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Dana White: I don’t think Yair Rodriguez is going to fight soon

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A very cryptic message from the UFC president about the featherweight contender. If you’re wondering when Yair …read more

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4 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 18: Did Anthony Smith save his career?

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 18 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 rookie report: Grading the lone newcomer in Las Vegas

Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For one athlete, Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 event marked that …read more

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Clay Guida vs. Michael Johnson planned for UFC’s Super Bowl weekend

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Two lightweight veterans will meet in February. Two of the UFC’s most tenured fighters will square off for the first …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Anthony Smith after UFC on ESPN 18 win?

Anthony Smith recorded one of the most important victories of his career Saturday when he beat Devin Clark in the UFC on ESPN 18 main event.
After suffering back-to-back losses that …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 post-event facts: Heavyweights set new benchmark for output

The UFC’s final event of a busy November went down Saturday with UFC on ESPN 18, which unfolded at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The makeshift headliner saw Anthony Smith …read more

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Mike Tyson: ‘YouTube boxers saved boxing, UFC was kicking our butt’

It’s no secret that boxing’s popularity has been on the decline for years for multiple reasons. The inability to put together big fights, poor marketing, and the emergence of …read more

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Dana White has high hopes for Miguel Baeza after UFC on ESPN 18: 'He could be our Puerto Rican star'

LAS VEGAS – Undefeated welterweight Miguel Baeza was handed a big platform to showcase his skills, and he delivered the goods with a second-round arm-triangle finish of Takashi Sato in …read more

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Clay Guida vs. Michael Johnson booked for UFC event during Super Bowl weekend

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A lightweight clash between two veteran has been booked for a UFC event planned on Feb. 6 during Super Bowl weekend …read more

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Kevin Holland plays musical chairs with Marvin Vettori, now faces Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256

With Jack Hermansson now fighting Marvin Vettori, Kevin Holland played musical chairs and will now face Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256 instead. Holland was set to fight Hermansson in the …read more

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Clay Guida announces Super Bowl weekend UFC fight against Michael Johnson

Veteran UFC lightweight Clay Guida has announced that he will be competing on Super Bowl weekend in a fight against Michael Johnson. Guida took to his Instagram to make the …read more

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Anderson Silva Vs. Roy Jones Jr? UFC ‘doesn’t do the old guy stuff’

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Despite the massive amount of money just made by Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., UFC …read more

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Gina Mazany was reasonably certain that body kick would be there at UFC on ESPN 18

LAS VEGAS – Gina Mazany beat Rachael Ostovich with a third-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 18 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Holland vs. Jacare set for UFC 256

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Kevin Holland gets a new fight booking, as Marvin Vettori replaces his slot against Jack Hermansson. On Saturday, Kevin …read more

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Hot Tweets: Deiveson Figueiredo, Anderson Silva, and Fight Circus

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Last weekend, the UFC’s newest champion kicked off his title reign in style with a first-round submission over Alex Perez. But …read more

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Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN 18 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them

Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout.
So after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 event in …read more

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Bill Algeo Explains Reasoning Behind Callout of ‘D---head’ Giga Chikadze

Shortly after Bill Algeo earned his first Octagon triumph with a unanimous verdict over Spike Carlyle at UFC on ESPN 18, he issued a callout to Giga Chikadze. …read more

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Kevin Holland Now Faces Jacare Souza At UFC 256

Kevin Holland already has another fight lined up after being pulled from the UFC on ESPN 19 main event, as he will face proven veteran Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC …read more

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Marvin Vettori Steps In To Face Jack Hermansson At UFC on ESPN 19

Marvin Vettori will officially be stepping in for Kevin Holland in the UFC on ESPN 19 main event against Jack Hermansson. After Kevin Holland was forced to withdraw from his …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Bonuses: Four Fighters Nab Performance Checks

The UFC on ESPN 18 bonuses have been released. The event took place inside UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card was a clash between Devin Clark …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Highlights: Anthony Smith Submits Devin Clark

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis was what every fan envisioned seeing in a heavyweight fight, but that didn’t happen as the fight was pulled. Instead, Devin Clark vs. Anthony Smith …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Highlights: Miguel Baeza Taps Takashi Sato

