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Daniel Cormier: 'No one has done more with less than Colby Covington' ahead of UFC 296 title shot

Daniel Cormier thinks Colby Covington has overachieved in his MMA career.
Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) challenges welterweight champion Leon Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) in the UFC 296 headliner Dec. …read more

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Colby Covington ahead of UFC 296: Leon Edwards 'the biggest cheater the sport's ever known'

Colby Covington accuses Leon Edwards of being a dirty fighter.
Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) challenges welterweight champion Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) in the UFC 296 main event on Dec. …read more

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Gilbert Burns Comes to the defense of ian garry and his wife amid drama: ‘If it works for them, whatever’

Amid all the recent drama and backlash, Ian Garry has seemingly found an ally in welterweight standout Gilbert Burns.

Garry has been the subject of many headlines over the last …read more

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Colby Covington reflects on 'easy fight' vs. Jorge Masvidal: 'Been big-brothering that guy my whole life'

Colby Covington’s most recent UFC appearance was a dominant one.
Former interim welterweight champion Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) hasn’t competed since a lopsided unanimous decision win over former friend-turned-enemy Jorge …read more

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Stephen Thompson calls out UFC welterweight champ Leon Edwards for his 'crap' middleweight aspirations

Stephen Thompson thinks Leon Edwards is getting too ahead of himself by chasing dual-champion status.
Welterweight champion Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC), who will attempt to make his second title defense …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev set for surgery amid hand injury, promises dominant UFC return: ‘Come back, smash somebody’

Despite initial optimism how undefeated middleweight contender, Khamzat Chimaev may avoid surgery to address a ligament injury in his hand following his decision win over former welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum opens up on UFC on ESPN 52 loss to Sean Brady: 'I'm 100X better than what I showed tonight'

Kelvin Gastelum’s return to welterweight didn’t go as planned.
Gastelum (18-9 MMA, 12-9 UFC) was suffocated and submitted by Sean Brady (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) on this past Saturday’s UFC on …read more

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UFC Austin Winner Sean Brady Believes ‘Wack’ Ian Garry is the ‘Easiest fight’ in the welterweight division

You can add Sean Brady to the growing list of fighters who are tired of Ian Garry’s bullsh*t.

Making his first appearance inside the Octagon in more than a year, …read more

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Colby Covington makes case for ‘Dream’ fight with Conor McGregor after UFC 296: ‘I’d love to lock horns with him’

Ahead of his return to the Octagon this month at UFC 296, former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington claims he would love to pursue an eventual “dream” fight with ex-two-weight …read more

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UFC's Colby Covington reveals dream fights – including 'the one that got me kicked out of my old gym'

Colby Covington has a list of fighters he hopes to cross paths with he calls it a career.
Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) challenges welterweight champion Leon Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 …read more

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Alex Pereira backed to headline UFC 300 in trilogy title fight with foe Israel Adesanya: ‘He seems to want it’

Undisputed light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira has been tipped to headline UFC 300 next year in a trilogy rubber match title fight against Israel Adesanya by former welterweight star, Ben …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum determined to maximize potential with welterweight drop: 'I don't want to have any regrets'

Kelvin Gastelum wants to be UFC champion. More than that, he wants to have a clean conscience.
Yes, Gastelum (18-8 MMA, 12-8 UFC) overall has been successful in the world of …read more

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Pic! Gastelum Shows Off Shredded Physique In Side-By-Side

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Kelvin Gastelum will be stepping back inside of the Octagon as a welterweight tomorrow night (Sat., Dec. …read more

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Ian Garry Sends a word of warning to UFC Champ Sean Strickland, teases potential move to middleweight

Rising contender Ian Garry may have to make a pitstop in the middleweight division before continuing his ascent up the welterweight ladder.

Ian Garry has been the subject of much controversy …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum claims welterweight “has always been my division” ahead of return at UFC Austin

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Colby Covington chomps for fight with arch rival Dustin Poirier after UFC 296: ‘He got me kicked out of my old gym’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington remains keen on settling his long-standing rivalry with former interim lightweight titleholder, Dustin Poirier after the conclusion of his UFC 296 return next month …read more

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Welterweight doing wonders for Kelvin Gastelum before UFC on ESPN 52: 'I haven't felt this great in years'

AUSTIN, Texas – It’s back to welterweight for Kelvin Gastleum, who plans to stay in the division he considers his own.
Take him at his word and Gastelum (18-8 MMA, 12-8 …read more

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Colby Covington eyes dream title fight with Islam Makhachev after UFC 296 return: ‘It’s the Rocky IV theme’

