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Jeremy Stephens holds no ‘ill will’ towards the Mexico City crowd after he was pelted with garbage

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After spending thousands of dollars and several weeks in Mexico, Jeremy Stephens left with a damaged eye and half his …read more

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Check raise: Jeremy Stephens tells Yair Rodriguez 'run it back or get the (expletive) out of my way'

The tension between Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez has not boiled down.
After their main event contest at this past Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City ended in a …read more

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VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez nearly brawl at hotel, use anti-gay slurs

Yesterday, we heard all about a near-brawl between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. This confrontation was said to have occurred at the fighter hotel in Mexico City, shortly after the …read more

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Video emerges of Jeremy Stephens-Yair Rodriguez hotel altercation with gay slurs lobbed from each side

The hotel altercation between Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez in Mexico City came to light Monday.
Tuesday, video of the incident surfaced that appears to back up much of what each …read more

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UFC Mexico medical suspensions: Jeremy Stephens facing long sit

On Saturday, the UFC returned to our screens with the aptly titled UFC Mexico card out of Mexico City, Mexico.
The card was topped by a dynamite featherweight matchup between Yair …read more

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Henry Cejudo takes aim at Jose Aldo

UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is taking aim at some of the biggest names in the sport. “Triple C” was recently interviewed by the media in Mexico City, …read more

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Video: Paul Craig hopes his win over Vinicius Moreira was enough to earn him a new UFC contract

MEXICO CITY – After an impressive first-round finish at UFC Mexico City, Paul Craig talks about sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber to prepare for the elevation of Mexico City, his …read more

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Jeremy Stephens details hotel altercation with Yair Rodriguez, lists events to have rematch soon

The UFC on ESPN+ 17 main event was called off in just 15 seconds, but the rivalry is far from over.
On Saturday night in Mexico City, Yair Rodriguez inadvertently ended …read more

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Jeremy Stephens, Yair Rodriguez Involved in Brief Altercation at Hotel Following UFC Mexico City

One day after their headlining bout at UFC Fight Night 159 in Mexico City ended in a disappointing no contest, Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez were involved in a minor …read more

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Video: UFC Commentator Brendan Fitzgerald Ducks For Cover in Mexico City

Fans who attended UFC Mexico City were frustrated with the outcome of the main event between Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez, and their trash-throwing tantrum afterwards had play-by-play man Brendan …read more

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Paulo Costa Criticizes 'Shameful' Jeremy Stephens After No-Contest in Mexico City

The 15-second main event of UFC Fight Night 159 was practically over before it began, but the controversy is ongoing, and middleweight contender Paulo Henrique Costa has injected his opinion …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17: Claudio Puelles thrilled return came with trio of 30-25 scores

MEXICO CITY – Claudio Puelles beat Marcos Mariano with a dominant unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City.
Take a look inside …read more

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Carla Esparza Also Got Beer Bombed By Petty Mexico City Fans

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While the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City ended up being a complete mess, at least …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2019, 12:16 am By
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Brandon Moreno's return bittersweet with draw at UFC Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Askar Askarov and Brandon Moreno fought to a split draw Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City.
Take a look inside the …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2019, 12:16 am By
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Kyle Nelson has no specific post-UFC Mexico callouts after KO – but ready for anyone

MEXICO CITY – Kyle Nelson beat Marco Polo Reyes with a first-round knockout Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City.
Take a look inside the …read more

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Steven Peterson on UFC Mexico highlight-reel KO of Martin Bravo: 'I spun faster and harder'

MEXICO CITY – Steven Peterson beat Martin Bravo with a second-round knockout Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City.
Take a look inside …read more

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UFC Mexico City: Fights to make

All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book, following their latest event in Mexico City, Mexico. UFC’s trip to Mexico City is probably better …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Jeremy Stephens Calls for Rematch with Yair Rodriguez: ‘Let’s Run It Back Motherf---er’

Jeremy Stephens didn’t have time to show off all the altitude training he did in preparation for his bout with Yair Rodriguez in Mexico City on Saturday night. …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 17: From Yair Rodriguez's post-fight behavior to Steven Peterson's spin

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City? Here are a few post-fight musings …
* * * * *
1. An unfortunate ending must be redone
That main event …read more

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Video: UFC commentator hides under table during bedlam in Mexico City

Brendan Fitzgerald was forced to hide under a desk during the fan onslaught at UFC Fight Night 159. The show must go on, as they say.
Last night, during the UFC …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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UFC Mexico City bonuses: Carla Esparza, Alexa Grasso win “Fight of the Night”

The UFC has announced the post-fight bonus award winners for the Mexico City card, and a pair of women’s strawweights won “Fight of the Night.”
The UFC announced after the event …read more

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Jeremy Stephens Releases Statement From Hospital

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After a 15 second No Contest in Mexico City, Jeremy Stephens is bandaged up, mad, and ready to fight Yair Rodriguez again. UFC Fight Night 159 from Mexico …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Mexico City

