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Yair Rodriguez reacts to UFC 284 interim title shot: ‘I kind of saw it coming, so I didn’t really care’

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Behind the scenes at UFC 277, Yair Rodriguez and his manager negotiated with Alexander Volkanovski and his team about a …read more

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UFC books Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann to headline Feb. 25 event

Another light heavyweight contender fight is in the works.
Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann have been booked to headline a UFC Fight Night event Feb. 25. The card does not currently …read more

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Jiří Procházka, Glover Teixeira, & The UFC Address UFC 282 Cancellation

Jiří Procházka, Glover Teixeira, and the UFC have all commented on the recent changes made to the UFC 282 main event. The MMA world was left stunned by the recent …read more

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Jan Blachowicz didn't find out about UFC 282 title shot until his flight landed hours after news broke

Jan Blachowicz is fighting for the UFC light heavyweight championship, yet he might have been the last important person to find out.
It turns out that, as news broke of Jiri …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 5:46 pm By
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Glover Teixeira ‘upset’ with UFC’s call, not confident he’s next for the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev

Glover Teixeira | Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images

Glover Teixeira will no longer compete for the UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event …read more

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PFL World Championship Weigh-in Results: Ladd Makes Weight!

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It’s been a tough stretch for Ladd, who left the UFC after a third weigh-in miss. She’s …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 4:16 pm By
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Video: Hear The Post-Fight Exchange Between Dustin Poirier & Michael Chandler

The post-fight altercation between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler at UFC 281 was caught on video. The UFC 281 main event fight between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler won the …read more

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Glover Teixeira on turning down makeshift UFC 282 title shot: I won't 'just show up to fight a guy because they say so'

After Jiri Prochazka withdrew, Glover Teixeira declined to fight Magomed Ankalaev for the title at UFC 282 – but he has his reasons.
Now former UFC light heavyweight champion Prochazka (29-3-1 …read more

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Ngannou: Everything was designed for me to fall

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in attendance at UFC 281. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Francis Ngannou gives new insight on his injury that’s …read more

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Jeremy Stephens says he’s more like a serial killer than anything: “Like a Dahmer, a Bundy”

Jeremy Stephens is comparing himself to serial killers. Stephens is set to face Natan Schulte on the PFL Championship card on Friday night. The former UFC fighter is coming off …read more

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New main card lineup announced for next month’s UFC 282 event

UFC 282 had a major shakeup on Wednesday and new the main card lineup has been revealed. Last night, it was revealed that Jiri Prochazka suffered a serious shoulder injury …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 3:16 pm By
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UFC books Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci for March 4 event

A pair of strawweights will face each other early next year as the UFC has booked Jessica Penne against Tabatha Ricci.
Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie …read more

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Conor McGregor takes shots at Khabib Nurmagomedov, ‘f****** tick’ Joe Rogan in UFC 229 diatribe

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Conor McGregor still has UFC 229 on his mind as he had some things to get off …read more

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Conor McGregor responds after MJF dubs Paddy Pimblett a “dollar store” version of himself: “A dollar store Conor is still worth millions!”

Conor McGregor has responded after AEW world champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman took shots at Paddy Pimblett. Pimblett is one of the newest stars in the UFC and him and MJF …read more

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UFC 281 'Thrill and Agony': Dustin Poirier tells Michael Chandler 'this is my house' in testy exchange

Watch a preview for the latest edition of “The Thrill and the Agony,” which goes behind the scenes of UFC 281.
At the event, which took place Nov. 12 at Madison Square …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 2:16 pm By
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Marlon Moraes Makes An Announcement About His PFL Career

Marlon Moraes is looking to put his PFL career into high gear beginning with next year’s tournament. After dropping five of his last six in the UFC, with each loss …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 2:16 pm By
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‘I Feel A Little Disrespected’

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Glover Teixeira didn’t play ball when the UFC asked him to fight Magomed Ankalaev on two weeks notice, so …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 1:46 pm By
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Barber vs. Lee added to UFC event in March 

Maycee Barber after UFC 276. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

The ‘Future’ looks to extend her win streak to four.  Maycee …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 11:16 am By
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UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira  ‘The Thrill and the Agony’ | Video

Go behind the scenes to experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat for fighters and their coaches on fight night at UFC 281: Adesanya vs Pereira.

