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Niko Price quits marijuana after NAC suspension: “It opened my eyes”

[ad_1] Niko Price won’t be taking advantage of Nevada’s new marijuana rules anytime soon. The UFC welterweight was suspended for six months and fined $ 8,500 by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) last September after testing positive for cannabinoid carboxy THC as part of his fight against Donald Cerrone. Price’s result against Cerrone, originally a […]

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Stephen A. Smith joins UFC 264 broadcast, while commentary team includes Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier

[ad_1] Popular ESPN frontman Stephen A. Smith will be part of the UFC festivities this weekend. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources familiar with the missions that Smith is set to join Saturday’s UFC 264 event as an office analyst alongside former UFC champions Dominick Cruz and Michael Bisping. ESPN anchor Michael Eaves will also […]

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Video: Watch the best UFC finishes of the first half of 2021

[ad_1] UFC’s first half of 2021 has already provided some great all-time highlights. In the championship fights alone, fans were treated to a trio of sensational knockouts as Francis Ngannou completed his ascent to the heavyweight throne with a finish from rival Stipe Miocic, Rose Namajunas unleashed a header. for ages on Zhang Weili to […]

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John Dodson involved in ‘near death’ car crash, out of action ahead

[ad_1] Two-time UFC title challenger John Dodson was involved in a serious accident that delayed his return to competition. Dodson manager Ricky Kottenstette posted on social media on Saturday that Dodson and his family were involved in a car crash on Friday night. According to Kottenstette, Dodson and his family were released from the hospital […]

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Nate Marquardt announces August 6 comeback fight for Titan FC

[ad_1] Nate “The Great” is back. Former UFC middleweight title challenger Nate Marquardt announced Friday at Titan FC 70 in Miami that he will return to competition at a Titan FC event on August 6. This will be Marquardt’s first fight since November 2017. Marquardt, 42, was invited to the Titan FC cage between fights […]

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Cocoa lawyer raises money for high school wrestling team with MMA fight

[ad_1] Cocoa attorney and former Brevard County Sheriff candidate Alton Edmond uses mixed martial arts tickets to raise money for the wrestling team he coaches at Cocoa High School. Edmond won his very first fight on June 19 at the MoMuscle Fighting Championship at the Melbourne Auditorium. Equally important, he raised $ 2,200 for the […]

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“I freed myself from this prison”

[ad_1] Based on a recent interview with retired MMA superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov, it doesn’t look like he’ll ever return to the UFC. In an interview with UFC Russia (* Courtesy quotes: MMA Fight), Khabib Nurmagomedov suggested that being a professional athlete is quite similar to being a prisoner. ‘The Eagle’ added that he was happy […]

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Fighters line up to fight Sean O’Malley at UFC 264 on short notice

[ad_1] Sean O’Malley needs a new opponent for UFC 264 – and it doesn’t look like he’ll have much trouble finding one. Following the news that O’Malley’s initially planned opponent Louis Smolka was forced to withdraw from the July 10 pay-per-view due to injury, a number of notable names have emerged. volunteered to intervene at […]

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Manny Pacquiao faces lawsuit from Paradigm Sports Management for breach of contract and injunction to stop upcoming fight

[ad_1] Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao faces a multi-million dollar breach of contract lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by Paradigm Sports Management – the same company that represents UFC superstar Conor McGregor and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya – filed the lawsuit in Orange County, California, as first reported by Athleticism. The lawsuit aims to recover a […]

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BKFC 18 video: Hector Lombard fights after fight after winning title

[ad_1] Hector Lombard had an interesting evening at BKFC 18 which included a championship win and a few post-fight punches that landed on a potential future opponent. The wild scene unfolded on Saturday night after Lombard won the BKFC heavyweight title with a bizarre ending to his fight against fellow UFC veteran Joe Riggs. Seconds […]

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“I heard he looked really good”

[ad_1] When Anderson Silva parted ways with the UFC in December of last year, Scott Coker didn’t really want to sign the former champion under the Bellator banner. However, it seems that Bellator’s supremo is now all ears to the proposition of “The Spider” fighting in a “super-fight” at Bellator. During the Bellator 261 post-fight […]

