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Rafael dos Anjos interested in fighting Dustin Poirier at welterweight

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is interested in fighting Dustin Poirier at welterweight if he decides to move up in weight classes.
Poirier recently said he was open to …read more

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UFC announces championship triple-header for UFC 245 in Las Vegas

UFC’s final Pay-Per-View event of 2019 will feature three blockbuster world championship bouts. In a highly anticipated welterweight championship grudge match, Kamaru Usman defends against No. 2 ranked contender Colby …read more

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Kevin Lee says he's not afraid to wrestle UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov if given the chance

Kevin Lee has been chasing a fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for quite a while now.
After a failed attempt to move to welterweight, a fourth-round submission loss to Rafael …read more

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James Vick Reflects on ‘Embarrassing’ Upkick KO Defeat at UFC Fight Night 161

James Vick suffered his fourth loss in a row — and third by knockout — at UFC Fight Night 161, where he moved up to welterweight to face Niko Price. …read more

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Posted on October 15, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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James Vick Releases Statement On UFC Tampa KO Loss

James Vick was moving up to welterweight at UFC Tampa with his back against the wall. He was on a three-fight losing streak with two of those losses coming by …read more

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James Vick Releases Statement On KO Loss

James Vick was moving up to welterweight at UFC Tampa with his back against the wall. He was on a three-fight losing streak with two of those losses coming by …read more

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Mike Perry wants to fight Robbie Lawler at UFC 245

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Robbie Lawler needs a new opponent for UFC 245, and Mike Perry is unsurprisingly willing to be the replacement for Santiago Ponzinibbio. With welterweight contender …read more

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Dustin Poirier wants a meaningful fight that excites him, even if it's at welterweight

TAMPA, Fla. – Dustin Poirier would fight again this year if an opportunity that made sense materialized, but the former interim UFC lightweight champ has no intention of competing just …read more

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Price draws inspiration from Nick Diaz, wants ‘BMF’ title fight

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Niko Price wants his own “baddest motherf—r” title fight some time in the future. Welterweight fighter Niko Price scored another impressive win off his …read more

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UFC Tampa Highlights: Niko Price Scores Upkick KO Over James Vick

Niko Price vs. James Vick didn’t last long at UFC Tampa. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Tampa event on Saturday night from the Amalie …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 19 results: Niko Price knocks James Vick out cold with devastating upkick

A move up to welterweight did not change James Vick’s fortune.
The former lightweight, who made the move up to 170 pounds after dropping three bouts in a row, was met …read more

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Ray Cooper III and Kayla Harrison among fighters advancing to PFL Championship

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LAS VEGAS, N.V. – October 11, 2019 – The 2019 Professional Fighters League (PFL) Playoffs kicked off at MGM’s Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with welterweight and …read more

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UFC Tampa Highlights: Deiveson Figueiredo Taps Tim Elliott

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Tim Elliott ended quickly at UFC Tampa. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Tampa event on Saturday night from the Amalie Arena …read more

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UFC Tampa Highlights: Miguel Baeza Kicks His Way to TKO Victory

Miguel Baeza picked up an impressive win over Hector Aldana at UFC Tampa. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Tampa event on Saturday night from …read more

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Ponzinibbio Forced Out Of ‘Ruthless’ Bout At UFC 245

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The upcoming welterweight clash between former UFC champion Robbie Lawler and streaking contender Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 245 on Dec. …read more

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Kamaru Usman on Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz: ‘You’ve got 20 losses… you’re not a bad motherf**cker’

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In a perfect world, Kamaru Usman would be defending his welterweight title against Colby Covington at UFC 244 in New York on Nov. 2.
Unfortunately, Usman …read more

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PFL 7 results and video: Harrison gets armbar, Cooper III scores big KO

Kayla Harrison taps out Bobbi Jo Dalziel via armbar at PFL 7. 10/12/2019 | Ryan Loco/PFL

Professional Fighters League 7 defined the finalists for the welterweight and women’s lightweight …read more

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PFL 7 playoff results: Kayla Harrison armbars her way to finals, David Michaud to face Ray Cooper III for welterweight crown

Kayla Harrison secures an arm bar win over Bobbi Jo Dalziel | Ryan Loco, PFL

There is no stopping Kayla Harrison.
The two-time Olympic gold medal-winning judoka lived up to …read more

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Woodley believes Usman has ‘slight edge’ over Covington

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Tyron Woodley believes Kamaru Usman has the slight edge over Colby Covington in their upcoming welterweight title bout at UFC …read more

