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Jared Cannonier vows not to show Anderson Silva respect at UFC 237

Fresh off a successful octagon debut at middleweight, Jared Cannonier is facing the biggest name of his career when he takes on Anderson Silva at UFC 237.
Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-5 …read more

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Jones Could Fight Three More Times After UFC 235 - ‘Whoever Comes, I’ll Be Ready’

With a lot of time to make up, and a UFC light heavyweight title wrapped around his waist, champion Jon Jones will look to remain as active as possible in …read more

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Posted on February 23, 2019, 12:16 am By
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Khalid Murtazaliev, who stopped C.B. Dollaway in UFC debut, suspended two years for steroids

Khalid Murtazaliev, who stopped C.B. Dollaway violently in his UFC debut, has tested positive for steroids, UFC anti-doping partner USADA announced Friday.
Murtazaliev, a Russia native, tested positive for drostanolone, an …read more

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Drug tested twice weekly, Jon Jones comfortable with extra pre-UFC 235 scrutiny

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones estimates he’s being drug tested twice weekly in advance of a title defense opposite Anthony Smith at UFC 235.
It’s all part of clearing his …read more

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Jon Jones says ‘my goal is to be active’ following UFC 235

UFC 232 closed out 2018 as the final UFC event of the year. Returning in the headliner was one of the sports all time greats in former light heavyweight champion, …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem Headlines UFC’s Return to Russia on April 20

A heavyweight showdown between Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem has been booked as the main event for the UFC’s return to Russia on April 20.
The card will take place in …read more

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Owen Roddy protege Ryan Curtis understands UFC’s downsizing of flyweight division

DUBLIN — Owen Roddy protege Ryan Curtis discussed his upcoming Bellator debut, how the UFC’s downsizing of the flyweight division has changed his outlook, why he understands what the UFC …read more

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Thiago Santos prepared for the challenge of Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night

Thiago Santos is excited for his second UFC main-event appearance and feels he’s prepared for Jan Blachowicz no matter where the fight ends up in the Octagon. …read more

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UFC champ Jon Jones wants three or four fights in 2019: 'Whoever comes, I'll be ready'

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Jon Jones still has designs on a busy 2019 as he attempts to “make up for lost time” in …read more

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Jan Blachowicz eager to test ‘explosive’ Thiago Santos at UFC Prague: ‘I want to feel his power’ 

Thiago Santos has marched to sixth place in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings following two striking stoppages of Eryk Anders and Jimi Manuwa, but his UFC Prague main event dance …read more

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Volkov vs. Overeem headlines UFC Russia on April 20th

Heavyweights will be the centerpiece for the UFC’s return to Russia this April. Having finally made its debut in Russia last year, the UFC’s second appearance in that country now …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 3 staff predictions: 'Marreta' Santos or Blachowicz in 205 showdown in Prague?

Blachowicz
vs.
Santos
De Lima
vs.
Struve
Oleksiejczuk
vs.
Villante
Carmouche
vs.
Pudilova
Dodson
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Yan
Ankalaev
vs.
Farias
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2019: 30-10

Santos
(72%)

Struve
(58%)

Oleksiejczuk
(57%)

Carmouche
(70%)

Yan
(70%)

Ankalaev
(72%)
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2019: 30-10

Blachowicz

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Brian Garcia@thegoze2019: 30-102017 Champion

Blachowicz

Struve

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Farias
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2019: 30-10

Santos

De Lima

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Matt Erickson@MMAjunkieMatt2019: 29-11

Santos

De Lima

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Farias
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2019: 29-112016 Champion

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2019: 28-12

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2019: 28-122014 Champion

Santos

De Lima

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2019: 27-13

Santos

De Lima

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Simon Samano@SJSamano2019: 26-14

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
John …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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UFC Prague: 9 reasons to watch Czech debut with key Blachowicz-Santos slugfest

The UFC breaks new ground Saturday when it brings UFC on ESPN+ 3 to Prague. The fight card marks the promotion’s first visit to the Czech Republic.
In the main event, …read more

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Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja booked for UFC 236

The UFC has booked a flyweight fight between Wilson Reis and Alexandre Pantoja for UFC 236 in April. The UFC’s PPV event for April 13th is beginning to shape up, …read more

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Dominick Cruz slams ‘weak-minded’ TJ Dillashaw for handling of Henry Cejudo loss

UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw did not agree with his stoppage loss to UFC flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. Ever since the loss, he’s been adamant that the referee intervened too …read more

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UFC's Khalid Murtazaliev accepts two-year USADA suspension for banned steroid

