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UFC releases Ottman Azaitar for brazen violation of COVID-19 safety protocols

Ottman Azaitar has been released from his UFC contract for violating COVID-19 safety protocols in the lead-up to Saturday’s UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

Azaitar had been scheduled to face Matt …read more

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Missed Fists: The Mountain makes boxing debut, prospects show out for Dana White in Abu Dhabi, more

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Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on Poirier vs. McGregor: Main card preview

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Get the hard hitting scoop on the main card action of UFC 257 out of Abu Dhabi, …read more

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White Cuts UFC 257 Fighter — ‘He’s Gone’

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UFC spent a small fortune to create a quarantine bubble on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, only …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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UFC releases Ottman Azaitar for violating 'Fight Island' safety protocols

Ottman Azaitar has been released by the UFC for violating health and safety protocols on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
Azaitar had been scheduled to fight Matt Frevola on Saturday at …read more

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Watch UFC 257 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins HERE!

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The official UFC 257 weigh ins went down earlier this morning from “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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UFC 257 weigh-in results: McGregor, Poirier hit marks, two fights canceled

The lightweight main event of UFC 257 is official, but two fights on the card have unfortunately been canceled. UFC 257, which goes down on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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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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UFC 257 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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 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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Can Poirier flip the script or does McGregor still have his number?

June M. Williams

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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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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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

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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

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McGregor: 'The war is not over' with Khabib

Conor McGregor, who faces Dustin Poirier on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, says he still have unfinished business with rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. …read more

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Everything That Happened At UFC Fight Island 8 Last Night!

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Yesterday (Weds., Jan. 20, 2021), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) remained on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for …read more

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Neil Magny issues classy statement following loss to Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Island 8

Neil Magny has issued a statement following today’s lopsided unanimous decision loss to Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Island 8. Magny (24-8 MMA) had landed in Abu Dhabi with hopes …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 Bonuses: Two Fighters Nab Performance Checks

The UFC Fight Island 8  bonuses have been released. The event took place inside Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Headlining the card was a clash between Michael Chiesa …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20 bonuses: Ike Villanueva skipped after huge knockout win

The UFC handed out four $50,000 bonuses Wednesday at UFC on ESPN 20 from Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, and one omission raised eyebrows.
Ike Villanueva picked up his first UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 Bonuses: Two Fighters Nab Performance Checks

The UFC Fight Island 8  bonuses have been released. The event took place inside Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Headlining the card was a clash between Michael Chiesa …read more

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Nap Time! Nurmagomedov Sends Morozov To Dreamland

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Khabib isn’t the only undefeated Nurmagomedov making headlines this week in Abu Dhabi, thanks to the UFC Fight Island 8 …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8: “Chiesa vs. Magny” Live Results and Highlights

On Wednesday, the UFC returned to our screens for the second time this week with UFC Fight Island 8: “Chiesa vs. Magny” from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The card, …read more

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‘Beast’ Mode! Fiorot Scores Standing TKO

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is LIVE in Abu Dhabi today (Weds., Jan. 20, 2021) for UFC Fight Island 8, featuring …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 Results: Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa

UFC Fight Island 8 goes down today (Wednesday, January 20, 2021) from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 Results: Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa

UFC Fight Island 8 goes down today (Wednesday, January 20, 2021) from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC on ESPN 20 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 20 event at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off at 9 a.m. …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I’m the weirdo that works out on the plane’

In the second episode of UFC 257 Embedded, many UFC fighters head to Abu Dhabi, Sara McMann gets some exercise on the plane, Dustin Poirier celebrates his birthday, and much …read more

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Dustin Poirier: Khabib Nurmagomedov's future still 'gray area' after Dana White meeting

ABU DHABI – Dustin Poirier thinks nothing came out of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s meeting with Dana White.
During the UFC’s third stint on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, the recently retired lightweight …read more

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Embedded! Carrot Cake And Cutting Weight

UFC 257 is set to go down this Saturday night (Jan. 23. 2021) inside Etihad Arena located on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The promotion’s first ESPN+ …read more

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Video: UFC Fight Island 8 preview show

With UFC Fight Island 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of Wednesday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Close Call! Khabib and McGregor Avoid Run-In By Seconds

Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are currently in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) business. “Notorious” is set to take on Dustin Poirier at …read more

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Video | Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov miss each other by seconds in Fight Island hotel

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, two of the fiercest rivals in MMA history, nearly crossed paths on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. See the pair’s near encounter, as captured by …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC: Chiesa vs. Magny - Main card preview

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Get the scoop on the heavy hitting action out of Abu Dhabi, headlined by human backpack Michael …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny weigh-in face-offs video

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back on Fight Island for its third stint in in Abu Dhabi since the pandemic shutdown of 2020.

