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Colby Covington blasts Conor McGregor for wanting welterweight title shot: “He’s a joke”

UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington blasted Conor McGregor for wanting a title shot at 170lbs, calling the MMA superstar “a joke.” Covington is one of the top-ranked contenders at 170lbs …read more

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Colby Covington calls Conor McGregor ‘the laughingstock in the MMA community’ following Kamaru Usman challenge

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If anyone is going to take Colby Covington’ spot in the welterweight contenders’ line, he doubts that it’s going to be …read more

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Sources: Diaz-Edwards moved to UFC 263 card

Nate Diaz has a minor, undisclosed injury and his welterweight fight with Leon Edwards now will take place at UFC 263 on June 12 in Glendale, Ariz. …read more

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Colby Covington to Conor McGregor: “Just Go Away”

Colby Covington has no intentions of letting anybody take his place as the #1 contender to Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title, and that includes “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. Following Kamaru Usman’s …read more

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Colby Covington to Conor McGregor: “Just Go Away”

Colby Covington has no intentions of letting anybody take his place as the #1 contender to Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title, and that includes “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. Following Kamaru Usman’s …read more

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Manager says Kamaru Usman wants Michael Chiesa next at UFC 263

Right as everyone in the MMA community thought they knew who was next for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in no. 1 welterweight contender Colby Covington, Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz …read more

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Colby Covington Throws Verbal Jabs at Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Jake Paul

After Dana White announced Colby Covington is up next for the welterweight title shot against Kamaru Usman, Covington is doing what he does best, creating chaos.

Covington was giving his thoughts …read more

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Video: PFL 2 Weigh-In Results

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Professional Fighters League (PFL) held its official weigh-ins on Wednesday for PFL 2, featuring the welterweight debut of former UFC and Bellator MMA …read more

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Diego Sanchez Withdraws from UFC on ESPN 24 Matchup with Donald Cerrone

UFC on ESPN 24 has taken another hit, as Diego Sanchez is out of a proposed welterweight clash with Donald Cerrone.
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Mickey Gall vs. Jordan Williams, Adrian Yanez vs. Randy Costa Set for UFC Card on July 24

Two more bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night card on July 24, as Mickey Gall will face Jordan Williams at welterweight, while Adrian Yanez will take on …read more

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Ray Cooper heads into PFL 2 looking to repeat as welterweight champ

Having won the 2019 PFL welterweight tournament to become the promotion’s welterweight champion, Ray Cooper III intends a repeat performance in 2021.

Cooper’s 2021 season kicks off at PFL 2 on …read more

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‘I’m a fan’ - Masvidal credits Usman for ‘beautiful’ KO

Kamaru Usman raises his hand as he is introduced by Bruce Buffer prior to his welterweight showdown with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. | Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images
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Jake Paul adds Kamaru Usman to the list of UFC fighters he wants to box

At some point, the list of MMA fighters Jake Paul says he’ll meet in the boxing ring probably will outpace the ones he hasn’t.
After welterweight champion Kamaru Usman weighed in …read more

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Mickey Gall vs. Jordan Williams added to UFC event on July 24

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The UFC’s July slate has added a welterweight matchup between two fighters looking to get back in the …read more

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Covington: Usman Has No Excuse Not To Fight Me In August

Colby Covington is certain his next fight will be against Kamaru Usman. Ever since Covington lost by fifth-round TKO to Usman at UFC 245 for the welterweight title, he has …read more

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Watch UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou get swarmed by fans in return to Cameroon

It was pandemonium in Cameroon as UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou paraded the streets with his title.
Fresh off of cornering welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in his successful title defense against …read more

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Video: The most impressive UFC 261 title fight performance was ...

UFC 261 gave us three championship fights in which the winners all delivered impressive finishing performances.
In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal with a vicious …read more

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Covington: Usman Has No Excuse Not To Fight Me In August

Colby Covington is certain his next fight will be against Kamaru Usman. Ever since Covington lost by fifth-round TKO to Usman at UFC 245 for the welterweight title, he has …read more

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‘Rocky’ Called It

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A lot of fans (and pundits) were shocked when Jorge Masvidal got knocked out by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in …read more

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After UFC 261 win, Randy Brown wants everyone to take him seriously as future contender

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After quick work of Alex Oliveira at UFC 261, Randy Brown is ready to make a run at welterweight.
Brown (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) dropped and choked out Oliveira …read more

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Dana White: You’re An Idiot If You Think Usman Is Boring