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Glaico Franca won’t allow PFL’s million-dollar prize to become a distraction

Glaico Franca won eight in a row since leaving the UFC and moving up to welterweight. | Ryan Loco, PFL

When Glaico Franca earned a shot at the Pancrase …read more

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Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means announced for UFC on ESPN 7

Thiago Alves returns for a welterweight bout with Tim Means in Washington. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A month after being forced out of UFC Copenhagen with kidney stones, …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz: I guarantee Kamaru Usman will make an example out of Colby Covington

LOS ANGELES – Ali Abdelaziz has often had his predictions come to fruition.
And as welterweight champion Kamaru Usman heads into his title fight vs. Colby Covington at UFC 245, Abdelaziz …read more

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Report: Thiago Alves vs Tim Means booked for December

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Welterweights Thiago Alves and Tim Means are apparently headed to Washington D.C. on December 7. A clash of welterweight strikers …read more

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PFL 2019, Playoffs 1 weigh-in results: All clear to start post-season

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The PFL’s first playoff event is set, and the post-season contestants in the welterweight and women’s lightweight division made weight without …read more

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PFL 7 2019 Weigh-in Results: Everyone Makes Weight for Playoff Action

The second season of the Professional Fighters League has reached the playoffs, with fighters at welterweight and women’s lightweight competing for spots in the finals. …read more

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PFL 2019, Playoffs 1 predictions: Is Kayla Harrison vs. Sarah Kaufman an automatic final?

The 2019 PFL playoffs get underway Friday, with the women’s lightweight and men’s welterweight brackets set to fight until a final is determined.
Unlike the other playoff brackets, women’s lightweight consists …read more

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UFC Tampa: Joanna vs. Waterson - Preliminary Card preview

Get the scoop on the early fights of UFC Tampa, featuring the debut of James Vick at welterweight against the uber-aggressive Niko Price. As goofy as it may sound, as …read more

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Woodley Calls Out Canelo: ‘If I Land, He’s Going Down’

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Long before he was one of the world’s best welterweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) …read more

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Kamaru Usman has 'much more than just a fight' with Colby Covington at UFC 245

LOS ANGELES — Kamaru Usman thought the hard part was done when his long, arduous climb up the welterweight ranks culminated in his dominant victory over Tyron Woodley to claim …read more

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UFC 243 live blog: Jumeau vs. Lima

Luke Jumeau faces off with Dhiego Lima ahead of their welterweight bout Saturday at UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 243 …read more

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Posted on October 6, 2019, 2:46 am By
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Iaquinta Weighs In On ’Disrespectful’ BMF Title

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Conor McGregor isn’t the only fighter to recently bash the upcoming “BMF” title fight between welterweight fan favorites Nate Diaz …read more

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Posted on October 5, 2019, 2:16 am By
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Latest UFC 245 Fight Card, PPV Line Up

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UFC will close out 2019 with a bang, giving MMA fans a championship tripleheader that features title fights at welterweight, featherweight, …read more

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VIDEO | Brawl breaks out at Brave CF 27 weigh-ins

Brave CF 27, scheduled for Friday in Abu Dhabi, will feature a welterweight title rematch between champion Abdoul Abdouraguimov and challenger Jarrah Al-Selawe. When the pair squared off at the …read more

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Gunnar Nelson issues statement following loss to Gilbert Burns

Fan favorite Gunnar Nelson collided with Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night Copenhagen event.
It marked the second time in a year that the Icelandic …read more

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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre 'a fun fight to make' after Tony Ferguson's shot

UFC president Dana White is getting more and more fond of a potential matchup between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former welterweight and middleweight champ Georges St-Pierre.
Originally noncommittal, White changed …read more

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Lorenz Larkin not impressed with Andrey Koreshkov's resume heading into Bellator 229

TEMECULA, CALIF. – If one wanted to, one could built the case that Andrey Koreshkov is the best welterweight competitor in Bellator history.
The 29-year-old natives of Omsk, Russia had held …read more

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Burns: The ‘best is yet to come’ at 170, ‘I’m becoming an MMA nerd’

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Gilbert Burns is optimistic about his change to the welterweight division after two wins since August. Former lightweight fighter Gillbert …read more

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Gilbert Burns wants ranked opponents at welterweight after his ‘biggest win’ yet

Gilbert Burns is now 2-0 since returning to the UFC welterweight division.
First, the former lightweight contender took a short notice welterweight bout against undefeated Alexey Kunchenko and handed him his …read more

