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Khamzat Chimaev eyeing summertime return, addresses rumors of a UFC 300 title fight with Leon Edwards
Khamzat Chimaev eyeing summertime return, addresses rumors of a UFC 300 title fight with Leon Edwards

Khamzat Chimaev’s return to the Octagon is imminent. Fight fans last saw the undefeated Chechen monster in October when… 

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Khamzat Chimaev targets summer return, addresses Leon Edwards fight rumor
Khamzat Chimaev targets summer return, addresses Leon Edwards fight rumor

Khamzat Chimaev | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Khamzat Chimaev is inching closer to his next UFC appearance. It hasn’t been long… 

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Ian Machado Garry puzzled by UFC not booking Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad yet: “I don’t understand this”

Still Nothing? 

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Ian Machado Garry says UFC ‘absolutely’ should book Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad, doesn’t understand hesitation
Ian Machado Garry says UFC ‘absolutely’ should book Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad, doesn’t understand hesitation

Ian Machado Garry thinks it’s a no-brainer that Belal Muhammad should get the next UFC welterweight title shot. 

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Belal Muhammad wasn’t offered to face Leon Edwards as the three opponents revealed for fizzled UFC 300 fight

Opponents revealed 

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Report – Belal Muhammad denied title fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 300, received no offer
Report – Belal Muhammad denied title fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 300, received no offer

Surging welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad was reportedly not in the running to fight former foe, incumbent divisional champion, Leon… 

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Nate Diaz teases potential UFC return, calls for Leon Edwards title rematch: ‘Ready to rock already for real’
Nate Diaz teases potential UFC return, calls for Leon Edwards title rematch: ‘Ready to rock already for real’

It’s been two years since we last saw Nate Diaz grace the UFC octagon, and it now seems like… 

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Dana White says Leon Edwards was offered three different opponents for UFC 300 and said yes to all of them

Dana praises Rocky 

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Dana White explains UFC 300 main event, reveals Leon Edwards accepted 3 different opponents
Dana White explains UFC 300 main event, reveals Leon Edwards accepted 3 different opponents

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC 300 finally has a main event, but it’s tough to say if many predicted Alex Pereira… 

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Dana White reveals Leon Edwards accepted fights with three different opponents for UFC 300
Dana White reveals Leon Edwards accepted fights with three different opponents for UFC 300

Dana White praised reigning UFC welterweight world champion Leon Edwards following Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Anaheim. Immediately after Ilia… 

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UFC 300: Betting line opens for Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad to headline event

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Care to place a wager on the winner of the UFC 300 main event sweepstakes?
Online oddsmaker Bovada just put …read more

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Belal Muhammad irked by ‘biased’ Michael Bisping’s claim that Leon Edwards dominated first fight

Belal Muhammad dismisses the notion that he was being dominated by Leon Edwards in their first fight.
Muhammad (23-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) and UFC welterweight champion Edwards battled to a no …read more

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Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev to headline UFC 300?

Khamzat Chimaev continues his unbeaten run inside the octagon and now has a record of 13-0. With his outstanding form of late, rumors are circulating that the prospect will be …read more

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Ariel Helwani reveals Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev is reportedly the UFC’s “top choice” to headline UFC 300

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Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards is ‘Top choice’ for UFC 300 main event, DDP vs. Adesanya also rumored

Ariel Helwani dropped a potential bombshell on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, revealing that the UFC is frantically working to put together a welterweight title clash between reigning champion …read more

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Gilbert Burns casts doubt on Colby Covington’s claim that he broke his foot during UFC 296 title fight

Gilbert Burns is calling bullsh*t on Colby Covington’s claim that he broke his foot in the first round of his UFC 296 title fight with Leon Edwards.

After nearly two years …read more

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‘I Didn’t See No Cast’

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According to Burns, Covington had no problems wandering all over Miami following his UFC 296 loss to Leon Edwards. …read more

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Colby Covington remains confident despite lopsided loss at UFC 296: ‘I know I’m the best welterweight on earth’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington claims that despite his championship fight loss to arch-rival, Leon Edwards at UFC 296 back in December, he is still the greatest welterweight fighter …read more

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Colby Covington: ‘I Know I’m the Best Welterweight on Earth’

Despite a lackluster performance in his welterweight title loss to Leon Edwards this past December, Colby Covington claims to be the division’s top dog. …read more

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Morning Report: Colby Covington shares foot X-ray, says he went into ‘panic mode’ after first round of UFC 296 loss

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Colby Covington wants to clean off the stench of his last performance against Leon Edwards at UFC 296 in …read more

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Colby Covington shares X-Ray image of fractured foot suffered in UFC 296 title fight loss: ‘I broke it right away’