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Missed Fists: Fighter requests timeout for peek, gets knocked out instead

[ad_1] Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we spotlight fights from around the world that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every other day. The theme for this week is definitely “the moments before the disaster” because in addition to our usual […]

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MMA: Denice Zamboanga sees an opportunity in the postponement of the fight

[ad_1] Denice Zamboanga, the top competitor of the women’s atomic weights, admits to being disappointed that her fight against South Korean Seo Hee Ham, initially scheduled for the end of May at ONE: Empower, has been postponed. Zamboanga, the division’s No.1 candidate, was on top of her training camp when it was announced that the […]

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The Ultimate Fighter 29 Results, Episode 4: Dustin Lampros vs. Vince Murdock

[ad_1] Four fights for The Ultimate Fighter 29Brian Ortega and his team throw a shutout. Ortega bantamweight Vince Murdock (12-4-1, 1 NC) scored a first-round TKO from Volkanovski team representative Dustin Lampros to give Ortega a 4-0 lead on the season. The fight was quick, Murdock and Lampros exchanged quick combinations and low kicks in […]

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MMA: Lito Adiwang hopes for “great fight” with “Iron Man” Rodtang

[ad_1] There is no doubt that Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is one of the biggest mixed martial arts stars in the Philippines today. The Lakay team star has won the hearts of ONE Championship supporters with his friendly style and ability to end games sooner. Some even claim that he is the most exciting mixed […]

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Gleison Tibau doesn’t see how Rory MacDonald would have won at PFL 5, swears to knock him out on the other hand

[ad_1] Gleison Tibau raised his hand after 15 minutes of fighting Rory MacDonald at Thursday night’s PFL 5 main event in Atlantic City, which led the Canadian star to call the split decision a “clear flight.” Even though the veteran Brazil admits he was surprised that MacDonald was able to get a takedown and take […]

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Marlon Vera “not desperate” to fight Dominick Cruz: “It was he who rose in the rankings”

[ad_1] For UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera, a call from ex-champ Dominick Cruz after UFC Vegas 29 was strictly a bargain. Cruz called the winner of Vera’s “Fight of the Night” on Saturday in Las Vegas and was again put on the spot by a fighter hoping to increase his stock. Vera said it was just […]

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Anderson Silva vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Full Fight Video Highlights

[ad_1] Watch Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. full fight video highlights from the main co-event above, courtesy of FITE TV and other outlets. Silva vs Chavez Jr. took place on June 19 at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Former UFC Champion Anderson Silva (2-1) faced Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (52-6-1, 1 without competition) […]

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Jorge Masvidal considers UFC return, tears Leon Edwards apart: “He’s not a fighter”

[ad_1] Jorge Masvidal is planning a return to action in the second half of 2021 – and he’s already gearing up for his comeback to the UFC welterweight ranks. “Whoever is in the top five available in November or October is the head I come after,” Masvidal told reporters (via Mac life) before the debut […]

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Dan Ige is ready for the “zombie apocalypse”, but if Chan Sung Jung tries to brawl, “he will be cold knocked out”

[ad_1] When Dan Ige called for a fight against Chan Sung Jung, he immediately introduced him as “The Hawaiian Zombie” versus “The Korean Zombie”. Jung’s credentials in Legendary Wars are well documented, which is why his Korean zombie nickname is so apt. But Ige is more than happy to test his toughness and durability against […]

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Terrance McKinney explains injury from UFC 263 victory celebration: “I’m an idiot”

[ad_1] Terrance McKinney had one of the most memorable UFC debuts for a number of reasons. First, there was the seven second knockout he recorded. McKinney, a Legacy Fighting Alliance star with a penchant for lightning-fast finishes, stepped in with eight days’ notice for an injured Frank Camacho to take on Matt Frevola at UFC […]

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Tim Means vs. Danny Roberts retired from UFC Vegas 29; Now means fights at UFC Vegas 30

[ad_1] A welterweight bout between Tim Means and Danny Roberts has been taken off the UFC Vegas 29 card scheduled to take place this Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Roberts has been taken off the map due to COVID-19 protocols and he will […]

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MMA: new mom Gina Iniong watches ONE’s atomic weights scene

