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Mike Perry reacts to UFC Vegas 23 loss to Daniel Rodriguez: ‘I used to be great, I don’t know what happened’

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Mike Perry was left wondering where things went wrong following his unanimous decision loss on Saturday.
In the welterweight main card …read more

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Jorge Masvidal explains why he can’t stand Colby Covington

No. 4 ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal spoke to Ariel Helwani ahead of his rematch against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship at UFC 261.

One of the many topics they …read more

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Watch Kamaru Usman finish Gilbert Burns | UFC 261 free fight

Kamaru Usman made his third successful welterweight title defense against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 earlier this year and earned a Performance of the Night bonus. Usman faces Jorge Masvidal …read more

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Curtis Millender Steps in to Face Rory MacDonald at PFL 2

Curtis Millender will face Rory MacDonald at PFL 2 to replace his original opponent 2019 welterweight finalist, David Michaud.  Millender coming in to replace Michaud inserts him into the PFL’s …read more

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Masvidal Tells Edwards ‘Win A Fight And I’ll Be Here’

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Jorge Masvidal has a number of fights at his disposal. The welterweight contender is currently lined up for a title …read more

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UFC's Daniel Rodriguez: Mike Perry win would be springboard for 'next-level' opponents

LAS VEGAS – Daniel Rodriguez thinks Mike Perry is the perfect opponent to kickstart a new run in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Rodriguez meets Perry in the main card of Saturday’s …read more

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UFC fighter Sasha Palatnikov explains why he smokes weed: “It really helps me… because every day I’m getting punched and kicked by human beings”

This Saturday night at UFC Vegas 23, welterweight prospect Sasha Palatnikov makes his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon. A veteran of UAE Warriors who packs a powerful punch, Palatnikov made …read more

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Masvidal On A Diaz Rematch: ‘Guaranteed, We Are Running It Back’

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Jorge Masvidal has another shot at welterweight gold on April 24th, but he hasn’t forgotten about the …read more

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Geoff Neal vs. Neil Magny re-booked for UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw

Geoff Neal punches Stephen Thompson in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Cooper …read more

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Magny Vs Neil Headed To ESPN On May 8

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Let’s try this again.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again ask welterweight veterans Neil Magny and Geoff Neal to hook …read more

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Jorge Masvidal wants trilogy after he beats Kamaru Usman at UFC 261

In an exclusive Q&A available to ESPN+ subscribers, no. 4 ranked welterweight Jorge Masvidal answered questions from fans ahead of his welterweight championship rematch against Kamaru Usman on April 24 …read more

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Conor McGregor blasts Kamaru Usman for stealing his promotional one liners

UFC superstar Conor McGregor blasted welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman over his use of the term “green panty night.” McGregor is of course the originator of the term “red panty night,” …read more

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Geoff Neal vs. Neil Magny Nearly Finalized for UFC on ESPN 24

A showdown between welterweight contenders Geoff Neal and Neil Magny has been targeted for UFC on ESPN 24. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal excited but wary of 'adrenaline dump' back in front of fans at UFC 261

Jorge Masvidal’s second crack at a UFC title will come with a lot more pressure.
Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) rematches welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on April 24 in the main …read more

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Jorge Masvidal wants trilogy fight with Kamaru Usman ‘when I win the rematch’ at UFC 261

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Jorge Masvidal is foreshadowing a third meeting with Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
After dropping a unanimous decision on less …read more

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Kamaru Usman says it’s “green panty night” when any welterweight fights him

Kamaru Usman knows it’s a big night for any welterweight when they get a chance to fight him. In the main event of UFC 261, Usman is set to rematch …read more

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Kenny Florian looking forward to PFL's 'bananas' welterweight division the most

PFL’s newest addition to the broadcast team, Kenny Florian, is looking forward to calling one division in particular.
Florian, who will commentate the 2021 season alongside UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture …read more

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Demian Maia & Belal Muhammad Agree To Fight At UFC 263 On June 12