A pair of positive steroid tests have netted UFC middleweight Khalid Murtazaliev a two-year suspension.
The UFC’s drug testing administrator, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), today announced Murtazaliev (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Paul Felder out of surgery, hopeful for hospital release Saturday

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UFC lightweight Paul Felder could be released from the hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery to repair a …read more

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UFC 234 PPV Estimates Released

News broke earlier this morning that veteran mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter, Dave Meltzer, was detained at McCarran International Airport on Friday after attempting to smuggle a bomb past TSA …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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RDA Goes Off On Twitter, Slams Conor McGregor Fan

Rafael dos Anjos just ripped a Conor McGregor fan to shreds on Twitter. The former UFC lightweight champion took to Twitter to voice his frustrations with the current tendencies of …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-in highlights: We're good to go in Prague

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-ins took place today in the Czech Republic, paving the way for Saturday’s UFC debut in the country.
UFC on ESPN+ 3 takes place …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Dominick Cruz: ‘Weak-minded’ T.J. Dillashaw put on ‘sad display’ after Henry Cejudo loss

Dominick Cruz has never been one to hold back his opinion. And TJ. Dillashaw has been a frequent target of his for years.
Cruz, the former UFC bantamweight champion, blasted Dillashaw …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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UFC 235’s Robbie Lawler: I’m A Beast Again

Robbie Lawler is ready to jump back into the Octagon. “Ruthless” is feeling like his old self again heading into UFC 235. He’ll face promotion newcomer Ben Askren on the …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem headlines UFC’s return Russia

The UFC is returning to Russia.
On Friday morning, officials announced the promotion will host its first event in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 20 inside the Yubileyny Sports Complex. This …read more

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UFC strawweight Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy and new 'huge motivation'

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If you’ve been wondering when you might see jiu-jitsu standout Mackenzie Dern back in the UFC, nine months after …read more

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MMA Rundown: Road FC, LFA and Combate Americas’ weekend of action fights

Bummed out by the odd Euro cards this week? Here’s some other action to keep your eye on. Bellator and the UFC take their talents to Europe this weekend with …read more

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Estimated PPV Buys For UFC 234 Revealed (Report)

Reported estimates for the UFC 234 buyrate have been revealed. Dave Meltzer reported on MMAFighting.com that UFC 234 nabbed an estimated 175,000 pay-per-view buys. The UFC 234 prelims scored 1,339,000 …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier Offers Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith Prediction

Daniel Cormier knows who he is picking for next month’s (Sat. March 2, 2019) UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight championship against Anthony …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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UFC Phoenix salaries: Cain Velasquez made bank for Ngannou loss

Last Sunday night at UFC Phoenix, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez returned to the cage after nearly three years away, where he battled fearsome heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou.

While …read more

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Colby Covington Apologizes to Tyron Woodley’s Mother

Colby Covington has no interest in receiving advice from Tyron Woodley. It is no secret that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington have a common disdain for one …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Liz Carmouche struggled to find willing opponent ahead of UFC Prague fight

Liz Carmouche last fought in July of 2018 and wanted to return sooner. She will finally get that chance on Saturday when the UFC makes its debut in the Czech …read more

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Covington responds to Smith: ‘He’s never gonna go to the Whitehouse

Colby Covington fires back at UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Smith, whom he had a brief encounter with on Twitter. UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith had a …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem headlines UFC on ESPN+ 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia

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The UFC is heading back to Russia in April with a pair of heavyweights in the main …read more

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Mackenzie Dern Puts UFC Career on Hold After Announcing Pregnancy

Mackenzie Dern will be taking an extended break from fighting in the UFC after announcing her pregnancy on Friday.
The multi-time grappling champion was originally rumored to return in May with …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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UFC Prague weigh-in results: Headliners on point, two fighters miss weight

Tomorrow night, the UFC will touch down in the Czech Republic with the exciting UFC Prague card.

This card will be topped by a light heavyweight contender bout between fearsome …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Dern swapping Octagon for baby crib

UFC strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern is considered one of the top young talents in UFC, but her MMA career is on hold with her announcement that she’s pregnant. …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:46 pm By
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GSP vs. Khabib: Who would win?

