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Mickey Gall brings Matt Brown into corner for UFC on ESPN 27

Mickey Gall will have the most experienced welterweight in UFC history in his corner Saturday at UFC on ESPN 27.
Gall (6-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) returns to the octagon from a …read more

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Michael Chiesa wants welterweight title shot with win over Vicente Luque at UFC 265

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa says he wants a welterweight title shot with a win over Vicente Luque at UFC 265. Chiesa and Luque lock horns on the UFC …read more

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‘I projectile vomit everywhere’ — Thompson reveals he threw up after UFC 264 weigh-ins

Stephen Thompson arrives at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas ahead of his welterweight fight against Gilbert Burns at UFC 264. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Burns Will Smash Edwards, Masvidal To Earn Usman Rematch

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Unlike Jorge Masvidal, who peddled the “full camp” excuse when selling the promotion his Kamaru Usman do-over, top welterweight contender …read more

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Posted on July 19, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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LFA 112 results: Improbable one-night tournament final leads to new welterweight champion

A new LFA welterweight champion was crowned as the promotion held a four-man, one-night tournament Friday – but the road to get there was winding, long, and unusual.
In the end, …read more

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Video: How should the UFC's top welterweights be matched up for their next fights?

The top of the UFC’s welterweight division is a tough puzzle to solve when trying to determine the best matchups going forward.
Kamaru Usman is the current king of the division, …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz hopes Colby Covington goes ‘blind’ in Kamaru Usman rematch

Kamaru Usman hits Colby Covington with a big right hook during their welterweight title fight in the UFC 245 main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. …read more

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MMA divisional rankings: Gilbert Burns rises again at welterweight

Burns makes a move in ESPN’s divisional rankings with a victory over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. …read more

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Colby Covington calls out Dustin Poirier

No. 1 welterweight contender Colby Covington had a lot to say about the ending of the UFC 264 main event between his former teammate Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.

In an …read more

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Colby Covington interested in settling 'personal rivalry' with Dustin Poirier after 'fluke win' over Conor McGregor

It’s no secret Colby Covington wants the welterweight strap next, but he hopes to cross paths with Dustin Poirier down the line.
Covington (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) attempted to rattle Poirier …read more

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Gilbert Burns interested in Jorge Masvidal next, but wants ‘extra check’ to fight him

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Gilbert Burns is holding onto his spot in the contenders’ line.
Currently the No. 3 welterweight in MMA …read more

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Gilbert Burns on Conor McGregor’s leg break: ‘It’s an unfortunate situation’

No. 2 ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns chimes in on Conor McGregor’s grotesque broken leg, as well as his victory over Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-main event in …read more

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UFC 264: Pros react to Poirier’s TKO win, McGregor’s freak injury

Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight fight during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by …read more

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Pros react after Gilbert Burns defeats Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

Tonight’s UFC 264 event was co-headlined by a key welterweight matchup between former division title challengers Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns. Thompson (16-5-1 MMA) had entered the contest on a …read more

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UFC 264 Results: Gilbert Burns defeats Stephen Thompson (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC 264 event is co-headlined by a key welterweight matchup between former division title challengers Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns. Thompson (16-4-1 MMA) will enter the contest on a …read more

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UFC 264 results: Max Griffin edges veteran Carlos Condit in a hard-fought unanimous decision

Max Griffin picked up the biggest win of his career on Saturday night at UFC 264.
The welterweight competitor bested MMA veteran Carlos Condit in a close and competitive unanimous decision. …read more

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Posted on July 11, 2021, 2:46 am By
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Jorge Masvidal says he wants to fight the winner of Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Jorge Masvidal is looking to fight the winner of Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson. Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title and says he’s …read more

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UFC 264 Official Weigh-in: Stephen Thompson vs. Gilbert Burns | Video

No. 2 ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns and no. 4 ranked Stephen Thompson meet in Saturday’s UFC 264 co-main event. The two officially weighed in on Friday with both …read more

