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7:21 PM ET Saturday night’s UFC co-main event has been scrapped just minutes after the Fight Night card got underway. A scheduled featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose is now off because of an injury to Klose, the UFC announced on the broadcast. The card will resume with 10 fights. Stephens (28-18, 1
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Apr 18, 2021 Robert Whittaker doesn’t create a lot of headlines. He doesn’t talk any trash. Never has he made a spectacle of himself. But quietly, Whittaker has built a résumé that rivals some of the most impressive in mixed martial arts. The former UFC middleweight champion put forth another excellent performance Saturday, beating Kelvin
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7:00 AM ET Fight week for UFC 261 has arrived, and with a card of this magnitude, the stakes could not be much higher. Three title fights could reshape the trajectory of the welterweight, strawweight and women’s flyweight divisions overnight. If Jorge Masvidal defeats Kamaru Usman, they would be 1-1 in title fights. That could
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Apr 16, 2021 Vadim Nemkov has clearly established himself as the man to beat in Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament, following Friday night’s convincing title defense over Phil Davis. Nemkov (14-3) is already Bellator’s 205-pound champion, but with bigger names in the promotion’s tournament, including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Yoel Romero and Ryan Bader, it would be
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Apr 15, 2021 UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier says he made a mistake in publicly criticizing Conor McGregor for not following through on a pledge to donate $500,000 to Poirier’s charity foundation. It was announced Wednesday morning that McGregor and Poirier — who split their two previous meetings — would finish their trilogy at UFC
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12:42 PM ET Eddie Alvarez is getting right back to work. The former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion will fight at ONE on TNT IV on April 28 in Singapore, sources told ESPN. The bout will take place just three weeks after his last fight for ONE. Alvarez will fight the winner of Marat Gafurov
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Apr 15, 2021 Kamaru Usman was in the corner for Francis Ngannou when Ngannou won the UFC heavyweight title last month. Now, Ngannou will return the favor for his fellow champion friend. Ngannou will be a cornerman for Usman’s welterweight title defense against Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261 on April 24
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Apr 15, 2021 Invicta Fighting Championships has a new owner and a new television home. The premier all-women’s MMA promotion has been acquired by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, a Los Angeles- and Toronto-based media company, Anthem and Invicta officials told ESPN. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a result, Invicta will now air
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Apr 14, 2021 A capacity crowd will be present at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced on Wednesday. The pay-per-view card will be held at T-Mobile Arena and headlined by the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. “I signed bout agreement this morning,” McGregor told ESPN’s
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5:36 PM ET UFC two-weight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena this summer, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. The 135-pound title fight will take place on a UFC 265 pay-per-view event in August. The event does not yet have an official date or location, but Aug. 7 is the
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8:05 AM ET UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas says she doesn’t regret saying her opposition to communism is at least part of her motivation for her April 24 fight against champion Zhang Weili at UFC 261. Zhang is UFC’s first and only champion from China. Namajunas’ family is from Lithuania, and she said she has
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