Ahead of his Octagon return at UFC 296 next month, incoming welterweight title challenger, Colby Covington has noted his interest in a title fight showdown with current lightweight champion, Islam …read more

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Michael Bisping: UFC 296 is Colby Covington's last chance at title, which makes him 'very, very dangerous'

Michael Bisping sees UFC 296 as Colby Covington’s final opportunity at becoming champion.
Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) challenges Leon Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) for the welterweight title in the …read more

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Colby Covington branded as ‘Very dangerous’ threat to Leon Edwards at UFC 296: ‘He wants to become champion’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has been labelled as a serious threat to incumbent division kingpin, Leon Edwards at UFC 296 next month by former middleweight champion and Hall …read more

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Michael Morales Wants To Fight Ian Garry: ‘There’s Nothing I Like About Him’

Michael Morales doesn’t like anything about fellow welterweight contender Ian Garry. …read more

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Colby Covington mocks Leon Edwards ahead of UFC 296 title fight: ‘I’m taking that belt back to America, junior’

Less than a month out from their UFC 296 title fight headliner in December, former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has vowed to bring the undisputed crown back to the …read more

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Fight Night HQ: Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy, Welterweight Final | 2023 PFL Championship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The PFL will crown its next $1 million welterweight winner Friday.
No. 1 seed Magomed Magomedkerimov (33-6) meets No. 3 Sadibou Sy (16-6-2) in the 170-pound season championship at …read more

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Colby Covington vows to finish Leon Edwards at UFC 296: ‘He’s going to get broken by the American dream’

Ahead of his undisputed welterweight title fight with long-time rival, Leon Edwards at UFC 296 next month, former interim champion, Colby Covington claims he will break the Birmingham native, insisting …read more

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Jason Jackson says mindset won the welterweight belt at Bellator 301: “He was scared”

“I showed up” …read more

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Ian Machado Garry issues warning to Vicente Luque ahead of UFC 297 fight, compares himself to God

Hitting headlines in the weeks leading up to his high-stakes clash with Kill Cliff FC teammate, Vicente Luque at UFC 297 next month, undefeated welterweight contender, Ian Machado Garry has …read more

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UFC Fight Night 232 video: Myktybek Orolbai debuts with suffocating stoppage of Uros Medic

There’s another promising international addition to the welterweight division after Myktybek Orolbai’s sensational debut against Uros Medic at UFC Fight Night 232.
Kyrgyzstan’s Orolbai (12-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his first …read more

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Jackson shocks unbeaten champ Amosov by TKO

Jason Jackson stunned undefeated champion Yaroslav Amosov by TKO in Round 3 to become the new welterweight champion at Bellator 301. …read more

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Bellator 301 weigh-in video

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MMA Fighting has Bellator 301 weigh-in video Thursday afternoon in Chicago.
Two titles are on the line, with dominant welterweight champion Yaroslav …read more

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Colby Covington backed to KO rival Leon Edwards in UFC 296 title fight: ‘He’s amazing, he’s hungrier than ever’

Set to return to the Octagon for the first time since March of last year next month, former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has been backed to not just beat, …read more

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Jake Matthews: Win over Michael Morales 'definitely deserves' ranked opponent next

LAS VEGAS – Jake Matthews wants to get a crack at the top 15 of the UFC’s welterweight division, and he believes a win in his next bout will get …read more

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Edwards Getting KTFO By KOvington

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Top-ranked 170-pound contender Colby Covington already had two chances to win the welterweight title but failed both times, thanks to …read more

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Mike Malott plans to take Neil Magny's ranking at UFC 297: 'I see various paths to a finish'

TORONTO – Mike Malott sees his UFC 297 fight vs. Neil Magny as his chance to break into the welterweight rankings and take his career to the next level.
After opening …read more

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Leon Edwards Eyes Middleweight Title Bid Following UFC 296

Leon Edwards claims there is no one exciting enough left for him at welterweight after his upcoming title defense against Colby Covington at UFC 296 on Dec. 16. …read more

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Baddy: ‘Rocky’ KOed Garry In Training

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Ian Garry has the opportunity to blast his way into the welterweight title conversation with a victory …read more

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Leon Edwards Eyeing Two-Division Glory, Plans to Challenge winner of Strickland vs. Du Plessis

Leon Edwards has high hopes of one day joining the UFC’s elite list of two-division titleholders.

