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Donald Cerrone feels bad Diego Sanchez allowed 'new lover' Joshua Fabia to take over life

LAS VEGAS – Donald Cerrone doesn’t blame Diego Sanchez for their UFC on ESPN 24 bout falling apart.
Cerrone (36-15 MMA, 23-12 UFC) was supposed to fight former Jackson Wink MMA …read more

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Florida announces marijuana will be removed from banned list for MMA fighters and boxers

The Florida State Boxing Commission announced this week that marijuana will be removed from the banned list for MMA fighters and boxers. ESPN.com’s Marc Raimondi first reported the change on …read more

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UFC on ESPN 24 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Two former champs to call fights

The UFC schedule continues this week with UFC on ESPN 24 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
As always, some marquee on-air talent will be there to help …read more

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PFL 3 Moves To ESPN For ‘Werdum Vs Ferreira’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Professional Fighters League (PFL) will be moving from ESPN2 to ESPN for the “Werdum vs. Ferreira” …read more

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Michelle Waterson-Marina Rodriguez Flyweight Headliner Official for UFC on ESPN 24

A previously rumored flyweight clash between Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez is now official as the main event for UFC on ESPN 24. …read more

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Dominick Reyes Praises Jiri Prochazka in Statement Following UFC on ESPN 23 Defeat

Dominick Reyes has broken his silence following a knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka in the UFC on ESPN 23 headliner. …read more

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Video: Jiri Prochazka all the rage after UFC on ESPN 23 knockout. Title shot automatic?

The UFC light heavyweight division was put on notice this past Saturday at UFC on ESPN 23: Jiri Prochazka is the real deal.
Prochazka, a former Rizin FF champion making just …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 medical suspensions: Dominick Reyes among four facing six months

Dominick Reyes suffered quite a bit of damage in his knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka.
Reyes, who was on the receiving end of a spinning back elbow knockout by Prochazka in …read more

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Dana White: Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson headlines Saturday's UFC on ESPN 24

The UFC is hoping to have a matchup of ranked females headline Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 24 card.
After the promotion went into fight week scrambling after the original main event …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – social-media …read more

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Dominick Reyes issues statement on KO loss: ‘What an elbow!’

Former light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes issued a statement on Monday addressing his UFC on ESPN 23 knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka.

Reyes (12-3) was defeated for the third time …read more

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Nate Diaz suffers minor injury, bout with Leon Edwards moved to UFC 263

Nate Diaz will no longer be fighting Leon Edwards in the co-main event of UFC 262 on May 15 in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately for fight fans, ESPN reported this evening …read more

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Dominick Reyes issues statement on KO loss to Jiri Prochazka: 'What an elbow'

Dominick Reyes has issues his first post-fight comments since his knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka in the UFC on ESPN 23 main event.
Reyes (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) saw his losing …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 Medical Suspensions: Reyes Facing 6 Months Due to Facial Fractures

Not only did Dominick Reyes lose his third consecutive fight at UFC on ESPN 23, but he could be out for a lengthy period of time as well. …read more

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Alex Morono Replaces Diego Sanchez, Meets Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN 24

Donald Cerrone has a new opponent at UFC on ESPN 24. …read more

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Ali Isaev vs. Hatef Moeil Pulled from PFL 3 Lineup; Card to be Broadcast on ESPN

Professional Fighters League’s third regular season event is down to nine bouts after a heavyweight clash pitting Ali Isaev against Hatef Moeil was pulled from the card. …read more

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TBD Vs. TBD

UFC.com

We’re five days away from the next UFC event on ESPN and no new main event or replacement opponent for Donald Cerrone has been …read more

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Ali Isaev, Hatef Moeil ruled out at 2021 PFL 3; finalized lineup sees eight fights air on ESPN

Both Ali Isaev and Hatef Moeil have been ruled out of this week’s 2021 PFL 3 event.
PFL officials today announced the withdrawal of both athletes, who were scheduled to face …read more