Dana White doesn’t understand why people think Kamaru Usman is a boring fighter. As Usman was coming up the welterweight ranks, he was marked as a decision machine and a …read more

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Colby Covington Unimpressed by Kamaru Usman’s Win vs. ‘Journeyman’ Jorge Masvidal

The man who is likely next in line for a shot at welterweight gold was not impressed with Kamaru Usman’s performance at UFC 261. …read more

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UFC 261 highlights & recap: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

Watch the UFC 261 highlights and recap from the welterweight championship main event between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Jorge Masvidal from Saturday’s event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in …read more

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Kamaru Usman slams Conor McGregor over proposed move to welterweight, ‘Notorious’ fires back with steroid accusations

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman sent a warning to Conor McGregor after the Irish star suggested he would soon return to 170lbs. Usman (19-1 MMA) returned to the Octagon at …read more

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Gleison Tibau Meets Joao Zeferino at PFL 2 After Two Fighters Withdraw from Card

There has been some shuffling to this week’s PFL 2 lineup, and the end result is a welterweight showdown between Gleison Tibau and Joao Zeferino. …read more

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Dustin Poirier suggests Conor McGregor trilogy take place at 170lbs

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier suggested that his trilogy fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 264 be contested at welterweight. Poirier and McGregor have fought twice in the past. The …read more

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Conor McGregor vows to return to welterweight after reclaiming 155lbs title: “Then I’ll go up again. After green fungus panties.”

UFC superstar Conor McGregor vowed to return back up to the UFC welterweight division after recapturing the promotion’s lightweight belt. McGregor has competed three times at welterweight in the UFC, …read more

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Usman Unhappy With Covington ‘Waiting Around’ For Rematch

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Colby Covington may have to win another fight at welterweight before getting a rematch with champ Kamaru Usman, who feels …read more

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Dana White & Nick Diaz Discussing UFC Return, Usman Chimes In

There is a welcome mat prepared for Nick Diaz to waltz back into the UFC, and champion Kamaru Usman wouldn’t mind showing him around his welterweight domain.  It has been …read more

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Dana White & Nick Diaz Discussing UFC Return, Usman Chimes In

There is a welcome mat prepared for Nick Diaz to waltz back into the UFC, and champion Kamaru Usman wouldn’t mind showing him around his welterweight domain.  It has been …read more

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UFC 261 Bonus Report: Kamaru Usman pockets extra $50k for knockout of Jorge Masvidal

The Octagon returned to Jacksonville for tonight’s UFC 261 event, a 13-bout fight card headlined by a rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. The highly anticipated welterweight title fight …read more

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UFC 261 results: Usman violently KO’s Masvidal in rematch to keep welterweight belt

Kamaru Usman KOs Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. | Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

Kamaru Usman just violated Jorge Masvidal in the second round to …read more

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UFC 261 results: Kamaru Usman blasts Jorge Masvidal unconscious with vicious right-hand KO

Kamaru Usman defended his welterweight title with a brutal knockout at UFC 261 on Saturday.
In a rematch against one of his biggest rivals, Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) knocked out …read more

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UFC 261 Highlights: Kamaru Usman Sleeps Jorge Masvidal To Retain Welterweight Title

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal put on a better fight than their first.  The two fighters met in a welterweight title bout on Saturday night (April 24, 2021) at the …read more

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Pros react after Kamaru Usman KO’s Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261

Tonight’s UFC 261 event was headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight title fight rematch featuring Kamaru Usman taking on Jorge Masvidal. Usman and Masvidal originally met last July at UFC …read more

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UFC 261 Highlights: Kamaru Usman Sleeps Jorge Masvidal To Retain Welterweight Title

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal put on a better fight than their first.  The two fighters met in a welterweight title bout on Saturday night (April 24, 2021) at the …read more

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UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 results and post-fight analysis

Kamaru Usman wrapped up UFC 261 with an epic KO of Jorge Masvidal to defend his welterweight title. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Mookie …read more

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UFC 261 Results: Kamaru Usman KO’s Jorge Masvidal (Video)

Tonight’s UFC 261 event is headlined by a welterweight title fight rematch featuring reigning champion Kamaru Usman taking on Jorge Masvidal. Usman and Masvidal originally met last July at UFC …read more

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UFC 261: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 live results, discussion, play by play

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Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 261 headlining welterweight title fight from Jacksonville. Join us today on Bloody Elbow for …read more