[ad_1] Lakay team star Gina Iniong. Photo to distribute MANILA, Philippines – Team Lakay star Gina Iniong is learning to balance parenting with her career as a mixed martial arts fighter. Iniong, 32, gave birth to her daughter last November, her first child with Richard Araos. “It’s an amazing feeling to be a mom and […]

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

[ad_1] Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington will get the next shot against undisputed welterweight title holder Kamaru Usman. That’s according to UFC President Dana White, who praised Leon Edwards’ performance against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on Saturday, but said that ultimately didn’t change the pecking order at 170 pounds. . Edwards racked […]

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Dana White: Demian Maia delivered ‘her last fight’ for UFC

[ad_1] The MMA world may have seen Demian Maia make her final walk to the octagon. At UFC 263 on Saturday, the two-time UFC title challenger lost a unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad in a welterweight fight that served as the last fight on Maia’s current contract. Before the fight, much of the talk revolved […]

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“Chubby” Carlos Felipe explains why he would love to beat Greg Hardy: “He sucks”

[ad_1] Carlos Felipe and Greg Hardy were about the same weight in their last UFC fights, reaching the limit of the heavyweight division, but their physique couldn’t be more different. This is one of the reasons why “Boi” would love this game. Felipe returns to the Octagon this Saturday to face Jake Collier at UFC […]

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Invicta Phoenix Series 4 results: Jessica Delboni wins rematch with overnight tournament win

[ad_1] Jessica Delboni will finally have her second chance. The 27-year-old Brazilian closed a perfect night 3-0 with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Lindsey VanZandt to win the one-night atomic weight tournament at Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 4, which took place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Delboni defeated Tabatha Watkins and Marisa Messer-Belenchia […]

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Marcin Held looks to return to UFC after PFL run

[ad_1] Marcin Held has fought for many organizations over his 13 year career and, unsurprisingly, there is one he would love to have the chance to prove himself again. After making a name for himself as one of Bellator’s top lightweights, Held made the jump to the UFC in 2016 and immediately faced some of […]

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How Pop-MMA Changed The Fighting Business

[ad_1] How pop-MMA appeared in Russia and spread around the world. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a multi-billion global sports industry. This is a competition where professional fighters from different styles and cultures (from kung fu to boxing and wrestling) distinguish which style is better. A few years ago, a new phenomenon appeared in Russia, […]

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Douglas Lima: Michael Page Should Stop “Hand Picking” Fights and Challenge a High Level Opponent to Earn Rematch

[ad_1] Michael Page has yet to convince Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima that he deserves a chance at the belt. “The Phenom” Lima dismantled Page by second-round knockout in May 2019, five months before reclaiming the title from Bellator. He is now preparing to defend him once again against Yaroslav Amosov at Friday’s Bellator 260 […]

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Heavyweight clashes change ahead of PFL 6 with Fabricio Werdum, Mohammed Usman out

[ad_1] New heavyweight clashes have now been announced for the upcoming PFL 6 map on June 25 after Fabricio Werdum and Mohammed Usman were forced out of their respective fights. MMA Fighting previously reported that Werdum would not be able to compete as he was not medically cleared to compete again so soon after being […]

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Dana White pokes fun at Floyd Mayweather boxing show against Logan Paul and anyone ‘stupid enough’ to buy it

[ad_1] It seemed like the world was watching Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul engage in an eight-round boxing match on Sunday night, but don’t count UFC President Dana White among them. While he has been a boxing advocate for most of his life, White has consistently criticized the current trend in the sport where some […]

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KC’s Shannon Knapp fights to change the game of women’s MMA

[ad_1] Fighter Rose Namajunas, left, watches Kathina Lowe during a weigh-in as Shannon Knapp watches. Photo courtesy of Shannon Knapp Invicta Fighting Championships President Shannon Knapp loves good fights – the harder it is, the more engaging. It helps explain why she was the right person to create an all-female MMA promotion and why it’s […]

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul: Live Turn-Based Updates

[ad_1] MMA Fighting has Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul live with round-based updates of one of the best boxing fights of the year on Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The main event will begin around 11 p.m. ET. Check out our Mayweather vs. Paul results page to find out what happened […]

