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Coach Eddie Cha: 'Korean Zombie' will learn from Brian Ortega loss; spinning elbow was game changer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Fight Ready MMA and Fitness coach Eddie Cha arrived back home in Arizona from Abu Dhabi last week, but a few days later he was on a …read more

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UFC 254 PPV numbers reportedly fall short, prelims get lowest rating for 2020 PPV card

The viewership numbers for last Saturday’s UFC 254 card on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi are in, and they certainly leave a lot to be desired. According to a report …read more

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Posted on October 29, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Casey Kenney wants to line up return around bantamweight title fight at UFC 256

ABU DHABI – Casey Kenney beat Nathaniel Wood with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Kenney, …read more

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Phil Hawes after 18-second KO at UFC 254: 'We have bigger things in line'

ABU DHABI – Phil Hawes beat Jacob Malkoun with a first-round knockout Saturday on the main card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Hawes, …read more

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Lauren Murphy tired of being overlooked, wants UFC title shot

ABU DHABI – Lauren Murphy beat Liliya Shakirova with a second-round submission Saturday on the main card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Murphy, …read more

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DC: Khabib Didn’t Want To Hurt Gaethje In Front Of His Parents

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Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje last Saturday (Oct. 24, 2020) at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi via submission (triangle choke) to …read more

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UFC 255 official with two flyweight title fights, more bouts announced for November pay-per-view

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Following a monthlong run in Abu Dhabi, the UFC will return to Las Vegas for the remainder of 2020.
The promotion on Saturday confirmed its next …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Edson Barboza to fight out UFC contract, will be ‘open to offers’ after next fight

Edson Barboza defeated Makwan Amirkhani via decision earlier this month in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Edson Barboza returned to the win column with a decision …read more

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Tai Tuivasa embracing addiction that comes with winning after snapping skid at UFC 254

ABU DHABI – Tai Tuivasa beat Stefan Struve with a first-round TKO Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC 254 Aftermath: Where do we go from here? Making the case for a lightweight tournament

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This past Saturday, UFC 254 took place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and it’s an event that will go down …read more

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Posted on October 26, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Prolific submission finisher Joel Alvarez knew to be patient at UFC 254

ABU DHABI – Joel Alvarez beat Alexander Yakovlev with a first-round submission Saturday to open up the preliminary card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Matches To Make After UFC 254

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UFC 254 went down yesterday (Oct. 24, 2020) inside Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The event …read more

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UFC 254 video: Alexander Volkov says Walt Harris’ striking was ‘light’ and ‘easy’

ABU DHABI – UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov spoke to reporters after UFC 254 and assessed his win over Walt Harris on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. The former Bellator heavyweight champ …read more

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UFC 254 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 five athletes, Saturday’s UFC 254 event marked that special moment …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Miranda Maverick: 'I'm ready to scare this entire division' after UFC 254

ABU DHABI – Miranda Maverick beat Liana Jojua with a first-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Maverick, …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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UFC 254 post-event facts: Examining Khabib Nurmagomedov's historic retirement resume

The UFC’s final event of its second “Fight Island” stint went down Saturday with UFC 254, which took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
In the main …read more

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Callout Collection: Who UFC 254 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them

Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout.
So after Saturday’s UFC 254 event in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 254: The fallout of Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement

What mattered most at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov closes career with UFC 254 Performance Bonus

In the UFC’s final event of its second stint on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov put on a masterful performance in the final fight of his …read more

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Jon Jones says he ‘grants’ Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC top Pound for Pound spot

Prior to Saturday’s UFC 254 event in Abu Dhabi, UFC president Dana White stated that he believed Khabib Nurmagomedov would pass Jon Jones as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the …read more

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Fighters react to Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement following UFC 254

Following his UFC 254 submission win over Justin Gaethje on Saturday, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took his gloves off inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi and announced his retirement. …read more

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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje results and post-fight analysis

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Mookie Alexander recaps and analyzes all the action from UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. I am pretty comfortable with calling UFC …read more

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Posted on October 24, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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UFC 254 post-fight bonuses: Nurmagomedov stops Gaethje then retires

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Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje The Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE was …read more

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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje fight card

UFC 254: Khabib vs GaethjeDate: October 24, 2020Venue: Flash ArenaLocation: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

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Fighter Awards & Bonuses ($50,000 each)– Fight of the Night: ???– Performance of the Night: …read more

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Posted on October 24, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Post-Fight Press Conference video

