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Jose Aldo happy with UFC 251 performance despite loss, praises referee for ‘excellent job’

Jose Aldo (right) rules out a return to featherweight after dropping two in a row at 135. | Jeff Botari, Zuffa LLC

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WATCH: Fighter Disqualified After Holding Onto Choke & Shoving Referee Marc Goddard

Things got hectic during a UAE Warriors event between a fighter and referee Marc Goddard. Ahmad Al Darmaki went one-on-one with Bogdan Kirilenko in Abu Dhabi on Friday (July 31). …read more

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Chaos! Fighter Won’t Release Choke, Shoves Referee

UAE Warriors 12 was held earlier today (Friday, July 31, 2020) inside Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, featuring a chaotic finish that nearly ended in fisticuffs …read more

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Video | Fighter disqualified after shoving referee Marc Goddard

Featherweight Ahmad Al Darmaki was disqualified after shoving veteran MMA referee Marc Goddard at a UAE Warriors event in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Al Darmaki (2-6) submitted his opponent Bogdan …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov will corner his undefeated cousin Usman Nurmagomedov on July 31 in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomedov will be back in the cage on July 31, but not to fight. Instead, he will be cornering his undefeated cousin Usman Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi. Dagestan in …read more

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UFC on ESPN 14 Medical Suspensions: Two Fighters Face Six-Month Sits

The UFC on ESPN 14 medical suspensions are in. The event took place on July 25 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the headliner, former UFC middleweight champion Robert …read more

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Jesse Ronson describes going 'to hell and back' for his first UFC win after six years away

ABU DHABI – Jesse Ronson beat Nicolas Dalby with a first-round read-naked choke finish Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside …read more

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Pannie Kianzad: 'I proved something to myself' with win over Bethe Correia at UFC on ESPN 14

ABU DHABI – Pannie Kianzad beat Bethe Correia with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Posted on July 27, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 14 Promotional Guidelines Payouts: Shogun Rua & Francisco Trinaldo Lead The Pack

The UFC on ESPN 14 promotional guidelines payouts are in. On July 25, UFC on ESPN 14 took place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, middleweights …read more

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Posted on July 27, 2020, 12:46 am By
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Fight Island 3 bonus winner Khamzat Chimaev: ‘I smash people and get money’ | UFC on ESPN 14 Post-Fight

Welterwegiht Khamzat Chimaev spoke to the media about his bonus-winning, first-round knockout win over Rhys McKee following the fight on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. It was Chimaev’s second win in …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 10:46 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev shrugs off Khabib comparisons after history-making UFC on ESPN 14 win

ABU DHABI – Khamzat Chimaev beat Rhys McKee by first-round TKO on Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 14: Dan Hardy vs. Herb Dean, Gustafsson's next move, more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 14 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Dan Hardy vs. Herb Dean
One …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua: ‘I think I have two more fights and I’m finished’ | UFC on ESPN 14 Post-Fight

Former light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Fame inductee Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua spoke to the media after defeating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. The two fought …read more

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Fight Island 3 bonus winner Tanner Boser: ‘It worked out perfectly’ | UFC on ESPN 14 Post-Fight

Hear everything Tanner Boser had to say after defeating Raphael Pessoa by second-round KO at UFC on ESPN 14 on Saturday at ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi. The Canadian extended …read more

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Everything That Happened At UFC On ESPN 14 Last Night

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UFC made one last stop at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, last night (Sat., July 25, 2020) for …read more

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UFC Fight Island 3 bonuses: 6 finishers get rewarded

UFC Fight Island 3, which went down Saturday night on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, was packed to the edges with finishes. In fact, the card was so rife with …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Robert Whittaker: ‘It was a tough fight, Darren Till is still a winner | UFC on ESPN 14 Post-Fight

Hear from former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker after defeating Darren Till in the UFC on ESPN 14 main event on Saturday at ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi.
It was Whittaker’s first …read more

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UFC Fight Island 3: ‘WHITTAKER VS. TILL’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, July, 25th., ‘UFC Fight Night: ‘Whittaker vs. Till’, from FIGHT ISLAND off Abu Dhabi. The …read more

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UFC Fight Island debate: A title shot for Robert Whittaker? What's next for Khamzat Chimaev?

