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Sources: Nelson-Oliveira targeted for UFC 231

A welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Alex Oliveira is close to be finalized for UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Dana White’s State of the UFC: Khabib vs. McGregor Fallout, DC vs. Lewis, Brock Lesnar, GSP, and More

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Dana White, in a recent interview with ESPN, talked at length about all things UFC. Of course, the …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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Commentator Jon Anik Signs Extension with UFC Ahead of Promotion’s ESPN Partnership

Jon Anik will remain part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s broadcast team as the promotion transitions into its partnership with ESPN next year. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Jon Anik signs four-year contract extension with the UFC

With the UFC leaving Fox and entering the ESPN era, changes were expected. One big question heading into this transition is how the UFC broadcast team would be affected. Well, …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Jessica Eye Returns At UFC 231

UFC 231 has just picked up a women’s flyweight contest. Initially reported by ESPN, it was officially announced Jessica Eye vs. Katlyn Chookagian will take place on the card. Both …read more

Source:: MMANews

Crawford does huge ratings on ESPN, Bellator MMA has mixed results

The ratings are in for Terence Crawford’s win over Jose Benavidez Jr, as well as both Bellator MMA cards from over the weekend. Last weekend may not have had a …read more

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Video: Terence Crawford wipes out Jose Benavidez in 12th round

Jose Benavidez Jr said that he didn’t see anything special in Terence Crawford. He was made to eat those words. In the lead-up to Saturday’s Top Rank on ESPN main …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Report: Eddie Alvarez Signing With ONE Championship

The Underground King is leaving the UFC and heading to Asia, according to ESPN. After weeks of rumors, it sounds like Eddie Alvarez is ready to sign on the dotted …read more

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Posted on October 13, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Preview: Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.

One of boxing’s pound for pound elite is in action Saturday night on ESPN when Terence Crawford faces Jose Benavidez Jr. Saturday night, ESPN presents their latest fight night, when …read more

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Sources: UFC books Jones-Gustafsson rematch

UFC has booked the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, sources told ESPN. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Sources: Poirier won't fight Diaz due to injury

Dustin Poirier had to pull out of his scheduled lightweight bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 230 because of an undisclosed injury, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Poirier out of UFC 230 due to ‘undisclosed injury’

According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, UFC 230 just lost its co-main event fight. Whether he was serious or not, Nate Diaz has been non-committal about his scheduled co-main …read more

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Cormier-Lewis official as UFC 230 main event

Daniel Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 in New York, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Dominick Cruz Believes UFC Is Gearing Up To Shut Down Men’s Flyweight Division

Dominick Cruz believes the UFC is gearing up for something big. The former UFC bantamweight champion spoke to ESPN during UFC 229 fight week. The 33-year-old hasn’t fought since December …read more

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Posted on October 5, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Jon Jones opens up about Daniel Cormier, USADA, return to UFC

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones spoke exclusively with ESPN about his ongoing feud with rival Daniel Cormier, USADA’s decision to allow him to compete again in October and …read more

Source:: ESPN

Posted on October 5, 2018, 3:46 am By
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Silva responds to McGregor: 'Let's do this'

Conor McGregor said a fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva was something he would be open to down the road. Silva responded to ESPN on Wednesday. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Posted on October 4, 2018, 5:46 am By
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Khabib 'angry' going into fight vs. McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov told ESPN that he’s a “little bit angry” going into his title defense vs. Conor McGregor but downplayed McGregor’s news conference disparaging comments about him, his family and …read more

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Posted on October 1, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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VanZant Promises New Books, More Reality Shows

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) expects to have one of its more mainstream faces participate in the promotion’s upcoming debut on ESPN, following a long (and uneven) run on FOX and …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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VanZant’s ESPN debut in January marks fresh start for fighter

The night of Aug. 27, 2016 looked like it was going to be Paige VanZant’s coming out party.
Competing on the main card of a UFC show being broadcast on Fox, …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Tyron Woodley to Undergo Hand Surgery; Out of UFC 230 Running

The never-ending mystery of who will main event UFC 230 continues, as one leading candidate: Woodley vs. Covington has been ruled out according to an ESPN report that announced Tyron …read more

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Posted on September 21, 2018, 10:46 pm By
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Welterweight Woodley (hand) out 8-12 weeks

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley told ESPN on Friday that he’ll have surgery to repair three torn ligaments in his right hand. Woodley says his doctor told him he’ll be …read more