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Randa Markos: Luana Pinheiro 'Oversold' Inability to Continue After Illegal Upkick

Randa Markos is accusing Luana Pinheiro of taking a dive in their strawweight bout at UFC on ESPN 23. …read more

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Randa Markos: Luana Pinheiro’s ‘Oversold’ Inability to Continue After Illegal Upkick

Randa Markos is accusing Luana Pinheiro of taking a dive in their strawweight bout at UFC on ESPN 23. …read more

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Andreas Michailidis proud to be first Greek UFC winner

LAS VEGAS – Andreas Michailidis beat KB Bhullar with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 23 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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Manager to appeal Kai Kamaka's controversial loss to TJ Brown at UFC on ESPN 23

Kai Kamaka’s manager will file an appeal following his client’s controversial loss at UFC on ESPN 23.
Kamaka (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) dropped a split decision to TJ Brown (15-8 MMA, …read more

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Randa Markos: Luana Pinheiro's 'inability to continue seemed a bit oversold and suspect' in DQ loss

Randa Markos is not buying that Luana Pinheiro was too hurt to continue fighting.
This past Saturday at UFC on ESPN 23, Markos (10-11-1 MMA, 6-10-1 UFC) was disqualified for landing …read more

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Merab Dvalishvili Targets Former Title Holders in UFC’s Bantamweight Division

Merab Dvalishvili showcased a versatile skillset against Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 23, and that should be concerning for the rest of the division. …read more

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Sean Strickland not satisfied with decision win at UFC on ESPN 23: 'I kind of fought like a coward'

LAS VEGAS – Sean Strickland is glad he got the job done, but he’s not particularly happy with how he got it done.
The UFC middleweight picked up a unanimous decision …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 23: Is Giga Chikadze legit? And is Dominick Reyes done?

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN 23 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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Giga Chikadze Wants Top 10 Opponent After UFC on ESPN 23 Victory

The “Giga Kick” delivered in a big way on Saturday night. …read more

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Giga Chikadze wants Max Holloway or Calvin Kattar after UFC on ESPN 23 knockout

LAS VEGAS – Giga Chikadzeis aiming high in the rankings.
The rising UFC featherweight contender wants to take on a high-caliber opponent following his most recent win inside the octagon. Chikadze …read more

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Jiri Prochazka Says Spinning Back Elbow Not Best Finish of MMA Career

Jiri Prochazka’s spinning back elbow finish of Dominick Reyes in the UFC on ESPN 23 main event may have put him in the running for “Knockout of the Year,” but …read more

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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Jiri Prochazka after UFC on ESPN 23 win?

(ALSO SEE: Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Dominick Reyes after UFC on ESPN 23 loss?)
Jiri Prochazka’s first UFC main event appearance delivered in spades, and his spectacular knockout of …read more

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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Dominick Reyes after UFC on ESPN 23 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Jiri Prochazka after UFC on ESPN 23 win?)
Dominick Reyes’ slump hit a new low point Saturday when he was on the receiving …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Cub Swanson nets highest total

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $146,500.
The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN 23 with vintage Tom Petty, House of Pain and Onyx

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 Bonuses: Jiri Prochazka Earns $100K for Main Event Knockout

Jiri Prochazka is $100,000 richer after authoring a memorable knockout of Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 23. …read more

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Jiri Prochazka credits hair for KO of Dominick Reyes, says he deserves Blachowicz-Teixeira winner

LAS VEGAS – Jiri Prochazka thinks he’s established himself as the top light heavyweight contender after a spectacular knockout of Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 23.
Prochazka (28-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 bonuses: Jiri Prochazka double-dips for $100,000

If Jiri Prochazka is next in line for the light heavyweight title, he may have to wait a little bit.
But if that’s the case, he’ll have some time to spend …read more

