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Video: Did Fedor Emelianenko 'for sure' retire as the MMA heavyweight GOAT?

The remarkable career of Fedor Emelianenko came to an end this past Saturday at Bellator 290, where the former Pride legend was TKO’d in Round 1 by heavyweight champion Ryan …read more

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MMA Coach John Kavanagh Offers To Train Ireland’s National Police Service

Conor McGregor’s longtime MMA coach, John Kavanagh, recently offered his services to Irish law enforcement. The President of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association responded to a tweet from Simon …read more

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Posted on February 8, 2023, 12:16 am By
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UFC champ Alex Pereira responds to critics of his wrestling, cites takedown on Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has responded to those questioning his wrestling ability.
Pereira, a former two-division Glory Kickboxing champion, has experienced an incredibly successful transition to MMA. Like fellow ex-kickboxer …read more

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Daniel Cormier says Stipe Miocic is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, not Fedor Emelianenko

Daniel Cormier is saying it is Stipe Miocic that is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time, not Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor Emelianenko (40-7 MMA) retired this past Saturday, February 4th, …read more

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Daniel Cormier Names His Heavyweight GOAT Fighter

Former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has opined on who he believes is the greatest heavyweight fighter in MMA history. Cormier retired from the UFC in 2020 following a trilogy …read more

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Posted on February 7, 2023, 9:46 pm By
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Daniel Cormier: Stipe Miocic, not Fedor Emelianenko, greatest MMA heavyweight of all time

Daniel Cormier hails Fedor Emelianenko as a heavyweight great, but he’s not No. 1.
Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) retired this past Saturday after a first-round knockout loss to heavyweight champion …read more

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Posted on February 7, 2023, 7:46 pm By
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Joe Rogan Pleads With Francis Ngannou Not To Do One Thing

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has one request for Francis Ngannou as the former champion continues to explore free agency. Last month, Ngannou departed the MMA leader and left his …read more

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UFC 284 Roundtable: Where does Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski rank among MMA’s best superfights?

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The UFC dips its toes back in the superfight waters for the first time in three years on Saturday night …read more

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UFC veterans in MMA and boxing action Feb. 10-12

The UFC is on pay-per-view this week for UFC 284, a massive event that takes place in Perth, Australia.
Elsewhere, many other MMA events are taking place that feature familiar names …read more

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Posted on February 7, 2023, 2:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! One Win Away From A Title Shot?

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! …read more

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MMA News’ Top 10 Finishes Of The Week (1/29-2/4)

Welcome to this week’s edition of MMA News’ Top 10 Finishes of the week! Every week there’s highlight-reel finishes all across the MMA world, and we’ve found some of the …read more

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UFC San Antonio Poster Drops For ‘Vera Vs Sandhagen’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a fan-friendly bantamweight main event to its upcoming UFC San Antonio mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card on …read more

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Posted on February 6, 2023, 9:46 pm By
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Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr. to Headline Gamebred Boxing 4 on April 1

Jorge Masvidal’s upcoming boxing event will feature some of MMA’s biggest names. …read more

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Chris Weidman set to grapple at Polaris 23 – first competition since nasty leg break in 2021

Chris Weidman is back in the game – sort of.
The former UFC middleweight champion is set to return to competition, but not in MMA. Weidman (15-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has …read more

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Posted on February 6, 2023, 5:16 pm By
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Kevin Lee Teases UFC Return With Dana White Meeting

Kevin Lee appears to have teased a return to the Octagon, with the former UFC lightweight title challenger posing alongside Dana White in a recent photo. Lee competed on MMA’s …read more

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Posted on February 6, 2023, 4:16 pm By
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Liam Neeson ‘can’t stand’ UFC and MMA, rips ‘leprechaun’ McGregor

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“UFC, I can’t stand. That, to me, is like a bar fight.” In 2023, you’d think that the …read more

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White: Old Fedor Not Heavyweight GOAT

