• September 21, 2021

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Jared Cannonier bests Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision in UFC middleweight contender bout

Jared Cannonier bests Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision in UFC middleweight contender bout

Jared Cannonier has been in the UFC for six years, competing in three weight divisions. He is closer to 40 years old than 30. Yet on Saturday night, the former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employee put…

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Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant set for undisputed super middleweight title bout on Nov. 6

Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant set for undisputed super middleweight title bout on Nov. 6

In the end, Canelo Alvarez got his man. Boxing’s top star and Caleb Plant have agreed to terms and signed contracts to meet in a November 6 pay-per-view unification fight. The fight will be presented…

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev booked for UFC 267

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev booked for UFC 267

The UFC has added a high-profile lightweight matchup between Rafael dos Anjos and Islam Makhachev to UFC 267. Both sides have agreed to the 155-pound contest, which will take place on Oct. 30. The UFC has not revealed a…

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Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to defend his belt in rematch with Colby Covington in UFC 268

Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman to defend his belt in rematch with Colby Covington in UFC 268

A rematch of one of the best title fights in UFC welterweight history is on deck. Kamaru Usman, ranked as ESPN’s top pound-for-pound MMA fighter, will defend his UFC welterweight title in a second fight…

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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk confirmed for Sept 25 at Tottenham’s Stadium

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk confirmed for Sept 25 at Tottenham’s Stadium

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles versus Oleksandr Usyk in front of what is hoped will be a crowd of over 60,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, on…

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Makhachev submits Moises, calls out dos Anjos

Makhachev submits Moises, calls out dos Anjos

Islam Makhachev’s toughest task moving forward might be finding someone willing to fight him. Makhachev completely dominated Thiago Moises in the UFC Fight Night main event Saturday in Las Vegas. Moises mounted almost no offense at all…

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Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. formally announce Aug. 21 fight

Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. formally announce Aug. 21 fight

Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. formally pronounced Sunday that they will fight Aug. 21 in a bout pitting an eight-division world champion versus one of the sport’s most dominant current champions. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39…

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Toto Wolff: F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes

Toto Wolff: F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes

Formula One champions Mercedes are fighting against the odds now in their title battle with Red Bull, team boss Toto Wolff stated after Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix dealt a fifth successive defeat. Once-dominant Mercedes started…

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Teofimo Lopez tests positive for COVID-19, bout vs. George Kambosos moved to Aug. 14

Teofimo Lopez tests positive for COVID-19, bout vs. George Kambosos moved to Aug. 14

Teofimo Lopez has tested positive for COVID-19 and is symptomatic. His Saturday fight vs. George Kambosos that was arranged to be in Miami and the whole undercard has been moved to Aug. 14, Triller announced.…

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Charles Oliveira has the tools to ruin Michael Chandler’s master plan

Charles Oliveira has the tools to ruin Michael Chandler’s master plan

The UFC’s lightweight division is finally ready to crown a new champion now that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement has been officially acknowledged. While Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will settle their differences in July, either Michael Chandler or Charles Oliveira will earn the career-defining moment on…

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Pressure mounts on Saunders ahead of Canelo title clash

Pressure mounts on Saunders ahead of Canelo title clash

Billy Joe Saunders is hoping Saturday’s fight versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does not end in controversy after knowing there will not be a British judge for the world super-middleweight title unification fight. Saunders, from England,…

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Andy Ruiz defeats Chris Arreola by unanimous decision

Andy Ruiz defeats Chris Arreola by unanimous decision

In a matter of three fights, Andy Ruiz has gone from underdog, to champion, to disappointment, to a man in search of a comeback. But the comeback is off to a good start. Ruiz (34-2,…

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UFC’s Francis Ngannou wants to fight Jon Jones, and Derrick Lewis

UFC’s Francis Ngannou wants to fight Jon Jones, and Derrick Lewis

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou stated he would like to fight twice more this year, and while he’s not sure what’s going on between the UFC and Jon Jones, he said he wants Jones first and at some…

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Derek Brunson silences Kevin Holland in clear decision victory

Derek Brunson silences Kevin Holland in clear decision victory

Kevin Holland talked to opponent Derek Brunson while the two were on the ground. He chatted with referee Herb Dean several times during the fight. And Holland even had a full-blown conversation between rounds with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov,…

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Fury to fight twice in ’21, hoping for Joshua

Fury to fight twice in ’21, hoping for Joshua

WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he will absolutely fight twice in 2021, regardless of whether a megafight versus Anthony Joshua comes together. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has not stepped into the ring for…

