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Randy Brown critical of decision win over Francisco Trinaldo: 'I know I can do better'

Randy Brown is not happy with how things went down in his return to the octgaon.
The welterweight picked up a unanimous decision win over veteran Francisco Trinaldo in the co-main …read more

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‘Rude Boy’ Outpaces Trinaldo To Win Fourth Straight

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Randy Brown outlasted welterweight veteran Francisco Trinaldo earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 1, 2022) at UFC Vegas 61 live on ESPN+ …read more

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Video: Halil Amir makes Timofey Nastyukhin do the splits with savage knockout in ONE debut

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Halil Amir had a ONE Championship debut to remember.
An undefeated 28-year-old fighting out of Turkey, Amir (8-0) demolished top welterweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin …read more

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Daniel Cormier explains why Colby Covington could be “the best match up” for Khamzat Chimaev

Daniel Cormier has explained why Colby Covington vs Khamzat Chimaev is the right welterweight match-up for the UFC to make. The future of the welterweight division is certainly looking pretty …read more

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UFC's Jake Matthews struggling to draw ranked opponent: 'Stale' top 15 needs new blood, and that's me

Jake Matthews says he can’t get a ranked welterweight to fight him.
Matthews put on a performance of a lifetime when he knocked out Andre Fialho this past June at UFC …read more

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Report: Rafael dos Anjos moves back to welterweight, faces Barberena in December UFC event

Rafael dos Anjos got knocked ou by Rafael Fiziev in July 2022. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is …read more

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Christian Lee-Kiamrian Abbasov Title Bout Tops One on Prime Video 4 Lineup

Christian Lee will attempt to become a two-division champion when he faces welterweight (185-pound) title holder Kiamrian Abbasov in the main event of One on Prime Video 4 on Nov. …read more

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Christian Lee faces Kiamrian Abbasov in champ vs. champ fight to headline ONE on Prime Video 4

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ONE lightweight champion Christian Lee looks to claim a second title when he moves up to welterweight in a champion vs. champion battle …read more

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Bo Nickal Insists He’s Dead Serious About Chimaev Callout

Newly signed UFC middleweight prospect Bo Nickal has doubled down on his bold callout of welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev. Having made an impactful professional debut under the banner of Jorge …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Returns to 170 Pounds, Faces Bryan Barberena at UFC Orlando

It appears that Rafael dos Anjos is headed back to the welterweight division. …read more

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Dana White: UFC matchmakers torn about Khamzat Chimaev returning to welterweight

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White says Khamzat Chimaev’s weight issues have led to a debate between matchmakers, with him stuck in the middle.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) came in …read more

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Dana White says Khamzat Chimaev needs to pick a weight class

UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev is ranked No. 3 in the welterweight division, but failed to make weight at UFC 279 forcing a last-minute reshuffling of the fight card. …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos set for welterweight return vs. Bryan Barberena at UFC Orlando

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Rafael dos Anjos is ready for the fun fights.
Combate confirmed today (Tues., Sept. 27, 2022) that the former Ultimate Fighting …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos set to return to welterweight, targeted to face Bryan Barberena at UFC Orlando

Rafael dos Anjos will be returning to welterweight. After dos Anjos suffered a KO loss to Rafael Fiziev, he admitted his title run was over and he was looking for …read more

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Chimaev hints at move back to 185

Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

It appears as though ‘Borz’ is done at welterweight, at least for the …read more

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Daniel Rodriguez vs. Neil Magny in the works for UFC Vegas 62

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Verbal agreements are in place for a welterweight matchup between Daniel Rodriguez and Neil Magny at UFC Vegas 62.
Multiple …read more

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Morning Report: Henry Cejudo offers advice to Khamzat Chimaev on weight struggles: ‘He’s probably training too much’

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Henry Cejudo believes Khamzat Chimaev can make welterweight, but he’s got to adjust how he approaches the …read more

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Report: Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr. agree to terms, targeting Nov. 19