Miguel Baeza vs. Takashi Sato ended up replacing Josh Parisian vs. Parker Porter as the co-main event. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (November …read more

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Anthony Smith Made Significant Statement to Himself With Win at UFC on ESPN 18

Anthony Smith needed to get his mind right heading into his UFC on ESPN 18 showdown with Devin Clark. …read more

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Lightweight veterans Clay Guida, Michael Johnson clash at Super Bowl weekend UFC Fight Night

More than 50 fights of UFC experience will collide inside the octagon in February when lightweight veterans Clay Guida and Michael Johnson link up inside the octagon.
A matchup between the …read more

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Dana White issues cryptic response when questioned about the status of UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez

UFC president Dana White issued a cryptic response when questioned about the current status of featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez. Rodriguez was supposed to fight fellow contender Zabit Magomedsharipov over the …read more

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Miguel Baeza says patience paid off against Sato at UFC on ESPN 18

LAS VEGAS – Miguel Baeza beat Takashi Sato with a second-round submission Saturday in the co-main event at UFC on ESPN 18 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Dana White not interested in promoting Roy Jones vs. Anderson Silva: 'I don't do the 'old guy' stuff'

LAS VEGAS – Dana White admitted he had half an eye on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight during UFC on ESPN 18 on Saturday night, but said …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Program total passes $37 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 event took home event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $93,500.
The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting …read more

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Mike Tyson: Boxing owes fighters like Jake Paul for bringing back interest, ‘UFC was kicking our butts’ 

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Mike Tyson shared a card with Jake Paul on Saturday night, but the heavyweight boxing legend admits he’d …read more

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After big UFC on ESPN 18 victory, Anthony Smith admits 'you forget what it feels like to win'

LAS VEGAS – It was a rough run for one of the game’s good guys.
Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith lost three fights out of four, got several …read more

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Dana White praises Anthony Smith after UFC on ESPN 18: 'That's the way you do it'

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White had rave reviews for Anthony Smith after a crucial career victory in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 headliner.
Smith (33-16 MMA, 9-6 UFC) came …read more

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Kevin Holland vs. 'Jacare' Souza added to UFC 256

Kevin Holland lost an upcoming main event slot due to a recent COVID-19 diagnosis, but he’s already got another fight lined up — and it will be one of the …read more

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Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Kevin Holland added to UFC 256

The middleweight divisional shuffle continues for the UFC ahead of its next pay-per-view event.
After Kevin Holland was pulled from his UFC Vegas 16 headliner opposite Jack Hermansson following a positive …read more

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UFC Vegas 15 Post-fight Press Conference video

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Some of the big winners from Saturday’s UFC Vegas 15 fight card and UFC president Dana White fielded questions from the media following the event.

Former light …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Bonuses: Smith, Baeza, Mudaerji, Maness Earn $50K Performance Checks

Four $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses were handed out following UFC on ESPN 18 on Saturday night. …read more

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UFC boss Dana White says Mike Tyson looked '(expletive) awesome' in boxing comeback

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White had rave reviews for Mike Tyson’s performance in his boxing comeback bout against Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday.
White, who is a personal friend …read more

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UFC fighters react to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.

Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr., aged 54 and 51 respectively, stepped into the ring on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for an eight-round …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 bonuses: Anthony Smith's sweet sub scores one of four performance bonuses

Another Saturday, another UFC event, another $200,000 in post-fight bonuses.
UFC on ESPN 18 went down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, a night in which the solid action inside …read more

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Smith weathers early flurry, submits Clark in 1st

Anthony Smith fought through an early barrage by Devin Clark and ultimately forced him to tap via triangle choke in the first round of Saturday night’s UFC main event. …read more

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Posted on November 29, 2020, 6:46 am By
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UFC Vegas 15: Smith vs. Clark results and post-fight analysis

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Dayne Fox gives instant analysis to the UFC action out of UFC Vegas 15, headlined by Anthony Smith submitting Devin …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 results: Anthony Smith quickly taps Devin Clark to snap skid

Anthony Smith got back on track with a definitive performance Saturday and a finish of Devin Clark in the first round of the UFC on ESPN 18 main event.
Smith (34-16 …read more

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UFC middleweights swap opponents after Kevin Holland tests positive for COVID-19

The UFC round robin continued on Saturday after Kevin Holland tested positive for COVID-19.

