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Bellator 281 post-event facts: Lyoto Machida in career-worst slump after brutal KO

Bellator made its return to London on Friday with Bellator 281, which took place at OVO Arena Wembley and saw a new interim welterweight champion crowned in the main event.
With …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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‘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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Scott Coker Criticizes Logan Storley’s Win: “You Can’t Just Lay On Somebody”

Bellator President Scott Coker thinks interim welterweight champion Logan Storley could’ve done more in his win at Bellator 281.

Storley defeated Michael Venom Page via split decision in the Bellator 281 …read more

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Logan Storley def. Michael Page at Bellator 281: Best photos

Check out these photos from Logan Storley’s split decision victory over Michael “Venom” Page to claim the vacant interim welterweight title at Bellator 281 at SSE Arena in London. (Photos …read more

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Bellator 281 Results: Logan Storley defeats Michael Page (Highlights)

Tonight’s Bellator 281 event is headlined by a interim welterweight title fight between Michael Page and Logan Storley.
Page (20-1 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since …read more

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UFC contender Khamzat Chimaev visits Ramzan Kadyrov in Chechnya, spars with dictator’s children

Chimaev also gifted Kadyrov, who currently faces U.S. sanctions, with a pair of boxing gloves. Approximately one month removed from his victory against welterweight contender Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, …read more

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Jan Blachowicz open to fighting Kamaru Usman after welterweight champ calls him a favorable matchup: “That would be a pleasure for me”

Jan Blachowicz  is advising he’s open to fighting Kamaru Usman after the welterweight champion called him a favorable matchup.
Kamaru Usman, (20-1 MMA), last fought in November of 2021 at UFC …read more

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Predictions! Bellator 281 Main Card Preview, Quick Picks

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Bellator 281: “MVP vs. Storley” will go down tomorrow (Fri., May 13, 2022) in London, England featuring an interim welterweight title fight between …read more

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Blachowicz: It Would Be A “Pleasure” To Fight Kamaru Usman

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz has left the door open for a potential future fight with welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman.

Earlier this year, Usman, who has reigned supreme over …read more

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Bellator 281 headliner Michael Page would love to be the first to hold world titles in MMA and boxing

Michael Page absolutely has plans of lacing up the boxing gloves again after Bellator 281.
Page (20-1 MMA, 16-1 BMMA) faces Logan Storley (13-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) for the interim welterweight title in …read more

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Michael Page believes ‘I’m the champ’ with win over Logan Storley, says Yaroslov Amosov will ‘jump to front of the line’

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Michael Page feels he’ll be the undisputed welterweight champion should he defeat Logan Storley on Friday.
Page and Storley will meet for …read more

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Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley Weigh-in Results and Video

Bellator 281 takes place at SSE Arena in London, England on Friday and is headlined by an interim welterweight title fight between Logan Storley and Michale Page.

Alan Carlos missed weight …read more

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Kamaru Usman explains why he doesn’t view himself as the champion when he fights

Kamaru Usman says every time he goes into a fight he doesn’t view himself as the champion.
Usman has defended his welterweight title five times since he won it back in …read more

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Vicente Luque set to meet Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 6

A key welterweight matchup is in the works for an upcoming UFC Fight Night event.
On Aug. 6, Vicente Luque will face Geoff Neal in a bout set for three rounds. …read more

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Bellator 281 ceremonial weigh-ins, faceoffs video from London: Page, Storley ready for title fight

LONDON – Bellator’s return to London takes place Friday, and the fighters stepped on the scale to make their bouts official Thursday.
With an interim welterweight title fight between London’s own …read more

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Bellator 281 weigh-in video

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MMA Fighting has Bellator 281 weigh-in video for Friday’s event at OVO Arena Wembley in London.
In the main event, welterweight stars …read more

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Michael 'Venom' Page not impressed with Logan Storley's striking: 'It's nowhere near mine'