The ultimate welterweight showdown appears to be on.
Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. have agreed to “all material terms” for a fight for the undisputed 147-pound championship, although no contracts …read more

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Sonnen: Chimaev Acted Wisely Post-UFC 279 Weight Miss

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen believes that welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev acted as he should have done following his controversial weight miss. Entering UFC 279 fight week, some were …read more

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UFC title fight or not, Darren Till wants Israel Adesanya: 'He respects my striking massively'

Darren Till thinks it’s inevitable that he’ll eventually fight Israel Adesanya.
Till (18-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC), a former title challenger at welterweight, has struggled to get his feet wet since moving …read more

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Chimaev told he has ‘better shot’ at welterweight title

Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

A highly ranked UFC middleweight is making a case for Chimaev to stay …read more

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UFC champion Leon Edwards captures another belt: a black belt in jiu-jitsu

Leon Edwards has had quite a few weeks.
Less than a month after dethroning pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman to become welterweight champion at UFC 278, Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) has …read more

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Morning Report: Darren Till says Khamzat Chimaev ‘tried his utmost’ to make weight at UFC 279, believes he can still make 170 pounds ‘comfortably’

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Darren Till believes Khamzat Chimaev can make welterweight, even if maybe he wouldn’t advise …read more

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Belal Muhammad says ‘fat’ Khamzat Chimaev needs to be more disciplined

Belal Muhammad, the No. 5 ranked welterweight contender, threw a little shade toward No. 3 ranked Khamzat Chimaev for Chimaev missing weight for UFC 279.

Chimaev not only missed weight, …read more

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Sean Strickland: Khamzat Chimaev has a better shot at being UFC champion at welterweight

Sean Strickland thinks Khamzat Chimaev should stay at welterweight.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) came in 7.5 pounds over the welterweight limit for his originally scheduled bout against Nate Diaz this …read more

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Ferguson Addresses What Division He’ll Compete In After UFC 279

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is open to many challenges following UFC 279 last weekend. Ferguson was originally slated to face Li Jingliang in his welterweight return at …read more

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Belal Muhammad: 'Fat' Khamzat Chimaev needs to start being more disciplined after UFC 279 weight miss

Belal Muhammad took aim at Khamzat Chimaev for missing weight at UFC 279.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) came in 7.5 pounds over the welterweight limit for his headliner against Nate …read more

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White: Khamzat ‘Came In On Weight’

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Khamzat Chimaev missed the welterweight limit for UFC 279, costing him the Nate Diaz main event, and in the days …read more

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MMA Rankings, September 2022: How long can Leon Edwards reign atop the welterweight division?

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In the ever-shifting MMA landscape, ranking the world’s greatest fighters might seem like a fool’s errand, but …read more

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Coach Details What Led To Khamzat Chimaev’s Weight Miss

Khamzat Chimaev’s coach has explained the symptoms that forced him to put an end to the welterweight star’s weight cut ahead of UFC 279. This time last week, Chimaev was …read more

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Dana White addresses Khamzat Chimaev's weight miss: 'Yeah, it's a problem'

LAS VEGAS – Khamzat Chimaev might be done at welterweight, at least according to UFC president Dana White.
Despite picking up an ultra-dominant win over Kevin Holland, most of the talk …read more

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Nate Diaz trashes Khamzat Chimaev in post-fight interview

Nate Diaz was scheduled to face the undefeated No. 3 ranked welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev in the UFC 279 main event at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. After Chimaev missed …read more

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UFC 279 Bonus Report: Nate Diaz pockets an extra $50k for finishing Tony Ferguson

The Octagon returned to Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 279 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson. Tonight’s welterweight main event proved to be a …read more

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Pros react after Nate Diaz taps out Tony Ferguson at UFC 279

Tonight’s UFC 279 event was headlined by a welterweight matchup between fan favorites Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson. Diaz (21-13 MMA) was originally slated to face Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA) …read more

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UFC 279 Results: Nate Diaz stops Tony Ferguson (Video)

Tonight’s UFC 279 event is headlined by a welterweight matchup between fan favorites Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson. Diaz (20-13 MMA) was originally slated to face Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA) …read more

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Dana White shares his take on what made Nate Diaz a UFC star: “His whole anti-the company, anti-everything.”

