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Mateusz Gamrot questions Charles Oliveira for ignoring his recent lightweight callout, blasts Oliveira’s welterweight pursuit

Gamrot doubles down 

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Charles Oliveira welcomes welterweight move in fight with Colby Covington: ‘He’s a guy who talks a lot’
Charles Oliveira welcomes welterweight move in fight with Colby Covington: ‘He’s a guy who talks a lot’

Charles Oliveira may be ready for a change in scenery, and a move up to the welterweight division could… 

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Rafael dos Anjos requests to be removed from UFC lightweight rankings, eyes welterweight return in July
Rafael dos Anjos requests to be removed from UFC lightweight rankings, eyes welterweight return in July

Former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos wants to ride out the rest of his career at welterweight. 

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Ex-Champion Rafael dos Anjos slams door on 155lbs future, eyes July fight in welterweight return
Ex-Champion Rafael dos Anjos slams door on 155lbs future, eyes July fight in welterweight return

Former undisputed lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos has shut the proverbial door on his future in the division –… 

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, May 14: Joaquin Buckley making waves at welterweight
USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, May 14: Joaquin Buckley making waves at welterweight

Check out the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings following UFC on ESPN 56 in St. Louis. 

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Joaquin Buckley takes aim at former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns following UFC St. Louis

Wow 

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UFC on ESPN 56 loses welterweight bout for ‘medical reasons’
UFC on ESPN 56 loses welterweight bout for ‘medical reasons’

Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 56 in St. Louis has a shorter lineup as one fight was canceled during Friday’s weigh-in window. 

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Nursulton Ruziboev says welterweight easy cut for UFC on ESPN 56, still wants middleweight fights

Just like he did throughout his career, Nursulton Ruziboev hopes he can bounce around weight classes in the UFC. 

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Charles Oliveira open to moving up to welterweight for a “big fight” after UFC 300 loss

Welterweight 

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Charles Oliveira weighs up welterweight leap after UFC 300 defeat: ‘Why not move up and do a big fight?’
Charles Oliveira weighs up welterweight leap after UFC 300 defeat: ‘Why not move up and do a big fight?’

With desired opponent, Justin Gaethje confirming plans to take a lengthy hiatus from the Octagon after his loss earlier… 

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Charles Oliveira open to ‘big fight’ at welterweight after UFC 300 loss: ‘Why not?’
Charles Oliveira open to ‘big fight’ at welterweight after UFC 300 loss: ‘Why not?’

Charles Oliveira | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Charles Oliveira is both anxious to fight again and ready to negotiate his UFC next move. The… 

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Joaquin Buckley booked for UFC St. Louis co-main event against streaking welterweight contender

Buckley gets his wish 

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PFL Week 3 predictions: Who are our unanimous picks at welterweight, featherweight in Chicago?
PFL Week 3 predictions: Who are our unanimous picks at welterweight, featherweight in Chicago?

Check out our staff members’ picks and analysis for PFL Week 3 in Chicago. 

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Official – Conor McGregor set to fight fierce rival Michael Chandler at UFC 303 in welterweight return
Official – Conor McGregor set to fight fierce rival Michael Chandler at UFC 303 in welterweight return

The long-anticipated grudge fight between former two-division champion, Conor McGregor, and former lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler is finally… 

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The Mac is Back: Conor McGregor returns to headline UFC 303 against Michael Chandler at welterweight
The Mac is Back: Conor McGregor returns to headline UFC 303 against Michael Chandler at welterweight

It’s finally set. Conor McGregor and Micahel Chandler will headline International Fight Week at UFC 303 in Las Vegas. 

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Tye Ruotolo taps out Aussie standout Izaak Michell to retain his welterweight title – ONE Fight Night 21 Highlights
Tye Ruotolo taps out Aussie standout Izaak Michell to retain his welterweight title – ONE Fight Night 21 Highlights

Five months removed from his ONE welterweight submission grappling world title-winning performance against Magomed Abdulkadirov, Tye Ruotolo returned to… 

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UFC on ESPN 54 winner Chidi Njokuani relieved by successful welterweight return on last fight of contract

Chidi Njokuani went into UFC on ESPN 54 with his back against the wall and is happy to come out on top. 

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Fans react after Dana White suggests that Kamaru Usman surpassed Georges St-Pierre as the greatest welterweight of all time: “Usman hasn’t even surpassed Matt Hughes”

Is he right? 

