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Brennan Ward wants welterweight title shot or unbeaten Dalton Rosta at middleweight after Bellator 290

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Brennan Ward thinks it’s time he fights for gold.
The Bellator welterweight contender wants to challenge for the title following his most recent win. Ward (17-6 MMA, 12-6 …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor fight to be contested at welterweight

Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor will be throwing leather this year, and the fight will be contested at 170 pounds. Taking to social media, UFC President Dana White recently announced …read more

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Islam Makhachev interested in welterweight, but 'there are worthy opponents in my division'

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev thinks there’s work to be done before he considers chasing a second belt.
Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) makes his first title defense against featherweight champ …read more

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Daniel Cormier warns Colby Covington that he needs to stay active to remain relevant: “He is in no man’s land out on an island by himself”

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has issued a warning to Colby Covington regarding his status in the welterweight division. Last March, Colby Covington put an end to his rivalry with Jorge …read more

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Jorge Masvidal given pathway to third UFC title fight

Jorge Masvidal was unsuccessful in two previous welterweight title fights. | Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

Jorge Masvidal recently rejected a five round bout with …read more

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Pettis Signs With Combate Global

Combate Global also signed undefeated featherweight phenom Esteban Sedano, as well as unbeaten welterweight standout “Jimbo Slice” (Jimmie Pace Jr.) to exclusive, multi-fight contracts. Angelo Pettis is headed to Combate …read more

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Ramiz Brahimaj injured, out of UFC Fight Night 219 bout vs. Carlston Harris

The upcoming UFC Fight Night event on February 18 has lost a scheduled matchup.
A neck injury has forced Ramiz Brahimaj out of his welterweight bout against Carlston Harris at UFC …read more

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Video: Does Jorge Masvidal face do-or-die situation at UFC 287?

UFC 287 just might be Jorge Masvidal’s last chance to make a run at becoming welterweight champion.
Masvidal, who’s on a three-fight losing streak, still remains one of the UFC’s biggest …read more

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Gilbert Burns opens as heavy favorite to beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287

Gilbert Burns is a heavy favorite against Jorge Masvidal.
Former welterweight title challengers Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Masvidal (35-16 MMA, 12-9 UFC) will meet in the UFC 287 co-main …read more

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Leon Edwards expects Kamaru Usman to try and make it a “snoozefest” at UFC 286: “This motherf****r ain’t even that good”

Leon Edwards thinks Kamaru Usman won’t stand with him at UFC 286. Edwards became the UFC’s welterweight champion with a fifth-round head kick KO over Usman back in August at …read more

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Michael Chandler gives himself size advantage over Conor McGregor at welterweight, wants 'TUF' opportunity

Michael Chandler thinks he’d have a size advantage over Conor McGregor at welterweight.
Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is eager to welcome McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) back to the octagon and is …read more

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‘I Want Conor, But Conor Doesn’t Want Me’

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Masvidal shares his thoughts on his upcoming fight against Gilbert Burns at UFC 287, welterweight champ Leon Edwards, and …read more

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Colby Covington honored for 50 clean USADA drug tests

Colby Covington is the high profile fight to reach the milestone of 50 clean U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug tests.
The UFC announced on Sunday that former interim welterweight titleholder Covington …read more

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UFC Matchmaking Bulletin (1/23-1/28): Joe Pyfer Gets Second Assignment, Three Cancellations

MMA News has you covered with this week’s UFC matchmaking bulletin, featuring fights for middleweight prospect Joe Pyfer, welterweight knockout artist Khaos Williams, and entertaining featherweight Ricardo Ramos. With UFC cards being held most …read more

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Leon Edwards: COVID Booking Struggles Propelled Me To Title Win

Leon Edwards feels his come-from-behind win over Kamaru Usman wouldn’t have happened without his past bad luck in the UFC. Edwards earned the welterweight belt over Usman at UFC 278 …read more

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PFL Challenger Series 2023 Week 1 Weigh-in Results: 1 Fight Changed