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Colby Covington believes there ‘is a very real possibility’ Kamaru Usman doesn’t show up at UFC 245

Colby Covington will finally be fighting for the undisputed welterweight title at UFC 245 when he takes on current division champion, Kamaru Usman.
Yet, ‘Chaos’ isn’t holding his breath the fight …read more

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Kevin Lee Says Diaz & Masvidal Are Fighting For ‘Little Boys Title’

Count Kevin Lee as one of the detractors of the BMF championship. On Nov. 2, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will collide for the one-time-only BMF title. The welterweight bout …read more

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Off Guard: Ali Abdelaziz on just how personal Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington is

LAS VEGAS – In a fight that’s been brewing for a long time, Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will finally throw down.
Welterweight champion Usman will defend his title vs. former …read more

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Kevin Lee says lightweight return is about UFC welterweight division getting 'a little stagnant'

After an unsuccessful welterweight debut, Kevin Lee has made the move back down to lightweight, and there’s a reason for that. He simply doesn’t believe there’s enough excitement in the …read more

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Lee meets Gillespie in 155 return at UFC 244

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“The Motown Phenom” won’t have an easy first fight back at 155 pounds. After his welterweight debut didn’t go his …read more

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Lee Receives ‘Gift’ In Lightweight Return

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Looks like Kevin Lee is one-and-done as a welterweight and will be returning to 155 pounds for his next fight, which appears to be …read more

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Bellator 229 pre-event facts: Andrey Koreshkov looks to extend welterweight wins record

Bellator is back with another event on Friday as Bellator 229 takes place at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif., with a main card that airs on Paramount following prelims …read more

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Wonder Cringe Powers ... ACTIVATE!

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Tonight, the role of “Gleek” will be played by welterweight contender Colby Covington. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo, who also holds …read more

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Gilbert Burns after UFC on ESPN+ 18 win: I'm a better fighter at welterweight

It appears Gilbert Burns will stay put in the welterweight division after remaining undefeated in the division with a win over Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 18.
Burns (17-3 MMA, …read more

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Boxing: Errol Spence Jr. Outslugs Shawn Porter to Unify Welterweight Titles

Errol Spence Jr. was stellar on Saturday night as he waged and won a memorable war with Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight championship in Staples Center in Los Angeles. …read more

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Video highlights: Spence, Porter put on FOTY caliber performance

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Watch highlights of Errol Spence Jr’s thrilling welterweight title unification bout with Shawn Porter. Fans got treated to an absolute war between Errol Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KOs) …read more

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Spence Jr vs. Porter live results, round by round updates

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Get round by round results and full fight coverage here for the welterweight championship unification boxing match between Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter. …read more

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Gilbert Burns reacts to win against Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen

Brazilian standout Gilbert Burns squared off with Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout earlier today at UFC Fight Night Copenhagen.
Burns accepted the opportunity to fight Nelson on just two-weeks notice. …read more

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Twitter reacts to Gilbert Burns' win over Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 18

Gilbert Burns remained perfect as a welterweight on Saturday when he defeated Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 18.
Burns (17-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) was triumphant in yet another short-notice contest …read more

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UFC Copenhagen results: Gilbert Burns outworks Gunnar Nelson to earn fourth straight win

Gilbert Burns | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Burns has found a new home following his return to the welterweight division.
After accepting a short-notice fight against Gunnar Nelson at …read more

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UFC Copenhagen Highlights: Gilbert Burns Decisions Gunnar Nelson

Gilbert Burns decisions Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Copenhagen event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. …read more

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UFC Copenhagen Highlights: Nicolas Dalby Outlasts Alex Oliveira

Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira went the distance at UFC Copenhagen. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Copenhagen event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena …read more

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MMA Community reacts to brutal officiating in Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira fight

Nicolas Dalby returned to the Octagon in front of a home crowd at tonight’s UFC Copenhagen event for a welterweight bout with Alex Oliveira.
After a tough opening round, The Dane …read more

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UFC Copenhagen Highlights: Nicolas Dalby Outlasts Alex Oliveira

Nicolas Dalby vs. Alex Oliveira went the distance at UFC Copenhagen. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout at the UFC Copenhagen event on ESPN+ from the Royal Arena …read more

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Colby Covington reacts after finally receiving a title shot at UFC 245

Former UFC interim welterweight champ Colby Covington will finally get his shot at undisputed gold on December 14 when he meets Kamaru Usman at UFC 245.
The news that UFC 245 …read more

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Three title fights now official for December’s UFC 245 event

