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Early adversity in Contender Series can't halt Phil Rowe's move into UFC

Phil Rowe had to survive a rough start to his fight on Dana White’s Contender Series, but the welterweight came on strong and ended up getting the show’s only UFC …read more

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Masvidal accepts Diaz challenge, wants Dec. fight

After being called out by Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal has accepted the challenge and wants to schedule a fight between the two in December, he said Tuesday. …read more

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McGregor salutes Diaz, alludes to trilogy fight

Conor McGregor congratulated Nate Diaz for his win at UFC 241 and hinted that he would be open for a trilogy fight. …read more

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Posted on August 20, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Rousey nearly loses finger while filming TV show

Ronda Rousey nearly lost her middle finger recently while filming the Fox show 9-1-1, she posted Tuesday on Instagram. …read more

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Posted on August 20, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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In her mind, Mallory Martin sees herself becoming a UFC fighter

Mallory Martin has incorporated visualization and other mental training techniques into her MMA preparation. She’ll try and bring her visions to a reality on DWCS. …read more

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Posted on August 20, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Ngannou calls UFC heavyweight title picture 'very frustrating'

Francis Ngannou says he is deserving of the next UFC heavyweight title shot. Will he get it? Here are his comments, plus the best moments from the latest episode of …read more

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Posted on August 19, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Cormier apologizes to fans; no word on future

Daniel Cormier apologized to his fans and coaches on social media on Monday, but was non-committal about his UFC future. …read more

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Posted on August 19, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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ONE Championship to air on U.S. TV for 1st time

An October card featuring Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson will be the first ONE Championship event to air on U.S. television. …read more

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19 MMA thoughts, including how Miocic's persistence paid off in gold

Stipe Miocic insisted on sitting out until he received a UFC title rematch with Daniel Cormier. He got it and again became the champ. Ariel Helwani shares his thoughts, …read more

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What's next for Nate Diaz, Stipe Miocic and others from UFC 241?

Nate Diaz is back, which calls for shrewd matchmaking. Stipe Miocic is champ again with an array of challenges in front of him. Here are Brett Okamoto’s favorite options. …read more

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Five Rounds: Is Stipe Miocic the greatest heavyweight in UFC history?

Stipe Miocic avenged his 2018 loss to Daniel Cormier and regained the UFC heavyweight championship, Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero went to war and Nate Diaz made an instant splash …read more

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Jon Jones leads Twitter reaction to Miocic's win over Cormier

Jon Jones, the archrival of Daniel Cormier, was one of many in sports and entertainment to react to Stipe Miocic’s UFC heavyweight title victory over Cormier at UFC 241. …read more

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Live updates from Cormier vs. Miocic

Daniel Cormier defends his heavyweight belt against Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 in Anaheim. …read more

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Posted on August 18, 2019, 5:16 am By
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Miocic knocks out Cormier to reclaim UFC crown

Stipe Miocic got his revenge, knocking out Daniel Cormier in the fourth round to reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship Saturday night at UFC 241 in Anaheim, California. …read more

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Posted on August 18, 2019, 5:16 am By
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Diaz bests Pettis in first UFC fight in 3 years

In his highly anticipated return to the octagon, Nate Diaz was dominant in a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis. …read more

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Costa tops Romero in epic back-and-forth brawl at UFC 241

Paulo Costa edged Yoel Romero on the scorecards after a bloody bout that was a fight of the year contender. Here’s how that — and other UFC 241 fights — …read more

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Posted on August 18, 2019, 4:16 am By
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UFC 241: Fight-by-fight analysis

Before Daniel Cormier defends his heavyweight title and Nate Diaz makes his return to the Octagon, there are several fights with key implications. Here’s how they’re going down. …read more

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Posted on August 17, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Sources: Nunes to defend title vs. de Randamie

Amanda Nunes, who is also champion at the 145-pound weight class, will defend her bantamweight title (135 pounds) against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in Las …read more

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Posted on August 17, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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Why did Nate Diaz disappear for three years after the biggest fight of his life?

Nate Diaz vanished from the UFC after his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 202, but is now returning to the Octagon at UFC 241. Why has Diaz stayed away? …read more

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Sources: Velasquez to wrestle on U.S. lucha cards

Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez, who made his pro-wrestling debut at AAA Triplemania earlier this month, has signed on to wrestle on Lucha Libre AAA’s cards Sept. 15 in New …read more

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UFC's Velasquez to wrestle on lucha cards in U.S.

Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez, who made his pro-wrestling debut at AAA Triplemania earlier this month, has signed on to wrestle on Lucha Libre AAA’s cards Sept. 15 in New …read more

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Posted on August 17, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Sources: Njokuani among nine gone from Bellator

Former headliners Chidi Njokuani, Hisaki Kato and Noad Lahat are among nine fighters who are no longer under a Bellator contract. …read more

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UFC 241 viewers guide - Nate Diaz looking to make a statement in return

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic met last summer and the UFC heavyweight championship changed hands. Will there be another dethroning on Saturday? Also: Nate Diaz! He’s back! …read more

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Posted on August 16, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC 241 viewers guide - Nate Daiz looking to make a statement in return

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic met last summer and the UFC heavyweight championship changed hands. Will there be another dethroning on Saturday? Also: Nate Diaz! He’s back! …read more

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Sources: Njokuani among nine gone from Bellator

Former headliners Chidi Njokuani, Hisaki Kato and Noad Lahat are among nine fighters who are no longer under a Bellator contract. …read more

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Cormier, Miocic hit scale lighter than for '18 fight

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic will both be carrying less weight Saturday than they did for their fight last July. …read more

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Posted on August 16, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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UFC 241: Daniel Cormier's guide for young professional fighters

Daniel Cormier is a former Olympic wrestler, UFC champion in two different weight classes and future Hall of Famer. Now 40 and near the end of his career, Cormier provides …read more

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Posted on August 16, 2019, 1:46 pm By
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Games of the weak: This month's not-so-great events to (maybe) watch

Not every sporting event can be the World Series, you know? Like, for example, these two upcoming games. …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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This minor league mascot is s'more than a suit -- he's (camp)fire

A catchy nickname and a resemblance to Guy Fieri have made Toasty — the new mascot of the Rocky Mountain Vibes — the toast of baseball. In honor of National …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Heavy wait: Stipe Miocic on fighting fires (and Daniel Cormier)

Stipe Miocic has been waiting a long time for another shot at Daniel Cormier. We sat down with him to talk about fighting for the UFC heavyweight title — and …read more

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Tape of the tales: Best backstory nuggets for UFC 242

Hey, everybody loves the traditional tale of the tape. But know what else we all enjoy? Great back stories that make us care! …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Video shows McGregor hitting man in Dublin bar

In a video from April, which was obtained by TMZ Sports, Conor McGregor is shown pumping his fist in the air before throwing a jab at a man seated at …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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UFC 241: Why did Nate Diaz disappear for three years after the biggest fight of his life?

Nate Diaz vanished from the UFC after his fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 202, but is now returning to the Octagon at UFC 241. Why has Diaz stayed away? …read more

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Nate Diaz lights up joint at UFC open workout

Nate Diaz lit up a joint during Wednesday’s open workout at Honda Center and proceeded to pass it to his videographer and then some fans watching in the front row. …read more

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Ariel & The Bad Guy: Is Nate Diaz's return vs. Pettis too tough a task?

Yes, UFC fans are thrilled to see Nate Diaz return after a three-year layoff. But did he make a mistake in taking a fight with Anthony Pettis? We …read more

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UFC's Ngannou joins cast of 'Fast & Furious 9'

Francis Ngannou, the heavyweight knockout artist, has been added to the cast of the upcoming “Fast & Furious 9.” …read more

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Posted on August 15, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Zingano cut by UFC, cites 'project' as reason

Cat Zingano, who is ranked No. 7 among women’s bantamweights in all of mixed martial arts by ESPN, has been cut by UFC. She told ESPN that she couldn’t put …read more

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Posted on August 14, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Fighting Cormier in the clinch could spell doom for Miocic at UFC 241

Stipe Miocic must use his advantages in size and power while fighting at distance in order to reclaim the UFC heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier on Saturday night. …read more

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Fighting Cormier in the clinch could again spell doom for Miocic

Stipe Miocic must use his advantages in size and power while fighting at distance in order to reclaim the UFC heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier on Saturday night. …read more

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Inside a 24-hour firehouse shift with UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic

Former UFC champion Stipe Miocic will challenge Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight belt on Saturday. But his training was put on hold for a 24-hour shift at the local firehouse. …read more

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Four winners welcomed to UFC at Contender Series

Dana White welcomed four new competitors to UFC at this week’s Contender Series, including prospect William Knight. …read more

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Sources: Overeem-Harris to headline Dec. event

Alistair Overeem and rising prospect Walt Harris have verbally agreed to a five-round heavyweight bout that will headline a UFC Fight Night event in December, sources said. …read more

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Posted on August 13, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Texas prosecutors seek death penalty for Marks

Prosecutors in Texas have filed formal notice to seek the death penalty against MMA fighter Cedric Marks, who has been indicted in the murder of two people. …read more

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Posted on August 13, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Sources: Kennedy Freeman signs with Bellator

Kennedy Freeman, daughter of former British MMA star Ian Freeman, has signed a multifight deal with Bellator, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Struve to return to action Dec. 7 vs. Rothwell

Stefan Struve will return to action on Dec. 7 versus Ben Rothwell, the UFC announced Tuesday. …read more

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Posted on August 13, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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The next Rashad Evans? Devin Smyth uses godfather as inspiration

Devin Smyth has been around the UFC since he was a preteen, thanks to his godfather, former champion Rashad Evans. Now Smyth hopes to join the UFC roster via Dana …read more

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UFC's biggest problem -- and the unlikeliest man to solve it

Fighter Frank Trigg spent his 15-year career loudly admonishing UFC officials. He believes they cost him millions. This is the story of why he has reentered the octagon to fix …read more

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Posted on August 13, 2019, 12:46 pm By
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Allan tests positive in wake of win at Sacramento

John Allan, who defeated Mike Rodriguez on the undercard of UFC Sacramento a month ago, has failed a drug test, ESPN confirmed. …read more

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Posted on August 13, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Daniel Cormier: After Stipe Miocic, it's Jon Jones or retirement

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier says there’s only one fight he’s interested in after Saturday’s UFC 241 main event bout with Stipe Miocic. …read more

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23 MMA thoughts, including why a Shevchenko-Nunes trilogy can wait

Valentina Shevchenko-Amanda Nunes III seems logical, but waiting to book the matchup might be of greater benefit to the UFC. Ariel Helwani shares his thoughts, as well as what …read more

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Posted on August 12, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Breaking down the PFL heavyweight and light heavyweight playoffs

When the PFL’s heavyweights and light heavyweights return to action on Oct. 31 in Las Vegas, each division will go from eight playoff competitors down to a championship fight. Here’s …read more

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Posted on August 12, 2019, 12:46 pm By
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Sources: Hooker, Iaquinta agree to Oct. 5 bout

Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker has been verbally agreed to for UFC 243 on Oct. 5 in Melbourne, Australia, multiple sources told ESPN. …read more

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Posted on August 12, 2019, 2:16 am By
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What's next for Shevchenko, Luque and other UFC Uruguay fighters?

Valentina Shevchenko showed her dominance in defending her flyweight belt on Saturday night. Where do she and the others who fought in Montevideo go from here? …read more

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Posted on August 11, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Five Rounds: Is Shevchenko's dominance good or bad for the UFC?

Valentina Shevchenko defended her UFC flyweight belt for the second time on Saturday, and no end appears in sight. Is this dominance what the UFC wants? …read more

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Posted on August 11, 2019, 6:16 am By
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Luque defeats Perry by split decision after bloody brawl in Uruguay

Vicente Luque and Mike Perry had a back-and-forth battle on Saturday in Montevideo, Uruguay but the Brazilian came away with the close split-decision victory. …read more

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Posted on August 11, 2019, 4:16 am By
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Shevchenko routs Carmouche to retain UFC title

UFC women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko dominated Liz Carmouche from start to finish, sweeping the judges’ scorecards in a five-round unanimous decision to retain her title Saturday night. …read more

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California suspends Ladd's bantamweight license

California State Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster confirmed to ESPN that Aspen Ladd’s license to compete at bantamweight has been suspended pending documentation from doctors. …read more

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Round 1: Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round and took his belt

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Posted on August 9, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Viewers guide: Can Carmouche pull off a stunner against Shevchenko?

