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UFC on ESPN 7 photos

Rob Font kicks Ricky Simon in the face | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Check out UFC on ESPN 7 photos from the UFC event at Capital One Arena on …read more

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UFC on ESPN 7 Results: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik

Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will clash in the UFC on ESPN 7 main event Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC on ESPN 7 results …read more

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Pedro Munhoz offers to replace Frankie Edgar against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh

Pedro Munhoz volunteers to fighting Cody Sandhagen in seven weeks at UFC Raleigh. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Frankie Edgar has agreed to replace Brian Ortega against Chan Sung …read more

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UFC on ESPN 7 weigh-in video

Alistair Overeem will look to make weight at the UFC Fight Night 87 weigh-ins Saturday morning. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC on ESPN 7 weigh-ins, all …read more

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Posted on December 6, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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Diego Sanchez returns against Michel Pereira at UFC Rio Rancho

Diego Sanchez will face Michel Pereira in a welterweight bout in New Mexico. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Diego Sanchez is not going anywhere.
A free agent since his loss …read more

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Renato Moicano moving up to lightweight, calls for UFC Brasilia fight with Clay Guida

Renato Moicano will compete in a 155-pound bout for the first time in his MMA career in 2020. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Renato Moicano is changing things up …read more

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Ketlen Vieira open to fighting Amanda Nunes at bantamweight or featherweight after UFC 245

Undefeated bantamweight Ketlen Vieira faces Irene Aldana in her return to the Octagon at UFC 245. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO — Ketlen Vieira returns from …read more

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Macy Chiasson to fight Nicco Montano at UFC Rio Rancho

Macy Chiasson (pictured) fights Nicco Montano in a bantamweight bout at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Macy Chiasson will look to get back …read more

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Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz 2 in the works for UFC Rio Rancho main event

Corey Anderson (pictured) will fight Jan Blachowicz in a light heavyweight rematch at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two UFC light heavyweight veterans …read more

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New bouts announced for UFC Raleigh, including Brianna Van Buren vs. Hannah Cifers

Hannah Cifers (pictured) fights Brianna Van Buren in a strawweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

On Monday, new bouts were confirmed via …read more

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Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior targeted for UFC Brasilia

Brad Tavares (on top) returns against jiu-jitsu specialist Antonio Carlos Junior in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Middleweights Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior have verbally agreed to …read more

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Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov to headline Bellator 239

Ed Ruth (pictured) fights Yaroslav Amosov in the welterweight main event of Bellator 239 in Thackerville, Okla., on Feb. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Top welterweight prospect Ed …read more

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Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov set for UFC 246

Tim Elliott (pictured) fights Askar Askarov in a flyweight bout at UFC 246 in Las Vegas on Jan. 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Flyweight action is coming to …read more

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Three new fights announced for UFC Auckland

Tyson Pedro (pictured) will fight Vinicius Moreira in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A trio of Australian fighters will …read more

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Junior dos Santos wants to welcome Tyson Fury to MMA, and then rematch him in boxing

Junior dos Santos wants to trade hands with heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Junior dos Santos would be more than happy to be the …read more

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Posted on November 27, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Josh Emmett vs. Arnold Allen announced for UFC Raleigh

Josh Emmett (pictured) will fight Arnold Allen in a featherweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Josh Emmett and Arnold Allen will put …read more

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Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas targeted for UFC Brasilia in March

Paige VanZant (pictured) will face Brazilian strawweight Amanda Ribas in March. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The last bout of Paige VanZant’s current deal with the UFC will be …read more

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Gerald Harris announces retirement

Gerald Harris following his win over David Branch at UFC 116 in Las Vegas on July 3, 2010. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This time, Gerald Harris swears he’s …read more

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Mark Hunt explodes after judge dismisses remainder of lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar 

Mark Hunt will step on the scale Thursday evening for UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mark Hunt’s fight against the UFC is finished, and …read more

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New fights announced for Bellator’s doubleheader in Hawaii

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (pictured) headlines the second leg of Bellator’s doubleheader in Hawaii. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator held an open tryouts in Honolulu to find local talent to …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Augusto Sakai signs new six-fight deal with the UFC, calls for top 15 opponent

Brazilian heavyweight Augusto Sakai is unbeaten in four fights inside the Octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Augusto Sakai wants a top-ranked opponent after inking a new deal with …read more