The stars of UFC 254 field questions from the media following Saturday’s blockbuster event on UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Tune in for the UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje …read more

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Posted on October 24, 2020, 6:46 pm By
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UFC 254 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC 254 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off at 11 …read more

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UFC 254 ‘Embedded’ (Ep. 5): ‘Weight cuts break anybody’

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The latest UFC Embedded episode for UFC 254 is out, and it tracks all the headliners across the Fight Island hotel in Abu Dhabi as they …read more

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Posted on October 23, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Video: UFC 254 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC 254 weigh-ins, the UFC fighters at Saturday’s event squared off one last time in Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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Posted on October 23, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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UFC 254 video: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje weigh-in staredown

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ABU DHABI – Watch UFC lightweight champs Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje face off before their title unifier on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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UFC 254 weigh-in results: Khabib and Gaethje make championship weight; two fighters miss the mark

The UFC’s final event of its second Fight Island stint is set following the late-night (North American time) UFC 254 weigh-in from Abu Dhabi.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was the …read more

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UFC 254 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC 254 weigh-ins, all 24 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday morning local …read more

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Posted on October 23, 2020, 2:16 am By
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Alex Oliveira vows to KO Rakhmonov at UFC 254: ‘He hasn’t faced a really tough guy yet’

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Welterweight Alex Oliveira expects to finish newcomer Shavkat Rakhmonov in Abu Dhabi at UFC 254. Welterweight banger Alex Oliveira is not …read more

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Can Gaethje stay off the cage, or will Khabib sweep him off his feet?

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC 254 PPV event at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. With picks and …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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UFC 254 Embedded (Ep. 4): ‘When Allah Is With You, Nobody Can Beat You’

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Watch the fourth episode of UFC 254 Embedded, bringing you behind the scenes on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi en route to the biggest UFC PPV of …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Khamzat Chimaev says he likes Robert Whittaker but will “have to smash” him

Khamzat Chimaev is a scary guy who is clearly gunning for as many big fights as he can get his hands on. He’s currently in Abu Dhabi, and has his …read more

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Abu Dhabi reps anxious to welcome UFC back, say Etihad Arena will be ready for 2021 return

ABU DHABI – UFC president Dana White has made it clear the UFC will visit Abu Dhabi frequently for the foreseeable future, and local reps seem just fine with the …read more

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Live! UFC 254 weigh in results and video

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See what happens on the scales for UFC 254. All eyes are on Abu Dhabi this weekend as UFC lightweight champion Khabib …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2020, 4:16 am By
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UFC 254 Odds, Under Dogs And Best Bets!

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Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC 254, which is set to hit “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, …read more

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UFC full fight video: Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Dustin Poirier to improve to 28-0

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier full fight video to see Nurmagomedov and Poirier’s lightweight championship unification bout UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Sept. …read more

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Moraes vs Font Booked For UFC Event On Dec. 19

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After getting knocked out by Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Island 5 a few weeks ago (see it) in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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UFC 254 Embedded Ep. 3: Khabib And ‘DC’ Reunited!

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The latest UFC Embedded episode for UFC 254 is out, and it tracks all the headliners across the Fight Island hotel in Abu Dhabi as they …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2020, 7:46 pm By
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UFC 254 free fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s 28th career win followed a familiar blueprint as he continued his reign as the UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion.
Nurmagomedov faced off against then-interim champion Dustin Poirier in the main …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White says UFC 254 is ‘trending to be the biggest fight we’ve ever had’

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On Saturday afternoon, Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his UFC lightweight title against interim champion Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. The fight presents what many …read more

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‘Cowboy’ Oliveira Discusses Desire to Call Out Anthony Pettis, Nearly Retiring in 2019

Fighting for the second time in Abu Dhabi in 2020, Alex Oliveira will face the undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 254 on Saturday. …read more

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UFC 254 Timeline: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje 

With UFC 254 just days away, see how UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje ended up fighting for the UFC lightweight title Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
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Bye! Khabib Evicts Chandler From Fight Island

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Michael Chandler flew all the way to Abu Dhabi just to make weight and go home.
That’s according to reigning UFC …read more

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UFC 254 'Embedded,' No. 1: The champ is here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAgtrZoApSg&feature=youtu.beOne of the most highly anticipated fights of 2020 goes down on Saturday night.
UFC 254 takes place Saturday at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card …read more

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UFC 254: Make your predictions for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC 254 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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How to watch UFC 254: Fight card, start time, online results, where to stream Khabib vs. Gaethje

