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Islam Makhachev calls for Charles Oliveira title fight, vows to finish him on ground

With the UFC lightweight championship currently vacant, Islam Makhachev thinks he should be the one to face Charles Oliveira.
Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) was stripped of his 155-poundt title after …read more

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Tony Ferguson turns down Charles Oliveira training offer, wants a rematch instead

Following UFC 274 the trajectory of Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliveira’s careers headed in different directions. Oliveira cemented his legacy as one of the greatest UFC lightweights of all time …read more

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Unbeaten prospect Tatsuro Taira hopes next fight in front of crowd after UFC on ESPN 36 win

LAS VEGAS – Tatsuro Taira wants a bigger stage after UFC on ESPN 36.
Taira (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) scored a lopsided win over Carlos Candelario Saturday at the UFC Apex …read more

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Davey Grant wouldn't mind a quick turnaround to fight at UFC's return to London in July

England’s Davey Grant is no stranger to exciting fights, and his outing on Saturday was another addition to his ever-growing list of back-and-forth battles.
At UFC on ESPN 36, Louis Smolka …read more

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Iaquinta: People Can’t Just Admit They Were Wrong About Sterling

Aljamain Sterling’s teammate, UFC veteran Al Iaquinta, has slammed those who can’t bring themselves to admit that they were wrong about the bantamweight champion.

Following his title crowning last March, which …read more

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On To the Next One: Matches to make after UFC Vegas 54

Jan Blachowicz | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Jan Blachowicz has made a case to get back to a UFC light heavyweight title fight following …read more

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Legend 2 Legend with Burt Watson, Episode 6: Michael Bisping

As the former UFC event coordinator, Burt Watson has seen it all. A beloved figure among fighters past and present, he can tell stories nobody else can. What can we …read more

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Legitimate questions: Can Usman catch GSP as the UFC welterweight GOAT?

Marc Raimondi addresses Usman’s legacy vs. GSP, the star potential of Michael Chandler and Holly Holm’s chances at one last title run. …read more

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Big underdog Andre Petroski wants spotlight on Renzo Gracie Academy – and a fight with Gerald Meerschaert

LAS VEGAS – As the biggest underdog at UFC on ESPN 36, it would be understandable if Andre Petroski felt a little slighted.
Then his unbeaten opponent, Nick Maximov, asked to …read more

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Gregor Gillespie Explains Inactivity, Only Wants Foes Ranked Above Him

Gregor Gillespie wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He is still very much a part of the UFC roster. …read more

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Father: Ribas Suffered ‘Total Rupture of Biceps Tendon’ Ahead of UFC on ESPN 36

Not only did Amanda Ribas move up a weight class on Saturday night, but it sounds as though she was competing at less than 100 percent. …read more

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Gregor Gillespie Releases Statement On UFC Status

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Is Gregor Gillespie still with the UFC? According to the wrestling standout, he’s just on the …read more

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Pimblett Recalls Bonnar Picture Snub, Tells Hall Of Famer To “Eat Sh*t”

It’s safe to say that UFC lightweight prospect Paddy Pimblett isn’t the biggest fan of Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar…

In the UFC right now, there aren’t many more fan-friendly fighters …read more

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Coach: Chimaev Didn’t Do Anything We Worked On At UFC 273

Khamzat Chimaev got the win at UFC 273 but not by following the game plan.

Chimaev is a rising star in the UFC. Since making his debut in the summer …read more

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Michael Johnson opens up about career doubts amid losing streak: 'I was in such a dark hole'

Michael Johnson’s recent years in the MMA weren’t too kind to him.
The lightweight veteran entered Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 36 on a four-fight losing streak and being 2-7 since 2016. …read more

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Dan Hardy Reveals How Long He Intends To Compete After Combat Return

Former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy has revealed his expectations for a return to combat sports ahead of his exhibition fight with Diego Sanchez.

The former UFC title challenger is set to …read more

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Gregor Gillespie Addresses The Speculation About His UFC Status

UFC lightweight Gregor Gillespie has assured his followers that he is still on the UFC roster after news of his removal from the fans’ ranking pool was reported.