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UFC Vegas 28 results: Roman Dolidze takes unanimous decision victory over Laureano Staropoli

[ad_1] It won’t end on any highlight reel, but Roman Dolidze did enough to earn his first middleweight victory at UFC Vegas 28 anyway. Using a heavy game plan, Dolidze controlled Laureano Staropoli against the cage for almost 15 minutes to win a unanimous decision. The scorecards are all set 30-27 for Dolidze, who returns […]

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Francisco Trinaldo explains move to 170 pounds, says it’s not an ‘easy fight’ even for heavyweights

[ad_1] Longtime veteran of the game with 33 professional fights in multiple weight classes, Francisco Trinaldo, 42, sees his UFC Vegas 28 fight on Saturday night as the start of a new journey. Nine years after joining the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 1 As a middleweight and scoring big wins against Paul Felder, […]

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Paulo Costa out, Kelvin Gastelum steps in to fight Jared Cannonier in UFC main event on August 21

[ad_1] Jared Cannonier will not fight Paulo Costa in August. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources familiar with the new game that Kelvin Gastelum (17-7, 1 NC) will now face Cannonier (13-5) in the UFC card middleweight main event on August 21 after the opponent originally planned from Cannonier, Paulo. Costa was forced to withdraw. […]

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Vitor Belfort meets ‘The Real Tarzann’ during boxing match at the Triller event on June 19

[ad_1] UFC legend Vitor Belfort is the latest addition to Triller’s upcoming boxing event. Triller announced via a press release on Friday that Belfort (26-14, 1 NC in MMA) would box “famous ranger and social media personality” Mike Holston, better known as “The real Tarzann—June 19 at LoanDepot Park in Miami. The news was first […]

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Lyoto Machida joins Karate Combat as ‘Season Sensei’

[ad_1] Karate Combat has added another legend to their list of talents. Promotion of combat sports ad On Thursday, current Bellator star and former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will serve as “Season Sensei” for Karate Combat: Season 3. Machida joins former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre , who was added as a Sensei […]

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Dana White leaves vague answer to fans’ question about UFC fighters receiving health benefits

[ad_1] UFC President Dana White left a rather vague answer to a question from fans about UFC fighters receiving health benefits. Dana White participated in impromptu Q&A with UFC analyst and on-air personality Karyn Bryant on Instagram. During the question-and-answer session, an Instagram user asked Dana White if the UFC would offer its fighters full-time […]

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Tyron Woodley manager reveals contract details for Jake Paul fight, including Paul asking for automatic rematch clause

[ad_1] Shortly after Tyron Woodley finished his UFC contract, the former welterweight champion was already receiving a potential offer for a boxing match against YouTube superstar Jake Paul. According to longtime Woodley manager Malki Kawa, CEO of First Round Management, the seeds of the fight were first planted in April when Ben Askren was preparing […]

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight card

[ad_1] The Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight card is almost here. The exhibition boxing bout between Mayweather and Paul is making headlines in a four-fight pay-per-view event next Sunday, June 6, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Mayweather (50-0) returns to the ring for the first time since his knockout victory over Conor McGregor […]

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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley targeted for boxing match

[ad_1] After weeks of speculation, Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have made a deal for a fight to take place on Showtime pay-per-view. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following an initial report from Athletic’s Mike Coppinger. The fight is expected to go official later this […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shares his future plans to open a gymnasium in Kazan, the city that recently hosted Eagle FC 36

[ad_1] Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was in attendance at the recently hosted Eagle 36 Fighting Championship. The city of Kazan hosted the event in association with Tatneft. Khabib Nurmagomedov posted a message of gratitude to everyone who helped make the event a success. He wrote: When did Khabib Nurmagomedov acquire Eagle FC? Khabib […]

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Claressa Shields aims to become a millionaire and a household name in MMA, something boxing never provided her

[ad_1] Claressa Shields had plenty of reasons to switch from boxing to mixed martial arts with her first professional fight now in a few days. Despite being a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a multiple-time, multi-division champion in the sport of her choice, boxing, the 26-year-old Michigan native still hasn’t received the kind of attention. […]

