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UFC 251 | Pro fighters make their picks for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal title fight

In the main event of UFC 251 on Fight Island, Kamaru Usman looks to defend his welterweight title when he takes on Jorge Masvidal who took the fight on six …read more

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Dana White calls Jorge Masvidal “absolutely brilliant” for sliding into UFC 251 main event

UFC president Dana White called welterweight superstar Jorge Masvidal “absolutely brilliant” for sliding into the UFC 251 main event against Kamaru Usman. Usman was supposed to put the UFC welterweight …read more

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Masvidal Vows To Give Diaz First Title Defense

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Gilbert Burns? Colby Covington?
Nah, Jorge Masvidal has other plans. Plans that include a promise he made to welterweight rival Nate Diaz about getting a rematch …read more

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Video: Countdown To UFC 251

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will ask reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to defend his title against late replacement Jorge Masvidal in the upcoming UFC …read more

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Gilbert Burns: If Jorge Masvidal beats Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, 'we're gonna get a circus'

Gilbert Burns is worried about what might happen to the welterweight division if Jorge Masvidal becomes champion.
Burns originally was slated to challenge welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the UFC 251 …read more

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Morning Report: Gilbert Burns hopes Kamaru Usman wins at UFC 251: ‘If Masvidal wins, the things are gonna get crazy’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This Saturday, Gilbert Burns was scheduled to face Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 251. But late last week, …read more

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Gilbert Burns says the welterweight division will become a “circus” if Jorge Masvidal beats Kamaru Usman at UFC 251

Gilbert Burns believes Jorge Masvidal will make the welterweight division like a circus if he becomes the champion. In the main event of UFC 251, Usman is looking to defend …read more

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Video: Colby Covington predicts Kamaru Usman ‘ragdolls’ Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, eyes rematch in 2020

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington was hoping to get his second chance at Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 251.
In the end, the welterweight title …read more

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Kamaru Usman says he will “ragdoll” Jorge Masvidal, plans to take BMF belt home with him

Kamaru Usman says he will be bringing the welterweight title and the BMF title home with him this weekend. In the main event of UFC 251, Usman will look to …read more

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Burns feels 'good' after COVID-19 diagnosis

Gilbert Burns is back in Florida and rooting for former teammate Kamaru Usman to take the welterweight championship he was supposed to be fighting for at UFC 251 on Saturday. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal didn’t get exactly what he wanted for UFC 251 contract, but got very close

The reason Gilbert Burns, not Jorge Masvidal, was originally in the UFC 251 main event opposite welterweight champion Kamaru Usman had little to do with rankings.
Of course, it made …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Reveals The Two Opponents He Wants To Fight Next If He Beats Kamaru Usman

Jorge Masvidal has a hit list after Kamaru Usman. In the main event of UFC 251, Usman will look to defend his welterweight title when he battles Masvidal who is …read more

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Check out the new-look UFC 251 event poster, now with added 'Gamebred'

With Gilbert Burns ruled out, Jorge Masvidal is stepping in on just six days’ notice to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 251.
Masvidal (35-13 MMA, …read more

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New UFC 251 Poster Drops For ‘Usman Vs Masvidal’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman into battle against late replacement Jorge Masvidal in the upcoming UFC 251 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, set …read more

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Photo | UFC adds Jorge Masvidal to official UFC 251 poster

The UFC has updated the official UFC 251 poster to reflect the card’s new main event: a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. See it below: …read more

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New UFC 251 poster featuring Jorge Masvidal released

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the wake of Jorge Masvidal inking a deal to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, the promotion has also debuted a new …read more

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Jorge Masvidal opens up on new deal with the UFC: “We’re not there yet”

After a highly publicized contract dispute with the UFC, Jorge Masvidal is set to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 251 this Saturday. Masvidal was originally expected …read more

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Masvidal Opens A 3-1 Underdog Against Usman At UFC 251

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Will Jorge Masvidal upgrade his BMF belt to full on welterweight gold? It’s possible, but the oddsmakers certainly don’t think it’s likely. Has the …read more

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First Promotional Video for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal Released

It didn’t take long for the UFC to release some promotional material for the welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. …read more

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Video: First promo released for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC 251 main event

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With the event taking place to christen “Fight Island” in less than a week, UFC 251 has a new headliner for the welterweight title.
After …read more

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UFC 251: The biggest takeaways and questions ahead of the Kamaru Usman-Jorge Masvidal main event

