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Reports: Mark Hunt replaces Fabricio Werdum vs. Aleksei Oleinik at UFC's Russia debut

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Aleksei Oleinik def. Junior Albini at UFC 224: Best photos

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With Fabricio Werdum ruled out of September’s UFC Fight Night headliner in Russia, it appears Aleksei Oleinik will now …read more

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Darren Till, Stephen Thompson wow UFC Liverpool fans at open workouts

LIVERPOOL, England – The lead starts of the UFC’s debut in Liverpool, England, got in front of the fans today.
And suffice it to say, the reception was strong for hometown …read more

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Swanson vs Moicano Set For UFC 227

Despite losing a couple of high-profiled proposed matchups (see which ones here and here), the UFC 227 — which is set for Aug, 4, 2018 inside Staples Center in Los …read more

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Posted on May 25, 2018, 1:46 am By
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Hunt vs. Oleinik targeted as new UFC Moscow headliner

With Fabricio Werdum recently flagged for a potential USADA violation, the UFC is currently working on having Mark Hunt as his replacement. This week, the UFC’s debut event in …read more

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Posted on May 25, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Amirkhani refreshed and refocused for Liverpool

Makwan Amirkhani knew how to make an entrance. In Stockholm, Sweden on January 24, 2015, the featherweight prospect needed just eight seconds to defeat Andy Ogle in his UFC debut …read more

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Posted on May 25, 2018, 1:16 am By
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McCann on her UFC debut: 'I'm gonna get a big finish'

When the UFC made the March announcement that the Octagon would be setting up shop in Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 27, welterweight contender Darren Till was a given to …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Phil Davis worried for Chuck Liddell in return fight

When it comes to some of Bellator’s best acquisitions over the past few years, none get much better than UFC veteran, Phil ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Davis.
Since entering Bellator in 2015, Davis …read more

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UFC on FOX 30 poster released

The faces of three former UFC champions are front and center for UFC on FOX 30.
An official poster was released Thursday for the event, which takes place at the Scotiabank …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Report | Mark Hunt expected to fill in vs Aleksei Oleinek as UFC Moscow headliner

UFC’s first visit to Russia quickly had it’s main event established…and then it was quickly taken away.
One half of the initial headliner was former UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, who …read more

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Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano added to UFC 227

The UFC’s next trio of pay-per-view events is shaping up to be one of the best stretches of events in the organization’s history. Last of the three if UFC 227 …read more

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Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano Official for UFC 227

Cub Swanson and Renato Moicano are headed to Tinseltown under the bright lights of Hollywood’s UFC 227 extravaganza. Cub Swanson (25-9) is eager to bounce back from his loss to …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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Featherweights Cub Swanson, Renato Moicano to Meet at UFC 227

Renato Carneiro called for it and he got what he asked for. …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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Twitter Mailbag: What kind of UFC would we like on ESPN – and what do we definitely not want?

What kind of product can we expect to see when the UFC moves to ESPN? What changes would we like to see? And what will this weekend’s UFC Fight Night …read more

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Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano official for UFC 227

A pair of top-10 featherweights are coming to the City of Angels.
Cub Swanson will take on Renato Moicano at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, the UFC officially …read more

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Artem Lobov Accepts Invitation to UFC Moscow

Artem Lobov is looking to be part of the UFC’s debut in Moscow after receiving an invitation from a Boston scrapper. After being involved in #Dollygate, Lobov saw his bout …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano set for UFC 227 in Los Angeles

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A potential barburner of a featherweight fight is official for the UFC’s return to the “City of Angels.”
Cub Swanson (25-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is …read more

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Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres excited for UFC debut, focused on future in the Octagon

It’s a debut that many have looked forward to and anticipated but it’s not exactly how Jose “Shorty” Torres wanted his UFC debut to happen. Torres, both the flyweight and …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Grade the 'UFC on FOX 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2' poster, which features three former champs

What do you think of the official poster for the UFC’s final network-televised event on big FOX?
Officials recently revealed the poster for “UFC on FOX 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2.”
UFC …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Dana White and Conor McGregor to Discuss UFC Future in Liverpool Sitdown

Conor McGregor’s UFC future has been shrouded in a cloud of mystery ever since he went berserk, stormed the UFC 223 Media Day, and trashed a van full of fighters. …read more

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Lyoto Machida Still Believes he Can Secure UFC Title Shot

Lyoto Machida feels he still has enough juice to make another title run. Machida was last seen in action earlier this month at UFC 224. “The Dragon” went one-on-one with …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Streaking Alejandro Perez meets Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise

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Alejandro Perez def. Matthew Lopez at UFC on FOX 29: Best photos

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A bantamweight bout between Alejandro Perez and Eddie Wineland is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight …read more

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Woodley targeting return at UFC 227 in August

The UFC welterweight king is hoping to return to action this August in Los Angeles. Tyron Woodley is targeting his return for just a few months from now.
The UFC welterweight …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Bas Rutten: Conor McGregor Just Needs to Find His Way

Bas Rutten believes Conor McGregor needs some time to find himself. McGregor awaits a court hearing next month. Following the UFC 223 media day session, McGregor, Artem Lobov, and their …read more

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Overeem on UFC 225 bout rescheduling: It’s all good with me

Going from the main card to the prelims? It’s no big deal for Alistair Overeem, at least he gets to fight earlier. Originally, Alistair Overeem’s UFC 225 bout against Curtis …read more

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UFC Calgary Poster Is STACKED

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing its UFC on FOX 30 mixed martial arts (MMA) event to the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Sat., July 28, 2018, featuring …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2688 with Mike Dolce and Mirsad Bektic

Stream or download Wednesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Mike Dolce and Mirsad Bektic.
UFC featherweight Bektic meets Ricardo Lamas on June 9 at UFC 225 in Chicago. Four-time “Trainer …read more

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No Hands? No Problem: Kamaru Usman Says He’ll be Ready for Tyron Woodley in August

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has declared he has recovered from his shoulder injury and will be ready to defend his belt on Aug. 4 at UFC 227, …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 4:46 pm By
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UFC Liverpool headliner Stephen Thompson's hilarious recounting of in-cage fouls and apologies

LIVERPOOL, England – Even when in fistfights, MMA fighters can be an apologetic bunch.
Just ask Stephen Thompson, the UFC welterweight contender who headlines Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 130 event.
Before his …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 4:17 pm By
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Daily Debate: Will ESPN prove better for UFC than FOX Sports?

Soon will come the dawn of a new era for the UFC.
On Wednesday, ESPN announced it will take over the rights to all UFC content in the U.S. beginning in …read more

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Condit scraps potential retirement plans, eyes late 2018 return

Carlos Condit has apparently decided to put his retirement plans on hold, as he currently targets a return late in the year. In mid-April, former UFC interim welterweight champion …read more

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Machida doesn’t see potential Bisping fight as a farewell

Lyoto Machida is not considering retirement following his Vitor Belfort win at UFC 224, and wants to for a title after dealing with Michael Bisping. Lyoto Machida is not ready …read more

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Fox Sports reacts to UFC’s new TV deal with ESPN

Fox Sports has released a statement reacting to the UFC’s departure from their networks to ESPN. The UFC has been with Fox since 2011, and after over a hundred shows …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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UFC’s exclusive deal with ESPN smart for both sides

On Wednesday night, Dana White appeared on SportsCenter for the first time since the UFC became ESPN’s latest billion-dollar toy. The first thing he was asked wasn’t about the new …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson to Darren Till: ‘There Are Levels to this Game’

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will be the first to admit he didn’t have a lot of interest in facing Darren Till when the UFC first came calling with the matchup.
At the …read more

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GSP on drop to 155: I want the title or beat a guy on the rise

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is looking to fight at his third weight class next. Early this month, UFC president Dana White announced his plans of …read more

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Morning Report: GSP mocks Nick Diaz with faux confession about foul play before their fight

In March of 2013, Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 158. Though the fight wasn’t a total blowout, …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 12:17 pm By
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The Ultimate Fighter 27 Episode 6 Recap: Team Cormier Takes Back Control

On episode 6 of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated, two fighters stated their case to UFC president Dana White to get new life in the competition and the last pick on …read more

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Dana: I’ll speak to McGregor in Liverpool about his future

The UFC president is going to sit down with his biggest star this weekend. UFC president Dana White has a lot on his plate right now. With a new ESPN …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 2:16 am By
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Georges St-Pierre opens up about Nate Diaz fight that didn’t happen, future UFC plans

Earlier this month, UFC president Dana White announced that a blockbuster fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz was in the works for Aug. 4 at UFC 227. Momentum for …read more

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 81 // Alex Volkanovski | Dominick Reyes | Bevon Lewis

BJPENN.COM Radio is back!
We kick off this episode with UFC featherweight powerhouse Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski. After campaigning for a ranked opponent in his next outing, Alex has been granted …read more

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

As one door opens for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), another one inevitably has to close. But it won’t be for another seven months.
Indeed, that’s when UFC’s seven year television deal …read more

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White: ESPN move will be ‘very big for the fighters’