LONDON – Michael Page expects to have a significant advantage on the feet against Logan Storley at Bellator 281.
Page (20-1 MMA, 16-1 BMMA) faces Storley for the interim welterweight title Friday …read more

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Randy Brown stole some of Khaos Williams' thunder, so understands fan reaction

PHOENIX – With five wins in his past six fights, Randy Brown sent a reminder this past Saturday that he’s a viable force to be reckoned with at welterweight.
Elevated to …read more

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Belal Muhammad: Kamaru Usman not the welterweight GOAT, defended his title against 'just three guys'

Belal Muhammad thinks people calling Kamaru Usman the best welterweight of all time are getting ahead of themselves.
Ex-champion Georges St-Pierre is owner of the most title defenses in UFC welterweight …read more

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Michael Chandler plans quick turnaround against Nate Diaz on July 30: “Spin your head on its axis”

Michael Chandler is planning a quick turnaround so that he can face Nate Diaz in a welterweight matchup on July 30th.
It was Michael Chandler (23-7 MMA) vs Tony Ferguson (26-7 …read more

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UFC 274 Bonuses: Michael Chandler’s Epic KO Pays Off Big

The UFC 274 bonuses are in after the pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona this Saturday night (May 7, 2022).

First, welterweight contender Andre Fialho took home …read more

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PFL 3 Results: Rory MacDonald stops Brett Cooper in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s PFL 3 main card features a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Brett Cooper.
MacDonald (23-8-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s fight looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. ‘The Red …read more

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PFL 3: Harrison vs. Mokhnatkina Takes Place Tonight

PFL 3 takes place tonight and will feature the women’s lightweights and men’s welterweight divisions, capped off by Kayla Harrison making her season debut against Marina Mokhnatkina!

Also in action is …read more

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Did Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns just verbally agree to fight?

Jorge Masvidal walks back to his corner after the first round of his welterweight fight against ex-teammate turned rival Colby Covington at UFC 272. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC
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‘Ruthless’ Returns At UFC 276

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has assembled an exciting welterweight matchup for the upcoming UFC 276 pay-per-view …read more

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White Urges Usman, Ngannou To End Crossover Talk: “Stop Guys, Stop”

UFC President Dana White has once again reiterated his disdain for modern crossover fights, pleading with the likes of welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to “stop.”

While it may have been a …read more

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UFC 276 Update: Robbie Lawler, Bryan Barberena to Meet on July 2 in Las Vegas

An entertaining welterweight clash is on tap for International Fight Week, as Robbie Lawler will square off against Bryan Barberena at UFC 276. …read more

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Robbie Lawler set to return against Bryan Barberena at UFC 276 on July 2

A banger of a welterweight fight has been added to the UFC’s July 2 pay-per-view event.
Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is set to take on Bryan Barberena in a three-round …read more

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Conor McGregor's return fight: Chael Sonnen suggests a welterweight who has 'never been discussed by anybody'

With Conor McGregor looking to return at welterweight, Chael Sonnen has an idea of whom he should fight.
McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who broke his leg in July 2021 in …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev Reveals History-Making UFC Ambition

While he’s set his immediate sights on the welterweight title, rising star Khamzat Chimaev wants to collect a history-making sum of gold in the UFC.

In 2018, he made his MMA …read more

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Darren Till vs. Jack Hermansson re-booked for UFC London

UFC middleweight and former welterweight title challenger Darren Till. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

This fight was previously booked in 2020. Darren Till is …read more

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Till Draws Hermansson For UFC London In July

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Sorry Mr. Buckley, maybe next time.
Former welterweight title challenger Darren Till will continue his MMA career at 185 pounds, taking …read more

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Highlights! Green Spoils ‘White Lion’ Debut With Comeback TKO

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Gabriel Green spoiled the debut of welterweight prospect Yohan Lainesse earlier tonight (Sat., Apr. 30, 2022) at UFC Vegas 53 …read more

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Video: Kevin Holland announces June 18 UFC bout with Tim Means by beating up Big Bird

