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UFC 257 Weigh-in Results: Two Bouts Nixed After Three Fighters Fail To Make Weight

The Ultimate Fighting Championship puts on its first pay-per-view of 2021, and its third card in eight days, on Saturday. …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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UFC 257 Weigh-in Results: Two Fight Canceled

The UFC kicks off their 2021 pay-per-view season this Saturday night as Conor McGregor returns to rematch Dustin Poirier. McGregor is coming off a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone …read more

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UFC 257 weigh-in results: Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier make weight for rematch, two other fights canceled

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Conor McGregor set the tone early for Friday’s official UFC 257 weigh-ins.
The former two-division champion was the …read more

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Dana White to resume comeback talks with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas after UFC 257

UFC president Dana White remains convinced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will decide to return to the octagon, but also stated that if the current UFC lightweight champion opts not to make …read more

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McGregor calls cardio issue a ‘myth,’ wants ‘long bout’ with Poirier

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A more subdued Conor McGregor dismissed the “myth” about the cardio and conditioning issues he supposedly has. …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White says he has targeted a potential pirate and ‘will go guns-a-f*cking-blazing on this guy’ if he streams UFC 257

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Well that escalated quickly.
At the beginning of this year, UFC President Dana White promised ‘a surprise’ …read more

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UFC 257 weigh-in results: Conor McGregor first to the scale for Dustin Poirier rematch

Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon is set following Friday’s official UFC 257 weigh-in. He’ll square off with Dustin Poirier in a main event rematch on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

McGregor …read more

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UFC 257: Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola scratched from Abu Dhabi fight card

The fight card for UFC 257 just reduced from 12 to 11 with the news that the lightweight bout between Ottman Azaitar and Matt Frevola has been removed from the …read more

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Live! UFC 257 ceremonial weigh-ins and face-offs

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Ceremonial weigh-ins are back! See Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier face-off. It’s been around a year since we’ve seen a …read more

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Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor confirm $500k donation to The Good Fight Foundation for UFC 257

ABU DHABI – Conor McGregor is following through on his word to donate half a million dollars to Dustin Poirier’s charity.
When the matchup between McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and …read more

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UFC 257 video: McGregor and Poirier both make weight

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UFC 257’s main event is official, with both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier making the lightweight limit. Thankfully, the …read more

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Party with J-Lo, dinner with Bono, and the inside stories of Conor McGregor

Despite his star status, not all of McGregor’s stories have been documented. Learn about the UFC superstar through the words of those who know him best. …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 12:46 pm By
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Live! UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 weigh-in results and video

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See what happens on the scales ahead of UFC 257. This weekend Conor McGregor returns to UFC action, albeit under …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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UFC 257 video: Dan Hooker, Michael Chandler on weight for co-main event

ABU DHABI – The UFC 257 co-main event is official after Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler made weight.
At Friday’s official weigh-ins, Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Chandler (21-5 MMA, …read more

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UFC 257 video: Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor on weight for main event rematch

ABU DHABI – The final headliner on the current “Fight Island” stretch is official. Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor have made weight for their UFC 257 rematch.
At Friday’s official weigh-ins, …read more

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Conor, Poirier make weight for UFC 257 headliner

A non-title UFC lightweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is official for UFC 257 on Saturday, as both fighters successfully made weight during Friday’s weigh-in. …read more

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LIVE! UFC 257 Early Weigh-In Results!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has one last hurdle to clear before making this weekend’s fights official, and that comes early …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 10:46 am By
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UFC 257 weigh-in results and live video stream (6 a.m. ET)

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC 257 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 6 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take place at …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 9:16 am By
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Video: Watch UFC 257 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMA Junkie at 10 a.m. ET

ABU DHABI – UFC 257 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place Friday, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMA Junkie at 10 a.m. ET (7 …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 9:16 am By
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Daniel Cormier refutes Al Iaquinta’s claims regarding Dustin Poirier ahead of UFC 257

Former UFC champ-champ Daniel Cormier has refuted the claims made by Al Iaquinta regarding Dustin Poirier ahead of UFC 257. ‘Raging Al’ had previously slammed ‘The Diamond’ for his attempts …read more

