Fighters On The Rise | UFC 284: Makhachev vs Volkanovski

Make Sure You Know Which Athletes Have Momentum Heading Into UFC 284: Makhachev vs Volkanovski
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Dana White responds to Islam Makhachev’s comments about UFC 284 promotion: ‘What does he know about what’s going on?’

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Dana White is pushing back at Islam Makhachev’s recent comments about the marketing for UFC 284.
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Video: Did Fedor Emelianenko 'for sure' retire as the MMA heavyweight GOAT?

The remarkable career of Fedor Emelianenko came to an end this past Saturday at Bellator 290, where the former Pride legend was TKO’d in Round 1 by heavyweight champion Ryan …read more

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Chimaev Anticipates Meeting ‘The Reaper’ In Next Fight

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Khamzat Chimaev might be off to Middleweight for his next time out.
The current No. 3-ranked contender in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s …read more

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‘Prepare yourself mentally’ for McGregor’s UFC title shot, says Bisping

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UFC champ Alex Pereira responds to critics of his wrestling, cites takedown on Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has responded to those questioning his wrestling ability.
Pereira, a former two-division Glory Kickboxing champion, has experienced an incredibly successful transition to MMA. Like fellow ex-kickboxer …read more

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Dana White says Makhachev vs. Volkanovski is ‘top 5 biggest fights of all time in UFC history’

While appearing on the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White called Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski the biggest fight the UFC has ever had.

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Joe Rogan holding out hope that Francis Ngannou returns to the UFC to face Jon Jones in the future: “The perfect world”

UFC commentator Joe Rogan is holding out hope that Francis Ngannou will return to the promotion. ‘The Predator’ famously left the UFC last month, after failing to come to terms …read more

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Islam Makhachev plans to bring Alexander Volkanovski into “the deep ocean” and “finish him there” at UFC 284

Islam Makhachev plans to drag Alexander Volkanovski into the deep waters at UFC 284 en route to a finish. Makhachev is set for his first title defense in the main …read more

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MMA Coach John Kavanagh Offers To Train Ireland’s National Police Service

Conor McGregor’s longtime MMA coach, John Kavanagh, recently offered his services to Irish law enforcement. The President of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association responded to a tweet from Simon …read more

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Dana White: UFC title fight awaits Jiri Prochazka when he's 100 percent healthy

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White has guaranteed a title fight for Jiri Prochazka when he returns.
Prochazka opted to vacate his UFC light heavyweight title after suffering a severe …read more

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Ryan Bader hoping to face Francis Ngannou next to prove legitimacy as champion: “To to go out there and beat him, and there’s no question I’m legit”

Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is hoping that he can share the cage with Francis Ngannou. ‘Darth’ returned over the weekend in the main event of Bellator 290. In the …read more

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White: UFC 284 PPV Numbers Expected To Break Conor McGregor-Held Record

UFC 284 is trending towards breaking a regional pay-per-view record in Australia and New Zealand that’s held by a Conor McGregor card. Islam Makhachev will defend his lightweight title against …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev calls to face “nice guy” Robert Whittaker next: “We are going to have fun at the press conference and fight each other”

UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev has settled on a weight class, and who he wants to fight next. ‘Borz’ has been out of action since his first-round submission win over …read more

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Jamahal Hill Responds To Callout: “Chubby Will Turn You Into A Meme”

New UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jamahal Hill has taken exception to a recent callout. Hill got his hands on the undisputed light heavyweight gold last month at UFC 283 in …read more

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Bellator champion Johnny Eblen believes he would beat Alex Pereira “ten times out of ten” in possible fight: “He would have had to start wrestling 10 years ago”

Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen feels good about a fight against Alex Pereira. ‘The Human Cheat Code’ returned to the cage over the weekend in the co-main event of Bellator …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski Shares Expected Trash Talk For Islam Makhachev

UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski not only plans on defeating Islam Makhachev but also taunting him during the fight. Volkanovski and Makhachev will square off in the UFC 284 headliner …read more

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Bellator 290 Main Card Attracts More Than 1 Million Viewers to CBS

Bellator MMA’s debut on CBS averaged 1.068 million viewers on Saturday night, according to ShowBuzz Daily. …read more

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Makhachev wants a KO of Volkanovski at UFC 284

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Emmett ‘Living The Ultimate Dream’ Ahead Of UFC 284

