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Kamaru Usman willing to 'risk it all' with UFC 249 title defense; Jorge Masvidal's manager calls foul

Kamaru Usman claims he’s offered to defend his welterweight title in the main event of UFC 249 next month. Jorge Masvidal’s manager, however, insists the champion is lying.
With all signs …read more

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Check out Tony Ferguson knocking out Ramsey Nijem in his UFC debut

Tony Ferguson made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 13 finale where he won the welterweight tournament final and a UFC contract. It would end up being his only …read more

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Jorge Masvidal willing to fight at UFC 249

If the UFC needs a big name to step in and fight at UFC 249 on April 18, the promotion doesn’t need to look any further than welterweight star Jorge …read more

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UFC full fight video: Tony Ferguson KOs Ramsey Nijem to win The Ultimate Fighter 13

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Watch Tony Ferguson vs. Ramsey Nijem full fight video to watch Ferguson win The Ultimate Fighter 13 welterweight tournament at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale on June …read more

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Bellator free fight: Gegard Mousasi batters Rory MacDonald in champ-vs.-champ showdown

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has plans to reunite with the title when he takes on Douglas Lima on May 9 at Bellator 242.
Welterweight champion Lima will step up …read more

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UFC full fight video: Watch Georges St-Pierre’s dominant win over Dan Hardy

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Watch Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy full fight video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of “GSP” successfully defending his welterweight title for the fourth time …read more

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Watch Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight title fight with Dan Hardy: UFC 111 free fight video

Georges St-Pierre is widely regarded as the greatest welterweight champion in UFC history, if not the greatest fighter in history.
Throughout his career, St-Pierre defeated the likes of Michael Bisping, Matt …read more

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Din Thomas goes in-depth on his departure from American Top Team

Din Thomas has been a coaching staple at American Top Team and has gotten most of his notoriety through his work with former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Thomas and Woodley …read more

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Din Thomas on next move for Tyron Woodley: ‘We want Colby,’ but Edwards fight possible

After having his fight against Leon Edwards postponed, former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had other potential opponents willing to step in on short-notice for a fight. Unfortunately, none materialized, as …read more

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Colby Covington: Jorge Masvidal ‘overpriced himself’ to avoid Kamaru Usman: ‘He wants Conor McGregor money’

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Colby Covington believes that his former best friend Jorge Masvidal has purposely “overpriced himself” for his mooted bout with welterweight champion Kamaru …read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk fires back at Colby Covington: ‘He’s such a big liar’

UFC women’s strawweight contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk fired back at Colby Covington, calling the welterweight a “big liar” for the things he’s said about her. Jedrzejczyk has not been a fan …read more

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Eurobash: Episode 75 with Colby Covington, Paddy Pimblett, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Mason Jones

On this week’s episode of Eurobash, Colby Covington (14:00) pops by to give his thoughts on the welterweight title picture following his near meeting with Tyron Woodley and underlined his …read more

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Dana White: All called-off fights, including Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards, are being rescheduled

UFC president Dana White assures that all fights that were called off will be rescheduled.
On Monday, White said the main event between former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards, …read more

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Mike Perry claims he ‘could easily be champ’ in any weight class below welterweight

Fan favorite UFC welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry believes he’s got the skills to be a champion in any weight class below his current division. Unfortunately, he also admits that he’s …read more

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Usman Doesn’t Believe Masvidal Deserves Title Shot: ‘The Guy is Drinking His Own Kool-Aid’

Jorge Masvidal’s stock skyrocketed in 2019, and the 48-fight veteran is likely next in line for a welterweight title shot as a result. …read more

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VIDEO | Stephen Thompson shares live reaction after watching his KO loss to Anthony Pettis

Former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson suffered the first knockout loss of his career to Anthony Pettis twelve months ago. The welterweight contest took place at March’s UFC …read more

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Jorge Masvidal open to Khabib Nurmagomedov fight at lightweight if price is right: ‘The moolah’s gonna talk’

Jorge Masvidal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jorge Masvidal has his eyes on the welterweight prize. After that, he’s going to keep following the money.
Before his stunning rise through …read more

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Top five UFC London moments: Michael Bisping's win over Anderson Silva and more

1 2 3 4 …5The UFC was scheduled to make its 12th trip to London on Saturday before the event was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Rising welterweight star …read more

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Ben Askren calls Kamaru Usman 'the worst promoter in the history of MMA'

Ben Askren thinks Kamaru Usman doesn’t get how to play the game.
But he doesn’t mean the game inside the cage, since welterweight champion Usman has yet to lose in the …read more