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For four athletes, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 17 event marked that …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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VIDEO | UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald hides under desk following Mexico City main event

A video has circulated of UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald hiding under the announcers’ desk following the main event of UFC Mexico City.
The main event was declared a No Contest after …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2019 total passes $5.5 million

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MEXICO CITY – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 17 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance …read more

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UFC Mexico City: Rodriguez vs. Stephens - Winners and Losers

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A night of violence in Mexico City ended on a sour note when Jeremy Stephens was unable to continue, leaving most walking away …read more

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UFC Mexico | Rodriguez vs Stephens The 6th Round SBN MMA Post-Fight Show

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Dayne Fox are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, Sep, 21st., UFC on ESPN+ 17, Fight Night 159 event from Mexico City, Mexico. The …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17 fighter performance bonuses topped by Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso

UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City ended in disappointing fashion on Saturday night, but that didn’t stop fighters earlier on the card from putting on bonus winning performances.
The main …read more

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UFC on ESPN 17+ bonuses: Carla Esparza-Alexa Grasso thriller earns 'Fight of the Night'

The unfortunate scene after UFC on ESPN+ 17’s main event overshadowed the spectacular performances that came beforehand.
But fortunately, those who put on commendable displays still will leave Mexico City with …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2019, 4:16 am By
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Video: Fans Hurl Debris as Jeremy Stephens Escorted from Mexico City Arena After No Contest

Yair Rodriguez was the featured attraction at UFC Fight Night 159, and the fans in Mexico City did not react well when Saturday’s headliner ended in a no contest after …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2019, 4:16 am By
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UFC on ESPN+ 17 gets ugly following Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens no contest

The scene at UFC on ESPN+ 17 turned ugly on Saturday in Mexico City following a no contest decision in the night’s main event.
Almost as soon as the headlining …read more

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UFC Mexico City Bonuses: Esparza, Grasso, Peterson, Craig Garner $50K Checks

Carla Esparza, Alexa Grasso, Steven Peterson, and Paul Craig received $50,000 bonuses for their work at UFC Fight Night 159 in Mexico City on Saturday. …read more

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UFC Mexico City video: Jeremy Stephens pelted with trash as he was rushed out of arena

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Stephens might not be booking a return trip to Mexico City any time soon.
On Saturday night after suffering an eye poke that caused the …read more

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Eye Poke Ends Yair Rodriguez-Jeremy Stephens UFC Fight Night 159 Headliner in No-Contest

Accidental foul halts UFC Fight Night 159 main event after just 15 seconds on Saturday in Mexico City. …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2019, 3:16 am By
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VIDEO | UFC Fans in Mexico City throw beer and popcorn at Jeremy Stephens

It looked like a riot was about to breakout following the conclusion of tonight’s UFC Mexico headliner between Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez.
The highly anticipated featherweight main event ended after …read more

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Fans litter Octagon after Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens ends early following eye poke

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC’s return to Mexico City ended in disaster on Saturday night.
The main event came to a close after Yair Rodriguez caught Jeremy Stephens with …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17 results: Carla Esparza edges Alexa Grasso after armbar scare

Former UFC champion Carla Esparza was showered with boos after she upset Alexa Grasso in a razor-thin decision Saturday in Mexico City.
Esparza (15-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) picked up her second …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens live results and recaps

Follow along with Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Mexico City, headlined by a clash of top featherweights, Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens live results and PBP

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Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in Mexico City, which features featherweights Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens in the main event. Join us today …read more

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Jeremy Stephens plans to ’embarrass’ Yair Rodríguez in UFC on ESPN+ 17 main event

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Featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez headline Saturdays UFC on ESPN+ 17 fight card in Mexico City, Mexico. Stephens has strong ties to Mexico, but travels into …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens staff predictions

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Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens card in Mexico City, Mexico. The Bloody Elbow …read more

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Ariane Carnelossi in UFC to ‘make history,’ starting with KO of Angela Hill in Mexico City

Ariane Carnelossi won 12 in a row before signing with the UFC earlier this year. | Julio Bonfim, Future MMA

Ariane Carnelossi wants to make history in the UFC …read more

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Back in Mexico City, Brandon Moreno’s goal ‘was always to return to the UFC’

Brandon Moreno (pictured) fights Askar Askarov in a flyweight bout at UFC Mexico on Saturday | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Officially, this weekend marks the return of Brandon Moreno …read more

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UFC ‘Mexico City’ - New Blood!