Georges St-Pierre said the last fight he wanted before retiring was against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. How would he have fared? …read more

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If GSP Isn’t MMA’s GOAT, He’s Certainly In The Conversation

On Thursday, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre officially announced his retirement from MMA. The Canadian sporting icon made the announcement at the Bell Centre in his hometown …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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UFC 234 pay-per-view estimates are in

UFC 234 may have had a lot of people talking about it and watching the prelims on Feb. 9, but the late loss of the main event didn’t help pay-per-view …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Michel Prazeres accepts responsibility for current struggles but wants ranked opponent with UFC Prague win

Michel Prazeres has more career victories than all but one other fighter at this week’s UFC on ESPN+ 3 event, and yet he’s not even featured in the top half …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Rose Namajunas signs partnership deal with Reebok

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas becomes the latest UFC fighter to ink a individual partnership deal. Rose Namajunas has become the latest UFC fighter to announce a partnership with the …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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The Great Divide: Is GSP vs. Nurmagomedov on the shortlist for biggest missed fights in UFC history?

The Great Divide is a reoccurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which our own writers debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy

Fan favorite UFC flyweight contender Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting for awhile. Early on Friday morning, Dern shared the exciting news that she is pregnant.

See her announcement below:

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Jose Aldo Wants Alexander Volkanovski or a Lightweight Bout at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight king Jose Aldo is looking to secure a fight at the next pay-per-view card in Brazil at UFC 237 which takes place on May 11 …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy, puts fighting career on hold

Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting any time soon in the UFC, and it’s for a good reason.
The undefeated strawweight, who last competed in the UFC in May 2018, announced on …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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GSP: 155 or catchweight, UFC ‘categorically refused’ Khabib bout

Georges St-Pierre says they tried “every avenue” to get the fight with Khabib booked, but UFC just wasn’t interested. Georges St-Pierre revealed that prior to retiring, his team tried to …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Morning Report: Javier Mendez blasts NAC after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘ridiculous’ $500,000 fine

When Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped out of the cage at UFC 226 to go after Conor McGregor’s team, he did more than just start a brawl that became international news and …read more

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UFC Prague official weigh-in video highlights

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 official weigh-ins took place this morning in the Czech Republic, and while a pair of fighters missed weight, all 13 bouts on the card …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:46 am By
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Video: Richie Smullen says striking has ‘jumped 20 levels’ ahead of Bellator debut

DUBLIN — Richie Smullen is itching to get back in the cage following a loss in his UFC debut on the back of his stint on TUF. The submission specialist …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 3 weigh-in results and live video stream (3 a.m. ET)

PRAGUE – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 3 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT).
The early …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 am By
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Video: Watch today's UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 am By
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DC: No One Can Challenge Jones At The Moment

Daniel Cormier has stepped foot inside the Octagon with current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones on two separate occasions, coming up short to him at UFC 182 and then …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 3:16 am By
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Khabib’s Coach Finds Inconsistencies in NSAC’s UFC 229 Penalties

It has been three weeks since the Nevada Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed down the nine month suspension to Khabib Nurmagomedov for his actions in the T-Mobile Arena following the UFC …read more

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Is Robbie Lawler UFC's hit man? Ex-champ doesn't care

Former Bellator and ONE Championship Ben Askren believes the UFC wants him to lose in his octagon debut.
Askren (18-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has called former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:46 am By
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New Blood! Urso Branco And The Austrian Wonderboy

Despite taking place in the relatively unfamiliar locale of Prague, Czech Republic, UFC Fight Night 145 (a.k.a. UFC on ESPN+ 3) is surprisingly short on new faces, with two of …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 2:16 am By
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ONE reveals bracket for Flyweight World Grand Prix, featuring Demetrious Johnson

The ONE Championship Flyweight World Grand Prix bracket is set.
Announced Wednesday, the eight-man tournament will see former UFC champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson (27-3-1) face Yuya Wakamatsu (10-3) …read more

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UFC Phoenix averages 1.46 million viewers

The ratings and viewership numbers are in for the first UFC on ESPN television card. The UFC’s debut main card broadcast on ESPN went up against stiff competition last Sunday, …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 1:46 am By
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After his retirement, MMA reporters reflect on Georges St-Pierre's influence

Former two division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre retired from MMA today in a decision that generated much discussion across the sports world.
St-Pierre’s (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) retirement from MMA competition …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Georges St-Pierre reaction, Jared Cannonier, Mike Bohn

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with Jared Cannonier and Mike Bohn.
UFC middleweight contender Cannonier will discuss his recently announced matchup with Anderson Silva …read more

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Jose Aldo Wants Alexander Volkanovski Or Lightweight Bout For UFC 237

Jose Aldo is one of many Brazilian bruisers eyeing a spot on the UFC 237 card. Aldo is coming off a second-round TKO victory over Renato Moicano. The former featherweight …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Stefan Struve discusses difficulty of making UFC comeback, Cain Velasquez’s return