UFC 281 …read more

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Glover Teixeira Explains Why He Declined New Opponent at UFC 282

Glover Teixeira had an opportunity to fight for the light heavyweight title at UFC 282 even after Jiri Prochazka exited the card, but the Brazilian veteran ultimately declined the alternative …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 4:17 am By
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Watch the heated exchange between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler following their epic battle at UFC 281 (Video)

Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler had a heated exchange in the Octagon following their epic battle at UFC 281. Poirier (29-7 MMA) and Chandler (23-8 MMA) collided on the main …read more

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Conor McGregor signals timeline for return to USADA program, 'clear for testing in February'

Whether or not Conor McGregor means it is anyone’s guess, but the former UFC dual champion indicated Wednesday evening that he’ll soon be ready to take the first step to …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 2:16 am By
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Costa: Chimaev is ‘smart’ for calling out Pereira

Paulo Costa during the pre-fight press conference for UFC 278. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

‘Borrachinha’ believes the odds are in Chimaev’s favor …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 2:16 am By
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Conor McGregor goes on tirade against Joe Rogan over UFC 229 commentary, insults Khabib Nurmagomedov (again)

Conor McGregor is at it again.
In a string of tweets Wednesday evening, McGregor seemed to live-tweet a rewatch of his UFC 229 bout against rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. That fight took …read more

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Teixeira feels ‘disrespected’ by UFC after title switch

Glover Teixeira was supposed to face Jiri Prochazka at UFC 282. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Glover Teixeira shares some insight on what led …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 1:16 am By
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Video: Is Dustin Poirier really just chasing 'Conor McGregor status' at this point?

Dustin Poirier recently won a war with Michael Chandler, defeating the former Bellator lightweight champion by third-round submission after a grueling 12 minutes at UFC 281.
The victory keeps Poirier, a …read more

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Jiri Prochazka issues statement after withdrawing from UFC 282, vacating light heavyweight title: “I’ll be back in six months and I’ll take the title whoever holds it” “

Jiri Prochazka has issued a statement after withdrawing from UFC 282. It was revealed on Wednesday that Prochazka suffered a serious shoulder injury that forced him to pull out of …read more

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Posted on November 24, 2022, 12:46 am By
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Jiri injured, Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev title fight headlines UFC 282

Jiri Prochazka has vacated the UFC light heavyweight title | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev will now headline UFC …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 11:46 pm By
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Jiri Prochazka apologizes for UFC 282 withdrawal, explains vacating light heavyweight title

Jiri Prochazka says he’s sorry he had to pull out of UFC 282 and vacate his light heavyweight title, but he vows to get it back.
On Wednesday, Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 11:46 pm By
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Reaction: Jiri Prochazka out of UFC 282 with injury, vacates title

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A shoulder injury has taken Jiri Prochazka out of the UFC 282 main event against Glover Teixeira in a …read more

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UFC Orlando gets Hermansson vs. Dolidze

Roman Dolidze at UFC Austin in June. | Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The next UFC event has undergone a change.  Ten days away …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Jiri Prochazka releases statement after vacating light heavyweight title, UFC 282 withdrawal

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Jiri Prochazka has broken his silence in the wake of a devastating shoulder injury that ultimately led him to …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Dana White details injury that forced Jiri Prochazka to withdraw from UFC 282 and vacate his title: “The worst shoulder injury the doctors have seen in UFC history”