Belal Muhammad won’t get the opponent he wanted, but he will still have an opportunity to break into the top 10 of the welterweight division when he takes on Demian …read more

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Anatomy of a Fighter: Behind the scenes with ONE on TNT 1's Eddie Alvarez

After the longest layoff of his career, a “King” finally returns Wednesday.
Eddie Alvarez (30-7), “The Underground King,” is set to take on recent welterweight title challenger Iuri Lapicus (14-1) in …read more

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Report: Maia Vs. Muhammad In The Works For UFC 263

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A big fight in the UFC’s welterweight division is in the works for the promotion’s June 12th pay-per-view. …read more

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Submission ace Demian Maia set to return at UFC 263 for a welterweight fight with Belal Muhammad

Former two-division title challenger Demian Maia will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 263 for a welterweight bout with Belal Muhammad. That news comes courtesy of ESPN’s Brett …read more

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Colby Covington questions the UFC’s decision to “reward” Jorge Masvidal with a title shot: “He ran from me for 6 months and was scared to fight me”

Colby Covington can’t wrap his head around the UFC’s decision to give Jorge Masvidal another welterweight title shot against Kamaru Usman. Masvidal (35-14 MMA) and Usman (18-1 MMA) originally collided …read more

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Jason Jackson coming for title after Bellator 255: 'Douglas Lima's in trouble'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Jason Jackson has put together four consecutive wins in Bellator’s welterweight division, and now he thinks he’s earned a title shot with Douglas Lima.
“The champion is next,” …read more

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UFC 264 Update: Gilbert Burns, Stephen Thompson to Meet on July 10

A pivotal welterweight showdown pitting Gilbert Burns against Stephen Thompson is on tap for UFC 264. …read more

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Covington Declares Himself Backup For UFC 261 Main Event

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Colby Covington has declared himself the official backup for the upcoming welterweight title fight rematch between champion Kamaru Usman and …read more

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Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson targeted for UFC 264

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Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson could soon battle with their spots in the welterweight rankings on the line.
MMA Fighting confirmed …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev issues bold statement ahead of UFC return: “I’m the champ here”

Khamzat Chimaev has issued a bold statement ahead of his proposed UFC return, this while taking a shot at reigning welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. Chimaev (9-0 MMA) has been one …read more

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Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson booked for UFC 264 in July

A marquee welterweight matchup will go down this summer when former title challengers Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson meet at UFC 264.
Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, …read more

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UFC 264 adds dynamic welterweight bout between former title challengers Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns

A huge welterweight bout has been added to UFC 264, as ESPN is reporting that former title challengers Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns will collide on July 10. Thompson (16-4-1 …read more

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Bellator 255 video: Roman Faraldo stops 6-foot-7 welterweight Trevor Gudde in 90 seconds

Roman Faraldo got over his tallest task to date in MMA at Bellator 255.
The unbeaten welterweight prospect conquered 6-foot-7 welterweight Trevor Gudde with a first-round TKO in their matchup on …read more

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Neiman Gracie vows to put any welterweight in ‘serious trouble’ on the ground, challenge Douglas Lima after Bellator 255

Neiman Gracie meets Jason Jackson in the co-main event of Bellator 255 at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday | Bellator MMA

Neiman Gracie believes his …read more

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Colby Covington says he will be the unofficial backup for UFC 261, plans to be in attendance

Colby Covington says he will be in attendance for UFC 261 which sees Kamaru Usman defend his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal. For months now, the talk was Covington would …read more

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Colby Covington preparing as if he's the backup for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261

Colby Covington is ready to step in if anything happens in the UFC’s upcoming welterweight title fight.
Kamaru Usman will defend his 170-pound title against Jorge Masvidal in the UFC 261 …read more

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Colby Covington calls Jake Paul ‘an embarrassment to society,’ predicts Ben Askren to beat him

Colby Covington and Ben Askren have never been too fond of each other. But when it comes to Jake Paul and the current welterweight title picture, they can put their …read more