Dana White and UFC lightweight/welterweight, Nate Diaz, have had a rocky history to say the least. Diaz (20-13 MMA) will face Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 279 …read more

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Li Jingliang Offers To Host ‘Friend’ Khamzat Chimaev In China

Li Jingliang offers a tour of China to his new “friend” Khamzat Chimaev. Khamzat Chimaev has been like a rocket shooting up the welterweight rankings over the last few years. …read more

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Tony Ferguson’s promise for welterweight return at UFC 279: ‘You guys are going to see old-school T’

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Ed. Note: This interview was done before Ferguson replaced Khamzat Chimaev in UFC 279’s main event.

Tony Ferguson hopes to start …read more

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Conor McGregor: Khamzat Chimaev should've been pulled from UFC 279 after massive weight miss

Conor McGregor isn’t a fan of how the UFC handled Khamzat Chimaev.
When Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds Friday for his scheduled welterweight headliner at UFC 279, it put not …read more

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Holland Believes It’s Time For Usman To Change Careers

Kevin Holland has only been competing at welterweight for less than a year, but he recently shared some harsh criticism for the division’s former champion. “Trailblazer” is set to take …read more

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Watch: The Top Top Welterweight Moments of 2022

In the leadup to UFC 279, take a look at some of the greatest moments from the welterweight division in 2022 so far. As the year is coming to an …read more

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UFC 279 | Pro fighters make their picks for Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson

In the new main event of UFC 279, Nate Diaz will take on Tony Ferguson at welterweight. Heading into the fight, Diaz is a +110 underdog while ‘El Cucuy’ is …read more

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Mini Khabib Drops Intel On Chimaev’s UFC 279 Weight Miss

It appears very possible that Khamzat Chimaev had no particular interest in making the welterweight limit for his UF 279 bout with Nate Diaz. After a pre-fight press conference that …read more

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UFC 279 gets massive shake-up with Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson main event

The UFC 279 fight card underwent a massive shake-up following Khamzat Chimaev missing weight Friday morning. Nate Diaz now faces Tony Ferguson in the main event.

Undefeated rising welterweight contender Khamzat …read more

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UFC 279 has a new main event following Khamzat Chimaev’s brutal weight miss

UFC 279 has a new main event after Khamzat Chimaev brutally missed weight for his slated welterweight bout with Nate Diaz. Chimaev (11-0 MMA) weighed in at 178.5 pounds, 7.5lbs …read more

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Chimaev misses weight, bout vs. Diaz in question

Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by more than seven pounds on Friday, putting his welterweight bout with Nate Diaz in serious jeopardy ahead of UFC 279 on Saturday. …read more

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Fighters react to Khamzat Chimaev's weight miss for Nate Diaz fight at UFC 279

LAS VEGAS – Khamzat Chimaev came in heavy.
The UFC contender missed weight on his first attempt to make the welterweight limit for his bout against Nate Diaz in the main …read more

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UFC 279 weigh-in video: Khamzat Chimaev misses weight big for Nate Diaz bout

LAS VEGAS – Khamzat Chimaev came in way heavy ahead of his scheduled UFC 279 main event bout.
Contracted to fight Nate Diaz at welterweight, Chimaev tipped the scales at 178.5 …read more

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UFC 279 weigh-in video: Tony Ferguson on point for welterweight return vs. Li Jingliang

LAS VEGAS – Tony Ferguson is officially a welterweight for the first time in more than a decade after he and opponent Li Jingliang hit the divisional mark at UFC …read more

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TUF Brazil winner Leonardo Santos announces retirement following UFC 278 loss to Jared Gordon

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The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 welterweight winner Leonardo Santos has retired from MMA following a decision defeat …read more