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Georges St-Pierre shares his keys to victory for both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

Georges St-Pierre has shared his keys to victory for both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ahead of Saturday’s UFC 257 event. The mixed martial arts legend and former two-division UFC …read more

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After UFC debut win, France's Manon Fiorot hopes for chance to fight in Paris

ABU DHABI – Manon Fiorot beat Victoria Leonardo with a second-round TKO Wednesday to open the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the …read more

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Dana White provides further information on illegal streamer bust: “We’re watching his house, we’re listening to his phone conversations”

UFC president Dana White has been on a relentless pursuit to crack down on illegal streamers pirating the promotions product. Earlier today, the brash UFC boss announced that an illegal …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Main Event Prop Bets! McGregor KO Pays Off Just 2-1

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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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UFC 257 weigh-in video

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At the UFC 257 weigh-ins, all 24 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Matt Schnell thinks he was overlooked, UFC flyweights should take him seriously

ABU DHABI – Matt Schnell beat Tyson Nam with a split decision Wednesday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 Staff Predictions

We are one day away from UFC 257, which will feature the return of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor as he rematches Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in the main event. The …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Frankie Edgar reflects on Gray Maynard rematch 10 years later: ‘I don’t remember much of that fight’

Together, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard gave us arguably the greatest trilogy in MMA history. As of the start of 2021, the rematch was 10 years ago. Incredibly, Edgar remains …read more

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Uriah Hall Against Lions After the Same Gazelle Ahead of UFC 258

Uriah Hall picked up a very significant win in his middleweight career when he defeated the legendary Anderson Silva. His new history with Silva, has him facing someone Silva lost …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Video | Eminem tells Dana White his opinion doesn’t matter on SportsCenter

Hip-hop star Eminem took a shot at UFC president Dana White during an appearance on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday. Eminem is one of the most famous artists on the planet …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 4:47 am By
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Cody Stamann vs. Andre Ewell added to UFC Fight Night on Feb. 6

Cody Stamann has drawn a new opponent.
With Merab Dvalishvili unable to partake in a fight due to complications stemming from COVID-19, Stamann (19-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) will now face Andre …read more

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Michael Chandler: ‘There’s a lot of people comparing me to Ben Askren’

Michael Chandler isn’t the first high-profile Bellator champion to make the crossover into the UFC and he surely will not be the last. Among the most notable acquisitions in UFC …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 4:16 am By
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UFC 257 Odds, Under Dogs And Best Bets!

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Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC 257, which is set to hit Ethiad Arena in Abu …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 4:16 am By
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White claims he tagged UFC 257 streamer: ‘We’re watching his house’

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The plot thickens. 2021 kicked off with a warning from UFC president Dana White, targeting unauthorized …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 3:46 am By
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John Kavanagh: Gunnar Nelson looking for a fight, targets late March return to UFC

ABU DHABI – According to John Kavanagh, Gunnar Nelson likely will return in the first quarter of 2021.
It’s been more than a year since Nelson (17-5-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC) was …read more

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Predictions! Full UFC 257 Undercard Preview

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing more “Prelims” fights to ESPN and ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Jan. 23, …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 3:16 am By
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White: Feds Watching Illegal Streaming Suspects House

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, has gone on record numerous times to claim that now …read more

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Video: Till has confrontation with police over mask wearing

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The UFC middleweight Till got heated with two local police officers over wearing a mask. UFC middleweight …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 2:46 am By
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Dan Hooker slams Charles Oliveira for saying he can’t make weight to fight at UFC 257: “I’ve got broomsticks thicker than that boy”

Dan Hooker slammed Charles Oliveira for saying he couldn’t make weight at UFC 257. Originally, the UFC wanted to book Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira at UFC 257 but the …read more

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Daniel Cormier: 'Conor McGregor sweepstakes' real, but excitement ends with booking

ABU DHABI – Conor McGregor fights mean big money, not only for the Irish star himself but for his opponent, too.
For McGregor’s opponents, the excitement of being paired up with …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 2:46 am By
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Video: Omari Akhmedov hopes for Uriah Hall fight, predicts Kevin Holland beats Derek Brunson