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Kevin Holland steps in to face Marvin Vettori in UFC on ABC 2 main event

After pondering a potential move to welterweight, no. 10 ranked middleweight Kevin Holland will be competing in his second main event in three weeks, taking on no. 6 ranked welterweight …read more

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Ben Askren claps back at Jorge Masvidal: “I’ve refrained for 2 years, you landed the luckiest knee of your life and I made you famous”

Ben Askren has finally had enough of the trash talk from his former opponent Jorge Masvidal. At UFC 239 Masvidal and Askren squared off in a highly anticipated welterweight bout. …read more

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Vicente Luque Used Lessons Learned from ‘Wonderboy’ Loss in Victory Over Woodley

Vicente Luque has been quietly working his way up the ladder of the UFC’s welterweight division, winning nine of his 10 Octagon appearances since October 2017. …read more

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Vicente Luque goes big with callout after UFC 260 submission of Tyron Woodley: Nate Diaz

LAS VEGAS – Vicente Luque knows who he wants next.
The welterweight contender made it pretty clear on what should come his way following arguably the biggest win of his MMA …read more

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UFC 260 Highlights: Vicente Luque Taps Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque was a very exciting fight.  The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (March 27, 2021) at the UFC 260 pay-per-view event …read more

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Tyron Woodley reacts following submission loss to Vicente Luque at UFC 260

Tyron Woodley was looking to avoid a fourth consecutive loss when he squared off with Vicente Luque in the co-main event of UFC 260. The UFC’s former welterweight kingpin, Woodley …read more

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UFC 260 results: Vicente Luque submits former champion Tyron Woodley

Vicente Luque picked up arguably the biggest win of his career Saturday night.
The welterweight contender submitted former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the first round of their short, but …read more

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UFC 260 results: Vicente Luque submits Tyron Woodley with D’arce choke in crazy opening round

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Vicente Luque picked up the biggest win of his career after he finished former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the …read more

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Pros react after Vicente Luque stops Tyron Woodley at UFC 260

Tonight’s UFC 260 event was co-headlined by a key welterweight fight featuring former division champ Tyron Woodley taking on Vicente Luque. Woodley (19-7-1 MMA) was hoping to snap his three-fight …read more

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UFC 260 results: Vicente Luque submits Tyron Woodley in one-round banger

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Vicente Luque just submitted Tyron Woodley after a wild fire fight in the …read more

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UFC 260 Result: Vicente Luque submits Tyron Woodley in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s UFC 260 event is co-headlined by a key welterweight fight featuring former division champion Tyron Woodley taking on Vicente Luque. Woodley (19-6-1 MMA) will be hoping to snap his …read more

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Dan Hardy reveals he was paid $24k for title fight with Georges St-Pierre: “GSP spent five times what I got paid on his training camp”

Dan Hardy recently revealed that he was paid just a tiny fraction of the money Georges St-Pierre collected for their welterweight title fight at UFC 111. Hardy (25-10 MMA) challenged …read more

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Ben Askren explains why Usman vs. Covington 2 makes a lot more sense compared to the current UFC 261 main event

Ben Askren believes a rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington makes a lot more sense when compared to the current UFC 261 main event. The promotions reigning welterweight kingpin, …read more

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UFC 260 Embedded, Episode 6: ‘We share the same heart’

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In the sixth episode of UFC 260 Embedded, Francis Ngannou teams up with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Sean O’Malley and Vicente Luque focus …read more

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Belal Muhammad tells Leon Edwards to “sign the contract”

Belal Muhammad is still campaigning to rematch Leon Edwards. At UFC Vegas 21, Muhammad stepped up on short notice to fight Edwards in a very intriguing welterweight bout. The fight …read more

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Kamaru Usman hopes his championship pedigree in Francis Ngannou's corner helps at UFC 260

Kamaru Usman hopes his championship pedigree will help contribute to Francis Ngannou’s success at UFC 260.
Welterweight champion Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) will be in Ngannou’s corner for his headlining …read more

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Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown rescheduled, several bouts official for UFC 261

Randy Brown (pictured, right) fights Alex Oliveira (not pictured) in a welterweight bout at UFC 261 on April 24 in Jacksonville, Fla. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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PFL 2021 welterweight preview: Which version of Rory MacDonald will we see in the PFL?

