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UFC on ESPN+ 3 staff predictions: 'Marreta' Santos or Blachowicz in 205 showdown in Prague?

Blachowicz
vs.
Santos
De Lima
vs.
Struve
Oleksiejczuk
vs.
Villante
Carmouche
vs.
Pudilova
Dodson
vs.
Yan
Ankalaev
vs.
Farias
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2019: 30-10

Santos
(72%)

Struve
(58%)

Oleksiejczuk
(57%)

Carmouche
(70%)

Yan
(70%)

Ankalaev
(72%)
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2019: 30-10

Blachowicz

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Brian Garcia@thegoze2019: 30-102017 Champion

Blachowicz

Struve

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Farias
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2019: 30-10

Santos

De Lima

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Matt Erickson@MMAjunkieMatt2019: 29-11

Santos

De Lima

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Farias
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2019: 29-112016 Champion

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2019: 28-12

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2019: 28-122014 Champion

Santos

De Lima

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2019: 27-13

Santos

De Lima

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Simon Samano@SJSamano2019: 26-14

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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UFC Prague: 9 reasons to watch Czech debut with key Blachowicz-Santos slugfest

The UFC breaks new ground Saturday when it brings UFC on ESPN+ 3 to Prague. The fight card marks the promotion’s first visit to the Czech Republic.
In the main event, …read more

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Paul Felder out of surgery, hopeful for hospital release Saturday

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UFC lightweight Paul Felder could be released from the hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery to repair a …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-in highlights: We're good to go in Prague

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-ins took place today in the Czech Republic, paving the way for Saturday’s UFC debut in the country.
UFC on ESPN+ 3 takes place …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos -- how to watch, plus full analysis

How to watch UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos, which takes place on Saturday in Prague. The main card can be seen on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET, with prelims …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Alexander Volkov Vs. Alistair Overeem to Headline UFC on ESPN+ 7

The UFC will be making its return to Russia this Spring, and they will be taking one of Russia’s own with them when Alexander Volkov headlines the UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem headlines UFC on ESPN+ 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia

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The UFC is heading back to Russia in April with a pair of heavyweights in the main …read more

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UFC Prague: Blachowicz vs Santos weigh-in video

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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UFC Prague weigh-in results: Two fighters miss weight ahead of Blachowicz vs Santos

The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its first trip to Prague, Croatia, with this week’s UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 3, which features a light heavyweight showdown in the main event. …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:46 pm By
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Michel Prazeres accepts responsibility for current struggles but wants ranked opponent with UFC Prague win

Michel Prazeres has more career victories than all but one other fighter at this week’s UFC on ESPN+ 3 event, and yet he’s not even featured in the top half …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Diego Ferreira plans on finishing Rustam Khabilov at UFC Prague: 'People will pay attention'

Diego Ferreira knows exactly what lies ahead of him at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 3, but he sees Rustam Khabilov as an opportunity more than a challenge.
“He’s very tough,” Ferreira …read more

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UFC Prague official weigh-in video highlights

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 official weigh-ins took place this morning in the Czech Republic, and while a pair of fighters missed weight, all 13 bouts on the card …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:46 am By
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Video: Watch today's UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 am By
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UFC on ESPN+ 3 weigh-in results and live video stream (3 a.m. ET)

PRAGUE – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 3 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT).
The early …read more

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New Blood! Urso Branco And The Austrian Wonderboy

Despite taking place in the relatively unfamiliar locale of Prague, Czech Republic, UFC Fight Night 145 (a.k.a. UFC on ESPN+ 3) is surprisingly short on new faces, with two of …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 am By
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UFC Phoenix averages 1.46 million viewers

The ratings and viewership numbers are in for the first UFC on ESPN television card. The UFC’s debut main card broadcast on ESPN went up against stiff competition last Sunday, …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 1:46 am By
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Cain Breaks The Bank At UFC Phoenix

UFC on ESPN 1 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the “Ngannou vs Velasquez” event on Sunday (Feb. 17, 2019) from inside Talking Stick Resort & Casino in Phoenix, …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Opinion | Move over Brock Lesnar, Francis Ngannou should be next in line to challenge Daniel Cormier

26 seconds.

That’s the time it took for the human destroyer, Francis Ngannou, to put down arguably the greatest heavyweight fighter in MMA history at the UFC’s inaugural ESPN event.

