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Alex Perez eyeing ‘Fight of the Night’ against Jordan Espinosa at UFC on ESPN+ 24

Looking back over his 2019, flyweight Alex Perez might not feel as if it was his ideal year, but it was nonetheless a successful one for him.
At UFC on ESPN …read more

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Hannah Cifers expects fun matchup against 'skilled striker' Angela Hill at UFC on ESPN+ 24

RALEIGH, N.C. – Hannah Cifers is expecting to entertain her home crowd this Saturday.
North Carolina native Cifers (10-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) takes on Angela Hill (10-7 MMA, 5-7 UFC) at …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 weigh-in results and live video stream (9 a.m. ET)

RALEIGH, N.C. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 24 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 11:16 am By
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6 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN+ 24

The UFC’s traveling roadshow heads to Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday for UFC on ESPN+ 24. And while the card isn’t of the same significance as last week’s UFC 246, it …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 5:16 am By
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Cyborg has interest in boxing after Bellator bout

Cris Cyborg could “absolutely” compete in boxing if she defeats Julia Budd for the Bellator women’s featherweight title Saturday night, her manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN. …read more

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Curtis Blaydes UFC on ESPN+ 24 Pre-Fight Scrum

Curtis Blaydes is preparing to step into the biggest fight of his career when he faces former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on Saturday in …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 12:46 am By
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Junior dos Santos UFC on ESPN+ 24 Pre-Fight Scrum

Junior dos Santos is one of the most storied – and likable – heavyweights in UFC history. It has been several years since he last held the title of UFC …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 12:46 am By
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Rafael dos Anjos UFC on ESPN+ 24 Pre-Fight Scrum

Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has been chasing similar success at welterweight since moving up to the 170-pound division nearly three years ago. Thus far, he’s been unable to …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Montel Jackson looking to take advantage of anything given at UFC on ESPN+ 24

When looking back on his 2019, UFC bantamweight Montel Jackson sees both the good and the bad in the year, and feels like he’s become a better fighter for it.
While …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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Angela Hill isn't mad about all these short-notice fight offers; UFC on ESPN+ 24 no different

RALEIGH, N.C. – The rate at which Angela Hill has been accepting short-notice fights recently is starting to prove her nickname of “Overkill.”
But there’s a reason why Hill (10-7 MMA, …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 7:17 pm By
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Angela Hill isn't mad about all these short-notice fight offers; UFC on ESPN+ 24 no different

RALEIGH, N.C. – The rate at which Angela Hill has been accepting short-notice fights recently is starting to prove her nickname of “Overkill.”
But there’s a reason why Hill (10-7 MMA, …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 4:46 pm By
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With Paige VanZant out, Randa Markos steps in to fight Amanda Ribas at UFC on ESPN+ 28

Randa Markos will be stepping in to fight sooner than expected.
Markos will replace injured Paige VanZant to meet Amanda Ribas at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brasilia. A person with …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos detached himself from rankings when choosing UFC on ESPN+ 24 opponent

Looking at the UFC’s official rankings, Saturday’s matchup between Rafael dos Anjos and Michael Chiesa at UFC on ESPN+ 24 doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Dos Anjos (30-12 MMA, …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 free fight: Curtis Blaydes bloodies Alistair Overeem with elbows for finish

They don’t call him “Razor” Blaydes for nothing.
Curtis Blaydes was heading into his highest profile fight to date, when he took on Alistair Overeem in June 2018 at UFC 225. …read more

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Alex Perez sees 'Fight of the Night' with Jordan Espinosa at UFC on ESPN+ 24

