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Alexander Hernandez, Thiago Moises agree to fight at Feb. 27 UFC event

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Ask and you shall receive. Alexander Hernandez and Thiago Moises called each other out after their most recent fights on Oct. 31, and the UFC has paired the lightweights up for its upcoming Fight Night show on Feb. 27, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. MMA......

Uriah Hall Against Lions After the Same Gazelle Ahead of UFC 258

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Uriah Hall picked up a very significant win in his middleweight career when he defeated the legendary Anderson Silva. His new history with Silva, has him facing someone Silva lost to twice in Hall’s upcoming bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 258. With the emotional victory over the legendary Silva......

Dana White Addresses Whether Rankings Matter In UFC Matchmaking

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Dana White stands firm that the rankings do matter in the UFC, but admits it isn’t the only factor in the matchmaking process. There have long been debates about the significance of the UFC rankings. Do they matter? If so, why are number-one contenders sometimes skipped over in favor of......

Alex Caceres vs. Kevin Croom set for UFC event on Feb. 27

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A featherweight bout has been added to the upcoming February slate of events. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between Alex Caceres and Kevin Croom will take place at the UFC’s Feb. 27 event. As of now, a location hasn’t been......

Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny in the works for UFC card on Jan. 20

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A welterweight showdown between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC card on Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi. Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that verbal agreements are in place for the matchup following an initial report from ESPN. Since moving to welterweight,......

Jake Paul claims $50 million offer to Conor McGregor in profane video callout

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Fresh off a viral knockout on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. card, YouTube star Jake Paul is turning up the heat on Conor McGregor. After calling out McGregor – and Dillon Danis – in the wake of his knockout of Nate Robinson, Paul continued his PR campaign to......

Brandon Moreno Reveals He Suffered A Shoulder Injury During UFC 256 Fight With Deiveson Figueiredo

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Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo had a fight of the year contender in the main event of UFC 256 and Moreno did it with a hurt shoulder. Figueiredo was looking to defend his belt against Moreno just three weeks after both men fought. It was a very intriguing matchup and......

UFC 256 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘I am a ferocious animal’

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In the first episode of UFC 256 Embedded, flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo talks his feud with challenger Brandon Moreno, “The Assassin Baby” spends quality time with family and friends, Team Figueiredo goes blonde, and more. The UFC flyweight title is on the line! Flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo takes on Brandon......

Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul to Box in Exhibition Bout Feb. 20

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Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul have decided to capitalize on the buzz of exhibition boxing and pull the trigger on a fight that has been rumored for weeks. Floyd Mayweather announced Sunday evening that he will be boxing for the first time since 2018 when he takes on Logan Paul......

UFC books Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira rematch for Feb. 6

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Diego Ferreira will attempt to avenge his first MMA loss when he meets Beneil Dariush at a UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 6, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. ESPN first reported the matchup. Dariush and Ferreira were originally scheduled to face Charles Oliveira and......

Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush Set For Feb. 6 Event

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A scrap between two ranked lightweights is going down on Super Bowl weekend when Diego Ferreira collides with Beneil Dariush. As reported Sunday by ESPN, Diego Ferreira and Beneil Dariush will kick off their 2021 by revisiting a scrap from six years ago that saw Dariush have his hand raised.......

Dana White: Jessica Andrade ‘a real problem’ for Valentina Shevchenko, who doesn’t need to please critics

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Jennifer Maia had Twitter buzzing when she smothered champ Valentina Shevchenko in the second round of their flyweight title fight on Saturday at UFC 255. Imagine what Jessica Andrade would do, UFC President Dana White asked after Shevchenko retook control and won the fight. Maia was a massive underdog to......

Yan vs. Sterling Title Fight Off of UFC 256

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UFC 256 is going through some changes with their main event according to multiple reports. The bantamweight title fight between champion Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling has been postponed until February according to an initial report from MMA Island and confirmed later by MMA Fighting.  The news seemed to emerge......

Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook full fight video highlights

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Watch Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook full fight video highlights from their main event above, courtesy of ESPN and Top Rank. Crawford vs. Brook took place Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Terence Crawford (37-0) defended his WBO welterweight title against Kell Brook (39-3), which aired......

UFC On ESPN+ 41 Bonuses: Rafael Dos Anjos & Paul Felder Earn FOTN Honors

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The UFC on ESPN+ 41 bonuses have been released. UFC on ESPN+ 41 took place inside UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card was a lightweight clash between Rafael dos Anjos and Paul Felder.  This fight saw Felder take it on five days notice and brought a......

Raoni Barcelos: Top-15 bantamweights are ‘afraid to take risks’ against non-ranked fighters like himself

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One of the longest layoffs of Raoni Barcelos’ MMA career finally ends Saturday, when the Brazilian bantamweight prospect faces Khalid Taha in the main card of UFC Vegas 13 at the UFC APEX. Barcelos hasn’t competed since December 2019, when he handed Said Nurmagomedov his first octagon defeat to improve......

Santos vs. Teixeira: A Defiant Struggle for Legacy

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This week, I stumbled upon the word “defiant” to describe this career resurgence of 41-year-old Glover Teixeira. I thought that was such a perfect word to describe what he’s achieving right now. He’s fighting like a man who will not have peace of mind until he becomes world champion like......

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