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WATCH: UFC 261 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC 261 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal will collide in a welterweight title clash. UFC 261’s …read more

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Stephen Thompson not counting out ‘animal’ Jorge Masvidal, but picking Kamaru Usman to retain title at UFC 261

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Stephen Thompson will certainly be watching this weekend’s welterweight title fight. In fact, he’ll be in Jacksonville, Fla., himself.
UFC 261 …read more

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WATCH: UFC 261 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC 261 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal will collide in a welterweight title clash. UFC 261’s …read more

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Watch the UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal II cold open

UFC 261 takes place at VyStar Veterans Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in front of a sold out crowd and features three title fights. In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru …read more

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Watch | Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal get into heated staredown ahead of UFC 261 rematch

Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal had one final staredown before their welterweight title fight rematch at UFC 261. In the main event of the pay-per-view card in front of a …read more

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UFC 261 Official Weigh-Ins: Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal

The UFC 261 main event fighters stepped on the scales Friday to officially weigh in. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman faces Jorge Masvidal in a rematch on Saturday.

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Morning Report: Colby Covington thinks Kamaru Usman will retire instead of fighting him after UFC 261

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Tomorrow night, Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title in a rematch with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. Should Usman retain …read more

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Usman May Surpass GSP, Or May Just Walk Away

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Kamaru Usman has a chance to make history in the welterweight division if he continues on …read more

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Masvidal Launches Bare Knuckle MMA Promotion

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Jorge Masvidal is getting into the bare knuckle business.
The UFC contender is set to rematch reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman …read more

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Jorge Masvidal says Kamaru Usman not worthy of BMF title, Usman fires back he doesn’t want ‘that piece of sh*t’ 

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Just days away from their rematch at UFC 261, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal engaged in a fiery …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev boasts he could compete at 205 pounds, beat Jan Blachowicz

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Khamzat Chimaev has already shown he can win fights at welterweight and middleweight. Could light heavyweight be …read more

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Kamaru Usman hints at retirement after UFC 261

Kamaru Usman prepares to defend his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Could Kamaru Usman be taking …read more

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Dana White calls UFC champ Kamaru Usman the welterweight GOAT

In an interview with TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter, UFC president Dana White said he believed UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is the greatest welterweight of all time.

Usman has the longest win …read more

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UFC releases ‘no excuses’ promo for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 ahead of UFC 261

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The second meeting between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal for the welterweight title is just days away.
On Wednesday, the …read more

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Kamaru Usman & Dana White Find A Flaw In GSP Goat Argument

Kamaru Usman and Dana White both feel that there is a flaw in the argument of anointing Georges St-Pierre as the greatest welterweight of all time. Kamaru Usman recently broke …read more

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Dana White declares Colby Covington is next in line for title shot at welterweight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington will be keeping a close eye on the UFC 261 main event between welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge …read more

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Dana White indicates Colby Covington will get welterweight title shot after UFC 261

It appears playing the waiting game could pay off for Colby Covington.
Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who hasn’t competed since stopping former champion Tyron Woodley last September, has made it …read more

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UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 fight week coverage

Kamaru Usman fights Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251. Usman won and defended his welterweight title by unanimous decision. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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Kamaru Usman Shares The Only Way Masvidal Will Last Five Rounds

Kamaru Usman is preparing for his rematch with Jorge Masvidal and is ready to go the full distance if need be. There is a welterweight title showdown fast approaching as …read more

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Gilbert Burns: Jorge Masvidal will be in better shape, but Kamaru Usman wins again at UFC 261

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Gilbert Burns expects the same result between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal but a different fight.
Welterweight champion Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) rematches Masvidal (35-14 MMA, …read more

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Douglas Lima wary but unfazed by Yaroslav Amosov's wrestling: 'I've seen it all'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Douglas Lima knows he’s facing a stern test in undefeated Yaroslav Amosov, but he expects his experience to make the difference.
Welterweight champion Lima (32-8 MMA, 14-3 BMMA) …read more

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Kamaru Usman Responds To Jorge Masvidal Calling Him A “Coward”

Kamaru Usman has caught wind of Jorge Masvidal’s recent comments painting him as a “coward,” and the welterweight champion is still trying to make sense of it. It’s fight week, …read more

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Following Bellator 257, Raymond Daniels sets his sights on seeing 'the wizard' Douglas Lima

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After defeating Peter Stanonik at Bellator 257 on Friday, Raymond Daniels spoke about his goal of facing welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
Daniels (3-1-1 MMA, 3-0-1 BMMA) spoke to …read more

