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12:08 AM ET UFC fighter Mike Perry was caught on video Tuesday night punching a man at a bar and using racial slurs in the video that surfaced on social media. Perry, a UFC 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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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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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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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 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 be
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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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2:52 PM ET Negotiations for next week’s Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC welterweight title fight are done, sources say, and both fighters have agreed to terms to compete Saturday at UFC 251 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. That’s a massive hurdle cleared for the promotion, which worked to salvage Usman’s presence on the
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8:00 PM ET A day after Gilbert Burns was forced out of the UFC 251 main event, there is renewed hope that next week’s welterweight title fight can be saved with an even bigger fight. According to multiple sources, there are active negotiations to book Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal as the new main event
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9:25 AM ET Gilbert Burns will not compete in the main event of UFC 251, a source confirmed to ESPN. Burns had been set to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in a title fight July 11 that was the headliner of the first card at UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The
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1:31 PM ET Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and trainer of undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has died in Moscow, the fighter’s manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The elder Nurmagomedov had been hospitalized in Moscow since May, when he was diagnosed with coronavirus. He also underwent heart surgery for a pre-existing condition
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