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Tyron Woodley explains why he’s no longer interested in fighting Leon Edwards next

Tyron Woodley has revealed why he is no longer interested in fighting Leon Edwards next. The former welterweight champion was scheduled to fight Leon Edwards this week in the main …read more

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MMA rankings report: Gilbert Burns makes move at welterweight

Plenty has been said about Charles Oliveira’s statement win over Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 28, and not without good reason: This was a signature victory for “Do Bronx” …read more

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Colby Covington apologizes to teammate Dustin Poirier

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington on Monday ripped on teammate Dustin Poirier. On Tuesday, he did an about face, apologizing and admitting that he broke a promise to …read more

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Tyron Woodley dismisses Leon Edwards fight, demands Colby Covington as next opponent

Tyron Woodley has diverted his attention from Leon Edwards to Colby Covington. The former welterweight champion was scheduled to fight Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC London this …read more

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‘He wants it, too’ - Zaleski targets UFC 250 bout against Magny

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Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski would like a quick return after his win over Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Brasilia. Welterweight striker Elizeu Zaleski does not wish …read more

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Mac: UFC, Boxing Returns Happening ‘Soon’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, has not been seen since his first-round technical knockout win over Donald Cerrone in their welterweight headliner …read more

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Covington Trashes ‘Washed Up’ Jedrzejczyk For Getting Her Face ‘Rearranged’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, bet the house on reigning strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, in the UFC 248 pay-per-view …read more

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Jorge Masvidal says return to lightweight is possible

Jorge Masvidal has recently been collecting scalps in the welterweight division, but he spent the earlier chapters of his career competing in the lightweight division. It’s no secret that Masvidal …read more

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Chael Sonnen wonders if Kevin Lee should make permanent move to welterweight

Chael Sonnen is leaning towards wanting to see Kevin Lee adjust to the welterweight division. This past Saturday night (March 14), Lee took on Charles Oliveira in the main event …read more

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Jorge Masvidal would return to lightweight for just one thing

On the cusp of getting his first UFC title shot at welterweight, Jorge Masvidal has not entirely ruled out a return to 155 pounds.
Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Masvidal (35-13 …read more

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Leon Edwards tells Tyron Woodley he can’t “run” from this whooping

Leon Edwards has assured that Tyron Woodley can’t run or hide and will receive an “a*s whooping,” despite their main event fight cancellation. Number 4 ranked welterweight, Edwards was scheduled …read more

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Covington wants Woodley, fight not finalized

Colby Covington called on the UFC on Monday to book him as the replacement opponent for former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at this weekend’s event, which because of the coronavirus …read more

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Demian Maia Expects to Retire After One More UFC Appearance

Things didn’t go as planned for Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 170, as he was knocked out in the opening round by Gilbert Burns in the evening’s welterweight co-main …read more

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Gilbert Burns To Colby Covington: ‘I’m Going To Beat You The F*ck Up’

Gilbert Burns still hasn’t forgotten the time Colby Covington called the people of Brazil, “filthy animals.” Burns competed last night (March 14) against Demian Maia. The welterweight bout served as …read more

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Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards scrapped after UFC London card moved due to coronavirus outbreak

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The main event at the upcoming UFC card that was supposed to happen in England has now been scrapped.
Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was expected …read more

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Gilbert Burns' mixed feelings beating idol Demian Maia: 'When he was hurt, I wanted to stop'

Gilbert Burns didn’t feel 100 percent happy with his latest win.
The welterweight contender stopped longtime standout and two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC …read more

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Charles Oliveira willing to move up to welterweight for fight with Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight contender Charles Oliveira says that he would move up to welterweight for a superfight against Conor McGregor. Oliveira submitted Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC Brasilia …read more

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Demian Maia reacts following loss to Gilbert Burns, names 2 opponents for his final fight

Former UFC title challenger Demian Maia took on surging welterweight contender Gilbert Burns in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Brasilia event. Maia (28-10 MMA) entered the bout on a three-fight …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 28 results: Gilbert Burns TKOs Demian Maia in first, sends message to Colby Covington

Gilbert Burns continued a successful campaign in the welterweight division.
The Brazilian fighter picked up a first-round TKO win over former title challenger Demian Maia on Saturday night at UFC on …read more

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UFC Brasilia Highlights: Gilbert Burns Finishes Demian Maia

Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns ended in the first round. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Brasilia on Saturday night (March 14, 2020) from the …read more

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Maia might postpone retirement if Burns win puts him in title mix

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Veteran Demian Maia could have one last title run in him if he scores another win at UFC Brasilia. Welterweight veteran …read more