ABU DHABI — Middleweight Omari Akhmedov speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena following his second-round submission win over Tom Breese at UFC Fight Island 8. Akhmedov discusses his bounce …read more

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Jon Jones shares more photos of “fat boy life” at 250lbs

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones shared more photos of himself living the “fat boy life” at 250lbs. Jones is set to make his heavyweight debut this summer, according …read more

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Arman Tsarukyan vows to 'dominate' Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 257: 'It will be easy'

ABU DHABI – Arman Tsarukyan spoke to the media ahead of UFC 257.
Tsarukyan (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) discussed his lightweight bout against Nasrat Haqparast (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), his struggle …read more

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Nasrat Haqparast intends to show Arman Tsarukyan is 'human' at UFC 257

ABU DHABI – Nasrat Haqparast spoke to the media ahead of UFC 257.
Haqparast (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) discussed his lightweight bout against Arman Tsarukyan (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), his hopes …read more

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Marina Rodriguez sees gaps in Amanda Ribas’ game, wants KO win at UFC 257

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Strawweight Marina Rodriguez is ready to end Amanda Ribas’ hype on January 22. Women’s strawweight striker Marina …read more

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Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher target UFC 258 after cancelled showdowns

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Standout Ricky Simon and Brian Kelleher are trying to rebook their cancelled fight on the upcoming UFC 258 card.
Simon …read more

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Dana White targets illegal streaming suspect before UFC 257, working with feds on bust

With the help of federal authorities, the UFC is ready to drop the hammer on someone who could have plans to host an illegal stream of UFC 257.
UFC president Dana …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 1:46 am By
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Canelo signs two-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing, unification bout eyed for May

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Canelo will return to the ring on February 27th in Miami. Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) has a new promoter (or …read more

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Hooker Scorches Oliveira For Turning Down Chandler

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president, Dana White, has gone on record to say that Charles Oliveira was …read more

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Video: Dalcha Lungiambula didn’t feel any of Markus Perez’s kicks, knew he did enough for win

ABU DHABI — Middleweight Dalcha Lungiambula speaks with reporters following his unanimous decision win over Markus Perez at UFC Fight Island 8. He discussed debuting in a new weight class, …read more

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Dan Hooker plans to “spoil” the UFC and Michael Chandler’s plans with a “statement” win

Dan Hooker plans to ruin the UFC and Michael Chandler’s plans just one-fight into his UFC tenure. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Hooker is set to welcome Michael …read more

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Conor McGregor says cardio concerns are a “myth,” promises a “masterpiece” against Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor has shot down any concerns over his cardio. Ahead of his fight against Dustin Poirier, many have claimed if the fight goes into the later rounds, the better …read more

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Jon Jones targeted for summer UFC heavyweight title fight, confirms Dana White

UFC president Dana White confirmed the promotion is targeting Jon Jones to return this summer to fight for the UFC heavyweight title. Jones vacated the UFC light heavyweight title last …read more

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Dustin Poirier doesn’t believe he should be the underdog against Conor McGregor at UFC 257

Dustin Poirier doesn’t agree with the betting odds. In the main event of UFC 257, Poirier is set to rematch Conor McGregor in a highly-anticipated fight. The first time they …read more

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Michael Chandler relishes debuting on a Conor McGregor pay-per-view

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is set to make his octagon debut on Fight Island at UFC 257.

Chandler’s promotional debut will be a three-round co-main event bout against City …read more

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McGregor's target: 7 fights in next 18 months

Conor McGregor told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith he hopes to fight seven times over the next 18 months, saying he’d be willing to do four fights in the first quarter …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 12:46 am By
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UFC on ESPN 20 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu Dhabi

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For seven athletes, Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 20 event marked that …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 12:16 am By
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UFC 257 Clash: Hooker Vs. Chandler!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight sluggers Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler will collide this weekend (Sat., Jan. 23, 2021) at …read more

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UFC Fight Island 7 on ABC ends with lower ratings than final UFC show on FOX

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The UFC’s first event on network television in over two years resulted in solid ratings for the promotion, but they …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 12:16 am By
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‘Dana said that’ - McGregor dismisses Khabib’s supposed interest in UFC 257

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Will Khabib Nurmagomedov be watch UFC 257 to see if anything thrilling happens to draw him back to …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 11:46 pm By
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UFC 257 breakdown: It's on Dustin Poirier to make adjustments vs. Conor McGregor. Will he?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC 257.
UFC 257 takes place Saturday at Etihad Stadium in Abu …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Notorious!’