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Floyd Mayweather bout vs. YouTuber Logan Paul postponed

Floyd Mayweather bout vs. YouTuber Logan Paul postponed

The return of Floyd “Money” Mayweather will have to wait — for now. His much-anticipated exhibition fight initially set for Feb. 20 versus YouTube personality Logan Paul has been postponed to a later date, according…

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Big bets come in on Conor McGregor for Dustin Poirier bout

Big bets come in on Conor McGregor for Dustin Poirier bout

A few large bets have already shown up on Conor McGregor, and his odds are on the move ahead of Saturday’s UFC 257 main event that’s anticipated to draw significant betting interest at sportsbooks. McGregor is a consensus…

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Kamaru Usman-Gilbert Burns to headline UFC 258

Kamaru Usman-Gilbert Burns to headline UFC 258

A fight between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns is once again on the books. The two are now set to meet in the main event of the UFC 258 pay-per-view on Feb.…

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Georges St-Pierre still thinks about fighting again, but thought doesn’t last long

Georges St-Pierre still thinks about fighting again, but thought doesn’t last long

At 39, former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre still looks like he just walked off the cover of a fitness magazine. And the competitive juices still flow, despite the fact the native of St-Isidore, Que., officially…

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Canelo Alvarez unifies titles in dominant display vs Smith

Canelo Alvarez unifies titles in dominant display vs Smith

Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s biggest superstar, put on a dominant show Saturday night to cap the 2020 major fight slate, cruising to a unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated champion Callum Smith and winning the WBA,…

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Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno fight to draw in UFC flyweight thriller

Deiveson Figueiredo, Brandon Moreno fight to draw in UFC flyweight thriller

Deiveson Figueiredo stepped back after the final bell and spread his arms wide. The UFC flyweight champion loosed a full-throated scream as he wrapped a hug around Brandon Moreno, who had just stretched him to…

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Errol Spence defeats Danny Garcia by unanimous decision to retain belts

Errol Spence defeats Danny Garcia by unanimous decision to retain belts

Errol Spence Jr. insisted he was still the same fighter despite a severe car accident nearly 14 months ago. Any skepticism surrounding that claim disappeared on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Spence…

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Kevin Holland out of Dec. 5 UFC main event following positive COVID-19 test

Kevin Holland out of Dec. 5 UFC main event following positive COVID-19 test

Middleweight Kevin Holland’s main event opportunity has been scrapped after he tested positive for COVID-19 one week out from his headline bout at UFC on ESPN 19. Holland was due to take on Jack Hermansson after agreeing…

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Dana White: Dustin Poirier signs bout agreement to face Conor McGregor

Dana White: Dustin Poirier signs bout agreement to face Conor McGregor

The Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch is inching closer to reality. Poirier has signed a fight agreement to fight in the Jan. 23 main event of UFC 257 versus McGregor, UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN’s Brett…

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Anthony Joshua to face Usyk if Fury fight fails

Anthony Joshua to face Usyk if Fury fight fails

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua would face Oleksandr Usyk first in 2021 if a fight with Tyson Fury cannot be made by the summer. Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), 31, defends his WBA, IBF…

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khabib vs gaethje fight preview

khabib vs gaethje fight preview

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with utility player Josh Harrison on Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is arranged to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups…

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Quebec boxer Kim Clavel wins ESPYS Pat Tillman Award after trading gloves for scrubs

Quebec boxer Kim Clavel wins ESPYS Pat Tillman Award after trading gloves for scrubs

Quebec’s Kim Clavel, the North American Boxing Federation light-flyweight champion who returned to nursing when the global pandemic interrupted her fighting career, has been named winner of the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The award,…

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Canada’s Gillian Robertson, Marc-Andre Barriault both win in UFC

Canada’s Gillian Robertson, Marc-Andre Barriault both win in UFC

Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson choked out American Cortney (Cast Iron) Casey in the third round on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. Quebec City middleweight Marc-Andre (Power Bar) Barriault then stopped Poland’s Oskar…

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Croatia interested in hosting Joshua-Pulev fight

Croatia interested in hosting Joshua-Pulev fight

Add the Pula Arena in Pula, Croatia, to the list of locations interested in host­ing the heavyweight fight between unified world titleholder Anthony Josh­ua and challenger Kubrat Pulev. “We have a very solid of­fer,” CEO…

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Fury-Joshua title unification talks start

Fury-Joshua title unification talks start

Negotiations are underway for a potential blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight between champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, sources told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Fury’s adviser, MTK,…