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UFC Brasilia: Lee won’t go back up to welterweight despite missing weight

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Kevin Lee has no intention of moving back up to welterweight despite missing weight for UFC Fight Night 170. Kevin Lee has struggled …read more

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Paul Daley calls for Bellator interim welterweight title fight against Lorenz Larkin

Paul Daley thinks a belt should remain in circulation at 170 pounds.
The British striker would like to see Bellator implement an interim title in the welterweight division in response to …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski reveals health battles from drastic dieting to move down from welterweight

Don’t let Alexander Volkanovski’s height of 5’6″ inches deceive you, the current featherweight champion has fought contenders in significantly heavier weight classes. However, the journey to drop the pounds previously …read more

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Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till targeted for UFC Dublin

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It took a little longer than expected, but Robert Whittaker and Darren Till finally got their booking.
The former middleweight champ and onetime welterweight title …read more

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Douglas Lima: Win over Gegard Mousasi will erase any doubt that I don't belong on pound-for-pound list

NEW YORK – Douglas Lima is chasing greatness.
Bellator welterweight champ Lima (32-7 MMA, 14-3 BMMA) will move up a division to face Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) for the …read more

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VIDEO | Check out this amazing promo for Leon Edwards vs. Tyron Woodley at UFC London

Leon Edwards has often felt overlooked in the welterweight division. However, his life-story is something to take notice of, and it takes centre stage in an amazing promo video released …read more

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This Leon Edwards Promo Video Is Amazing

Leon Edwards has long felt like the forgotten contender in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) stacked welterweight division, despite the fact that he’s won eight straight fights over the likes of …read more

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UFC 248 Highlights: Neil Magny Outclasses Li Jingliang

Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny was left up to the judges and their scores. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC 248 pay-per-view event on …read more

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UFC 248 Highlights: Alex Oliveira Edges Out Max Griffin

Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira went the distance. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC 248 pay-per-view event on Saturday night (March 7, 2020) from …read more

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Kamaru Usman names 7 UFC welterweights he says are better than Jorge Masvidal

The ongoing beef between UFC welterweight standouts Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal continued today during the Dominance MMA Management event. The UFC’s reigning welterweight champion, Usman (16-1), has been trading …read more

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Colby Covington responds to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s apology request ahead of UFC 248

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has responded to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s apology request just hours before her fight at UFC 248. The former strawweight queen, Jedrzejczyk, is set to …read more

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Condit vs. Ellenberger, Modafferi vs. Loewen among additions to Submission Underground 12

A few notable names on the UFC roster are set to put their grappling skills to the test later this month.
Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will face UFC …read more

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Leon Edwards shares some advice for Conor McGregor

Leon Edwards has his own opinions on Conor McGregor’s future in MMA. The number four ranked welterweight praised the Irishman for his performance against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, but he doesn’t …read more

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UFC 248 Embedded, episode 1: Israel Adesanya calls Darren Till ‘p*ssy’ for avoiding Yoel Romero

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya wants to be remembered forever, so he won’t turn down fights and curses those who do.
That includes onetime welterweight title challenger and current middleweight …read more

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Colby Covington absolutely destroys Rosie O’Donnell for her UFC 245 post-fight comments

Colby Covington went to war with Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 this past December, but ultimately fell short in his quest to capture the promotions welterweight world title. After a …read more

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Colby Covington Puts 50 Cent & Rosie O’Donnell On Blast

Colby Covington is aware of 50 Cent and Rosie O’Donnell basking in his defeat. Covington challenged UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman back in Dec. 2019. The welterweight title bout headlined …read more

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Douglas Lima recalls sparring session with Gegard Mousasi in Germany

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Gegard Mousasi was gearing up for his Bellator debut against Alexander Shlemenko in 2017 when Douglas Lima, the company’s welterweight champion, showed up in the …read more

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Khabib accuses McGregor of ‘ducking tough match-ups’, says ‘his time is finished’

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“He’s not high-level lightweight or welterweight right now. He’s not. Of course, he has a big name but his time is …read more

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‘Queen’ Wants Covington To ‘Bow Down And Say Sorry’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, made a bunch of enemies at American Top Team (ATT) …read more

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Geoff Neal calls for a fight with welterweight contender Michael Chiesa

UFC welterweight star Geoff Neal has called out Michael Chiesa for a potential welterweight showdown with both men riding win streaks in the division.

