Tag Archives: welterweight
Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque added to UFC 260

An exciting welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Vicente Luque is the latest addition to the upcoming UFC 260 pay-per-view in March. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to reveal …read more

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Sources: UFC finalizing Woodley-Luque fight

The UFC is working to finalize a welterweight matchup between former champion Tyron Woodley and Vicente Luque at UFC 260 on March 27, per multiple sources. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20 post-event facts: Michael Chiesa stays perfect at welterweight

The second event in the UFC’s current “Fight Island” stretch went down Wednesday with UFC on ESPN 20, which took place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Neil Magny after UFC on ESPN 20 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Michael Chiesa after UFC on ESPN 20 win?)
Neil Magny’s pursuit of welterweight title contention was brought to an abrupt halt by Michael …read more

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ONE: ‘Unbreakable’ Preview

ONE: “Unbreakable” is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday. The event features the return of Shinya Aoki as well as a kickboxing title fight.
Aoki faces former welterweight title …read more

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Michael Chiesa Believes Colby Covington is Toughest Test ‘Stylistically, Physically and Mentally’

Moments after Michael Chiesa completed a dominant performance against Neil Magny in the UFC on ESPN 20 headliner, he turned his attention to perhaps the welterweight division’s most reviled star. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20 results: Michael Chiesa grinds out Neil Magny, calls out Colby Covington

Michael Chiesa just keeps on rolling.
At UFC on ESPN 20, Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) kept his welterweight unbeaten streak alive when he defeated Neil Magny by unanimous decision with …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 results: Michael Chiesa takes another step toward title, calls out Colby Covington

Michael Chiesa moved another rung up the ladder to the welterweight championship with his UFC Fight Island 8 domination of Neil Magny.

UFC Fight Island 8 took place on Wednesday in …read more

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Michael Chiesa mauls Neil Magny on the ground to win UFC Fight Island 8 main event, calls out Colby Covington again

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Michael Chiesa is ready for a step up in competition after another dominant showcase against a top 10 ranked welterweight.
In …read more

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Michael Chiesa Dominates Neil Magny At UFC Fight Island 8

Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny wasn’t what fans had probably hoped to see.  The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) at the UFC Fight …read more

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Twitter reacts to Michael Chiesa's grappling-heavy win over Neil Magny at UFC on ESPN 20

Michael Chiesa remained perfect in the welterweight division on Saturday when beat Neil Magny in the UFC on ESPN 20 main event.
Chiesa (18-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) extended his run in …read more

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Michael Chiesa Dominates Neil Magny At UFC Fight Island 8

Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny wasn’t what fans had probably hoped to see.  The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) at the UFC Fight …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 live blog: Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

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This is the UFC Fight Island 8 live blog for Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny, the welterweight headliner for Wednesday’s …read more

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WATCH: UFC Fight Island 8 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC Fight Island  8 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny will collide in a welterweight clash. The …read more

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WATCH: UFC Fight Island 8 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC Fight Island  8 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny will collide in a welterweight clash. The …read more

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UFC rankings: Li Jingliang jumps onto the welterweight list

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The rankings weren’t really affected much by the first UFC event of 2021. The UFC kicked of 2021 with a …read more

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Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny face career-defining battle at UFC Fight Island 8

The UFC Fight Island 8 fight card was originally supposed to feature Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev in a high stakes welterweight main event. 

But the main event for UFC Fight …read more

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Neil Magny: Whether it’s striking, grappling or in the clinch against Michael Chiesa ‘I’ll beat him there’

Neil Magny is the first to admit he’s made plenty of mistakes in past fights.
The veteran welterweight has built several impressive win streaks in the UFC but it seemed like …read more

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UFC Fight Island 8 predictions

Michael Chiesa (pictured, blue gloves) fights Neil Magny in the welterweight main event of UFC Fight Island 8 on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
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Manager explains how UFC on ESPN 20's Michael Chiesa found success at welterweight

ABU DHABI —Daniel Rubenstein isn’t like some of his peers in the MMA management game.
At times, a few of his contemporaries mistake themselves for being the stars of the show …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20 Weigh-in Results: Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny Hit Marks for Main Event

Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny are official for their welterweight headliner at UFC on ESPN 20. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20's Warlley Alves vows to reach potential, become champion

ABU DHABI – Warlley Alves spoke to the media Friday ahead of UFC on ESPN 20.
Alves (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) discussed his welterweight bout against Mounir Lazzez (10-1 MMA, 1-0 …read more

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UFC on ESPN 20: Chiesa vs. Magny full betting odds

Check out the full betting odds for this Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 20 event headlined by welterweight contenders Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny. In the main event, Chiesa and Magny …read more

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Carlos Condit Out Grapples Matt Brown At UFC on ABC 1

Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit served as the first co-main event of the new year.  The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday (January 16, 2021) at the …read more

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UFC Fight Island 7 Results: Carlos Condit defeats Matt Brown (Highlights)

Today’s UFC Fight Island 7 event is co-headlined by a welterweight bout featuring fan favorites Matt Brown and Carlos Condit. Brown (22-17 MMA) will be returning to action for the …read more

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Pros react after Carlos Condit defeats Matt Brown at UFC Fight Island 7

Today’s UFC Fight Island 7 event was co-headlined by a welterweight bout featuring fan favorites Matt Brown and Carlos Condit. Brown (22-17 MMA) was returning to action for the fist …read more

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Carlos Condit Out Grapples Matt Brown At UFC on ABC 1

Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit served as the first co-main event of the new year.  The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday (January 16, 2021) at the …read more

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Michael Chiesa shrugs off Neil Magny's bold prediction before UFC on ESPN 20

ABU DHABI – Michael Chiesa spoke to the media Friday ahead of UFC on ESPN 20.
Chiesa (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) discussed his welterweight main event bout against Neil Magny (24-7 …read more

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Neil Magny expects top-five opponent if he beats Michael Chiesa at UFC on ESPN 20

ABU DHABI – Neil Magny spoke to the media Friday ahead of UFC on ESPN 20.
Magny (24-7 MMA, 17-6 UFC) discussed his welterweight main event bout against Michael Chiesa (17-4 …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio looks to make up for lost time beginning with UFC on ABC 1

ABU DHABI – Santiago Ponzinibbio has been through a lot to get to UFC on ABC 1.
The veteran welterweight returns to the octagon Saturday against Li Jingliang after 26 months …read more

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Editorial: 2021 New year’s fight resolutions - Welterweight edition

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Kamaru Usman has his work cut out for him. So does the rest of the division. Welterweight has always …read more

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Carlos Condit enters UFC on ABC 1 on final fight of contract: 'A lot riding on this fight'

ABU DHABI – Carlos Condit’s contract with the UFC is coming to an end this weekend.
The former UFC interim welterweight champion revealed Wednesday that he’s got one fight left on …read more

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Dana White breaks down Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown: “Two legendary savages”

UFC president Dana White broke down this weekend’s welterweight bout between “two legendary savages” Carlos Condit and Matt Brown. Condit and Brown are two of the most exciting welterweights of …read more

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Nate Diaz fight in the works, according to Dana White

UFC President Dana White says he’s currently working on a fight for fan favorite lightweight and welterweight star, Nate Diaz. Diaz is one of the most popular fighters on the …read more

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Stephen Thompson Promises To Be Welterweight Champion In 2021

Stephen Thompson is confident he will be the UFC’s welterweight champion by the end of the year. Thompson is on a two-fight winning streak and coming off a dominant decision …read more

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Edwards Vs Chimaev Rebooked For March 13

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will try, yet again, to have Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev face off in welterweight action, …read more

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Stephen Thompson Promises To Be Welterweight Champion In 2021

Stephen Thompson is confident he will be the UFC’s welterweight champion by the end of the year. Thompson is on a two-fight winning streak and coming off a dominant decision …read more

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UFC pioneer Pat Miletich loses job after attending Capitol riot

Miletich announced the news on his Instagram account on Jan. 12. Pat Miletich, the UFC’s first welterweight champion and renowned mixed martial arts coach, has been released from his commentary …read more

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Dana White updates on Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev bout: “I love that fight”

UFC President Dana White is still determined to book a fight between welterweight stars Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. Edwards and Chimaev have been scheduled to fight twice now to …read more