UFC Fight Island 8 (aka UFC on ESPN …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 alternative stats

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A detailed breakdown of the position-by-position statistics to watch out for in Saturday’s UFC 257 fight card from Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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Conor McGregor declares Fight Island “my island”

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has arrived on Fight Island—Yas Island in Abu Dhabi—and he’s already claiming ownership of it. McGregor is slated to take on Dustin Poirier in the main …read more

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Dan Hooker on Khabib Nurmagomedov's future: 'If you say you're retired, in my mind you're retired'

ABU DHABI – Dan Hooker doesn’t think UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the octagon.
When Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) met with UFC president Dana White in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Photos: UFC on ESPN 20 official weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out photos of the fighters on the scale, as well as their faceoffs, at the UFC on ESPN 20 official weigh-ins in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by MMA Junkie) …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 9:46 am By
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Video: UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-in staredowns

After UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-ins, all the fighters for Wednesday’s event squared off on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 8:16 am By
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UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC Fight Island 8 weigh-ins, all 28 fighters on Wednesday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 2:16 am By
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Can Chiesa get Magny down, or will he get jabbed up from distance?

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to break down this week’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for every …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 2:16 am By
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UFC’s Warlley Alves stepped out of comfort zone after realizing he became ‘mediocre athlete’

Warlley Alves (pictured, red gloves) battles Mounir Lazzez (not pictured) in the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 8 in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
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Joselyne Edwards had no concerns about short-notice fight for long-awaited UFC debut

ABU DHABI – Joselyne Edwards beat Wu Yanan with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ABC 1 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Video: Punahele Soriano admits it felt good to shut up ‘turds’ on social media with UFC Fight Island 7 KO

ABU DHABI — Middleweight Punahele Soriano speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi following his first-round KO win over Dusko Todorovic at UFC Fight Island 7. …read more

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UFC 257: Make your predictions for Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC 257 event in Abu Dhabi.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Fight Island 8: Prelims preview

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Get the lowdown on the early action out of Abu Dhabi on the UFC’s midweek show, featuring fan favorite …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Ramazan Emeev took a crucial lesson from David Zawada at UFC on ABC 1

ABU DHABI – Ramazan Emeev beat David Zawada with a split decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ABC 1 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Video: Li Jingliang says ‘year of The Ox’ in China will ‘bring strong bull energy’ in 2021

ABU DHABI — Welterweight Li Jingliang speaks with reporters backstage at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi following his first-round KO win over Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Island 7. “The …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio releases statement after suffering KO loss in return at UFC on ABC 1

Santiago Ponzinibbio’s return to MMA didn’t go as planned.
The Argentine returned to action at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi after a layoff of more than two …read more

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Punahele Soriano's UFC on ABC 1 win on instinct: 'I feel like I black out in every fight'

ABU DHABI – Punahele Soriano beat Dusko Todorovic with a first-round TKO Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ABC 1 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside …read more

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UFC on ABC 1 rookie report: Grading the lone newcomer in Abu Dhabi

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For one athlete, Saturday’s UFC on ABC 1 event marked that …read more

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UFC Fight Island 7 final fight stats: Holloway tees off on Kattar in historic fashion

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Max Holloway dominated Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Message sent. Message received.
Max Holloway did what he needed to do against …read more

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UFC on ABC 1 takeaways: Max Holloway blows minds in teaching Calvin Kattar a harsh lesson

What mattered most at UFC on ABC 1 on Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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Video: Alessio Di Chirico ends UFC Fight Island 7 press conference early after KOing Joaquin Buckley

ABU DHABI — Watch UFC middleweight Alessio Di Chirico respond to the only question he received backstage at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi following his first-round KO win over Joaquin …read more

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Everything That Happened At UFC Fight Island 7 Last Night!