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The biggest name in mixed martial arts (MMA), Conor McGregor, will return to action opposite long-time Lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, …read more

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Video: Umar Nurmagomedov says UFC debut was not best performance, hopes Khabib returns

ABU DHABI — Bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena following his second-round submission win over Sergey Morozov at UFC Fight Island 8. He reflected on his …read more

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Conor McGregor vows UFC 257 start of something big: 'I have plenty of motivation'

ABU DHABI – Conor McGregor may have racked up most accolades in the game, but he’s not done yet.
McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who rematches Dustin Poirier in Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Alexander Hernandez, Thiago Moises agree to fight at Feb. 27 UFC event

Alexander Hernandez (right) stopped Chris Gruetzemacher (left) in his most recent UFC bout | Zuffa LLC

Ask and you shall receive.
Alexander Hernandez and Thiago Moises …read more

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Trump declares UFC championship belt in final financial disclosure as president

The former president declared that the UFC championship belt was worth $650.  In his final financial disclosure report released after departing office, former president Donald Trump declared the UFC championship …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 10:46 pm By
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Tons of prop bets for UFC 257 headliner Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2

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From the length of Bruce Buffer’s intro to the likelihood of sponsor plugs in the octagon, there …read more

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‘Born & Bred:’ Bellator Releases Michael Chandler Video Package Ahead Of UFC 257

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See what made Michael Chandler the fighter he is before his UFC 257 fight with Dan Hooker this weekend. UFC …read more

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Uriah Hall Against Lions After the Same Gazelle Ahead of UFC 258

Uriah Hall picked up a very significant win in his middleweight career when he defeated the legendary Anderson Silva. His new history with Silva, has him facing someone Silva lost …read more

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Michael Chiesa Explains Why He Called Out Colby Covington

Michael Chiesa has explained why he called out Colby Covington. After Chiesa dominated Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8, “Maverick” had a timely callout of “Chaos” and many believe …read more

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Chiesa explains Covington callout

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Welterweight contender Michael Chiesa welcomes a tough fight with former title challenger Colby Covington. This past weekend Michael Chiesa …read more

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McGregor Calls Cardio Critique ‘A Myth’

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The prevailing thought ahead of UFC 257 is that Dustin Poirier can avenge his loss to Conor McGregor and capture …read more

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Dan Hooker rips 'Charlie Olives' for turning down Michael Chandler due to weight issues

ABU DHABI – Dan Hooker is not buying Charles Oliveira’s reason for turning Michael Chandler down.
According to UFC president Dana White, prior to booking Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) vs. …read more

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Conor McGregor says cardio issues a myth, promises 'masterpiece' at UFC 257

ABU DHABI – Conor McGregor sides with his coach, John Kavanagh, that any concerns about his endurance going into UFC 257 are overblown, and he hopes Dustin Poirier can push …read more

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Vince Cachero vs. Ronnie Lawrence added to UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27

A bantamweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27.
Vince Cachero will face Ronnie Lawrence in an event expected to take place at the UFC Apex …read more

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ONE Championship 126's Shinya Aoki on how he keeps motivated nearing 60 professional fights

Shinya Aoki has basically seen it all in MMA.
The former DREAM, Shooto and ONE Championship titleholder has been fighting professionally since 2003 and has amassed 55 professional fights. Aoki (45-9 …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 20 post-event facts: Michael Chiesa stays perfect at welterweight

The second event in the UFC’s current “Fight Island” stretch went down Wednesday with UFC on ESPN 20, which took place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded, part 3 - ‘I’m battle tested in the UFC’

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Check out the third episode of Embedded for UFC 257. UFC 257 is almost here, and as …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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Stephen Thompson sees “no need” for Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight again

UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson says he sees “no need” for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight again. Nurmagomedov has been in a quasi-retirement ever since submitting Justin Gaethje …read more

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After second-round submission in UFC debut, Umar Nurmagomedov warns best yet to come