Valentina Shevchenko has dominated since the UFC formed a women’s flyweight division in 2018. Can former title challenger Liz Carmouche pull off the upset and earn a title? …read more

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Posted on August 9, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Champ Shevchenko, Carmouche make weight

Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche both made weight ahead of their headlining fight at UFC Fight Night in Uruguay. …read more

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Sordi and Goltsov seal No. 1 seeds with dominant outings at PFL 6

Heavyweights and light heavyweights closed out the PFL’s regular season Thursday night, highlighted by a pair of stellar performances in a pair of fights between heavyweight and light heavyweight front-runners. …read more

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Sources: Ladd, Gadelha bouts highlight D.C. card

Sources tell ESPN that the UFC is close to finalizing two high-profile women’s bouts that will feature Aspen Ladd and Claudia Gadelha, respectively, for a Fight Night card on Dec. …read more

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Sources: Ladd, Gadelha bouts highlight D.C. card

Sources tell ESPN that the UFC is close to finalizing two high-profile women’s bouts that will feature Aspen Ladd and Claudia Gadelha, respectively, for a Fight Night card on Dec. …read more

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Carmouche hopes she's found key to beating Shevchenko -- underwater

Liz Carmouche will face dominant flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday in Uruguay. Her secret to beating the odds and winning gold? Underwater training. …read more

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Ariel & The Bad Guy: What went wrong with Cyborg and the UFC?

Instead of becoming one of the faces of the UFC, Cris Cyborg had her rocky relationship with the company come to an end last week. What happened? Ariel …read more

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Posted on August 8, 2019, 3:46 am By
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Edgar planning move down to bantamweight

Frankie Edgar will move down to bantamweight for his next fight, his manager tells ESPN. …read more

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Posted on August 7, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Shevchenko's takedown defense will be vital vs. Carmouche

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko has never been taken down in a 125-pound fight, which presents a challenge for Liz Carmouche, who relies heavily on her wrestling. …read more

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Who's the most untouchable champion in the UFC?

Who is the most dominant champion in the UFC right now? With Valentina Shevchenko’s return to action on Saturday, our panelists make their picks. …read more

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PFL's Kelvin Tiller doubles down with second shot at $1 million

After a first-round playoff exit as the No. 2 seed in 2018, “The Mama’s Boy” is again making noise as he aims for the PFL’s top prize. …read more

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Shevchenko's takedown defense will be vital versus Carmouche

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko has never been taken down in a 125-pound fight, which presents a challenge for Liz Carmouche, who relies heavily on her wrestling. …read more

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Sources: Holm to fight Oct. 5 at site of Rousey KO

Holly Holm has agreed to meet Raquel Pennington at UFC 243 on Oct. 5 in Melbourne, Australia, the site of her stunning knockout of Ronda Rousey in 2015, sources told …read more

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Sources: Holm set for UFC 243, site of Rousey KO

Holly Holm has agreed to meet Raquel Pennington at UFC 243 on Oct. 5 in Melbourne, Australia, the site of her stunning knockout of Ronda Rousey in 2015, sources told …read more

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UFC signs lightweight Morales after upset KO; two others earn contracts

Three rising prospects received UFC contracts after winning performances on Tuesday, including a one-shot KO upset for lightweight Omar Morales. …read more

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Magomedsharipov-Kattar to co-headline Oct. 18

A featherweight bout between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar will co-headline UFC Fight Night on Oct. 18, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Tuesday. …read more

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Magomedsharipov-Kattar to headline Oct. 18 card

A featherweight bout between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar will co-headline UFC Fight Night on Oct. 18, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Tuesday. …read more

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Santos wasn't going to stop against Jones, 'even on one leg'

A month removed from pushing Jon Jones to the limit at UFC 239, Thiago Silva offers an update on his health as well as his thoughts about the fight and …read more

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Herbert Burns hopes to clear one last hurdle to claim UFC contract

Burns has been through the highs and lows of a promising run in ONE Fighting Championships. Dana White’s Contender Series represents his best chance at a UFC contract. …read more

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Ben Askren: 'I messed up my life's goal' losing to Jorge Masvidal

Ben Askren said his dream of fighting for the UFC’s welterweight title ended in his KO loss to Jorge Masvidal in July. Here are those comments, plus the best moments …read more