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UFC middleweight Chris Curtis doesn’t know why Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz is happening: ‘It’s going to be ugly’

No. 3 ranked welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) faces unranked Nate Diaz (20-13) in the UFC 279 main event on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev believes new welterweight champion Leon Edwards “doesn’t want to see” his face: “He doesn’t want to talk about me”

Khamzat Chimaev doesn’t think Leon Edwards wants to ever fight him. Edwards became the new welterweight champion at UFC 278 as he scored a fifth-round head kick KO over Kamaru …read more

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Nate Diaz: Leon Edwards Is The Easiest Fight I Ever Had

Nate Diaz doesn’t put much stock into his fight against newly crowned UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards ahead of his UFC return. Diaz will face surging welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev …read more

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Heck of a Morning: What is Tony Ferguson fighting for at UFC 279?

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Tony Ferguson returns to welterweight this Saturday to face Li Jingliang, but what is he actually fighting for at this …read more

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Paths to Victory: How Nate Diaz can pull off miracle upset at UFC 279

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This Saturday the UFC returns with another pay-per-view event, UFC 279, headlined by a welterweight fight between Khamzat Chimaev and …read more

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Is ‘Rocky’ Scared Of Khamzat?

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Blame the bookies. Undefeated welterweight sensation Khamzat Chimaev is currently ranked No. 3 at 170 pounds and could earn the …read more

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UFC 279 | Pro fighters make their picks for Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz

In the main event of UFC 279, a welterweight bout headlines the card as Khamzat Chimaev takes on Nate Diaz, who’s fighting out his UFC contract. Heading into the fight, …read more

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Tony Ferguson explains his decision to move up to welterweight for UFC 279: “This is where I hang my hat”

Tony Ferguson is explaining his decision to move up to welterweight for UFC 279. UFC 279 takes place this Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev happy for Leon Edwards, but thinks new champ will try to duck him

LAS VEGAS – Khamzat Chimaev thinks Leon Edwards will try to avoid a fight with him.
Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) captured the welterweight title with an incredible head kick knockout of …read more

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UFC 279 commentary team set: Joe Rogan returns for Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz

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Joe Rogan will return to the broadcast booth to call the highly anticipated welterweight bout between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate …read more

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UFC 278 Salaries: Kamaru Usman ($500K), Jose Aldo ($400K) Top Payroll

Kamaru Usman didn’t leave UFC 278 with the welterweight belt, but he did take home the highest disclosed payday of anyone on the card. …read more

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With team behind him at UFC 279, Tony Ferguson calls welterweight home: 'I'm here to collect'

LAS VEGAS – Tony Ferguson doesn’t recall the immediate aftermath of being on the receiving end of Michael Chandler’s vicious front-kick knockout in May at UFC 274. He doesn’t remember …read more

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UFC asked Li Jingliang to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 three hours before announcing bout

UFC 279 featuring Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz got a much-needed boost to its undercard when the UFC announced that Tony Ferguson would be moving up to welterweight to fight …read more

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Sonnen: Usman Needs To Do More To Secure Edwards Trilogy

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen does not believe that a trilogy fight between newly crowned welterweight champion Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman is set in stone. At UFC 278 last …read more

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Khamzat says he’ll fight Adesanya if Usman gets rematch

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Khamzat Chimaev will move up in weight if he can’t get a title shot at welterweight. Khamzat Chimaev is willing …read more

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St-Pierre Admits Edwards “Would Have Given Me Trouble”

Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has assessed how a fight against reigning welterweight king Leon Edwards would play out. For a long time, GSP’s place on the all-time 170-pound …read more

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Daniel Cormier explains why he has an issue with Tony Ferguson moving up to welterweight and fighting Li Jingliang at UFC 279

Daniel Cormier, UFC commentator, is explaining why he has an issue with Tony Ferguson moving up to welterweight. It will be Tony Ferguson (25-7 MMA) vs Li Jingliang (19-7 MMA) …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Li Jingliang could be too tough of a welterweight matchup for Tony Ferguson at UFC 279

Daniel Cormier is still skeptical that Tony Ferguson can have a career resurgence.
Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC), 38, will look to snap a four-fight losing skid when he meets Li …read more

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Georges St-Pierre: ‘You can never count Nate Diaz Out’

Former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre recently gave his analysis of the UFC 279 main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz.