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Josh Emmett has come a long way from the Las Vegas nosebleeds.
The No. 5-ranked featherweight title contender is just one …read more

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UFC 284 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘Just when you think you can’t go any harder, show them you can’

The second episode of UFC 284 Embedded features Alexander Volkanovski grinding through a brutal training session, Islam Makhachev winding down in the Australian water, Randy Brown taking in the wildlife …read more

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Fergie: McNacker Took ‘Easy Road’ Against Chandler

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UFC lightweights have no love for the 155-pound “Iron” man. Longtime UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson claims he was approached by …read more

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Sung Hyun Park: Jet lag the culprit for longer-than-wanted submission win

LAS VEGAS – Sung Hyun Park beat Seung Guk Choi with a third-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 218 in Las Vegas.
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Coach Conversation | Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski

Elite MMA Coaches Break Down Saturday’s UFC 284 Lightweight Championship Main Event
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Kevin Lee re-signs with UFC, expects to return in spring

Kevin Lee at weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 35 in August 2021. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The ‘Motown Phenom’ expects to return to the …read more

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Iowa’s Tony Cassioppi Eyes MMA Run After Wrestling | UFC Fight Pass

University of Iowa’s Tony Cassioppi Is Not Only A Three Time All-American, But A Silver Gloves Boxer And Kickboxing Tournament Winner With His Eye On The Octagon.
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Ryan Bader Wants To Prove He’s “Legit” By Beating Francis Ngannou

Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader would be happy to welcome free agent Francis Ngannou to his promotion. Last month, Ngannou’s jump into unrestricted free agency was confirmed after he turned …read more

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Bellator 290 draws just over 1 million average viewers on CBS

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Bellator 290, the promotion’s first-ever card on CBS, averaged 1.068 million viewers for its two-plus hour broadcast.
The card, which took place at 9 …read more

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Jeong Yeong Lee expected that split call that left him unsatisfied

LAS VEGAS – Jeong Yeong Lee beat Yi Zha with a split decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 218 in Las Vegas.
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Daniel Cormier says Stipe Miocic is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, not Fedor Emelianenko

Daniel Cormier is saying it is Stipe Miocic that is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, not Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor Emelianenko (40-7 MMA) retired this past Saturday, February 4th, …read more

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Yair Rodriguez promises to KO Josh Emmett to win the interim featherweight title at UFC 284: “I have better tools”

Yair Rodriguez is confident he will become the interim featherweight champion on Saturday at UFC 284. Rodriguez is set to take on Emmett in the co-main event of UFC 284 …read more

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John McCarthy warns Michael Chandler against throwing caution to the wind in UFC fight with Conor McGregor: “It is the dumbest idea ever”

John McCarthy is warning Michael Chandler against throwing caution to the wind in his UFC fight with Conor McGregor. UFC President, Dana White, announced this past Saturday that McGregor (22-6 …read more

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Daniel Cormier Names His Heavyweight GOAT Fighter

Former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has opined on who he believes is the greatest heavyweight fighter in MMA history. Cormier retired from the UFC in 2020 following a trilogy …read more

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John McCarthy: Michael Chandler's exciting style 'dumbest idea ever' vs. Conor McGregor

John McCarthy says Michael Chandler will be in trouble if he doesn’t employ a different strategy against Conor McGregor.
Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will …read more

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Chael Sonnen Asks Alexander Volkanovski’s Doubters: ‘You Know More Than Him?’

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has laid down an important question for those who continue to doubt Alexander Volkanovski. Currently, Volkanovski not only sits on the featherweight throne …read more

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UFC Set To Open Groundbreaking New Performance Institute

The location for the UFC’s next Performance Institute has been revealed. The first UFC PI was opened in Las Vegas, Nevada back in May 2017. The $14 million facility provides …read more

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Latest UFC San Antonio Fight Card, ESPN Lineup

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Top bantamweight contenders Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen collide in a hard-hitting battle for the right to stay alive in …read more

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Glover Teixeira reflects on final UFC war and the moment he decided it was time to retire: ‘I didn’t have anything planned’

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Glover Teixeira entered the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 21 with one goal in …read more

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UFC 284 preview: Here comes the Lookboonmee!