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Sources: Chimaev-Li in works for October

Khamzat Chimaev and Li Jingliang have agreed to square off in a welterweight bout in October, sources tell ESPN, but contracts have yet to be signed. …read more

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Stephen Thompson doubts Kamaru Usman would strike with him: “He’s going to be shooting for my legs”

Stephen Thompson knows he’s a bad matchup for the current welterweight champ, Kamaru Usman. Thompson is set to face Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of UFC 264. If he …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev returns at UFC 267 in the welterweight division against Li Jingliang

Top prospect Khamzat Chimaev is set to make his return to the Octagon when he fights Li Jingliang in a welterweight bout set for UFC 267. Raphael Marinho of Combate …read more

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Stephen Thompson breaks down Conor McGregor’s keys to UFC 264 victory | Video

No. 4 ranked welterweight contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson faces no. 2 ranked Gilbert Burns in the UFC 264 co-main event on Saturday and gave his analysis on the main event …read more

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Dustin Poirier would “be successful” and “dominant” at welterweight if he moves up, says coach

Dustin Poirier started his UFC career at featherweight and may end it at welterweight, his strength and conditioning coach, Phil Daru says. Poirier is set to headline UFC 264 in …read more

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Video: What's on the line for Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson at UFC 264?

The co-main event of UFC 264 is a big one for the welterweight division.
The winner of this bout will be in a great position at the top of the division, …read more

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Gilbert Burns: ‘Nate Diaz would be easy money’ | UFC 264 Media Day

No. 2 ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns takes on Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-main event on Saturday. During the event’s Media Day on Wednesday, Burns was asked …read more

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Colby Covington makes his prediction for McGregor-Poirier 3

No. 1 ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington made his prediction for the trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264.

Covington mentioned McGregor’s power advantage and said if …read more

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Dustin Poirier clarifies response to Colby Covington's leaked sparring video: "That was a hard sparring session"

Colby Covington caused a stir by releasing sparring footage of Dustin Poirier ahead of his big trilogy fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 264.
On Tuesday, the former interim welterweight champion …read more

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UFC 264 Embedded, Episode 2: Gilbert Burns shows off his lucky underwear

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In the second episode of UFC 264 Embedded, Gilbert Burns makes sure to pack his lucky underwear ahead of his welterweight contender clash …read more

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Report: Masvidal eyeing fall return against Nick Diaz or Covington

Jorge Masvidal prior to his UFC 261 title fight loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. | Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images

Masvidal hasn’t fought since …read more

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Quote: You Cannot Say Georges St-Pierre Is The WW GOAT Over Usman

As far as Kamaru Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, is concerned, if the words “greatest welterweight of all time” are uttered, it had better be in reference to the sitting UFC …read more

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CFFC champion Evan Cutts believes pace will be problem for 'firecracker' Yohan Lainesse

After one of the most grueling title wins in CFFC history, you’ll forgive reigning welterweight champ Evan Cutts if he’s not exactly intimidated by the next test in front of him.
Sure, he …read more

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Lee Vs Brady Rebooked For Aug. 28

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Let’s try this again.
Kevin Lee will once again attempt to make his welterweight return against top prospect Sean Brady, this …read more

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Georges St-Pierre considers Kamaru Usman the best pound-for-pound fighter right now

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion George St-Pierre recognizes greatness when he sees it.