“This fight is at welterweight. I think …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev believes Kamaru Usman “wasn’t being focused” ahead of Leon Edwards fight, thinks he won’t “be the same guy again”

Khamzat Chimaev thinks Kamaru Usman didn’t put enough focus on Leon Edwards and how dangerous he is. Usman was looking to defend his welterweight title in the main event of …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev open to fighting for the middleweight title next if Edwards and Usman have their trilogy

Khamzat Chimaev wants to fight for UFC gold if he beats Nate Diaz, but it might not be at welterweight. After Chimaev beat Gilbert Burns, many thought he could’ve gotten …read more

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UFC 279 Countdown Video: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz

UFC 279 Countdown previews the much anticipated welterweight showdown in the main event, as rising star Khamzat Chimaev looks to stay undefeated when he faces off with Octagon legend Nate …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev OK with Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman trilogy next, could pivot to Israel Adesanya

For Khamzat Chimaev, a win over Nate Diaz could lead to a UFC title shot – at welterweight or middleweight.
Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) meets Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) in Saturday’s …read more

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UFC 279 Countdown Video: Li Jingliang vs. Tony Ferguson

UFC 279 Countdown previews the welterweight co-main event that is sure to be fireworks, as Li Jingliang looks to take down Octagon legend Tony Ferguson.

The bout will be Ferguson’s first …read more

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Georges St-Pierre heaps praise on Khamzat Chimaev: “He’s very, very good”

Georges St-Pierre is singing the praises of Khamzat Chimaev. Chimaev is a rising force in the UFC’s welterweight division. He has a perfect pro MMA record of 11-0 and is …read more

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Georges St-Pierre breaks down Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 279, predicts winner

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Georges St-Pierre knows a thing or two about winning welterweight main events.
With the 170-pound division set to take center stage …read more

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Chael Sonnen calls for Colby Covington to be next man in line at 185 pounds: ‘There’s opportunity and guys aren’t seizing it’

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Take a look at the UFC’s upcoming schedule as well as the welterweight rankings, and one thing is clear: Right …read more

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Kamaru Usman Responds To Accusations Of Using PEDs

Kamaru Usman has recently appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, discussing the accusations of PED (performance-enhancing drug) usage against him. Recently unburdened of his welterweight title by Leon …read more

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UFC Paris Q & A with Georges St-Pierre | Video

Before the UFC Paris athletes step on the scales for Friday’s ceremonial weigh-in, former welterweight and middleweight champion George St-Pierre fielded questions from fans.

St-Pierre is considered one of the greatest …read more

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Sonnen Sends Advice To Masvidal For Pursuit Of Edwards Fight

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has provided another option for welterweight star Jorge Masvidal should he miss out on a fight against Leon Edwards next. While the novelty of …read more

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White Responds To ‘Rocky’ Cheating Allegations

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Leon Edwards captured the welterweight title by planishing Kamaru Usman in the UFC 278 pay-per-view (PPV) main event earlier this …read more

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Video: Japan's Yusaku Kinoshita bludgeons Jose Henrique, ends DWCS 52 with a bang

Yusaku Kinoshita ended Dana White’s Contender Series 52 with a bang.
In the DWCS 52 main event Tuesday at the UFC Apex, Kinoshita (6-1) put down and finished 6’5″ welterweight opponent …read more

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Quote: How Do You Not Take Cormier’s Side In Masvidal Beef?