The UFC wraps up a five-event run in Abu Dhabi this week with UFC 254. Here’s how to watch, as well as event information, key storylines and more. …read more

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Posted on October 19, 2020, 12:47 pm By
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Matches To Make After UFC Fight Island 6

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UFC Fight Island 6 went down last night (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) inside Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United …read more

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Jessica Andrade Confident in Ability to Test Valentina Shevchenko After Win in Flyweight Debut

Jessica Andrade became the first woman in UFC history to win a bout in three different weight classes with her first-round stoppage of Katyln Chookagian in Abu Dhabi on Saturday …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 38: Brian Ortega's brilliance, Jessica Andrade's flyweight debut

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 38 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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Maxim Grishin: Win over Gadzhimurad Antigulov was a foregone conclusion

ABU DHABI – Maxim Grishin beat Gadzhimurad Antigulov with a second-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 38 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Posted on October 18, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 38 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 three athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event marked that …read more

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Posted on October 18, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Dana White drops UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje cold open video

The UFC is headed into the final event of the five-show stint of its second run on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The promotion has gone all-in with a lightweight …read more

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Winners, Loser From UFC Fight Island 6

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UFC Fight Island 6 went down last night (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) inside Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United …read more

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Jessica Andrade land UFC Fight Island 6 bonus as she pounces on flyweight division

The UFC is nearing the end of its second stint on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, but the hits just keep on coming.

Performance of the Night: Jessica Andrade

Leading the charge …read more

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Revamped Brian Ortega Shuts Out Chan Sung Jung in UFC Fight Night 180 Main Event

Brian Ortega returns from close to a two-year layoff to dominate Chan Sung Jung on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. …read more

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UFC Fight Island 6 bonuses: Jimmy Crute wows with POTN knockout

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Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie The Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE was …read more

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UFC Fight Island 6 post-fight press conference video

Watch the UFC Fight Island 6 post-fight press conference following Saturday night’s fights in Abu Dhabi, where Brian Ortega squares off with The Korean Zombie (Chan Sung Jung) to determine …read more

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UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie

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MMA Fighting has UFC Fight Island 6 results for the Ortega vs. Jung fight card in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, live blogs of the …read more

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Video: UFC Fight Island 6 preview show

With UFC Fight Island 6 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines of Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including …read more

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Posted on October 16, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 6: New Blood!

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UFC Fight Island 6, which takes place tomorrow night (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020) inside Flash. Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, took plenty …read more

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Video: UFC Fight Island 6 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC Fight Island 6 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off for the final time before Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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Khamzat Chimaev Comments On Possible Fights With Darren Till & Demian Maia

Khamzat Chimaev isn’t sure who he is fighting next but is pretty confident he can defeat whoever it may be. He spoke with reporters recently in Abu Dhabi about some …read more

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Posted on October 16, 2020, 2:46 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 38 faceoffs video live stream from Abu Dhabi (11 a.m. ET)

ABU DHABI – After the UFC on ESPN+ 38 fighter weigh-ins are set, the fighters will face off one more time before Saturday’s event.
In the main event, former title challengers …read more

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Posted on October 16, 2020, 1:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 6 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC Fight Island 6 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday …read more

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Posted on October 16, 2020, 11:16 am By
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Calvillo Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out Of UFC 254

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The upcoming UFC 254 pay per view event — set to go down on Oct 24, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab …read more

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Calvillo withdraws from UFC 254 bout vs. Murphy

UFC flyweight Cynthia Calvillo has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout against Lauren Murphy at UFC 254 next week in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and has been replaced …read more

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X-Factor! Some UFC Fight Island 6 Main Card Predictions

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This weekend (Sat., Oct. 17, 2020), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will continue its stay at “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Posted on October 14, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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With Rafael dos Anjos out, Islam Makhachev won't compete at UFC 254

Islam Makhachev won’t be fighting this month.
The UFC was unable to find the lightweight competitor a short-notice replacement opponent for UFC 254 on Oct. 24 in Abu Dhabi. Yahoo Sports …read more

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UFC Fight Island 6 media day live now

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At UFC Fight Island 6 media day, the top fighters on the main card will meet with the media Wednesday morning in Abu Dhabi. The …read more

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Video: Laura Sanko says UFC needs to tap into women’s atomweight division

ABU DHABI – UFC broadcaster Laura Sanko speaks with reporters in Abu Dhabi to preview UFCFight Island 6 on Saturday, her close relationship with MMA coach and fighter James Krause, …read more