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UFC Vegas 28 Fight Card: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai

[ad_1] The UFC Vegas 28 fight card will feature plenty of fights, including a heavyweight clash to title the card. Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai anchor the 14 fight card on June 5 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Rozenstruik (11-2) will look to bounce back from his UFC Vegas 20 unanimous decision loss to […]

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Hannah Guy agreed to be ‘neglected’ before victory over Valerie Loureda at Bellator 259

[ad_1] Hannah Guy started her Bellator debut as a 4-1 loser and she was more than happy to embrace the role ahead of the biggest win of her career. Guy faced Valerie Loureda in the Bellator 259 main card opener last Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., And used his superior grappling and […]

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Petr Yan Responds To Rob Font Call: ‘You Couldn’t Even Knock Out Cody No Chin’

[ad_1] Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan doesn’t look like he’s fighting Rob Font just yet. Font slipped into the picture of the 135-pound title with a decisive victory over fellow former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27 last Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive victory for Font – a veteran who also […]

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XFC44 MMA fights coming to Des Moines on May 28

[ad_1] The fighters will enter the ring at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday night for the Xtreme Fighting 44 Championships. DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines gives way to more and more events as COVID restrictions finally ease across the country. This Friday, mixed martial arts, or MMA, fights arrive at Wells Fargo Arena. Xtreme […]

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Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez set to make headlines at UFC event on July 17

[ad_1] A featherweight fight with fireworks written all over it has been booked as former champion Max Holloway is set to face Yair Rodriguez in the five-round main event on the next UFC card on July 17. Multiple sources confirmed the match was underway during an interview with MMA Fighting on Wednesday after UFC President […]

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Former UFC and Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith joins WWE Raw as lead play-by-play announcer

[ad_1] Jimmy Smith walks up to Monday evening gross. The former UFC and Bellator colors commentator landed one of the most coveted jobs in the professional wrestling industry by joining WWE’s flagship series. Gross as the new game man alongside color analysts Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. WWE made the announcement on Wednesday after news […]

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MMA: Edward Kelly knows retirement is ‘imminent’

[ad_1] Edward Kelly of Team Lakay in action. Document photo MANILA, Philippines – Veteran Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly won’t deny that retirement has crossed his mind, even as he prepares for his first fight in more than a year. year. Kelly, 36, has lost three of his last four games […]

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Charles Oliveira promises to ‘make history’ against Dustin Poirier or Conor McGregor: ‘a new era has begun’

[ad_1] Charles Oliveira partied for a week upon his return to Sao Paulo, Brazil as the new UFC lightweight champion after knocking out Michael Chandler at UFC 262 in Houston. As he resumes training at Chute Boxe Diego Lima, “do Bronx” focuses on what will come next in the 155-pound division. In an interview with […]

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Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker to serve as main event for UFC September 25 event

[ad_1] A previously reported fight between Brazilian light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker will serve as the main five-round event for the UFC’s Fight Night show on September 25, several people familiar with the reservation told MMA Fighting. The company has yet to officially announce the map and other showdowns. The UFC is expected […]

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A postponed Atomweight Grand Prix event

[ad_1] ONE Championship must postpone the start of its next Atomic Weight Grand Prix to eight women. The tournament was originally scheduled to start on May 28 at the ONE: Empower event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. However, the promotion announced on Friday that the event “has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation.” […]

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Paul Felder explains his decision to retire: “That spark that I need to fight … it just wasn’t there anymore”

[ad_1] Paul Felder has refused to become a cautionary tale about a fighter who has been in the sport for too long. Although still ranked among the best lightweight in the world, the 37-year-old veteran began to realize that his days in mixed martial arts were numbered when he was no longer excited to go […]

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UFC Vegas 27 in Tweets: Pros respond to Rob Font win over Cody Garbrandt

[ad_1] Going to UFC Vegas 27, fans expected fireworks between bantamweight contenders Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt. As Garbrandt looked to secure his second straight victory while stopping the Font surge, the pair looked set for an all-out brawl inside the Octagon. But after 25 minutes of action, it was Font who left with the […]

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UFC Vegas 27 results: Ricardo Ramos performs heavy to beat Bill Algeo