Loma Lookboonmee punching Denise Gomes at UFC Vegas 60. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Get the dirt on the early contests out of UFC …read more

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KS-Bye: Thirsty Woodley Rejected By YouTuber

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He’s just not that into you. Tyron Woodley really wants to box YouTube sensation KSI.
Unfortunately for the former UFC …read more

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UFC 284 'Embedded,' No. 2: Check out Alexander Volkanovski's 'hardest session' in training

The UFC is back with its second pay-per-view of the year, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.
UFC 284 takes …read more

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Johnny Eblen believes he’s ‘a style matchup disaster’ for Alex Pereira: ‘I beat him 10 times out of 10’

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Johnny Eblen isn’t pulling any punches: He thinks he would smash …read more

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Jon Jones discusses his new heavyweight physique ahead of UFC 285 title fight with Ciryl Gane: “I think when the fans see me, they’ll be surprised “

Jon Jones is weeks away from making his transition to the UFC heavyweight division. The former UFC light heavyweight champion believes fans will be “surprised” when they scan his new …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Stipe Miocic, not Fedor Emelianenko, greatest MMA heavyweight of all time

Daniel Cormier hails Fedor Emelianenko as a heavyweight great, but he’s not No. 1.
Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) retired this past Saturday after a first-round knockout loss to heavyweight champion …read more

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Robert Whittaker: I'm 'a hellish fight for both' Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya

Despite achieving the greatest of heights in the UFC, Robert Whittaker believes he still hasn’t reached his ceiling.
The former UFC middleweight champion feels like his game is still on an …read more

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Chris Weidman Gives Timeframe For UFC Return, Ideal Opponent

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is inching closer to a return following a long recovery from a nasty leg injury he suffered at UFC 261. Weidman suffered a serious …read more

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Mike Perry ready to go against Jake Paul if Tommy Fury drops out yet again: ‘I think I’m the tougher fight’

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If Tommy Fury fails to show up to fight Jake Paul on Feb. 26, Mike Perry will be more than ready …read more

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Jones Expects Fans To Be ‘Surprised’ By New Physique

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who will (finally) make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane in the UFC 285 pay-per-view (PPV) main …read more

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Zero strikes landed! - UFC Stats Review: Spivac shuts out Lewis

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Heck of a Morning: Will Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler get you to watch The Ultimate Fighter?

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Conor McGregor is set to return to competition later on this year against Michael Chandler. While that will …read more

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Diana Avsaragova apologizes for Bellator 290 weight miss: 'It's totally my fault'

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Diana Avsaragova is not 100 percent satisfied with her return this past Saturday.
The unbeaten Russian prospect is glad she beat former title challenger Alejandra Lara at Bellator …read more

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Jack Della Maddalena Names UFC Legend Whose Style ‘Got Him Hooked’ On MMA

Rising welterweight Jack Della Maddalena became “hooked” on mixed martial arts after seeing the style of one UFC and PRIDE legend. It hasn’t taken Della Maddalena long to establish himself …read more

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Islam Makhachev Wants to Alter Perceptions, KO Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284

Like Khabib Nurmagomedov before him, Islam Makhachev has made his name in the UFC through his wrestling and grappling. …read more

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O'Malley 'very happy' with 8-fight UFC extension

Bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley, one of the UFC’s top rising stars and most colorful personalities, says he is “very happy” with his eight-fight contract extension with the promotion. …read more

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Tony Ferguson reacts to Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight booking: “Maybe it’s a good idea he takes the easy road”

Tony Ferguson is reacting to the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight booking. UFC President, Dana White, announced last Saturday that McGregor and Chandler will coach The Ultimate Fighter 31 …read more

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Jorge Masvidal slams Jake Paul for his constant attacks on UFC President Dana White: “What the f**k have you done in this sport, but feed yourself?”

Jorge Masvidal is slamming Jake Paul for his constant attacks on UFC President Dana White. Speaking with Ariel Helwani on a recent appearance on ‘The MMA Hour’, Jorge was discussing …read more

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UFC to Open Performance Institute in Mexico in Late 2023

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to open a third Performance Institute in Mexico City in the fourth quarter of 2023. …read more

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Jimmy Crute says Alonzo Menifield preparing for wrong person: 'I'm gonna blow him out the water' at UFC 284

Jimmy Crute vows to be coming back as a different fighter at UFC 284.
Crute (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) returns from an over year-long layoff when he takes on Alonzo Menifield (13-3 …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Opines On Top Middleweight Fighter In The World

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal feels one of his American Top Team teammates is the best middleweight in the sport. Masvidal will return to face Gilbert Burns at …read more

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UFC Announces Major Expansion In Mexico

UFC To Open Performance Institute In Mexico City To Develop And Support MMA Athletes From Latin America
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UFC 284 Roundtable: Where does Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski rank among MMA’s best superfights?