While the debate regarding the best division …read more

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UFC Auckland Highlights: Song Kenan KO’s Callan Potter

Song Kenan vs. Callan Potter ended early. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Auckland event from the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on …read more

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Bellator 239 results: Yaroslav Amosov outpoints Ed Ruth, remains unbeaten

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – In a battle of world-class sambo vs. world-class wrestling, sambo emerged victorious.
Yaroslav Amosov made a statement in Bellator’s deep welterweight division on Friday night by nothing one …read more

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Michael Chiesa respects Geoff Neal's callout, but he's aiming higher at welterweight

Michael Chiesa is on the cusp of UFC title contendership at welterweight, and he has his sights set on a matchup against one of the division’s top names.
And that means …read more

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Bellator 239 results, stream, discussion, play-by-play

Check out the blow-by-blow results for tonight’s Bellator 239 card, featuring top shelf welterweight bout Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov in the main event. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow …read more

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UFC Cancels Auckland Fight

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to cancel the welterweight showdown between Maki Pitolo and Takashi Sato, scheduled for tomorrow night’s (Sat., Feb. 22, …read more

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Colby Covington forecasts ‘sequel and trilogy’ with Kamaru Usman, says UFC ‘likes the idea’

Back in December, in the main event of UFC 245, Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington delivered an absolute thriller of a welterweight title fight.
In the end, Usman won this fight …read more

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Ed Ruth has no problem being ‘patient’ while Bellator champ Douglas Lima pursues a second world title 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Three-time NCAA wrestling champion Ed Ruth made a fast rise up the welterweight ranks since joining the roster at Bellator MMA, but despite his desire …read more

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Chael Sonnen gets fired up while defending Diego Sanchez DQ win

Diego Sanchez has become a hot topic of conversation recently, but MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has the welterweight’s back.
In 2019, “The Nightmare” announced he would be leaving his training home …read more

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Maki Pitolo vs. Takashi Sato scratched from UFC on ESPN+ 26 lineup

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – UFC on ESPN+ 26 lost one fight in the midst of Friday’s official weigh-in window.
The welterweight bout between Maki Pitolo and Takashi Sato will not take …read more

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Bellator 239 weigh-in video highlights, photos with potential welterweight barnburner in Oklahoma

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – For the first time in 2020, Bellator sets up shop this week in Oklahoma.
Bellator 239 takes place Friday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The main …read more

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Colby Covington sees Kamaru Usman exposing 'journeyman' Jorge Masvidal if they fight

Colby Covington is very familiar with both Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
With the UFC’s plan of booking Usman to defend his welterweight championship against Masvidal in July at International Fight …read more

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Niko Price vs. Muslim Salikhov set for UFC Portland

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The UFC’s return to Portland will include this surefire banger of a welterweight fight. This news has slipped under the radar …read more

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Colby Covington far from finished with Kamaru Usman: 'There's a sequel and trilogy coming'

Colby Covington has unfinished business with Kamaru Usman after losing a barnburner to the welterweight champion.
Last December at UFC 245, Covington lost by fifth-round TKO to Usman, with the fight …read more

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Referee Marc Goddard reveals he received death threats following UFC 245

Referee Marc Goddard says he received death threats after his decision to stop the UFC 245 main event between welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington.
After four rounds of …read more

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War Room breakdown: UFC Auckland Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker

UFC commentator and former welterweight championship contender Dan Hardy returns to the War Room to break down the UFC on ESPN+ 26 main event between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker.
Felder …read more

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Covington’s Troll Army Threatened To Kill UFC 245 Referee

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Has the Nick Diaz Army met its match? Any time I write anything remotely critical of former UFC interim welterweight champion, …read more

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Diego Sanchez defends his ‘veteran decision‘ at UFC Rio Rancho

According to Diego Sanchez, he can sleep easy at night knowing he bagged a disqualification win against Michel Pereira at UFC on ESPN+ 25.
The welterweight fighters collided in the co-main …read more

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Bellator 239’s Yaroslav Amosov: My wrestling is better than Ed Ruth’s

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The undefeated welterweight is looking to overcome Ed Ruth on the way to claiming the …read more

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Diego Sanchez says he made 'smart, veteran decision' taking DQ over Michel Pereira

Diego Sanchez is completely comfortable with his disqualification win over Michel Pereira at UFC on ESPN+ 25.
The welterweight co-headline bout, which took place Saturday at Santa Ana Star Center in …read more

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Marc Goddard defends Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington stoppage

MMA referee Marc Goddard has spoken publicly for the first time about the controversial stoppage in the Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington fight at UFC 245.
Goddard stopped the welterweight title …read more

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Diego Sanchez reacts following criticism of corner advice at UFC Rio Rancho