In a shocking turn of events, Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251. Our experts break down the news. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal steps in on six days' notice to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251

The UFC has managed to pull off one of the great late-replacement bookings in company history as Jorge Masvidal will fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the new …read more

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Jorge Masvidal replaces Gilbert Burns to face Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 pending COVID-19 testing

Jorge Masvidal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jorge Masvidal is getting his title shot.
The “BMF” champion will face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (16-1) at UFC 251 next weekend at …read more

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Jorge Masvidal is likely to face Kamaru Usman, saving UFC 251 main event

As the hours tick by, it is looking more and more likely that Jorge Masvidal will step in and face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on Saturday on …read more

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Kamaru Usman set for Fight Island barring any positive tests for Covid-19

It appears that BMF title holder Jorge Masvidal will challenge Kamaru Usman for the promotions welterweight championship after all. Earlier this year it was reported that the UFC was looking …read more

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Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal fight negotiations under way as potential main event for UFC 251

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Negotiations are underway for a potential welterweight title fight between reigning champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
According to sources speaking to MMA Fighting on Saturday, …read more

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Breaking! Jorge Masvidal is in negotiations to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251

BMF champion Jorge Masvidal has entered negotiations to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title next weekend at UFC 251. The incredible news comes from ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani who reported …read more

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Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington say they’ll step in with Gilbert Burns out of UFC 251

Gilbert Burns was pulled from the UFC 251 main event opposite welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after testing positive for COVID-19. Fellow contenders Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington are each prepared …read more

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Gilbert Burns Reacts To ‘Devastating’ News That He Is Out Of UFC 251

Gilbert Burns will no longer get the chance to headline the first Fight Island card on July 11 when he was set to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. …read more

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Source: Burns out of main event for UFC 251

Gilbert Burns will not compete in the main event of UFC 251, a source confirmed to ESPN. He had been set to face Kamaru Usman in a welterweight title fight. …read more

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Masvidal Reacts To Burns’ Removal From UFC 251

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Following Gilbert Burns’ positive COVID-19 test, fighters are lining up to step in and face welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. The UFC is learning the …read more

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Gilbert Burns no longer playing with memes, believes “karma” played a role in UFC 251 removal

Streaking contender Gilbert Burns was expected to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 251. Sadly that is no longer the case as earlier …read more

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Gilbert Burns reacts after being forced out of UFC 251 title fight due to Covid-19

Surging contender Gilbert Burns was expected to challenge Kamaru Usman for the promotions welterweight title in the main event of UFC 251. Unfortunately for fight fans, Burns (19-3 MMA) has …read more

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Video: Gilbert Burns positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 251 main event reaction

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Moments after it was confirmed that Gilbert Burns was forced to withdraw from his welterweight title headliner with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 following a …read more

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Colby Covington sends a message to Kamaru Usman after Gilbert Burns is forced out of UFC 251

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has reacted following news that Gilbert Burns will no longer be fighting Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Earlier this evening news broke that …read more

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Breaking! Gilbert Burns forced out of UFC 251 title fight with Kamaru Usman

Streaking contender Gilbert Burns will no longer be challenging Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at next weekend’s UFC 251 event. Burns (18-3 MMA) was set to challenge his former …read more

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Burns Tests Positive For COVID-19, Removed From UFC 251

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“Fight Island” just received its biggest blow as welterweight contender Gilbert Burns has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his title fight against champion …read more

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Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, pulled from UFC 251 main event against Kamaru Usman

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Burns has been knocked out of the UFC 251 main event against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to multiple sources …read more

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Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 251 headliner vs. Kamaru Usman

UFC 251’s main event has been derailed by the coronavirus, as welterweight challenger Gilbert Burns has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of his bout with champion Kamaru Usman.
MMA …read more

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Morning Report: Colby Covington suggests winner-take-all fight with ‘scaredest motherf*cker’ Jorge Masvidal

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington is back at it again.
Since losing to Kamaru Usman in his welterweight title big this past December, Covington has been relatively quiet, at …read more

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Coach: Once Jorge Masvidal is paid ‘the money he’s worth,’ then we’ll have a welterweight champion

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jorge Masvidal was still in the middle of negotiations with the UFC on his next fight, but that didn’t stop the “BMF” champion from training …read more

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Morning Report: Tyron Woodley aiming to fight two more times this year but isn’t ‘really in a position to call anyone out’

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They say you’re only as good as your last performance, and Tyron Woodley’s case, that’s pretty bad. So the former welterweight champion is looking …read more