Widely considered the greatest welterweight champion in mixed martial arts history, St-Pierre believes current welterweight …read more

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Georges St-Pierre: Kamaru Usman is the best pound-for-pound fighter right now

From one welterweight great to another, Georges St-Pierre had high praise for current UFC champion Kamaru Usman.
Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) has looked unstoppable of late and is coming off …read more

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Sean Brady vs. Kevin Lee Rebooked for UFC Fight Night Card on Aug. 28

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has already rescheduled a highly anticipated welterweight tilt for August. …read more

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Kevin Lee vs Sean Brady Gets Rebooked For August 28 Fight Night

Kevin Lee’s welterweight return against Sean Brady has a new date. First reported by MMA reporter Nolan King, the fight between Kevin Lee and Sean Brady that was originally scheduled …read more

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Sean Brady vs. Kevin Lee rebooked for Aug. 28 UFC event

The welterweight bout between Sean Brady and Kevin Lee now has a new date.
UFC officials announced on Thursday that the welterweight matchup between Brady and Lee will now take place …read more

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Tim Means pitches his name for Nick Diaz fight, would love Matt Brown rematch, too

Currently enjoying his best run in years, Tim Means is looking for big fights in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Means (32-12-1 MMA, 14-9 UFC) notched his third-straight win, outlasting Nicolas Dalby …read more

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Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov talks career turning point, epic homecoming, biggest motivation in Douglas Lima win

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Yaroslav Amosov just beat the greatest welterweight in the history of Bellator, but in some ways it feels like …read more

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Georges St-Pierre Predicts McGregor Finishes Poirier In Trilogy Bout

Georges St-Pierre believes Conor McGregor will get the nod ahead of his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier. The former welterweight and middleweight champion St-Pierre gave his prediction ahead of the …read more

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Video: Is Kamaru Usman vs. Nate Diaz a fight that needs to be made?

Nate Diaz is unquestionably one of the biggest stars in MMA, but is he deserving of a shot at the UFC’s welterweight title?
Following his decision loss to Leon Edwards at …read more

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UFC vet Diego Sanchez says bare-knuckle boxing ‘would be fun’

Diego Sanchez warms up backstage at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi ahead of his welterweight bout against Jake Matthews. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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Kevin Lee out of UFC 264 fight with Sean Brady, both want bout rescheduled for late Summer

Kevin Lee has withdrawn from his originally scheduled return to welterweight at UFC 264 due to a rib injury, according to a report by MMAFighting’s Damon Martin and Mike Heck. 

Lee …read more

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Kevin Lee wants Sean Brady fight rebooked for UFC 265 after pulling out of UFC 264 due to a “minor” rib injury

Kevin Lee is disappointed he won’t be making the walk to the Octagon on July 10 at UFC 264. Lee was set to move back up to welterweight to face …read more

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Lee off UFC 264 card vs. Brady with rib injury

Kevin Lee has suffered a rib injury and is out of a scheduled welterweight matchup with up-and-comer Sean Brady at UFC 264 next month. …read more

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Posted on June 24, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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Kevin Lee injured, out of upcoming fight against Sean Brady at UFC 264

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A highly anticipated welterweight fight at UFC 264 has been scrapped after Kevin Lee suffered an injury that …read more

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Sean Brady announces Kevin Lee withdrawal from UFC 264 fight

It appears Kevin Lee’s return to welterweight is on hold.
Lee and Sean Brady were booked to fight July 10 at UFC 264, but Brady revealed Thursday that the fight will …read more

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LFA to crown new welterweight champion with one-night tournament in Brazil

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Legacy Fighting Alliance is heading to Brazil for its first international events on July 16 and 18 and the cards, stacked with local prospects, …read more

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Stephen Thompson Believes He’s A Bad Matchup For Kamaru Usman

Stephen Thompson believes he would be a bad matchup for welterweight king Kamaru Usman if they were to fight inside the octagon. #4-ranked contender Thompson looks to face fellow top-five …read more

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Nate Diaz Blasts Gilbert Burns After Burns’ Recent Remarks

Nate Diaz has hit back at welterweight contender Gilbert Burns after the Brazilian’s comments following his UFC 263 fight. Diaz returned to the Octagon for the first time in over …read more

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Colby Covington slams welterweight “joke” Stephen Thompson: “He should probably just retire”

UFC welterweight Colby Covington slammed divisional rival Stephen Thompson, calling him a “joke” and saying “he should probably just retire.” Covington is set to face UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman …read more