News of …read more

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Father: Amanda Ribas Suffered ‘Total Rupture of Biceps Tendon’ Ahead of UFC on ESPN 36

Not only did Amanda Ribas move up a weight class on Saturday night, but it sounds as though she was competing at less than 100 percent. …read more

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'I'm not f*cking going anywhere': Gregor Gillespie assures UFC roster spot, explains recent inactivity

The self-proclaimed best fisherman in the UFC says he’s not going anywhere.
On Sunday, a tweet from the algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch alerted fans to the removal of lightweight …read more

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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Aleksandar Rakic after UFC on ESPN 36 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Jan Blachowicz after UFC on ESPN 36 win?)
Aleksandar Rakic’s quest to secure his first UFC title fight opportunity was squandered by injury …read more

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Photo: Carla Esparza wears newly earned UFC title on wedding day

Carla Esparza | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Carla Esparza’s wedding day attire included all the usual bells and whistles, plus a …read more

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Tony Ferguson Rejects Charles Oliveira’s Offer To Train Together

While former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson appreciates Charles Oliveira’s offer to train together, he feels he has to turn it down.

After suffering a fourth straight defeat to Michael …read more

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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Jan Blachowicz after UFC on ESPN 36 win?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Aleksandar Rakic after UFC on ESPN 36 loss?)
Jan Blachowicz may not have won the UFC on ESPN 36 main event in the …read more

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Gregor Gillespie denies UFC release rumors ‘relax I’ll explain’

According to Gregor Gillespie, he is not cut from the UFC despite what’s going around on Twitter.

On Sunday morning a Twitter account that monitors the UFC roster, UFC Roster …read more

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Aleksandar Rakić Reveals UFC Vegas 54 Injury Was Pre-Existing

UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakić alleges his UFC Vegas 54 knee tear wasn’t a new injury, and that he suffered it earlier in camp.

Rakić battled former UFC light heavyweight …read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk open to five-round rematch with Weili Zhang if the money is right

Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinks going five rounds with Weili Zhang again is doable but she needs to see more green.
Jedrzejczyk and Zhang are expected to collide on the UFC 275 PPV. …read more

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UFC's Katlyn Chookagian wants a second shot at Valentina Shevchenko or a fresh opponent next

Katlyn Chookagian has very few requirements as she looks for her next UFC opponent.
The long-time UFC flyweight contender and former title challenger has a small list of women she’d like …read more

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UFC removes three more fighters from active roster including Gregor Gillespie

The UFC has updated its list of fighters removed from the active roster.
One name that may surprise some people is Gregor Gillespie. He hasn’t fought since May 2021. There’s no …read more

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Ryan Spann wants to focus on mental game, unsure of return timeline after UFC on ESPN 36 win

Ryan Spann got out of his own way on Saturday evening, but the focus still remains on the mental game.
In the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 36 against Ion …read more

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Gregor Gillespie’s UFC Status In Question Following Recent Reports

UFC lightweight Gregor Gillespie has been reportedly removed from the UFC fan rankings pool following a year without a fight in the works.

News of the move was first reported by …read more

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6 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz's title hopes, Rakic's injury, Kelley's cornering

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 36 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings… …read more

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‘July 30th I accept’ — Poirier targets welterweight showdown with Covington

UFC veteran Dustin Poirier attends UFC 271 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Feb. 12, 2022. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Dustin Poirier …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic: Knee Injury Originally Occurred ‘3 Weeks Ago in Camp’

Aleksandar Rakic’s night ended in unfortunate fashion at UFC on ESPN 36, as a knee injury resulted in a third-round TKO defeat to Jan Blachowicz in Saturday’s headliner at the …read more

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Tony Kelley Responds to Backlash Regarding Corner Remarks at UFC on ESPN 36

Tony Kelley has received widespread criticism from the MMA community for comments he made while cornering Andrea Lee against Viviane Araujo at UFC on ESPN 36 on Saturday. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 post-event facts: Katlyn Chookagian's win comes with dubious record

The UFC returns to its home base in Las Vegas on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 36 at the UFC Apex. Of the 11 bouts on the card, six ended …read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk open to 5 rounds in rematch with Zhang Weili, but ‘we definitely have to get paid a little bit more’ 

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When Joanna Jedrzejczyk returns for her rematch against Zhang Weili at UFC 275, it will only be the fourth time in …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic reveals UFC on ESPN 36 knee injury originally occurred '3 weeks ago in camp'

The main event of UFC on ESPN 36 was shaping up to be a memorable battle, until its abrupt and unfortunate ending due to injury.
Aleksandar Rakic and former light heavyweight …read more

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Jan Blachowicz on TKO Win Over Aleksandar Rakic: ‘My Body Was Tougher Tonight’