Rory MacDonald enters the 2021 PFL season as one of its most high-profile signings – but big questions linger. …read more

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Vicente Luque Vows To Not Look Past Tyron Woodley At UFC 260

Vicente Luque has a big opportunity ahead of him. In the co-main event of UFC 260, Luque is set to battle former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. It’s another step up …read more

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Luque insists Woodley is still ‘highly dangerous’ despite losing skid

Vicente Luque prepares to fight Randy Brown in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 01, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo …read more

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Polyana Viana responds to ‘revolting’ sexual comments from Colby Covington

Polyana Viana has responded after being mentioned in ‘revolting’ sexual comments by former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. Covington made headlines last week when he suggested that he declined …read more

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Video! Edwards Gets Emotional In Call To Mother After UFC Vegas 21

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Leon Edwards can’t catch a break. The streaking welterweight contender has won his last eight trips to …read more

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Kevin Holland eyes welterweight fight with Belal Muhammad: ‘Why not do it now?’

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A 25-minute fight with Derek Brunson served as a reckoning for Kevin Holland at …read more

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Pros react after Max Griffin KO’s Song Kenan at UFC Vegas 22

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 22 was co-headlined by a welterweight contest between fan favorites Song Kenan and Max Griffin. Kenan (16-6 MMA) entered tonight’s contest sporting a two-fight winning streak, this …read more

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UFC Vegas 22 results and highlights: Griffin, Yanez impress with KO wins

Max Griffin punches Song Kenan of China in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo …read more

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UFC Vegas 22 Result: Max Griffin KO’s Song Kenan in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 22 is co-headlined by a welterweight contest between fan favorites Song Kenan and Max Griffin. Kenan (16-5 MMA) is currently riding a two-fight winning streak, this after …read more

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Usman: I’m going to put that final nail in the coffin for Masvidal at UFC 261

Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal exchange words after the conclusion of their welterweight title fight at UFC 251. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

“I …read more

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Usman Requested Masvidal Rematch To ‘Put The Nail In That Coffin’

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Kamaru Usman is riding high in the UFC’s dangerous welterweight division. The reigning 170-pound champ is coming off his third-straight …read more

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Holland Eyes Usman or Masvidal As Next Opponents After UFC Vegas 22

Kevin Holland is currently plotting to make a detour down the 170 highway and trailblaze a route to welterweight gold following his UFC Vegas 22 bout against Derek Brunson. “Do …read more

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Weigh-In Results | UFC Fight Night: Brunson Vs Holland

UFC continues its run of events at UFC APEX with a compelling welterweight matchup as No. 3 ranked Leon Edwards and No. 13 Belal Muhammad collide in the main event. 
…read more

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Kamaru Usman says he won’t grant Colby Covington a rematch until he fights a top contender first

Colby Covington will need to fight and beat someone in the top-five before getting a title shot, according to Kamaru Usman. Usman, who is the current welterweight champion, is set …read more

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UFC Champions Usman And Shevchenko Open As Big Favorites

Headed for UFC 261, the welterweight king Kamaru Usman has once again opened as the favorite for his second meeting with Jorge Masvidal, but not only that, flyweight queen Valentina …read more

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Stephen Thompson expects Jorge Masvidal to beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 261

Stephen Thompson believes Jorge Masvidal will become the new welterweight champion at UFC 261. In the main event of the card, Masvidal is getting his rematch against Kamaru Usman, not …read more

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Georges St-Pierre says Kamaru Usman 'raising the bar,' expounds on welterweight GOAT talk

Georges St-Pierre won’t be surprised if he’s surpassed as the greatest welterweight of all time in the future. In fact, he expects it.
St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), the consensus welterweight …read more