Dana White has opened up on the injury that Jiri Prochazka has sustained. It was revealed on Wednesday that Prochazka has suffered a serious shoulder injury that saw him withdraw …read more

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Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon bumped up to UFC 282 co-main event

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Paddy Pimblett gets to prove his star power even more with his fight against Jared Gordon now serving as the …read more

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Jiri Prochazka vacates after injury; UFC 282 headlined by Magomed Ankalaev vs. Jan Blachowicz title fight

Jiri Prochazka isn’t UFC light heavyweight champion anymore, and the man expected to challenge for the title no longer will.
The UFC 282 main event between Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) …read more

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Burns to face Magny at UFC 283

Gilbert Burns before he fought Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gilbert Burns’ homecoming fight seems to …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 10:46 pm By
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UFC middleweight Chris Curtis shares advice for Israel Adesanya on how to beat Alex Pereira in rematch: “At that point you just have to poison him”

UFC middleweight Chris Curtis shared some advice for Israel Adesanya on how to beat Alex Pereira in their rematch. Pereira continues to haunt Adesanya’s career after the Brazilian took out …read more

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UFC's Prochazka vacates light heavyweight title

UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka has vacated his 205-pound championship after suffering a severe shoulder injury, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Wednesday. …read more

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Anthony Smith vs. Jamahal Hill on tap to headline March 11 UFC event

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A pivotal UFC light heavyweight matchup is set for March.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA …read more

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UFC books Jamahal Hill vs. Anthony Smith for March 11 headliner

A big time light heavyweight contender bout is set for a March headliner.
At a UFC Fight Night event March 11, Jamahal Hill (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Anthony Smith (36-17 MMA, …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Injured Prochazka Vacates Title; Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev Elevated to UFC 282 Main Event

A severe shoulder injury suffered in training has prompted Jiri Prochazka to exit the UFC 282 headliner and vacate his light heavyweight belt. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Jiri Prochazka vacates UFC light heavyweight title due to injury, Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev now headlines UFC 282

Jiri Prochazka is no longer the UFC’s light heavyweight champion. Prochazka was set to defend his light heavyweight title for the first time in the main event of UFC 282 …read more

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Burns to face Magny at UFC 282

Gilbert Burns before he fought Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gilbert Burns’ homecoming fight seems to …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 9:46 pm By
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Chris Curtis: Alex Pereira Is Israel Adesanya’s ‘Personal Boogeyman’

Chris Curtis thinks Alex Pereira has Israel Adesanya’s number. The main event of the UFC 281 fight card was a middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira. This …read more

Source:: MMANews

Paulo Costa Says He Hasn’t Signed Contract to Face Robert Whittaker at UFC 284

One of the most highly-anticipated fights at UFC 284 is apparently not yet official. …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 8:46 pm By
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MMA fighter who fathered Colorado Springs shooter speaks out: ‘Please forgive my [child]’

Aaron Brink, who once fought in the UFC, says he praised his child for violent behavior in the past. Disclaimer: Pronouns have been corrected in the quotes to reflect Aldrich’s …read more

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Brazil’s first UFC champion Murilo Bustamante breaks down path for greatness for Alex Pereira

Murilo Bustamante won the UFC middleweight title in 2002. | Photo by Susumu Nagao/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Can Alex Pereira kick off a dominant …read more

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UFC odds: Jones favored over Blaydes

Jon Jones has opened up as a betting favorite in a possible fight with Curtis Blaydes | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 6:46 pm By
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Jéssica Andrade Steadies Gaze On Zhang Weili Rematch

Former champion Jéssica Andrade is looking to regain her strawweight belt after her next win. Whenever there is a new champion crowned in the UFC, the possibilities for title shots …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 6:16 pm By
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Brown Declares War On Turkey! (The Bird, Not The Country)

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Ever pull a wishbone from a pizza? Take this bird and shove it.
UFC welterweight slugger Matt Brown has declared war …read more

