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9:00 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a middleweight contest between former champion Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa to headline UFC Fight Night on April 17, officials confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The 185-pound contest will take place at a location to be determined. Whittaker (22-5) lost the middleweight championship to Israel Adesanya in October
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7:14 PM ET A UFC Hall of Famer is in trouble with the law once again. Former UFC two-division champion BJ Penn was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence Saturday in Honokaa, Hawaii, Hawaii Police Department spokesperson Denise Laitinen told ESPN on Monday. Penn was released pending an investigation, Laitinen said. A request for
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1:01 PM ET Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh said Monday that McGregor is hoping to get a trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier for the UFC lightweight title, possibly in May. Poirier stopped McGregor in the second round of Saturday’s UFC 257 main event, avenging a loss to McGregor in 2014. “He’s already harassing everybody to
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12:44 AM ET Dustin Poirier pulled off a stunner Saturday night, scoring a TKO victory over Conor McGregor in the second round in the main event of UFC 257. The finish came at 2 minutes, 32 seconds. The fight, a non-title bout contested at 155 pounds, took place inside Etihad Arena on Yas Island in
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8:10 PM ET The UFC heavyweight championship will be on the line on March 27. A rematch between champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will headline UFC 260, sources told ESPN. The co-main event will feature UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski against Brian Ortega, according to sources. The date and location for UFC 260 have
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2:19 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim The bad news for Conor McGregor fans is that he was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in the second round of their UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, early Sunday morning. The good news for fans of the Irish superstar? Their man immediately recognized he had
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1:30 PM ET UFC cut undefeated lightweight Ottman Azaitar from its active roster Friday, just one day before he was scheduled to face Matt Frevola at UFC 257 on Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Azaitar (13-0), an exciting German-Moroccan lightweight with 10 career knockouts, was pulled from UFC 257 after committing a “violation
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6:25 AM ET ABU DHABI — A non-title UFC lightweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is official for UFC 257 on Saturday, as both fighters successfully made weight during Friday’s weigh-in. McGregor (22-4), a former undisputed champion at lightweight, weighed-in at 155 pounds. Poirier (26-6), who won an interim lightweight champion in 2019,
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1:42 PM ET One of the greatest MMA fighters ever is currently hospitalized in Russia after testing positive for COVID-19. Fedor Emelianenko, the former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion and long considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, revealed the news Thursday morning. Sources close to Emelianenko confirmed he is still in a Russian hospital.
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9:10 AM ET A few big bets have already shown up on Conor McGregor and his odds are on the move ahead of Saturday’s UFC 257 main event that’s expected to draw significant betting interest at sportsbooks. McGregor is a consensus -315 favorite over Dustin Poirier and attracting the bulk of the action, including a
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12:54 PM ET A woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against UFC superstar Conor McGregor for alleged personal injury, her lawyer confirmed Tuesday with ESPN. Dave Coleman, the attorney for the woman, said the suit, over events that allegedly took place in 2018, was filed Monday in the High Court in Dublin, Ireland. In addition,
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