women's champion Liv Morgan(WWE)
WWE SmackDown women's champion Liv Morgan(WWE)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 06:19 PM IST

‘This ego maniac Roman Reigns needs to be brought back down to earth’

The Scottish Warrior will headline the main event against WWE's most dominant force, Roman Reigns, the winner of which will claim the undisputed Universal Championship in the end.

Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre will headline the main event at WWE Clash at the Castle(WWE)
Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre will headline the main event at WWE Clash at the Castle(WWE)
Published on Sep 02, 2022 06:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Teaming up with Nikki Cross really turned a new leaf for me’: Alexa Bliss

After staying quiet for a significant period, Alexa Bliss has made a strong return to the business.

Referee raises Asuka and Alexa Bliss' hands following a win in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament. (WWE)
Referee raises Asuka and Alexa Bliss' hands following a win in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament. (WWE)
Published on Aug 21, 2022 03:43 PM IST

The fault in Ruturaj Gaikwad's stars

Ruturaj Gaikwad's performances are just not limited to the IPL and he has also put some impressive shows in the domestic circuit.

Ruturaj Gaikwad walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed during a T20I encounter(AFP)
Ruturaj Gaikwad walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed during a T20I encounter(AFP)
Published on Aug 18, 2022 11:31 AM IST

Inspired by Khabib, cheered on by McGregor, Ritu Phogat eyes glory on return

Ritu Phogat will take on Singapore's Tiffany Teo at One Championship event One 161, which is scheduled to take place on September 29.

India MMA fighter Ritu Phogat(Instagram/rituphogat48)
India MMA fighter Ritu Phogat(Instagram/rituphogat48)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 08:43 PM IST

CWG silver medallist Bindyarani Devi recalls lessons from ‘didi’ Mirabai Chanu

Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam won a silver medal in the women's 55kg final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, missing out on gold by the narrowest of margins.

Indian weightlifter Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam with her idol Mirabai Chanu at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (Instagram/_bindyarani)
Indian weightlifter Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam with her idol Mirabai Chanu at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (Instagram/_bindyarani)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 06:12 PM IST

‘It was a bad day for us’: India defender Jarmanpreet Singh on CWG final loss

Just when the expectations of an elusive gold medal were high, India endured one of its worst defeats against a formidable Australian unit.

Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar and PR Sreejesh after the end of men's hockey final between India and Australia.(PTI)
Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar and PR Sreejesh after the end of men's hockey final between India and Australia.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 05:37 PM IST

Nitu Ghanghas: From contemplating quitting to punching her way to gold at CWG

Nitu Ghanghas produced a commanding show against local favourite Demie-Jade Rezstan to claim the gold medal in the women's 48kg category at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Nitu Ghanghas poses for a photo after winning a gold medal in the women’s 48kg boxing at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham(ANI)
Nitu Ghanghas poses for a photo after winning a gold medal in the women’s 48kg boxing at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham(ANI)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 05:19 PM IST

CWG 2022: Sports ministry takes note of Lovlina Borgohain's angry tweet

The Indian boxing squad arrived at the Games Village in Birmingham on Sunday night, following a 15-day training camp in Ireland. However, Lovlina's personal coach Sandhya Gurung was not allowed entry after she failed to produce an accreditation.

Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain with coach Sandhya Gurung (Instagram/lovlina_borgohain)
Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain with coach Sandhya Gurung (Instagram/lovlina_borgohain)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 09:20 PM IST

Jordan Leavitt says Paddy Pimblett in ‘disadvantage’ at UFC London

Paddy Pimblett is more experienced between the two, but Jordan Leavitt is certain that things won't be easy for the Liverpool fighter despite the local support.

Jordan Leavitt and Paddy Pimblett will fight at UFC London(YouTube)
Jordan Leavitt and Paddy Pimblett will fight at UFC London(YouTube)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 03:31 PM IST

'He ain't no Shawn Michaels, or Bret Hart': Seth Rollins makes big statement

In an exclusive interaction with Hindustan Times, Seth Rollins gave fans a teaser of what future has in store, which undoubtedly looks very exciting.

Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns(WWE)
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns(WWE)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 07:08 AM IST

Neeraj Chopra aims to shatter 90m-barrier at World Championship

Neeraj Chopra will be wishing for another memorable throw and hopes to join a list that has only one Indian name – former long jumper Anju Bobby George, who had won the bronze medal at the 2003 Paris World Championships.

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra throws a javelin while training (Under Armour)
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra throws a javelin while training (Under Armour)
Published on Jul 18, 2022 02:49 PM IST

MFN: Puja Tomar's hardwork in Wushu pays dividends in Mixed-Martial Arts

Puja Tomar will be seen in action in the forthcoming edition of Matrix Fight Night (MFN), scheduled to be held at the Siri Fort complex in New Delhi on June 24.

Indian MMA fighter Puja Tomar(Instagram/tomar_puja)
Indian MMA fighter Puja Tomar(Instagram/tomar_puja)
Published on Jun 23, 2022 08:35 AM IST

A Sachin Tendulkar fan who is now coach of Afghanistan football team

Having graduated from the prestigious Johan Cruyff Academy in Holland, Dastgir was not always a football fan; in fact, he admired Sachin Tendulkar as a kid growing up in New Delhi's Tilak Nagar.

Anoush Dastgir(Anoush Dastgir/Instagram)
Anoush Dastgir(Anoush Dastgir/Instagram)
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 09:30 AM IST
By, Kolkata
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