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9:13 PM ET A Bellator MMA lightweight championship rematch between titleholder Brent Primus and Michael Chandler is being targeted for a Dec. 14 event, according to multiple sources. Bellator has not announced an event on that date or any potential venue. The Dec. 14 date is just one day before another Bellator card at Neil
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7:11 PM ET An intriguing welterweight fight has been added to UFC 232. The promotion has booked Carlos Condit (30-12) vs. Michael Chiesa (14-4) for the Dec. 29 fight card in Las Vegas, multiple sources told ESPN. The fight will mark Chiesa’s UFC debut at 170 pounds. Prior to his most recent lightweight fight in
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5:42 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Alexander Gustafsson, who five years ago gave former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones his toughest challenge in one of the greatest bouts in UFC history, wants to fight a rematch in New York on Nov. 3 — at an event that still does not have a main event. UFC president
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1:44 AM ET A light heavyweight fight between Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders was not what Brazilian fans expected to see on Saturday, but it turned into a pretty entertaining affair. Santos (18-6), of Rio de Janeiro, defeated Eryk Anders (11-2) via TKO at 5:00 of the third round, after Anders collapsed multiple times trying
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11:47 PM ET One of Bellator MMA’s top prospects, 23-year-old featherweight A.J. McKee, delivered a spectacular first-round knockout in the main event of Bellator 205 on Friday in Boise, Idaho. McKee (12-0) knocked John Teixeira out cold at 1 minute, 9 seconds of the opening round at CenturyLink Arena. The finish came courtesy of a
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6:12 PM ET Tyron Woodley is going under the knife. Conor McGregor went on the verbal assault at a UFC 229 news conference, but without fans in attendance, something was clearly missing as the UFC began the push to sell its biggest fight of the year. Former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk will move up in
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12:12 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Remember that mind-blowing moment during Conor McGregor’s last fight in the Octagon? It happened early in the second round of the then-featherweight champion’s challenge of Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt in 2016. McGregor had already scored three crisp knockdowns and was in such ruthless command that he stepped to
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12:11 AM ET The UFC will have a new female flyweight champion after UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto. Valentina Shevchenko is set to take on former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant belt, the promotion announced late Thursday night. Nicco Montano held the belt until she had to withdraw from a UFC
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9:10 PM ET NEW YORK — After months of verbal jarring, physical altercations between teams and a smashed bus window, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov finally stood face to face. McGregor, the brash Irishman who at one point held UFC titles in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions, and Nurmagomedov, the current lightweight champion, took
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Sep 21, 2018 Conor McGregor has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC, president Dana White told ESPN on Thursday. Terms were not disclosed, but White said the deal could make McGregor the most money in the sport, especially given his pay-per-view appeal. The six fights include the matchup with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC
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8:12 PM ET UFC star Jon Jones could be eligible to return to competition by Oct. 28 — fifteen months after failing the second drug test of his illustrious career. The United States Anti-Doping Agency announced Wednesday it has suspended Jones for 15 months, for testing positive for metabolites of an anabolic steroid on July
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2:11 PM ET The Professional Fighters League will add a new weight class to its regular season, playoff format in 2019 — and it will feature one of the most promising prospects in mixed martial arts. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison (2-0) has signed an exclusive deal with the PFL that will see her
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8:19 AM ET When Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao announced they were fighting each other in 2015, many proclaimed it one of the best matchups in boxing history. It was anything but. Despite selling a record 4.6 million pay-per-view buys, the bout never lived up to the hype and ended in a decision win for
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3:55 AM ET Japanese MMA star Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto has died at the age of 41. Yamamoto, who was one of the sport’s most popular fighters in the mid-2000s, revealed in an Instagram post in August that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Krazybee, Yamamoto’s Tokyo gym, announced he had passed away on Tuesday Sept.
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