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Nothing produces “New Blood” like international events and the injury bug, and UFC Fight Night 159 this Saturday (Sept. 21, 2019) in Mexico City, …read more

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Tensions run high during UFC Mexico City weigh-in face-offs (video)

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Tensions were running high following the UFC on ESPN+ 17 weigh-ins on Friday in Mexico City. Watch as main eventers Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens, as well as …read more

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Predictions! ‘That Guy’ Shines South Of The Border

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Featherweight striker “El Pantera” meets “Lil’ Heathen” in Mexico City this Sat. (Sept. 21) for the latest installment of Ultimate …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Mexico City - Main card preview

Get the lowdown on the main card action out of Mexico City, including a strawweight battle where Alexa Grasso will look to break out by attempting to upend former champion …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17 predictions: Yair Rodriguez or Jeremy Stephens in Mexico City?

Rodriguez
vs.
Stephens
Esparza
vs.
Grasso
Askarov
vs.
Moreno
Aldana
vs.
Melo
Bravo
vs.
Peterson

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2019: 156-80 (66%)

Rodriguez
(55%)

Grasso
(61%)

Moreno
(61%)

Aldana
(76%)

Bravo
(63%)

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2019: 62-27 (70%)

Rodriguez

Grasso

Askarov

Aldana

Bravo

Simon Head
@simonhead
2019: 65-29 (69%)

Rodriguez

Esparza

Askarov

Aldana

Bravo

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2019: 160-76 (68%)

Stephens

Esparza

Moreno

Aldana

Peterson

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2019: 156-80 (66%)

Rodriguez

Grasso

Askarov

Aldana

Peterson

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2019: 154-82 (65%)
2018 Champion

Stephens

Grasso

Askarov

Aldana

Peterson

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2019: 54-29 (65%)

Rodriguez

Grasso

Askarov

Aldana

Bravo

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2019: 151-85 (64%)
2014 …read more

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UFC Fight Night 159 Weigh-in Results: Headliners on Target; One Heavy

The Octagon returns to Mexico City this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 159, although one fighter has missed weight. …read more

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Posted on September 20, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Rodriguez, Stephens make weight in Mexico City

Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens, who have been training at altitude in Mexico for a month or more, made weight for their featherweight feature bout at UFC Mexico City. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens weigh-in results; one fighter misses the mark

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Mexico City on Saturday for UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens. First, the fighters had to step on the scale to make their …read more

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Yair Rodriguez: ‘I don’t think the fight with Jeremy Stephens will go the distance’

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Top 10 ranked featherweight Yair Rodriguez discusses his UFC on ESPN+ 17 main event against veteran Jeremy Stephens in Mexico City on Saturday. Ranked No. 7 in the …read more

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Live Stream: UFC Mexico official weigh ins

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Watch the official weigh ins for the UFC’s event in Mexico. The UFC his hosting another event in Mexico City, and this time it will …read more

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Posted on September 20, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Will Yair Rodriguez reach his potential?

Saturday’s fight in Mexico City against dangerous Jeremy Stephens might tell us a lot about Yair Rodriguez’s future. …read more

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UFC Mexico City: Rodriguez vs. Stephens media day staredowns (video)

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Watch the fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens face off at media day on Thursday in Mexico City.
Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens top the …read more

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What do you do when 'El Cucuy' is chasing you at midnight? Let Jeremy Stephens explain

MEXICO CITY – If you’re worried about whether or not Jeremy Stephens is prepared for the rigors of fighting at Mexico City’s mile-high elevation, just know he received the blessing …read more

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At UFC on ESPN+ 17, Angela Hill hopes to 'undo lame performance' last time in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY – Last time Angela Hill competed in Mexico City was over 4 years ago in a loss she hopes to erase.
Hill faced Tecia Torres in just her second …read more

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Can Yair stay on his back foot? Can Stephens walk him down?

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Mexico City. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From …read more

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Posted on September 19, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Get to know Ariane Carnelossi before UFC on ESPN+ 17 in Mexico City

Ariane Carnelossi is finally set to make her UFC debut.
Initially scheduled to face Talia Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 14 in Uruguay, the bout was scrapped after Santos was forced …read more

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'Altitude is real' -- Why one UFC fighter spent nearly $30k to train

Jeremy Stephens knew his best chance to be successful in Saturday’s main event in Mexico City was to acclimate himself to altitude. …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2019, 12:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 17: Make your predictions for Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 17 event in Mexico City.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …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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Cain Velasquez discusses UFC return after lucha libre debut

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently made his lucha libre debut at Triplemania XXVII in Mexico City. Not only did the former champ look very impressive in this debut, …read more

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Alex Perez withdraws from UFC on ESPN+ 17 fight vs. Sergio Pettis in Mexico City

UFC on ESPN+ 17 has taken its first hit.
Alex Perez is out of his flyweight bout vs. Sergio Pettis, which was set to take place at the Sept. 21 event …read more

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UFC Fight Night 98 results: Bravo wins TUF LA 3 final, Dariush and Grasso win by decision

Check out the results of the first three main card fights at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson in Mexico City, Mexico, including the Octagon debut of women’s strawweight …read more

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