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1:41 PM ET What would have been the last fight on Paige VanZant‘s UFC contract has been pushed back. VanZant confirmed Friday on Instagram that she is out of her scheduled women’s strawweight bout against Amanda Ribas at UFC Brasilia on March 14 in Brazil. Randa Markos will fill in for VanZant and fight Ribas
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8:32 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Cris Cyborg has a difficult task this weekend. Then, with a win, options could open up for her in a big way — across multiple sports. Cyborg, one of the best fighters in women’s mixed martial arts history, will challenge Julia Budd for the Bellator women’s featherweight title Saturday
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3:46 PM ET UFC superstar Conor McGregor has made it no secret that he has interest in trying his hand at boxing again, be it in a rematch of his 2017 knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather in the second-highest grossing pay-per-view in history or perhaps a showdown with another legend, Manny Pacquiao, both of whom
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2:38 PM ET One of MMA’s hottest prospects will be back soon. Edmen Shahbazyan will fight Derek Brunson in a pivotal middleweight bout at UFC 248 on March 7 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Wednesday. Shahbazyan is one of the top young fighters in all of MMA. ESPN ranked the 22-year-old at No. 3
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1:46 PM ET A top UFC prospect is in the clear for his next targeted bout. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended Sean O’Malley nine months Wednesday for his second positive drug test for the banned substance ostarine, The penalty, which was approved during an NSAC meeting in Las Vegas, is retroactive to the
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4:49 PM ET Conor McGregor came into 2020 saying he wanted to treat the year like a season and fight at least three times following a lengthy layoff. That remains the plan, according to his longtime coach John Kavanagh. McGregor knocked out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the main event of UFC 246
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8:13 PM ET UFC flyweight prospect Maycee Barber has suffered a complete ACL tear in her left knee, per her father Bucky Barber. Barber’s team believes she suffered the injury early in the first round of a decision loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 on Saturday, after stepping awkwardly on Modafferi’s foot. The injury
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4:15 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor didn’t mention a specific opponent he’d want next after beating Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds Saturday night in the main event of UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena. It was another out-of-character moment in an out-of-character week for the fighter nicknamed “The Notorious.” “I don’t think ‘the
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3:16 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim When Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon on Saturday night, it had been 1,163 days since he had last felt the exhilaration of having his arm raised in victory. Add just 40 more seconds to that, and the dry spell was over. McGregor has always operated in style, from his
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Jan 19, 2020 LAS VEGAS — Everyone was looking for Conor McGregor‘s left hand. Instead, it was his left leg. McGregor cracked Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone to the chin with a left head kick in the opening seconds of their UFC 246 main event fight Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. The end came soon after. In
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