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Francis Ngannou details knee injury prior to UFC 270 title defense: ‘Everything was designed for me to fall and collapse’

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UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou provided more details about his knee injury heading into his UFC 270 title defense against …read more

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Spann responds to Smith’s ‘b—h forever’ comments

Ryan Spann at UFC 281. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Anthony Smith recently reacted to Ryan Spann’s victory over Dominick Reyes, by reminding …read more

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Anthony Smith explains why Conor McGregor pulling out of the USADA testing pool “bothers the f**k” out of him: “There’s only one reason you would do that”

Anthony Smith doesn’t like how Conor McGregor pulled out of the USADA testing pool. After McGregor broke his leg in his UFC 264 fight against Dustin Poirier and began his …read more

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UFC star Paddy Pimblett and AEW champion MJF get in heated social media exchange: “You’re dollar store Conor McGregor talking, Will from strangers things looking ass”

Paddy Pimblett has gotten into a heated online exchange with AEW champion MJF. On Saturday, Maxwell Jacob Friedman – more known as MJF – became the new AEW champ and …read more

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Santos: Shevchenko is ‘scared’ of rematch 

Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos at UFC 275. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

The one-time UFC flyweight title challenger is sure the champion …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov names three opponents he wished he fought – including Tony Ferguson

TORONTO – Khabib Nurmagomedov had a perfect career, but three fights eluded him.
Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title reign included wins over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and finally Justin Gaethje at UFC …read more

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Volkanovski training with Craig Jones to prep for Makhachev

Alexander Volkanovski is training with grappling ace Craig Jones to prepare for Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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Maycee Barber set to face Andrea Lee at UFC event in March

A highly competitive women’s flyweight matchup is set for an upcoming UFC event in March.
Maycee Barber will face Andrea Lee at a yet-to-be-announced March 25 event. MMA Junkie confirmed the …read more

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Israel Adesanya Names What He’ll Do Next Time He Faces Alex Pereira

Israel Adesanya seems to feel more confident than ever that he can beat Alex Pereira in the Octagon after UFC 281. Adesanya lost to Pereira in a stunning fifth-round TKO …read more

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O’Malley guarantees ‘next fight is for the title’

Sean O’Malley at UFC 280. | Craig Kidwell-USA TODAY Sports

O’Malley is one step closer to gold.  When Sean O’Malley returns to …read more

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Sean O’Malley: ‘I know my next fight is for the title’

Top ranked UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley isn’t sure who will fight for the title next, but says his next fight will be for the championship.

“I know my …read more

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Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny Targeted for UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro

A welterweight tilt pitting Gilbert Burns against Neil Magny is in the works for UFC 283. …read more

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Roman Dolidze Replaces Derek Brunson, Meets Jack Hermansson at UFC Orlando

An undisclosed injury has forced Derek Brunson to withdraw from a proposed middleweight clash against Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN 42. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Undefeated Umar Nurmagomedov gets next UFC assignment, will face Raoni Barcelos in January

Undefeated UFC bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov has his first fight of 2023 booked.
The younger cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov will step into the UFC’s octagon for the fourth time when he faces …read more

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MJF and Paddy Pimblett beef over the dangers of MMA vs. pro wrestling

The rift between MJF and Pimblett started on social media, but could the two confront each other at UFC 282 in Las Vegas? …read more

Source:: ESPN

Paige VanZant Scheduled For ‘Special Guest Appearance’ In NYC Gentlemen’s Club

Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant is taking her talents up to a gentlemen’s club in the Big Apple. From the moment she signed with the UFC, VanZant has always looked …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 2:46 am By
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Stipe Miocic Reveals Recent Passing Of His Father In Heartfelt Post

Stipe Miocic has a more than reasonable explanation to not be in consideration for a Jon Jones fight. It was recently revealed that the UFC was in serious talks for …read more

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Posted on November 23, 2022, 2:16 am By
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Paulo Costa wants new contract before accepting Robert Whittaker at UFC 284: ‘I have bills to pay’