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Dana White says “you cannot deny” Kamaru Usman is the greatest welterweight of all time

GOAT 

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Kamaru Usman branded the best welterweight of all time by UFC brass: ‘You cannot deny that, he’s the greatest’
Kamaru Usman branded the best welterweight of all time by UFC brass: ‘You cannot deny that, he’s the greatest’

While many fans likely place former two-weight champion, Georges St-Pierre atop their respective lists as the greatest welterweight fighter… 

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, March 12: Jack Della Maddalena enters welterweight top 10
USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, March 12: Jack Della Maddalena enters welterweight top 10

Check out the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings following UFC 299 in Miami. 

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Kamaru Usman vows to reclaim UFC throne: ‘If I want to, I will be the welterweight champion again’
Kamaru Usman vows to reclaim UFC throne: ‘If I want to, I will be the welterweight champion again’

Former undisputed welterweight champion and pound-for-pound number one, Kamaru Usman has claimed that if he wants to reclaim the… 

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Kamaru Usman wants five-round rematch with Khamzat Chimaev, not ruling out return to welterweight

Kamaru Usman is keeping his options open at both middleweight and welterweight. 

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Islam Makhachev plotting welterweight title charge in UFC return: ‘I’m hoping he will fight at Madison Square Garden’
Islam Makhachev plotting welterweight title charge in UFC return: ‘I’m hoping he will fight at Madison Square Garden’

Coach of Islam Makhachev, Javier Mendez lays out the 2024 plan for the reigning lightweight champion. After firmly closing… 

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Morning Report: Coach lays out fight roadmap for Islam Makhachev, wants welterweight title in 2025
Morning Report: Coach lays out fight roadmap for Islam Makhachev, wants welterweight title in 2025

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Islam Makhachev is still awaiting his next challenger at lightweight. The reigning champion of the consistently talent-rich… 

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Video – Paulo Costa pushes Ian Garry off stage after flipping off fans during UFC 298 press conference

Former has emerged overnight of former middleweight championship challenger, Paulo Costa pushing unbeaten welterweight contender, Ian Garry from the steps of the ceremonial stage following the pre-fight press conference ahead …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards is ‘Top choice’ for UFC 300 main event, DDP vs. Adesanya also rumored

Ariel Helwani dropped a potential bombshell on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, revealing that the UFC is frantically working to put together a welterweight title clash between reigning champion …read more

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Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz full fight video highlights

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Watch Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz full fight video highlights full fight video highlights from their junior welterweight title bout, …read more

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Colby Covington reveals his future plans in the UFC’s welterweight division

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Colby Covington’s No. 1 choice for next fight is Stephen Thompson, also open to Ian Machado Garry or Gilbert Burns

Colby Covington sees multiple options for his next fight, but he prioritizes one over all.
Covington (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to welterweight champion Leon …read more

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Colby Covington remains confident despite lopsided loss at UFC 296: ‘I know I’m the best welterweight on earth’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington claims that despite his championship fight loss to arch-rival, Leon Edwards at UFC 296 back in December, he is still the greatest welterweight fighter …read more

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Colby Covington: ‘I Know I’m the Best Welterweight on Earth’

Despite a lackluster performance in his welterweight title loss to Leon Edwards this past December, Colby Covington claims to be the division’s top dog. …read more

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Colby Covington still longs for UFC gold: ‘I want that welterweight title more than I want to live’

Colby Covington refuses to give up hope of winning the UFC welterweight championship.
Covington (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) revealed that he broke his foot early in his unanimous decision loss to …read more

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Colby Covington shares X-Ray image of fractured foot suffered in UFC 296 title fight loss: ‘I broke it right away’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has provided x-ray images of his fractured foot suffered in the opening round of his UFC 296 title challenge loss to Leon Edwards in …read more

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Colby Covington says he’s “the best welterweight on Earth” despite UFC 296 loss to Leon Edwards

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Randy Brown calls out Michael Chiesa’s inactivity after UFC Fight Night 235: ‘You have to defend your ranking’

LAS VEGAS – Randy Brown has been eagerly awaiting his chance to break into the welterweight rankings, and he might get it after an impressive UFC Fight Night 235 win.
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UFC Vegas 85 video: Themba Gorimbo shouts out The Rock after thunderous 32-second knockout of Pete Rodriguez

Themba Gorimbo only needed 32 seconds to get his first UFC finish.
Gorimbo faced Pete Rodriguez in a welterweight preliminary bout at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 85 event at the APEX. …read more

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BKFC 57 results: Austin Trout sticks and moves on Luis Palomino to win welterweight title

Former WBA boxing champion Austin Trout has added another belt to his mantle by winning the BKFC welterweight title.
Trout stepped into the ring at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & …read more

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Photos – UFC star Kamaru Usman shows off massive physique, targets comeback fight: ‘Patiently waiting’

Former undisputed welterweight champion and pound-for-pound number one, Kamaru Usman appears to be chomping at the bit for his return to the Octagon – with fans noting a massive physique …read more

