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JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before. Blood, sweat, swollen eyelids and face masks signaled the return of UFC, the first major sporting event to resume since the coronavirus ...
May 10, 2020
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HENRY Cejudo defended the UFC's bantamweight belt with a surprising stoppage win over Dominick Cruz, then announced he is walking away from MMA.The 33-year-old Cejudo says he is happy with what he has achieved in the sport, retiring ...
May 10, 2020
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida - President Trump congratulated UFC for restarting the sports world Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) after a nearly two-month hiatus.Trump's taped message was played during ESPN's broadcast of the UFC 249 undercard from a fan- ...
May 10, 2020
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BACK at welterweight, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis got back on track, winning by unanimous decision over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the preliminaries of UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida (Sunday, Manila time).The 33-year-old Pettis, who lost to Nate Diaz ...
May 10, 2020
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ALEKSEI Oleinik stunned former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum with a split decision victory in UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida (Sunday, Manila time).Oleinik, 12th in the heavyweight rankings, unleashed an early flurry of punches and several times slipped out of ...
May 10, 2020
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VICENTE Luque won in the third round over Niko Price with a doctor's stoppage in the undercard of UFC 249 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida (Sunday, Manila time).The end came at the 3:37 mark of the third round, with ...
May 10, 2020
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida - UFC President Dana White still wants "Fight Island."He's temporarily settling for a peninsula - and had to call off a bout after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus.UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting ...
May 9, 2020
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UFC 249 will go on as scheduled on Saturday in Jacksonville (Sunday, Manila time) even as middleweight fighter Ronaldo Souza tested positive for COVID-19.Souza had made weight for the bout against American-Jamaican Uriah Hall on Friday before news came ...
May 9, 2020
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EVEN before they check in to the hotel, every fighter, coach, cameraman, journalist and UFC employee arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, is immediately directed to a screening station. Their temperatures are taken, and their fingers are pricked for a coronavirus antibody test.And ...
May 8, 2020
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WHEN the UFC leads North America's major sports back into action on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) with a pay-per-view show in Florida, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje know they can't do anything tentatively."We' ...
May 6, 2020
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CLEVELAND - Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic welcomes UFC's plans to reopen the octagon. The fighter - and firefighter - does have some concerns, though.After scrapping an idea to hold fights on tribal land in California and cancelling or postponing several events since ...
May 1, 2020
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WHAT'S wrong with Dana White?Almost everyone else in the world of sports understands it's time to stand down, but not this guy.The UFC's undisputed ruler is determined to put others in harm's ...
Apr 11, 2020
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LOS ANGELES - UFC 249 was canceled Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of ...
Apr 10, 2020
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THE UFC says Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18.The mixed martial arts promotion announced the main event matchup on Monday. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, ...
Apr 7, 2020
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won't leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White's determination to hold UFC 249 on April 18 amid the coronavirus pandemic.Nurmagomedov made his announcement ...
Apr 2, 2020
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