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Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker is official as far as the UFC is concerned – the matchup …read more

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Curtis Blaydes reacts to potentially being the opponent for Jon Jones’ heavyweight debut: “I’ll be ready for 5 rounds of war”

Curtis Blaydes is excited that he could potentially be the man to welcome Jon Jones to the UFC heavyweight division. Jones has hinted at a move to heavyweight for quite …read more

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Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny targeted for UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro

A key UFC top 15 welterweight matchup is heading to Brazil.
Gilbert Burns will get his wish of fighting in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 283 on Jan. 21, as a …read more

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Gilbert Burns Vs. Neil Magny Announced For UFC 283, Twitter Reacts

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns will get his wish of competing in the upcoming Brazil pay-per-view at UFC 283. Burns and veteran Neil Magny are close to agreeing …read more

Source:: MMANews

Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny in the works for UFC 283

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A welterweight matchup between standouts Gilbert Burns and Neil Magny is expected UFC 283 on Jan. 21.
Multiple people with …read more

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Kennedy Nzechukwu’s Mother Passes Away Days After UFC Main Event Victory

Shortly after the biggest win of his UFC career, UFC light heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu found out that his mother passed away. Nzechukwu defeated Ion Cuțelaba in the UFC Vegas 65 …read more

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Brendan Schaub hoping the UFC books Alex Pereira vs. Khamzat Chimaev next: “Khamzat would be a handful for him”

Fighter-turned-podcaster Brendan Schaub knows who he wants to see Alex Pereira fight next. ‘Poaton’ is fresh off his return at UFC 281 earlier this month in New York. Standing opposite …read more

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Maycee Barber vs. Andrea Lee targeted for March 25 UFC event

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Standout flyweights Maycee Barber and Andrea Lee are targeted to meet at a yet-unannounced UFC event on March 25.
Multiple sources …read more

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Francis Ngannou opens up on knee injury prior to UFC 270: 'Everything was designed for me to fall'

Francis Ngannou has given some insight on the knee injury that almost forced him to withdraw from UFC 270.
Less than a month out from his title unification bout with Ciryl …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Pimblett Vs. ... Friedman?

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Paddy Pimblett may have run into one war of words he simply won’t win.
UFC 282 on Dec. …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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'I've got another title run left in me': Fire still burns for Kara-France ahead of UFC 284

Kai Kara-France wasted little time wondering what could have been after a second loss to Brandon Moreno, the Kiwi now focused on earning another shot at the title when he …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 11:16 pm By
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Anthony Smith reflects on loss to Jon Jones, believes former champion is very beatable: “He’s not that good”

UFC light-heavyweight contender Anthony Smith feels he should’ve performed better against Jon Jones. ‘Lionheart’ and ‘Bones’ faced off in March 2019 at UFC 235. The bout was the biggest of …read more

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Paulo Costa Reacts To Alex Pereira Uncrowning Israel Adesanya At UFC 281

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa was impressed with Alex Pereira’s championship-winning performance at UFC 281. Now two weeks removed from the huge UFC 281 event, people are still …read more

Source:: MMANews

Paulo Costa says he has not signed a contract to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 284 in Australia

Paulo Costa says his fight with Robert Whittaker is not official for UFC 284.
The promotion announced Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will be facing Whittaker (24-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) on …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Colorado Springs shooter’s father once fought in the UFC 

Aaron Brink at UFC 28

Aaron Brink was encouraged to become an MMA fighter by Tito Ortiz and later faced Andrei Arlovski at UFC 28.  …read more

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Ciryl Gane, Curtis Blaydes perk up after hearing about UFC plans for Jon Jones

The timeline for the anticipated return of Jon Jones to the UFC and his arrival as a heavyweight has grabbed the attention of contenders Ciryl Gane and Curtis Blaydes.
On Monday, …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green added to UFC Vegas 66