RALEIGH, N.C. – Alex Perez is putting the onus on Jordan Espinosa to bring the fight at UFC on ESPN+ 24, because it could bring both some extra cash.
Perez (22-5 …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 breakdown: How will Junior Dos Santos handle Curtis Blaydes' wrestling attack?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 24.
UFC on ESPN+ 24 takes place Saturday at …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24's Arnold Allen looking to pick up the pace in 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. – Arnold Allen hopes 2020 is the year he finally fights three times in the UFC.
Allen (15-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has been with the promotion since June 2015, …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 1:16 am By
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Back from pregnancy hiatus, UFC on ESPN+ 24's Sara McMann won't repeat past mistakes

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sara McMann returns to MMA with a new mentality after a break of nearly two years which included the birth of her second child.
McMann (11-5 MMA, 5-5 …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Curtis Blaydes plans to add Junior Dos Santos to resume of legends at UFC on ESPN+ 24

RALEIGH, N.C. – Curtis Blaydes has won some big fights against some big names during his career, but never before has he beaten a former UFC champion.
Blaydes (12-2 MMA, 7-2 …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 pre-event facts: Curtis Blaydes' takedown numbers are unmatched

The UFC makes its sixth trip to North Carolina on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 24. Its the promotion’s debut in Raleigh, and is set to stream on ESPN+ from …read more

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Why Tyron Woodley ultimately decided to accept Leon Edwards fight in London

LAS VEGAS – Tyron Woodley was very against heading into enemy territory to fight Leon Edwards but ultimately took the fight and will headline UFC on ESPN+ 29 in London.
It’s …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

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“Oil can … oil can …” ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith, angered the mixed martial arts (MMA) fanbase when he trashed longtime …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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How To Buy Tickets For UFC 248

The UFC 248 main card airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) with preliminary fights landing on ESPN. Early “Prelims” will be simulcast on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Seven years after last title shot, Joseph Benavidez is still a title challenger – but how?

LAS VEGAS – When Joseph Benavidez takes on Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC on ESPN+ 27, it’ll be the third time the perennial contender has challenged for the promotion’s flyweight title.
In …read more

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Predictions! UFC ‘Raleigh’ Undercard Preview - Pt. 2

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Jan. 25, 2020) when UFC Fight Night 166: “Blaydes …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 2:16 am By
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Predictions! UFC ‘Raleigh’ Undercard Preview - Pt. 1

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Jan. 25, 2020) when UFC Fight Night 166: “Blaydes …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2020, 2:16 am By
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UFC on ESPN+ 24: Make your predictions for Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 24 event in Raleigh, N.C.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …read more

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Maycee Barber suffered complete ACL tear in UFC 246 loss to Roxanne Modafferi

UFC 246 went from bad to worse for star prospect Maycee Barber, who suffered a full ACL tear in her first professional loss.
According to ESPN, Maycee’s father, Bucky Barber, said …read more

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith ‘disgusted’ with Donald Cerrone: ‘You smarter than that’

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

For the regular team on ESPN’s MMA broadcast desk, Conor McGregor’s inventive and devastating performance was a thing of …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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McGregor’s Return Will Happen ‘Very Quickly’

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Following his quick UFC 246 win, McGregor spoke to ESPN on what he learned from the fight and when we could expect his next foray into …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2020, 8:16 am By
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Stephen A. Smith rips 'atrocious' Donald Cerrone performance at UFC 246: He was 'in over his head'

Stephen A. Smith isn’t usually a part of ESPN’s UFC coverage, but Saturday’s event was different.
UFC 246 featured the return of Conor McGregor, so Smith, one of ESPN’s heavy hitters, …read more

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LIVE! UFC 246 PPV Radio-Style Streaming Updates

We’ve purchased the ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) and with it our dynamic tag team duo, Matt Ryan and Harry Terjanian, will deliver the best possible ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast imaginable throughout …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Tyron Woodley, Leon Edwards set to headline UFC on ESPN+ 29 in London

The UFC’s annual return to London finally has a main event set.
After some struggles to get the fight to the finish line, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and surging …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2020, 7:16 am By
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Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero official for UFC 248

