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Whittaker knocks out Aliskerov in Saudi Arabia
Whittaker knocks out Aliskerov in Saudi Arabia

Robert Whittaker improved to 26-7 on Saturday, knocking out Ikram Aliskerov (15-2) just 1:49 into their middleweight main event at UFC Fight Night in Saudi… 

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UFC on ABC 6: Official scorecards from Saudi Arabia
UFC on ABC 6: Official scorecards from Saudi Arabia

Check out the official scorecards from all 11 bouts at UFC on ABC 6 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

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Photos: UFC on ABC 6 weigh-ins, faceoffs in Saudi Arabia
Photos: UFC on ABC 6 weigh-ins, faceoffs in Saudi Arabia

Check out these images from the UFC on ABC 6 ceremonial weigh-ins and fighter faceoffs ahead of the event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

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Posted on June 22, 2024, 9:00 am By
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UFC on ABC 6 weigh-in results: All 22 fighters hit marks in Saudi Arabia
UFC on ABC 6 weigh-in results: All 22 fighters hit marks in Saudi Arabia

Check out the UFC on ABC 6 weigh-in results from Riyadh, featuring Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov. 

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Posted on June 21, 2024, 5:00 am By
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No Bets Barred: Breaking down Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov in the UFC’s Saudi Arabia debut
No Bets Barred: Breaking down Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov in the UFC’s Saudi Arabia debut

Robert Whittaker | Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images The UFC is heading to Saudi Arabia! This Saturday, the UFC makes its maiden voyage to… 

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UFC on ABC 6 faces three more changes days before Saudi Arabia card
UFC on ABC 6 faces three more changes days before Saudi Arabia card

Days after its main event changed, UFC on ABC 6 in Saudi Arabia faced three more changes. 

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Posted on June 19, 2024, 2:30 pm By
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UFC on ABC 6 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Two UFC Hall of Famers on call for Saudi Arabia debut
UFC on ABC 6 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Two UFC Hall of Famers on call for Saudi Arabia debut

The commentary and analyst teams are set for Saturday’s UFC on ABC 6, which marks UFC’s first event in Saudi Arabia. 

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UFC CEO Dana White suggests he could be part of Saudi Arabia’s proposed $5 billion boxing takeover
UFC CEO Dana White suggests he could be part of Saudi Arabia’s proposed $5 billion boxing takeover

Dana White has been itching to get into the business of boxing for years. He may have just found… 

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Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyson Fury officially set for December 21st in Saudi Arabia

Rematch 

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Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyson Fury rematch announced for December in Saudi Arabia
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyson Fury rematch announced for December in Saudi Arabia

Oleksandr Usyk defeated Tyson Fury via split decision | Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images The highly anticipated rematch between legendary heavyweights Oleksandr Usyk… 

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REPORT | Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk 2 targeted for October in Saudi Arabia

Rematch 

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UFC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extend partnership for another event, sponsorship deal
UFC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extend partnership for another event, sponsorship deal

Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images The UFC’s ties to the Middle East grew deeper on Tuesday with the promotion extending a deal with the Kingdom… 

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Posted on May 10, 2024, 12:00 am By
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Saudi Arabia announces extended partnership with UFC, including pay-per-view sponsorship
Saudi Arabia announces extended partnership with UFC, including pay-per-view sponsorship

The UFC has extended its partnership with Saudi Arabia, which includes bringing another event to Riyadh in 2024-25. 

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Sean Strickland nearly fought Khamzat Chimaev in Saudi Arabia before booking Paulo Costa fight at UFC 302
Sean Strickland nearly fought Khamzat Chimaev in Saudi Arabia before booking Paulo Costa fight at UFC 302

Before Sean Strickland booked his June 1 clash with Paulo Costa, the UFC was looking to book a bout… 

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Saudi Arabia’s Turki Alalshikh reveals plans to book Canelo Alvarez vs. Terence Crawford for late 2024

Next? 

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PFL to Launch Middle East, North Africa Tourney in Saudi Arabia on May 10

The Professional Fighters League is opening up to a region of the world that could use some developing. 

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Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev headlines first UFC event in Saudi Arabia
Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev headlines first UFC event in Saudi Arabia

UFC CEO Dana White announced that the fight promotion is going to Saudi Arabia and Robert Whittaker versus Khamzat Chimaev is the headliner. 

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REPORT | Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to return June 1st in Saudi Arabia

Return 

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Patricio Pitbull did 5 rounds of sparring after fight cancellation in Saudi Arabia, weight not an issue for Bellator Belfast
Patricio Pitbull did 5 rounds of sparring after fight cancellation in Saudi Arabia, weight not an issue for Bellator Belfast

Patricio Pitbull | MMA Fighting Patricio Pitbull flew to Saudi Arabia in mid-February to face Jesus Pinedo in a champ vs. champ clash at the… 

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Drake drops whopping $615,000 bet on Francis Ngannou to beat Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia fight
Drake drops whopping $615,000 bet on Francis Ngannou to beat Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia fight

Once more parting with a significant sum of money to the bookies ahead of a high-profile combat sports event,… 

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Video – Francis Ngannou gets fresh with female reporter during open workouts in Saudi Arabia
Video – Francis Ngannou gets fresh with female reporter during open workouts in Saudi Arabia

Francis Ngannou dropped some game on an unsuspecting DAZN reporter during Tuesday’s open workouts in Riyadh. On Friday, March… 

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PFL vs. Bellator: Champions weigh-in results with crossover superfights set in Saudi Arabia
PFL vs. Bellator: Champions weigh-in results with crossover superfights set in Saudi Arabia

Check out the results from the PFL vs. Bellator: Champions fighter weigh-ins in Saudi Arabia. 

