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1:30 AM ET Robert Whittaker doesn’t create a lot of headlines. He doesn’t talk any trash. Never has he made a spectacle of himself. But, quietly, Whittaker has built a resume that rivals some of the most impressive in mixed martial arts. The former UFC middleweight champion put forth another excellent performance Saturday, beating Kelvin
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11:56 PM ET Vadim Nemkov has clearly established himself as the man to beat in Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament, following Friday night’s convincing title defense over Phil Davis. Nemkov (14-3) is already Bellator’s 205-pound champion, but with bigger names in the promotion’s tournament like Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Yoel Romero and Ryan Bader, it would be
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7:00 AM ET Invicta Fighting Championships has a new owner and a new television home. The premier all-women’s MMA promotion has been acquired by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, a Los Angeles- and Toronto-based media company, Anthem and Invicta officials told ESPN. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a result, Invicta will now air
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12:42 PM ET Eddie Alvarez is getting right back to work. The former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion will fight at ONE on TNT IV on April 28 in Singapore, sources told ESPN. The bout will take place just three weeks after his last fight for ONE. Alvarez will fight the winner of Marat Gafurov
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6:51 PM ET Kamaru Usman was in the corner for Francis Ngannou when Ngannou won the UFC heavyweight title last month. Now, Ngannou will return the favor for his fellow champion friend. Ngannou will be a cornerman for Usman’s welterweight title defense against Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261 on April 24
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5:36 PM ET UFC two-weight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena this summer, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. The 135-pound title fight will take place on a UFC 265 pay-per-view event in August. The event does not yet have an official date or location, but Aug. 7 is the
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7:54 AM ET UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier says he made a mistake in publicly criticizing Conor McGregor for not following through on a pledge to donate $500,000 to Poirier’s charity foundation. It was announced Wednesday morning that McGregor and Poirier — who are 1-1 against each other — would finish their trilogy at UFC
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9:28 AM ET A capacity crowd will be present at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced on Wednesday. The pay-per-view card will be held at T-Mobile Arena and headlined by the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. “I signed bout agreement this morning,” McGregor told ESPN’s
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10:43 AM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will seek his second title defense against Glover Teixeira in September, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. The 205-pound title fight will take place on a UFC 266 pay-per-view event on Sept. 4. UFC has not announced an official venue for the event. Blachowicz (28-8) is
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2:49 PM ET The UFC has added a lightweight matchup between Diego Ferreira and Gregor Gillespie to an event on May 8, according to multiple sources. The 155-pound bout will take place at UFC Fight Night, expected to take place in Las Vegas. The card is headlined by a bantamweight fight between T.J. Dillashaw and
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12:06 PM ET Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier built up a lot of good will prior to their non-title fight at UFC 257 in January, but that good will appears to be gone. The two lightweights lashed out at each other on social media on Sunday, less than three months ahead of their scheduled trilogy
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10:04 AM ET One Championship has lost a big American name off a card focused on the United States audience. Sage Northcutt is out of his scheduled bout with legend Shinya Aoki due to lingering effects from COVID-19, sources told ESPN on Monday. Northcutt, a popular former UFC fighter, was scheduled to fight Aoki at
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