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Stephen Thompson leans toward Jorge Masvidal to beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 261

Stephen Thompson expects the welterweight title to change hands at UFC 261 – or, at least he hopes so.
Champion Kamaru Usman rematches Jorge Masvidal in the main event on April …read more

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Belal Muhammad Warned Ref About Edwards’ Fingers Before Fight

Even though it would appear no permanent damage was done to Belal Muhammad’s eye following an illegal strike from Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21, the welterweight claims he specifically …read more

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Video: Ideas for how to reduce eye pokes in MMA

The biggest talking point coming out of UFC Fight Night 187 unfortunately has nothing to do with anyone’s performance and instead has centered around eye pokes.
That’s because the welterweight main …read more

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Jorge Masvidal protege Roman Faraldo set for Bellator 255 return vs. 6-foot-7 welterweight

Roman Faraldo is set for his second Bellator appearance.
At Bellator 255, Faraldo (4-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will return to take on a 6-foot-7 fighter Trevor Gudde in a welterweight preliminary …read more

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Covington says Dana White hung up on him after turning Edwards fight down

Colby Covington reacts after his TKO victory over Tyron Woodley in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, …read more

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Muhammad Suspended For Eye Poke Injury In Vegas

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Belal Muhammad could be back in action in as little as three weeks.
The welterweight bruiser suffered a brutal, fight-ending eye …read more

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Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman react after rematch is made official for UFC 261

Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman have reacted after their rematch will headline UFC 261. On Monday, Dana White took to social media to announce Usman will defend his welterweight title …read more

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What’s next for Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad after UFC Vegas 21?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 21, a pivotal welterweight bout headlined the card as Leon Edwards took on Belal Muhammad. Originally, Edwards was supposed to face Khamzat Chimaev, …read more

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Poke Man, Go (Away)

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in dire need of a welterweight opponent when Khamzat Chimaev was forced …read more

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UFC Fight Night 187 post-event facts: A historic card with two no contests

UFC Fight Night 187 took place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and it was a historic card in the most unusual of ways.
The welterweight headliner of Leon …read more

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Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Ends In No Contest At UFC Vegas 21

The MMA gods robbed fight fans of Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad. The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (March 13, 2021) at the UFC Vegas …read more

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Drawing inspiration, Leon Edwards posted about Marvin Hagler all week before UFC Fight Night 187

During his stay in Las Vegas leading up to UFC Fight Night 187, welterweight contender Leon Edwards drew inspiration from boxing great Marvin Hagler.
That’s why, when Edwards was notified of …read more

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UFC Vegas 21 Bonus Report: Dan Ige pockets $50k for nasty KO

The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 21 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad. The highly anticipated welterweight fight did not result …read more

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UFC Vegas 21 Result: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad ruled a no-contest

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad headlines tonight’s UFC Vegas 21 event. Edwards (18-3 MMA) will be returning to action for the first …read more

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Pros react after Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad ends in a no-contest

A key welterweight bout between perennial division contenders Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad headlined tonight’s UFC Vegas 21 event. Edwards (18-3 MMA) was returning to action for the first time …read more

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UFC Vegas 21 in Tweets: Fighters react to Belal Muhammad eye poke, no-decision vs. Leon Edwards

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A pivotal welterweight fight between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 was the second …read more

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UFC Vegas 21 live blog: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad

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This is the UFC Vegas 21 live blog for Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad, the welterweight headliner …read more

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Leon Edwards: ‘I deserve’ the title shot after everyone else at welterweight already had their chance and came up short

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Leon Edwards knows the stakes ahead of his return at UFC Vegas 21.
Riding an eight-fight win …read more

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Till Eyes ‘Magician Vs. Magician’ Fight With Adesanya

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While Darren Till has fought for the UFC’s welterweight title once before his upcoming main event clash …read more

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UFC Vegas 21: Edwards vs. Muhammad staff picks and predictions

Leon Edwards of Jamaica reacts after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil by unanimous decision in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at AT&T Center in San …read more

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Video: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad intense face off ahead of UFC Fight Night 187 headliner

LAS VEGAS – Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad came face-to-face for the first time ahead of their UFC Fight Night 187 main event.
After successfully making weight for their welterweight headliner, Edwards …read more

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UFC Fight Night 187 predictions: Edwards or Muhammad in welterweight showdown?