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Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad rebooked for UFC 258 in February

The promise of a new date for a welterweight fight between Dhiego Lima and Belal Muhammad has landed.
Lima (15-7 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Muhammad (17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC), originally booked …read more

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New Poster For ‘Chiesa Vs Magny’ On Jan. 20

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently promoted the welterweight matchup between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny to the UFC Fight Island 8 main event on …read more

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Updated UFC Fight Island 8 poster released, featuring Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

Michael Chiesa (pictured) fights Neil Magny in the welterweight main event of UFC Fight Island 8 in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 20 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
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Mounir Lazzez Steps in for Christian Aguilera against Warlley Alves at UFC on ESPN 20

Mounir Lazzez will replace Christian Aguilera and face Warlley Alves a in a welterweight contest at UFC on ESPN 20. …read more

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Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns Set For UFC 258

Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns will finally share the Octagon with one another. Usman was supposed to defend his welterweight title against Burns at UFC 251, but the challenger tested …read more

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Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns Set For UFC 258

Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns will finally share the Octagon with one another. Usman was supposed to defend his welterweight title against Burns at UFC 251, but the challenger tested …read more

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Report: Usman vs. Burns slated for UFC 258

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For the third time, the UFC is setting up the welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and …read more

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Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns re-booked for UFC 258

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC hopes the third time is the charm for a welterweight title fight between champ Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, …read more

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Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns UFC welterweight title fight on tap (again) for Feb. 13

Despite an increasingly crowded welterweight division, the UFC is sticking with Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns for its next 170-pound title fight.
Reigning champ Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will put …read more

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Chimaev-19 Refuses To Wear Mask

Khamzat Chimaev has been battling COVID-19 for the last several weeks and it’s cost him not one, but two main events against fellow welterweight attraction Leon Edwards, including the UFC …read more

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Mike Jackson vs. Dean Barry scrapped from UFC Fight Island 8, fight expected to be rescheduled

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mike Jackson’s long-awaited return to the UFC will have to wait a little longer.
The welterweight scrap between Jackson and newcomer Dean …read more

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Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington “the fight we want,” says Dana White

UFC President Dana White says the UFC is still keen to book a welterweight fight between top-5 contenders Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington in 2021. Covington and Masvidal, the No. …read more

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Edwards Pulled From UFC Fight Island 8

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Leon Edwards was hoping to stay atop the upcoming UFC Fight Island 8 welterweight main event, …read more

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Leon Edwards-Khamzat Chimaev pushed back; Neil Magny-Michael Chiesa new Jan. 20 main event

UFC president Dana White is determined to see the twice-scheduled, twice-postponed bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev through.
The highly anticipated welterweight fight was first scheduled for Dec. 19, but …read more

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Kevin Holland, welterweight contenders line up to challenge Leon Edwards with Khamzat Chimaev out of UFC Fight Island 8

Leon Edwards | Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

If the UFC matchmakers need a replacement for the promotion’s Jan. 20 main event, they have plenty of …read more

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Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight reportedly off again

An anticipated welterweight matchup between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev is off again, according to reports out of Sweden and Russia. Edward and Chimaev were originally expected to meet in …read more

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Report: Chimaev vs Edwards UFC main event scrapped again

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Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards is off. Again. The highly anticipated welterweight match up between uber prospect Khamzat Chimaev …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio details terrifying health complications that doctors feared could end his career

Santiago Ponzinibbio will make his long awaited return to the Octagon on January 16 for a welterweight bout with Li Jingliang. Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA) was once one of the top-10 …read more

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UFC rankings update: Conor McGregor returns to welterweight top-15

The official UFC rankings have been updated after Saturday’s UFC Vegas 17 card, and there have been some interesting changes. Most notably, Rob Font has taken a huge climb of …read more

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Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa Targeted for UFC Card in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 20

A pivotal welterweight clash is on tap for Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi, as Neil Magny is expected to square off against Michael Chiesa at a UFC Fight Night event. …read more

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Michael Chiesa, Neil Magny slated for January 20 fight, could “serve as backup” for Edwards vs. Chimaev