The dominoes began falling on Friday when Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. That nixed his UFC …read more

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Kevin Holland Gets Spot on UFC 256 Bill, Meets ‘Jacare’ Souza on Dec. 12

Kevin Holland will get his chance to go 5-0 in 2020 after all. …read more

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BREAKING: Kevin Holland Out of UFC on ESPN 19 Due To Positive COVID Test

The coronavirus hits before the bell once again, as another main event has been canceled after Kevin Holland tested positive for the virus. Jack Hermansson’s UFC on ESPN 19 opponent …read more

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Check Out Last-Minute Betting Odds For UFC on ESPN 18

The final UFC on ESPN 18 betting odds are in for as this event is quickly approaching for the Las Vegas-based promotion. UFC on ESPN 18 is here, and …read more

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Israel Adesanya takes a jab at the UFC’s Reebok deal during ‘Tyson vs. Jones Jr.’ broadcast

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya took a jab at the promotions deal with Reebok during tonight’s ‘Tyson vs. Jones Jr.’ broadcast. ‘Stylenbener’, who is serving as a commentator for tonight’s …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 video: Jonathan Pearce TKOs Kai Kamaka in sizable upset

Jonathan Pearce on Saturday showed once again how little betting odds mean in MMA at UFC on ESPN 18.
Pearce (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was a rather sizable betting underdog against …read more

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Posted on November 29, 2020, 4:16 am By
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UFC Fight Night Update – December 5

UFC announces updates to UFC Vegas 16 and UFC 256
Read the Full Article Here …read more

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Posted on November 29, 2020, 3:46 am By
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UFC on ESPN 18 Prelims: Anderson dos Santos Drops Guillotine, Throttles Martin Day

Anderson dos Santos has a strangulation fixation. …read more

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UFC Vegas 15 video: Gina Mazany earns first UFC finish, stops Rachael Ostovich with brutal liver kicks

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Gina Mazany earned her first octagon win in over three years on Saturday night – and her first UFC stoppage. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 results: Gina Mazany stops Rachael Ostovich with body kicks

Gina Mazany’s grappling wore down Rachael Ostovich on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 18, but it was her striking that finished the job.
Mazany (7-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) scored a steady …read more

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UFC Vegas 15 video: Mudaerji Su steamrolls Malcolm Gordon in 44 seconds

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Flyweights continue to impress in the UFC octagon with Mudaerji Su picking up a quick knockout win over Malcom Gordon …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 video: Nate Maness rallies to submit Luke Sanders in wild fight

Nate Maness’ second UFC win was a good one.
Maness (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) rallied for a dramatic come-from-behind finish of Luke Sanders (13-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) in their 140-pound catchweight …read more

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Randy Costa vs. Trevin Jones added to UFC's March 6 event

Bantamweights Randy Costa and Trevin Jones will square off March 6 at a UFC event that does not yet have a publicly known location or venue.
Two people with knowledge of …read more

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Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu added to UFC 257

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Featherweights Shane Burgos and Hakeem Dawodu are the latest confirmed additions to UFC 257 headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier …read more

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Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu added to UFC 257

Rising featherweights will square off on Jan. 23.
Shane Burgos (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) faces Hakeem Dawodu (12-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC 257, a person with knowledge of the situation …read more

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Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori Booked as New UFC on ESPN 19 Headliner

Marvin Vettori will get his first headlining opportunity when he locks horns with Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN 19. …read more

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Posted on November 28, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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UFC Vegas 15: Smith vs. Clark live results and discussion

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Live updates for today’s UFC event from Vegas, which features a light heavyweight fight on top. …read more

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Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori set as new UFC on ESPN 19 headliner

One man’s misery is another man’s opportunity, and Marvin Vettori has benefitted from another UFC on ESPN 19 main event fallout.
After Kevin Holland was forced out of the Dec. 5 …read more

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UFC signs Deiveson Figueiredo’s brother

Francisco Figueiredo (right) joins his brother Deiveson in signing for the UFC. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Another Figueiredo has joined …read more

