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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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ONE Century Part 1 results: Demetrious Johnson wins flyweight grand prix

Demetrious Johnson went 3-0 in 2019, winning the ONE flyweight grand prix in the process. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The first part of ONE’s 100th show featured another …read more

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UFC Tampa results: Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will face Michelle Waterson in the UFC Tampa main event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC Tampa results for the Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson fight …read more

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MMA, boxing, bare knuckle… anything: Fabio Maldonado open to all forms of violence if money is right

Fabio Maldonado meets light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka at Rizin 19. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Fabio Maldonado makes his Rizin debut at Saturday’s show in Osaka in a …read more

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UFC Tampa weigh-in video

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will try to make weight at the UFC Tampa weigh-ins Friday morning. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC Tampa weigh-ins, all 28 fighters taking part …read more

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‘King Mo’ Lawal returns for ‘final’ MMA fight at Bellator 233

“King Mo” Lawal returns for his retirement bout under the Bellator banner in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammad Lawal will enter a …read more

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‘Bigfoot’ Silva volunteers to rematch Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator-Rizin show in Japan

Antonio Silva stopped Fedor Emelianenko with his ground and pound back in 2011. | Esther Lin, Strikeforce

Antonio Silva has a busy schedule ahead, but he wants to add …read more

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Rena Kubota gets new opponent for Rizin 19

Rena Kubota returns to Japan after losing via submission in her Bellator debut in June. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Rena Kubota has a new opponent just five days …read more

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UFC denies Barboza’s appeal of Felder loss; Manager appeals Oliveira’s defeat to Dalby

Edson Barboza and Paul Felder appear to be into the idea of a trilogy bout in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Edson Barboza’s team has come back …read more

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Video: UFC 243: Coffee Talk

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MELBOURNE, Australia — After UFC 243, MMA Fighting’s Peter Carroll, Esther Lin and E. Casey Leydon take a look back at Melbourne and the impact …read more

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UFC 243 bonuses: Israel Adesanya rewarded for championship-winning knockout

Robert Whittaker falls after taking a counter-punch from Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya is now the undisputed UFC middleweight champion and unsurprisingly …read more

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UFC 243 start time, TV schedule for Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya will clash in the UFC 243 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 243 start time, TV schedule for the …read more

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UFC 243 Results: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya will collide in the UFC 243 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 243 results for the Whittaker …read more

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Goiti Yamauchi’s list of ideal opponents after Bellator 229 includes Chandler, Henderson

Goiti Yamauchi returns to the Bellator cage versus Saad Awad at Friday’s show in Temecula. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Goiti Yamauchi started his Bellator career as a promising …read more

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Jeff Hughes gets quick turnaround, faces Raphael Pessoa at UFC Singapore

Jeff Hughes (left) fought to a no-contest with Todd Duffee in his most recent Octagon appearance. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jeff Hughes will re-enter the Octagon just six …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre would be ‘a fun fight to make’

Dana White will answer questions from the media at the UFC 200 post-fight press conference. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The winds of change they are a-blowing, and that …read more

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Mauricio Alonso hopes that Bellator 229 win leads to multi-fight deal

Mauricio Alonso returns to action 31 months after a first-round TKO win over Josh Koscheck. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A first-round TKO victory over Josh Koscheck didn’t earn …read more

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UFC announces Warlley Alves vs. Randy Brown for UFC Sao Paulo

Warlley Alves inked a new deal with the UFC ahead of his return to the Octagon in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Warlley Alves isn’t going anywhere. …read more

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Renan Barao, Douglas Silva de Andrade move up to featherweight for UFC Sao Paulo fight

Renan Barao will attempt to snap a four-fight losing skid when he returns at UFC Sao Paulo. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two Brazilians will move up from bantamweight …read more

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Patricky ‘Pitbull’ advised brother Patricio to select ‘easy’ opponent for Bellator tournament quarterfinal

Patricio Pitbull will defend his featherweight title against Pedro Carvalho in March 2020. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator featherweight king Patricio Freire had a “champion’s choice” that could …read more

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Kevin Holland replaces Eric Spicely to fight Brendan Allen at UFC on ESPN 6

Kevin Holland (pictured) will fight Brendan Allen in a middleweight bout at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston on Oct. 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A shuffling of …read more

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Riddle Not Cool With White: ‘You Tried To Ruin My Career’

Photo of Matt Riddle by Esther Lin via MMAFighting.com.

