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Ex-RIZIN champ Manel Kape signs multi-fight deal with UFC

Manel Kape captured the vacant bantamweight title at RIZIN’s last card in December 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIZIN bantamweight champion Manel Kape is headed to the UFC.
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Daniel Cormier: Khabib Nurmagomedov is ‘so good’ that opponents know what’s coming and they still can’t stop him

Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) submits Conor McGregor at UFC 229 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Few fighters know Khabib Nurmagomedov better than Daniel Cormier.
The former two-division champion has served …read more

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UFC 250 fighters find ways to train despite lockdown: ‘It should be postponed’

UFC 250 is scheduled to go down at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 9. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is trying to keep …read more

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Quarantined at home, Jose Aldo only needs ‘a week of training to beat’ Henry Cejudo

Jose Aldo meets Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC 250, scheduled for May 9 in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo managed to secure a …read more

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Posted on March 26, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Endeavor, UFC and Bellator parent company face financial pressure due to high debt during coronavirus outbreak

Ari Emanuel (pictured, right) | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Endeavor—the parent company of the UFC—is facing potential fallout from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak effectively shutting down the sports and …read more

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BRAVE CF won’t pay fighters for cancelled events during coronavirus pandemic

Matheus Nicolau was scheduled to face Jose Torres in a flyweight tournament bout in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion BRAVE CF pulled the …read more

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Klidson Abreu vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov set for UFC Kazahkstan

Gadzhimurad Antigulov meets Klidson Abreu at UFC’s first trip to Kazahkstan in June. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Klidson Abreu will face another Russian opponent inside the Octagon.
Abreu, who …read more

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UFC Brasilia medical suspensions: John Makdessi, Veronica Macedo could face 180-day terms

John Makdessi (pictured) lost a decision to Francisco Trinaldo in Brasilia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It’s still unclear when and where will be the next UFC event go …read more

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Rani Yahya: Ex-training partner Enrique Barzola ‘knows I’ll submit him’ at UFC Brasilia

Rani Yahya looks tou bounce back from a decision loss in his most recent Octagon appearance. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

BRASILIA, Brazil — Watching your opponent’s previous fights …read more

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Kevin Lee willing to accept opponents nobody wants to face after fighters like Justin Gaethje turned him down

Kevin Lee (right) lands a head kick on Gilbert Gillespie at UFC 244 in New York City on Nov. 2, 2019 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

As a former …read more

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Elizeu Zaleski went back to his capoeira roots before UFC Brasilia

Elizeu Zaleski faces Alexey Kunchenko at UFC’s upcoming Fight Night show in Brasilia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

BRASILIA, Brazil — Capoeira means more than just a nickname for …read more

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UFC Brasilia to go on behind closed doors after coronavirus decree

Kevin Lee (pictured) headlines Saturday night’s card against Charles Oliveira in Brasilia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Brasilia will go on but fans will not be allowed to …read more

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UFC Lincoln poster released

Anthony Smith (pictured) fights Glover Teixeira in the light heavyweight main event of UFC Lincoln on April 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The intense stares of light heavyweight …read more

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Diego Ferreira vs. Drew Dober in the works for UFC Oklahoma City

Diego Ferreira (pictured) is in talks to fight Drew Dober in a lightweight bout at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Diego Ferreira and …read more

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Patricio Pitbull considered pulling out of Bellator 241 after birth of second son last week

Patricio Pitbull defends one of his belts against Pedro Carvalho in the main event of Bellator 241. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Teresa Freire gave birth to Miguel on …read more

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Coffee Talk: UFC 248 edition

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With UFC 248 in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon and Esther Lin, along with UFC bantamweight Joseph Benavidez and his wife Megan Olivi, …read more

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UFC 248 live blog: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero

Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero will clash in the UFC 248 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 248 live blog for Israel …read more

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UFC 248 live blog: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will clash in the UFC 248 co-main event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 248 live blog for Zhang Weili …read more

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UFC 248 live blog: Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose

Beneil Dariush and Drakkar Klose will clash on the UFC 248 main card Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 248 live blog for Beneil …read more

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UFC 248 live blog: Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang

Neil Magny and Li Jingliang will clash on the UFC 248 main card Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 248 live blog for Neil …read more

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UFC 248 live blog: Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin

Alex Oliveira and Max Griffin will clash on the UFC 248 main card Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 248 live blog for Alex …read more

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UFC 248 video: Rodolfo Vieira puts squeeze on Saparbek Safarov for first-round submission

Rodolfo Vieira finishes Saparbek Safarov with an arm-triangle choke at UFC 248 in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

So far, no one has had an answer for …read more

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Edson Barboza requests release from UFC: ‘I think it’s time to move on’

Will Edson Barboza’s next fight take place outside the Octagon? | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Edson Barboza’s UFC career could be coming to an end.
A longtime member of the …read more

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Emily Whitmire vs. Poliana Viana off UFC 248

Emily Whitmire missed weight for her UFC 248 strawweight bout with Polyana Viana. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A strawweight clash between Emily Whitmire and Poliana Viana has been …read more

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UFC 248 start time, TV schedule for Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero 

Yoel Romero will compete in the UFC 248 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 248 start time and TV schedule for the Israel Adesanya …read more

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UFC 248 Results: Adesanya vs. Romero

Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero will clash in the UFC 248 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 248 results for the Adesanya …read more

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Tai Tuivasa vs. Jarjis Danho added to UFC 251

Tai Tuivasa (pictured) fights Jarjis Danho in a heavyweight bout at UFC 251 in Perth, Australia, on June 6 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Tai Tuivasa has himself another …read more

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Alex Oliveira opens up about domestic violence accusations before must-win UFC 248 fight

Alex Oliveira hasn’t won a fight since Sept. 2018, when he beat Carlo Pedersoli in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alex Oliveira has finally broken his silence about …read more

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Former UFC lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier signs with PFL

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (center) | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC veteran Olivier Aubin-Mercier is the latest addition to the PFL roster.
The league announced Wednesday that the 31-year-old Canadian has been …read more

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Matt Mitrione to replace Josh Barnett at Bellator 241, will face Ronny Markes

Matt Mitrione (pictured) will replace former UFC champion Josh Barnett against Ronny Markes. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ronny Markes has a new opponent for his Bellator debut on …read more

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Two fights announced for UFC’s return to Saskatoon

Marc-Andre Barriault is looking for his first win under the bright lights of the UFC in June. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is starting to build its …read more

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Leandro Higo needs new opponent for next week's Bellator 241

Leandro Higo submitted Shawn Bunch with a guillotine choke in his last Bellator bout in 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator is looking for a new opponent for …read more

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Marlon Vera vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC on ESPN 8 in Columbus

Ecuador’s Marlon Vera (pictured) will face Eddie Wineland in Columbus. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Marlon Vera looks for his sixth consecutive victory when he meets bantamweight veteran Eddie …read more

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‘Baby Slice’ meets Kaheem Murray at Bellator 241

Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

“Baby Slice” is back and he’s chasing his first win in almost two years.
The son of the late Kimbo …read more

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Manager: Deiveson Figueiredo had to stop cutting weight after feeling ‘cramps’

Deiveson Figueiredo missed weight for a championship bout with Joseph Benavidez in Norfolk. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Deiveson Figueiredo will no longer be eligible to win the UFC …read more

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Amanda Nunes targets UFC 250 for first featherweight title defense

Amanda Nunes has yet to defend the UFC featherweight championship. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Henry Cejudo vs. Jose Aldo might not be the only title fight scheduled for …read more

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Morning Report: Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker seemingly agree to a fight over Twitter

Dustin Poirier after the first round, blood dripping from his broken nose. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Earlier this week, and following his win over Paul Felder at UFC …read more

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Jennifer Maia vs. Viviane Araujo targeted for UFC Fight Night card on June 27