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Video: Megan Olivi explains why she hasn’t watched UFC Fight Island: Declassified

ABU DHABI – UFC broadcaster Megan Olivi spoke with reporters in Abu Dhabi to preview UFC Fight Island 6 on Saturday, the headliner between Brian Ortega and The Korean …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 38: Make your predictions for Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 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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Impa Kasanganay Releases Statement On Highlight Reel Loss To Joaquin Buckley

Impa Kasanganay suffered the first loss of his MMA career this weekend in Abu Dhabi. He was finished by Joaquin Buckley in the 2nd round via a highlight reel worthy …read more

Source:: MMANews

Marlon Moraes Says Fight With Cory Sandhagen Was Stopped Early

Cory Sandhagen finished Marlon Moraes in the 2nd round of their main event fight this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Moraes was hit with a spinning wheel kick leading to the …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC on ESPN+ 37 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 six athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 37 event marked that …read more

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Posted on October 12, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Marlon Moraes argues ‘probably a little early stoppage’ in his fight with Cory Sandhagen

Cory Sandhagen (blue gloves) looks to finish the fight against Marlon Moraes (red gloves) at UFC Fight Island 5 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 37: Sandhagen's potential, Buckley's viral KO, more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 37 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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Posted on October 11, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 5 Post-Fight Press Conference Video

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Following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen at Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the main event and co-main event winners fielded questions during the …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5 Bonuses: Joaquin Buckley cashes in with ridiculous KO

Following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen event at Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the fight promotion announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses.

In …read more

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Cory Sandhagen makes statement, stops Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5

The UFC octagon was on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. It was the third consecutive event in the EAU as …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5 bonuses: Buckley stuns with highlight reel knockout

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Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen The Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE was home …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen results and post-fight analysis

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Dayne Fox gives instant analysis to the explosive action from Abu Dhabi, topped by Cory Sandhagen disposing of Marlon Moraes and …read more

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Pros react after Cory Sandhagen TKO’s Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 5 event in Abu Dhabi was headlined by a bantamweight bout featuring Marlon Moraes taking on Cory Sandhagen. The former bantamweight title challenger, Moraes (23-7-1 MMA), …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5 Results: Cory Sandhagen TKO’s Marlon Moraes (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 5 event in Abu Dhabi is headlined by a bantamweight bout featuring Marlon Moraes taking on Cory Sandhagen. The former bantamweight title challenger, Moraes (23-6-1 MMA), …read more

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Pros react to Marcin Tybura defeating Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Island 5

A heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC Fight Island event in Abu Dhabi. Rothwell (38-12 MMA) entered the contest …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5 Results: Marcin Tybura defeats Ben Rothwell

A heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura takes place on the main card of tonight’s UFC Fight Island event in Abu Dhabi. Rothwell (38-12 MMA) has gone 2-2 …read more

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Edson Barboza sick of ‘doing just enough’ in split losses, out to stop Makwan Amirkhani on Fight Island

Edson Barboza looks for his first win as a featherweight against Makwan Amirkhani in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC

Edson Barboza doesn’t think it’s fair that he’s on a …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 37 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 37 event at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5: ‘Moraes vs. Sandhagen’ Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Abu Dhabi for tonight’s UFC Fight Island 5 event, a 13-bout fight card headlined by Marlon Moraes vs. Corey Sandhagen. The former bantamweight title challenger, Moraes …read more

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UFC Fight Night 179 Weigh-in Results: No Drama on the Scale

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s latest stint on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, continues on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 179. …read more

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Video: UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-in staredowns

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After UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off for the final time before Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi.

…read more

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UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-in results: Main event official

On Saturday night, the UFC will return to our screens with the under-the-radar UFC Fight Island 5 card on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Island 5 will be …read more

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UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-in results

On Saturday night, the UFC will return to our screens with the under-the-radar UFC Fight Island 5 card on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Island 5 will be …read more

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Posted on October 9, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC Fight Island 5 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday …read more

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Posted on October 9, 2020, 12:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen preview

Take a look at UFC Fight Island 5’s bantamweight main event matchup between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen set to go down on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi.

Moraes is only …read more

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Can Moraes find his counters? Or will Sandhagen drown him in volume?

June M. Williams

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

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Posted on October 8, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Fight Island 5: Prelims preview

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Get the dish on the early action out of Abu Dhabi, featuring rising prospect Impa Kasanganay clashing with hard-hitting Joaquin Buckley …read more

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