Kevin Holland is continuing on with his out-of-the-box fight announcements as he prepares for his second UFC appearance in the welterweight division in his home state of Texas.
Holland took …read more

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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre reminds Kamaru Usman to stay focused: ‘There’s a lot of guys that can beat Usman’

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Georges St-Pierre knows better than anyone else in MMA history what it’s like to sit atop the welterweight division. Currently …read more

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‘170?’ — Burns open to welcome Poirier to welterweight division

Gilbert Burns weighs in ahead of his welterweight fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 in Jacksonville, Florida. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Gilbert …read more

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Georges St-Pierre Explains How Prime GSP Would Fight Kamaru Usman

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre knows how his prime self would approach a bout with reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

When the topic of conversation surrounds who the GOAT is at 170 …read more

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With Andrey Koreshkov out, Paul Daley gets new opponent for Bellator 281 in London

Paul Daley will get a new opponent for his final walk to the cage.
Former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov has been forced out of Bellator 281 in London, and Wendell Giacomo …read more

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Goiti Yamauchi won't call out anyone, but he wants a 'good opponent' to elevate him in Bellator rankings

HONOLULU – Goiti Yamauchi is off to a great start after making his welterweight debut at Bellator 279.
Yamauchi (27-5 MMA, 13-4 BMMA) submitted Levan Chokheli in the first round Saturday at Neal …read more

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Sonnen Suggests Covington Won’t Accept Chimaev Fight

Chael Sonnen doesn’t believe welterweight star Colby Covington will accept a much-discussed fight against rising contender Khamzat Chimaev.

At UFC 273 earlier this month, Chimaev cemented his status as a legitimate …read more

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Dean Barry accuses Mike Jackson of exaggerating fouls: 'He took the easy way out'

Dean Barry is not buying that his opponent Mike Jackson was unable to continue fighting.
The UFC newcomer thinks Jackson exaggerated the fouls sustained during their welterweight contest at Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Dustin Poirier wants to fight, former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns raises hand

Two of the biggest names in the UFC need opponents.
Former lightweight interim champion Dustin Poirier has been searching for a fight since his undisputed title challenge at UFC 269 against …read more

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Usman Is Happy With “Spectacular” Growth In Nigerian Fight Promotion

Kamaru Usman’s fight promotion based in Nigeria, Face-Off Fight Night, gained significant popularity since its inaugural event on January 7.

The welterweight champion has seen nothing short of success in …read more

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Joe Rogan: Conor McGregor needs a ‘tune-up’ fight before Kamaru Usman

All signs are pointing towards a fight with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for former double champion Conor McGregor’s return fight.

But not everyone is happy about that.

“If Conor …read more

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Goiti Yamauchi: 'Health and performance' triggered move to welterweight at Bellator 279 despite lightweight success

HONOLULU – Goiti Yamauchi competed much of his career at lightweight, but not any more.
A staple of the division, Yamauchi (26-5 MMA, 12-4 BMMA) seldom lost fights at 155 pounds, …read more

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Rogan thinks Usman boxing Canelo would be an ‘invaluable experience’ for him

Joe Rogan interviews Kamaru Usman at the UFC 245 weigh-ins ahead of his welterweight title fight against Colby Covington. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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‘I don’t think sh-t of him’ — Jorge Masvidal not sold on Khamzat Chimaev

Jorge Masvidal speaks to reporters at the UFC 261 pre-fight press conference ahead of his welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
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Hardy Returns, Fights Sanchez In July

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Tyron Woodley out, Diego Sanchez in.
Former welterweight title contender Dan Hardy will make his long-awaited return to combat sports …read more

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‘I was f-cking irate’ — Masvidal breaks silence on loss to Covington

Jorge Masvidal makes his walk to the cage prior to his welterweight grudge match with Colby Covington at UFC 272. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Daniel Cormier: 'Dark Horse' Sean Brady deserves big opportunity vs. Vicente Luque