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Pros react to Mike Perry defeating Mickey Gall at UFC on ESPN 12

Tonight’s UFC on ESPN 12: ‘Poirier vs. Hooker’ event was co-headlined by a welterweight bout between fan favorites Mike Perry and Mickey Gall. Perry (13-6 MMA) entered tonight’s contest looking …read more

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UFC on ESPN 12 Highlights: Mike Perry Dominates Mickey Gall

Mickey Gall vs. Mike Perry served as the co-main event of this show. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (June 27, 2020) at the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 12 Results: Mike Perry defeats Mickey Gall (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC on ESPN 12: ‘Poirier vs. Hooker’ co-main event features a welterweight bout between fan favorites Mike Perry and Mickey Gall. Perry (13-6 MMA) will be looking to snap …read more

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UFC free fight: Kamaru Usman stops Colby Covington in UFC 245 thriller

The build-up to the welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and former interim champion Colby Covington at UFC 245 was tetchy and fractious. But all of the bad blood …read more

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Mickey Gall thinks Mike Perry is 'regressing,' career 'on a downward slide'

Despite being a “low-key” fan, Mickey Gall doesn’t think Mike Perry has been doing well as of late.
The two welterweights are set to fight Saturday in the welterweight co-main event …read more

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Video: Mickey Gall doesn’t care if Mike Perry gets COVID-19, ‘I still want to fight him’

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Ahead of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 12 welterweight co-main event, Mickey Gall talks to reporters about how he feels opponent Mike Perry has been developing, making the …read more

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Jorge Masvidal claims Gilbert Burns is getting the “lowest possible money” for title fight

Jorge Masvidal says Gilbert Burns is getting the lowest possible amount of money for his upcoming welterweight title fight with champion Kamaru Usman. Masvidal was widely expected to be the …read more

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Gilbert Burns ‘happy’ with pay for UFC 251, Jorge Masvidal claims he took ‘lowest money possible’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

When Gilbert Burns was offered the opportunity to face Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 251, he didn’t hesitate to say yes. But …read more

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Jorge Masvidal says he’s “set for life” and doesn’t have to fight again if he doesn’t get what he’s worth

Jorge Masvidal makes it clear he doesn’t have to fight again. For months now, the expectation was that Masvidal would be fighting Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title this summer. …read more

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Gilbert Burns Preparing For An ‘Intense Five-Round War’ Against Teammate Kamaru Usman

Gilbert Burns knows Kamaru Usman will be his toughest fight to date since moving up to welterweight. Burns made the move to 170-pounds last year where he beat Alexey Kunchenko …read more

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Gilbert Burns details awkward run-in with Kamaru Usman, coach Henri Hooft’s stance on teammate matchup

Gilbert Burns will challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 251 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Burns says “it’s time to get …read more

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Kamaru Usman Changes Camps Ahead Of UFC 251 Title Bout

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is switching things up ahead of his next title defense. Usman is set to put his welterweight title on the line against Gilbert Burns in …read more

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Kamaru Usman Changes Camps Prior to UFC 251 Title Defense

Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns have trained together for years, but that won’t be an issue leading into their welterweight championship bout at UFC 251. …read more

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Jim Miller open to fights at 170lbs and 185lbs

Veteran UFC lightweight Jim Miller says he would consider moving up to welterweight and even to middleweight for future fights in the Octagon. The long-time veteran of the sport defeated …read more

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UFC on ESPN 11 Highlights: Belal Muhammad Outstrikes Lyman Good

Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad continued to the action. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (June 20, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 11 …read more

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Paul Daley up for Lorenz Larkin rematch only for Bellator interim welterweight title

Paul Daley has one stipulation for a potential rematch Lorenz Larkin.
Daley (42-17-2 MMA, 8-4 BMMA), who knocked Larkin out in their Bellator 183 fight in 2017, is willing to run …read more

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UFC 251 Poster Drops For ‘Usman Vs Burns’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will ask reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to defend his 170-pound strap against red-hot division contender Gilbert Burns in the upcoming UFC 251 pay-per-view …read more

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UFC 251 poster released

Kamaru Usman (pictured) defends his welterweight championship against Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi on July 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos makes prediction for Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns fight

Long-time UFC welterweight contender Rafael dos Anjos has made his prediction for the upcoming welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Usman, the UFC welterweight champion, holds a …read more

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Dana White discusses delay booking Colby Covington’s next fight