Israel Adesanya’s first title defense is set as he will headline UFC 248 against the man he has been calling out, Yoel Romero.
According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Adesanya vs. …read more

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Renato Moicano to make lightweight debut at UFC on ESPN+ 28

Renato Moicano is officially moving up to 155 pounds.
Moicano (13-3-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC), a former featherweight contender, will elevate to lightweight when he takes on Damir Hadzovic at UFC on …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 7:46 pm By
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Report: Matt Brown to Clash with Miguel Baeza at UFC on ESPN 8

It seems like Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Matt Brown will get the chance to fight in front of hometown fans very soon. …read more

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Dequan Townsend opens up about positive test for cocaine, fentanyl: 'I don't judge nobody'

Overcoming adversity isn’t anything new for Dequan Townsend.
At UFC on ESPN+ 24, the UFC middleweight will return from a six-month U.S. Anti-Doping Agency suspension for cocaine and fentanyl when he …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 4:46 pm By
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ESPN and UFC fall short in addressing Conor McGregor sexual assault allegations

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Everyone should have seen this coming when Ariel Helwani failed to pointedly ask McGregor about “sexual assault allegations” It came about …read more

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Bruno Silva vs. Su Mudaerji added to UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brasilia

Two bantamweights will be making the move down to 125 pounds for a matchup in Brazil.
Bruno Silva (11-4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take on Su Mudaerji (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Robert Whittaker forced out of his fight with Jared Cannonier at UFC 248

UFC 248 just took a major hit.
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been forced out of his scheduled fight against Jared Cannonier on March 7 in Las Vegas.
ESPN initially …read more

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Report: UFC signs RIZIN light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka

Jiri Prochazka is UFC-bound.
According to a report by ESPN on Wednesday, (26-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the current RIZIN light heavyweight champion, has signed with the UFC.
Hailing from Czech Republic, Prochazka …read more

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Matt Brown expected to face Miguel Baeza in hometown fight at UFC on ESPN 8

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Matt Brown will stay at home for his next fight.
Fresh off a TKO win over Ben Saunders at UFC 245, Brown returns to action at …read more

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LeBron James humbled to hear Conor McGregor inspired by his actions

LeBron James felt a sense of accomplishment when he was informed of Conor McGregor’s recent comments about him.
In a recent interview with ESPN, McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) revealed he’s …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Report: Robert Whittaker out of fight vs Jared Cannonier at UFC 248

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will not be making his return to the Octagon in March. According to Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Whittaker is out of his scheduled fight …read more

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Predictions! UFC 246 ESPN ‘Prelims’ Preview

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to both UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ and ESPN this weekend …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2020, 3:16 am By
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Anthony Pettis reveals last-minute USADA drug test caused hand gash before Nate Diaz fight

Anthony Pettis had to deal with some adversity just hours before his Nate Diaz fight at UFC 241.
Pettis (22-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC), the former UFC lightweight champion, told ESPN on …read more

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Video: Conor McGregor opens up in lengthy ESPN interview

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Ahead of his UFC 246 headliner with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Conor McGregor sat down for a lengthy interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
McGregor, of course, talked about the …read more

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Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira booked for UFC on ESPN+ 28 main event

The UFC’s return to Brasilia finally has a main event.
Lightweight contenders Kevin Lee and Charles Oliviera will square off in the UFC on ESPN+ 28 headliner. A person with knowledge …read more

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Predictions! UFC 246 ESPN+ ‘Prelims’ Preview

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to both UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ and ESPN this weekend (Sat., Jan. 18, 2020) when …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2020, 3:16 am By
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Antonio Carlos Junior injured, Makhmud Muradov fight scratched from UFC on ESPN+ 28

A middleweight fight between Antonio Carlos Junior and Makhmud Muradov won’t go down at UFC on ESPN+ 28 after all.
An unspecified injury to Carlos Junior (10-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has …read more

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Aspen Ladd vs. Julianna Pena in the works for UFC on ESPN 8 in Columbus