With the welterweight division booming, Daniel Cormier thinks one particular fighter needs to be included in the mix.
New contenders such as Khamzat Chimaev and Belal Muhammad have emerged in the …read more

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Masvidal: Usman ‘Not A Legit Striker’

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Jorge Masvidal had two chances to defeat reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman but came up short in both attempts. In …read more

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Kenny Florian: Belal Muhammad matches up better with Colby Covington than Gilbert Burns

Kenny Florian likes Belal Muhammad’s chances against Colby Covington more than he does Gilbert Burns.
Muhammad (21-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) entered the UFC’s official top five welterweight rankings after avenging his …read more

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Video: What should be next for Belal Muhammad after defeating Vicente Luque at UFC on ESPN 34?

Belal Muhammad finds himself in a good spot after defeating Vicente Luque at UFC on ESPN 34.
The welterweight division’s title picture isn’t exactly clear at the moment with a number …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, April 19: Patricio 'Pitbull' enters pound-for-pound

The men’s featherweight and welterweight divisions saw key names on the move following Bellator 277 and UFC on ESPN 34.
Patricio Freire reclaimed the Bellator featherweight title by handing A.J. McKee …read more

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Russia-Ukraine War: MMA Champ Shares Harrowing Details Of Fighting

Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov continues to fight in Ukraine during the war in Europe.

The welterweight champion was set to fight against Michael Page next month for his first title defense. …read more

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Chimaev Opens Up On UFC 273 Disappointment In Behind-The-Scenes Video

Khamzat Chimaev is looking back at his UFC 273 performance.

Rising welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev has never been closer to a UFC title shot before. His performance and win over Gilbert …read more

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Darren Till admits Israel Adesanya fight 'a long way off' but knows he can beat him

Darren Till acknowledges that his road to UFC gold will take longer than anticipated, but he won’t be discouraged.
Till rose to a welterweight title shot against Tyron Woodley in 2018, …read more

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Mike Malott grateful for ‘emotional couple of days’ after UFC 273 debut: ‘I did not expect this kind of response’

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Mike Malott’s UFC debut resonated in the MMA community more than he ever expected.
The veteran welterweight captured the sport’s attention …read more

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What’s next for Belal Muhammad and Vicente Luque after UFC Vegas 51?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 51, a welterweight rematch between Belal Muhammad and Vicente Luque headlined the card.
Muhammad entered the fight coming off a dominant decision win over …read more

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Usman open to title fight against ‘loudmouth’ Irish guy McGregor

Kamaru Usman smiles at Colby Covington during their welterweight title fight at UFC 268. | Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Kamaru Usman wouldn’t say no …read more

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Ian Garry considers it ‘irrelevant’ who he fights next: ‘I’m the superstar kid’

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Ian Garry is one of the welterweight division’s brightest prospects, and many would like to know who he’s fighting next.
Don’t …read more

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Gilbert Burns: I’ll Fight Nate Diaz With No-Takedown Stipulation

Gilbert Burns is looking for a big-name fight next.

Gilbert Burns has shown that he belongs at the top of the welterweight division. He is a former title challenger and he …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Belal Muhammad, Vicente Luque after UFC on ESPN 34?

UFC on ESPN 34 was a critical night for the welterweight division, because two highly ranked names in Belal Muhammad and Vicente Luque clashed in the main event at the …read more

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Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson scratched from Bellator 281

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Douglas Lima and Jason Jackson will not be competing next month.
The welterweight contenders were scheduled to fight at …read more

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Bellator 281 loses Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson co-main event

A little over a month away, Bellator 281 has taken a significant hit.
A pivotal welterweight clash between former champion Douglas Lima and surging contender Jason Jackson is off the May …read more

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Belal Muhammad puts Khamzat Chimaev, Colby Covington, rest of division on notice after UFC on ESPN 34

LAS VEGAS – Belal Muhammad is ready to take on the top of the welterweight division after his performance at UFC on ESPN 34.
Muhammad (21-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) defeated Vicente …read more