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An exciting lightweight battle has been added to the UFC’s final event of 2022.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s …read more

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Taila Santos: The UFC Admitted That Shevchenko Is Running From Me

Talia Santos is making a strong push for another shot at the UFC flyweight championship. Talia Santos has her sights set on one thing: a rematch with champion Valentina Shevchenko. …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC eye potential bout between Jon Jones and Curtis Blaydes if Francis Ngannou fails to resign

The UFC is looking into a potential bout between Jon Jones and Curtis Blaydes if Francis Ngannou fails to resign with the company. Questions about when Jones would make his …read more

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Sean O'Malley: 'I know my next fight is for the UFC bantamweight title'

Sean O’Malley says his next fight will be for a title, but isn’t sure if he’ll get it right away.
O’Malley (16-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) jumped to the No. 1 spot in …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 8:16 pm By
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Judge Grants Velasquez Permission To Wrassle

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The former UFC champ earned a brief reprieve from his home detention and GPS monitoring, allowing …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 7:16 pm By
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UFC adds Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green to final event of 2023

Two popular UFC lightweights are set to collide on the promotion’s final card of 2023.
At UFC Fight Night 216, Drew Dober (24-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Bobby Green (29-13-1 MMA, …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Judge rules Cain Velasquez can partake in upcoming Arizona pro wrestling event

Out on bail, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is once again an active professional athlete.
On Tuesday, a Santa Clara County (Calif.) judge ruled that Velasquez is allowed to travel …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 6:16 pm By
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Aljamain Sterling Makes Announcement About His MMA Career

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling is making a change in his MMA career. Long Island native Aljamain Sterling is looking to make the most out of his UFC career. Sterling …read more

Source:: MMANews

That’s why we have refs - Chandler won’t apologize for fish-hooks

Michael Chandler after his UFC 281 loss to Dustin Poirier. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

For Michael Chandler, he did nothing wrong at UFC …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 5:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa says he doesn’t have a deal to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 284

Middleweight contender Paulo Costa is expected to face former champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia on February 12, but Costa says he doesn’t have a deal in …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

After Meeting with UFC Execs, Sean O’Malley Says Next Fight is for 135-Pound Title

Sean O’Malley might not be the next person to fight for the UFC bantamweight title, but he expects that championship gold will be on the line when he makes his …read more

Source:: Sherdog

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Jiří Procházka Questioned Frequency Of USADA Testing

Jiří Procházka’s recent visits from USADA prompted the UFC’s light heavyweight champion to ask a few questions about the organization’s testing procedures. The 30-year-old is currently preparing to make the …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on November 22, 2022, 4:16 pm By
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Taila Santos accuses Valentina Shevchenko of ‘running’ from rematch: ’She’s scared’

Taila Santos lost to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275 | Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images

Taila Santos gave Valentina Shevchenko a tough night in …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Zhumagulov retires after controversial UFC Vegas 65 loss

Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Vegas 65. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

It appears the UFC flyweight is done with MMA after another controversial …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 4:16 pm By
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Ryan Spann Reacts To Anthony Smith Calling Him His ‘Bitch Forever’

UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Spann has responded to Anthony Smith’s comments regarding a future rematch. Spann is coming off of the biggest win of his UFC career over former …read more

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Velasquez requests to leave house arrest for pro-wrestling gig

Cain Velasquez at a WWE news conference in 2019. | Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Fresh off his release from custody, former UFC heavyweight champion …read more

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Posted on November 22, 2022, 3:16 pm By
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Paddy Pimblett reveals the secret to his extreme weight cutting and shares bold prediction for his upcoming fight at UFC 282: “Jared Gordon’s getting finished in the first”

Paddy Pimblett has revealed the secret behind his extreme weight cutting as he prepares to battle Jared Gordon. With a 3-0 record since entering the UFC, Paddy Pimblett is understandably …read more

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