• September 21, 2021

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Carlos Condit, former UFC interim welterweight champion, retires from MMA

Carlos Condit, former UFC interim welterweight champion, retires from MMA

Carlos Condit, one of the best MMA welterweights of the aughts and beyond, has retired from the UFC, his longtime manager, Malki Kawa of First Round Management, confirmed Thursday with ESPN. Nicknamed “The Natural Born…

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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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TJ Dillashaw tops Cory Sandhagen by split decision in first fight since 2019

TJ Dillashaw tops Cory Sandhagen by split decision in first fight since 2019

Any questions about TJ Dillashaw’s standing in the bantamweight division after a long layoff have been answered — emphatically. Dillashaw, the former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, defeated Cory Sandhagen via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) in a bloody,…

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Brandon Moreno submits Deiveson Figueiredo in third round to become UFC flyweight champion

Brandon Moreno submits Deiveson Figueiredo in third round to become UFC flyweight champion

Brandon Moreno wasn’t even supposed to be competitive with Deiveson Figueiredo the first time they fought in December. And after showing he could be competitive in a majority draw, he still wasn’t supposed to win their rematch Saturday.…

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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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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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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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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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UFC to have fans in attendance for three January Fight Island cards

UFC to have fans in attendance for three January Fight Island cards

A limited number of fans will be in presence for the UFC’s first three live events of 2021 — marking the first time UFC events will be open to any spectators since UFC 248 on…

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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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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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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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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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Quebec’s Charles Jourdain loses to Andre Fili

Quebec’s Charles Jourdain loses to Andre Fili

It seemed early in Andre Fili’s fight with Charles Jourdain that it might only be a matter of time before someone caught the other with a highlight-reel ending. That finish never came, though not for lack of effort.…

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Fight island is in UAE, will host UFC 251

Fight island is in UAE, will host UFC 251

The much-hyped “UFC Fight Island” now has an formal location, fight dates and fight bookings. Yas Island in Abu Dhabi will host four events; starting with UFC 251 on pay-per-view on July 11, the UFC announced…

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Conor McGregor announces retirement

Conor McGregor announces retirement

As UFC 250 came to a close and UFC fans were discussing Amanda Nunes’ place among the sport’s all-time greats, Conor McGregor decided to grab the spotlight. McGregor revealed, much as he had in 2016…

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Canadian UFC Bantamweight Sarah Moras ready for action following several delays

Canadian UFC Bantamweight Sarah Moras ready for action following several delays

After being booked in January to fight American Sijara (Sarj) Eubanks, Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras has had to bide her time during the pandemic. That meant training in the garage and living room in…

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UFC 249 cancelled after ESPN, Disney put stop to promotions

UFC 249 cancelled after ESPN, Disney put stop to promotions

In an abrupt about-face at the behest of broadcast partner ESPN, the UFC has postponed UFC 249 and all future planned shows due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As recently as Wednesday, UFC president Dana…