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12:58 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Anderson Silva‘s final UFC appearance is officially on for Saturday, as both he and opponent Uriah Hall made weight during Friday’s official weigh-in. Silva (34-10) tipped the scales at 184 pounds for his middleweight main event against Hall (15-9). Silva, 45, has been coy as to whether Saturday’s bout
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9:26 PM ET It’s been less than one week since undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from the sport, however UFC president Dana White has already come out and stated he believes Nurmagomedov (29-0) will fight again. Speaking to CBS Sports Radio on Thursday, White said he has been in contact with
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10:31 PM ET Gegard Mousasi is a champion once again. The longtime MMA veteran defeated Douglas Lima via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to win the vacant middleweight title Thursday night in the main event of Bellator 250. Lima, the Bellator welterweight champ, moved up for the superfight in an effort to win a second
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7:10 PM ET An anticipated welterweight bout is off the UFC’s next pay-per-view main card. Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is out of a scheduled bout with Mike Perry at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The UFC is seeking a replacement to fight Perry, sources said.
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10:13 PM ET It’s becoming a familiar routine for former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. A Sydney hotel room, a bunch of media calls and a room service menu following a successful return from UFC’s Fight Island. “The only thing I’m thinking about all day is the video game I’m playing — I’m crushing the
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1:17 PM ET Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-0) will defend her 125-pound title against fellow undefeated fighter Juliana Velasquez (10-0) on Dec. 10, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The fight will serve as the main event that takes place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, which has been the promotion’s unofficial home during
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6:27 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Khabib Nurmagomedov closed out his MMA career in style Saturday with a victory and, according to his teammate, an act of compassion. Nurmagomedov successfully defended his UFC lightweight championship by finishing Justin Gaethje with a second-round triangle. He used that submission rather than the armbar he initially had set up,
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10:26 PM ET The UFC is working on a light heavyweight fight between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka in February, according to UFC president Dana White. White told ESPN on Tuesday the 205-pound contest will headline a UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27. The UFC has not yet announced an official venue for any of
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7:53 AM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi Khabib Nurmagomedov hadn’t even left the Octagon on Saturday before the debate began. Was he retiring as MMA’s greatest of all time? Former UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier, who was
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4:35 PM ET Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is right back at the top of the division — and some would say he never left. Whittaker (22-5) defeated Jared Cannonier (13-5) via unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 254 on Saturday on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is Whittaker’s
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3:18 PM ET Henry Cejudo is retired from mixed martial arts and says he is comfortable if he never competes again. However, the former UFC double champion said he could return before the end of 2020 — for the right price. Cejudo told ESPN during a video interview Friday that he has not spoken to
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