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Sources: UFC finalizing Anderson-Walker fight

The UFC is close to making a light heavyweight fight between Corey Anderson and Johnny Walker, sources told ESPN. …read more

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20 MMA thoughts, including why you can't deny Covington a title shot

Colby Covington put on a complete performance in defeating Robbie Lawler, one worthy of being next in line for a welterweight title shot. Ariel Helwani shares his thoughts, as …read more

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What to watch for at PFL 6

Top heavyweights Kelvin Tiller and Denis Goltsov close out PFL 6, but a lot of eyes will also be on Umar Nurmagomedov’s PFL debut. Here’s everything you need to know …read more

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What's next for Colby Covington? A long-awaited welterweight title fight

Colby Covington put on a clinic in his victory over Robbie Lawler. There’s nothing standing between him and a title shot against Kamaru Usman. Here’s what’s next for Covington and …read more

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Covington dominates Lawler to solidify title shot

Colby Covington solidified earning a shot at defending welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Saturday as he dominated Robbie Lawler at UFC Fight Night in Newark, New Jersey. …read more

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Miller wins clash of UFC veterans with 58-second submission

Jim Miller closed out an eventful UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Lawler undercard with a highlight-reel first-round guillotine choke finish against Clay Guida. …read more

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Covington-Lawler clash official following weigh-in

Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler both made weight Friday morning for their headlining bout at UFC Newark. …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Lawler live results

Before Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler battle in the UFC Fight Night main event, there are several bouts with key implications. Follow the action live. …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Lawler live results

Before Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler battle in the UFC Fight Night main event, there are several bouts with key implications. Here’s how they’re going down. …read more

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With second chance, Alvarez reaches ONE final

Given a second chance in the tournament, Eddie Alvarez mounted a comeback win over Eduard Folayang to advance to the ONE lightweight grand prix final. …read more

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Dana White: UFC is 'out of the Cyborg business'

Dana White said Friday that he is waiving any contractual matching rights the UFC owns on Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino. …read more

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Dana White: UFC is 'out of the Cyborg business'

Dana White said Friday that he is waiving any contractual matching rights UFC owns on Cris “Cyborg” Justino. …read more

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Alvarez in ONE lightweight grand prix final

Given a second chance in the tournament, Eddie Alvarez mounted a comeback win over Eduard Folayang to advance to the ONE lightweight grand prix final. …read more

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How Colby Covington became the UFC's biggest villain

Colby Covington went from being an anonymous fighter on the UFC roster to the most controversial competitor around. How? He opened his mouth. …read more

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Viewers guide: Can Lawler stop Covington's hunt for a title shot?

Colby Covington won an interim UFC title last year but was passed over for a shot at the real welterweight belt. He has been promised an opportunity if he can …read more

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Posted on August 1, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Viewer's guide: Can Lawler stop Covington's hunt for a title shot?

Colby Covington won an interim UFC title last year but was passed over for a shot at the real welterweight belt. He has been promised an opportunity if he can …read more

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Why Covington's takedown ability will set the tone against Lawler

Colby Covington will need to increase his striking volume and use his wrestling to negate the knockout power of Robbie Lawler on Saturday. …read more

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Ariel & The Bad Guy: Is UFC negligent by booking BJ Penn?

BJ Penn is a UFC Hall of Famer, but he’s lost the last seven times he has been in the Octagon. Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen debate whether it’s OK …read more

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Sources: UFC close to finalizing Lewis vs. Ivanov

The UFC is close to finalizing a bout between heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov for UFC 244 in November, sources tell ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. …read more

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Contender Series fighter cut after failed drug test

Brazilian light heavyweight Antonio Trocoli, who recently earned a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, has been released by the promotion due to a failed drug test, officials confirmed …read more

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From the Octagon to the ring: Cain Velasquez embraces Lucha libre

The world of professional wrestling might not seem like the easiest fit for former UFC champion Cain Velasquez, but he’s thrown himself headfirst into lucha libre. …read more

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Four more big performances on Contender Series lead to UFC deals

Rodrigo Nascimento, Tracy Cortez, Aalon Cruz and Aleksa Camur impress Dana White with their Contender Series victories, and now the UFC president is their boss. …read more

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