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Who is the greatest heavyweight MMA fighter of all time?
It’s not former PRIDE FC champion Fedor …read more

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Leon Edwards Questions Ticket Prices For UFC 286

UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards has given his take on the controversy surrounding ticket prices for his upcoming first title defense. On March 18, the MMA leader will head across …read more

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Mario Yamasaki Shares The Best Way To Become An MMA Referee

If you want to be a referee in MMA, Mario Yamasaki has the tips you need. Refereeing in MMA is arguably the second toughest job in the sport, outside of …read more

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“Passion And Skillset Pays Off” – Laura Sanko Talks UFC Commentary Role

Dana White’s Contender Series commentator Laura Sanko has shed some light on her new role in the UFC. For the first time in 30 years, the world’s premier MMA organization …read more

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Dana White won't 'sh*t on Fedor' on retirement day, but ...

LAS VEGAS – If Dana White is part of a discussion of the all-time GOATs in MMA, best keep Fedor Emelianenko’s name out of your mouth.
Emelianenko, a Russian regarded by …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko at peace with decision to retire after Bellator 290 loss

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Most MMA retirements can be taken with a grain of salt, but it seems like the one that happened Saturday is likely to stick.
All-time heavyweight MMA legend …read more

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5 Positives & 2 Negatives From UFC Vegas 68

On Saturday night (or morning, for most), the MMA leader returned for its latest Fight Night offering, UFC Vegas 68. The promotion made just one stop-off between its opening pay-per-view …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko reveals the favorite fight of his legendary MMA career

Fedor Emelianenko has revealed his favourite fight from his legendary mixed martial arts career. Last night, the iconic career of Fedor Emelianenko finally came to an end. He took on …read more

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MMA Twitter Reacts To Fedor Emelianenko’s Final Fight At Bellator 290

Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko fell short in his final MMA fight at Bellator 290 but earned the praise of many around the sport. Emelianenko faced Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader …read more

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Winners, Loser From Bellator 290 And UFC Vegas 68

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Fans were treated to a mixed martial arts (MMA) twosome last night, as Bellator 290 went down inside Kia Forum in Los Angeles, …read more

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Highlights! Spivac Submits ‘Black Beast’ In Main Event Beatdown

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Serghei Spivac earned the biggest victory of his MMA career last night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2023) at …read more

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Bellator 290 salaries: Fedor Emelianenko earns $100,000 purse for retirement fight

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Fedor Emelianenko cashed one last six-figure payday in his final MMA fight.
The heavyweight legend earned a $100,000 fight purse for …read more

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Posted on February 5, 2023, 6:16 am By
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Ryan Bader’s head coach is a fan of Fedor Emelianenko, but still doing best to stop him from retiring as Bellator champ

Ryan Bader knocked out Fedor Emelianenko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Fedor Emelianenko is one of the most beloved fighters in MMA history and could …read more

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Posted on February 4, 2023, 7:16 pm By
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Fedor Is Not Khabib, Will Never Fully Leave MMA

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, recently announced that he would step away from mixed martial arts (MMA) altogether, meaning …read more

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Posted on February 4, 2023, 6:46 pm By
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Sneak Peak! Bellator 290 Cold Open Video Trailer Is Fire

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Fedor Emelianenko will retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) competition later this evening (Sat., Feb. 4, 2023) win, lose or …read more

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Ali Isaev doesn't regret late MMA start, has sights on Bellator title

LOS ANGELES – Ali Isaev got a late start in MMA, but he’s made the most of his opportunities so far.
In 2019, Isaev won the first heavyweight season in PFL …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko reflects on legendary career, favorite fights ahead of swan song at Bellator 290

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On Saturday night, the MMA community will bid adieu to one of the all-time greats.
Fedor Emelianenko will make his …read more

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MMA Fighters Trap And Ashlee Gambino Stay Strong After Tragedy