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Juan Adams, Justin Tafa agree to fight at UFC 247

Justin Tafa (pictured) will attempt to score his first UFC win as he takes on Juan Adams in February. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Heavyweights Juan Adams and Justin …read more

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Sara McMann to fight Lina Lansberg at UFC Raleigh

Sara McMann (pictured) fights Lina Lansberg in a bantamweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sara McMann will be hunting for her first …read more

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Brett Johns vs. Tony Gravely announced for UFC Raleigh

Brett Johns (pictured) fights Tony Gravely in a bantamweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If Brett Johns is going to snap the …read more

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Douglas Lima confident he’d find Kamaru Usman’s chin if given the chance

Douglas Lima (left) is a three-time Bellator welterweight champion. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Douglas Lima is one of the best welterweights in the world right now, but he …read more

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Ex-UFC champ ‘Shogun’ Rua promises wife only ‘two fights left’ before retirement

Mauricio Rua discusses his plans for retirement before facing Paul Craig in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

SAO PAULO — Mauricio “Shogun” Rua already has broken …read more

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‘Jacare’ Souza: I have to do good job at UFC Sao Paulo – not talk like Luke Rockhold

Ronaldo Souza headlines UFC’s upcoming show in Brazil against Jan Blachowicz. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

SAO PAULO — Moving up in weight after 16 years as a middleweight, …read more

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Bantamweight champ Kyoji Horiguchi out of RIZIN 20 with knee injury

Japanese bantamweight star Kyoji Horiguchi had to go under the knife to fix a knee injury. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIZIN bantamweight king Kyoji Horiguchi won’t be defending …read more

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Gilbert Melendez was ‘ready to move on’ from the UFC, undecided on fighting future

Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez for his first UFC win at UFC 166. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Melendez wasn’t sad or upset when he got the call …read more

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Jorge Masvidal responds to Nick and Nate Diaz following recent comments: ‘A lot of people are saying my name now’

Jorge Masvidal lands a ground strike on Nate Diaz at UFC 244 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nick and Nate Diaz have both taken aim at Jorge Masvidal and …read more

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Leandro Higo wants to welcome Sergio Pettis to Bellator

Leandro Higo (right) is coming off a submission victory over Shawn Bunch. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator bantamweight contender Leandro Higo wants to be the one to …read more

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Vicente Luque to take time off, focus on evolution for mid-2020 return after Stephen Thompson loss

Vicente Luque pocketed another ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus in 2019 against Stephen Thompson. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Vicente Luque sees the glass half full after having his …read more

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Leandro Higo, John Teixeira sign new multi-fight deals with Bellator

Leandro Higo is coming off a submission victory inside the Bellator cage in September. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Brazilian talents Leandro Higo and John Macapa are not going …read more

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Josh Barnett’s Bellator debut set vs. Ronny Markes for Dec. 20 USO event

Josh Barnett at media luncheon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator is going back to Hawaii to salute the troops, and Josh Barnett will lead the charge.
The heavyweight …read more

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Johnny Walker dismisses Dan Hardy’s claims that he taunted Corey Anderson moments before UFC 244 fight

Corey Anderson (left) confirmed that Johnny Walker did not taunt him backstage at UFC 244. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Johnny Walker lost via first-round knockout to Corey Anderson …read more

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UFC 244 start time, TV schedule for Masvidal vs. Diaz

Nate Diaz will headline UFC 244 as he tries to win the BMF title on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 244 start time, TV schedule …read more

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Posted on November 2, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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UFC 244 Results: Masvidal vs. Diaz

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will clash in the UFC 244 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 244 results for the Masvidal …read more

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Posted on November 2, 2019, 4:16 am By
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Did Kelvin Gastelum lean on his coach to make weight for UFC 244? Rafael Cordeiro says ‘no way’

Kelvin Gastelum was under the middleweight limit for a UFC 244 clash with Darren Till in New York. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Kelvin Gastelum was the last fighter …read more

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Jennifer Maia ‘did everything possible to try to make weight’ for UFC 244, rules out move to bantamweight

Jennifer Maia missed weight for her UFC 244 clash with Katlyn Chookagian at Madison Square Garden. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jennifer Maia is looking for explanations after missing …read more

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Manny Bermudez announces UFC release following loss to Charles Rosa

Manny Bermudez had trouble with the scale in his last three fights in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Manny Bermudez’s run as a UFC fighter has come …read more