Cain …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 salaries: Cain Velasquez ($450k) banks highest paycheck in Phoenix

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Despite a quick TKO loss to onetime title challenger Francis Ngannou, ex-heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez banked the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Salaries: Cain Velasquez Makes Bank

The State Athletic Commission released the UFC on ESPN 1 salaries on Thursday and some of the top tier talents got paid some major cash. UFC on ESPN 1 took …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC Prague Odds: Who wins, Jan Blachowicz or Thiago Santos?

Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos headline the UFC’s first foray in Prague, Croatia. This Saturday, they headline UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 3, each of them hoping to take a …read more

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Official Poster For UFC on ESPN+ 6 Released (Photo)

The official poster for UFC on ESPN+ 6 has officially been released. Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson headlines. He’ll face former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. The …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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UFC Phoenix medical suspensions: Cain Velasquez gets lengthy sit after Ngannou loss

On Sunday, the UFC held its first show on big ESPN, where Cain Velasquez made his long-awaited return to the Octagon to take on Francis Ngannou in Phoenix, Arizona.

The fight …read more

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Check out the official poster for UFC on ESPN+ 6 in Nashville

The UFC has a pretty sweet-sounding tune for its main event in “Music City” next month.
In the main event at UFC on ESPN+ 6, two-time 170-pound title challenger Stephen Thompson …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Video: UFC Prague media day face-offs, with a little Petr Yan non-verbal shade

PRAGUE – The first face-offs from this week’s UFC on ESPN+ 3 are in the books, and on a card with some big men, it was a couple of small …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 12:46 pm By
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Rogan explains why he won’t call fights for UFC on ESPN cards

Veteran UFC analyst Joe Rogan is not willing to change his current setup of just calling pay-per-view events. Since the UFC expanded its yearly schedule, veteran analyst Joe Rogan …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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UFC Phoenix draws best Fight Night numbers in three years

The UFC recently held their very first main card to air on ESPN with UFC Phoenix on February 17.

In the main event, we witnessed the return of the former two-time …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 4:46 am By
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Felder undergoes surgery on collapsed lung

Paul Felder underwent successful surgery Wednesday, his manager told ESPN, after suffering a collapsed lung during Sunday night’s unanimous decision win over James Vick at UFC Phoenix. …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 3:16 am By
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UFC Fight Night debut on ESPN draws solid ratings against tough competition

The first ever UFC Fight Night card on ESPN drew solid ratings this past Sunday night while going up against some tough competition.
The card featuring Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 3:16 am By
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UFC On ESPN 1 Averages 1,463,000 Viewers

The average viewership for UFC on ESPN 1 has been revealed. UFC on ESPN 1 took in an overnight television rating of 1.1. All signs pointed to the event having …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 3:16 am By
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UFC headed back to Canada with UFC on ESPN+ 8 in Ottawa, including Brunson-Theodorou

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The UFC is set to return to Canada in May with a second trip to the market in Ottawa, …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 1:16 am By
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UFC Phoenix averages 1,463,000 viewers

Sunday’s UFC show, which was headlined by Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez, did 1,463,000 viewers on ESPN, the best number for a main card cable Fight night in more than …read more

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UFC ‘Prague’ Main Card ‘X-Factor!’

This Saturday (Feb. 23, 2019), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) travels to 02 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, for UFC Fight Night 145 on ESPN+ (click here to watch!). In general, …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 12:16 am By
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UFC rankings: Felder, Sterling climb in respective divisions

The first UFC event to air on the main ESPN network led to a little rankings movement this week. The UFC’s debut on the big ESPN network saw a …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Joe Rogan says he’s only calling pay-per view events during the UFC’s ESPN era

Joe Rogan has become as synonymous with the UFC brand as any commentator in sports or entertainment over the years. Like Joe Buck calling the World Series, Mike Emrick calling …read more

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Reports: Paige VanZant vs. Poliana Botelho set for UFC 236

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The UFC’s spring pay-per-view continues to grow with the addition of a new women’s flyweight fight.
Paige VanZant …read more

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Bob Arum Claims To Have Sent Deontay Wilder ‘Tremendous’ ESPN Offer

Tyson Fury recently signing with Top Rank Boxing and ESPN might have just thrown a huge wrench in the boxing heavyweight division’s plans. With the heavyweight division’s three top heavyweights …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 1 Main Card Averages 1.463 Million Viewers

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on ESPN Network appears to be a success. …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 1 Medical Suspensions: Cain Velasquez Facing 180-Day Layoff