UFC legend Diego Sanchez returned to the Octagon at last night’s UFC Rio Rancho event for a welterweight scrap with Michel Pereira.
The highly anticipated bout served as the co-main event …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho Results: Diego Sanchez def. Michel Pereira via DQ (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC Rio Rancho event is co-headlined by an exciting welterweight bout between fan favorites Diego Sanchez and Michel Pereira.
Sanchez (29-12 MMA) is coming off a unanimous decision setback to …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho Highlights: Diego Sanchez Beats Michel Pereira By DQ

Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira was an odd fight. There’s no way around saying that. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Rio Rancho event …read more

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Pros react to Diego Sanchez defeating Michel Pereira via DQ at UFC Rio Rancho

Tonight’s UFC Rio Rancho event was co-headlined by an exciting welterweight bout between fan favorites Diego Sanchez and Michel Pereira.
Sanchez (29-12 MMA) entered tonight’s event looking to rebound, this after …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho live blog: Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira

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This is the UFC Rio Rancho live blog for Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira, the welterweight co-main event for Saturday’s fight card at Santa …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho Highlights: Daniel Rodriguez Taps Out Tim Means

Daniel Rodriguez tapped out Tim Means. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Rio Rancho event on Saturday night (February 15, 2020) from the that aired …read more

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Bellator 241 adds Leslie Smith vs. Jessy Miele, Robson Gracie return, more to prelims

The Bellator 241 preliminary card has started to fill up.
Three fights have been added to the prelims, including a featherweight bout between Leslie Smith and Jessy Miele, a welterweight fight …read more

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Morning Report: Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Ryan Bader next: ‘People are going to say I’m beating welterweights’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Earlier this week, it was announced that Gegard Mousasi would face welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator middleweight title at Bellator 243 this …read more

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Gegard Mousasi thinks he has every advantage in Bellator title fight vs. Douglas Lima

Gegard Mousasi has no ill will toward Douglas Lima, but he thinks the welterweight champion is walking into a nightmare matchup when he goes for the Bellator middleweight title in …read more

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Niko Price vs. Muslim Salikhov added to UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Portland

A matchup between two welterweight finishers is the latest addition to UFC Portland.
Niko Price (14-3-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC) will take on Muslim Salikhov (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC on …read more

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Niko Price vs. Muslim Salikhov added to UFC Lincoln

An exciting welterweight bout between finishers Niko Price and Muslim Salikhov is the latest addition to the UFC Lincoln card.
UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place on April 25 at Pinnacle …read more

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Manny Pacquiao Joins Same Management Team As Conor McGregor

Manny Pacquiao has signed with Paradigm Sports Management and Conor McGregor is pleased to welcome him. Despite being 41 years old, Pacquiao is still an elite welterweight boxer. After a …read more

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Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima Official For Bellator Middleweight Title

Bellator will crown a new middleweight champion on May 9. Scott Coker, the Bellator president, has announced that former 185-pound champion Gegard Mousasi will collide with current welterweight title holder …read more

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Mousasi to face Lima for vacant Bellator title

Gegard Mousasi will face welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator middleweight title on May 9 in San Jose, California. Rafael Lovato Jr. has vacated his title as he’s …read more

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Bellator inks extensions with champions Douglas Lima and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

LOS ANGELES – Bellator is proud to announce that welterweight champion Douglas Lima (32-7) and flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-0) will continue to compete inside the Bellator cage after signing …read more

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Kamaru Usman: I'm supposed to worry about Jorge Masvidal when he couldn't knock out Nate Diaz?

HOUSTON – Kamaru Usman isn’t concerned with Jorge Masvidal’s striking pedigree.
Although the bout hasn’t been officially announced, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the intention is to have welterweight champion …read more

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Douglas Lima, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane re-up with Bellator

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator has re-upped with two of its champions.
The Viacom-owned promotion on Monday announced new “multi-fight, multi-year extensions” for the contracts of welterweight champ Douglas …read more

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Kamaru Usman slams Jorge Masvidal's persona: 'He's become everything he said he wouldn't be'

HOUSTON – The bout has not be officially announced yet, but the welterweight title showdown for International Fight Week between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal looks close to being confirmed, …read more

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UFC 247 Highlights: Khaos Williams KO’s Alex Morono In Seconds

Khaos Williams stepped up in a big way at UFC 247. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC 247 pay-per-view event on Saturday night (February …read more

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Geoff Neal thinks Michael Chiesa is getting ahead of himself at welterweight

HOUSTON — Geoff Neal has taken several prospects out, but he’s ready for the top of the division.
Neal (13-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has finished all but one of his UFC …read more

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