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Breaking – Tyson Fury out of Oleksandr Usyk title fight in Middle East, suffers severe cut during sparring session

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury is reportedly out his title unification fight with fellow undefeated divisional titleholder, Oleksandr Usyk on February 17. in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – with the …read more

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Saudi Arabia announces new date for inaugural UFC event in Riyadh

The UFC will still head to Saudi Arabia in 2024, just a few months later than originally expected.
Wednesday, Saudia Arabia’s chairman of general authority for entertainment Turki Alalshikh announced the …read more

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Ariel Helwani Snaps Back at Dana White Over His Report on UFC Saudi Arabia Postponement: ‘It’s an Ego Thing’

Renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has once again found himself in a pissing contest with Dana White.

Earlier this month, Helwani reported that the UFC’s anticipated debut in Saudi Arabia, originally …read more

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Morning Report: Dana White says report of Saudi Arabia requesting better UFC debut card is ‘bulls***’

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UFC Saudi Arabia has been delayed, but not for the originally reported reason, says UFC CEO Dana …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2024, 1:43 pm By
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Turki Alalshikh Wants Conor McGregor to Headline UFC Saudi Arabia in June: ‘We Will Do Something Big’

Saudi advisor Turki Alalshikh hopes to see Conor McGregor competing at the promotion’s debut in Riyadh this summer.

Alalshikh, the main architect behind Saudi Arabia’s move into boxing, reportedly cut a check …read more

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White Shoots Down Bogus Reports Of Saudi Arabia’s Limp Lineup

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was expected to make its mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in Saudi Arabia in early March, thanks in part to …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2024, 10:13 pm By
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Dana White calls ‘bullsh*t’ on talk of UFC Saudi Arabia postponement over quality of card

UFC CEO Dana White has addressed recent rumors surrounding the promotion’s event planned for Saudi Arabia.
The UFC pinned a Fight Night for early March in Riyadh, but the event has …read more

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Donn Davis trashes UFC’s planned Saudi Arabia debut: ‘That is a poor fight-quality card’

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Donn Davis and PFL are having a very good week.
On Tuesday, …read more

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PFL’s Donn Davis takes shot after UFC postpones ‘poor’ Saudi Arabia event: “I don’t think it’s any coincidence”

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Reaction: PFL vs. Bellator champions event revealed — how successful can it be?

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The PFL Pay-Per-View Super Fight Division will kick off on Feb. 24 in Saudi Arabia as the expected …read more

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PFL x Bellator Supercard Officially Set for February 24 in Riyadh Featuring Four Champion vs. Champion Fights

The PFL x Bellator supercard is officially set for February 24 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A few short months after the Professional Fighter League’s blockbuster announcement that it had acquired Bellator …read more

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Renan Ferreira vs. Ryan Bader Tops PFL vs. Bellator Card in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 24

The first Professional Fighters League vs. Bellator MMA card is official for Feb. 24 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. …read more

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PFL ’24 slate to begin with Feb. 24 PPV in Riyadh

The PFL will kick off its 2024 calendar with a pay-per-view event on Feb. 24 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. …read more

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PFL vs. Bellator fight card set for Feb. 24 in Saudi Arabia, four champ vs. champ fights scheduled

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The highly anticipated PFL vs. Bellator pay-per-view fight card finally has a date and …read more

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Report: UFC Saudi Arabia Postponed, Event Now Targeted for June

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Saudi Arabia will likely come a little bit later than originally anticipated. …read more

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Report: UFC Saudia Arabia Postponed, Event Now Targeted for June

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in Saudi Arabia will likely come a little bit later than originally anticipated. …read more

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Report: UFC Saudi Arabia postponed, possibly until June

The UFC’s debut event in Saudi Arabia will be delayed.
Originally scheduled for March 2 in Riyadh, the UFC Fight Night event will now take place at a later date – …read more

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Report – UFC Saudi Arabia debut postponed until June amid links to Islam Makhachev comeback fight

The UFC’s slated debut event in Saudi Arabia – scheduled to take place on March 2. in Riyadh has reportedly been postponed until June later this year, amid links to …read more

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Francis Ngannou’s boxing coach describes Anthony Joshua fight as ‘fire vs. fire’

Dewey Cooper sees similarities in Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua’s approaches.
Ngannou (0-1) takes on Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Cooper, Ngannou’s boxing coach, …read more

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Ngannou Moves Joshua Fight Camp To Saudi Arabia

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Ngannou will spend the next two months in Saudi Arabia preparing for a blockbuster boxing bout against Anthony Joshua in …read more