Ranked welterweight contenders Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny have reportedly agreed to fight on January 20 on Fight Island. While this is a big fight for the welterweight division in …read more

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Alex Oliveira to Face Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night Event on Feb. 27

Alex Oliveira will lock horns with Randy Brown in a welterweight scrap at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Feb. 27. …read more

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Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown booked for UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27

Either Alex Oliveira or Randy Brown is guaranteed to rebound in his first fight of 2021.
That’s because Oliveira and Brown are set to fight each other in a welterweight bout …read more

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Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang added to UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar

An intriguing welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Li Jingliang has been added to UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar. MMAFighting.com was the first to confirm that Ponzinibbio vs. Jingliang …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Stephen Thompson after UFC Fight Night 183 win?

Stephen Thompson is still a handful for anyone in the welterweight division to deal with and he proved as much Saturday by defeating Geoff Neal in the UFC Fight Night …read more

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Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson puts on striking clinic to dominate Geoff Neal in UFC Vegas 17 main event

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If there was any question about the best striker in the welterweight division, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson answered emphatically with his …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 Results: Stephen Thompson defeats Geoff Neal (Highlights)

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal headlines tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event. Thompson (15-4-1 MMA) is set to return for the first time …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 Highlights: Stephen Thompson Outstrikes Geoff Neal

Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal closed out the year for the promotion in an exciting way. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (December 19, …read more

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Pros react after Stephen Thompson defeats Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal headlined tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event. Thompson (15-4-1 MMA) was returning to action for the first time …read more

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WATCH: UFC Vegas 17 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC Vegas 17 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal will collide in a welterweight clash. UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 live blog: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal

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This is the UFC Vegas 17 live blog for Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal, the welterweight headliner …read more

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WATCH: UFC Vegas 17 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC Vegas 17 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal will collide in a welterweight clash. UFC …read more

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Colby Covington trashes Anthony Pettis ahead of tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event

Colby Covington trashed former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis ahead of tonight’s UFC Vegas 17 event. ‘Showtime’ is set to return to the Octagon this evening for a welterweight bout with …read more

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Geoff Neal wants to take title of ‘best striker’ at welterweight away from Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson

Geoff Neal | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

It would be easy for Geoff Neal to just write off 2020 and begin again in the …read more

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Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal at UFC Fight Night 183

A longtime welterweight contender looks to turn back the charge of an in-form finisher as Stephen Thompson faces Geoff Neal in the main event of UFC Fight Night 183 on …read more

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Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson happy to face Geoff Neal but afterwards ‘they’ve got to give me somebody higher ranked’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

For nearly five years, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has been a stalwart near the top of the rankings in the welterweight division.
Following …read more

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Pereira Claims Pettis Turned Him Down For UFC Vegas 17

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Michel Pereira will be taking part in a sure-fire matchup with fellow welterweight striker Khaos Williams this evening (Sat., Dec. …read more

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Alex Morono: Anthony Pettis has to be ready ‘to fight to the death’ at UFC Vegas 17

Alex Morono (pictured) fights Anthony Pettis in a welterweight bout on Dec. 19 at UFC Vegas 17 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

An up-and-down year …read more

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UFC Fight Night 183 breakdown: Can Geoff Neal rise to challenge of Stephen Thompson?

An intriguing welterweight matchup headlines Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 183.
Geoff Neal will take on the biggest challenge of his career when he meets former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 video: Stephen Thompson says Logan, Jake Paul ‘not worthy’ to share cage with elite fighters

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UFC Vegas 17 welterweight headliner Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson talks to the media about his fight with Geoff Neal, feeling rejuvenated as he approaches …read more

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UFC Vegas 17 weigh-in results: Stephen Thompson, Geoff Neal hit the mark for welterweight headliner

Geoff Neal | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal are set for the final UFC main event of …read more

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UFC Vegas 17: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal preview

UFC Vegas 17 is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal, which has strong implications for the welterweight title picture.