The card is set for the Professional Fighters League’s first event of 2023, which is a Challenger Series card focused on welterweight hopefuls. …read more

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Former UFC champion Rafael Dos Anjos offers to welcome Dustin Poirier to the welterweight division

Rafael Dos Anjos is itching for a fight to kickstart a potential 2023 title run. The former UFC lightweight champion is now competing as a welterweight and has a 2-1 …read more

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Leon Edwards says Conor McGregor needs “a good win” before challenging for his welterweight title

Leon Edwards says Conor McGregor needs “a good win” before being granted an opportunity to challenge for his welterweight title. The welterweight champion is more than happy to entertain a …read more

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Sean O'Malley: Khamzat Chimaev's 'smartest f*cking career move' would be going to middleweight

Sean O’Malley thinks Khamzat Chimaev moving up to middleweight is ideal for his career.
Chimaev (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who emerged as a welterweight contender when he outlasted Gilbert Burns at …read more

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UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira takes aim at Khamzat Chimaev: “He’s running from his own weight class”

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has taken aim at welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev. ‘Poatan’ had challenged ‘Borz’ to a fight at light heavyweight late last year. Pereira (7-1 MMA) most …read more

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Sage Northcutt books ONE Championship return after nearly four years

For the first time in what will be nearly four years, Sage Northcutt will step into the cage for a fight.
Northcutt (11-3) has been booked for a welterweight bout against …read more

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Ariel Helwani Criticizes How UFC Broke Leon Edwards/Kamaru Usman 3 News

MMA reporter Ariel Helwani was less than impressed with how the UFC announced the upcoming trilogy fight between welterweight titleholder Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. The post-fight press conference at …read more

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Pros react after Gilbert Burns subs Neil Magny at UFC 283

Tonight’s UFC 283 main card features a key welterweight battle between Gilbert Burns and Neil Magny. Burns (21-5 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since dropping …read more

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UFC 283 Results: Gilbert Burns stops Neil Magny in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s UFC 283 main card features a key welterweight battle between Gilbert Burns and Neil Magny. Burns (20-5 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since dropping …read more

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Gilbert Burns confident he'll stop Neil Magny at UFC 283: 'We're not doing more than 10 minutes'

Gilbert Burns feels his highlight finishing reel will get a little bigger on Saturday.
The former UFC title challenger and top welterweight contender strongly believes he’ll get a stoppage win in …read more

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UFC 283 | Pro fighters make their picks for Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny

On the main card of UFC 283, a welterweight fight goes down as Gilbert Burns takes on Neil Magny. Heading into the fight, Burns is a massive -500 favorite while …read more

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Gilbert Burns blasts welterweight division for lack of activity: “It never moves!”

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns is a bit frustrated with the lack of activity in his division. ‘Durinho’ has been out of action since his clash with Khamzat Chimaev at …read more

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Watch: MMA Fighter Ozzie Alvarez Wins Title With Jaw-Dropping KO

MMA fighter Ozzie Alvarez brutally ended Tyson Miller’s undefeated record to capture the welterweight title at Uriah Faber’s A1 Combat 7. Alvarez and Miller met on the main card of …read more

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Welterweights Gunnar Nelson, Daniel Rodriguez to Clash at UFC 286

Gunnar Nelson will lock horns with Daniel Rodriguez in a welterweight bout at UFC 286. …read more

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UFC Matchmaking Bulletin (1/9-1/14): Rodriguez Meets Nelson In London, Three Cancellations

MMA News has you covered with this week’s UFC matchmaking bulletin, featuring fights for welterweight striker Daniel Rodriguez, featherweight veteran Alex Caceres, and a pair of TUF alums in Juliana Miller and …read more

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Twitter Reacts To Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards 3 Announcement

Kamaru Usman will have the chance to reclaim his welterweight title when he faces Leon Edwards for the third time at UFC 286. The trilogy bout has been long expected …read more

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Dana White confirms Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 for UFC 286 and announces lightweight co-main event