Source:: ESPN

McGregor cashes in with new 6-fight UFC deal

Conor McGregor has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC, president Dana White told ESPN. The deal includes McGregor’s October fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor trending at 2.5 million buys

UFC president Dana White claims that UFC 229 is trending to outsell the promotion’s record selling pay-per-view, UFC 196, by nearly one million buys.
In an appearance on ESPN’s ‘Get …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Dana White on Jon Jones' USADA suspension: 'The science doesn't lie'

UFC President Dana White is ready to put Jon Jones back in the octagon, though it won’t be this year.
In a prepared statement to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, White agreed with …read more

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Posted on September 20, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Chuck Liddell is back in MMA -- and he doesn't plan on leaving

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will face Tito Ortiz in November after more than eight years away from the Octagon. He spoke with ESPN about his return. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Jedrzejczyk open to moving up to flyweight

Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is open to moving up to flyweight to compete for the belt, she tells ESPN on Monday. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Sources: Anders in for Manuwa to face Santos

Eryk Anders is stepping in on six days’ notice to fight Thiago Santos in the main event of Saturday night’s card, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. …read more

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Mark Hunt ready to prove he's still 'one of the best fighters on the planet'

Mark Hunt, at 44 years old, isn’t ready to stop fighting. The heavyweight contender spoke with ESPN about this weekend’s bout, steroid users in the sport and his relationship with …read more

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Posted on September 13, 2018, 4:46 pm By
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Lyoto Machida's Bellator debut set for Hawaii event vs. ex-champ Rafael Carvalho

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Lyoto Machida’s career with Bellator has a start date.
Bellator President Scott Coker told ESPN.com today that Machida will fight …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

McGregor/Khabib UFC 229 Press Conference Date Set

There is a date for the much anticipated and highly speculated press conference for the Conor McGregor/Khabib Nurmagomedov showdown for UFC 229. Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports that the press …read more

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Posted on September 12, 2018, 5:46 pm By
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Holly Holm Out Until Early 2019 After Knee Operation

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans can expect to see Holly Holm back in early 2019. ESPN reports that “The Preacher’s Daughter” underwent a knee operation to repair an issue with …read more

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Posted on September 8, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Antonina Shevchenko Draws Ranked Opponent for Debut

Antonina Shevchenko, the older sister of Valentina Shevchenko, is reported to be making her UFC debut against Ashlee Evans-Smith, according to an ESPN report. The bout is scheduled to take …read more

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PVZ cleared to re-start training, Ostovich bout back on

‘Fake news’ no more. PVZ has been cleared to resume training, which means her teased January bout on ESPN is back in the works. From real to fake and back …read more

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Posted on September 4, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Paige VanZant confirms she’ll be fighting on first UFC on ESPN card

In late August, MMA Fighting reported that Paige VanZant would be returning to the cage opposite Rachael Ostovich on January 18, when the UFC debuts on ESPN. Unfortunately, VanZant was …read more

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Posted on September 4, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Paige VanZant Starts New Venture & Provides Big Injury Update

Last month it was reported that Paige VanZant would be making her return to competition at the ESPN debut event in January of 2019 to take on Rachael Ostovich, but …read more

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Posted on September 4, 2018, 4:16 am By
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Paige VanZant Cleared to for First UFC Fight Card on ESPN

Paige VanZant has been medically cleared to return to training for her next fight, which she said is going to be the first UFC fight card on ESPN.
VanZant had …read more

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Posted on September 4, 2018, 3:17 am By
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VanZant Medically Cleared To Return, Eyes Fight On ESPN

After initially refuting a report she would be fighting Rachael Ostovich at the inaugural UFC event on ESPN this January by calling it “fake news,” Paige VanZant has some good …read more

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Posted on September 4, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Paige VanZant Cleared to Compete at UFC’s First ESPN Event After Surgery on Broken Arm

Paige VanZant has been cleared to compete and will appear on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ESPN card next year. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Paige VanZant's arm healed, cleared to fight on debut ESPN card in January

Paige VanZant is back in business.
VanZant (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC), a member of the UFC women’s flyweight division, has been out of action since suffering a broken arm in her …read more

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Posted on September 3, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall in the Works for 2018 Event

In what would be perhaps the most unlikely contest of the year, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports that a fight between B.J. Penn and Ryan Hall is in the works …read more

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Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos full fight video highlights

Watch Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos full fight video highlights from UFC 185’s main event above, courtesy of ESPN.UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos took place March 14, …read more

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