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UFC Atlantic City Just Lost Its Main Event

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UFC CEO Dana White recently announced the welterweight headliner between 170-pound veterans Sean Brady and Vicente Luque, …read more

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Sean Brady vs. Vicente Luque scrapped from UFC Atlantic City main event

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The upcoming UFC Atlantic City card on March 30 needs a new main event.
The welterweight showdown between Sean Brady and …read more

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Matt Brown expects Kayla Harrison to go through hell making bantamweight: ‘There’s no right way to almost kill yourself’

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Matt Brown has spent almost his entire career competing as a welterweight, but in reality, he knows his body isn’t actually built to …read more

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Neil Magny knew UFC wanted Mike Malott to win: ‘It was very evident what the game plan was’

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Neil Magny knew the script heading into UFC 297.
As a constant presence in the welterweight rankings, the …read more

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Jorge Masvidal opens as betting favorite to beat UFC veteran Nate Diaz in potential boxing rematch in March

Former undisputed welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal has opened and currently remains a betting favorite to beat his fellow UFC alum, Nate Diaz in a potential boxing rematch as soon …read more

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PFL vs. Bellator pay-per-view event loses welterweight title fight

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Sam Patterson revitalized at welterweight, credits Michael ‘Venom’ Page for inspiration

TORONTO – Sam Patterson beat Yohan Lainesse with a first-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 297 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Take a look inside the fight with …read more

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Georges St-Pierre reveals he never received offer to fight at UFC 300: ‘For now, there’s nothing on the radar’

Former undisputed middleweight champion and welterweight titleholder, Georges St-Pierre has revealed he has not been contacted by the organization regarding a stunning return to the Octagon at UFC 300 in …read more

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Sean Strickland: ‘I hate f**king Ian Garry so much’

In December, middleweight champion Sean Strickland posted videos and made comments about rising welterweight star Ian Machado Garry and his wife.  Garry responded but Strickland continues to launch insults Garry’s way.  He …read more

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Mike Malott before UFC 297: Neil Magny offers ‘the most juice for the squeeze’ at welterweight

TORONTO – Mike Malott is fully aware of the opportunity in front of him against Neil Magny at UFC 297.
In his his fourth octagon appearance, Malott (10-1-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) …read more

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Joe Rogan critiques Colby Covington’s UFC 296 performance: ‘He talked so much, he didn’t look good’

Stalwart color-commenator, Joe Rogan has claimed that while in his opinion, former interim welterweight title challenger, Colby Covington is a “master” at irking out his opponents ahead of fight night, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov linked with shocking UFC 300 return in fight against Leon Edwards: ‘Something became available’

Former undisputed lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been linked today with a stunning return to the UFC – in a massive welterweight title siege against undisputed gold holder, Leon Edwards …read more

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UFC Atlantic City main event announced: Sean Brady vs. Vicente Luque

UFC Atlantic City will be headlined by a welterweight contender fight.
Sean Brady and Vicente Luque will collide in a five-round main event atop the UFC Fight Night card March 30 …read more

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UFC rebooks Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov after last-minute cancellation

Less than one month after it suddenly fell through, Randy Brown vs. Muslim Salikhov is back on the UFC schedule.
The welterweight bout now takes place Feb. 3 at UFC Fight …read more

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Report – Jorge Masvidal set for professional boxing rematch with UFC veteran Nate Diaz in March

Former two-time undisputed welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal is reportedly slated to make his first outing in professional boxing later this year – taking on fellow UFC alum, Nate Diaz …read more

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Belal Muhammad vs. Leon Edwards title fight talks heat up: ‘It’s going to be the worst night of his life’

Rumors are beginning to ramp up to begin the year and one fight that could potentially be in the works is another welterweight title defense opportunity for Leon Edwards.
While nothing …read more

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Belal Muhammad draws comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 300 fight: ‘He’s the closest person to him’

Expected to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 300 in April in a championship rematch with undisputed gold holder, Leon Edwards, surging welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad has been …read more

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Henry Cejudo believes Belal Muhammad is at risk of losing the UFC 300 welterweight title fight to Jorge Masvidal

3 piece and a soda …read more

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Jorge Masvidal tipped to snap retirement in title fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 300: ‘It’s all based off marketing’

Despite reports earlier this week detailing how incumbent welterweight champion, Leon Edwards is in line to defend his divisional strap in a rematch against foe, Belal Muhammad at UFC 300 …read more

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Ex-UFC star Jorge Masvidal claims he has ‘Unretired’, sends fans into raptures about potential MMA return in 2024

Former two-time undisputed welterweight champion and symbolic BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal has sent fans into raptures across social media tonight, appearing to call time on his retirement from mixed martial …read more