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UFC Vegas 51 Bonus Report: Drakkar Klose one of four winners

The Octagon returned to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 51 event, a fourteen-bout fight card headlined by Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad 2.
The highly anticipated welterweight main event resulted in …read more

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Twitter reacts to Belal Muhammad's sound victory over Vicente Luque in UFC on ESPN 34 headliner

Belal Muhammad continued his winning ways Saturday night at UFC on ESPN 34, defeating Vicente Luque by unanimous decision in the main event between welterweight contenders at the UFC Apex …read more

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Fighters React To Muhammad Outworking Luque At UFC Vegas 51

Belal Muhammad edged closer to a welterweight title shot by earning a unanimous decision win over Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 51 this evening.

Both men had their moments …read more

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UFC Vegas 51 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Vicente Luque (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 51 event is headlined by a welterweight rematch between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad.
Luque (21-7-1 MMA) and Muhammad (20-3 MMA) originally collided at UFC 205 in November …read more

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Pros react after Belal Muhammad defeats Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 51

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 51 event was headlined by a welterweight rematch between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad.
Luque (21-8-1 MMA) and Muhammad (21-3 MMA) had originally collided way back at UFC …read more

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Luque Predicts Late Finish Over ‘Super Tough’ Muhammad

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A very important welterweight clash will unfold later tonight (Sat., April 16, 2022) at UFC Vegas 51 live on ESPN/ESPN+ …read more

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Muhammad Welcomes Covington Fight: ‘He’s Literally A Piece Of Trash’

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Belal Muhammad has a big opportunity to launch himself into the UFC’s welterweight top five if he’s able to take …read more

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Sonnen Believes Covington Needs Guaranteed Title Shot To Book Khamzat Fight

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Plans are already in motion to potentially book a high-profile clash between welterweight contenders Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev, but …read more

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UFC on ESPN 34 weigh-in faceoffs video, photo gallery

LAS VEGAS – All the pre-fight activities are in the books for UFC on ESPN 34 following Friday’s official weigh-ins and fighter faceoffs.
In the main event, welterweight contenders Vicente Luque (21-7-1 …read more

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UFC Vegas 51: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 Face-offs Video

Following Friday’s UFC Vegas 51 official weigh-in, the athletes faced off with their opponents at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The event is headlined by a welterweight rematch between No. …read more

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UFC Vegas 51: Luque vs. Muhammad Weigh-in Results: One fighter misses weight

The athletes competing on Saturday’s UFC Vegas 51 fight card at UFC Apex in Las Vegas officially weighed in on Friday morning.

The event is headlined by a welterweight rematch between …read more

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Belal Muhammad rips Colby Covington for avoiding the top-ranked welterweights: “He’s one of those guys who thinks he’s owed something”

Belal Muhammad doesn’t think Colby Covington is actually interested in fighting top contenders at welterweight. Muhammad is set to headline UFC Vegas 51 in a welterweight rematch against Vicente Luque. …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad 2

In the main event of UFC Vegas 51, a welterweight rematch between Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad headlines the card. Heading into the fight, Luque is a -170 favorite while …read more

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Usman’s Manager Discusses Likelihood Of Chimaev Title Fight

Kamaru Usman could face Khamzat Chimaev next with a win over Leon Edwards, according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz.

Usman is expected to return this summer to defend his welterweight title …read more

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Fabia Accuses UFC Of Sabotaging Sanchez: They Wanted To Retire Him

Diego Sanchez’s former coach and mentor Joshua Fabia has accused the UFC of attempting to set up a reason to retire the welterweight veteran during his latter years in the …read more

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‘Borz’ Bags $10k From Rogan’s Dog Pound

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To the victor belong the spoils.
Undefeated welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev captured a close decision victory over Gilbert Burns at the …read more

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Henry Cejudo Advises Khamzat Chimaev To Avoid UFC Burnout

Former UFC champion Henry Cejudo thinks that upstart welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev may be training too hard for his own good.

