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12:04 AM ET Brazilian UFC fighter Polyana Viana thwarted a man’s attempt to take her cellphone this weekend, according to her account of the situation provided to MMAJunkie.com. Viana, 26, told MMAJunkie she was waiting for a ride-share in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday evening when a suspicious man approached and demanded her phone. Viana
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10:46 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235 on March 2, according to UFC president Dana White. White broke the news to ESPN on Sunday. The UFC 235 pay-per-view is scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Garbrandt (11-2) is coming off back-to-back losses
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1:15 PM ET Tyron Woodley‘s next title defense will come against Kamaru Usman, ending weeks of speculation surrounding Woodley’s next opponent. According to multiple sources, the 170-pound title fight will take place at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. Both fighters have signed their respective bout agreements, sources say. The list of potential
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12:34 PM ET Goodbye, 2018. It’s been real. Thanks for the memories. We’ll never forget you, and stuff. Hello, 2019! There’s something intoxicating about that fresh calendar smell, isn’t there? Last year treated us to some great fights, no doubt, but it’s 2019 now, baby. And we’re looking ahead. So, in that spirit, here are
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6:02 AM ET Chamatkar Sandhu, ESPN Paul “Semtex” Daley vs. Michael “Venom” Page. Literally years in the making, arguably the biggest fight in U.K. MMA history is scheduled to take place on Saturday Feb. 16, but it won’t be anywhere in the United Kingdom. Instead, Bellator decided to place this fight in Uncasville, Connecticut. It’s
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11:29 PM ET The Professional Fighters League crowned six world champions on Monday, at PFL 11: Championships inside Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. In addition to some hardware, the PFL, which was rebranded from the World Series of Fighting in 2017, handed out six $1 million checks. It was the final
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10:09 PM ET Kayla Harrison may not have won $1 million at the Professional Fighters League Championships on Monday — but it feels like that’s only a matter of time. Harrison (3-0) claimed an easy TKO victory against Moriel Charneski on Monday, at the 3:39 mark of the first round. The lightweight bout took place
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9:28 PM ET UFC fighter Cat Zingano isn’t out of the woods yet, regarding a right eye injury she suffered during a TKO loss to Megan Anderson at UFC 232 on Saturday in Los Angeles. The 145-pound fight ended in bizarre fashion when Anderson landed a left high kick to Zingano’s face. As Zingano tried
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8:14 AM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Amanda Nunes had just shown herself to be the Baddest Woman on the Planet. She could no longer maintain that tough exterior. Moments earlier on Saturday night, the 30-year-old Brazilian had stunned the mixed martial arts world by knocking out the unstoppable Cris Cyborg in 51 explosive seconds in Los
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9:31 AM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Amanda Nunes had just shown herself to be the Baddest Woman on the Planet. But then pure emotion took over. Moments earlier on Saturday night, the 30-year-old Brazilian had stunned the mixed martial arts world by knocking out the unstoppable Cris Cyborg in 51 explosive seconds in Los Angeles. And
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2:48 PM ET LOS ANGELES — After defeating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Saturday, Jon Jones made a point to say (multiple times) there is no asterisk attached to this result or his renewed status as the UFC’s light heavyweight champion. And when it’s all said and done, maybe he’ll be right. Maybe history
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1:30 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Through it all, Jon Jones has always considered himself to be the UFC’s true light heavyweight champion. Now it’s official again. Jones (23-1, 1 NC) reclaimed his 205-pound title on Saturday in a dominant, third-round finish against Alexander Gustafsson (18-5). The title bout headlined UFC 232 at The Forum
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3:53 PM ET Roy Jones Jr.’s promotional company and the UFC announced a deal on Friday under which UFC’s Fight Pass service will stream Jones’ boxing cards over the next three years. UFC Fight Pass will stream up to 72 Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions events through 2021, according to the announcement. Japan’s Masayuki Ito
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4:30 PM ET Mayara Munhos This isn’t the first time Amanda Nunes is experiencing last-minute changes to her weekend fight plans. The women’s bantamweight champion — along with the 25 other fighters scheduled for Saturday’s UFC 232 — had to shuffle this week when the event was moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. A
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