On December 16, the reigning welterweight world champion will return to the Octagon to defend …read more

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UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington main card announced

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Leon Edwards and Colby Covington duel atop a lineup packed with welterweight contenders.
During Saturday’s UFC 295 broadcast, …read more

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Video – Crowd laugh at Dillon Danis’ offer to fight Islam Makhachev in First UFC fight: ‘If I lose, I lose’

Continually clamouring for an opportunity to compete under the UFC banner, outspoken undefeated welterweight, Dillon Danis has claimed he would make his Octagon debut against undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev …read more

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Robert Whittaker wants to fight Kamaru Usman

Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is eyeing a fight with former welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman for early next year.  
“Definitely the Usman fight interests me, because I just think we’re both …read more

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Robert Whittaker still chasing fight with Kamaru Usman in March return to UFC: ‘We’re both top of the food chain’

Former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker has sights fixed firmly still on securing a fight with former welterweight titleholder and prior pound-for-pound number one, Kamaru Usman, as he eyes a …read more

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Conor McGregor offers chilling preview of UFC fight with Michael Chandler: ‘I’m coming back for my 20th professional KO’

Expected to make his return to the Octagon next year for a blockbuster welterweight fight against Michael Chandler, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor has vowed to rack up his twentieth …read more

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Thompson ‘Settled Everything’ With UFC

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Michel Pereira missed the welterweight mark for his Stephen Thompson fight at UFC 291 back in July and “Wonderboy” refused …read more

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Belal Muhammad tipped to land championship fight next ahead of UFC 296: ‘Nothing else makes sense’

Belal Muhammad’s manager is adamant that nothing besides a title shot for the UFC’s welterweight gold makes sense for his fighter.

Colby Covington and Leon Edwards are set to throw …read more

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Manager: Belal Muhammad fighting for welterweight title next, ‘nothing else makes sense for him’

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Belal Muhammad will keep a close eye on the welterweight title fight headlining UFC 296 with plans to challenge the …read more

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Dustin Poirier rules out rumored welterweight move in UFC return, currently walking around at 172 pounds

Amid his continued absence from the Octagon following a July knockout loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 in Salt Lake City, former interim lightweight champion and division staple, Dustin …read more

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Kamaru Usman weighs up continued run at middleweight after UFC 294 return: ‘185 looked good on me’

Despite falling short in his middleweight divisional debut earlier this month in the co-main event of UFC 294 against the unbeaten, Khamzat Chimaev, former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman admits …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev reflects on UFC 294 win: ‘I will show everybody that I’m the hardest fighter in the world’

Off the back of his close, majority decision win over former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman in the co-main event of UFC 294 last weekend in Abu Dhabi, UAE – …read more

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Robert Whittaker offers to fight Kamaru Usman after UFC 294 loss: ‘Stick around, It’s fun up here, mate’

Remaining in contender limbo amid his title-eliminator knockout loss to Dricus du Plessis back in July, former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker has urged former welterweight kingpin, Kamaru Usman to stay …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev lands at #9 in middleweight division in new UFC rankings update ahead of title fight

Off the back of his close, majority decision win over former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman in an officially billed championship-eliminator at UFC 294 over the course of last weekend, …read more

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Sean Strickland says Khamzat Chimaev doesn't deserve title shot, Chimaev responds

Khamzat Chimaev earned a middleweight title shot with his UFC 294 decision win over former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.  Following the fight, middleweight titleholder Sean Strickland did an interview and said Chimaev doesn’t …read more

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Report – Jake Paul accepts offer to fight Nate Diaz in MMA rematch under PFL banner

Professional boxer, Jake Paul has reportedly agreed to an offer from the PFL (Professional Fighters League) to fight former UFC lightweight title challenger and welterweight contender, Nate Diaz in a …read more

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Sean Strickland discusses potential title fight with Khamzat Chimaev: “Getting a decision with a welterweight off the couch is not f**king earning it”

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Khamzat Chimaev opens as betting favorite to defeat Sean Strickland in title fight after UFC 294 win

Off the back of his close, majority decision win over former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman in the co-main event of UFC 294 last night, Khamzat Chimaev has opened as …read more

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Kamaru Usman plans middleweight stay after UFC 294 loss: ‘I’ll take Dricus du Plessis at UFC 300, why not?’