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The UFC dips its toes back in the superfight waters for the first time in three years on Saturday night …read more

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Rockhold ‘will retire for good’ if he can’t KO Logan Paul

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“If I don’t knock Logan Paul out cold, I’d be f—ing — I’m out.” While most fighters are angling for …read more

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Jon Jones explains new contract and physique, has sights set on Stipe Miocic after UFC 285

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Jon Jones has packed on some extra muscle, and according to the former UFC light heavyweight champion, …read more

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Adam Fugitt's upset submission was 'every bit of what I imagined'

LAS VEGAS – Adam Fugitt beat Yusaku Kinoshita with a first-round TKO Saturday to open up the main card at UFC Fight Night 218 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside …read more

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Chandler targets 2M PPV buys vs McGregor: I have a level of ‘mystique’

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Michael Chandler foresees huge PPV numbers for his fight with Conor McGregor after TUF 31. After months of cutting …read more

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Lewis Plummets In Latest UFC Rankings Update

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Derrick Lewis is a former heavyweight title challenger with the promotion’s record for knockout victories, but “The Black Beast” continues …read more

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Joe Rogan Pleads With Francis Ngannou Not To Do One Thing

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has one request for Francis Ngannou as the former champion continues to explore free agency. Last month, Ngannou departed the MMA leader and left his …read more

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'Australia doesn't have wrestling': Watch Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski verbally spar before UFC 284

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski are both brimming with confidence ahead of their title showdown at UFC 284. They made that much clear in a joint interview Monday.
Lightweight champion Makhachev …read more

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Junyong Park still staying patient in UFC career after submission of Denis Tiuliulin

LAS VEGAS – Junyong Park beat Denis Tiuliulin with a first-round technical submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 218 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To Be A Coach After Fighting

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler expects his Ultimate Fighter 31 coaching gig to be his first and last. Chandler will face Conor McGregor as coaches on TUF 31 …read more

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Ngannou Agrees To Fury’s Special Rules: ‘What Else?’

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Ngannou is more than happy to fight Tyson Fury in a cage under Queensbury rules with four ounce gloves. Francis …read more

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White: UFC 284 to have ‘MSG-type gate,’ surpass McGregor's records

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Dana White foresees a huge return for this weekend’s upcoming UFC 284 PPV event. Dana White expects …read more

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‘I’m The Guy Taking The Risks’

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Moving up a weightclass is never easy, and challenging a champion like Islam Makhachev is even harder. So Alex ‘The …read more

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UFC 284 Clash: Crute Vs. Menifield!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight sluggers Jimmy Crute and Alonzo Menifield will battle this weekend (Sat., Feb. 11, 2023) …read more

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Morning Report: Michael Bisping: Conor McGregor ‘100 percent’ gets a title shot with win over Michael Chandler

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Conor McGregor always feels one win away from a title shot.
“The Notorious” former UFC featherweight and …read more

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 109 with Jimmy Crute, Parker Porter, Don Shainis, and Blake Bilder

The 109th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC 284. We’re first joined by the 12th-ranked UFC light heavyweight Jimmy Crute …read more

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UFC veterans in MMA and boxing action Feb. 10-12

The UFC is on pay-per-view this week for UFC 284, a massive event that takes place in Perth, Australia.
Elsewhere, many other MMA events are taking place that feature familiar names …read more

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Russian MMA Fighter With Neo-Nazi Tattoos Rewarded For ‘Denazification Of Ukraine’

A Russian MMA fighter with numerous neo-Nazi tattoos has been awarded a medal for his role in the ‘denazification of Ukraine’. Since his country’s invasion of Ukraine early last year, …read more

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Rinya Nakamura explains that extra Henderson-on-Bisping-like punch on Toshiomi Kazama

LAS VEGAS – Rinya Nakamura beat Toshiomi Kazama with a first-round knockout Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 218 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC to open new training facility in Mexico City

The UFC is will open its third Performance Institute training facility later this year and the location will be in Mexico City. …read more

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Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Superfight Gets Another Jolt

The latest update regarding a possible boxing superfight between WBC titleholder Tyson Fury and former UFC champion Francis Ngannou appears to have left the bout closer than ever. Last month, …read more

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Henry Cejudo explains why he isn’t giving Alexander Volkanovski a chance in UFC 284 title fight with Islam Makhachev: “There’s nothing that Alexander can do”

Henry Cejudo has explained why he doesn’t like Alexander Volkanovski’s chances against Islam Makhachev at UFC 284. This weekend, Alexander Volkanovski will dare to be great in his home country …read more

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Hey Not the Face! 10:  NEW UFC CONTRACTS!

