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With champion Robert Whittaker recovering from surgery, the UFC is moving forward with an interim title in the middleweight division. Undefeated Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will fight Kelvin Gastelum (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) for the interim 185-pound belt at UFC 236, which takes place April 13 and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on
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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced on Tuesday that Jake Collier has accepted a 10-month suspension term after he declared the use of a product that listed and contained a prohibited substance, and subsequently tested positive for that substance. Collier (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) tested positive for Higenamine as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample
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The UFC on ESPN 1 headliner came and went in just 26 seconds after Francis Ngannou made quick work of Cain Velasquez with a knockout victory. How the fight came to an end is up for debate. Was it an Ngannou short punch? Or was it Velasquez’s knee buckling that did it? Maybe it was some
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Becoming a taekwondo master with Olympic credentials and a victorious Bellator debut before your 21st birthday isn’t exactly part of the normal life trajectory for too many people. But then again, “normal” is not something Valerie Loureda has ever been particularly interested in being. “I’ve never been normal; I never felt the
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(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC on ESPN 1’s key winning fighters?) After every event, fans wonder whom the losing fighters will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s
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(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Cain Velasquez after UFC on ESPN 1 loss?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s
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PHOENIX – Luke Sanders picked up the biggest win of his career on Sunday night, downing former UFC champ Renan Barao, but the most difficult struggle “Cook Hand” faced may very well have taken place before he stepped into the cage. “I got some serious knee issues going on and some torn stuff,” Sanders told
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PHOENIX – After winning, leaving the octagon unscathed and breaking a record in the process, it’s safe to say that Emily Whitmire had a pretty good night in the office at Sunday’s UFC on ESPN 1. What’s more impressive about Whitmire’s (4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) first-round submission win over Alexandra Albu (3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC),
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By: Blue Corner | February 19, 2019 8:00 am Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and
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Did we see Cain Velasquez’s body fail him, or did we see Francis Ngannou fell him at UFC on ESPN 1? And, for Velasquez’s future prospects, which would be worse? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Downes: Ben,
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The UFC hosted a rare Sunday night event this weekend with UFC on ESPN 1, which took place at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, and aired on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+. Francis Ngannou (13-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) continued to reemerge as a top heavyweight title contender in the main event when he
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The second half of Bellator’s weekend doubleheader took place on Saturday with Bellator 216. The event went down at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie. Arguably the biggest grudge match in company history headlined the card. It didn’t live up to the hype, but Michael Page (14-0
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Bellator President Scott Coker loves grand prix tournaments, and the promotion will put on another one later this year. After teasing last week to “think smaller,” Coker on Monday said during an appearance on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” that Bellator will host a featherweight grand prix. The tournament is set to kick off in October
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