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UFC announces new Asia edition of Dana White’s Contender Series

Weili Zhang’s title win can help the UFC expand its brand in the Chinese market. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is preparing an Asian season of Dana …read more

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Demian Maia rooting for Jorge Masvidal to win UFC belt so they can ‘run it back’ before retirement

Demian Maia defeated Jorge Masvidal via split decision at UFC 211 in 2017. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Only a shot at the UFC welterweight championship would convince Demian …read more

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Jennifer Maia believes she can dethrone Valentina Shevchenko: ‘She’s not unbeatable’

Former Invicta FC queen Jennifer Maia wants another belt to her collection. | Esther Lin, Invicta FC

The next challenger for Valentina Shevchenko’s flyweight belt could emerge from Saturday’s …read more

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Semifinals set for Brave CF’s one-night, four-man openweight tournament

Guto Inocente (pictured) will face undefeated Azamat Murzakanov in a semifinal match. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC veteran Guto Inocente is one of the names confirmed for a …read more

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Vicente Luque: UFC 244 win over Stephen Thompson proves ‘I belong in the top of the division’

Vicente Luque is looking to go 4-0 in 2019 against Stephen Thompson at Madison Square Garden. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Stephen Thompson is 1-3-1 in his past five …read more

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‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Paul Craig announced for UFC Sao Paulo

Paul Craig (pictured) is 2-0 against Brazilians in the UFC with a pair of submissions. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mauricio Rua has a new opponent for UFC Sao …read more

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Posted on October 29, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Should Anderson Silva retire from MMA? Former rival Demian Maia weighs in

Demian Maia lost a decision in a controversial fight with Anderson Silva in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Anderson Silva once reigned supreme in the UFC middleweight …read more

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UFC’s Warlley Alves explains why he chose not to test the market in long free agency period

Warlley Alves is coming off a knockout win over fellow TUF Brazil alum Sergio Moraes in May. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Warlley Alves signed a new four-fight deal …read more

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John Lineker believes UFC fame puts him on fast track to ONE Championship belt

John Lineker beat the likes of Dodson, Vera, McDonald, Kelleher, McCall and Font in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

John Lineker feels as excited as a MMA …read more

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Demian Maia discusses how he rebounded from a quick KO loss earlier in his career

Demian Maia lost in seconds in the UFC, but bounced back to challenge for titles in two divisions. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One of the narratives surrounding UFC …read more

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Junior dos Santos hospitalized, out of UFC Moscow fight with Alexander Volkov

Junior dos Santos is out of an upcoming five-round fight with Alexander Volkov. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is out of his …read more

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Mackenzie Dern reflects on first MMA loss at UFC Tampa: ‘It only makes me hungrier’

Mackenzie Dern (pictured) lost a decision to Amanda Ribas at UFC Tampa in Florida. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mackenzie Dern is no longer undefeated as an MMA fighter, …read more

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‘Bigfoot’ Silva, Gabriel Gonzaga respond to critics of bare-knuckle boxing bout

“Bigfoot” Silva will face fellow Brazilian heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga at BKFC 8. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Gabriel Gonzaga once challenged for the UFC heavyweight …read more

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Juliana Velasquez vs. Bruna Ellen set for Bellator Hawaii

Juliana Velasquez (left) puts her undefeated record on the line against Bruna Ellen. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Brazilian flyweights Juliana Velasquez and Bruna Ellen will collide in what …read more

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Former Team Nogueira employees Richardson Moreira, Erivan Conceicao under investigation for rape

Boxing coach Erivan Conceicao has trained a long list of popular MMA fighters in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC fighter Richardson Moreira and boxing coach Erivan …read more

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‘Chuck & Tito’ director Micah Brown talks origins of documentary, adding to lore, Tito Ortiz’s response

Photo from the third meeting between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell on Nov. 24, 2018 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Any MMA fan worth their salt knows the story …read more

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Cole Miller could enter one-night openweight tournament in Bahrain

Cole Miller wants to enter a openweight grand prix for a $100,000 check in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Cole Miller could make his return to the cage, …read more

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Thiago Alves to explore free agency after UFC on ESPN 7, ‘probably’ retire in 2020

Thiago Alves (pictured) is set to take on Tim Means at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, DC, on Dec. 7. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The recently-announced welterweight …read more

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