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Court McGee, Claudio Silva to Lock Horns at UFC Fight Night 188 on May 22

Court McGee will square off against Claudio Silva in a welterweight duel at UFC Fight Night 188 on May 22. …read more

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Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov Headlines Bellator 260 on June 11

Douglas Lima will defend his welterweight crown against Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of Bellator 260 on June 11. …read more

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Usman Believes Diaz, Like McGregor, Would Walk Away From Title Shot

Don’t expect a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Nate Diaz should Diaz defeat Leon Edwards at UFC 262 next month. An Usman vs. Diaz showdown isn’t to be …read more

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Douglas Lima Defends WW Title Against Yaroslav Amosov On June 11

Douglas Lima will defend his welterweight title for the first time during this current reign when he takes on the 25-0 Yaroslav Amosov in the Bellator 260 headliner.  Yahoo Sports …read more

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Morning Report: Kamaru Usman believes Nate Diaz would turn down a title shot if he beats Leon Edwards

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Next weekend Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title in a main event rematch with Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261. Usman …read more

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Ngannou will be in Usman's corner vs. Masvidal

Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will be a cornerman for Kamaru Usman during his welterweight title defense against Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261 on April 24, Usman …read more

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Bellator 260 set for June with Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov headliner

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator’s stay at Mohegan Sun Arena continues into June, and a major 170-pound title fight is on the way.
Welterweight champion Douglas Lima is set to face off …read more

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Paul Daley reveals previous altercation with Dustin Poirier ignited feud with Bellator 257 opponent Sabah Homasi

Paul Daley claims a previous altercation with UFC standout Dustin Poirier resulted in his bitter rivalry with Bellator 257 opponent Sabah Homasi. The veteran welterweight, Daley (42-17-2 MMA), returns to …read more

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Nate Diaz will be the “number one contender” at welterweight if he beats Edwards, says Ali Abdelaziz

Nate Diaz is a win away from a welterweight title shot, according to Kamaru Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz. In the co-main event of UFC 262 on May 15, Diaz is …read more

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Jorge Masvidal thinks Jake Paul ‘beats Ben Askren fairly easy’

No. 4 ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on a variety of topics ahead of his April 24 rematch against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Watch Jorge Masvidal stop Cowboy Cerrone | UFC 261 free fight

Jorge Masvidal is teeing up for the greatest opportunity of his career, as he prepares for a UFC 261 rematch with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Mavidal stepped in on short …read more

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Sage Northcutt withdraws from ONE on TNT IV bout vs. Shinya Aoki; Eduard Folayang steps in

Sage Northcutt’s highly anticipated return to ONE Championship has been delayed.
Northcutt (11-3) is out of his April 28 welterweight fight vs. Shinya Aoki (46-9) at ONE on TNT IV due …read more

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Mike Perry reacts to UFC Vegas 23 loss to Daniel Rodriguez: ‘I used to be great, I don’t know what happened’

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Mike Perry was left wondering where things went wrong following his unanimous decision loss on Saturday.
In the welterweight main card …read more

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Jorge Masvidal explains why he can’t stand Colby Covington

No. 4 ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal spoke to Ariel Helwani ahead of his rematch against Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship at UFC 261.

One of the many topics they …read more

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Watch Kamaru Usman finish Gilbert Burns | UFC 261 free fight

Kamaru Usman made his third successful welterweight title defense against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 earlier this year and earned a Performance of the Night bonus. Usman faces Jorge Masvidal …read more

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Curtis Millender Steps in to Face Rory MacDonald at PFL 2

Curtis Millender will face Rory MacDonald at PFL 2 to replace his original opponent 2019 welterweight finalist, David Michaud.  Millender coming in to replace Michaud inserts him into the PFL’s …read more

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Masvidal Tells Edwards ‘Win A Fight And I’ll Be Here’

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Jorge Masvidal has a number of fights at his disposal. The welterweight contender is currently lined up for a title …read more

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UFC's Daniel Rodriguez: Mike Perry win would be springboard for 'next-level' opponents

LAS VEGAS – Daniel Rodriguez thinks Mike Perry is the perfect opponent to kickstart a new run in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Rodriguez meets Perry in the main card of Saturday’s …read more

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UFC fighter Sasha Palatnikov explains why he smokes weed: “It really helps me… because every day I’m getting punched and kicked by human beings”