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Last night (Sat., Jan. 16, 2021), UFC returned to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for UFC Fight …read more

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UFC on ABC 1 Bonuses: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar Gets FOTN

The UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar bonuses have been released. The event took place inside Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Headlining the card was a clash …read more

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Max Holloway dominates Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7

The Ultimate Fighting Championship kicked off their 2021 schedule of events on Saturday with UFC Fight Island 7: Hollway vs. Kattar at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The event …read more

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UFC on ABC 1 Bonuses: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar Gets FOTN

The UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar bonuses have been released. The event took place inside Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Headlining the card was a clash …read more

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UFC Fight Island 7: ‘Holloway vs. Kattar’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi today for UFC Fight Island 7, a ten-bout fight card headlined by Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar. Holloway (21-6 MMA) will be looking to …read more

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Video: White and Khabib meet in Abu Dhabi

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Could ‘The Eagle’ be returning to the Octagon? UFC president Dana White met with his current …read more

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UFC on ABC 1 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ABC 1 event at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off at noon ET …read more

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Video | Former UFC fighter Eric Spicely brutally KOed in Abu Dhabi, Dana White in attendance

Former UFC fighter Eric Spicely was brutally knocked out in brutal fashion in Abu Dhabi with UFC president Dana White sitting in attendance. In his first fight since being released …read more

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Video: Etihad Arena tour

Get an inside look of the brand new Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi ahead of Saturday’s UFC Fight Island 7 event with MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs. The arena will also …read more

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Video: What big surprise could come from UFC run on 'Fight Island'?

The UFC’s 2021 campaign kicks off with a bang Saturday, as the promotion launches the fight schedule with three cards in a week on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
You already …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Dana White and Khabib finally meet in Abu Dhabi… now what?

UFC president Dana White has been promising a meeting with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for months.

Khabib defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October and then announced his retirement immediately …read more

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Video: Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov finally meet face-to-face in Abu Dhabi

Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov finally met face-to-face Friday.
The highly-anticipated meeting between the UFC president and the UFC lightweight champion took place at UAE Warriors 15, an event held in …read more

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UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar weigh-in face-offs video

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Fight Island for its third stint in in Abu Dhabi since the pandemic shutdown of 2020.

UFC Fight Island 7 (aka UFC on ABC 1) …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar weigh-in results

The UFC returns to Fight Island and network television, all in one fell swoop. The promotion’s first event of a three-event, eight-day stint in Abu Dhabi is official following Friday’s …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 media day video live now

Michael Chiesa | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Fight Night 8 media day features the top fighters at next Wednesday’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 7 weigh-in results: Headliners on point

On Saturday, the UFC will return to our screens for the first time this year with the stacked UFC Fight Island 7 card in Abu Dhabi. The card will be …read more

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Video: UFC Fight Island 7 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC Fight Island 7 weigh-ins, all the fighters for Saturday’s event squared off Friday in Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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UFC Fight Island 7 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC Fight Island 7 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step …read more

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Dana White addresses third stint on UFC Fight Island, Khabib, and President Donald Trump

UFC president Dana White is embarking on his company’s third stint on UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. This time, however, there are several big changes to the landscape.

The fights …read more

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Conor McGregor plans extended run at 155 pounds, would 'love' trilogy title fight with Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor is all set to kickstart the year at UFC 257 when he takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event in Abu Dhabi but, as you might expect, …read more

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Conor McGregor plans extended run at 155 pounds, would 'love' trilogy title fight with Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor is all set to kickstart the year at UFC 257 when he takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event in Abu Dhabi but, as you might expect, …read more

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NSAC Approves Four UFC Events For February

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While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White dubbed Abu Dhabi the new fight capital of the world thanks …read more

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Calvin Kattar: Beating Max Holloway would make me the uncrowned champ | UFC Fight Island 7

Calvin Kattar fielded questions from the media during Wednesday’s UFC Fight Island 7 Media Day in Abu Dhabi.