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Jiri Prochazka Spinning Elbow Wipes Out Dominick Reyes in UFC on ESPN 23 Headliner

There’s a new contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division. …read more

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Twitter reacts to Jiri Prochazka's vicious elbow KO of Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 23

Jiri Prochazka’s quick UFC rise continued on Saturday when he beat Dominick Reyes in the UFC on ESPN 23 headliner.
Prochazka (28-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), a former Rizin FF champion, …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 results: Jiri Prochazka KOs Dominick Reyes with brutal spinning elbow

It might seem crazy for a fighter to get a title shot just two fights into the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
But Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) made his case …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 results: Heated Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby fight ends in draw

After a wild pre-fight faceoff that went viral, Ion Cutelaba and Dustin Jacoby failed to determine a winner when they stepped in the octagon at UFC on ESPN 23.
Cutelaba (15-6-1 …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 results: Sean Strickland picks apart Krzysztof Jotko, extends streak

Sean Strickland looked sharp again Saturday as he picked apart the always game Krzysztof Jotko en route to victory at UFC on ESPN 23.
Strickland (23-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) extended his …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 results: Merab Dvalishvili outworks Cody Stamann, calls out Dominick Cruz

With his sixth straight win, Merab Dvalishvili said he’s ready to start fighting big names.
Dvalishvili (13-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) outworked Cody Stamann (19-4-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) for a unanimous decision. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 results: Randa Markos disqualified for illegal upkick on Luana Pinheiro

Randa Markos made history in a dubious way Saturday at UFC on ESPN 23.
Markos (10-11-1 MMA, 6-10-1 UFC) became the first female in UFC history to hit 10 octagon losses …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 Prelims: Illegal Upkick Disqualifies Randa Markos Against Luana Pinheiro

An illegal upkick from Randa Markos brought an abrupt end to her strawweight encounter with Luana Pinheiro in the UFC on ESPN 23 featured preliminary bout at the UFC Apex …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 results: Felipe Colares rallies from beating, edges Luke Sanders

Felipe Colares snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Saturday when he rallied to beat Luke Sanders at UFC on ESPN 23.
Colares (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) took a brutal thumping …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23: Best photos from Las Vegas

Check out these photos from the fights at UFC on ESPN 23 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Fight and venue photos courtesy of the UFC via Getty Images) …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23: Official scorecards from Las Vegas

Check out the official scorecards from all 11 fights at UFC on ESPN 23 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Gallery will be updated throughout the event.) …read more

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Nick Diaz's manager: Khamzat Chimaev fight won't happen, 'he hasn't earned the right'

You can forget about a veteran vs. prospect matchup between Nick Diazand Khamzat Chimaev taking place.
On Saturday, manager Kevin Mubenga told ESPN that Diaz won’t be facing Chimaev in his …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 ‘Reyes vs. Prochazka’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC on ESPN 23 coverage will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 play-by-play and live results (7 p.m. ET)

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 discussion thread

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which kicks off at 7 p.m. ET …read more

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Philipe Lins wary of Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN 24: I can't 'get into a brawl' with him

With his back against the wall, Philipe Lins is looking to take a more reserved approach against Ben Rothwell.
In search of his first octagon win, Lins (14-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 Update: Benitez-Pearce Canceled After Benitez Nearly 5 Pounds Heavy

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Jonathan Pearce is a firm believer that discretion is the better part of valor. …read more

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Jonathan Pearce says he said no to overweight Gabriel Benitez, UFC on ESPN 23 fight off

It appears Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 event has lost a preliminary card fight the day before the show.
Gabriel Benitez (22-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) came in at 150.5 pounds Friday …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 predictions: It's a close one between Dominick Reyes, Jiri Prochazka

Reyes
vs.
Prochazka
Chikadze
vs.
Swanson
Cutelaba
vs.
Jacoby
Jotko
vs.
Strickland
Dvalishvili
vs.
Stamann
Botelho
vs.
Carolina