[ad_1] Ricardo Ramos had eight eliminations in three rounds to win a unanimous decision over Bill Algeo at UFC Vegas 27. Time and time again, Ramos was able to close the distance, get inside, and crash Algeo to the canvas as he tried to seek submissions to end the fight. While Algeo survived until the […]

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Arjan Bhullar: MMA champion with a fighting passion honed in Indian wrestling tradition

[ad_1] It is a story that will find resonance in many Punjabi homes. A young person leaves home in search of better opportunities and better land in Canada. He will take his family there for the next several years and remembering their roots becomes a constant theme. The Bhullar family in Richmond in this sense […]

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Jose Aldo takes on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265

[ad_1] The veteran UFC contenders will face each other soon at UFC 265. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources familiar with the match that Jose Aldo (29-7) will fight Pedro Munhoz (19-5, 1 NC) in a bantamweight contest at the upcoming UFC pay-per-view event. August 7. The location of the event remains to be determined. […]

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Morning report: Luke Rockhold frustrated with comeback plans: ‘There are a lot of guys but none of them want to sign the contract’

[ad_1] Luke Rockhold’s road back to the UFC is proving to be more difficult than he imagined. Last year, Rockhold announced that after a long hiatus, he was looking to return to MMA and have another run for the middleweight title. At the time, Rockhold was aiming for a comeback fight against rival Chris Weidman, […]

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Diego Sanchez ends professional relationship with Joshua Fabia

[ad_1] UFC Hall of Fame member Diego Sanchez no longer works with Joshua Fabia as a manager, trainer and guru, he told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Sanchez declined to comment further on the situation, saying he would make a statement next week and need to put his thoughts together before speaking to the media. Sanchez’s […]

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Edson Barboza suggests fighting with Max Holloway next: ‘We would definitely crash in there’

[ad_1] Edson Barboza earned his first knockout victory since moving to the featherweight division at UFC 262, stopping Shane Burgos in the third round, and wants a crack at the elite of the 145-pound class going forward. After back-to-back wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Burgos inside the Octagon – and a controversial split decision loss […]

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Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson credits Yoel Romero with ‘most dangerous’ fighter he has ever faced

[ad_1] Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has faced many high profile competitions throughout his career, but rarely has anyone been able to threaten him with the same kind of power he generates. Widely recognized as arguably the toughest hitter in light heavyweight division history, Johnson has turned the light on a number of fighters over the years, […]

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Pros respond to Chris Weidman’s horrific broken leg at UFC 261

[ad_1] In a shocking turn of events, former UFC middleweight Chris Weidman suffered the same injury as his two-time opponent Anderson Silva when he broke his leg on a kick verified by Uriah Hall at the UFC 261. Weidman’s foot curled horribly around Hall’s shin, and he collapsed onto the mat, planting on his right […]

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Khamzat Chimaev ready to crush champions in three weight classes

[ad_1] Khamzat Chimaev is preparing for his return to the UFC after a fierce battle with COVID-19 and, as usual, he’s aiming high. Not only is he looking for a UFC belt, but he has his eye on three different weight divisions. Asked in an interview with ESPN if he plans to go back to […]

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ONE on TNT 4 map finalized with Eddie Alvarez and ‘Reug Reug’ reservation fights on the main map

[ad_1] The upcoming ONE map on TNT 4 has been finalized with some notable additions to the upcoming event. The show will close a busy April for Asia-based promotion as ONE Championship aired prime-time shows in the United States for the first time in the company’s history. The main card event on April 28 will […]

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Ben Askren didn’t ‘give a shit about the outcome’ in his fight with Jake Paul, found Triller entertainment ‘very unpleasant’

[ad_1] Ben Askren doesn’t hide his loss to Jake Paul, let alone allow this fight to change his demeanor no matter how it all turned out. Last weekend at the Triller Fight Club pay-per-view, the retired UFC fighter suffered a brutal first-round knockout after Paul hit him with a right hand that put him on […]

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Kelvin Gastelum issues statement after UFC Vegas 24 loss: ‘I still believe I can do the job’