Jan Blachowicz admittedly would have preferred a clean finish against Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC on ESPN 36 main event, but the Polish light heavyweight was nontheless pleased with the …read more

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‘F-cking animal’ O’Malley wants to be ‘bigger’ than McGregor

Sean O’Malley is spotted in attendance at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Sean O’Malley …read more

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UFC's Tony Kelley says comments while cornering Andrea Lee weren't racist, blames 'cancel culture' for backlash

Tony Kelley has addressed his controversial comments made during the UFC on ESPN 36 broadcast.
The UFC bantamweight, who was at the event working as a cornerman for Andrea Lee, was …read more

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Kelley says ‘Dirty Brazilians’ comment wasn’t racist

Tony Kelley when he fought Randy Costa at UFC 269. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Tony Kelley made the comment while cornering Andrea Lee …read more

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Jan Blachowicz: 'My body was tougher' in injury TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic

LAS VEGAS – Jan Blachowicz thinks he’s in line for a title shot after his win over Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC on ESPN 36, which he admits didn’t come …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2022 total passes $3 million

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 36 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $173,000.
The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN 36 with John Lennon, LL Cool J and Bon Jovi

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains Why He Didn’t Cut Hot Promos In Bellator

There is a reason why Michael Chandler is more outspoken in the UFC than he was in Bellator.

Michael Chandler has coined himself to be the most entertaining fighter in the …read more

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Glover Teixeira Offers Jan Blachowicz Title Shot After UFC 275

UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira has offered Jan Blachowicz a chance at the belt after Teixeira’s scheduled title defense at UFC 275.

The Brazilian champion posted the offer on Twitter …read more

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UFC fighter Tony Kelley responds after backlash from corner comments during Andrea Lee fight, blames ‘cancel culture’

Andrea Lee and Viviane Araujo | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Tony Kelley doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong.
The UFC bantamweight caused a stir on …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 post-fight show: Will Jan Blachowicz’s next fight be for the UFC title?

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Jan Blachowicz is back in the win column, even though his UFC Vegas 54 victory over Aleksandar Rakic ended in …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 Bonuses: Ryan Spann Banks $50K for Quick Submission Win

Ryan Spann made short work of Ion Cutelaba in the UFC on ESPN 36 headliner, and for that, “Superman” is now $50,000 richer. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 bonuses: Ryan Spann got out of his own way to the tune of $50,000 extra

The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including a big submission in the co-main event.
After UFC on ESPN 36, four fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic Injures Knee, Jan Blachowicz Gets TKO Win at UFC on ESPN 36

Jan Blachowicz may have just re-entered the championship conversation in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division, though it probably wasn’t the method he would have chosen. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Twitter reacts to Jan Blachowicz's injury TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN 36

Jan Blachowicz rebounded from losing the light heavyweight title against Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC on ESPN 36 main event, but it came in anticlimactic fashion.
Blachowicz (29-9 MMA, 12-6 UFC) …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 results: Jan Blachowicz gets TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic when Rakic's knee buckles

Former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is back on track and hoping to be next in line – though it wasn’t how he likely wanted it to happen.
Blachowicz (29-9 MMA, …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 video: Ryan Spann chokes out Ion Cutelaba, issues warning to 205-pounders

Ryan Spann reminded the world that he’s primarily a submission threat when he tapped out Ion Cutelaba in the first round at UFC on ESPN 36.
After some intense early exchanges, …read more

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Video: Davey Grant takes out Louis Smolka, makes case for fifth straight UFC bonus

Davey Grant has made a habit of putting on exciting performances of late, and he didn’t disappoint Saturday.
Grant came into UFC on ESPN 36 with four straight post-fight bonus awards …read more

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‘Dirty f—king Brazilians’ - Video shows Andrea Lee’s coach with bigoted cornering

Andrea Lee with cornerman and fellow UFC fighter Tony Kelley. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

This just happened during the featured preliminary bout …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 results: Katlyn Chookagian edges Amanda Ribas by split decision

Katlyn Chookagian proved she’s still the biggest hurdle for anyone who wants a women’s flyweight title shot when she defeated Amanda Ribas at UFC on ESPN 36.
It was a razor-close …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 results: Katlyn Chookagian uses volume striking attack to edge Amanda Ribas by split decision

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Katlyn Chookagian has now put together her longest UFC winning streak after picking up a fourth victory in a row …read more