As the UFC wraps up its 15-day stretch on ‘Fight Island,’ our panel breaks down Saturday’s biggest stories and the best of what they saw in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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UFC Fight Island 4 bonuses: Fabricio Werdum and five others bank an extra $50,000

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the recipients of the fighter bonuses stemming from Saturday’s event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till was the final …read more

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UFC Fight Island 3 bonuses: Chimaev among six POTN winners

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Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Fight Island 3: Whittaker vs. Till The Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE was home …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 4:46 am By
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Nogueira's final fight a split decision loss to Rua

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was dealt a split decision loss by Mauricio Rua on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, and afterward confirmed that this was likely the last fight of his career. …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 4:16 am By
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Whittaker edges Till on points in UFC main event

Robert Whittaker edged Darren Till in a close unanimous decision Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Posted on July 26, 2020, 4:16 am By
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UFC on ESPN 14 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC on ESPN 14 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. Tonight (July 25), UFC on ESPN 14 takes place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 14 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 14 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. You can discuss the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 14 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC on ESPN 14 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off on Friday in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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Posted on July 24, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 14: Whittaker vs. Till weigh-in face-offs

The UFC heads into its final Fight Island event of its current stint in Abu Dhabi with UFC on ESPN 14. The 15-bout fight card is headlined by former middleweight …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 14 weigh-in video

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At the UFC on ESPN 14 weigh-ins, all 30 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi will step on the scale Friday morning local …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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6 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN 14

The UFC’s debut run on “Fight Island” comes to a close on Saturday with a marathon card in Abu Dhabi.
Barring any last-minute dropouts, a whopping 15 fights will go down …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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Triple Take: Which former champ needs to win most at UFC on ESPN 14?

The UFC closes out its first run on “Fight Island” on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 14. Of the four-event stretch at Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, the upcoming show …read more

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Updated Fight Card For ‘Brunson Vs Shahbazyan’

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After spending a month on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, UFC will return to its APEX facility in Las Vegas …read more

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Posted on July 23, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Can Till keep Whittaker at bay or will the ‘Reaper’ catch him on the back foot?

June M. Williams

Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC Fight Night event on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for every …read more

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X-Factor! Some UFC On ESPN 14 Main Card Predictions

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This Saturday (July 25, 2020), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make one final trip (for now) to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi in United …read more

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Posted on July 22, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Nog Retiring After UFC On ESPN 14, But Returning ‘Mauler’ Here To Stay

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UFC on ESPN 14, which takes place this Sat. night (July 25, 2020) on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, will …read more

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Posted on July 22, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Not-Hit VanZant Wants To Fight ASAP

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Paige VanZant completed the final fight of her UFC contract earlier this month in Abu Dhabi, falling to flyweight sensation Amanda Ribas by way …read more

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Posted on July 22, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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UFC must invest in fighting talent of Middle East, North Africa | Opinion

With the UFC continuing to strengthen its ties with Abu Dhabi, it’s time promotion officials started taking a closer look at the fighting talent in the Middle East and North …read more

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UFC 251 ‘Fight Motion’ Video

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its debut on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi earlier this month on ESPN+ with a stacked pay-per-view (PPV) tripleheader …read more

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Posted on July 21, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Deiveson Figueiredo says he ‘closed the casket’ on Joseph Benavidez

On UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi last weekend, Deiveson Figueiredo earned the flyweight with a win over Joseph Benavidez. He already headed back to his home turf of Brazil …read more

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Dana White targeting three title fights to take place on Fight Island, claims Abu Dhabi is the new fight capital

Dana White is expecting to be on Fight Island for a while and is already looking at three title fights to take place there. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut …read more

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New dad Serghei Spivac still wondering why Carlos Felipe was talking so much in the fight

ABU DHABI – Serghei Spivac beat Carlos Felipe with a majority decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the …read more

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Posted on July 20, 2020, 11:46 pm By
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UFC Boss Dana White Thinks Abu Dhabi Will Be Viewed As New ‘Fight Capital’

UFC president Dana White believes Abu Dhabi is taking the title of “fight capital” from Las Vegas. White hasn’t been shy in expressing his gratitude to Abu Dhabi for playing …read more

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Posted on July 20, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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Triple Take: Who had the most memorable moment over three UFC events in seven days?