A pair of MMA fighters from Las Vegas are doing their best to remain positive after their family has experienced an extremely difficult few months. Trap and Ashlee Gambino tragically …read more

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Midnight Mania! Chiesa Vs. Jingliang Added To UFC 287

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight …read more

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Posted on February 4, 2023, 6:16 am By
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Bellator 290 staredowns: Watch Fedor’s final faceoff of legendary MMA career

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LOS ANGELES — Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s final faceoff of his legendary MMA career ahead of his retirement fight against Ryan Bader, plus the …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko admits he won’t leave MMA behind after retirement similar to Khabib Nurmagomedov: “This sport is in my blood”

Bellator heavyweight contender Fedor Emelianenko is retiring from MMA, but he’ll be around. ‘The Last Emperor’ is slated to make the final walk this Saturday against Ryan Bader. The pair …read more

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Scott Coker Gives Dillon Danis Ultimatum Regarding Bellator Future

Bellator President Scott Coker wants Dillon Danis to make a decision soon on whether or not he’s serious about fighting in MMA. Coker and Bellator are set to kick things …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2023, 10:46 pm By
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Fedor Emelianenko: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s complete MMA retirement something I could never do

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Fedor Emelianenko promises his fight at Bellator 290 will be his last, but unlike ex-UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, he knows …read more

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Bellator 290 weigh-ins video: Fedor Emelianenko steps on the scale for final MMA bout

LOS ANGELES – Fedor Emelianenko stepped on the scale Friday for what is expected to be his final MMA bout.
Ahead of Saturday’s Bellator 290 main event bout, all eyes were …read more

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Farewell to Fedor: 'The People's Forever Heavyweight Champion'

Saturday, after nearly 23 years and almost 50 fights, an all-time great will hang up his MMA gloves.
Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko is set to retire after one more fight – …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2023, 4:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Curtis Blaydes analyzes potential Jon Jones match up: ‘If we both connect, he’ll go backwards’

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Curtis Blaydes …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2023, 6:16 am By
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Roy Jones Jr. expresses interest in exhibition fight with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko: “We have already somehow negotiated on this subject”

Fedor Emelianenko will enter an MMA cage for what will presumably be his final fight — a heavyweight championship rematch with former UFC light heavyweight and TUF 8 winner Ryan …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2023, 4:46 am By
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UFC Vegas 68 & Bellator 290 preview show: Will Fedor Emelianenko end legendary career as heavyweight champ?

Fedor Emelianenko has the opportunity to have one of the best retirement stories in the history of MMA as he challenges for the Bellator heavyweight championship on Saturday.
Ahead of …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2023, 12:46 am By
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No UFC? No Regrets!

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As Fedor Emelianenko prepares to make his final appearance inside a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage this Sat. night (Feb. 4, 2023) at …read more

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Posted on February 2, 2023, 7:46 pm By
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Watch Between the Links LIVE NOW

For the final time in a legendary career that spans two decades, Fedor Emelianenko will make the walk to compete in an MMA fight.
On an all-new edition of Between the …read more

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Posted on February 2, 2023, 6:16 pm By
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DAMN! They Were Good: Celebrating the GOAT, Fedor Emelianenko, before the last walk of ‘The Last Emperor’

Fedor Emelianenko | Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

DAMN! They Were Good celebrates the careers of the most exciting and influential fighters in MMA history, …read more

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Sean Strickland explains why he’s the ‘coolest MMA fighter’

UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland believes that he’s the ‘coolest’ MMA fighter in the world and explained why in an Instagram video.