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Kamaru Usman responds to criticism from Nate Diaz: “I see you 209. If you really want this 187 then call your boy Hunter”

Kamaru Usman has responded to Nate Diaz after his recent criticism. Diaz took to social media on Tuesday to blast the welterweight champ for only fighting opponents he already beat …read more

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Colby Covington scoffs at Stephen Thompson’s title aspirations: ‘The guy is a joke, he should probably just retire’

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While the welterweight title picture seems to be leading toward a rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby …read more

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Belal Muhammad Believes Covington Is Not Deserving Of A Title Shot

Belal Muhammad does not believe Colby Covington should be in the welterweight title mix. After impressing at UFC 263 by defeating UFC veteran Demain Maia via unanimous decision, Muhammad took …read more

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Belal Muhammad puts Colby Covington on blast: ‘The hatred I have for that guy is levels above Leon Edwards’

Belal Muhammad is not at all a fan of former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. UFC President Dana White has let it be known that “Chaos” is next in …read more

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Matt Brown would love to be Demian Maia’s retirement fight

Matt Brown hits the scales at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas ahead of his welterweight bout with Dhiego Lima at UFC on ESPN 25. | Photo by Chris …read more

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Matt Brown would love rematches with Demian Maia, Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler | Video

“The Immortal” Matt Brown picked up a highlight reel knockout win over Dhiego Lima on Saturday in a welterweight match that kicked off the UFC Vegas 29 main card. …read more

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2021 PFL 5 video highlights: Welterweight, light heavyweight playoffs set

The PFL returned Thursday with postseason spots on the line in the welterweight and light heavyweight divisions.
There was a big surprise in the 2021 PFL 5 main event when Gleison …read more

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Morning Report: Leon Edwards plans on waiting for title shot, says of Jorge Masvidal: ‘I don’t feel I need to do that now’

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This past Saturday at UFC 263, Leon Edwards was given a showcase opportunity to stake his claim for a welterweight title …read more

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2021 PFL 5 video: Magomed Magomedkerimov strangles Curtis Millender with Ezekiel choke

Magomed Magomedkerimov needed less than two minutes to choke out Curtis Millender on Thursday at 2021 PFL 5.
Magomedkerimov, a former PFL champion in the welterweight division, used the rarely seen …read more

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Jorge Masvidal eyes end of year return against top-five opponent, claims Leon Edwards is “not a fighter”

Jorge Masvidal is looking to return sometime in October or November against a top-five opponent. Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title including losing …read more

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2021 PFL 5 video preview: O'Connell, Florian break down potentially crazy welterweight scenarios

The PFL continues its regular season Thursday with welterweights and light heavyweights looking to punch their tickets to the postseason.
2021 PFL 5 takes place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic …read more

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PFL 5 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set, 1 Fighter Heavy

Rory MacDonald is set to return to the Professional Fighters League cage as the welterweight and light heavyweight season continues. …read more

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Erik Koch accepts 18-month sanction for violating UFC Anti-Doping policy

Former UFC featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight fighter Erik Koch is facing repercussions for a positive sample collected in October.
According to an announcement from U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Koch submitted a sample …read more

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Tim Means vs. Danny Roberts scratched from UFC Vegas 29

Tim Means stands in his corner prior to his welterweight bout against Mike Perry at UFC 255. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Means will …read more

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Ready to fix his mistakes, Douglas Lima says Bellator 260 title loss just 'another bump in the road'

Douglas Lima is no stranger to bouncing back and that’s exactly what he plans on doing after losing his welterweight title.
Former three-time welterweight champion Lima was dethroned by undefeated Yaroslav …read more

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Colby Covington sends shots at Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman

No. 1 ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington gave his thoughts on the aftermath of UFC 263 and the implications it has on the welterweight division. 