UFC President Dana White has shed some light on the difficulties he’s had getting former welterweight title challenger Colby Covington back into the cage. Covington has not competed since he …read more

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Welterweights Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, Muslim Salikhov to Clash at UFC 251

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will lock horns with Muslim Salikhov in a welterweight bout at UFC 251. …read more

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Till reflects on Woodley loss, says he won’t ‘fail again’ against Whittaker

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Darren Till is determined to become the UFC middleweight champion. Darren Till was hyped as the next big thing at welterweight, but ‘The …read more

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Jorge Masvidal: UFC's 11th hour title shot offer was 'take it or leave it'

Jorge Masvidal has confirmed UFC officials made a final attempt to have him challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 251 before shifting gears to Gilbert Burns.
Masvidal (35-13 …read more

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Darren Till promises he “will not fail” in pursuit of UFC middleweight title

UFC star Darren Till promises that he “will not fail” in his pursuit of the UFC middleweight title after failing in his bid to become welterweight champion. Till fought Tyron …read more

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Video: Christian Aguilera plans spectacle against fellow debutante Anthony Ivy at UFC on ESPN 10

After 19 professional fights, Christian Aguilera is getting his shot on the big stage this Saturday.
Aguilera, 28, will take on fellow promotional newcomer Anthony Ivy in a welterweight bout at …read more

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Dana White ‘not surprised’ Jorge Masvidal chose to forego title fight: ‘He’s very much like the Diaz brothers’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Dana White is not surprised that Gilbert Burns is fighting for the welterweight title over Jorge Masvidal.
The UFC president announced on Tuesday that Burns …read more

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Dana White compares Jorge Masvidal to Diaz brothers, not surprised by failed negotiations

UFC president Dana White isn’t shocked that Jorge Masvidal isn’t fighting for the welterweight championship.
Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) long was thought to be the next challenger for 170-pound champion …read more

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Gilbert Burns slams Nate Diaz: “Say thanks to Conor McGregor he’s the only reason you make money”

Gilbert Burns has issued a response to Nate Diaz after the fan-favorite trashed the welterweight title fight set to take place at UFC 251. Diaz took to social media where …read more

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Nate Diaz Blasts Usman vs. Burns Matchup: ‘This Isn’t a Title Fight’

At least one person isn’t impressed with the recent announcement that Kamaru Usman will make his next welterweight title defense against Gilbert Burns. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Nate Diaz Slams Kamaru Usman & Gilbert Burns Over UFC 251 Booking

Nate Diaz feels Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns got played by the UFC. Earlier today (June 9), the UFC announced that Usman will be putting his welterweight gold on the …read more

Source:: MMANews

Nate Diaz trashes Usman vs. Burns booking: “This isn’t a title fight”

UFC welterweight contender Nate Diaz isn’t a fan of the newly announced welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Diaz’s gripes with the matchup seem to stem from …read more

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Usman Vs Burns Official For UFC 251

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will ask reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to defend his 170-pound strap against red-hot …read more

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Three title fights, Fight Island location announced for UFC 251 next month

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The first ever “Fight Island” card will feature a trio of title fights on July 11.
On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White announced a welterweight title …read more

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Mike Perry thanks the UFC for finally providing a “weak opponent” in Mickey Gall

Fan favorite Mike Perry (13-6 MMA) will return to the Octagon on June 27 for a welterweight bout with Mickey Gall. Perry will be looking to snap a two fight …read more

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Dana White responds to Jorge Masvidal’s request for release: “He just signed a new deal, 7 fights left”

UFC president Dana White responded to Jorge Masvidal’s request to be released, saying that the welterweight superstar recently signed a seven-fight deal. Masvidal asked the UFC to release him this …read more

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Neil Magny Outlasts Anthony Martin At UFC 250

Neil Magny vs Anthony Martin continued the action at UFC 250. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (June 6, 2020) at the UFC 250 …read more

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Video | Jorge Masvidal joins SportsCenter to ask some questions of the UFC

The UFC’s BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal joined SportsCenter this evening to ask some questions of his current employer. Masvidal recently revealed that talks for a welterweight title fight with Kamaru …read more

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UFC 250 live blog: Neil Magny vs. Rocco Martin

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This is the UFC 250 live blog for XXX vs. XXX, a welterweight main card bout for Saturday’s fight card at …read more

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Hot Tweets: What is going on with Jorge Masvidal and the welterweight division?