Chimaev earned a unanimous decision win over former title challenger …read more

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Adesanya Says Usman Is The Best Pound-For-Pounder Fighter In MMA

Israel Adesanya believes Kamaru Usman is the clear pound-for-pound best in MMA.

Usman is the current welterweight champion and is undefeated in the UFC, including defending his title five times. He …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, April 12: Chimaev takes big leap, Sterling enters P4P

The men’s welterweight division and the pound for pound list saw a few major moves following UFC 273 in this week’s rankings update.
Entering the week in an honorable mention slot, …read more

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Cannonier Backs Himself In Potential Chimaev Fight Down The Line

UFC middleweight contender Jared Cannonier is confident he’d be able to dispatch rising welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev inside the Octagon.

Chimaev moved a significant step closer to achieving his grand aspirations …read more

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Former UFC fighter Brian Stann shares some advice for Khamzat Chimaev: “Don’t be in such a rush”

Brian Stann has some advice for Khamzat Chimaev who has just come off a victory lap at UFC 273 by defeating Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout. It was Burns …read more

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UFC decides not to re-sign welterweight Oliveira

The UFC has decided not to re-sign Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira, an exciting fan favorite in the welterweight division, officials confirmed with ESPN on Monday. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 34 news: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos withdraws from fight against Mounir Lazzez

UFC on ESPN 34 has lost a fun matchup.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos(23-7 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has withdrawn from Saturday’s welterweight matchup against Mounir Lazzez (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the UFC Apex …read more

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On To the Next One: Matches to make after UFC 273

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While Khamzat Chimaev proved that he belongs with the best in the welterweight division, he’ll more than likely have to get a victory …read more

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White: You’re Out Of Your Mind If You Criticize Chimaev’s UFC 273 Win

UFC President Dana White thinks rising welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev proved a lot about his skillset at UFC 273.

Chimaev outlasted Gilbert Burns in a three-round war at UFC 273. It …read more

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Dana White reacts to Khamzat Chimaev defeating Gilbert Burns at UFC 273

UFC President Dana White has shared his thoughts on tonight’s welterweight slugfest between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns. Chimaev (11-0 MMA) and Burns (20-5 MMA) squared off as the third …read more

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Pros react after Khamzat Chimaev defeats Gilbert Burns at UFC 273

Tonight’s UFC 273 event featured a highly anticipated welterweight bout between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns. Chimaev (11-0 MMA) was looking to improve his Octagon record to 5-0 with a …read more

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UFC 273 Results: Khamzat Chimaev defeats Gilbert Burns (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC 273 event features a highly anticipated welterweight bout featuring Khamzat Chimaev taking on Gilbert Burns. Chimaev (10-0 MMA) has gone 4-0 inside of the Octagon since bursting on …read more

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UFC 273: Belal Muhammad thinks Gilbert Burns will finish Khamzat Chimaev in second round

Belal Muhammad is making a bold prediction for Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev.
Muhammad (20-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC), who will have his eyes fixed on Saturday’s welterweight showdown between Burns and …read more

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Dana White says Khamzat Chimaev will likely face Colby Covington next with a win at UFC 273

UFC 273 may feature two title bouts, but the welterweight match between No. 2 ranked Gilbert Burns and undefeated Khamzat Chimaev has generated the biggest buzz.

Chimaev (10-0) has finished every …read more

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White: UFC Targeting Colby Vs. Khamzat On ABC

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has big plans for Khamzat Chimaev if the undefeated welterweight sensation is able to get past …read more

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Dana White: If Khamzat Chimaev wins at UFC 273, ‘we see him and Colby Covington next’

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Khamzat Chimaev could be in line for another test against one of the top contenders in the welterweight division if …read more

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UFC 273 video: Gilbert Burns, Khamzat Chimaev make weight for highly anticipated clash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The highly anticipated welterweight matchup between Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev is official for the the UFC 273 featured fight after both men made weight Friday.
Burns (20-4 …read more

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