‘Chaos’ discussed the welterweight bout between …read more

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UFC 265 Update: Michael Chiesa, Vicente Luque to Lock Horns on Aug. 7

A pivotal welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque is on tap for UFC 265. …read more

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Vicente Luque-Michael Chiesa official for UFC 265

An intriguing welterweight bout between no. 5 ranked welterweight Vicente Luque and no. 6 ranked welterweight Michael Chiesa has been added to the main card of UFC 265, according to …read more

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Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque added to UFC 265 lineup

A key welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque is the latest addition to the UFC 265 lineup in August.
MMA Junkie on Monday verified with multiple people that Chiesa …read more

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Michael Bisping stumps for Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards: “That has to be the fight”

UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping is stumping for a welterweight bout next between rivals Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal. Edwards defeated Nate Diaz via unanimous decision at UFC 263, …read more

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Vicente Luque vs. Michael Chiesa set for UFC 265

An exciting welterweight bout between top-10 ranked contenders Vicente Luque and Michael Chiesa is the latest addition to the UFC 265 card. Cageside Press reported that Luque and Chiesa will …read more

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Making the Grade: UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 edition

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Two title fights, and a special welterweight showcase, headlined UFC 263 on Saturday night and all of the marquee matchups …read more

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Colby Covington remains No. 1 contender over Leon Edwards after UFC 263, White says

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Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington will get the next shot at undisputed welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman.
That’s according to …read more

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Dana White open to booking Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal following UFC 263

UFC president Dana White says he is open to booking a welterweight matchup between Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 263. Edwards defeated Nate Diaz via unanimous decision at …read more

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Nate Diaz reacts following loss to Leon Edwards at UFC 263: “In a real fight in a real world, that fight’s a wrap. He was sleepwalking!”

Nate Diaz returned to the Octagon for the first time in over a year and a half this evening at UFC 263 for a welterweight bout with Leon Edwards. Diaz …read more

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Pros react to Leon Edwards defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 263

Tonight’s UFC 263 main card featured a highly anticipated welterweight bout featuring fan favorite Nate Diaz taking on Leon Edwards. Diaz (20-13 MMA) was returning to action for the first …read more

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Highlights! Edwards Bloodies Diaz, Nearly Gets Finished

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Leon Edwards scored the win he needed to lock in his welterweight title shot last night (Sat., June 12, 2021) …read more

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UFC 263 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Demian Maia (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC 263 main card features a welterweight bout between former title challenger Demian Maia and surging contender Belal Muhammad. Maia (28-10 MMA) will be returning to the Octagon for …read more

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Edwards: ‘I’ll be waiting for my title shot’ after I beat Diaz

Leon Edwards hits the scales at the UFC 263 ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of his welterweight bout with Nate Diaz at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. | Photo by Mike …read more

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Scott Coker: Bellator welterweights 'better have a complete game' for new champ Yaroslav Amosov

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator president Scott Coker thinks it will take a lot to dethrone newly crowned welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov.
Amosov (26-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) picked up a dominant unanimous …read more

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Jason Jackson wants title shot vs. Yaroslav Amosov: 'That's the fight everyone wants to see'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Jason Jackson is ready to fight for Bellator gold.
The welterweight contender thinks it’s time he gets in a title fight now that he’s on a five-fight winning …read more

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Relive Leon Edward’s 8-fight UFC winning streak | Video

No. 3 ranked welterweight contender Leon Edwards enters his UFC 263 fight on Saturday with Nate Diaz coming off a No Contest. He was riding an eight-fight winning streak prior …read more

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Bellator 260 results: Yaroslav Amosov smothers Douglas Lima to capture welterweight title

There is a new welterweight champion of Bellator MMA, and his name is Yaroslav Amosov.
The Ukrainian fighter improved his record to 26-0 using a dominant wrestling game to earn a …read more

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Twitter reacts to Yaroslav Amosov's dominant title win over Douglas Lima at Bellator 260