Cain Velasquez is looking at a potential six-month suspension following his loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 1 last weekend. …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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John Dodson: I’ll Crush Petr Yan At UFC Prague, Remind People I Belong Here

John Dodson is out to prove something this weekend (Sat. February 23, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 3. Dodson has lost four of his last seven fights. His most recent …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Medical Suspensions: Cain Velasquez Among Nine Fighters to Receive Lengthy Layoffs

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC on ESPN 1, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form …read more

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Kron Gracie: The Gracie name is like a gift and a curse (UFC on ESPN 1)

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Kron Gracie’s family founded the UFC. His father is one of the most storied fighters of all time, not only in mixed martial arts, but in …read more

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Video: Take a look back at ESPN’s special on Cris Cyborg and the dangers of extreme weight cutting

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A couple of years ago, Cris Cyborg was the focal point of an ESPN “Outside the Lines” special on the dangers of extreme weight cutting, …read more

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Francis Ngannou Reveals The Last Time He Spoke To Dana White

Its been a while since Francis Ngannou spoke to UFC President Dana White. One year to be exact. Speaking to ESPN, “The Predator” reveals he hasn’t talked to the UFC …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Lomachenko returns April 12th on ESPN+

Boxing’s arguable top pound-for-pound fighter will be on ESPN+ for his next fight. Vasyl Lomachenko’s first fight of 2019 is confirmed.
On Tuesday, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported …read more

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Joe Rogan explains why he’s not calling UFC on ESPN events

UFC commentator Joe Rogan hasn’t been featured on either of the US-based UFC on ESPN broadcasts this year, and now we know why.

The former “Fear Factor” host, who has been …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Fallout - If I Did It

Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond. This week we discuss the fallout from UFC …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 6:16 am By
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UFC on ESPN 1 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 4:16 am By
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UFC commentator Joe Rogan plans to call pay-per-views only in ESPN era

Joe Rogan claims he enjoys his role as UFC commentator now more than ever. However, that’s purely because of the workload.
Rogan has been the UFC’s more well-known color commentator for …read more

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Posted on February 20, 2019, 2:46 am By
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Predictions! UFC ‘Prague’ ‘Prelims’ Preview - Pt. 2

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Feb. 23, 2019) when UFC Fight Night 145: “Santos vs. Blachowicz” storms O2 Arena …read more

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One Person Wasn’t Thrilled With Luque-Barberena Brawl

Vicente Luque picked up his fourth straight win this past Sunday night (Feb. 17, 2019) after defeating Bryan Barberena in an all-out slugfest at UFC on ESPN 1 in Phoenix, …read more

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Rogan Explains ESPN Absence

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) multi-million dollar deal with ESPN has gotten of to a scorching start with its first two events, but it’s very clear the deal is missing one …read more

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Vicente Luque will upgrade honeymoon trip to Ireland with UFC Phoenix bonus

Eighth stoppage victory in nine bouts. ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. One of the biggest topics from UFC’s first card on ESPN. Vicente Luque’s night at UFC Phoenix was perfect …read more

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UFC 236 to get Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya interim title bout

After some recent speculation as the date draws closer, we now know the second bout for UFC 236 which takes place on April 13.

ESPN has confirmed that at UFC 236 …read more

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Big Whoop

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) booked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) phenom, Kron Gracie, to make his Octagon debut at the UFC on ESPN 1 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend in …read more

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Luke Sanders Could Barely Walk Before UFC on ESPN 1 Victory

Luke Sanders just picked up one of the biggest victories of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Over the weekend (Sun. February 17, 2019) “Cool Hand” knocked out former UFC …read more

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UFC Rankings Report: Cain Velasquez Rejoins Top 10

We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend’s UFC on ESPN 1 event. Check out the changes here: Pound for Pound: No changes. Women’s Strawweight: …read more

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Posted on February 19, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Cain Velasquez on Freak Knee Injury During Francis Ngannou Fight (UFC on ESPN 1)

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Pretty much everyone was excited for Cain Velasquez’s return to the Octagon at UFC on ESPN 1 in Phoenix, but most assuredly he was.
A former …read more

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Daily Debate: Is Francis Ngannou winning or Cain Velasquez losing the bigger deal?