Edwards
vs.
Muhammad
Cirkunov
vs.
Spann
Ige
vs.
Tucker
Grant
vs.
Martinez
Kape
vs.
Nicolau
Anders
vs.
Stewart

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 18-15

Edwards
(68%)

Cirkunov
(51%)

Ige
(65%)

Martinez
(72%)

Nicolau
(50.1%)

Stewart
(61%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 25-13
2020 Champion

Edwards

Cirkunov

Ige

Martinez

Nicolau

Stewart

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 24-14
2018 Champion

Muhammad

Spann

Tucker

Martinez

Nicolau

Stewart

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: 24-14

Edwards

Cirkunov

Ige

Martinez

Kape

Stewart

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 23-15
2017 Champion

Edwards

Cirkunov

Ige

Martinez

Kape

Anders

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 23-15

Edwards

Spann

Ige

Martinez

Kape

Stewart

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 23-15

Muhammad

Spann

Ige

Martinez

Kape

Anders

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 22-16

Edwards

Cirkunov

Ige

Martinez

Nicolau

Stewart

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
2021: 21-17

Edwards

Cirkunov

Ige

Martinez

Nicolau

Stewart

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2021: 20-18

Muhammad

Cirkunov

Ige

Martinez

Kape

Stewart

Simon Head
@simonhead …read more

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5 burning questions heading into UFC Fight Night 187: Can Leon Edwards land a title shot?

Following the controversial events of UFC 259, the UFC Apex is set to play host UFC Fight Night 187, with a pair of welterweight contenders looking to score a potentially …read more

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Weigh-In Results | UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad

UFC continues its run of events at UFC APEX with a compelling welterweight matchup as No. 3 ranked Leon Edwards and No. 13 Belal Muhammad collide in the main event. 
…read more

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UFC Fight Night 187 pre-event facts: A reminder of Leon Edwards' resume after 20 months

The UFC’s loaded March schedule continues Saturday with UFC Fight Night 187, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.
A matchup of welterweight contenders …read more

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Dan Hardy breaks silence on release from UFC commentator duty

Dan Hardy is no longer working for the UFC.
Hardy, a former welterweight title challenger, on Wednesday confirmed reports that he’s been relieved of his duties as a UFC color commentator …read more

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Leon Edwards in line for UFC welterweight title shot with big win this weekend, says Dana White

UFC president Dana White said that welterweight contender Leon Edwards will be in line for a 170lbs title shot with a big win this weekend. Edwards returns to the Octagon …read more

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Dana White: Leon Edwards ‘100 percent’ next for title shot with impressive win over Belal Muhammad

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Leon Edwards will seek a ninth consecutive victory in the welterweight division when he clashes with Belal Muhammad in the UFC …read more

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Watch Belal Muhammad choke out Takashi Sato | UFC Vegas 21 fight video

Belal Muhammad will step in to face No. 3 ranked welterweight contender Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday, March 13.

Prior to the UFC Vegas …read more

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Sterling Boots McGregor From Pound-For-Pound list

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In addition, the ailing Khamzat Chimaev (No. 14) was removed from the welterweight rankings. Aljamain Sterling is the rightful bantamweight …read more

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Sean Brady says the bigger welterweight names are starting to see who he is

LAS VEGAS – Sean Brady beat Jake Matthews with a third-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Brady, …read more

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UFC 259 video: Sean Brady dominates Jake Matthews, sinks in third-round choke submission

Sean Brady continues to fuel the hype train.
The unbeaten prospect picked up another dominant win, this time submitting veteran Jake Matthews in the third round of their welterweight showdown at …read more

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