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 50-34

Prochazka
(69%)

Chikadze
(59%)

Cutelaba
(59%)

Strickland
(69%)

Dvalishvili
(70%)

Botelho
(81%)

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 57-31

Prochazka

Chikadze

Cutelaba

Strickland

Dvalishvili

Botelho

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 56-32
2018 Champion

Prochazka

Chikadze

Jacoby

Jotko

Dvalishvili

Botelho

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: 54-34

Prochazka

Chikadze

Cutelaba

Strickland

Dvalishvili

Botelho

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 54-34

Reyes

Chikadze

Cutelaba

Jotko

Dvalishvili

Botelho

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 54-34

Reyes

Swanson

Jacoby

Strickland

Stamann

Botelho

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: 53-35

Reyes

Chikadze

Jacoby

Strickland

Dvalishvili

Botelho

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 53-35
2017 Champion

Prochazka

Swanson

Jacoby

Strickland

Stamann

Botelho

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 52-36
2020 Champion

Reyes

Swanson

Jacoby

Strickland

Dvalishvili

Botelho

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
2021: 51-37

Reyes

Chikadze

Cutelaba

Strickland

Dvalishvili

Botelho

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2021: …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 faceoff video: Dominick Reyes, Jiri Prochazka stare each other down

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene for Friday’s UFC on ESPN 23 weigh-ins, where fighters faced off for the only time this week.
In the main event, Dominick Reyes …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 faceoff video: Ion Cutelaba too quick for Dana White, grabs Dustin Jacoby

LAS VEGAS – The intensity between Ion Cutelaba and Dustin Jacoby just ratcheted up a notch ahead of their UFC on ESPN 23 light heavyweight fight.
During Friday’s weigh-ins faceoffs, Cutelaba …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set; 2 Fighters Heavy

Not one but two Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters came in well above their respective limits at the weigh-ins.
…read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 weigh-in results: Two fighter miss weight

The 24 athletes competing on Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 fight card officially weighed in on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. All fighters officially made weight.

In …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 weigh-in results: Two fighters miss weight

The 24 athletes competing on Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 23 fight card officially weighed in on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. All fighters officially made weight.

In …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 breakdown: Can Dominick Reyes find a finish against Jiri Prochazka?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Friday, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN 23.
UFC on ESPN 23 takes place Saturday at …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC on ESPN 23 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take …read more

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The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 318: UFC on ESPN 23 preview

Episode No. 318 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download.
MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling …read more

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Cody Stamann: Mutual training partners advised to fight Merab Dvalishvili at UFC on ESPN 23

LAS VEGAS – Cody Stamann’s fight with Merab Dvalishvili at UFC on ESPN 23 just got a little more interesting.
Stamann (19-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) meets Dvalishvili (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) …read more

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Krzysztof Jotko hopes to recapture momentum with UFC on ESPN 23 win over Sean Strickland

LAS VEGAS – Krzysztof Jotko trained hard and smart to ensure he’s able to get back in the octagon against Sean Strickland at UFC on ESPN 23.
Jotko (22-4 MMA, 9-4 …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23's Luana Carolina was frustrated by injuries during time off

LAS VEGAS – One month of notice was more than enough time for Luana Carolina to be prepared for her fight with Poliana Botelho at UFC on ESPN 23.
Carolina (6-2 MMA, …read more

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Merab Dvalishvili 'ready for war' with Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 23

LAS VEGAS – Merab Dvalishvili is happy to finally get his hands on Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 23.
Dvalishvili (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) meets Stamann (19-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) in …read more

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MMA divisional rankings: Rose Namajunas is back on top -- and not alone in making a rise

A champion once again, Namajunas climbs just one spot at strawweight, but it’s the biggest move of all in latest ESPN divisional rankings. …read more

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Dustin Jacoby plans to 'expose' Ion Cutelaba's emotions at UFC on ESPN 23