This past Saturday concluded a marathon of UFC action that included three events in seven days on “Fight Island” at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. From UFC 251 to UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till -- How to watch and stream, plus full analysis

Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker faces Darren Till in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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White: Fight Island is the new ‘Las Vegas’, will likely feature Khabib vs. Gaethje

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UFC Fight Island wasn’t just a temporary fixture, as head president Dana White has declared Abu Dhabi ‘the new fight capitol of the world’ …read more

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UFC on ESPN 14: Make your predictions for Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 14 event in Abu Dhabi.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …read more

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Video: Sergey Spivak reacts to Carlos Felipe’s in-fight trash talk at UFC Fight Island 2

ABU DHABI — UFC heavyweight Serghei Spivak spoke with the media backstage in Abu Dhabi following his majority decision win over Carlos Felipe at UFC Fight Island 2. “Polar Bear” …read more

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Joel Alvarez worked through Joe Duffy's surprises to send him into retirement

ABU DHABI – Joel Alvarez beat Joe Duffy with a first-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till fight card

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Check out the 15-fight bout order for UFC Fight Island 3 in Abu Dhabi. The last UFC show from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi …read more

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Joseph Benavidez Not Calling it a Career After Disheartening Loss: ‘I’m Not Going Out Like That’

Joseph Benavidez suffered yet another disappointing loss in a title bout at UFC Fight Night 172, this time in stunningly lopsided fashion to Deiveson Figueiredo in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 30: Benavidez's dangerous plan, Gastelum's skid, more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 30 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Heartbreak for Joseph Benavidez
That was …read more

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Posted on July 19, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Amir Albazi's submission of Malcolm Gordon was just what he expected to happen

ABU DHABI – Amir Albazi beat Malcolm Gordon with first-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with …read more

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Everything That Happened At UFC Fight Island 2 Last Night

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UFC continued its stay at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last night (July 18, 2020) for UFC Fight …read more

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Joseph Benavidez extremely emotional after losing final UFC title shot



Joseph Benavidez lost his final bid for a UFC championship on Saturday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Those are his words.
After nearly 15 years of professional bouts, constantly seeking …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2: ‘FIGUEIREDO VS. BENAVIDEZ 2’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Wedbesday’s, July, 15th., UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2, from FIGHT ISLAND off Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo: Wants to bring Henry Cejudo out of Retirement | UFC on ESPN+30

Newly crowned flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo spoke with the media on Saturday following his win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
The bout was a rematch. …read more

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Figueiredo submits Benavidez in first to claim belt

Deiveson Figueiredo knocked down Joseph Benavidez three times and then choked him out in the first round of their rematch in Abu Dhabi to claim the vacant UFC flyweight championship. …read more

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Figueiredo submits Benavidez in first to claim belt

Deiveson Figueiredo knocked down Joseph Benavidez three times and then choked him out in the first round of their rematch in Abu Dhabi to claim the vacant UFC flyweight championship. …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo earns a bonus with the flyweight belt at UFC on ESPN+ 30

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses following Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 30: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 event in Abu Dhabi. Newly crowned flyweight champion Deiveson …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 bonuses: Figueiredo chokes Benavidez unconscious

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Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Fight Island 2: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez The Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE was home …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 results and post-fight analysis

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Mookie Alexander analyzes and recaps all the action that took place at UFC Fight Island 2 in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight …read more

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Jack Hermansson makes quick work of Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN+ 30