Former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington has provided x-ray images of his fractured foot suffered in the opening round of his UFC 296 title challenge loss to Leon Edwards in …read more

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Colby Covington says he’s “the best welterweight on Earth” despite UFC 296 loss to Leon Edwards

Welterweight king …read more

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UFC Fight Night 235 video: Charles Radtke thumps Gilbert Urbina, sends message to Leon Edwards

LAS VEGAS – Charlie Radtke showed power in his hands Saturday at UFC Fight Night 235 when he became the first to knock out Gilbert Urbina.
After a standup affair for …read more

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UFC champ Leon Edwards’ bucket list includes defending title at Villa Park

UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards hopes he gets an opportunity to headline a stadium show at home.
Two weeks after retaining his title against Colby Covington at UFC 296, Edwards was …read more

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Leon Edwards praises Conor McGregor for bringing MMA ‘forward for the casual fans’

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Leon Edwards recognizes that the rise of Conor McGregor was best for business.
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Leon Edwards says Conor McGregor has given more than he’s taken in MMA: “He’s great for the sport”

Do you agree? …read more

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Leon Edwards: Conor McGregor great for MMA because he’s given more than he’s taken from it

UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards lauds Conor McGregor for his contributions to MMA.
McGregor, a former UFC dual-champion, is the highest pay-per-view draw in company history. He is undoubtedly the biggest …read more

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Leon Edwards speaks on Ian Garry’s expulsion from his gym: ‘They think it’s all about them more than the team’

Even as a UFC world champion, if Leon Edwards is late to the gym, he has to clean it.

That’s just one of the rules that ‘Rocky’ abides by at …read more

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Leon Edwards vs Shavkat Rakhmonov Betting Odds: Uzbekistani favorite to beat Edwards

Unbeaten welterweight contender, Shavkat Rakhmonov remains a betting favorite to land a victory over incumbent divisional gold holder amid continued links to a future UFC championship showdown between the two.

Edwards, …read more

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UFC 297: Make your predictions for Strickland vs. Du Plessis, Pennington vs. Bueno Silva title fights

UFC 297: Make your predictions for Strickland vs. Du Plessis, Pennington vs. Bueno Silva title fights
Make picks for Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval and more …read more

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Joe Rogan: Colby Covington’s ‘f***** up’ trash talk ‘backfired’ against Leon Edwards

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Colby Covington suffered a one-sided loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 296 after promising he would vanquish the Brit …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Leon Edwards to headline UFC 300?

Despite adding several current and former champions to the card, many are still upset at the quality of UFC 300 but that could all be about to change with Khabib …read more

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Michael Page predicts ‘Massive’ future fight with Leon Edwards ahead of UFC bow: ‘We can sell out a stadium’

Recently laying out plans for a future championship fight with compatriot, Leon Edwards in the United Kingdom, incoming Octagon debutante, Michael Page claims if he can work his way to …read more

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Michael ‘Venom’ Page: All-U.K. title fight with Leon Edwards would ‘bring an untold story to the UFC’

Michael Page thinks Leon Edwards will keep his place as UFC welterweight champion for the foreseeable future, and it’s his goal to eventually secure a title bout with his fellow …read more

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Morning Report: Michael ‘Venom’ Page envisions ‘absolutely massive’ Leon Edwards title fight, believes ‘we can sell out a stadium’

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Michael Page is officially UFC-bound.
After years of growing his name and resume through the ranks of the …read more

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Belal Muhammad vs. Leon Edwards title fight talks heat up: ‘It’s going to be the worst night of his life’

Rumors are beginning to ramp up to begin the year and one fight that could potentially be in the works is another welterweight title defense opportunity for Leon Edwards.
While nothing …read more

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Belal Muhammad Plans to Train in Dagestan for Upcoming UFC Title Bout

Belal Muhammad is planning to train with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team for a potential upcoming title fight against Leon Edwards. …read more

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Belal Muhammad predicts he finishes Leon Edwards in their rematch: ‘It’s going to be the worst night of his life’

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Belal Muhammad knows a lot can change in three years.
That’s likely how much time will have passed …read more

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Belal Muhammad plans Dagestan training, working with Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC title fight

Belal Muhammad will head across the world ahead of his potential UFC title fight vs. Leon Edwards and hopes to pick the brains of one of the all-time greats.
It won’t …read more

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Belal Muhammad draws comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 300 fight: ‘He’s the closest person to him’

Expected to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 300 in April in a championship rematch with undisputed gold holder, Leon Edwards, surging welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad has been …read more

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Chael Sonnen shuts down talks of Jorge Masvidal fighting Leon Edwards at UFC 300, names the only opponent ‘Gamebred’ will take

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Jorge Masvidal tipped to snap retirement in title fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 300: ‘It’s all based off marketing’

Despite reports earlier this week detailing how incumbent welterweight champion, Leon Edwards is in line to defend his divisional strap in a rematch against foe, Belal Muhammad at UFC 300 …read more

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John McCarthy thinks Colby Covington won’t ever “reach that pinnacle” following loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 296: “Did you see who he called out?”