A crucial women’s bantamweight bout between Aspen Ladd and Julianna Pena is close to being finalized for March’s UFC on ESPN 8 lineup.
MMA Junkie today confirmed with multiple persons close …read more

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Report: Ladd vs. Peña targeted for UFC Columbus

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A contest between top ranked women’s bantamweights is in the works for UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik. According to ESPN the UFC …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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McGregor Meets The Press At UFC 246 Media Day

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After months of carefully cherry-picked interviews with UFC parter ESPN and his own Mac Life website, Conor McGregor will …read more

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Punahele Soriano vs. Eric Spicely joins UFC on ESPN 8 lineup in Columbus

A middleweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC on ESPN 8.
Punahele Soriano(7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will take on Eric Spicely (12-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC), two sources with knowledge of …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Following family tragedy, Walt Harris targets UFC return in April

UFC heavyweight Walt Harris is looking to make his octagon comeback in April.
Harris (13-7 MMA, 6-6 UFC) was supposed to fight Alistair Overeem in December’s UFC on ESPN 7 headliner …read more

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Ladd Vs. Pena In The Works For UFC Columbus

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One of the best matchups in the women’s bantamweight division is in the works for UFC on ESPN 8 on …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Julianna Pena vs. Aspen Ladd added to UFC Columbus

An intriguing women’s bantamweight bout between top contenders Julianna Pena and Aspen Ladd has been added to UFC Columbus.
UFC on ESPN 8 takes place Saturday, March 28 at Nationwide Arena …read more

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See the UFC on ESPN+ 25 poster that features a pivotal light heavyweight rematch

A pivotal rematch between two top light heavyweight contenders will headline the UFC’s first trip to New Mexico since 2014.
Corey Anderson (13-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) takes on Jan Blachowicz (25-8 …read more

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Randy Costa vs. Martin Day in the works for UFC on ESPN 8

A clash between two of the 135-pound division’s top up-and-comers is in the works for UFC on ESPN 8.
Bantamweights Randy Costa and Martin Day are targeted to collide March 28 …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2020, 1:46 am By
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UFC on ESPN+ 26 adds Loma Lookboonmee vs. Hannah Goldy, Maki Pitolo vs. Takashi Sato

Two fights have been added to the UFC’s return to New Zealand.
A women’s strawweight bout between Loma Lookboonmee (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Hannah Goldy (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), as …read more

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Ben Askren says he has interviewed with ESPN for commentary gig

Former UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren said that he recently had an interview with sports leader ESPN for an MMA commentary gig.
Askren retired from mixed martial arts after suffering a …read more

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Posted on January 8, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Check out ESPN's latest UFC 246 promo, this time with added 'Cowboy'

The promotional push ahead of the clash between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 continues as we hurtle at breakneck pace toward another (chaotic) fight week in Las …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC on ESPN+ 26 official poster released: Lightweight banger headlines UFC Auckland

Dan Hooker will headline his first UFC event at home.
Hooker (19-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) takes on Paul Felder (17-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in the UFC on ESPN+ 26 main event …read more

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Tickets on sale this week for UFC on ESPN+ 27 in Norfolk

The UFC returns to Norfolk, Va. on Feb. 29 with a vacant flyweight title fight between No. 1 contender Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo.
After UFC current bantamweight and former flyweight …read more

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Luis Pena vs. Alex Munoz set for UFC on ESPN+ 27

The UFC on ESPN+ 27 lineup is growing.
A lightweight matchup between “Violent Bob Ross” Luis Pena and Alex Munoz is set for the Feb. 29 event in Norfolk, Va.
The UFC …read more

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Francisco Trinaldo vs. John Makdessi added to UFC Brasilia

Francisco Trinaldo will not have to leave his home country for his next UFC bout.
The lightweight veteran has been booked to take on John Makdessi at UFC on ESPN+ 28 …read more