Leon Edwards will get to defend his welterweight title on home turf. After Edwards became the UFC’s new welterweight champion back in August with a fifth-round KO over Kamaru Usman, …read more

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Nate Diaz featured in San Francisco 49ers playoff hype video

Nate Diaz continues to be a crossover star in the making, as the former UFC lightweight and welterweight fighter is slowly but surely transitioning into the next phase of his …read more

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Ian Garry Makes Strong Prediction After Calling Out Fighter

Irish UFC rising star Ian Garry recently made a typically brash call out of another welterweight fighter. Garry is looking to step back into the Octagon in March and he …read more

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Gunnar Nelson returns against Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 286

Gunnar Nelson at UFC London in March 2022. | Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

A great welterweight match-up has been added to the UFC’s return …read more

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Bellator free fight: Neiman Gracie overwhelms Mark Lemminger with vicious shots in TKO win

Neiman Gracie’s most recent win was perhaps his most brutal.
The grappling standout surprised many back at Bellator 266 in September 2021 when he stopped Mark Lemminger in a welterweight bout. …read more

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D-Rod: I’m Fighting ‘Gunni’ At UFC 286

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is working on a pivotal welterweight matchup between Daniel Rodriguez and Gunnar Nelson …read more

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Manager shuts down Usman injury rumors: ‘Kamaru is fighting Leon [Edwards] next’

Kamaru Usman during his welterweight title fight with Leon Edwards at UFC 278. | Photo by Alejandro Salazar/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Ali Abdelaziz claims …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev looks massive in new photo

Undefeated UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev missed with for his last fight and it doesn’t look like he’ll be making welterweight in the near future.

Chimaev failed to make weight …read more

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Phil Baroni Transported To State Prison Following Mexico Arrest

Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni has recently been transported to a state prison in Nayarit, Mexico. The former welterweight and middleweight fighter was arrested earlier this month for …read more

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Anthony Smith Explains Why He Won’t Read Too Much Into Kamaru Usman’s Brace

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith has looked to somewhat calm fears that Kamaru Usman may miss the upcoming London card. Ever since losing the welterweight title in dramatic fashion …read more

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Kamaru Usman’s Manager Shuts Down Rumors Regarding Edwards Trilogy

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s hand injury might not be as severe as some have speculated. Usman lost the welterweight title to Leon Edwards at UFC 278 last year. …read more

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UFC Parts Ways With Trinaldo

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UFC has said goodbye to welterweight veteran Francisco Trinaldo.
“Massaranduba” finished the final fight of his UFC contract with a decision …read more

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Jared Cannonier: Khamzat Chimaev needs to fight 'somebody in the top three' before UFC middleweight title shot

Jared Cannonier thinks Khamzat Chimaev needs to earn his way to a UFC middleweight title shot.
After missing weight by 7.5 pounds for his initially scheduled welterweight bout at UFC 279, …read more

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UFC veteran labels Belal Muhammad as the “biggest threat” at welterweight: “I think Belal beats Khamzat”

UFC veteran Matt Brown has called Belal Muhammad the biggest threat at welterweight as we head into the new year. Right now, the welterweight division is on fire. There are …read more

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‘He Beats Khamzat’

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Being a welterweight contender means never having to say you’re sorry. Who is the biggest threat …read more

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Matt Brown praises Belal Muhammad as ‘biggest threat’ to welterweight division: ‘I think Belal beats Khamzat Chimaev’

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Leon Edwards currently reigns as the UFC welterweight champion but he’ll have plenty of challenges awaiting him in 2023.
All signs …read more

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Watch: Kamaru Usman Assumes The Role Of Dana White in Africa

Former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is taking an in-person approach to promote MMA in the African continent. Usman lost the welterweight belt to Leon Edwards at UFC 278 earlier …read more

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Shavkat Rakhmonov hilariously reacts to Kevin Lee’s callout of Khamzat Chimaev: “Where do I fit into this”

Shavkat Rakhmonov wants to know where he fits into the welterweight division. ‘Nomad’ has been out of action since his clash with Neil Magny in June. The bout was the …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Will Khamzat Chimaev fight for UFC title in 2023?