Renowned MMA reporter Brett Okamoto has given his take on the recent back and forth between UFC color commentator Daniel Cormier and welterweight star Jorge Masvidal. As well as sparking …read more

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Michael Bisping still confident Darren Till will be a UFC champion by the time his career is over: “He’s just had a bit of a bad run”

Michael Bisping believes Darren Till will hold UFC gold before his career is over. Till fought for the UFC’s welterweight title in the main event of UFC 228 but came …read more

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Chael Sonnen details controversy surrounding Leon Edwards title win over Kamaru Usman: “Leon cheated in that match a whole bunch of times”

Chael Sonnen is detailing the controversy surrounding Leon Edwards title win over Kamaru Usman. It was Edwards (20-3 MMA) vs Usman (20-2 MMA) in the welterweight main event on Saturday, …read more

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Robert Whittaker is contemplating a move up to light heavyweight: “I’ve been thinking about 205 a fair bit”

Robert Whittaker is contemplating a move up to light heavyweight. The 31 year old Australian entered into the UFC as a welterweight back in 2012. In 2014, Whittaker moved up …read more

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Whittaker ‘Definitely Thinking’ About 205

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Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, who started his UFC career in the welterweight division, has not ruled out a move …read more

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Whittaker considering ‘permanent’ move up to 205, despite ‘annoying’ tall guys

This was Robert Whittaker as a welterweight. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

A former welterweight making a permanent move to …read more

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‘Leon cheated in that match a whole bunch of times’ — Sonnen questions Edward’s UFC 278 victory

Leon Edwards knocks out Kamaru Usman to win the welterweight title at UFC 278. | Photo by Alejandro Salazar/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Chael Sonnen …read more

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Leon Edwards: I Finished Usman On My Worst Day

Newly crowned welterweight king Leon Edwards stunned the MMA world with a last-ditch knockout over pound-for-pound contender Kamaru Usman in what the new champion states was one of his worst …read more

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Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez verbally agreed to for UFC 279 in Las Vegas

UFC is finalizing an exciting welterweight matchup to its September pay-per-view event.
Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez are expected to square off Sept. 10 at a UFC 279 in Las Vegas. …read more

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Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez added to UFC 279 lineup

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The UFC’s next pay-per-view event has added another welterweight matchup.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed with …read more

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UFC 278 'Fight Motion': Watch highlights of Leon Edwards' stunning win vs. Kamaru Usman in super slow mo

Leon Edwards pulled of an incredible come-from-behind knockout to capture the welterweight title at UFC 278.
Down 3-1 heading into Round 5, Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) dethroned Kamaru Usman (20-2 MMA, …read more

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Strickland Asks ‘Dog’ Sparring Partner Chimaev To “Be Nice”

UFC middleweight contender Sean Strickland has addressed a recently released clip that sees him telling welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev not to “hurt” people during training. Filmmaker Youcef Hollywood spent some …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Colby Covington’s place in title conversation, UFC re-releases media hit piece, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

While there are many options for new welterweight champion Leon Edwards for his first title defense, could Colby Covington be a …read more

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Video: Leon Edwards receives hero’s welcome in U.K.

Leon Edwards poses with the welterweight title following his come-from-behind knockout of Kamaru Usman at UFC 278. | Photo by Amy Kaplan/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Report: UFC 279 adds Holland vs. Rodriguez 

Kevin Holland after UFC Austin. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

UFC 279 will host this anticipated welterweight matchup.  UFC president Dana …read more

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Leon Edwards' striking coach Henry Cleminson breaks down 'once in a lifetime' kick that KO'd Kamaru Usman

Leon Edwards’ muay Thai coach Henry Cleminson rejects the notion the head-kick knockout of Kamaru Usman that forced the welterweight title to change hands at UFC 278 wasn’t lucky, nor …read more

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White: Edwards ‘walking on water’ since Usman KO, first title defense likely in U.K.

Leon Edwards knockouts out Kamaru Usman to win the welterweight title. | Photo by Alejandro Salazar/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dana White hints at a …read more

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Kevin Holland Set To Return Against Daniel Rodriguez At UFC 279

Kevin Holland will return for his next welterweight test against Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 279 on Sept. 10 in Las Vegas. Holland announced the news in an Instagram post on …read more

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