“Let me tell you guys why I’m the coolest …read more

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Midnight Mania! ‘I Hope UFC Will Share The Revenue With Its Fighters’

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight …read more

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Posted on February 2, 2023, 5:46 am By
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MMA Legends Set To Honor Fedor Emelianenko At Bellator 290

Bellator CEO Scott Coker recently revealed a star-studded host of MMA legends who will be at Bellator 290. Longtime MMA heavyweight GOAT-contender Fedor Emelianenko will headline Bellator 290 on Saturday, …read more

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Posted on February 1, 2023, 10:46 pm By
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Jake Paul ‘Hopes’ Fighters Share Revenue From Brother’s UFC/Prime Deal

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has responded after being questioned about the new partnership between the UFC and Prime Hydration, a drink co-founded by his brother. On Monday, the MMA leader announced …read more

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Posted on February 1, 2023, 9:16 pm By
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UFC Vegas 68 Sleeper Scrap: Doo Ho Choi Vs. Kyle Nelson

Welcome to the MMA News’ Sleeper Scrap! The relentless schedule of the MMA world means that some fans don’t have a full look at a fight card until days before …read more

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UFC, other MMA orgs need to enact DV policies, catch up to major sports

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NBA and MLB have comprehensive policies on domestic violence and abuse. MMA promotions lag behind most …read more

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Watch: Best Finishes From Fighters Appearing At Bellator 290

Bellator will kick things off in 2023 this weekend as an MMA legend says goodbye at Bellator 290. Fedor Emelianenko will compete in what is likely his last fight in …read more

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MMA champ Pacheco blasts Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ government

Larissa Pacheco became the PFL’s women’s lightweight champion in November 2022. | Photo by Matt Davies/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

2022 PFL women’s lightweight champion …read more

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'This is the happiest time for me': Inside Fedor Emelianenko's last hurrah in MMA

One of the greatest heavyweights ever to step into an MMA cage is finally walking away. Here’s what he has to say about his journey leading up to the last …read more

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Midnight Mania! Costa Calls Out ... Nick Diaz?!?

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! …read more

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MMA Junkie's Fight of the Month for January: Jamahal Hill batters Glover Teixeira in Brazil

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from January 2023: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner …read more

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UFC star claims Conor McGregor turned down huge super-fight ahead of MMA return

UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal claims that Conor McGregor has “shot down” a huge super-fight with him ahead of the Irishman’s return to MMA. McGregor has been sidelined for nearly two …read more

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Matt Brown sends warning to Jake Paul: ‘When you’re fighting MMA fighters, you’re in a world of f****** savages’ 

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Jake Paul’s next boxing match is scheduled against Tommy Fury in February, but he’s already announced plans to make a move into …read more

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Posted on January 31, 2023, 10:16 pm By
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Kenny Florian respects Jake Paul's interest in MMA competition: 'This isn't the easiest way to make money'

Jake Paul wants to compete in MMA, and that has caught the eye of a few veterans of the sport.
Count former UFC contender and current PFL commentator Kenny Florian among …read more

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Posted on January 31, 2023, 7:16 pm By
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UFC veterans in MMA and bareknuckle action Feb. 2-5

The UFC returns after a week off for UFC Fight Night 218, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Elsewhere, many other MMA events are taking place that feature …read more

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Tommy Fury shares theory on why Jake Paul signed an MMA contract with PFL

Tommy Fury has given his thoughts on why bitter rival Jake Paul signed a mixed martial arts deal with PFL. On February 26, Tommy Fury and Jake Paul will attempt …read more

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Midnight Mania! Masvidal Shuts Down ‘Durinho,’ BMF Title Defense

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Remember the …read more

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MMA Junkie's Submission of the Month for January: Gabriel Bonfim joins brother as award winner

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best submissions from January 2023: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner …read more

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Posted on January 31, 2023, 3:46 am By
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WWE Legend Confirmed For PFL Challenger Series

The 2023 PFL Challenger Series will be getting an iconic WWE star for their February 10 episode. The PFL Challenger Series gives young MMA prospects the chance to make it …read more

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Posted on January 31, 2023, 1:16 am By
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Eagle FC President Addresses Khabib’s Status & Future Of The Promotion