Yaroslav Amosov accomplished the rare feat of becoming an undefeated champion on Friday when he claimed the welterweight belt from Douglas Lima in the Bellator 260 headliner.
Amosov (26-0 MMA, 7-0 …read more

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Bellator 260 Results: New Champ Yaroslav Amosov Moves To 26-0

Bellator 260 has concluded, and we have a new welterweight world champion! In the main event, the undefeated Yaroslav Amosov outwrestled Douglas Lima throughout the entirety of the fight to …read more

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Nate Diaz: I don’t care if I lose to Leon Edwards, ‘I’m still fighting for the title’

Nate Diaz hit the scales ahead of his welterweight bout against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Nate Diaz believes …read more

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UFC 263 video: Nate Diaz mean mugs Leon Edwards in final faceoff

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz have completed their final faceoff before Saturday’s UFC 263 showdown.
After both men made the welterweight limit on Friday morning, Edwards (18-3 MMA, …read more

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Video: Nate Diaz, Leon Edwards make weight for historic UFC 263 clash

PHOENIX – The return of Nate Diaz is official.
Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC) and opponent Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) successfully made the welterweight limit on Friday ahead of their …read more

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UFC 263 Weigh-Ins: Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards | Official

No. 3 ranked welterweight contender Leon Edwards faces Nate Diaz in a five-round fight at UFC 263 on Saturday with a title shot likely waiting for the winner.

The two officially …read more

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Edwards Questions Dana White’s Logic For Giving Covington Title Shot

Leon Edwards doesn’t understand why Dana White is giving the next welterweight title shot to Colby Covington. On the main card of UFC 263 in the first-ever, five-round non-title fight, …read more

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Colby Covington: Leon Edwards won't get title shot with win over 'loser' Nate Diaz at UFC 263

MIAMI – Colby Covington doesn’t see Saturday’s marquee welterweight matchup playing a factor in the UFC title picture.
Streaking Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) will take on fan favorite Nate …read more

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Bellator 260: Douglas Lima and Aaron Pico aim to answer questions about their fighting potential

Can Douglas Lima continue his domination at welterweight after a disappointing middleweight debut? Is Aaron Pico back on track for good? …read more

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Bellator 260 Takes Place Live Tonight on Showtime

Bellator 260 will take place tonight on the Showtime Network in the “Fight Sphere” at The Mohegan Sun.  The main event will feature welterweight champion Douglas Lima against the undefeated, …read more

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Bellator 260 Weigh-in Results and Video

The athletes competing on tomorrow’s Bellator 260 fight card officially weighed in on Thursday in Uncasville, Conn. All the fighters made weight.

Welterweight champion Douglas Lima puts his …read more

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Bellator 260 faceoff video highlights: Douglas Lima, Yaroslav Amosov buddy up

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator makes its return Friday, and the welterweight championship is on the line.
Bellator 260 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena with the main card airing on Showtime …read more

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Belal Muhammad: I’m A Harder Fight Than Nate Diaz

Ahead of the welterweight clash between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards at UFC 263, Belal Muhammad is in a peculiar spot in the 170lbs division. Belal Muhammad last competed against …read more

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Covington Claps Back At “Midget Division’s” Volkanovski & Ortega

Colby Covington has continued his war of words with TUF coaches Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. This comes after the two featherweight rivals united against the welterweight contender on social …read more

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UFC Vegas 28 rankings update: Santiago Ponzinibbio in at welterweight, Robbie Lawler and Khamzat Chimaev removed

UFC welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio is back in the top-15 rankings at welterweight, while Robbie Lawler and Khamzat Chimaev were removed. Ponzinibbio defeated Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 via unanimous …read more

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Belal Muhammad Says A Win Over Demian Maia Cements Him As A Welterweight Contender

Belal Muhammad is confident he will become a legit welterweight contender after Saturday night. Muhammad had a shot to enter the top-five back in March when he fought Leon Edwards. …read more

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