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Dan Hooker agrees to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi

Dan Hooker agrees to fight Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi

Less than one week after an impressive triumph at UFC 266 in Las Vegas, lightweight Dan Hooker has already accepted his next task — and it’s a big one. Hooker (21-10) has agreed to face Islam Makhachev (20-1) at…

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Back on good terms with Dana White, lightweight Justin Gaethje, 32, signs UFC contract extension

Back on good terms with Dana White, lightweight Justin Gaethje, 32, signs UFC contract extension

UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje has signed a contract extension that will keep him inside the Octagon, ahead of his upcoming fight versus Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on Nov. 6. Gaethje (22-3) broke the news…

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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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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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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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Canada earns 3 more spots at Tokyo Olympics at last-chance regatta

Canada earns 3 more spots at Tokyo Olympics at last-chance regatta

A last-chance rowing qualifying event in Switzerland on Sunday has produced three more entries for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics. Canadians Patrick Keane and Maxwell Lattimer qualified a boat for Tokyo in lightweight men’s double sculls by…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be a champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be a champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is still the UFC’s undefeated lightweight champion, although even he considers the belt should belong to Dustin Poirier. Speaking to Match TV, Nurmagomedov (29-0) stated he believes Poirier “deserves” to be the UFC’s 155-pound champion,…

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Dustin Poirier wants lightweight title shot next, talks other options

Dustin Poirier wants lightweight title shot next, talks other options

Just a little more than a week after his career-defining victory over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier has not yet decided on his next move. There is one thing that is paramount in his mind over all else, though: becoming…

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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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How will Tony Ferguson look in his return? Coaches, fighters split

How will Tony Ferguson look in his return? Coaches, fighters split

Tony Ferguson was on a 12-fight winning streak and programmed to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight championship. For Ferguson, the April title fight could have been a crowning achievement many years in the making. But the…

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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…