The UFC on ESPN 1 headliner came and went in just 26 seconds after Francis Ngannou made quick work of Cain Velasquez with a knockout victory.
How the fight came to …read more

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Coach: Cain Velasquez never said anything about tweaking his knee during open workout

Cain Velasquez returned to the octagon at UFC on ESPN 1 after two-and-a-half years away, only to last 26 seconds with Francis Ngannou before losing by knockout. It was one …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Cain Velasquez after UFC on ESPN 1 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC on ESPN 1’s key winning fighters?)
After every event, fans wonder whom the losing fighters will be matched up with next.
With another …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Francis Ngannou and UFC on ESPN 1's other key winners?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Cain Velasquez after UFC on ESPN 1 loss?)
After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next.
With another …read more

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Art of the split decision: Gian Villante explains 'the worst thing ever'

Listening to the reading of a split decision might just be the most agonizing moment possible in an MMA fight. Gian Villante, fighting on ESPN + on Saturday, has four …read more

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Luke Sanders couldn't walk normally before UFC on ESPN 1, but he wouldn't miss his chance

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PHOENIXLuke Sanders picked up the biggest win of his career on Sunday night, downing former …read more

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Tyson Fury inks ESPN deal reportedly worth more than $100m

That Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder rematch that, just days ago, seemed like an imminent possibility? Let’s just pump the brakes on all of that talk.

In a surprising twist, …read more

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Manny Bermudez admits even he's surprised by current winning streak, wants Sean O'Malley next

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PHOENIX – With 14 straight wins to open his professional career, Manny Bermudez admits even he had …read more

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Joe Rogan Reacts To Francis Ngannou’s Win Over Cain Velasquez (Video)

Joe Rogan wasn’t in the booth for UFC on ESPN 1, but he was certainly watching. Rogan is a longtime color commentator for the UFC, but he limits his appearances …read more

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Dana White Nixes Francis Ngannou Title Shot, Says Daniel Cormier Has Next Opponent Set

Francis Ngannou believes he’s ready for a title shot following his 26-second finish of Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1, but Dana White has other ideas. …read more

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Trading Shots: What to make of Cain Velasquez after this latest disappointment

Did we see Cain Velasquez’s body fail him, or did we see Francis Ngannou fell him at UFC on ESPN 1? And, for Velasquez’s future prospects, which would be worse? …read more

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Predictions! UFC ‘Prague’ ‘Prelims’ Preview - Pt. 1

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Feb. 23, 2019) when UFC Fight Night 145: “Santos vs. Blachowicz” storms O2 Arena …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Scores 1.1 TV Rating Overnight

Overnight television ratings for the main card of UFC on ESPN 1 have been released and things are looking promising. While viewership numbers aren’t available at this time, UFC on …read more

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Tyson Fury signs reported $103 million deal with ESPN

Undefeated heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury will be co-promoted by Top Rank, which means his next several fights will be on ESPN platforms. In completely unexpected news on Monday, former …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 post-event facts: Gracie family finally returns to UFC win column

The UFC hosted a rare Sunday night event this weekend with UFC on ESPN 1, which took place at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, and aired on ESPN following …read more

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Francis Ngannou Thinks He Deserves a Title Shot Next

Francis Ngannou spoke about his win over Cain Velasquez following Sunday’s UFC on ESPN 1 event in Phoenix, Ariz. Following the 26-second finish of the former champion, Ngannou believes his …read more

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Posted on February 19, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Ngannou vs Velasquez Does Big Ratings For ESPN

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staged its first-ever event on big ESPN last night (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) as UFC on ESPN 1: “Ngannou vs Velasquez” went down from inside Talking …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 1: Fights to make

All the best, most interesting, and unquestionable coolest fights the UFC needs to book following their latest event in Phoenix, AZ. The UFC’s first card on ESPN was a reasonable …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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Ngannou vs Velasquez Does Big Ratings For ESPN

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staged its first-ever event on big ESPN last night (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) as UFC on ESPN 1: “Ngannou vs Velasquez” went down from inside Talking …read more

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Lentz Banks Big Reebok Bucks In Phoenix

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back at it again last night (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) as UFC on ESPN 1 took place from inside Talking Stick Resort & Casino in …read more

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Matches To Make Following UFC Phoenix

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) as UFC on ESPN 1 went down from inside Talking Stick Resort & Casino on …read more

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You know who didn't like Vicente Luque's UFC Phoenix win? The woman he marries in three weeks

PHOENIX – Vicente Luque didn’t follow the gameplan at Sunday’s UFC on ESPN 1 – at least not as far as his fiancee is concerned.
With their upcoming wedding scheduled for …read more

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC on ESPN+ 3 in Prague

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 3 event in Prague.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout …read more

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The biggest winners from UFC on ESPN 1

On Sunday night, the Octagon finally took center stage on the largest sports platform in the world, as the UFC debuted on ESPN.

