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10:50 AM ET Luke Rockhold has decided against calling it a career. The former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion told ESPN on Sunday he has decided to resume his MMA fighting career. This comes after he said in October that it was “very” possible he’d never fight again. “Because I felt like it,” Rockhold replied
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11:18 PM ET Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has agreed to replace surging contender Geoff Neal in a bout against Neil Magny later this month, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. Neal (13-2) was scheduled to face Magny (23-7) at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 29, but he announced on social media Sunday
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12:40 AM ET For a mixed martial arts fighter, there’s no better way to go into free agency than with a big knockout. And that’s exactly what Michael Chandler did. In the final fight on his Bellator contract, Chandler stopped former UFC champ Benson Henderson with a left-hand KO at 2:09 of the first round
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12:00 AM ET Derrick Lewis is UFC’s new heavyweight knockout king. “The Black Beast” stopped Aleksei Oleinik via TKO at 21 seconds of the second round Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. With the stoppage, Lewis earned his record 11th UFC heavyweight KO/TKO, breaking a tie with former champions
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1:27 PM ET One week before the UFC’s heavyweight title trilogy will be decided, a new divisional contender will emerge. And that fight is now official. Derrick Lewis (265 pounds) and Aleksei Oleinik (227) both weighed in successfully Friday morning in Las Vegas. The two men will meet in the UFC Fight Night headliner Saturday
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5:05 PM ET The last few years have been unkind to Ray Borg. And now he no longer has an MMA contract on top of it all. The UFC has released Borg, a former title challenger, promotion officials confirmed Friday with ESPN. The news was first reported by MMA Fighting. A request for comment from
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12:22 PM ET UFC has booked a pair of flyweight championship fights for its UFC 255 pay-per-view event on Nov. 21, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Friday. Men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will take on former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will seek her fourth title defense against
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1:20 PM ET Four UFC fighters had temporary suspensions extended Wednesday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Jamahal Hill, Tim Elliott, Luis Pena and Marc-Andre Barriault failed in-competition drug tests in relation to their last fights in Nevada. Upon the results coming back, the four fighters were temporarily suspended. On Wednesday, the commission extended
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12:19 PM ET UFC veteran Corey Anderson is headed to Bellator. According to multiple sources, Anderson, who was ranked fourth in the UFC’s rankings and was not a free agent, recently asked for his release from the promotion and was granted it. He still had multiple fights left on his deal, sources say. Shortly thereafter,
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7:03 PM ET UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov does not intend to travel to the U.S. to prepare for his title unification bout against Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Nurmagomedov (28-0), who lives in Dagestan, has held all of his fight camps at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose,
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