Suffering a close majority decision loss to Khamzat Chimaev in his middleweight divisional bow tonight in the co-main event of UFC 294, former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has announced …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev reveals he fractured right hand against Kamaru Usman at UFC 294, unable to wrestle in fight

Off the back of his close victory over former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman tonight in the co-main event of UFC 294, streaking middleweight contender, Khamzat Chimaev has claimed he …read more

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YAWN! Du Plessis Unimpressed by Khamzat-Usman

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Khamzat Chimaev just earned himself a middleweight title shot.
“Borz” defeated former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the …read more

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UFC 294 results: Khamzat Chimaev's grappling attack earns majority nod over Kamaru Usman

Khamzat Chimaev was simply too much for former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to handle on short notice.
After losing his original opponent Paulo Costa due to a staph infection, Chimaev (13-0 …read more

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Social media reacts to Khamzat Chimaev's win over short-notice Kamaru Usman at UFC 294

Khamzat Chimaev made a major splash in his return to the middleweight division on Saturday when he bested former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the UFC 294 co-main event.
Chimaev (13-0 …read more

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Islam Makhachev serious about pursuing welterweight title, hopes Colby Covington wins at UFC 296

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Islam Makhachev knows winning a bunch of rematches won’t necessarily help him create the legacy he wants …read more

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UFC 294 video: Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev final faceoff for title eliminator

ABU DHABI – Kamaru Usman and Khamzat Chimaev got one last look at each other before sharing the octagon at UFC 294 during ceremonial weigh-ins.
Former welterweight champion Usman (20-3 MMA, …read more

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Islam Makhachev echoes calls for welterweight title fight after UFC 294 return: ‘I want to be double champion’

Still with it all to do this weekend in the Middle East, undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev has plans to definitely challenge for gold a division higher, following his title …read more

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Kamaru Usman brands himself ‘Nightmare’ title fight for Sean Strickland ahead of UFC 294 return

Already holding a one-sided unanimous decision win over Sean Strickland all the way back in 2017, former welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has admitted that while the incumbent middleweight best has …read more

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Kamaru Usman addresses rumors about his knee ahead of UFC 294

During Wednesday’s UFC 294 Open Workouts, former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman slammed training partner Justin Gaethje.  After the slam, Gaethje asked Usman if he was okay.  Usman seemingly responded, “Something popped.”  Almost …read more

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Conor McGregor picked to fight for title with UFC win over Michael Chandler: ‘He’s the biggest star in the sport’

Amid links to a return to the Octagon next year in a welterweight fight against Michael Chandler, ex-two-weight champion, Conor McGregor has been backed to likely earn a title fight …read more

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Kamaru Usman denies suffering knee injury during UFC 294 open workout: ‘How could you hear what I said?’

Former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has questioned how fans and viewers could have heard his brief conversaiton with Justin Gaethje following an apparent injury suffered at his UFC 294 …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev: 'I'm levels above Sean Strickland'

If Khamzat Chimaev can get past former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the UFC 294 co-main event on Saturday, he’ll fight for the 185-pound title against champion Sean Strickland.
Chimaev was originally slated to …read more

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UFC free fight: Kamaru Usman outlasts heated-rival Colby Covington in rematch

Kamaru Usman’s most recent UFC win was a big one.
Back in November 2021, Usman defeated heated rival Colby Covington in a welterweight championship rematch that headlined UFC 268 in New …read more

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Kamaru Usman Plans to Return to Welterweight, Hopes to Retire as Double Champ

Kamaru Usman is by no means leaving the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division for good, even as he steps up for a short-notice middleweight debut. …read more

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Kamaru Usman planning duel title run after UFC 294 fight return: ‘I’ve always wanted to be champ-Champ’

Slated to make a short-notice return to the Octagon next weekend in the co-main event of UFC 294, former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has announced plans for reigns atop …read more

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UFC legend Pat Miletich quits on his stool after going up two rounds against Mike Jackson

On Saturday night, MMA pioneer Pat Miletich returned to action with mixed results.

Miletich, 55, who is best known for being the UFC’s inaugural welterweight world champion, stepped inside the …read more

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UFC Fight Night 230 video: Michel Pereira runs through Andre Petroski in 185-pound debut

Michel Pereira made a statement in his middleweight debut on Saturday when he steamrolled Andre Petroski at UFC Fight Night 230.
After weight-cutting issues forced him up from welterweight, Pereira (28-11 …read more

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Kamaru Usman details how mega fight with Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 got made: ‘No one talked me out of it’

Set to make an impromptu return to the Octagon next weekend in the co-main event of UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, UAE – former undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has …read more

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UFC 202 Results: Donald Cerrone TKO’s Rick Story

A key welterweight bout between Rick Story and Donald Cerrone took place on tonight’s UFC 202 main card in Las Vegas.
Round one begins and Story presses forward and misses with …read more

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