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ATT fighters at the Bellator MMA in South Florida

South Florida’s top US team will be well represented when Bellator MMA 271 is at Hard Rock Live Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood in South Florida. Romain Faraldo, Mahmoud Fawzy, Valerie Loureda and Cody Law fight over the map at Hard Rock Live, about …

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Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze removed from UFC Vegas 42 card

A middleweight bout between Kyle Daukaus and Roman Dolidze has been removed from Saturday’s upcoming UFC Vegas 42 card to be held at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Several sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the COVID-19 protocols linked to the Dolidze camp were ultimately the reason the fight was …

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Carla Esparza congratulates Rose Namajunas on her victory and adds “it will be an honor to come back when you are ready”

Carla Esparza is still hoping she gets the next strawweight title shot after Rose Namajunas took the win over Zhang Weili at UFC 268. Before Saturday night, Esparza was already considered the division’s No.1 contender, but the UFC opted to give Zhang an immediate rematch against Namajunas after suffering a …

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Bo Nickal hits devastating knockout punch in second amateur MMA fight

From the moment he declared his intention to do MMA in 2019, Bo Nickal instantly became a prospect to watch. And so far, through two amateur fights, he is delivered. Nickal, the former Penn State University wrestling star, won Friday at Island Fights 70 with a knockout with a punch, …

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Kickboxing star Alex Pereira “doesn’t worry” about Israel Adesanya ahead of UFC 268 debut, says champion should be

Former GLORY Two-Division Champion Alex Pereira first enters the UFC Octagon this Saturday to take on Andreas Michailidis in New York City, but most of the pre-fight narrative will focus on the fact that he had two victories in kickboxing against the current UFC middleweight champion. Israel Adesanya. “Poatan” knows …

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Dana White: If Amanda Nunes fought Kayla Harrison’s opponents, it would be “maybe the first death in MMA”

UFC president Dana White continues to downplay the talents of two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison. In an interview Tuesday with Yahoo! Sports, White said Harrison’s run in the tournament-based promotion did not prove her to be a world-class competitor. “Kayla Harrison hasn’t fought anyone yet,” White said. “She didn’t fight …

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Dan Hardy doesn’t regret calling Herb Dean at UFC Fight Island 3 despite subsequent fallout

Confusion and misunderstanding remains about Dan Hardy and Herb Dean’s verbal showdown at UFC Fight Island 3, according to Hardy. But the former UFC commentator still doesn’t regret his actions that day. “My main goal is for the fighters to be protected, and he’s always present at regular events and …

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Fright of the Night II: Ranking October’s Scariest Combat Sports Injury (Again!)

(DISCLAIMER: Graphic images and videos throughout this article) Happy Halloween everyone! It’s that time of year again. The moment I scour the internet looking for the scariest injuries in combat sports that took place during the month of October and compile them into a list for your viewing pleasure (or …

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UFC 267 video: Lerone Murphy flattens Makwan Amirkhani with brutal knockout to the knee

A slow start gave way to a fantastic end for Lerone Murphy at UFC 267. After spending most of the first round on his back, Murphy made a necessary adjustment with the advice of his coaches in the corner as he came out ready to stop Makwan Amirkhani’s next takedown …

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Vinicius de Oliveira wants to impress Dana White on second recording of “Lookin ‘For A Fight”: “UFC needs someone like me”

Vinicius de Oliveira pledges to wow UFC President Dana White in Abu Dhabi. “Lok Dog” won the UAE Warriors bantamweight title with a decisive victory over Sultan Zholdoshbekov in January, but did not impress White enough that night when the UFC chief turned his “Lookin ‘For” schedule. A Fight “. …

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