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Whether Khamzat Chimaev stays at welterweight, or makes the permanent move to middleweight, most would believe that one more victory …read more

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Muhammad willing to fight Edwards on the street if ‘Rocky’ declines rematch

Belal Muhammad before his welterweight fight with Lyman Good at UFC on ESPN 11. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Belal Muhammad calls for a …read more

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Injury scratches Geoff Neal from Shavkat Rakhmonov bout at UFC Vegas 67

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One of 2023’s most intriguing welterweight bouts is no longer happening.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed …read more

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Donald Cerrone posts photos looking massive

Donald Cerrone spent his UFC career competing in the lightweight and welterweight divisions, but he’s looking more like a light heavyweight in recent photos.

“Cowboy” announced his retirement following UFC …read more

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Brady vs. Pereira agreed to for UFC San Antonio

Sean Brady at UFC Vegas 43. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

A pair of welterweight have joined the line-up of UFC San Antonio.  …read more

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Chimaev’s Coach Wants Next Fight At “Middleweight, For The Belt”

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Another cut down to welterweight will take time, but Chimaev is ready to face the champion at middleweight right now. …read more

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Andreas Michael: Khamzat Chimaev just needs 'good warning' to make welterweight

Andreas Michael says Khamzat Chimaev makes welterweight as long as he’s given time.
Chimaev missed the welterweight limit by 7.5 pounds in his originally scheduled bout against Nate Diaz at UFC …read more

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Welterweights Sean Brady, Michel Pereira to Clash at UFC on ESPN 43

Sean Brady will lock horns with Michel Pereira in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 43. …read more

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Sean Brady vs. Michel Pereira in the works for UFC on ESPN 43 in San Antonio

A key welterweight matchup between Sean Brady and Michel Pereira is the latest addition to March’s UFC on ESPN 43 lineup.
Brady (15-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Pereira (27-11 MMA, 6-2 …read more

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Watch: MMA Fighter Vitaly Slipenko Wins Title With Brutal Elbow KO

MMA fighter Vitaly Slipenko turned his elbow into a battering ram to claim the welterweight strap against Abubakar Vagaev at ACA 149. Welterweights Slipenko and Vagaev met in the main …read more

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Fans React To Donald Cerrone’s Stunning New Physique

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight fighter Donald Cerrone recently set social media ablaze with a look at his new physique. Donald Cerrone retired from the Octagon following his second-round submission …read more

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Geoff Neal: Undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov will be an 'easy' win at UFC Fight Night 217

LAS VEGAS – Geoff Neal thinks he has the ability to run through highly touted, undefeated welterweight rising star Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC Fight Night 217.
After handing Vicente Luque his …read more

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Neiman Gracie vs. Michael Lombardo Added to Bellator 290

The upcoming Bellator 290 card gained an intriguing welterweight matchup as Neiman Gracie will take on Michael Lombardo. …read more

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Conor McGregor teases move to middleweight: ‘I’d be a big fridge’

Conor McGregor at the UFC 196 ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of his welterweight debut against Nate Diaz. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images
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Rinat Fakhretdinov wants to clean out welterweight of any gatekeepers after UFC Fight Night 216

LAS VEGAS – Rinat Fakhretdinov beat Bryan Battle with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 216 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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PFL Challenger Series Returns On Jan. 27

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Professional Fighters League (PFL) today announced the return of the PFL Challenger Series featuring competitors in the welterweight division beginning Jan. 27 and streaming …read more

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Watch: MMA Fighter Chris Brown Wins Title With Perfect Liver Shot

MMA fighter Chris Brown landed a brutal kick to Alfonso Leyva’s liver to take home the welterweight strap at LFA 148. Brown and Leyva met in the main event of …read more

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UFC 202 Results: Donald Cerrone TKO’s Rick Story

A key welterweight bout between Rick Story and Donald Cerrone took place on tonight’s UFC 202 main card in Las Vegas.
Round one begins and Story presses forward and misses with …read more

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