Kattar headlines Saturday’s fight card facing former featherweight champion Max Holloway. …read more

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Commentary teams set for UFC Fight Island triple-header

The commentary teams for the UFC’s upcoming three-event stint on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi have been made official. The UFC is set to promote three events on Fight Island …read more

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Video: The top finishes from the UFC’s 2020 Fight Island events

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The UFC’s maiden voyage to Fight Island was eventful, to say the least.
Ahead of the promotion’s Abu Dhabi return, check …read more

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UFC Boss Hoping to Hold Strawweight Champ Weili Zhang’s Next Title Defense in Asia

The Ultimate Fighting Championship may have plans to move its events beyond Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi in 2020. …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Hooker to remain in Abu Dhabi for a month due to COVID restrictions

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Dan Hooker won’t be able to return home to his family until early March. New Zealand is one of …read more

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With Mike Grundy out Saturday, Nik Lentz moves to UFC 257 vs. Movsar Evloev

Nik Lentz is in Abu Dhabi and was all set for a fight this week.
Now his plans have changed, and he won’t have to wait too long. Lentz (30-11-2 MMA, …read more

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White to meet Khabib, press for one more fight

UFC president Dana White is expected to meet with undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov this week in Abu Dhabi for the first time since Nurmagomedov announced his retirement in October. …read more

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Video! Relive ‘Fight Island’s’ Best Finishes From 2020

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just one week away from making its return to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi and …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Third UFC Fight Island stint to allow fans

The UFC kicks off 2021 with a three-event, eight-day run on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The UFC Fight Island stint will also welcome fans into the arena for the …read more

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Fan tickets gone in a hurry for Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier rematch at UFC 257 on 'Fight Island'

Fans will be in attendance when the UFC returns to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi for a three-event stint starting next week.
And early Friday in the U.S., tickets already were …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20 poster released: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny take center stage

The octagon returns to “UFC Fight Island” this month for a three-event stretch. The middle of those cards, UFC on ESPN 20, take place Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi and …read more

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Updated UFC Fight Island 8 poster released, featuring Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

Michael Chiesa (pictured) fights Neil Magny in the welterweight main event of UFC Fight Island 8 in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 20 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
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COVID-19 claims another UFC Fight Island 7 bout

The coronavirus caused disease COVID-19 has claimed another casualty from the UFC Fight Island 7 fight card slated for Jan. 16 in Abu Dhabi.

Anthony Hernandez was slated to face Rodolfo …read more

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Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Isi Fitikefu Added to UFC’s Jan. 20 Lineup

Dalcha Lungiambula will drop to middleweight to face Isi Fitikefu at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Jan. 20 event in Abu Dhabi. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Khabib Nurmagomedov Expects New Lightweight Champ to Be Crowned at UFC 257

It doesn’t sound like Dana White will have much luck persuading Khabib Nurmagomedov to make a comeback when the two meet in Abu Dhabi next month. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar fight card

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Check out the fight card for the UFC’s first show of 2021, set for January 16th in Abu Dhabi. The …read more

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UFC free fight: Amanda Ribas makes quick work of Paige VanZant in Abu Dhabi

Amanda Ribas’ star continued to rise when she took on one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster this past July.
After she notched three big strawweight wins, including …read more

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Daniel Cormier believes if Khabib Nurmagomedov returns his opponent ‘would have to be Georges St-Pierre’

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

When the UFC returns to Abu Dhabi in January, the promotion …read more

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Colby Covington: Conor McGregor again finishes 'washed up' Dustin Poirier in first round

Colby Covington won’t back his former teammate in the UFC 257 main event.
Dustin Poirier faces Conor McGregor on Jan. 23 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, a rematch of their …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa Targeted for UFC Card in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 20

A pivotal welterweight clash is on tap for Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi, as Neil Magny is expected to square off against Michael Chiesa at a UFC Fight Night event. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

The First Three UFC Events Of 2021 Officially Scheduled For Fight Island

The UFC will ring in the New Year at Fight Island, with the first three events of the year taking place in Abu Dhabi. Dana White announced on his Instagram …read more

Source:: MMANews

The First Three UFC Events Of 2021 Officially Scheduled For Fight Island

The UFC will ring in the New Year at Fight Island, with the first three events of the year taking place in Abu Dhabi. Dana White announced on his Instagram …read more

Source:: MMANews

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