Jennifer Maia (pictured) will fight fellow Brazilian flyweight Viviane Araujo in June. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Brazilian flyweights Jennifer Maia and Viviane Araujo have agreed to meet in …read more

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Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa in the works for UFC Oklahoma City

Bryce Mitchell (pictured) is in talks to fight Charles Rosa in a featherweight bout at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

“Thug Nasty” could …read more

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Alan Patrick vs. Christos Giagos, Raphael Pessoa vs. Alexander Romanov added to UFC Lincoln

Alan Patrick (pictured) fights Christos Giagos in a lightweight bout at UFC Lincoln on April 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A pair of Brazilian fighters have been added …read more

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Fury vs. Wilder 2, UFC Auckland and Bellator post-show

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After a weekend of busy fights, MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs, Esther Lin and E. Casey Leydon react to UFC Auckland, Fury vs. Wilder 2, …read more

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UFC 249 poster released

Khabib Nurmagomedov (pictured) fights Tony Ferguson in the lightweight championship main event of UFC 249 in Brooklyn on April 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tony Ferguson. …read more

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UFC adds ‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira trilogy to UFC 250

A trilogy bout between Brazilian veterans Shogun Rua and Minotouro Nogueira is set for UFC 250. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will meet …read more

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Retro Robbery Review: Paul Felder vs. Edson Barboza 2 at UFC 242

Paul Felder and Edson Barboza at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7, 2019 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight …read more

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Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko added to UFC Portland

Eryk Anders (pictured) fights Krzysztof Jotko in a middleweight bout at UFC Portland on April 11 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

“Ya Boy” has his first fight of 2020.
Eryk …read more

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Thiago Santos discusses UFC light heavyweight title picture: ‘I won’t take a step back’ in return

Thiago Santos lost a split decision against UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones in July 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thiago Santos had fans clamoring for a rematch …read more

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Hector Lombard derides critics of bare-knuckle boxing: ‘It’s brutal, but it’s excitement’

Hector Lombard makes his BKFC debut this Saturday at Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Don’t tell Hector Lombard that his …read more

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Jared Cannonier announces pectoral surgery, expects fall return to the UFC

Jared Cannonier is still interested in fighting Darren Till when he returns from surgery later this year. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jared Cannonier won’t be entering the Octagon …read more

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Michel Pereira: Diego Sanchez ‘is afraid to fight me’

Michel Pereira is 1-1 in the UFC with a KO win over Danny Roberts and a decision loss to Tristan Connelly. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Diego Sanchez will …read more

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Juan Adams released from UFC after three straight losses

Juan Adams racked up a 2-3 record inside the Octagon, including a Contender Series knockout win. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Juan Adams’ UFC career has come to an …read more

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Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad targeted for UFC 250 in Sao Paulo

Pannie Kianzad (pictured) will travel to Sao Paulo to battle former title contender Bethe Correia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ask and you shall receive.
Less than two weeks after …read more

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Dana White ‘absolutely’ impressed by Valentina Shevchenko’s UFC 247 win: ‘She’s a gangster’

Valentina Shevchenko finished Katlyn Chookagian in the third round to defend her title at UFC 247 on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Six months after a lackluster title …read more

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UFC 247 start time, TV schedule for Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes

Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes will clash in the UFC 247 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 247 start time and TV schedule for …read more

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UFC 247 predictions

Dominick Reyes will try to win the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 247 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If there’s one thing the city of …read more

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UFC 247 Results: Jones vs. Reyes

Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes will clash in the UFC 247 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 247 results for the Jones …read more

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Ovince Saint Preux faces Shamil Gamzatov at UFC Lincoln

Ovince Saint Preux (pictured) fights Shamil Gamzatov in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Lincoln on April 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ovince Saint Preux’s next challenge will …read more

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Arjan Bhullar to challenge Brandon Vera for ONE heavyweight title in May

Arjan Bhullar (pictured) will challenge fellow UFC veteran Brandon Vera for his title at ONE Championship. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Arjan Bhullar will be fighting for a belt …read more

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