LAS VEGAS – Stepping in on short notice is nothing new for Dustin Jacoby, and he’ll do it again against Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN 23.
“I’ve actually stepped in …read more

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Giga Chikadze ready to take out 'legend' Cub Swanson in UFC on ESPN 23 co-headliner

LAS VEGAS – Giga Chikadze never thought a fight with Cub Swanson would materialize, but it will at UFC on ESPN 23.
Chikadze (12-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) meets Swanson (27-11 MMA, …read more

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Sources: Sanchez out of May 8 bout vs. Cerrone

The UFC is seeking a new opponent for Donald Cerrone on May 8 after Diego Sanchez pulled out of the UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Diego Sanchez out of UFC on ESPN 24 bout with Donald Cerrone

The matchup between former teammates Diego Sanchez and Donald Cerrone won’t go down at UFC on ESPN 24.
Sanchez (30-13 MMA, 19-13 UFC) won’t be competing against Cerrone (36-15-1 MMA, 23-12-1 …read more

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Just how serious is Jiri Prochazka ahead of UFC on ESPN 23? Check out his hair

LAS VEGAS – While he picked up a “Performance of the Night” bonus in his UFC debut, Jiri Prochazka says it’s important he fights differently in his return to the …read more

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Dominick Reyes 'went to that dark place,' eliminated toxicity ahead of UFC on ESPN 23

LAS VEGAS – Dominick Reyes readily admits his last performance was not his best, but after being knocked out for the first time in his career, he now sees the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 pre-event facts: Can Dominick Reyes snap his losing skid?

The UFC returns to its home base of Las Vegas on Saturday with UFC on ESPN 23, which takes place at the UFC Apex with a main card that airs …read more

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MMA pound-for-pound rankings: Kamaru Usman's takeover is No. 1 among many changes

Usman makes Jon Jones’ stay at the top a brief one, and Rose Namajunas makes her move in the ESPN rankings. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 23 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Tyron Woodley returns as analyst

The UFC schedule continues this week with UFC on ESPN 23 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
As always, some marquee on-air talent will be there to help …read more

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T.J. Dillashaw Out of UFC on ESPN 24; Waterson vs. Rodriguez Targeted as New Main Event

T.J. Dillashaw’s long-awaited Octagon will have to wait, as a cut suffered in training has forced him to withdraw from a UFC on ESPN 24 headlining bout against Cory Sandhagen. …read more

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UFC 261 Preliminary Card Averages 951,000 Viewers on ESPN

The preliminary card for UFC 261 attracted an average audience of 951,000 to ESPN this past Saturday, according to ShowBuzz Daily. …read more

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Alvarez loss to Lapicus overturned to no contest

Eddie Alvarez’s recent disqualification loss to Iuri Lapicus has been overturned to a no contest, One Championship officials told ESPN. …read more

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UFC 261 Stream: Results, Recaps, Videos And More!

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UFC 261 results live online: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) TONIGHT (Sat., April 24, 2021) with …read more

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Posted on April 25, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Megan Olivi was 'genuinely so hurt' by Stephen A. Smith leaving her out of praise for UFC broadcast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Megan Olivi was bothered by Stephen A. Smith forgetting to mention her when recently praising the talent on UFC broadcasts.
Following UFC 260 in March, ESPN talking head …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2021, 3:46 pm By
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Weidman wants eventual title shot against Adesanya: ‘I’m a bad matchup for him’

Chris Weidman makes the walk to the cage to take on Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 6. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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Posted on April 22, 2021, 10:46 pm By
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PFL partners with Twitter for exclusive behind-the-scenes access during live events

While PFL fight cards will be featured on ESPN2 and ESPN+ during the promotion’s 2021 campaign, a new partnership with Twitter aims to provide a valuable second-screen experience.
PFL officials recently …read more

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Posted on April 22, 2021, 9:46 pm By
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UFC to pay Drakkar Klose show money, promotional compliance after Jeremy Stephens cancellation