UFC 245 officially has three title fights as it was announced that Kamaru Usman will be defending his welterweight title at the December 14 event in Las Vegas.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ …read more

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Michael 'Venom' Page: Ref Dan Miragliotta called me a 'piece of (expletive)' after fight

DUBLIN —Michael Page shook off his first career loss in grand style on Friday. “MVP” knocked out an overmatched Richard Kiely in the opening round of their welterweight fight at …read more

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Kamaru Usman to face Colby Covington at UFC 245

Kamaru Usman (pictured) defends his welterweight title against Colby Covington at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in Las Vegas | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington …read more

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Sources: Usman-Covington bout set for UFC 245

The much anticipated welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington is set for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. …read more

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Nothing against Leon Edwards, but Tyron Woodley 'ain't a gatekeeper for someone to build their name'

Tyron Woodley is edging closer to a return to the octagon, he but isn’t interested in fighting an up-and-comer.
With most of the welterweight division currently booked, the surging Leon Edwards …read more

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Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter Weigh-in Results: Welterweight Title Unification Set

A pivotal welterweight unification fight happens on Saturday as Errol Spence Jr. takes on Shawn Porter, and both men have made weight. …read more

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Errol Spence Jr. Promises to Stop Shawn Porter

IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and WBC Welterweight Champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter face off on Saturday night to crown a unified welterweight champion. The two title …read more

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Report: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington close to finalized for UFC 245

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The UFC is reportedly close to finalizing the proposed welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington. First it …read more

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UFC 245: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington Reportedly Close To Being Finalized

It appears the UFC is finally “closing in” on making Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington a lock for their year-end pay-per-view. The UFC tried booking a welterweight title bout between …read more

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Report | Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington nearing completion for UFC 245 main event

UFC 245 is close to getting its main event as welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman is set to take on Colby Covington.
Sources tell BJPENN.com that the two are close to finalizing …read more

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Peter Queally expects ‘Fight of the Night’ battle with Ryan Scope at Bellator Dublin

DUBLIN — Peter Queally revealed how his lightweight meeting was moved to welterweight after his opponent Ryan Scope requested it, explained the benefits of fighting at the heavier weight class, …read more

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UFC Copenhagen | Gilbert Burns believes Gunnar Nelson is the biggest fight of his career

Gilbert Burns is once again taking a welterweight short notice fight.
Back in August, the Brazilian stepped up and took on Alexey Kunchenko and handed him his first loss. Now, on …read more

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Leon Edwards believes he will fight for welterweight title in December

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“I know the Colby (Covington) fight’s not happening – that’s what I’m hearing – so I’m ready to go in …read more

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Leon Edwards claims he could get next welterweight title shot

The UFC has had some difficulty pinning down a welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and top contender Colby Covington. If the bout continues to give the promotion difficulty, …read more

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PFL playoffs: Bracket breakdowns at welterweight, women's lightweight

With the 2019 PFL playoffs set to begin, we dive into the welterweight and women’s lightweight brackets, which feature some intriguing matchups. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal says Kamaru Usman rejected bout against: ‘That guy knows I’ll baptize him’

MEXICO CITY — Jorge Masvidal speaks to the media at UFC Mexico City about his upcoming welterweight bout against Nate Diaz at UFC 244, failed negotiations with champion Kamaru Usman, …read more

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White Reveals Timeline For New 'BMF' belt

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The appeal for the upcoming welterweight clash between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244 this November is obvious. Masvidal and Diaz are …read more

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White Calls Out Covington For Declining Usman Fight

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It’s safe to say that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and welterweight contender Colby Covington currently aren’t seeing eye to eye. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Willing To Fight ‘Sissies’ Usman & Covington After Nate Diaz

Jorge Masvidal has his eyes on two “sissies” following UFC 244. On Nov. 2, Masvidal will go one-on-one with Nate Diaz. The welterweight clash will be held inside Madison Square …read more

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Kyle Nelson: Marco 'Polo' Reyes will learn I hit like a welterweight at UFC on ESPN+ 17

MEXICO CITY – Kyle Nelson came to town with bad intentions.
“The Monster” has entered enemy territory and is looking to take out Marco “Polo” Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 17.
And …read more

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‘Why Are You So Cheap?’