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In case you missed it, Jorge Masvidal echoed Jon Jones’ claims of wanting to be released by the UFC, citing that they were not paying …read more

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Mike Perry set to return at UFC Fight Night on June 27 for welterweight bout with Mickey Gall

UFC welterweight standout Mike Perry (13-6 MMA) is set to make his return to the Octagon! According to a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Perry is slated to square off …read more

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Twitter Mailbag: How to book welterweight, ATT drama, UFC 250 pay-per-view expectations

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in MMA or the sport in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week it’s @MikeBohnMMA to answer:

How should UFC …read more

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Dana White responds to Jorge Masvidal, Jon Jones pay complaints: ‘These guys are independent contractors’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC President Dana White on Friday brushed off welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal’s sudden outburst over pay as a standard fight business complaint – amped up …read more

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Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley betting odds released

The oddsmakers have released the opening odds for a potential welterweight grudge match between bitter rivals Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley. Woodley said this week that the UFC has already …read more

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Gilbert Burns volunteers to challenge Kamaru Usman at UFC 251: ‘That’s the fight I want’

Gilbert Burns is undefeated as a welterweight, including five wins in the UFC octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Burns doesn’t plan on slowing down after the biggest …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White says it’s ‘highly likely’ that Gilbert Burns receives next welterweight title shot

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

In March, Colby Covington suggested that Jorge Masvidal was going to price himself out of a title fight and it’s starting to look like Covington …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Dana White says Leon Edwards 'definitely not the red-headed stepchild,' primed for big fight

Good things could be coming Leon Edwards’ way in the near future.
The welterweight contender missed out on a big opportunity when his headlining bout with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley …read more

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Dana White says it’s “highly likely” Gilbert Burns is getting welterweight title shot

Gilbert Burns may very well get the next welterweight title shot according to UFC president, Dana White. Burns became a top contender following his dominant decision win over Tyron Woodley …read more

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Anthony Rocco Martin says Neil Magny is last fight on his UFC contract: 'Everything is on the line'

Anthony Rocco Martin’s UFC contract will come to an end this weekend.
The welterweight fighter takes on Neil Magny on the main card at UFC 250 on Saturday at the UFC …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Helwani on why verbal deals should be scrapped, sensible welterweight bouts, UFC 250

As UFC 250 nears, Ariel Helwani explains why handshake deals in MMA should be a thing of the past and books the top fights at 170. …read more

Source:: ESPN

UFC on ESPN 9 falls short of SpaceX launch in viewership ratings

Last Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 card, which was headlined by a welterweight clash between Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns, was a viewership success. According to Nielsen, UFC on ESPN …read more

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Colby Covington trashes potential Usman vs. Burns matchup

Colby Covington has no interest in a potential welterweight title fight between champ Kamaru Usman and top contender Gilbert Burns. In fact, he feels the vast majority of fans share …read more

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UFC rankings: Burns is new top contender at welterweight

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Gilbert Burns’ dominant win over Tyron Woodley sent him rocketing up the 170-pound rankings. The UFC’s return to Nevada brought around …read more

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UFC Rankings Report: Gilbert Burns Becomes Top Welterweight Contender

Gilbert Burns is the new number one contender at welterweight. In the main event of UFC Vegas, Burns had the biggest win of his career as he dominated Tyron Woodley …read more

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UFC on ESPN salaries: Woodley only fighter to break $200k

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The NSAC has released the payouts for last weekend’s UFC event, headlined by a welterweight top contender’s bout between Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns. …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Gilbert Burns after UFC on ESPN 9 win?

(Also see: What’s next for Tyron Woodley after UFC on ESPN 9 loss?)
Gilbert Burns broke through to the next echelon of welterweight contenders Saturday when he thoroughly outworked Tyron Woodley …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Tyron Woodley: ‘I’ve Got a Weird Peace for Somebody Who Just Got Their Ass Whipped’

Tyron Woodley vowed that he’d be in a better place against Gilbert Burns than he was when he lost the welterweight championship to Kamaru Usman more than a year ago. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Dana White reacts to Gilbert Burns’ dominant win over Tyron Woodley

UFC president Dana White said he was impressed by welterweight standout Gilbert Burns’ win over Tyson Woodley at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Burns picked up the biggest …read more

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Video recap: Burns dominates Woodley in shut out decision win

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Gilbert Burns deals former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley his second straight loss. After a disappointing and depressing loss to Kamaru Usman in March …read more

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