Colby’s struggles …read more

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John McCarthy thinks Colby Covington won’t ever “reach that pinnacle” following loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 296: “Did you see who he called out?”

Colby’s struggles …read more

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Leon Edwards’ Next Title Defense Targeted for UFC 300 on April 13

It appears that Leon Edwards will make his next title defense against Belal Muhammad at UFC 300 on April 13. …read more

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Leon Edwards reveals welterweight title defense set for UFC 300

Leon Edwards made a second successful defense of his welterweight strap just two weeks ago and is wasting no time in returning to the octagon.
Having soundly beaten tough contender Colby …read more

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UFC 296 ‘Fight Motion’: Super-slow motion video from the 2023 finale in Las Vegas

The UFC wrapped up its calendar year with UFC 296 two weeks ago in Las Vegas.
In the main event, welterweight champion Leon Edwards defended his title with a methodical win …read more

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Leon Edwards says he has next title defense set for UFC 300 — then wants summer return, too

We don’t know Leon Edwards’ next dance partner yet, but the “Save the Date” card went out Saturday from Edwards himself.
The British welterweight champion said he’ll return to defend his …read more

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UFC star Leon Edwards receives hero’s welcome in Birmingham return, parades title around Aston Villa pitch

Returning to his native Birmingham for the first time since he successfully defended his undisputed welterweight crown at UFC 296 earlier this month, home town favorite, Leon Edwards paraded his …read more

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‘He’ll Never Be A Top-30 Fighter’

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Colby Covington has received a lot of backlash for his pre-fight antics and in-fight performance against Leon Edwards at …read more

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Leon Edwards – Islam Makhachev super fight axed by veteran UFC favorite: ‘Stay in your freaking divisions’

A much discussed welterweight title fight between Octagon champions, Leon Edwards and his lightweight counterpart, Islam Makhachev has been firmly axed by former lightweight contender turned color-commentator, who urged fighters …read more

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Jon Anik: Leon Edwards has to ‘beat all of these guys,’ including Belal Muhammad, to be welterweight GOAT

Jon Anik believes UFC champion Leon Edwards should take on all comers if he wants to be considered welterweight great.
Edwards  (22-3 MMA, 14-2 UFC) expressed his desire of surpassing Georges …read more

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Leon Edwards – Shavkat Rakhmonov opens as pick ’em fight amid links to massive UFC title showdown

Both turning in impressive performance en route to respective victories at UFC 296 earlier this month, markets are currently even as pick ‘em between undisputed welterweight champion, Leon Edwards and …read more

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Bo Nickal Believes Khamzat Chimaev would ‘Beat Up’ Leon Edwards in potential title tilt, talks ‘Rocky’ vs. Makhachev

Bo Nickal believes reigning welterweight world champion Leon Edwards would get pummeled by Khamzat Chimaev but expects a potential clash between ‘Rocky’ and Islam Makhachev to be fairly competitive.

Edwards is …read more

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Bo Nickal: Leon Edwards gets beat up by Khamzat Chimaev, but Islam Makhachev is a competitive fight

Bo Nickal thinks UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards would struggle against Khamzat Chimaev but not Islam Makhachev.
Edwards (22-3 MMA, 14-2 UFC) retained his title against Colby Covington at UFC 296, …read more

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Alan Jouban laments Islam Makhachev, Leon Edwards calling for champ vs. champ fights: ‘I wish that talk would go away’

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For several years, a potential showdown between then UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight king Georges …read more

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Nate Diaz calls for massive Octagon comeback at UFC 300 in title fight rematch against Leon Edwards

Claiming there was currently nobody available for him to fight in what would come as a massive return to the Octagon at UFC 300 next year, former lightweight title chaser, …read more

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Leon Edwards Touts himself ‘Leon Nurmagomedov’ following impressive showing against Colby Covington

After showing off his grappling skills against Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington in his last two bouts, Leon Edwards is ready to start sporting the signature Dagestani beard.

‘Rocky’ is fresh …read more

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Geoff Neal ‘didn’t see nothing special’ from Leon Edwards or Colby Covington, wants Belal Muhammad to get title shot

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The UFC 296 main event between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington didn’t exactly set the world on …read more

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