Dana White is excited about the full UFC move to ESPN next year. UFC president Dana White is never short on a quote, and today is no different. In …read more

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Take a Look Back at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Crazy UFC 223 Event Week

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In this episode of UFC Connected, follow the fight week of Khabib Nurmagomedov on his way to becoming the undisputed lightweight champion at UFC 223.
The fight week started …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 1:16 am By
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MMA Fighting Archives: UFC signs groundbreaking broadcast deal with FOX Sports

Take a look back into the MMA Fighting Archives to see footage from the day the UFC and FOX Sports announced their groundbreaking broadcast partnership on Aug. 18, 2011. …read more

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Conor McGregor, Dana White to meet this weekend in Liverpool to discuss UFC future

Some clarity on the timeline for Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC could soon be coming.
UFC President Dana White today revealed that he will meet with the former two-division champion …read more

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Dana White Plans to Meet with Conor McGregor This Weekend in Liverpool

It may not be that much longer until Conor McGregor has booked his return to the UFC. On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White revealed plans to meet with McGregor this …read more

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What we know about the UFC’s deal with ESPN

The key details on the UFC’s new partnership with ESPN. Starting in 2019, UFC programming in the United States will leave FOX and head to ESPN, aka the “Worldwide Leader …read more

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Victims of domestic abuse ask the UFC to reconsider allowing Greg Hardy to compete

All signs point to a very high profile stint with the UFC, but Hardy’s troubled past raises several red flags for a promotion that has previously cut fighters for domestic …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2018, 12:16 am By
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FOX Sports Releases Statement Following UFC Departure

FOX Sports has reacted to the news of a new TV deal between the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and ESPN. Word broke that the UFC and ESPN had agreed to …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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Dana White says he’ll meet with Conor McGregor in Liverpool to discuss McGregor’s future

Is Conor McGregor going to make his return to the UFC? He and the company will try to figure that out this weekend.
The only man ever to simultaneously hold two …read more

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Georges St-Pierre explains why Nate Diaz fight would be full of downside

Former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre pushed aside talk of a potential fight with star Nate Diaz and indicated other challenges were his preference for a comeback.
UFC lightweight champ Khabib …read more

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Watch Fedor Topple 7-Foot-2 Hong Man Choi (AXS TV Fight Video)

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St-Pierre Admits to Poisoning Nick Diaz!

Nick Diaz is known for saying and doing some outlandish things. But his claim that he was poisoned prior to his UFC 158 Welterweight title fight against former division champion …read more

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Georges St. Pierre: ‘Nothing to Gain’ from ‘Easiest Fight I Can Take’ Against Nate Diaz

While Dana White had designs on adding Georges St. Pierre vs. Nate Diaz to his ideal UFC 227 card, it appears that neither fighter is much interested in the booking. …read more

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VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre jokingly admits to poisoning Nick Diaz

Georges St-Pierre admits he ‘poisoned’ Nick Diaz ahead of #UFC 158 pic.twitter.com/gk6RpohIty
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) May 23, 2018

“I gotta confess… I was so scared of fighting Nick Diaz so we …read more

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Cyborg Eyes Boxing Fight With UFC Deal Set To Expire

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has long aspired to dabble in the world of professional boxing. And with her current UFC contract nearing its end, …read more

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UFC Will Maintain Production Control Over Events on ESPN

ESPN will become the exclusive home to the UFC in 2019 but don’t expect the events to look that much different from what currently airs on FOX.
ESPN will pay the …read more

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FOX Sports issues statement on UFC's departure for ESPN in 2019

The seven-year relationship between the UFC and FOX Sports will come to an end after this year. ESPN today announced it will take over the rights to all UFC content …read more

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Video: Rockhold reinjures leg, likely out until October

It looks like Luke Rockhold will remain in the sidelines a little longer after reinjuring his leg. Early this month, UFC president Dana White announced the possibility of matching up …read more

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Ricardo Lamas Responds to Yair Rodriguez’s Claims

Ricardo Lamas has responded to Yair Rodriguez’s description of the events leading up to his UFC release. Approximately two weeks ago, Yair Rodriguez was released from the UFC. According to …read more

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Alistair Overeem can ‘see where the UFC is coming from’ putting Curtis Blaydes fight on UFC 225 prelims

Alistair Overeem’s fight with Curtis Blaydes was initially on the pay-per-view main card at UFC 225 next month. Now, it has been bumped down to the prelims on FS1.
Overeem, meanwhile, …read more

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Dana White: UFC to Retain Production Control of Live Events with New ESPN Deal