A pivotal middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Kelvin Gastelum made up the UFC on ESPN+ 30’s co-main event on Saturday at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. Hermansson entered …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC on ESPN+ 30 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. Tonight (July 18), UFC on ESPN+ 30 takes place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Outspoken newcomer Carlos Felipe predicts short and painful night for Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Island 2

Carlos Felipe makes his UFC debut against Sergey Spivak in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

ABU DHABI — After three years of waiting, Carlos Felipe will …read more

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Nerves Taila Santos had in UFC debut were gone in sweep of Molly McCann on 'Fight Island'

ABU DHABI – Taila Santos beat Molly McCann with a unanimous decision Wednesday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 13 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Video: Marc Diakiese felt ‘stupid’ not having structure in past fights, feels more ‘organized’ ahead of UFC Fight Island 2

UFC lightweight Marc Diakiese spoke with the media in Abu Dhabi ahead of his fight with Rafael Fiziev this Saturday at UFC Fight Island 2. “Bonecrusher” discusses what’s lead to …read more

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Davi Ramos on why it would be ‘pleasure’ to fight former teammate Gilbert Burns in octagon

Davi Ramos faces Arman Tsarukyan at Saturday night’s UFC Fight Island 2 show in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

ABU DHABI — Davi Ramos and Gilbert …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 Start Time, TV Schedule, Who Is Fighting Tonight!

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Two events down, two more to go on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) “Fight Island,” located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off …read more

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Video: Jack Hermansson believes UFC Fight Island 2 opponent Kelvin Gastelum is ‘more relevant’ than Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson spoke with the media on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi ahead of his co-main event matchup with Kelvin Gastelum this Saturday at UFC Fight Island 2. …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 Odds, Under Dogs And Best Bets!

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Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Fight Island 2, which is set to hit Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, United …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC Fight Island 2 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off on Friday in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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Figueiredo, Benavidez make weight for title bout

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez both made weight for their UFC flyweight title on Saturday at Abu Dhabi. …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Joseph Benavidez takes one more shot at flyweight gold on Fight Island

Joseph Benavidez is running it back with Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC men’s flyweight title on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 Weigh-ins Live Stream & Results Today (July 17)

The UFC on ESPN+ 30 weigh-ins are coming at you live today (July 17). Tomorrow night, UFC on ESPN+ 30 will take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In …read more

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Lerone Murphy's way to prove he belongs in UFC was to knock out Ricardo Ramos

ABU DHABI – Lerone Murphy beat Ricardo Ramos with a first-round TKO Wednesday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 13 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Video: Amanda Ribas wants ‘step-by-step’ build following submission win over Paige VanZant at UFC 251

UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas spoke with reporters in Abu Dhabi during the UFC Fight Island 2 media day on Thursday. Ribas discussed how everything has sunk in following her first-round …read more

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X-Factor! Some UFC Fight Night 172 Main Card Predictions

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This Saturday (July 18, 2020), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will continue its stay on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi in …read more

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UFC on ESPN 13 Promotional Guidelines Payouts: Tim Elliot Is Top Earner With $10k

The UFC on ESPN 13 promotional guidelines payouts are in. On July 15, UFC on ESPN 13 took place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, featherweights …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 13: Calvin Kattar a contender, UFC newcomers shine, more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 13 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Calvin Kattar proves he belongs
Calvin Kattar …read more

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Everything That Happened At UFC On ESPN 13 Last Night ...

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UFC continued its stay at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last night (July 15, 2020) for UFC on …read more

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UFC Fight Island 1: ‘KATTAR VS. IGE’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Wedbesday’s, July, 15th., UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige, from FIGHT ISLAND off Abu Dhabi. The …read more

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Newcomers clean-up with UFC on ESPN 13 bonuses on Fight Island

UFC newcomers ran rampant on the UFC on ESPN 13 post-fight bonuses on Wednesday night on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Abdul Razak Alhassan returned from two years on the sidelines …read more

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UFC On ESPN 13 post-fight bonuses: Alhassan-Lazzez takes FOTN

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Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC On ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige The Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE …read more

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UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige post-fight interviews from Fight Island

UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige takes place on Wednesday, July 15, on Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. MMAWeekly.com is on location covering all the action…

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Highlights! Watch Murphy Steamroll Ramos With Nasty GNP

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Did someone put something in the water in Abu Dhabi? We are five fights in to the UFC on ESPN 13 …read more

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Did Abu Dhabi plant PR reps at UFC 251 press conference to promote UAE tourism?