While Dana White recently said he holds no ill will towards WWE NXT wrestler Matt Riddle, the feeling is definitely …read more

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Bellator 228 live blog: Machida vs. Mousasi 2

Lyoto Machida faces off with Gegard Mousasi ahead of their middleweight main event bout Saturday at Bellator 228 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the …read more

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Bellator 228 live stream online

Ava Knight faces Shannon Goughary on the Bellator 228 undercard Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Watch the Bellator 228 live stream online at MMA Fighting for the …read more

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Boxing champ Ava Knight shrugs off comparisons ahead of MMA debut: ‘I’m not Heather Hardy, and I’m not Ana Julaton’

Ava Knight (pictured) fights Shannon Goughary in a strawweight bout Saturday at Bellator 228 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Although Bellator has made a habit of …read more

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Bellator 228 Results: Machida vs. Mousasi

Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi will clash in the Bellator 228 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has Bellator 228 results for the Machida …read more

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Patricio ‘Pitbull’ calls Juan Archuleta a ‘poor man’s version of T.J. Dillashaw’

Patricio Freire meets Juan Archuleta in the opening round of the featherweight grand prix. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The Bellator featherweight title and a spot in the quarterfinals …read more

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Bellator 227 results: Ben Henderson spoils Myles Jury debut in Dublin

Ben Henderson is now riding a four-fight winning streak inside the Bellator cage. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator visited Dublin’s 3Arena with a pair of cards on Friday, …read more

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Gilbert Burns to test his BJJ skills vs. Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen

Gilbert Burns wants to test his BJJ skills against fellow grappler Gunnar Nelson in Denmark. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

There’s one good reason why Gilbert Burns offered to …read more

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Bellator Dublin results: James Gallagher, Michael Page score first-round finishes

James Gallagher won in just 35 seconds in the main event of Bellator Dublin. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

James Gallagher’s return to Dublin was better than he could …read more

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Jun Yong Park vs. Marc-Andre Barriault announced for UFC Busan

Marc-Andre Barriault (pictured) fights Jun Yong Park in a middleweight bout at UFC Busan on Dec. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Marc-Andre Barriault is traveling a long way …read more

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Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227 live stream online

James Gallagher will fight on the Bellator Dublin card Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Watch the Bellator Dublin and Bellator 227 live stream online at MMA Fighting for …read more

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‘Minotauro’ Nogueira expects twin brother Rogerio Nogueira to retire after next UFC fight

Brazilian veteran Rogerio Nogueira (left) turned 43 years of age in June. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It appears Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will join his brother Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira …read more

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Yan Xiaonan out of UFC Singapore bout with Ashley Yoder

Yan Xiaonan is out of UFC’s upcoming event in Singapore in October. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is actively searching for a new opponent for Ashley Yoder …read more

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Thiago Santos coach believes Jon Jones won’t fight ‘so reckless’ after close win

Thiago Santos went the distance with Jon Jones at UFC 239 in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO — Jon Jones has had two rematches …read more

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UFC on ESPN 6 poster released

Chris Weidman (pictured) fights Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston on Oct. 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Chris Weidman is poised to make his light …read more

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Coach: Robert Whittaker ‘is a better version’ of Georges St-Pierre

Robert Whittaker (pictured) and Israel Adesanya will unify the middleweight belts at UFC 243. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Robert Whittaker’s middleweight belt will finally be on the line …read more

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Bethe Correia doesn’t think her job is on the line at UFC Mexico City

Bethe Correia once challenged for the UFC bantamweight championship. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bethe Correia has only won once since having her undefeated MMA record shattered by Ronda …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir to fight Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Busan