While the UFC will be moving to a new broadcast home in 2019, don’t expect a drastically presentation when it transitions to ESPN. …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Dana White Confirms New ESPN Deal

As reported earlier today, ESPN has reached a $1.5 billion, five-year deal securing the television rights of the UFC. Wednesday afternoon, Dana White confirmed the news on Twitter, announcing ESPN …read more

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Al Iaquinta teases summer fight with Justin Gaethje

Al Iaquinta reveals he’s in talks with the UFC over a potential scrap with Justin Gaethje this summer. Al Iaquinta vs. Justin Gaethje, anyone?
According to ‘Raging Al’, he’s entered talks …read more

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Official: UFC, ESPN announce five-year deal for exclusive TV rights beginning in 2019

UFC programming in the U.S. is officially making the move to “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” next year.
Following reports earlier today, the UFC and ESPN have announced a partnership that …read more

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Does Cris Cyborg think Amanda Nunes has the power to match her? After UFC 224, 'I don’t know'

LAS VEGAS – Earlier this month at UFC 224, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes knocked out Raquel Pennington to defend her UFC title for a third time.
Although the challenger resisted …read more

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Rafael Carvalho says idea that ex-UFC fighters will come in, win Bellator gold shows ‘lack of respect’

LONDON — At Bellator 200 media day, middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho discusses his fight with Gegard Mousasi, the view of fighters coming over from the UFC, a potential fight with …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko sends message to Nicco Montano: either you are fighting and defending or you should step out

Valentina Shevchenko wants a shot at UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano. That could not be any clearer. Unfortunately for her, the fight has proven a little difficult to put together. …read more

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UFC on FOX 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier II – Calgary – July 28

Date: July 28, 2018
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta
TV: FOX/TSN/FS1/UFC Fight Pass
Tickets: Buy Tickets
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155lbs- Eddie Alvarez (29-5) vs. Dustin Poirier (23-5)
145lbs- Jose Aldo (26-4) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-14)
115lbs- Joanna …read more

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Ex-champ Chris Weidman targets fall UFC return after second hand surgery

Jul 22, 2017; Long Island, NY, USA; Chris Weidman (red gloves) reacts to fight against Kelvin Gastelum during UFC Fight Night at Nassau Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jul …read more

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Kevin Lee Believes 165-Pound Division is Bound to Happen in UFC

Kevin Lee has been calling for a 165-pound division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and believes it will eventually become a reality. Lee is no small lightweight. “The Motown …read more

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Rogan: Punk Belongs On The Amateur Circuit , Not UFC 225

CM Punk himself admits he has no business taking up a spot on the main card of the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) event on June 9, 2018, which is …read more

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ESPN Confirms Details of UFC Deal Worth More than a Billion Dollars

News broke late Tuesday night that FOX was out and ESPN was all-in when it comes to UFC broadcasting rights.
The UFC and ESPN announced in early May that the sports …read more

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Gegard Mousasi is ‘more nervous than normal’ for middleweight title fight with Rafael Carvalho

This Friday night, in the main event of Bellator 200, former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi will challenge Rafael Carvalho for Bellator’s middleweight championship. The …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Mirsad Bektic and Mike Dolce

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Mirsad Bektic and Mike Dolce.
Bektic fights fellow featherweight Ricardo Lamas on June 8 at UFC 224. …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2687 with George Sotiropoulos and Dave Terrel

Stream or download Tuesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests George Sotiropoulos and Dave Terrel.
UFC veteran Sotiropoulos talked about opening his gym, Omega Jiu-jitsu and MMA Academy, in Melbourne. WEC …read more

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Joe Rogan: CM Punk Should be Fighting in Amateur Event Rather than UFC PPV

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Phil Brooks, better known as “CM Punk” is set to take on Mike Jackson as part of the main card of UFC 225 on June 9 …read more

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Daily Debate: Which mega-card has you more excited – UFC 225 or UFC 226?

MMA fans can look forward to one hell of a summer, thanks largely to two stacked cards – UFC 225 and UFC 226. But which is better?
That’s the question we …read more

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Video: Here's how you properly throw a spinning backfist

Be it on the regional circuit or in the UFC, the spinning backfist has produced some of MMA’s flashiest knockouts. It’s rare that it happens, but when it does, you …read more

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Werdum issues statement on failed test, calls it a ‘misunderstanding’

UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum spoke about his drug test that was flagged by USADA. Although not officially announced, Fabricio Werdum was reportedly supposed to headline UFC’s upcoming event in Moscow, …read more

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UFC welterweight Neil Magny to donate $15K of fight purse to little girl’s medical care

