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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Poland's Jan Blachowicz stopped Dominick Reyes late in the second round at UFC 253 on Sunday to claim the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones.The 37-year-old Blachowicz (27-8) capped his ...
Sep 27, 2020
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AFTER Israel Adesanya finally took up mixed martial arts full-time three years ago, he rocketed through the UFC ranks with a thrilling, athletic style of fighting. He even became an undisputed champion in just his 18th professional bout.But a few ...
Sep 26, 2020
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LAS VEGAS - The UFC is staging a fight show with just seven bouts after a series of cancellations related to positive COVID-19 tests.The mixed martial arts promotion held its shortest card since 2005 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) after ...
Sep 6, 2020
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LAS VEGAS - Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision in a five-round bout Saturday night to win the rubber match in a fantastic trilogy between the fighters and retain his heavyweight championship at UFC 252.Miocic (20-3) swept the ...
Aug 16, 2020
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THE hype for the third heavyweight fight in the Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier trilogy comes with a bit of a bombastic claim - the winner is not only the champion, but can stake his reputation as the greatest in the history of the ...
Aug 15, 2020
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UNDEFEATED UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has agreed to face interim champ Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24.UFC President Dana White announced Nurmagomedov's return to mixed martial arts on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Nurmagomedov (28-0) holds the longest active ...
Jul 29, 2020
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker earned his first victory in two years on Sunday, winning a unanimous decision over Darren Till on Fight Island.Veteran heavyweight Fabrício Werdum finished Alexander Gustafsson by armbar submission midway ...
Jul 26, 2020
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Deiveson Figueiredo won the vacant UFC flyweight championship on Sunday, finishing a dominant performance against Joseph Benavidez with a rear naked choke with 12 seconds left in the first round.Jack Hermansson also stunned Kelvin Gastelum with ...
Jul 19, 2020
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LAS VEGAS - Dustin Poirier won a thrilling unanimous decision over Dan Hooker on Saturday night, (Sunday, Manila time) surviving a brutal second round and persevering to finish a well-rounded performance in the main event at the UFC's corporate gym. ...
Jun 28, 2020
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LAS VEGAS - UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), earning his fourth consecutive victory in a suffocating unanimous decision.Featherweight Josh Emmett won a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos in a thrilling joint ...
Jun 21, 2020
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IN a cutthroat sport like mixed martial arts, rare are the times that fighters get a storybook ending to their careers.Yet Mark Munoz did.Fighting for the first time in the Philippines, the Fil-Am fighter called it a career after ...
Jun 16, 2020
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ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong watched with admiration while UFC President Dana White rushed his mixed martial arts promotion back into competition last month amid the coronavirus pandemic.Sityodtong still plans to be a bit more measured on his own path to ...
Jun 10, 2020
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THE UFC's mysterious "Fight Island" is actually Yas Island, a popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi where the mixed martial arts promotion will hold four shows in July.The UFC revealed the location on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) and announced ...
Jun 10, 2020
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CONOR McGregor has announced his retirement for the third time in four years.McGregor abruptly made his latest dubious declaration on Sunday morning on his Twitter account, where the former two-division UFC champion also announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019." ...
Jun 7, 2020
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KHABIB Nurmagomedov said his father's heart condition is a result of complications brought by the coronavirus, and warned people not to take the pandemic lightly.The 31-year-old Nurmagomedov, who refused to break quarantine even as the Ultimate Fighting Championship ...
May 19, 2020
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Walt Harris lost his first UFC fight since the death of his stepdaughter.Alistair Overeem stopped Harris in the second round of UFC's Fight Night main event on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), ending what was an emotional return ...
May 17, 2020
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MIQUEL Baeza (9-0) notched his seventh knockout in nine fights to remain unbeaten in the welterweight division.He took down 39-year-old Matt Brown (22-17) early in the second round on Saturday in the undercard of UFC Fight night ...
May 17, 2020
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Glover Teixeira dominated Anthony Smith and finally stopped him with punches early in the fifth round Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), earning an upset victory to cap the UFC's second show since returning to action amid the coronavirus ...
May 14, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - UFC President Dana White wanted a major fight card weeks ago. He was confident his team could pull it off whether it took place on a tribal land, on a private island or in any of the 10 states offering ...
May 11, 2020
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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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