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UFC 252: Sean O’Malley says he misses the fans, confident that stardom won’t compromise him

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Bantamweight super prospect Sean O’Malley returns to the Octagon at UFC 252 this weekend, in a co-main event slot against Marlon Vera. O’Malley, 25, has only had four appearances in the UFC, but he’s already on the cusp of stardom thanks to his knack for highlight-reel knockouts inside the Octagon,......
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UFC 252 real or not — Cormier vs. Miocic winner will be heavyweight GOAT; Cormier will retire

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The main event of UFC 252 is considered one of the most critical fights in the promotion’s history, with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defending against former two-division champ Daniel Cormier on Saturday in Las Vegas. Cormier ended Miocic’s record run of three straight heavyweight title defenses in their first meeting......
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Chris Weidman Admits Fight With Omari Akhmedov Was ‘Sloppy’

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Chris Weidman is back in the win column but he isn’t totally satisfied with his victory over Omari Akhmedov. Weidman took on Akhmedov in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 32. The former UFC middleweight champion earned the unanimous decision victory over Akhmedov. The “All American” scooped up his......
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UFC Fight Night results: Chris Weidman ekes out win, declares ‘I’m back’

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Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman went into Saturday’s event needing a win as bad as anyone in the sport. Ultimately, he got it — although it did not exactly feel like a return to glory. Weidman (15-5) outpointed Omari Akhmedov (20-5-1) in a grueling middleweight contest in the co-main......
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UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik — live results and analysis

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One of the most popular fighters in the heavyweight division has a chance to get closer to another title shot. Derrick Lewis meets Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas in a battle of two streaking contenders. The bout will take place......
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Both flyweight titles to be on the line at UFC 255

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UFC has booked a pair of flyweight championship fights for its UFC 255 pay-per-view event on Nov. 21, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Friday. Men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will take on former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will seek her fourth title......
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UFC Fight Night Vegas 6: Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik – MMA Betting & DFS Preview

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc0NTE5MjAwMzYwOTY2MDg5/usatsi_13612535-1.jpg Casey Olson The UFC keeps rolling with a 12-fight card live from the APEX in Las Vegas this weekend, headlined by heavyweight contenders squaring off in what looks to be a solid card top to bottom. In the night’s headliner, No. 4 ranked fan favorite Derrick Lewis (23-7) faces......
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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Derrick Lewis ready to make an impact (again) at heavyweight

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It is not uncommon for a UFC Fight Night’s main event to eclipse all that is scheduled to come before on that evening, at least in the anticipation for the fights. That is not the case for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night headliner inside the promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.......
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Jorge Masvidal set for televised cornhole challenge against top pro

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Jorge Masvidal will proudly tell you that he’ll take on all comers. Apparently that includes in cornhole, too. Masvidal, one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, will face American Cornhole League champion Cody Henderson at 8 p.m. E.T. Wednesday on ESPN2. Masvidal and Henderson met at the Super......
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Three fighters earn contracts in season debut of Contender Series

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“Wow!” Dana White said, and that was all the UFC president needed to say. He was being interviewed in order to reveal if any of the eight fighters who competed in Tuesday’s opening episode of Season 4 of “Dana White’s Contender Series” were going to be awarded UFC contracts. Through......
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UFC debate: Could wins for Derrick Lewis and Chris Weidman lead to title runs?

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Derrick Lewis, one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, will take center stage in the Fight Night main event on Saturday as he tries to climb back into the heavyweight title picture at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. But Lewis will be in for a potentially difficult......
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Video: UFC Vegas 5 post-fight show

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Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines following UFC Vegas 5 Saturday night at the UFC APEX, including Derek Brunson’s third-round finish of Edmen Shahbazyan in the middleweight headliner. Source link and for......
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UFC debate: How will the UFC bring Shahbazyan along? And what’s next for Brunson?

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Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card was a cold dose of reality for a pair of fighters who appeared to be on the precipice of major breakthroughs. Edmen Shahbazyan ran into the stiff offense of Derek Brunson and suffered the first loss of his career, while Joanne Calderwood saw her immediate......
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UFC Fight Night Brunson vs. Shahbazyan — Live results, analysis

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There is plenty of talk about what Edmen Shahbazyan can do in the future. At 22 years old, the surging middleweight still has one year to become the youngest champion in UFC history, surpassing Jon Jones‘ record. Many think that could be within his reach. But Shahbazyan knows it would......
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Fighters React To Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan At UFC on ESPN+ 31

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Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan put on a show in the main event slugfest.  The middleweight showdown served as the main event of the UFC on ESPN+ 31 event on Saturday night (August 1, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX.  The originally scheduled main event fight was......
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UFC Fight Night APEX 5: Brunson vs Shahbazyan Betting & DFS Preview

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Casey Olson While other major sports organizations continue to work out the kinks to ensure completion of their upcoming schedules, the UFC completed 12 fight cards so far through the pandemic, including their four-card event over at Fight Island without......
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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Edmen Shahbazyan and his hype put to their biggest test yet

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Edmen Shahbazyan already has his own identity, with his own career and his own athletic accolades — but admittedly, the Ronda Rousey connection is, for now, hard to ignore. Shahbazyan (11-0, 4-0 in the UFC) is the middleweight phenom who will face the toughest test of his career on Saturday......

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