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Colby Covington was expected to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at the upcoming UFC 244 pay-per-view (PPV) event …read more

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Dana White explains why Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington isn’t happening at UFC 244

After Colby Covington beat Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark, all signs pointed to him fighting welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman next. Many also expected that fight to be at UFC 244 …read more

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Jorge Masvidal: I can’t fight Conor McGregor because ‘I don’t wanna go to jail’

Shortly after he knocked out Ben Askren at UFC 239, streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal began campaigning for a fight with former UFC featherweight and welterweight champ Conor McGregor.
In the …read more

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Poirier is ‘100 percent’ willing to move up to welterweight for the right fight

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Dustin Poirier teases of a move to 170-pounds. Dustin Poirier started out his UFC career as a featherweight, but ‘The …read more

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UFC 244: Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal New York press conference (video)

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UFC officials came out of left field when it named the headliner for its 500th event ever.
Initially working toward a welterweight title defense with champion Kamaru Usman taking …read more

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Unbeaten Joey Davis meets Jeff Peterson at Bellator 229

Joey Davis (pictured) fights Jeff Peterson in a welterweight bout at Bellator 229 in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4 | Bellator MMA

Top Bellator prospect Joey Davis is hunting …read more

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Dan Lambert would be surprised if Colby Covington left American Top Team despite drama

There’s been quite a bit of drama surrounding American Top Team, and it’s all surrounding Colby Covington.
Covington, the former UFC interim welterweight champion, has taken verbal shots at teammates Jorge …read more

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Dustin Poirier interested in moving up to welterweight

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier recently told fans that he is interested in potentially competing in the welterweight division.
“The Diamond” responded to a fan on Twitter, who asked him if …read more

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Stipe Miocic ‘upset’ with Colby Covington, plans to have conversation with him

UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic wants a word with welterweight contender Colby Covington.
Miocic recently heard through the grapevine that Covington was being disrespectful to his wife at UFC 241 — …read more

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Stipe Miocic Not Pleased With Colby Covington Over Remark Towards His Wife

Colby Covington may have just made himself a new enemy in Stipe Miocic. While Covington is a welterweight, he hasn’t been shy in his attempts to get under the skin …read more

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Colby Covington On UFC: ‘They Do The Slave Labor Negotiations’

Colby Covington is none too pleased with the UFC’s negotiation tactics. Covington was in talks with the UFC for a welterweight title opportunity against Kamaru Usman at UFC 244. Talks …read more

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Diaz and Masvidal set to face off on Thursday at UFC 244 press conference

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Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are set for their first press conference to promote their upcoming welterweight bout at UFC …read more

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UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz fight card announced

UFC will hold its 500th event at the World’s Most Famous Arena, featuring a stacked card headlined by an East Coast-West Coast battle between No. 3 ranked welterweight contender Jorge …read more

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Colby Covington slams UFC for ‘slave labor negotiations’

Colby Covington is once again butting heads with the UFC.
The former interim welterweight champ was expected to challenge Kamaru Usman for the undisputed welterweight title at UFC 244 this November, …read more

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Anthony Pettis sets sights on Diego Sanchez fight

Anthony Pettis is riding a loss to Nate Diaz, but still feels like he’s in a good place in his career. Currently competing at welterweight, but well within reach of …read more

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Tyron Woodley explains why he wants Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Tyron Woodley has his eyes set on reclaiming his welterweight title, but he also wants another fight. “The Chosen One” would like to fight the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, Khabib …read more

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Ben Askren Blasts Kamaru Usman & Colby Covington For Failed Negotiations

Ben Askren has been told that both Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington made the same mistake during UFC 244 negotiations. The UFC initially wanted a welterweight title bout between champion …read more

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Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz to come face-to-face this week

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will soon come face-to-face for the first time ahead of their UFC 244 main event showdown.
The pair of popular welterweight contenders are set to appear …read more

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Islam Makhachev fires back at Kevin Lee

Late last week, Kevin Lee announced his intention to return to the lightweight division after a brief stint at welterweight. He stated that he hopes to work his way toward …read more

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Ben Askren believes ‘idiots’ Usman, Covington made the same error in negotiations

UFC 244 was originally expected to be headlined by a welterweight title fight between reigning champion Kamaru Usman and top contender Colby Covington. Unfortunately, negotiations for this fight ultimately hit …read more

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Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio targeted for UFC 245 in Las Vegas

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Two of the welterweight division’s most devastating strikers are expected to throw down at the UFC’s final …read more

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Tyron Woodley discusses plans at welterweight, middleweight

Former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley is planning to move up to middleweight, but no quite yet.
Speaking at fan Q&A ahead of last weekend’s UFC Vancouver card, Woodley divulged that …read more

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