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Kevin Holland Tests Positive for COVID-19, Pulled from UFC on ESPN 19 Main Event

Another UFC main event has been hit by COVID-19. …read more

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Cryptic Khabib Nurmagomedov says he has 'something interesting' to discuss with Dana White

The intrigue over whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the UFC is fast becoming the biggest “will they, won’t they” storyline since Ross and Rachel in “Friends,” and that story …read more

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Kevin Holland pulled from main event against Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16

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The upcoming UFC event on Dec. 5 will need a new main event after Kevin Holland was …read more

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Anthony Smith's best posts before UFC on ESPN 18

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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Kevin Holland tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of UFC on ESPN 19 main event

Middleweight Kevin Holland’s main event chance has been scrapped after he tested positive for COVID-19 one week out from his headline bout at UFC on ESPN 19.
Holland was due to …read more

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Kevin Holland tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of UFC on ESPN 19 main event

Middleweight Kevin Holland’s main event chance has been scrapped after he tested positive for COVID-19 one week out from his headline bout at UFC on ESPN 19.
Holland was due to …read more

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Video: Zhang Weili gives speech in English on training for classic Joanna Jedrzejczyk bout

Zhang Weili’s fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 was hailed by many as the greatest fight in women’s MMA history, and is still high in the running for 2020 …read more

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Check Out Last-Minute Betting Odds For UFC on ESPN 18

The final UFC on ESPN 18 betting odds are in for as this event is quickly approaching for the Las Vegas-based promotion. UFC on ESPN 18 is here, and …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Results: Devin Clark vs. Anthony Smith

UFC On ESPN 18 goes down tonight (Sat. November 28, 2020) from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC on ESPN 18 Weigh-In Results: New Main Event Official

The weigh-ins are complete for UFC on ESPN 18, and all but one fighter successfully made weight. The new main event between Anthony Smith and Devin Clark is official after …read more

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Holland out of Dec. 5 UFC main event with virus

Kevin Holland has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the main event of next weekend’s UFC card where he was set to meet Jack Hermansson in a …read more

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Devin Clark's best posts before UFC on ESPN 18

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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Henry Cejudo includes Demetrious Johnson in his MMA Mount Rushmore

Henry Cejudo may boast a lot of gold, but he surprisingly doesn’t include himself in his personal MMA Mount Rushmore.
Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC), the former UFC bantamweight and flyweight …read more

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Conor McGregor's top in-cage moments include first Dustin Poirier fight

Love him or hate him, there is no denying Conor McGregor’s fights remain to this day the biggest events in MMA.
McGregor will make his return at UFC 257, where he …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 play-by-play and live results (8 p.m. ET)

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 discussion thread

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which kicks off at 8 …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Weigh-In Results: New Main Event Official

The weigh-ins are complete for UFC on ESPN 18, and all but one fighter successfully made weight. The new main event between Anthony Smith and Devin Clark is official after …read more

Source:: MMANews

Chael Sonnen Doubts Anderson Silva Will Fight Again

Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Anderson Silva will fight again. After Silva suffered a TKO loss to Uriah Hall, he was released from the UFC as he wanted to continue fighting. …read more

Source:: MMANews

Blaydes vs. Lewis Cancelled After Blaydes Tests Positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus has claimed another fight in 2020, as the UFC on ESPN 18 main event between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis has been cancelled after Blaydes tested positive for …read more

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Dustin Poirier Has Suggestion for Michael Chandler’s First UFC Opponent

Dustin Poirier has an idea of who should welcome Michael Chandler into the UFC, and it’s someone Poirier himself has shared The Octagon with. UFC newcomer Michael Chandler is currently …read more

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Mac Vs. Poirier 2 Could Take Place In Vegas

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was able to book a highly-anticipated rematch between current lightweights contenders Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier for UFC 257 on Jan., 23, the location of …read more

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UFC signs the brother of Deiveson Figueiredo

MMA manager Wallid Ismail has announced on social media that the UFC has signed Francisco Figueiredo, the brother of Deiveson Figueiredo. It’s been a good few weeks for the Figueiredo …read more

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Video: White gives Figueiredo $50k bonus