Thompson has twice fought for the UFC …read more

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Michel Pereira says Anthony Pettis turned down bout: 'Either fear or because I'm unranked'

Michel Pereira spoke to reporters Thursday at UFC Fight Night 183 virtual media day.
Pereira (24-11 MMA, 2-2 UFC) discussed his welterweight matchup with Khaos Williams (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), if …read more

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Ex-UFC champ Anthony Pettis details plans for own management company, fight promotion

Anthony Pettis spoke to reporters on Thursday at UFC Fight Night 183 virtual media day.
Pettis (23-10 MMA, 10-9 UFC), a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, discussed his welterweight matchup …read more

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The Wonderboy test: Is Neal ready?

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Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson may never be champion of the welterweight division, but he stands as one of …read more

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Geoff Neal: 'No denying' UFC title contender status with win over 'prime' Stephen Thompson

Geoff Neal thinks there’s “no denying” him as a welterweight contender if he can beat Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 183.
Unbeaten in his first five UFC bouts, Neal (13-2 …read more

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Video: UFC Vegas 17 closes 2020 with a card loaded with highlight-reel fighters

UFC Vegas 17 is headlined by a welterweight showdown between Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal, but that’s simply the finale of a fight card loaded with highlight-reel fighters.

From former …read more

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Dana White explains why UFC booked Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight

UFC President Dana White has explained why the promotion booked a controversial welterweight fight between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. Chimaev was one of the breakout stars for the UFC …read more

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Move over, Henry Cejudo: Solomon Renfro aims to be the combat sports GOAT

Solomon Renfro isn’t messing around when it comes to setting goals in his professional fighting career. The undefeated welterweight doesn’t plan on stopping until he’s known as the greatest combat …read more

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Jake Matthews to Meet Sean Brady at UFC 259 on March 6

Jake Matthews will lock horns with Sean Brady in a welterweight bout at UFC 259. …read more

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Stephen Thompson believes UFC views him as a gatekeeper, eyes KO win over Geoff Neal

Stephen Thompson thinks the UFC views him as a gatekeeper now. For the second-straight fight, Thompson will fight a rising welterweight contender, but this time he will be the main …read more

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Geoff Neal expects to finish Stephen Thompson and earn welterweight title shot

Geoff Neal didn’t expect Stephen Thompson to accept the fight. After Neal was forced to pull out of his fight against Neil Magny in August, he wasn’t sure if he …read more

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Muslim Salikhov Announces Withdrawal from Jan. 16 Bout Against Santiago Ponzinibbio

Muslim Salikhov has withdrawn from a proposed welterweight clash against Santiago Ponzinibbio at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first event of 2021. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

COVID-19 knocks Belal Muhammad out of UFC Vegas 17

A UFC Vegas 17 preliminary welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Dhiego Lima has been postponed after Muhammad tested positive for COVID-19.

Muhammad confirmed the bout’s cancellation for Saturday’s event following …read more

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COVID Strikes Again

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Belal Muhammad was scheduled to fight fellow welterweight stalwart Dhiego Lima in the featured bout of the UFC Vegas …read more

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Kamaru Usman “will go down as one of the all-time greats” when he retires, says Dana White

UFC president, Dana White has high expectations for the current welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. When Usman was making his run up the welterweight division, White criticized him a ton. He …read more

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Stephen Thompson: Chimaev’s Push Is A Slap In The Face To Fighters

Stephen Thompson feels that Khamzat Chimaev should have accomplished much more before being thrust onto the top of the welterweight division. Khamzat Chimaev is 3 for 3 in his …read more

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Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Rescheduled for Jan. 20 Fight Night

Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev have a new date lined up for their welterweight scrap. 2020 played host to phase one of the meteoric rise of Khamzat Chimaev, and 2021 …read more

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Goiti Yamauchi explains Bellator 245 weight miss, reports he can no longer fight at 155 pounds

Goiti Yamauchi will move up to welterweight after missing weight twice in a row in Bellator. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Goiti Yamauchi won’t be …read more

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Darren Till opens up on “five rounds of sparring” with Mike Perry

UFC middleweight contender Darren Till has opened up on his infamous sparring session with outspoken welterweight star “Platinum” Mike Perry. Till and Perry got a few sparring rounds in in …read more

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UFC’s Jan. 20 Card Gets Ramazan Emeev-David Zawada Welterweight Tilt

Ramazan Emeev and David Zawada will lock horns in a welterweight matchup at the UFC’s Jan. 20 card. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

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