[ad_1] Interim title challenger Kelvin Gastelum released a statement on Sunday in which he vowed to continue after a loss to former champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC Vegas 24. Gastelum was swept off the scorecards, losing every round to Whittaker for a 50-45 unanimous result. But he was optimistic about his […]

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UFC 262 poster highlights vacant lightweight title fight, return of Nate Diaz

[ad_1] For the first time since 2019, Nate Diaz is back on a fight poster. The fan favorite returns to action on May 15 to take on Leon Edwards in the UFC’s first untitled five-round co-main event at UFC 262. The welterweight bout will precede the main event to crown a new lightweight champion between […]

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren event sells over 1 million pay-per-views, with final numbers still being calculated

[ad_1] The Triller Fight Club card featured by Jake Paul’s knockout victory over Ben Askren will likely be one of the most successful pay-per-view payouts of 2021. The event, which featured four boxing matches on the main card, sold over a million pay-per-views with the show’s final numbers still being worked out. According to sources […]

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Frank Mir felt 6 rounds with Steve Cunningham a better statement for MMA

[ad_1] Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir was in the boxing ring against ex-IBF champion Steve Cunningham. But he continued to see the MMA setups as they traded punches on Saturday at Triller Fight Club. “I have the hardest thing to convert,” Mir told reporters after losing to Cunningham. “MMA, if you move your head, […]

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Morning report: Conor McGregor accuses Nate Diaz of steroid use, Diaz responds

[ad_1] This summer, Conor McGregor will have his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264. But despite McGregor rematching a man who just cold-knocked him out, that doesn’t mean “Notorious” Not having enough it’s time to keep another trilogy fight alive: his rivalry with Nate Diaz. Last week on social […]

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MMA: Rolando Dy calls ‘the Butcher’ Amir – ‘I can give you a real fight’

[ad_1] Filipino fighter Rolando Dy. Document photo MANILA, Philippines – Filipino mixed martial arts star Rolando “The Incredible” Dy is in a fighting mood, just a month away from war against Kyrgyz lightweight candidate Abdisalam “Omok” Kubanychbek in Bahrain. Seeking to redeem himself and return to the winning column, Dy, 29, called Egyptian murderer Ahmed […]

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Tony Ferguson calls recent losses ‘best learning experience’, without feeling pressure ahead of Beneil Dariush fight

[ad_1] Tony Ferguson’s 2020 campaign saw him do something he had never done before – lose back-to-back fights. Last year was a major disappointment for Ferguson, 37, who again missed a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov that was scheduled for UFC 249, was outplayed and finished in the fifth round by Nurmagomedov substitute Justin Gaethje , […]

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The Ultimate Fighter 29 casting, premiere date announced

[ad_1] The 29th season of The ultimate fighter premieres June 1 on ESPN +, and the UFC announced the list of fighters competing for contracts with the promotion. With 145-pound champion Alexander Volkanovski and contender Brian Ortega as coaches, the season will feature eight bantamweight and eight middleweight. This is the third time Bantamweight has […]

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Robert Whittaker steps back for Israel Adesanya rematch, gives Jake Paul his props

[ad_1] Marvin Vettori sat on the edge of the cage at UFC Vegas 24 and reportedly called for a No.1 contender fight with victorious Robert Whittaker. But the ex-champion had a message for his colleague at Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’ve only fought the No.1 contenders,” said Whittaker, who has beaten Darren Till, Jared Cannonier […]

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UFC Vegas 24 results: Andrei Arlovski beats Chase Sherman with savvy veteran

[ad_1] Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski rebounded from a resounding loss to prospect Tom Aspinall by outscoring veteran Chase Sherman in the UFC Vegas 24 main co-event. Arlovski won a unanimous score of 29-28, frustrating Sherman with superior movement and speed. At the end of the third round, Sherman lost his temper and assaulted […]

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Paul vs Askren results: Regis Prograis wins technical decision over Ivan Redkach after phantom low blow

[ad_1] Regis Prograis claimed victory in the Triller Fight Club co-main event, but not without a set of bizarre circumstances surrounding the end of his fight against Ivan Redkach. Having dominated the majority of the fight, Prograis was in total control and it looked like he might be just a few hard knocks away from […]