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Fighters criticize Tony Kelley's 'dirty f*cking Brazilians' comment while cornering Andrea Lee at UFC on ESPN 36

Andrea Lee’s head cornerman at UFC on ESPN 36 on Saturday, Tony Kelley, came under fire for comments he made during her women’s flyweight bout with Viviane Araujo.
Following the first …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 video: Hear from each winner backstage

LAS VEGAS – UFC Fight Night 205 took place Saturday with 11 bouts on the slate, and we’ve got you covered with backstage winner interviews from the UFC Apex.
In the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 video: Michael Johnson ends four-fight skid with brutal KO of Alan Patrick

Michael Johnson ended his four-fight skid in highlight-reel fashion Saturday at the expense of Alan Patrick.
Johnson (20-17 MMA, 12-13 UFC), a lightweight veteran who has all kinds of notable wins …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 Prelims: Viviane Araujo's Wrestling Wears Down Andrea Lee

Viviane Araujo took a major step toward contention in the flyweight division at UFC on ESPN 36. …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 video: Michael Johnson blasts Alan Patrick with blistering combination to earn second-round KO

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Michael Johnson has endured a lot of misfortune in his UFC career, but he proved why he’s still a dangerous …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36: Best photos from Las Vegas

Check out these photos from the fights at UFC on ESPN 36 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Fight and venue photos courtesy of the UFC via Getty Images) …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 video: Andre Petroski chokes Nick Maximov out cold in 76 seconds

Andre Petroski ended Nick Maximov’s undefeated run with a first-round win at UFC on ESPN 36.
Petroski (8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) asked specifically for the middleweight matchup with Maximov (8-1 MMA, …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36: Official scorecards from Las Vegas

Check out the official scorecards from all 11 fights at UFC on ESPN 36 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Gallery will be updated throughout the event.) …read more

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‘I wouldn’t mind going back up to 170 — Ferguson teases move to welterweight in UFC return

Tony Ferguson prepares to take on Michael Chandler at UFC 274 in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UFC fan …read more

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Aleksandar Rakić Would Rather Fight Teixeira For Title Than Procházka

UFC light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakić has a preference for who he’d like to face for a title between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Procházka.

Rakić will face former UFC light heavyweight …read more

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Blachowicz Predictions ‘Very Tough, Short Fight’ At UFC Vegas 54

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In his first bout since losing the UFC light heavyweight championship Jan Blachowicz is hoping to make a big statement …read more

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‘I’m the chosen one’ — Oliveira feels he is destined to become UFC G.L.O.A.T.

Charles Oliveira reacts following his submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 247 in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

“I’m getting there. …read more

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Video: Was Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas 2 the worst title fight ever?

Title fights throughout history have often left a lasting impression.
The strawweight title bout between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas at UFC 274 will certainly be remembered, but not for reasons …read more

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UFC 276 adds Miller vs. Green

Jim Miller when he fought Roosevelt Roberts at the UFC APEX. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Octagon veterans will meet on July 2. UFC …read more

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Virna Jandiroba wants ‘clear’ win over Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 54 so no one ‘cries’ later

Virna Jandiroba scored her three UFC wins by stoppage. | Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Angela Hill had her fair share of controversial decisions in the …read more

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Loopy Godinez “super happy” with “dominant” win over Ariane Carnelossi, believes she will get a ranked opponent next

Loopy Godinez couldn’t have drawn up her UFC 274 win any better.
Godinez was taking on Ariane Carnelossi and throughout her training camp, she got super confident as she would be …read more

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‘Lighter and stronger’ at flyweight, Amanda Ribas plans to submit Katlyn Chookagian and call for UFC title shot

Amanda Ribas finished Paige VanZant in her most recent flyweight fight. | Zuffa LLC

Back to the flyweight division for the first time since July …read more

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Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson responds to Dustin Poirier's 'international call out' for July 30

It’s no secret that Dustin Poirier has been looking for a fight.
The former UFC interim lightweight champion has been in search of a new opponent since his loss to the …read more

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After injury delayed his UFC debut, Jake Hadley ready to back up hype

LAS VEGAS – Jake Hadley’s road to the UFC has had some bumps along the way, but at long last he’s ready for his promotional debut.
Hadley got his shot through …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36: Quick picks and prognostications

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main card for UFC on ESPN 36.
UFC on ESPN 36 takes place Saturday at …read more

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Rockhold willing to give 190 lb Costa catchweight

Luke Rockhold at weigh-ins for UFC 239. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Rockhold wants to ensure he fights Costa …read more

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Allan Nascimento not worried about Jake Hadley's pre-fight hype at UFC on ESPN 36

LAS VEGAS – If there’s a certain amount of hype around the UFC debut of his opponent, Allan Nascimento doesn’t seem particularly worried about it.
Nascimento (18-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 predictions

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Jan Blachowicz is arguably the unlikeliest champion in UFC history. Is it possible for him to make an even more …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 play-by-play and live results (7:30 p.m. ET)

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 36 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 discussion thread

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 36 event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. …read more

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UFC defends fighter pay, by accidentally revealing low fighter pay?