Volkan Oezdemir (pictured) fights Aleksandar Rakic in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Busan on Dec. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One-time light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir’s …read more

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UFC Mexico City weigh-in video

Yair Rodriguez will try to make weight at the UFC Mexico City weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC Mexico City weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking …read more

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Sarah Frota will continue fighting despite two-year USADA suspension

Sarah Frota leaves the UFC after losing two fights and failing a USADA drug test. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sarah Frota was hit with a two-year suspension from …read more

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‘Jacare’ Souza opens up about mental health issues that almost led to retirement

Ronaldo Souza makes his light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ronaldo Souza went radio silent after his last UFC loss in April, …read more

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Keri Taylor Melendez to fight Mandy Polk at Bellator 229

Keri Taylor Melendez (pictured) will fight Mandy Polk at Bellator 229 in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The queen of the Skrap Pack is …read more

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Patrick Mix vs. Dominic Mazzotta added to Bellator 232

Patrick Mix (pictured) fights Dominic Mazzotta in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 232 in Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 26 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patrick Mix will look to …read more

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Michel Pereira releases statement after UFC Vancouver loss, explains botched weight cut

Michel Pereira lost a decision to Canadian newcomer Tristan Connelly at UFC Vancouver. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Michel Pereira suffered his first loss since joining the UFC on …read more

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Zelim Imadaev vs. Danny Roberts announced for UFC Moscow

Zelim Imadaev (pictured) fights Danny Roberts in a welterweight bout at UFC Moscow on Nov. 9 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Zelim Imadaev has himself a home date.
The 24-year-old …read more

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Gilbert Burns targeted as replacement to fight Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen

Gilbert Burns (pictured) will fight Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout at UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Burns is stepping in for his …read more

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Antonio Carlos Jr. not relying only on jiu-jitsu ahead of UFC Vancouver bout with Uriah Hall

BJJ wizard Antonio Carlos Jr. says he performs better against strikers in MMA. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Uriah Hall is a classic grappler vs. …read more

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Glover Teixeira contemplated retirement after loss to Corey Anderson

Glover Teixeira is 2-0 with a pair of submissions in the UFC this year. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Glover Teixeira is not the type of fighter that shies …read more

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UFC Vancouver Results: Cowboy vs. Gaethje

Cowboy Cerrone and Justin Gaethje will clash in the UFC Vancouver main event Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC Vancouver results for the Cowboy vs. …read more

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Glover Teixeira calls Khabib, not Jones, the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter

Glover Teixeira (pictured) faces Nikita Krylov at UFC Vancouver on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Glover Teixeira shared the cage with Jon Jones for 25 minutes back …read more

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Thiago Alves out of UFC Copenhagen co-main event clash with Gunnar Nelson

Thiago Alves was forced out of the UFC Copenhagen card due to health issues. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gunnar Nelson needs a new opponent for UFC Copenhagen after …read more

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Andrei Arlovski vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik set for UFC 244

Andrei Arlovski will try to make weight at the UFC Fight Night 93 weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Andrei Arlovski has his third fight for 2019 booked. …read more

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Mauricio Alonso returns to Bellator cage 31 months after TKO win over Josh Koscheck

Mauricio Alonso stopped Josh Koscheck in one round back at Bellator 172. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mauricio Alonso is back.
The Brazilian veteran is returning to the Bellator cage …read more

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Bellator double-champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ says he would knock out Khabib Nurmagomedov

Patricio Freire believes he has what it takes to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A highly anticipated bout with Tony Ferguson, a very lucrative rematch with …read more

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With Marion Reneau out, Irene Aldana now meets Vanessa Melo at UFC Mexico City

Irene Aldana (pictured) will face Brazil’s Vanessa Melo later this month in Mexico City. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Irene Aldana has a new opponent for UFC Mexico City.
Originally …read more

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Edson Barboza: ‘Everyone knows that I won that fight’ against Paul Felder at UFC 242

Edson Barboza believes he did enough to win a rematch with Paul Felder in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After battling with Paul Felder for three rounds …read more