The president of Eagle FC has addressed the reported MMA departure of the promotion’s founder, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. In-cage, Khabib achieved an unheralded feat, retiring in 2020 …read more

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Posted on January 30, 2023, 2:16 pm By
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MMA News’ Top 10 Finishes Of The Week (1/22-1/28)

Welcome to this week’s edition of MMA News’ Top 10 Finishes of the week! Every week there’s highlight-reel finishes all across the MMA world, and we’ve found some of the …read more

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Posted on January 30, 2023, 12:16 pm By
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MMA Junkie's Knockout of the Month for January: Ismael Bonfim flattens Terrance McKinney

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from January 2023: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner …read more

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Video: Fighter's head whiplashes off canvas after violent head kick knockout at Fury FC 73

An amateur MMA bout Sunday at Fury FC 73 ended with one of the most violent head kicks you’ll ever see.
In a flyweight bout on the event’s undercard, Joe Perez …read more

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Israel Adesanya releases SAW promo for upcoming rematch with Alex Pereira at UFC 287

Israel Adesanya has posted a SAW promo for his second MMA clash and fourth combat sports bout with Alex Pereira. Adesanya will receive another chance to get past the Pereira …read more

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Posted on January 29, 2023, 9:46 pm By
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Aljamain Sterling Weighs In On Controversial UFC 283 Celebration

Aljamain Sterling has shared some thoughts on the way Ihor Potieria chose to celebrate his victory over MMA legend Maurício Rua at UFC 283. The event was the UFC’s first …read more

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Video: Bellator vet Valerie Loureda makes debut as ‘Lola Vice’ at WWE’s NXT Level Up

Valerie Loureda debuted at WWE’s NXT Level Up. After five fights with Bellator, Valerie Loureda announced in 2022 that she’ll be leaving MMA after signing with the WWE, and making …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Khabib Nurmagomedov Hasn’t Had An Appropriate MMA Send-Off

Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen believes that if Khabib Nurmagomedov’s time in MMA has reached its conclusion, he hasn’t been given an appropriate send-off. Last October, Khabib was …read more

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Video: Adesanya teases Pereira rematch with Saw-inspired promo

Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 in November. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Get ready for Pereira vs. Adesanya II (in MMA!) with this …read more

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Posted on January 29, 2023, 2:46 am By
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Watch: BKFC Fighter Celebrates Before Realizing He’s Been Disqualified

The recently concluded BKFC 35 provided viewers with an unintentionally funny moment. Light heavyweight MMA journeyman Tomar Washington made his bare-knuckle debut against Willie Sears at the event. Washington impressed …read more

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Grappling Report: Dvalishvili impresses at High Rollerz 23

A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling. Merab Dvalishvili has been going from strength to strength in his MMA career lately, fighting his …read more

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With return booked, Sage Northcutt explains issues that caused four-year absence from MMA

Sage Northcutt is on the verge of a return to MMA after being out of competition for nearly four years.
The former UFC star and now One Championship fighter has been …read more

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Midnight Mania! Sanchez Slams NSAC Over BKFC Ban While Power Slap Flourishes

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! …read more

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Report: Aldo to make boxing debut February 10 

Jose Aldo retired from MMA in 2022. | Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo looks all set …read more

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Posted on January 28, 2023, 3:46 am By
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UFC veteran John Hathaway joins OKTAGON MMA's 16-man tournament

The second chapter of John Hathaway’s MMA career is starting to ramp up, and business is now getting serious.
After making a successful return to competition in October after a more …read more

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PFL’s Lucas Barbosa: Grappling wins over Gilbert Burns, Rafael Lovato give confidence ahead of MMA return

Lucas Barbosa | Cooper Neill, PFL

Lucas Barbosa had a 2-1 record in MMA when he decided to change things up and focus full-time in …read more

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Bella Mir, daughter of former UFC champ Frank Mir, scores UFC's first NIL deal