June M. Williams

Episode 10 discussion: Our latest episode focuses on the changes we found in the newest UFC contracts, including sunset provisions and code …read more

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Fighter with neo-Nazi tattoos gets medal for ‘denazification’ of Ukraine

Mikhail Turkanov, a neo-Nazi MMA fighter who joined Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, was awarded the Order of Courage for his role in the war.  A Russian MMA fighter sporting neo-Nazi …read more

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Chris Weidman plans one more title run upon UFC return: “I’m not coming back to be a B-rated fighter or a gatekeeper”

Chris Weidman has made it clear that he wants to pursue another UFC middleweight title run upon returning. Between 2013 and 2015, Chris Weidman held the UFC middleweight championship and …read more

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Dana White reveals he paid Doo Ho Choi his win money following “insane” point deduction at UFC Vegas 68

UFC president Dana White has confirmed that he paid Doo Ho Choi his win money despite the majority draw against Kyle Nelson. After over two years away due to mandatory …read more

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Michael Bisping discusses the possibility of Conor McGregor earning a UFC title shot with a win over Michael Chandler: “That is a given”

Michael Bisping believes it is a ‘given’ that Conor McGregor will earn a UFC title shot if he’s able to defeat Michael Chandler. Last week, the UFC announced the return …read more

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Predictions! UFC 284 Early ‘Prelims’ Preview - Pt. 1

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing more “Prelims” fights to ESPN/ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Feb. 11, 2023) when UFC 284: “Makhachev …read more

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Midnight Mania! One Win Away From A Title Shot?

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! …read more

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2 Million PPV Buys ‘Very Achievable’ For McGregor Vs. Chandler

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Michael Chandler’s dream is coming true.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is set for possibly its biggest season since season 10 in …read more

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Lee Returns To UFC

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Kevin Lee is back.
ESPN confirmed today (Mon., Feb. 6, 2023) that Lee (19-7) has officially signed a new exclusive deal …read more

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Chris Gonzalez wants lightweight grand prix alternate spot after TKO of Max Rohskopf at Bellator 290

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Chris Gonzalez hopes he’s considered for an alternate spot in the lightweight grand prix after Bellator 290.
Gonzalez (8-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) rallied to take out Max Rohskopf in …read more

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UFC San Antonio poster released featuring Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen

Marlon “Chito” Vera | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen have a new site for their highly anticipated clash and that …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Kevin Lee, one-time interim UFC lightweight title challenger, re-signs with promotion

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One-time interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee is once again a UFC fighter.
Lee, 30, has re-signed with the promotion …read more

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Posted on February 7, 2023, 3:16 am By
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Kevin Lee agrees to new deal with UFC, expected to return in spring

Former interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee is returning to the UFC.
Lee (19-7 MMA, 11-7 UFC) has agreed to a new deal with the UFC to begin his second stint …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

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Modestas Bukauskas expects to finish Tyson Pedro at UFC 284 in his return to the Octagon: “The comeback story isn’t a comeback story until I win in the UFC”

Modestas Bukauskas is back in the UFC. Bukauskas made his debut in 2020 on Fight Island and scored a first-round TKO win over Andreas Michailidis. However, he then lost his …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

‘Jacare’ Souza, Vitor Belfort Eager for Rematch Under Boxing Rules

Among the intriguing fights announced for Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event was a clash between onetime UFC foes Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Kevin Lee Rejoins UFC Roster, Targets Spring Octagon Return

Former interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee is coming back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Whittaer: TKO loss to Pereira could be freeing for Adesanya

Referee Marc Goddard waves off Alex Pereira for the 5th round TKO win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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“The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee Announces His UFC Return

Kevin Lee has announced his return to the UFC after being released by the promotion two years ago. Monday, ESPN reported that Lee has signed an exclusive deal with the …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on February 7, 2023, 2:46 am By
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