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UFC 250 — How hard does Amanda Nunes hit? You see ‘stars and birds’

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Miesha Tate silently nodded to herself as she watched Amanda Nunes fight Cris Cyborg. None of what she saw was unexpected — she experienced it herself. Cyborg charged forward, winging hard punches. But Nunes dropped her with a short right hand while Nunes’ back was against the fence. Cyborg came......
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Bruce Lee — Asian pioneer, American original

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I WAS KATO. So was everybody else. We all wanted to be Kato, and fought each other for the right to fight like him. We had learned to put up our dukes, growing up on rough-and-tough Long Island. But Kato put up his feet. He challenged our idea of what......
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Helwani on why verbal deals should be scrapped, sensible welterweight bouts, UFC 250

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Where to begin this week? Seems like several of the men’s divisions in the UFC have some drama attached to them right now. Heavyweight, light heavyweight, welterweight, bantamweight … it’s a lot to handle. These are strange times, and I have some thoughts, so without further ado … 1. Ever......
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Anthony Smith’s Coach Responds To Backlash Over Glover Teixeira Fight

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Image Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Anthony Smith’s coach, Marc Montoya has reacted to the hoopla surrounding his fighter’s TKO loss to Glover Teixeira. Smith took on Teixeira back in May. “Lionheart” was the favorite going into the bout but he appeared to lose steam early in the......
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UFC full fight video: Sean O’Malley returns in style

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Sean O’Malley was back with a bang at UFC 248. After a lengthy battle with the USADA, O’Malley returned to the octagon this past March with a first-round TKO against Jose Quinonez to earn a Performance of the Night bonus. Up next for “Sugar,” he takes on bantamweight veteran Eddie......
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Jon Jones Helps Cleanup Efforts After Albuquerque Protests

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyOTcyNzY0NjM2OTE0OTI0/jon-jones-ufc.jpg Michael Shapiro UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones helped clean the streets of Albuquerque on Monday following protests on Sunday night after the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. He was stopped by police officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on......
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UFC Champion Israel Adesanya Protests George Floyd Killing

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya protested the killing of George Floyd on Monday as he joined a Black Lives Matter rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Auckland, New Zealand.  Adesanya addressed the crowd at the rally, noting he is......
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Experts debate Jon Jones’ saga and Amanda Nunes’ next move, plus UFC 250 predictions

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UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones hasn’t fought since a razor-thin decision win over Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8, but his current war of words with UFC president Dana White is threatening to overshadow anything taking place in the Octagon. Jones is saying he will relinquish his title and has......
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Dana White Responds to Jon Jones, Says He ‘Tarnished’ His Own Name

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton A verbal feud between UFC president Dana White and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continued on Saturday. On May 21, Jones tweeted that he was being denied increased compensation for a potential heavyweight fight with Francis Ngannou. White and Jones......
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UFC Fight Night: Gilbert Burns becomes a contender; smaller cage makes an impact

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A UFC welterweight division that is packed with title contenders appeared to get a new one on Saturday night. Gilbert Burns soundly defeated former champion Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Night main event in Las Vegas. Burns has now won six in a row, including back-to-back......
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UFC Fight Night: Who’s next for Gilbert Burns, Tyron Woodley and Mackenzie Dern?

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Gilbert Burns is building his case for a 2020 Fighter of the Year award — not to mention a UFC title shot. Burns (19-3) absolutely throttled Tyron Woodley (19-5-1) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, as he defeated the former champion via unanimous decision: 50-44, 50-44 and 50-45. The 170-pound......
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UFC Fight Night Recap: Gilbert Burns Ends Woodley’s Dominant Run

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If you were waiting for a changing of the guard in the welterweight division, look no further than Gilbert Burns. In his first UFC main event, Burns (19-3) was spectacular. He defeated Tyron Woodley (19-5-1) in a unanimous decision victory, dictating the pace of the entire five-round fight. Burns’ striking......
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Burns dominates Woodley in one-sided decision

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The UFC has a newly minted welterweight contender. Gilbert Burns defeated former champion Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44) in a complete performance Saturday night in the main event of UFC Las Vegas. Burns nearly finished Woodley in the opening minutes and never let his foot off the......
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UFC Fight Night — Billy Quarantillo wins a wild one; Mackenzie Dern dominates

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Billy Quarantillo and Spike Carlyle weren’t the biggest names on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas — but they sure ended up stealing the show. Quarantillo (14-2) and Carlyle (9-2) engaged in a wild, three-round affair on Saturday, inside the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. It was......
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UFC Fight Night Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns — Live results, analysis

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The UFC returns to Las Vegas on Saturday night as the fight capital of the world reopens for combat sports with a welterweight main event between former champion Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) and rising challenger Gilbert Burns (18-3). As well as everything went for the UFC in Jacksonville — 32 total......
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UFC Fight Night APEX: Woodley vs Burns Betting Preview

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After the UFC successfully took us on a 32-fight marathon earlier this month, the organization is back at it this week with UFC Fight Night APEX, live Saturday night from … say it with me: LAS VEGAS! Yes, it’s true! The UFC is officially back in Las Vegas after the......
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MMA DFS: UFC Fight Night APEX – Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

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After a quick week off, the UFC is back in Vegas after the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the return of combat sports. With this approval, expect another string of fight cards between Las Vegas and the upcoming Fight Island venue. Do you know what this means? MMA DFS isn’t......

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