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Tim Means lands home-state matchup with Ramazan Emeev at UFC Rio Rancho

Ask and you shall receive.
Tim Means will get his wish to compete in his home-state of New Mexico, when he takes on Ramazan Emeev at UFC on ESPN+ 25, Fox …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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MMA Junkie's 2019 'Comeback of the Year': Jairzinho Rozenstruik finishes Alistair Overeem

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7: Best photos

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MMA is the only sport in which you can be down by a landslide and win in …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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McGregor prefers title fight against Usman over Masvidal bout

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Conor McGregor still holds aspirations to be the UFC welterweight champion. Dana White recently spoke to ESPN about Conor McGregor and …read more

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Yorgan De Castro won't feed off 'hateful emotions' for Greg Hardy fight at UFC on ESPN 8

Yorgan De Castro has no intention of making things personal with Greg Hardy ahead of their scheduled matchup at UFC on ESPN 8 in March.
De Castro (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) …read more

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VIDEO | See the Conor McGregor ad that aired during the NFL wild card game

The UFC and ESPN aired an advertisement featuring Conor McGregor’s return at UFC 246 during the NFL Wild Card game on Saturday.
McGregor returns two weekends from now when he takes …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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ESPN produces Conor McGregor UFC 246 ad: 'Without Me' – and without Donald Cerrone

A new UFC 246 commercial featuring Conor McGregor has been on prominent display as part of ESPN’s recent programming.
The 25-second spot has been featured on UFC, college football, and other …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Gilbert Burns vs. Demian Maia in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brasilia

A welterweight bout between Gilbert Burns and Demian Maia is the latest addition to March’s UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brazil.
MMA Junkie verified verbal agreements are in place for the …read more

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MMA Fighting’s 2019 Submission of the Year: Bryce Mitchell twists up Matt Sayles in second-ever Twister

Bryce Mitchell and Matt Sayles | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

1. BRYCE MITCHELL vs. MATT SAYLES, UFC on ESPN 7

NOTHING NASTIER THAN THIS TWISTER @ThugnastyMMA #UFCDC pic.twitter.com/Dww5VhEXxW— …read more

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Posted on January 4, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Antonio Carlos Junior now faces Makhmud Muradov at UFC on ESPN+ 28

“Cara de Sapato” has a new opponent for UFC on ESPN+ 28.
As a result of Brad Tavares’ withdrawal, Makhmud Muradov has stepped in to take on Antonio Carlos Junior, the …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Nik Lentz vs. Nad Narimani joins UFC on ESPN+ 24 lineup in Raleigh

A featherweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC Raleigh.
Nik Lentz (30-10-1 MMA, 14-7-1 UFC) will take on Nad Narimani (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on ESPN+ 24, UFC …read more

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Three bouts added to growing UFC on ESPN+ 27 lineup, including Serghei Spivac vs. Marcin Tybura

The UFC on ESPN+ 27 lineup continues to grow.
The newest additions include a heavyweight bout between Serghei Spivac (10-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Marcin Tybura (17-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC); a …read more

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Dana White: Dominick Reyes is the real deal, 'massive' fight for Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will have his hands full against Dominick Reyes, at least in the eyes of UFC president Dana White.
In a recent interview with ESPN, White …read more

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Dana White skeptical about a Nick Diaz UFC return despite matchmaker discussions

Will we ever see Nick Diaz fight in the UFC again?
No one seems to really know – not even UFC president Dana White.
In a recent interview with ESPN, White was …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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Dana White Confirms UFC Has Contacted Nick Diaz About Return Fight

UFC president Dana White has confirmed in a recent interview with ESPN that the UFC has been in contact with Nick Diaz about a potential return to the Octagon. Nick …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Yoel Romero asks Israel Adesanya if he needs a pen to sign fight contract

Top contender Yoel Romero asked UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya if he needs a pen to sign a reported fight contract against him.
UFC president Dana White recently told ESPN that …read more