The UFC is investing in the future of Bella Mir, who is arguably the biggest potential prospect in women’s MMA.
Mir, who is the 20-year-old daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2023, 5:46 pm By
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Four Fighters Removed From UFC Roster

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UFC 283 went down in Brazil last weekend and it featured the retirement of two MMA legends: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2023, 2:16 pm By
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They’ve never been ‘destroyed in the ring’ - Roufus says MMA coaches lack empathy, corner stoppages

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Duke Roufus says MMA coaches need to protect their fighters more. With aging veterans like Glover Teixeira and Lauren Murphy taking an exorbitant …read more

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Midnight Mania! ‘El Cucuy’ To Coach TUF Opposite McGregor?

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Posted on January 27, 2023, 5:46 am By
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Video: UFC's Jose Aldo tribute highlights a Hall of Fame-worthy career

At UFC 283 this past Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, there was plenty for MMA fans to get excited about.
For starters, the card was the promotion’s return to Brazil for …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2023, 2:16 am By
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MMA coach Duke Roufus calls for culture shift in stopping fights: ‘It’s your job to protect the fighter’

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There were two fights that changed veteran MMA coach Duke Roufus’ perspective on stopping fights.
Earlier in …read more

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Randy Couture warns Jake Paul away from facing an established fighter in PFL debut: “Give him the chance to get his feet under him”

UFC Hall of Famer and PFL analyst Randy Couture believes Jake Paul needs to be careful with his MMA career. ‘The Problem Child’ has been out of action since his …read more

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Sage Northcutt explains lengthy absence from MMA

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For many MMA fans, their last look at Sage Northcutt was him face-down on the canvas, the victim of a brutal punch from …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 8:16 pm By
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MMA Formally Recognized By Nigeria’s Federal Ministry Of Sport

The growth of MMA in Nigeria recently received a significant boost when it was announced that the Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (NMMAF) will govern the sport going forward. The …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 6:16 pm By
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Randy Couture Advises Jake Paul On First MMA Opponent Choice

UFC Hall of Famer and PFL analyst Randy Couture thinks Jake Paul should pump the brakes when it comes to his MMA ambitions. Paul signed with the PFL earlier this …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 5:16 pm By
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UFC veterans in MMA and bareknuckle action Jan. 27-29

The UFC is idle after its first pay-per-view event of the year in Brazil, UFC 283.
Elsewhere, many other MMA events are taking place that feature familiar names that have competed …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 2:16 pm By
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Former Ranked UFC Bantamweight Raulian Paiva Arrested For Domestic Violence

Former ranked UFC bantamweight Raulian Paiva was reportedly arrested in Brazil recently for domestic violence against his wife. Prior to his departure from the MMA leader earlier this month, Paiva …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 2:16 pm By
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MMA champ joins Russia’s war; now stationed in occupied Ukraine

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Vladimir Mineev is reportedly stationed in the occupied eastern Ukrainian territory of Donetsk, where he is expected to take part …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 12:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Former UFC Featherweight Wrangles Would-Be Thief

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 5:16 am By
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The best (and worst!) MMA movies of all time

The movies will be front and center in the world of entertainment for the next several weeks.
Nominations for the 95th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday. The Oscars ceremony takes …read more

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MMA community reacts to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

(This story original ran March 28, 2022.)
Check out how UFC, MMA fighters and personalities reacted to Will Smith’s controversial slap of Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, which took place …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2023, 1:16 am By
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Darrion Caldwell working on legend status starting with Bellator 290, seeks Patricio Freire fight

Darrion Caldwell has reached a point in his athletic career, not just in MMA, where being considered a legend matters to him.
Well before he was Bellator bantamweight champion, Caldwell also …read more

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LFA 151 Sleeper Scrap: Jonas Bilharinho vs. Caio Machado

Welcome to the MMA News’ Sleeper Scrap! The relentless schedule of the MMA world means that some fans don’t have a full look at a fight card until days before …read more

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