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Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show starts off from a new studio in Bristol CT with TJ Dillashaw’s HC Duane Ludwig (7:00), some heat from Henry Cejudo’s HC Eric Albarracin (30:30), “Filthy” Tom Lawler (51:45), UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman (1:25:30), UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith (1:47:00), UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis (2:07:40), UFC Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt (2:27:30) and
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5:13 PM ET UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley said he’s considering a move up to middleweight later in 2019 to compete for a second belt. “People in the middleweight (division), they need to watch out too. I might slide up on one of y’all by the end of the year,” Woodley said on Ariel Helwani’s
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Monday marks another star-studded edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. The show, aired live on Twitter and YouTube, will feature current and former champions, as well as multiple rising stars in the sport. Following the show, the entirety can be listened to via the ESPN podcast center. Here’s the lineup: 1:00 p.m. – Duane Ludwig,
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10:38 AM ET Dann Stupp If it weren’t for Godwin Ezenwa, Alonzo Menifield wouldn’t be a college graduate. He might not even be literate, to be honest. And he certainly wouldn’t be a professional fighter who’s less than one week away from his debut on MMA’s biggest stage. Menifield wouldn’t be any of those things
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8:38 PM ET The UFC is actively looking for two replacement fighters to step in on short notice for next weekend’s card in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba (14-3, 1 NC) have been forced to withdraw from their respective fights next weekend, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. Lineker, who is dealing with
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2:36 PM ET Rising bantamweight star Petr Yan has his next assignment, and it’s undoubtedly the toughest test of his UFC career. Yan (11-1) will meet John Dodson (20-10) on Feb. 23 in Prague, Czech Republic, multiple sources told ESPN. Yan has won his last six fights in a row. He most recently defeated Douglas
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1:29 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones passed multiple fight night drug tests on Dec. 29, after defeating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in Los Angeles. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that the promotion wants Jon Jones to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2
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3:33 PM ET UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern will not be moving up to flyweight after all, as the rising star has decided to remain at strawweight and is targeting a return in March, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Prior to her last fight in May, a win over Amanda Cooper, Dern missed weight by 7
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7:00 AM ET Chamatkar SandhuESPN Ahead of the inaugural UFC on ESPN+ event, which takes place on Jan. 19 at the Barclays Centre, Joanne Calderwood is fully aware of what an explosive performance against KSW champion Ariane Lipski could do for her career. Since moving to Las Vegas almost a year ago, the Scottish flyweight
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2:35 AM ET COSTA MESA, Calif. — A fan of mixed martial arts while growing up in Springfield, Massachusetts, Los Angeles Chargers receivers coach Phil McGeoghan uses a unique technique to help his players get separation: hand-to-hand combat. “It’s something we’ve evolved with and developed over the years, and it’s led me to some really
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9:58 PM ET The UFC has added a strawweight matchup between Michelle Waterson and Karolina Kowalkiewicz to its UFC Fight Night event on March 30, according to UFC president Dana White. White broke the news of the 115-pound bout to ESPN on Tuesday. The UFC Fight Night event will take place at Wells Fargo Center
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7:49 AM ET Chamatkar Sandhu, ESPN Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh says Bellator are about to revolutionise the European MMA circuit ahead of the inaugural European Fight Series. Kavanagh praised the organisation for improving how much fighters are paid and believes the European Fight Series, which kicks off in Newcastle, England on Feb. 9
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10:04 PM ET UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has agreed to defend her title in enemy territory later this year, according to UFC president Dana White. Namajunas will face Brazilian challenger Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 on May 11 in Brazil. The 115-pound title fight is expected to serve as the co-main event at UFC
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3:40 PM ET Mixed martial arts had some unbelievable moments in 2018. Khabib Nurmagomedov jumping over the cage and into the stands after his win against Conor McGregor. Amanda Nunes knocking out Cris Cyborg in the first round. Jon Jones returning (after some more drama). Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez joining ONE Championship. And the
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5:00 PM ET UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich, who fights on Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, told ESPN on Monday that she is comfortable with Greg Hardy competing on the same card. “Nobody’s story is the same, nobody’s situation is the same,” Ostovich said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “I have nothing to do with Greg Hardy.
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