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Endeavor bosses tried to justify the UFC’s controversial pay structure again. During Endeavor’s Q1 2022 investor earnings call, …read more

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Dana White admits he endorsed Trump’s presidency because he helped UFC during dark age

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“Everything this guy’s done for me, I’m gonna tell him no? That’s not me,” White said. Dana White’s decision to …read more

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Dustin Poirier accepts challenge from Colby Covington

Dustin Poirier has accepted the challenge laid out by former teammate Colby Covington at UFC 272.
Covington had called out Poirier following his unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at March’s …read more

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Jan Blachowicz aiming for a title shot with a decisive victory over Aleksandar Rakic: “It’ll be a very tough, short fight”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz expects to be fighting for gold again soon.
The Polish fighter has been out of the octagon since UFC 267 in October 2021. Blachowicz was …read more

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Rockhold says it was a ‘wise move’ for Khamzat to turn down fight with him

Luke Rockhold answers questions from reporters at the UFC 221 press conference ahead of his middleweight fight against Yoel Romero in Perth, Australia. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC …read more

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Tony Ferguson: 'I'm ready to be part of a team again' after KO loss to Michael Chandler

Tony Ferguson has clarity about his career after his viral knockout loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 274.
Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC), a former interim UFC lightweight champion, was stopped …read more

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Usman fires back at boxing critics, says he sent Masvidal ‘to the shadow realm’

Kamaru Usman interacts with fans during a Q&A session prior to the UFC 272 ceremonial weigh-ins in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Chael Sonnen calls for Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas 3: “We have to redo the match”

Chael Sonnen has given an unpopular opinion. ‘The Bad Guy’ thinks the UFC should book a trilogy fight between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas.
Last Saturday night at UFC 274, fans …read more

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Bellator 281 Results: Fabian Edwards KO’s Lyoto Machida (Video)

Tonight’s Bellator 281 event is co-headlined by a middleweight bout featuring Lyoto Machida taking on Fabian Edwards.
Machida (26-12 MMA), a former UFC light heavyweight champion, will be looking to snap …read more

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Manuel Torres counting on a war with Frank Camacho – but also a knockout

LAS VEGAS – If there are any jitters before his first UFC fight, Manuel Torres isn’t really showing them.
Torres (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step into the octagon for the …read more

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UFC Vegas 54 gambling preview: Best bets, parlays, and long shot of the week

Jan Blachowicz | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Fresh of the highly eventful UFC 274, the number one MMA organization in the world returns with …read more

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UFC Vegas 54: Blachowicz vs. Rakic staff picks and predictions

Jan Blachowicz after his UFC 239 win over Luke Rockhold. | Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions …read more

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Frank Camacho motivated to return from two-year layoff at UFC on ESPN 36

LAS VEGAS – After nearly two years away from the game, Frank Camacho returns Saturday.
Camacho (22-9 MMA, 2-5 UFC) has not fought since a 41-second knockout loss to Justin Jaynes …read more

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UFC on ESPN 36 ‘Blachowicz vs. Rakic’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC on ESPN 36 coverage will begin Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. …read more

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Video: Johnson stunned by Ferguson KO

Dwayne Johnson at the UFC 244 weigh-ins. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The former WWE performer was shocked by what went …read more

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Alexandre Pantoja baffled by Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France interim title fight: 'I beat them both in one week'

Alexandre Pantoja can’t understand how he’s been left out of the flyweight title picture.
With reigning UFC 125-pound champion Deiveson Figueiredo unavailable to defend his title for unknown reasons, the promotion …read more

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Thomas Paull Explains What It Is Like As A Deaf MMA Fighter

Thomas Paull looks to make his way to the UFC in the near future.

Professional MMA fighter Thomas Paull is making his own way in the European MMA scene. Now …read more

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