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Boxing promoter: Francis Ngannou can knock out Anthony Joshua if he catches him

Frank Warren thinks Francis Ngannou has the power to knock any heavyweight out.
Ngannou (0-1) takes on Anthony Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
After …read more

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Sean Brady-Vicente Luque to Serve as UFC Atlantic City Main Event on March 30

The Ultimate Fighting Championship now has a main event for every fight card to April besides its Saudi Arabia show. …read more

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Four fights added to inaugural UFC Saudi Arabia fight card

The UFC heads to Saudi Arabia for the first time and while much of the lineup has yet to come to light, a handful of fights were signed in recent …read more

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Ngannou to train for Joshua bout in Saudi Arabia

Dewey Cooper, one of Francis Ngannou’s top coaches, told ESPN in a video interview Thursday that the former UFC heavyweight champion will train in Saudi Arabia for his boxing match …read more

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Michael Bisping: Anthony Joshua deserves a lot of respect, ‘has no need to box Francis Ngannou’

Michael Bisping praises Anthony Joshua for taking the Francis Ngannou fight.
Joshua (27-3) meets Ngannou (0-1) in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Joshua is coming …read more

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Francis Ngannou: Tyson Fury ‘owes me a fight,’ win or lose against Oleksandr Usyk

Francis Ngannou wants to rematch Tyson Fury no matter what.
Ngannou (0-1) meets Anthony Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, WBC heavyweight champion …read more

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Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua to pick apart Francis Ngannou and knock him out

Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua to show Francis Ngannou that there are levels to boxing.
Ngannou (0-1) meets Joshua (27-3) in a heavyweight match March 8 in Saudi Arabia. Hearn, the …read more

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Daniel Cormier thinks Francis Ngannou ‘gets it done’ against Anthony Joshua

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has signed to box former two-time unified world heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua in March.  The event takes place in Saudi Arabia.  
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Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou boxing match set for March 9 in Saudi Arabia

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has another major boxing match on the books.
This time, Ngannou will face Anthony Joshua, the two-time world heavyweight boxing champion. The 10-round heavyweight fight …read more

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Francis Ngannou, Anthony Joshua Agree to 10-Round Boxing Match in Saudi Arabia

Those that say former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou “fumbled the bag” could not be more wrong. …read more

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Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua booked for Saudi Arabia showdown

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Francis Ngannou’s meteoric boxing career continues with a showdown against former heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, according to …read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on his awkward Conor McGregor interaction

The ‘Day of Reckoning’ boxing event in Saudi Arabia brought out the stars as some of the world’s biggest celebrities and influencers came out to enjoy the spectacular occasion.
Even with …read more

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Deontay Wilder claims Anthony joshua would rather retire than fight him: ‘When I lost did you see how happy he was?’

Off the back of his upset decision loss to former champion, Joseph Parker over the course of the weekend in Saudi Arabia, former WBC heavyweight king, Deontay Wilder has shockingly …read more

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UFC star Conor McGregor calls for Manny Pacquiao fight: ‘he owes me $8,000,000 via the court of law’

Former UFC champion Connor McGregor calls out Manny Pacquiao while sat next to Cristiano Ronaldo, who didn’t seem pleased with the seating arrangement. 

Last night Saudi Arabia hosted the ‘Day of …read more

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Hungry ‘Predator’ Eyes Next Prey

There was a lot of Heavyweight boxing on display earlier tonight (Sat. Dec. 23, 2023) at the Day Of Reckoning event in Riyah, Saudi Arabia. Three of the top four …read more

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Anthony Joshua breaks down, stops Otto Wallin in vintage performance

Anthony Joshua looked a lot like the AJ of old.
The former heavyweight champion overwhelmed capable Otto Wallin on Saturday night at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, beating him up, …read more

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Manic Mac Trashes Pacman, Bores Ronaldo

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Conor McGregor was one of the many combat sports celebrities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia earlier today (Sat. Dec. 23, 2023) …read more

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Conor McGregor calls out Manny Pacquiao for fight in Saudi Arabia

Since submitting his drug test and being eligible to compete once again, talk surrounding Conor McGregor’s return to the octagon has gone quiet.
All signs were pointing toward ‘The Notorious’ being …read more

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Video: Conor McGregor rants across Cristiano Ronaldo, challenges Manny Pacquiao to boxing match

Conor McGregor was ringside yet again for another massive boxing fight in Saudi Arabia.
A stacked “Day of Reckoning” event featuring many of the world’s best heavyweight boxers and many guest …read more

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Day of Reckoning video: Jai Opetaia one-punch knockout flattens Ellis Zorro

Jai Opetaia stands over a fallen Ellis Zorro at the Day of Reckoning event Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | @boxingfanatic00, Twitter

Jai Opetaia doesn’t …read more

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Day of Reckoning start time, TV schedule, ring walks for Joshua vs. Wallin, Wilder vs. Parker

Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker headlined the Day of Reckoning fight card on Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. | Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via …read more

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LIVE! Day of Reckoning Results, Streaming Updates TODAY!

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Who’s winning in Saudi Arabia? Find out below! “Riyadh Season” concludes!
In the final installment of Saudi Arabia’s …read more

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