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Leon Edwards reveals welterweight title defense set for UFC 300

Leon Edwards made a second successful defense of his welterweight strap just two weeks ago and is wasting no time in returning to the octagon.
Having soundly beaten tough contender Colby …read more

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Report – Leon Edwards currently slated to rematch Belal Muhammad in title fight re-Run at uFC 300 in April

According to reports tonight, undisputed welterweight champion, Leon Edwards is currently slated to defend his divisional title in a rematch against the surging number two ranked contender, Belal Muhammad at …read more

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Leon Edwards plans to defend title at UFC 300, also ‘in talks’ to fight in Birmingham

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Leon Edwards has massive plans for 2024.
The reigning welterweight champion was in attendance …read more

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UFC 296 ‘Fight Motion’: Super-slow motion video from the 2023 finale in Las Vegas

The UFC wrapped up its calendar year with UFC 296 two weeks ago in Las Vegas.
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UFC star Leon Edwards receives hero’s welcome in Birmingham return, parades title around Aston Villa pitch

Returning to his native Birmingham for the first time since he successfully defended his undisputed welterweight crown at UFC 296 earlier this month, home town favorite, Leon Edwards paraded his …read more

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Colby Covington hits out at Paddy Pimblett after UFC 296 criticizm: ‘He’ll never be a top-30 fighter’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has claimed nobody would be interested in recent UFC 296 victor, Paddy Pimblett – if the Liverpool native didn’t sport a “bowl” haircut and …read more

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MMA Guru Mesmerized By ‘Mysterious’ Shavkat

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Shavkat Rakhmonov has become the biggest puzzle to solve in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division. His recent …read more

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Leon Edwards – Islam Makhachev super fight axed by veteran UFC favorite: ‘Stay in your freaking divisions’

A much discussed welterweight title fight between Octagon champions, Leon Edwards and his lightweight counterpart, Islam Makhachev has been firmly axed by former lightweight contender turned color-commentator, who urged fighters …read more

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Josh Thomson questions Khamzat Chimaev’s ability amid UFC sidelining: ‘I’m not sold on him yet’

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight contender, Josh Thomson has claimed he not’s entirely sold on the ability or perceived dominance of unbeaten welterweight force, Khamzat Chimaev – as the Chechen-born …read more

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Colby Covington blasts UFC rival Ian Garry, wife, offers to fight him next: ‘I’d be honored to settle that’

Again turning his attention to welterweight contender, Ian Garry and his wife and manager, Layla Anna-Lee – outspoken former interim champion, Colby Covington has offered to “settle” the pair’s rivalry …read more

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Terrance McKinney vs. Sidney Outlaw grappling match added to ADXC 2 on Jan. 19

UFC lightweight Terrance McKinney’s first action of 2024 will come in a grappling match.
McKinney meets Sidney Outlaw in a welterweight grappling match on the main card of ADXC 2 on Jan. …read more

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Jon Anik: Leon Edwards has to ‘beat all of these guys,’ including Belal Muhammad, to be welterweight GOAT

Jon Anik believes UFC champion Leon Edwards should take on all comers if he wants to be considered welterweight great.
Edwards  (22-3 MMA, 14-2 UFC) expressed his desire of surpassing Georges …read more

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Leon Edwards – Shavkat Rakhmonov opens as pick ’em fight amid links to massive UFC title showdown

Both turning in impressive performance en route to respective victories at UFC 296 earlier this month, markets are currently even as pick ‘em between undisputed welterweight champion, Leon Edwards and …read more

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Colby Covington plans US Congress run after MMA career ends: ‘I’m the Donald Trump of the UFC’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has confirmed how once his mixed martial arts career closes, he plans to make a run for a seat in the United States Congress, …read more

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Bo Nickal Believes Khamzat Chimaev would ‘Beat Up’ Leon Edwards in potential title tilt, talks ‘Rocky’ vs. Makhachev

Bo Nickal believes reigning welterweight world champion Leon Edwards would get pummeled by Khamzat Chimaev but expects a potential clash between ‘Rocky’ and Islam Makhachev to be fairly competitive.

Edwards is …read more

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Alan Jouban laments Islam Makhachev, Leon Edwards calling for champ vs. champ fights: ‘I wish that talk would go away’

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For several years, a potential showdown between then UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight king Georges …read more

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Ian Machado Garry addresses hateful comments online after UFC 296 withdrawal: ‘I’ve discovered they aren’t real’

Ian Machado Garry opened up about his UFC 296 withdrawal.
Garry (13-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was pulled by doctors from his Dec. 16 welterweight matchup vs. Vicente Luque after falling ill with …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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