When Gunnar Nelson withdrew from his fight with Neil Magny, which was supposed to co-headline the UFC’s Saturday night debut in Liverpool, the UFC began a frantic search to find …read more

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UFC, ESPN reach 5-year television rights deal

ESPN has reached a deal with UFC to televise 30 events per year over the next five years. …read more

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Namajunas sets one condition to agree to third Joanna fight

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is willing to give Joanna Jedrzejczyk another crack at the title but under one condition. Based on her actions after UFC 217 and UFC 223, …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Live chat with MMA Fighting at 1 p.m. ET

This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
On today’s podcast, we’ll go into detail on the UFC defying expectations and scoring not just a deal with ESPN’s OTT service, but linear …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko to Nicco Montano: ‘If you don’t want to fight, you have to leave the belt’

One way or another, Valentina Shevchenko wants her next fight to be for a UFC flyweight title.
Shevchenko claims that no date that has been set in stone for her …read more

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Joe Rogan thinks its “f***ing crazy” that CM Punk is on UFC 225 main card

The UFC 225 main card is absolutely stacked. Regrettably, there is one aspect of this main card that is a little controversial. Many fans are disappointed that it includes the …read more

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Report | ESPN becomes new home to the UFC with $1.5 billion deal

It was announced earlier this month that the UFC had reached a deal with ESPN for their future streaming rights in 2019 after the deal with Fox expired. That initial …read more

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Report: ESPN wrestles UFC TV rights away from FOX Sports

ESPN has seized control of the UFC’s television rights from FOX Sports.
Variety reported late Tuesday night that the Disney-owned network, which already secured the digital rights to UFC programming, will …read more

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Report: ESPN Inks Deal with UFC for Entire Television Package Worth $1.5 Billion

ESPN is going all in on the UFC.
After inking a five-year deal worth $750 million for 15 exclusive fight cards, ESPN has reportedly decided to take the entire UFC television …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Posted on May 23, 2018, 6:16 am By
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Report: ESPN brokers deal for UFC broadcast rights currently owned by Fox

Fox Sports is out and ESPN is in. At least according to a new report.
Just weeks after nabbing the UFC’s streaming rights beginning next year, ESPN has secured the full …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 5:46 am By
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Report: ESPN lands UFC television rights deal

In a stunning move, ESPN will reportedly get both the UFC’s streamed and televised cards starting in 2019. The UFC on Fox Sports era is coming to an end.
Variety reported …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 5:16 am By
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Magny to donate $15k of Liverpool purse toward little girl's medical care

When Neil Magny got the news that the UFC had found him an opponent for this weekend’s fight card in Liverpool, England, twin waves of excitement washed over the welterweight …read more

Source:: UFC

Posted on May 23, 2018, 4:16 am By
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Fabricio Werdum Releases Statement Regarding Failed USADA Drug Test

Fabricio Werdum believes his potential anti-doping violation is nothing more than a “misunderstanding,” and the former heavyweight champion hopes to be cleared to return to the UFC soon. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on May 23, 2018, 3:16 am By
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If I Did It: Will WWE’s big Fox deal leave UFC out in the cold?

Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we grapple with PR problems from the world of MMA. This week the MMA Puncholes discuss the implications of FOX TV’s …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Fabricio Werdum breaks silence on potential USADA violation

Earlier today, we learned that former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is the latest fighter to be notified of a potential anti-doping violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
“The …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 1:46 am By
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Why yes, the thought of Al Iaquinta vs. Justin Gaethje does get us hyped, thank you very much

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Fresh off the bizarre turn of events that saw him sort of but maybe not really fight for the UFC lightweight title, Al Iaquinta …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 1:46 am By
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Rogan: Punk Belongs On The Amateur Circuit , Not UFC 224

CM Punk himself admits he has no business taking up a spot on the main card of the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) event on June 9, 2018, which is …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on May 23, 2018, 1:46 am By
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Covington reacts to ‘slime bag’ Werdum’s drug test failure

Of course Colby Covington had something to say following news of Fabricio Werdum’s potential USADA violation. On Tuesday, the UFC announced that former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was flagged for …read more

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A look at The Ultimate Fighter 28’s featherweight tryouts

Today the UFC held their open tryouts for season 28 of The Ultimate Fighter which will be featuring the heavyweights and female featherweights. Ironically enough, 28 fighters showed up for …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Is Darren Till the Next Big Star in the UFC?

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Since his 2015 debut, UFC welterweight Darren Till has dazzled the division with his captivating style, both inside and outside the Octagon. See the journey that brought him …read more

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Posted on May 23, 2018, 12:16 am By
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