ABU DHABI – Umar Nurmagomedov beat Sergey Morozov with a second-round technical submission Wednesday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Lightweights Alexander Hernandez, Thiago Moises Collide at UFC Event on Feb. 27

Another big matchup in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s stacked lightweight division is in the works for the end of February. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Pedro Rizzo Believes Jon Jones Should Be Underdog Against Stipe Miocic, Francis Ngannou

Ultimate Fighting Championship pioneer and repeat heavyweight title challenger Pedro Rizzo weighed in on Jon Jones’ upcoming move to Rizzo’s old division. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

UFC 257 PPV is “trending great,” says Dana White

UFC President Dana White says the upcoming UFC 257 pay-per-view is trending to be a “great” success, and that he expects it to over perform. UFC 257 goes this Saturday …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Can Poirier flip the script or does McGregor still have his number?

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC 257 PPV event in Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Ike Villanueva: I hit Vinicius Moreira ‘with a kiss of death’ at UFC Fight Island 8

UFC light heavyweight Ike Villanueva spoke to reporters after his big win over Vinicius Moreira at UFC Fight Island 8, discussing his performance and much more Wednesday.
…read more

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Dustin Poirier explains how newfound “superpower” will help him beat Conor McGregor at UFC 257

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier explained how his newfound “superpower” will help him beat Conor McGregor this weekend at UFC 257. Poirier will need to put it all together if …read more

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Champ's brother Francisco Figueiredo wants stronger showing in second UFC fight

ABU DHABI – Francisco Figueiredo beat Jerome Rivera with a unanimous decision Wednesday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Dana White claims UFC has busted an illegal streamer: “We got you, f**ker”

Dana White claims he and his team have tracked down one of the many people who partake in the piracy and illegal streaming of UFC events. According to White, all …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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White: UFC 257 PPV Buys Trending ‘Great’

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Former two-division champion Conor McGregor, widely considered the biggest star in mixed martial arts (MMA), currently holds four of the …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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UFC 257 | Pro fighters make their picks for Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2

In the main event of UFC 257, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor are set to have their highly-anticipated rematch. Heading into the fight, Poirier is a +250 underdog while the …read more

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Fighter accused of selling kush in the Philippines

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Gary Espinar was arrested in Quezon City last week. According to GMA News Online Gary Espinar, 37, a Canadian pro …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 7:46 pm By
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Ricky Simon 'not going away,' ready for quick UFC return against anyone

ABU DHABI – Ricky Simon beat Gaetano Pirrello with a second-round submission Wednesday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Michael Chiesa after UFC on ESPN 20 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Neil Magny after UFC on ESPN 20 loss?)
ABU DHABI – The second UFC main event of the year was all Michael Chiesa …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Neil Magny after UFC on ESPN 20 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Michael Chiesa after UFC on ESPN 20 win?)
Neil Magny’s pursuit of welterweight title contention was brought to an abrupt halt by Michael …read more

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UFC adds Alexander Hernandez vs. Thiago Moises to Feb. 27 card

Alexander Hernandez and Thiago Moises have gotten their wish.
The lightweights, who both called for a matchup against one another as the new year approached, have been paired up and will …read more

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Mounir Lazzez releases statement following body kick TKO loss to Warlley Alves

UFC welterweight Mounir Lazzez released a statement following a brutal body kick TKO loss to Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Island 8. Lazzez was one of the big stars of …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Video: Between the Links, Live Edition: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2, UFC 257 preview, Max Holloway’s masterpiece

Between the Links returns for a special live edition ahead of the UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2021.
Host Mike Heck is joined by reigning BTL champion, MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Emelianenko hospitalized due to COVID-19

MMA star Fedor Emilianenko is currently hospitalized in Russia after testing positive for COVID-19, sources tell ESPN. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Leonardo Santos-Grant Dawson to Join March 20 UFC Card

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters on a combined 20-fight unbeaten streak are coming to blows at lightweight in March. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on January 21, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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Diggin’ Deep on Poirier vs. McGregor: ESPN Prelims preview

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Get the scoop on the televised prelims of UFC 257, featuring a pivotal women’s bantamweight contest …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Posted on January 21, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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