Whether it was the return of Cain …read more

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Knobby Knees ... Or Potent Punch? Velasquez, Ngannou Debate ESPN Ending

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, was stopped by Francis Ngannou in the UFC on ESPN 1 main event last night in Phoenix, Arizona, after just 26 …read more

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Why Didn’t Joe Rogan Make the Jump to ESPN with the UFC?

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship earlier this year entered its biggest, most prestigious media partnership ever when it began a long-term broadcasting deal with ESPN and the sports …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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UFC Phoenix bonuses revealed

On Sunday night, the UFC debuted on ESPN with the exciting UFC Phoenix card.

The card was topped by a dynamite heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez, but …read more

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Paul Felder Suffered Collapsed Lunge During UFC on ESPN Bout

Paul Felder won a hard-fought unanimous decision at the first UFC Fight Night on ESPN on Sunday in Phoenix, but he also suffered a severe injury in the waning moments …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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Paul Felder suffered a collapsed lung during UFC on ESPN 1 fight, but it's fine. He has two.

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Just like they said they would, Paul Felder and James Vick went toe to toe in a …read more

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Aljamain Sterling wants Marlon Moraes rematch, but also would like to humble Cody Garbrandt

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PHOENIX – If you watched Sunday’s UFC on ESPN 1 grudge match between Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie …read more

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Beer Is More Important Than Breathing

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran, Paul Felder, captured a unanimous decision win over fellow 155-pound stalwart, James Vick, in the UFC on ESPN 1 co-main event last night in …read more

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Paul Felder Suffered Collapsed Lung During Victory Over James Vick at UFC on ESPN 1

If his fights weren’t proof enough, no there is now even more evidence that Paul Felder is as tough as they come. …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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UFC ‘Phoenix’: What Happened Last Night?!?!?!?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its presence known to Phoenix, Arizona, last night (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) for its debut event on ESPN. Unlike last week’s event, UFC on ESPN …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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‘Disappointed’ Daniel Cormier Vows to Beat Francis Ngannou in Potential Title Bout

As one of Cain Velasquez’s closest friends, the UFC on ESPN 1 main event was difficult to watch for Daniel Cormier. …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 1, including an instant slip vs. punch debate

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 1 in Phoenix? Here’s a thing or two …
1. A bad knee or a good punch?
The weird and sudden ending to the main …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Francis Ngannou: Velasquez’s Knee Buckled After An Uppercut On His Chin

Francis Ngannou says Cain Velasquez didn’t lose at UFC on ESPN 1 by some fluke. Ngannou took on Velasquez in the main event of UFC on ESPN 1 last night …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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What’s next for the UFC Phoenix main and co-main event fighters?

The UFC had its first card on big ESPN last night. In the co-main event of the evening, we witnessed a battle between two top lightweights in James Vick and …read more

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After ‘Fight of the Year’ Candidate, Vicente Luque Covets Showdown with Neil Magny

Vicente Luque has been on a torrid run inside the Octagon, but Sunday’s knockout win over Bryan Barberena at UFC on ESPN 1 might be his best ever. …read more

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Francis Ngannou assures he dropped Cain Velasquez with a punch

Last night, in the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut event on ESPN, Francis Ngannou picked up arguably the biggest win of his career, defeating former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez …read more

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Cain Velasquez Says UFC On ESPN 1 Loss Due To ‘Freak Accident’

Cain Velasquez doesn’t believe Francis Ngannou’s uppercut is what caused him to hit the canvas at UFC on ESPN 1. Last night (Feb. 17), Velasquez made his return to the …read more

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Posted on February 18, 2019, 3:46 pm By
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What’s Next For Cain Velasquez?

Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone, as UFC on ESPN 1 blew the roof off Talking Stick Resort & Casino last Sunday night (Feb. 17, 2019) in Phoenix, …read more

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Watch Nate Diaz and Dana White's quick and awkward hello backstage at UFC on ESPN 1

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It seems all we ever hear from UFC President Dana White on Nate Diaz these days is negative, mostly the fact that he doesn’t …read more

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