This Saturday night at UFC Vegas 23, welterweight prospect Sasha Palatnikov makes his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon. A veteran of UAE Warriors who packs a powerful punch, Palatnikov made …read more

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Masvidal On A Diaz Rematch: ‘Guaranteed, We Are Running It Back’

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Jorge Masvidal has another shot at welterweight gold on April 24th, but he hasn’t forgotten about the …read more

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Geoff Neal vs. Neil Magny re-booked for UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw

Geoff Neal punches Stephen Thompson in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Cooper …read more

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Magny Vs Neil Headed To ESPN On May 8

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Let’s try this again.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again ask welterweight veterans Neil Magny and Geoff Neal to hook …read more

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Jorge Masvidal wants trilogy after he beats Kamaru Usman at UFC 261

In an exclusive Q&A available to ESPN+ subscribers, no. 4 ranked welterweight Jorge Masvidal answered questions from fans ahead of his welterweight championship rematch against Kamaru Usman on April 24 …read more

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Conor McGregor blasts Kamaru Usman for stealing his promotional one liners

UFC superstar Conor McGregor blasted welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman over his use of the term “green panty night.” McGregor is of course the originator of the term “red panty night,” …read more

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Geoff Neal vs. Neil Magny Nearly Finalized for UFC on ESPN 24

A showdown between welterweight contenders Geoff Neal and Neil Magny has been targeted for UFC on ESPN 24. …read more

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Jorge Masvidal excited but wary of 'adrenaline dump' back in front of fans at UFC 261

Jorge Masvidal’s second crack at a UFC title will come with a lot more pressure.
Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) rematches welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on April 24 in the main …read more

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Jorge Masvidal wants trilogy fight with Kamaru Usman ‘when I win the rematch’ at UFC 261

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Jorge Masvidal is foreshadowing a third meeting with Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
After dropping a unanimous decision on less …read more

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Kamaru Usman says it’s “green panty night” when any welterweight fights him

Kamaru Usman knows it’s a big night for any welterweight when they get a chance to fight him. In the main event of UFC 261, Usman is set to rematch …read more

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Kenny Florian looking forward to PFL's 'bananas' welterweight division the most

PFL’s newest addition to the broadcast team, Kenny Florian, is looking forward to calling one division in particular.
Florian, who will commentate the 2021 season alongside UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture …read more

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Demian Maia & Belal Muhammad Agree To Fight At UFC 263 On June 12

Belal Muhammad won’t get the opponent he wanted, but he will still have an opportunity to break into the top 10 of the welterweight division when he takes on Demian …read more

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Anatomy of a Fighter: Behind the scenes with ONE on TNT 1's Eddie Alvarez

After the longest layoff of his career, a “King” finally returns Wednesday.
Eddie Alvarez (30-7), “The Underground King,” is set to take on recent welterweight title challenger Iuri Lapicus (14-1) in …read more

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Report: Maia Vs. Muhammad In The Works For UFC 263

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A big fight in the UFC’s welterweight division is in the works for the promotion’s June 12th pay-per-view. …read more

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Submission ace Demian Maia set to return at UFC 263 for a welterweight fight with Belal Muhammad

Former two-division title challenger Demian Maia will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 263 for a welterweight bout with Belal Muhammad. That news comes courtesy of ESPN’s Brett …read more

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Colby Covington questions the UFC’s decision to “reward” Jorge Masvidal with a title shot: “He ran from me for 6 months and was scared to fight me”

Colby Covington can’t wrap his head around the UFC’s decision to give Jorge Masvidal another welterweight title shot against Kamaru Usman. Masvidal (35-14 MMA) and Usman (18-1 MMA) originally collided …read more

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Jason Jackson coming for title after Bellator 255: 'Douglas Lima's in trouble'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Jason Jackson has put together four consecutive wins in Bellator’s welterweight division, and now he thinks he’s earned a title shot with Douglas Lima.
“The champion is next,” …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC 264 Update: Gilbert Burns, Stephen Thompson to Meet on July 10

A pivotal welterweight showdown pitting Gilbert Burns against Stephen Thompson is on tap for UFC 264. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson targeted for UFC 264

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Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson could soon battle with their spots in the welterweight rankings on the line.
MMA Fighting confirmed …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Covington Declares Himself Backup For UFC 261 Main Event

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Colby Covington has declared himself the official backup for the upcoming welterweight title fight rematch between champion Kamaru Usman and …read more

Source:: MMAMania

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