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Karim Zidan delves into some of the sportswashing tactics used by the Abu Dhabi government during the UFC Fight Island showcase. Shortly after …read more

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White says Abu Dhabi is ‘backup plan’ if Nevada shuts down

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Dana White speaks to the media about future plans for “Fight Island” and getting to leave the “safe zone.” Early this week, UFC …read more

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UFC on ESPN 13 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off …read more

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UFC on ESPN 13 Results: Kattar vs. Ige

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MMA Fighting has UFC on ESPN 13 results for the Kattar vs. Ige fight card in Abu Dhabi, live blog of …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Calvin Kattar looking for something to build upon on Fight Island

Calvin Kattar takes on surging featherweight Dan Ige in Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night main event in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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What Will UFC Do If Nevada Shuts Down Again?

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has set up shop on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, staging UFC 251 past weekend (Sat., July …read more

Source:: MMAMania

X-Factor! Some UFC On ESPN 13 Main Card Predictions

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This Wednesday (July 15, 2020), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its second trip to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi in United Arab …read more

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Dana White prepared for UFC 'Fight Island' return if Las Vegas closes as COVID-19 cases surge

ABU DHABI – “Fight Island” is here to stay.
According to UFC president Dana White, the promotion is planning on holding more events on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi later this year …read more

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Dana White: ‘Fight Island’ is backup plan if Nevada shuts down, ‘We might be living here’

Kirsty O’Connor, UFC

The UFC’s island retreat could turn into a more permanent home in the coming months.
Following UFC 251 taking place at in Abu Dhabi this past weekend, …read more

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UFC on ESPN 13 predictions: Is it Calvin Kattar or Dan Ige in Abu Dhabi?

Kattar
vs.
Ige
Benoit
vs.
Elliott
Rivera
vs.
Stamann
McCann
vs.
Santos
Alhassan
vs.
Lazzez

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 60-36

Kattar
(75%)

Elliott
(59%)

Stamann
(59%)

McCann
(67%)

Alhassan
(87%)

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 76-25

Kattar

Elliott

Stamann

McCann

Alhassan

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 75-26

Kattar

Elliott

Rivera

McCann

Alhassan

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 73-28

Kattar

Elliott

Rivera

McCann

Lazzez

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 72-29
2014 Champion

Kattar

Elliott

Rivera

McCann

Alhassan

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 71-30
2019 Champion*

Kattar

Elliott

Stamann

McCann

Alhassan

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 71-30

Kattar

Elliott

Rivera

McCann

Alhassan

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 70-31
2017 Champion

Kattar

Elliott

Stamann

McCann

Alhassan

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2020: 69-32
2018 Champion

Ige

Elliott

Stamann

McCann

Alhassan

Danny …read more

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Leonardo Santos just thankful to see end of foul-plagued fight with Roman Bogatov at UFC 251

ABU DHABI – Leonardo Santos beat Roman Bogatov with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Santos, …read more

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Muslim Salikhov says Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos got him in the first but glad with split win

ABU DHABI – Muslim Salikhov beat Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos with a split decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC on ESPN 13 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC on ESPN 13 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off on Tuesday in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
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UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige weigh-in face-offs video

The UFC’s second event on Fight Island is a go following Tuesday’s official weigh-in on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Two fighters missed weight and one bout was canceled after …read more

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Weigh Ins: Two Heavy, Another Scratched

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The UFC on ESPN 13 weigh ins were held earlier today in Abu Dhabi for the “Kattar vs. Ige” MMA event, …read more

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