Drakkar Klose didn’t fight at UFC on ESPN 22 but will be compensated for a portion of his potential fight night earnings.
Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the agreement informed MMA …read more

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UFC on ESPN 22 Attracts 935,000 Viewers for Whittaker vs. Gastelum Main Card

A middleweight headliner with championship implications brought a decent amount of eyes to ESPN on Saturday. …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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UFC on ESPN 22 Medical Suspensions: Three Fighters Facing Possible 6-Month Layoffs

Three fighters from this past Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 22 card are facing potentially lengthy layoffs. …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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Poliana Botelho looks to present a more well rounded version of herself at UFC on ESPN 23

After losing two of her past three, Poliana Botelho underwent some changes.
Botelho (8-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who meets Luana Carolina at UFC on ESPN 23 on May 1, has specifically …read more

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Predictions! UFC 261 ‘Prelims’ Preview - Pt. 2

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing more “Prelims” fights to ESPN and ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., April 24, …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2021, 2:16 am By
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UFC on ESPN 22 medical suspensions: Three fighters face potential six-month suspensions

Three fighters out of the 20 who competed at UFC on ESPN 22 could be facing six-month suspensions.
On Tuesday, MMA Junkie obtained the full list of medical suspensions from MixedMartialArts.com for …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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UFC Vegas 24 produces highest Fight Night ratings on ESPN in 2021, ends Saturday as No. 2 program on cable

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UFC Vegas 24 wasn’t the most star-studded event, but the card still managed to finish at No. 2 overall for …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum still believes he can 'be one of the best' after UFC on ESPN 22 loss

Kelvin Gastelum is down, but he doesn’t feel out after UFC on ESPN 22.
This past Saturday, Gastelum was soundly defeated in the night’s main event, dropping a clean-sweep unanimous decision …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Dana White Blames Sean Shelby for Not Preventing Shove That Injured Drakkar Klose

Last week, UFC on ESPN 22 lost a fight due to an incident that occurred at weigh-ins. …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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Editorial: It’s obvious Whittaker deserves a rematch with Adesanya

Robert Whittaker smiles at Kevlin Gastelum in the cage at UFC on ESPN 22. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

And it ain’t even close. …read more

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UFC on ESPN 22 winner Luis Pena explains fighting through broken hand

LAS VEGAS – Luis Pena got back in the win column Saturday at UFC on ESPN 22, defeating Alexander Munoz by split decision.
In his post-fight interview, Pena talked about fighting …read more

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Dana White criticizes Sean Shelby for not stopping Jeremy Stephens from shoving Drakkar Klose

UFC president Dana White thinks matchmaker Sean Shelby should’ve been able to prevent Jeremy Stephens from shoving Drakkar Klose during their UFC on ESPN 22 faceoff.
Last Friday at the weigh-ins, …read more

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UFC on ESPN 22 winner Austin Hubbard wants lots of fights before he gets married

LAS VEGAS – Austin Hubbard’s pattern of alternating wins and losses continued Saturday at UFC on ESPN 22, where he earned a unanimous decision against promotional newcomer Dakota Bush in …read more

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Jacob Malkoun: I proved to myself I belong in UFC with win over Abdul Razak Alhassan

LAS VEGAS – Jacob Malkoun had a lot of doubt to clear heading into UFC on ESPN 22.
After getting stopped in just 18 seconds by Phil Hawes in his promotional …read more

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Predictions! UFC 261 ‘Prelims’ Preview - Pt. 1

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing more “Prelims” fights to ESPN and ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., April 24, …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Releases Statement Following UFC on ESPN 22 Defeat

Kelvin Gastelum is maintaining a positive attitude following his loss to Robert Whittaker in the UFC on ESPN 22 main event this past Saturday. …read more

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Posted on April 19, 2021, 10:46 pm By
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