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8:40 PM ET The UFC has released two of its most popular heavyweight fighters. Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos were recently informed by the promotion that they were being released, sources confirmed with ESPN. Dos Santos broke the news himself on his Instagram account, while MMA Junkie first reported Overeem’s release. UFC officials subsequently
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11:14 AM ET The Professional Fighters League has announced all of its opening welterweight and light heavyweight matchups for the 2021 season, including Rory MacDonald’s PFL debut. MacDonald (21-6-1) was the company’s top free agent acquisition in 2020, but his debut was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a year away from
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2:52 PM ET UFC featherweights Edson Barboza and Shane Burgos have agreed to meet in May, both sides confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. The 145-pound bout will take place at UFC 262 on May 15. The UFC has not announced an official venue for the pay-per-view event. In addition to the bout, Barboza (21-9) has
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2:04 PM ET Israel Adesanya was always going to be the smaller man moving up a division to fight Jan Blachowicz. But the UFC middleweight champion might be even lighter than many expected. Adesanya told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani in an interview that published Tuesday that he is currently walking around at less than 200 pounds
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12:00 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim: A win is a win for Ciryl Gane UFC matchmakers have prepared a seasonal tasting menu of heavyweight fighting for your dining pleasure. The main course, a championship bout at UFC 260 between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, is still a month away from coming to the table. But Saturday
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11:37 PM ET Ciryl Gane, the UFC heavyweight contender, picked up a critical notch in his belt. Ciryl Gane the budding UFC star? Maybe not so much. Gane completely controlled Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a one-sided, unanimous decision win (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. But
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1:13 PM ET Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder agreed to fight just last week. Now, the fight will no longer be happening Saturday. The women’s strawweight bout between Hill and Yoder was removed from UFC Fight Night just hours before start of the event due to COVID-19 protocols, the promotion announced Saturday. Yoder said in
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7:08 PM ET The UFC is targeting a second women’s title fight for its April pay-per-view event. Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas for the strawweight title is in the works for UFC 261 on April 24, sources told ESPN. While the fight isn’t finalized yet, April 24 is the date the promotion and both fighters
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2:14 PM ET The UFC has lost a fight from its card this weekend on weigh-in day. Ramazan Kuramagomedov fell ill and was deemed medically unfit to compete at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas, UFC officials confirmed with ESPN on Friday. MMAFighting.com was first to report the news. The illness is not
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9:46 PM ET Former two-division boxing champ Antonio Tarver will return to the ring to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir on April 17, sources confirmed with ESPN on Thursday. Tarver, 52, will box Mir, 41, on the undercard of a pay-per-view event headlined by a boxing match between former MMA champion Ben Askren
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2:47 PM ET Gabriel Tan It may seem remarkable that at just 16 years old Victoria Lee is preparing to make her professional mixed martial arts debut at ONE Championship’s Fists of Fury on Friday. It is perhaps less surprising considering who her two older siblings are: ONE world champions Angela Lee (atomweight) and Christian
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8:44 AM ET The UFC flyweight title rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno is scheduled for June 12, sources told ESPN on Thursday. A location for the event, which is expected to be UFC 263, isn’t set yet. In December, Figueiredo (20-1-1) and Moreno (18-5-2) fought to an exhilarating draw that was considered one
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10:05 AM ET Former MMA super prospect Sage Northcutt is returning to action in April. Northcutt will face Shinya Aoki on April 28 at ONE on TNT IV, ONE officials told ESPN. Northcutt also confirmed the news on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. The fight will be contested in the promotion’s lightweight division, which is 170
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