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Dustin Poirier calls for Conor McGregor rematch following title fight loss at UFC 242

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will settle their grudge match at UFC 178 on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Dustin Poirier isn’t interested in sitting on a loss …read more

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Leandro Higo to fight Shawn Bunch at Bellator 228

Leandro Higo (pictured) fights Shawn Bunch in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 228 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two bantamweights heading in opposite directions will meet …read more

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Junior dos Santos vs. Alexander Volkov announced for UFC Moscow main event

Junior dos Santos (pictured) fights Alexander Volkov in the heavyweight main event of UFC Moscow on Nov. 9 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC’s return to Moscow will …read more

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UFC 242 results: Islam Makhachev earns sixth straight win with dominant showing against Davi Ramos

Islam Makhachev (red gloves) attacks from top position against Davi Ramos (blue gloves) | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Islam Makhachev earned his sixth win in a row with a …read more

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UFC 242 start time, TV schedule for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier will try to upset Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 242 start time, TV schedule for the Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Davi Ramos explains why he’s a bad match-up for UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

Davi Ramos is undefeated with four UFC wins since moving back down to lightweight. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Davi Ramos wanted a good challenge and a top-15 opponent …read more

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UFC 242 Results: Khabib vs. Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier will clash in the UFC 242 main event Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 242 results for the Khabib vs. …read more

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Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce set for UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston

Joe Lauzon (pictured) fights Jonathan Pearce in a lightweight bout at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston on Oct. 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joe Lauzon is back …read more

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UFC Tampa poster released

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (pictured) fights Michelle Waterson in the strawweight main event of UFC Tampa on Oct. 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Tampa’s headliners are shining bright on …read more

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Dana White says B.J. Penn won’t fight again: ‘What I saw in that video was sad’

B.J. Penn has only won once over his last 11 UFC fights since 2010. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Back in June, UFC president Dana White said that B.J. …read more

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Coach expects long reign for Weili Zhang after impressive UFC title win

Weili Zhang won all four UFC fights in just 12 months, stopping Jessica Andrade to win the belt. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Weili Zhang scored one of the …read more

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Court McGee to face debuting Sean Brady at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston

Court McGee (pictured) fights Sean Brady in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston on Oct. 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A veteran of 15 …read more

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Elizeu Zaleski hopes for high-profile opponent after UFC Shenzhen co-main event bout with Jingliang Li

Brazilian welterweight Elizeu Zaleski looks to go eight in a row against Jingling Li in China. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Elizeu Zaleski is co-headlining another UFC event Saturday, …read more

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Francisco Trinaldo vs. Bobby Green booked for UFC Sao Paulo

Francisco Trinaldo (pictured) is coming off a controversial loss to Alexander Hernandez. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Lightweight veterans Bobby Green and Francisco Trinaldo will collide at UFC Sao …read more

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James Krause vs. Sergio Moraes targeted for UFC Sao Paulo

James Krause hasn’t lost an official fight since 2015. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Welterweights James Krause and Sergio Moraes will collide at the upcoming UFC card in Sao …read more

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Several fighters still haven’t been paid from Battlefield FC 2 card in July

Gleison Tibau says he has yet to receive $50,000 for his win over Will Brooks in China. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

South Korean promotion Battlefield FC is once …read more

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Recovering Thiago Santos believes Jon Jones will remain champion ‘until I come back’

Thiago Santos underwent surgery on both knees after losing to Jon Jones in July. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

More than seven weeks have passed since Thiago Santos fought …read more

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Luis Pena to fight Matt Frevola at UFC Tampa

Luis Pena (pictured) fights Matt Frevola in a lightweight bout at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Luis Pena’s next lightweight fight will be against …read more

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UFC 243 poster released

Robert Whittaker (pictured) meets Israel Adesanya in a middleweight championship unification bout at UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 5 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two champions, two …read more

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Injured Alex Perez withdraws from UFC Mexico City bout with Sergio Pettis

Alex Perez is out of UFC’s upcoming event event in Mexico due to an injury. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sergio Pettis is in need for a new opponent …read more

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