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UFC on ESPN 8: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik fight card

UFC on ESPN 8: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik
Date: March 28, 2020
Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio

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

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 29 fight card

UFC on ESPN+ 29
Date: March 21, 2020
Venue: O2 Arena
Location: London, England

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

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 28 fight card

UFC on ESPN+ 28
Date: March 14, 2020
Venue: Ginásio Nilson Nelson
Location: Brasília, Brazil

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

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo fight card

UFC on ESPN+ 27
Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Date: February 29, 2020
Venue: Chartway Arena
Location: Norfolk, Virginia

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

Source:: MMAWeekly

Posted on December 30, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Pic! UFC Raleigh Poster Drops For ‘Blaydes Vs. Dos Santos’

With less than one month left before UFC Fight Night 166 sets sail on Jan. 25 live on ESPN+ from inside PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, the official fight …read more

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Hardy Returns Against De Castro At UFC Columbus

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Former NFL star Greg Hardy will make his return to the Octagon against fellow heavyweight power puncher Yorgan De Castro at UFC on ESPN+ 30 …read more

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Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan De Castro, more bouts announced for UFC Columbus

Greg Hardy has a date and opponent for his next UFC bout.
The controversial former NFL All-Pro will take on Yorgan De Castroat UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Columbus, Ohio on …read more

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Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Alexey Kunchenko added to UFC on ESPN+ 28

A welterweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC Brasilia.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos(21-6 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will face Alexey Kunchenko (20-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on ESPN+ 28. MMA …read more

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Kai Kara-France vs. Tyson Nam, two more bouts official for UFC on ESPN+ 26

Three more bouts have been made official for UFC on ESPN+ 26
Kai Kara-France (20-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will make a quick turnaround when he takes on Tyson Nam (18-10-1 MMA, …read more

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Posted on December 26, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Cory Sandhagen's ideal fight? Dominick Cruz at UFC 248

Cory Sandhagen has moved on to bigger and better things.
His scheduled opponent, Frankie Edgar, opted to step in on short notice against Chan Sung Jung at UFC on ESPN+ 23, …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 23 medical suspensions: Frankie Edgar could face six-month term after TKO

Six fighters are looking at potential six-month medical suspensions after UFC on ESPN+ 23, including former champion Frankie Edgar, who lost in the main event.
Edgar’s (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) first-round …read more

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Posted on December 25, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Jacare Vs Hall Targeted For UFC 249

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Ronaldo Souza’s experiment at Light Heavyweight is officially over. ESPN is reporting that “Jacare” will drop back down to the Middleweight …read more

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Doohoo Choi undergoes surgery for broken arm suffered at UFC Busan

Doohoo Choi underwent surgery to repair his broken forearm.
Choi (14-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) broke his forearm in the first round of his UFC on ESPN+ 23 fight against Charles Jourdain …read more

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Posted on December 24, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 23 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 December 24, 2019, 3:46 am By
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Cory Sandhagen out of UFC on ESPN+ 24 after Frankie Edgar removed

Cory Sandhagen won’t be fighting at UFC on ESPN+ 24, after all.
A UFC bantamweight contender, Sandhagen (12-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was the odd man out when originally scheduled opponent Frankie …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3012: Reaction to Bellator Hawaii doubleheader, UFC on ESPN+ 23

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here!
On Episode No. 3,012 of the podcast, the guys unpack a trifecta of major events from the …read more

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Conor McGregor tried to lift Frankie Edgar's spirits with some words of encouragement

It’s pretty clear that there’s mutual respect between Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar.
Following his first-round knockout loss to Chan Sung Jung this past Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 23, Edgar …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Frankie Edgar after UFC on ESPN+ 23 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chan Sung Jung and UFC on ESPN+ 23’s other key winners?)
Former UFC champion Frankie Edgar was stopped with strikes for just the …read more

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