There was a time when a major health problem looked like it might put Stefan Struve’s fighting career in jeopardy.
A few months after a loss to Mark Hunt in 2013, …read more

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Happy at 125, UFC pioneer Liz Carmouche targeting run toward second title shot

PRAGUE – Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger and current flyweight contender Liz Carmouche is looking to end a bucket-list week with a statement victory to push one step closer …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 12:16 am By
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EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez finds contradictions in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s NAC punishments

It took the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov a few months after his massive title defending win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 to finally receive his fine and suspension …read more

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Amanda Nunes eyes ‘November or December’ return

Double champion Amanda Nunes rules out taking a fight against Holly Holm at the upcoming UFC 237 card. No more rumors about whether or not Amanda Nunes will be at …read more

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Getting to know Chris Fishgold, who hopes to make a splash in UFC's featherweight division

Liverpool’s Chris Fishgold is set for his second fight in the UFC Octagon as part of the Fight Night card in Prague. As he prepares to fight Daniel Teymur, Fishgold …read more

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Twitter Mailbag: Is Georges St-Pierre really retired, or just waiting for the right offer from the UFC?

What should we make of Georges St-Pierre’s retirement announcement? What fight do we most wish we could have seen him in? And what does it say when so many lightweight …read more

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Tyron Woodley: ‘Georges St-Pierre’s not gonna beat me because I’m a better version of him’

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Woodley invites GSP to ‘cross paths’ in the gym

He may not fight him inside the Octagon, but that won’t stop UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley from wanting to meet up with Georges St-Pierre. Legendary former UFC welterweight champion …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Nunes not in UFC 237 mix; eyes Holm for late '19

UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes said she won’t be fighting at UFC 237 in May and instead is targeting a fight against Holly Holm later in the year. …read more

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Diaz On GSP Retirement: Congrats, Cheating B*tch

Georges St-Pierre was so not scared to defend his welterweight title against Nick Diaz, “Rush” did anything he could to sabotage their UFC 158 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Under the Microscope | Why won’t the UFC let go of women’s featherweight?

February 11, 2019, marked the two-year anniversary of the UFC women’s featherweight division’s creation. Coincidentally this also happens to be the birthday of Megan Anderson who is essentially one half …read more

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In the end, Georges St-Pierre defined greatness by putting himself through hell

MONTREAL – There weren’t any tears for Georges St-Pierre, who dutifully handled all questions of his retirement after 15 years in the UFC at Thursday’s press conference — in both …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Can Blachowicz keep control? Is Santos too wild for title contention?

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Prague, Czech Republic. With odds and analysis for every fight on the card. From Jan Blachowicz …read more

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Thiago 'Marreta' Santos respects Jan Blachowicz's durability, still targets stoppage win at UFC Prague

PRAGUE – After five-and-a-half years in the UFC, Thiago “Marreta” Santos is closer than ever to a world title shot, and it’s all happened in the space of two short …read more

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UFC Champ Rose Namajunas Inks Reebok Sponsorship

UFC women’s strawweight champion “Thug” Rose Namajunas announced yesterday (Wed. February 20, 2019) she has inked a sponsorship deal with Reebok. All fighters in the UFC are required to wear …read more

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Amanda Nunes Reveals She Is Not Fighting at UFC 237 in Brazil

UFC 237 in Brazil just took a major hit. Rumors had swirled for weeks that one of the marquee fights on the card would feature two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes …read more

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Posted on February 21, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Khabib posts Georges St-Pierre tribute, offers to host him on future Russia visit

With Georges St-Pierre’s retirement announcement today, it appears a potential fight between him and Khabib Nurmagomedov has gasped its last breath.
Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC), the UFC’s unbeaten lightweight champion …read more

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Two-division champion Amanda Nunes rules out fighting at UFC 237

UFC 237 will no longer happen at a 45,000-seat soccer stadium in Curitiba, and won’t have two-division champion Amanda Nunes as a headliner either.
The pay-per-view show has been moved to …read more

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UFC on ESPN 1 Salaries: Cain Velasquez Makes Bank

The State Athletic Commission released the UFC on ESPN 1 salaries on Thursday and some of the top tier talents got paid some major cash. UFC on ESPN 1 took …read more

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UFC Phoenix salaries: Cain Velasquez earns $450,000 in unsuccessful UFC return

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez led the disclosed payroll for UFC Phoenix, cashing a six-figure sum for his unsuccessful return against Francis Ngannou.
The Arizona Department of Gaming released …read more

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MMA stars pay tribute to retired Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre is officially retired. The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion closed the curtains on his combat career at a Thursday morning press conference inside the Bell Center in …read more

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UFC Prague Odds: Who wins, Jan Blachowicz or Thiago Santos?

Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos headline the UFC’s first foray in Prague, Croatia. This Saturday, they headline UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 3, each of them hoping to take a …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Georges St-Pierre excited by Khabib Nurmagomedov offer, but UFC has other plans

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MONTREAL – Georges St-Pierre tried to make a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov before he decided to retire from competition.
But alas, the UFC had other …read more

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Anderson Silva Returns to Face Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 in Brazil

Anderson Silva will get his wish to compete in front of home country fans once again, as he is slated to meet Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 this May. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on February 21, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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Report: Bethe Correia takes on Irene Aldana at UFC 237

Bantamweights Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana will reportedly fight in Brazil. Another bout has been added to UFC 237.
According to Combate’s report, former bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia will …read more

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Official Poster For UFC on ESPN+ 6 Released (Photo)

The official poster for UFC on ESPN+ 6 has officially been released. Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson headlines. He’ll face former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. The …read more

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Georges St-Pierre wanted Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, but ‘UFC had other plans’

If Georges St-Pierre was going to take one more fight, it was going to be against the very best.
Though “GSP” made it clear that he was calling it a career …read more

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Georges St-Pierre Pursued Fight Against Khabib Nurmagomedov But UFC Had ‘Other Plans’

Georges St-Pierre officially retired from the sport of mixed martial arts on Thursday but he was willing to stick around for at least one more fight against UFC lightweight champion …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2863 with UFC 235's Robbie Lawler

Stream or download Wednesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with Robbie Lawler.
Lawler, a former UFC welterweight champion, called in to discuss his upcoming fight against ex-Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben …read more

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Georges St-Pierre issues official statement on UFC retirement

Georges St-Pierre appeared to be retired several years ago, but following a miraculous comeback in which he took the UFC middleweight belt from Michael Bisping in late 2017, the sure …read more

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Pros react to Georges St-Pierre’s retirement

With George St-Pierre’s retirement official Thursday, MMA fighters, and even an NHL team, took to Twitter to voice their gratitude towards the former UFC champion’s legendary career. Check out their …read more

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Israel Adesanya opens as betting favorite over Kelvin Gastelum

Israel Adesanya has opened as a slight betting favorite against Kelvin Gastelum for their interim middleweight title fight at UFC 236.

Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetDSI opened “Stylebender” as a …read more

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UFC Phoenix medical suspensions: Cain Velasquez gets lengthy sit after Ngannou loss

On Sunday, the UFC held its first show on big ESPN, where Cain Velasquez made his long-awaited return to the Octagon to take on Francis Ngannou in Phoenix, Arizona.

The fight …read more

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GSP on Khabib: I wish him the best of luck, ‘he’s the better fighter right now’

Georges St-Pierre explains what went wrong in negotiations for the Khabib fight, and hails the Dagestani as ‘the better fighter.’ Negotiations were underway for a mega-fight between UFC lightweight champion …read more

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Jared Cannonier: I’m Going To Knock Anderson Silva Out At UFC 237

Jared Cannonier believes he’ll finish Anderson Silva when the two collide in May. Yesterday (Feb. 20), it was revealed that Cannonier will go one-on-one with Silva at UFC 237. That …read more

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Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champion, announces retirement from MMA

Following one of the most storied careers in mixed martial arts, Georges St-Pierre has finally uttered the words that he waited so long to be sure it was the right …read more

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Former UFC champ Georges St-Pierre officially retires from MMA

MONTREAL – Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has officially retired from MMA.
St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion, today held a press conference in Montreal …read more

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UFC legend Georges St-Pierre officially announces retirement from MMA: There’s no tears, I’m happy to do it

Decorated champ Georges St-Pierre is officially retiring. After earlier reports, Georges St-Pierre has confirmed that he is officially retired from mixed martial arts competition. In a Thursday press-conference in Montreal, …read more

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Georges St-Pierre press conference video live now

At Georges St-Pierre press conference, the UFC legend is expected to call it quits on his UFC career Thursday morning. The video will begin around 10:30 a.m. ET. …read more

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White on St-Pierre’s retirement: He ‘put Canada on the MMA map’

UFC president Dana White hails Georges St-Pierre as one of the most accomplished fighters of all-time. Well, it’s official. UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts.
The former …read more

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VanZant vs. Botelho expected for UFC 236

A flyweight fight between Paige VanZant and Poliana Botelho is being targeted for UFC 236. Paige VanZant has wasted no time in planning her return to the octagon after her …read more

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