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12:55 PM ET The newest UFC video game has been announced — and two of the promotion’s newest stars will be on the cover. Welterweight star Jorge Masvidal and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya are the cover athletes for EA Sports UFC 4, it was announced Saturday. The game will be available worldwide on Aug. 4
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1:20 PM ET The UFC’s oft-criticized apparel deal with Reebok is coming to a close next year. Venum will take over as the UFC’s apparel partner beginning in April 2021, the promotion announced Friday. The UFC’s apparel deal with Reebok runs through March 2021, but the company will stay on as the UFC’s official footwear
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10:21 AM ET A welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal was the July big-show main event that the UFC wanted all along. It took a bit of a meandering route to get there, but now the blockbuster matchup is finally official. Usman and Masvidal both weighed in successfully at 170 pounds
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7:57 PM ET Next week’s Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz fight has been canceled. Munhoz was forced to withdraw from the July 15 bout on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, after testing positive for COVID-19, sources said. The UFC is trying to convince Edgar to take a replacement fight, and the talks
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8:28 PM ET The UFC says it is “troubled” by the actions of fighter Mike Perry, who was involved in a physical altercation at a bar this week that was caught on video in which he also yelled racial slurs. In a statement Thursday, the UFC said Perry has apologized and “committed to immediately seek
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12:08 AM ET UFC fighter Mike Perry was caught on video Tuesday night punching a man at a Texas bar and using racial slurs in the video that surfaced on social media. Perry, a welterweight, appeared to strike an older man during a dispute that included at least one employee of the establishment asking Perry
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Jul 6, 2020 Gilbert Burns was supposed to challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight championship at UFC 251 on Saturday. Now, he’ll be rooting for his former teammate instead. Burns (19-3) confirmed to ESPN on Monday that he was removed from his 170-pound title fight against Usman after testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Burns
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8:33 AM ET Jorge Masvidal said in an interview Sunday night with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani that he has signed a new multifight contract with the UFC ahead of his bout against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Masvidal said the UFC didn’t give him every single thing he asked for, but the deal came “very, very
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6:39 PM ET The UFC is in the process of finalizing a fight between Glover Teixeira and Thiago Santos that will headline a Sept. 12 card, sources told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The matchup of the Brazilians would pit two of the promotion’s top light heavyweights against each other. Santos is ranked fifth in the division
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9:37 PM ET After already having completed eight events in the coronavirus era, the UFC is promising even tighter protocols on what has been dubbed “Fight Island.” In addition to undergoing significantly more testing than the UFC has done so far, those involved in the four events this month on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island will
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2:52 PM ET Kamaru Usman will face Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight title fight on Saturday at UFC 251 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The promotion announced the fight at midnight Monday. Masvidal passed his coronavirus test, and both he and Usman will be leaving Las Vegas for Abu
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6:59 AM ET Isaac Richards has left professional football behind to chase a career as an MMA fighter. Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Adelaide United have announced that Isaac Richards has been released by the club with immediate effect to allow the goalkeeper to pursue his dream of becoming an MMA fighter. Richards came through
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