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Following his first title defense at UFC 255, a dominant submission victory, Deiveson Figueiredo was suprised to find himself without …read more

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Anthony Smith eliminated distractions heading into UFC on ESPN 18

Back at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 18 virtual media dat, Anthony Smith didn’t know he’d be fighting in his seventh straight main event.
“Lionheart” was scheduled to meet Devin Clark in …read more

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UFC signs Francisco Figueiredo, brother of flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo

The Figueiredo family has another member on the UFC roster after the company inked a deal with Brazilian bantamweight Francisco Figueiredo, his manager Wallid Ismail announced on social media.
“Sniper” Figueiredo, …read more

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Parker Porter believes he has “something to prove,” expects to finish Josh Parisian early

Parker Porter is viewing this as his true UFC debut. Porter, a 35-year-old heavyweight, took his UFC debut on just days’ notice against Chris Daukaus and was knocked out in …read more

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Video: Get to know some of UFC on ESPN 18's rising fighters

We are not about to pretend as if Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 18 is loaded from top to bottom with big name stars. That’s a fact which became extra …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 ‘Smith vs. Clark’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC on ESPN 18 coverage will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. …read more

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Vitor Belfort calls out Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen: “Bring the legends back”

MMA legend Vitor Belfort has called out rival Anderson Silva and fellow veteran Chael Sonnen, saying to “bring the legends back.” Belfort fought Silva at UFC 126 in February 2011 …read more

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Rising UFC prospect Khaos Williams says self-belief, hard work, the key to success

Khaos Williams wants to be an example to his community of how far hard work and dedication can get you.
Williams (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who exploded into the UFC with …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 faceoff video highlights, photo gallery

LAS VEGAS – After the UFC on ESPN 18 weigh-ins took place Friday, so too did fighter faceoffs, and MMA Junkie was on the scene.
In the main event, Devin Clark …read more

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Anthony Smith, Devin Clark ask UFC for five-round fight, get their wish

Anthony Smith and Devin Clark both asked the UFC to make their short-notice UFC Vegas 15 headliner a five-round fight, and they got their wish. Smith and Clark were originally …read more

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Blaydes Tests Positive for COVID-19, Smith-Clark Elevated to UFC on ESPN 18 Main Event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship headliner on the latest ESPN showcase is off the day before it was set to go down. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Gina Mazany's best posts before UFC on ESPN 18

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Rachael Ostovich's best posts before UFC on ESPN 18

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 Weigh-in Results: New Main Event Set; 1 Fighter Heavy

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making the best of a bad situation with a 10-fight offering, and all but one of the fighters remaining made weight. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 18 predictions: Anthony Smith or Devin Clark in new main event?

Clark
vs.
Smith
Parisian
vs.
Porter
Baeza
vs.
Sato
Algeo
vs.
Carlyle

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 147-89

Smith
(67%)

Parisian
(87%)

Baeza
(73%)

Carlyle
(75%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 162-74

Smith

Parisian

Baeza

Algeo

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 157-79

Clark

Parisian

Sato

Carlyle

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2020: 157-79

Smith

Parisian

Baeza

Algeo

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 156-80

Smith

Parisian

Sato

Algeo

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 153-83
2019 Champion*

Smith

Parisian

Baeza

Algeo

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: 152-84
2014 Champion

Smith

Parisian

Baeza

Algeo

Dave Doyle
@davedoylemma
2020: 151-85

Clark

Parisian

Sato

Carlyle

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 150-86
2017 Champion

Smith

Parisian

Baeza

Algeo

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 149-87

Clark

Porter

Baeza

Algeo

Ken …read more

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Curtis Blaydes Tests Positive for COVID-19, Smith-Clark Elevated to UFC on ESPN 18 Main Event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship headliner on the latest ESPN showcase is off the day before it was set to go down. …read more

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Curtis Blaydes tests positive for COVID-19, UFC on ESPN 18 main event scrapped

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 18 main event is off – just a day before the fight, and minutes before the fighters were set to weigh in.
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Rizin FF Interested In Signing Anderson Silva

Rizin Fighting Federation is interested in signing former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Following Silva’s TKO loss to Uriah Hall on Halloween night the expectation was he would retire from …read more

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