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3:36 PM ET Bellator light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was arrested in Fairfield County, Connecticut last Friday evening, shortly after scoring a knockout victory in his promotional debut. According to police records, Johnson, 37, was arrested by the New Canaan Police Department on suspected third-degree identity theft, for allegedly purchasing an airline ticket illegally with
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9:18 PM ET UFC president Dana White reiterated Monday that the fight people should be anticipating next for heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is against Derrick Lewis, not Jon Jones. Over the last two months, White has made several comments indicating Lewis (25-7) was likely to challenge for the heavyweight title next. Ngannou (16-3), who won
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3:15 PM ET The UFC has lost another key bout from this weekend’s card. The UFC heads back on the road for another full capacity crowd at UFC 262 at the Toyota Center in Houston. The evening will focus on the future of the lightweight division as Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler fight for the
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11:44 PM ET Marina Rodriguez did not arrive in Las Vegas until Thursday, two days later than every other fighter on the card. The Brazil native had struggles getting a visa into the United States due to COVID-19 and spent 20 hours in travel over Wednesday and Thursday morning. None of that ended up mattering
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3:51 PM ET An anticipated women’s strawweight bout has been pulled from the UFC card Saturday night. Amanda Ribas was removed from the event due to COVID-19 protocols and her scheduled bout against Angela Hill has been removed from UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson in Las Vegas, UFC officials confirmed with ESPN. The card
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4:57 PM ET Bellator has introduced the first interim heavyweight title in promotion history. Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky will face off for the Bellator interim heavyweight title June 25 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, the promotion announced Friday. The card will be dubbed Bellator 261. Current heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is competing in
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12:07 AM ET Sergio Pettis is officially out of the shadow of his accomplished older brother. Using a technical and precise counter boxing game, Pettis outpointed Juan Archuleta to capture the Bellator bantamweight title in the main event of Bellator 258 on Friday night at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Pettis won the bout via
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6:28 PM ET UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman believes he has a wealth of options for his next fight — and yes, those options include a boxing match against YouTube star Jake Paul. Usman (19-1) is less than two weeks removed from his fourth title defense at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida, where he knocked
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10:41 PM ET Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has a new, short-notice opponent for his welterweight bout this weekend. The popular UFC veteran will take on Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas, sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday night. The bout will be the co-main event of the card. Mexican journalist C.
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5:22 PM ET The Florida State Boxing Commission has made a major change to its policy regarding cannabis. At a meeting Tuesday, the commission voted to essentially eliminate marijuana from its prohibited drug list, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation spokesperson Patrick Fargason told ESPN on Tuesday. Previously in Florida, even trace amounts of
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