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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......

UFC 255 takeaways: Who’s next for the flyweight champs? Don’t rush Joaquin Buckley

ESPN
ESPN’s panel of Brett Okamoto, Phil Murphy, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim breaks down the biggest stories coming out of UFC 255 on Saturday night, including what’s next for the headliners and the rise of Joaquin Buckley. Okamoto: Who’s next after UFC 255? Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC flyweight (defeated Alex Perez......

Figueiredo chokes out Perez in 1st to defend belt

ESPN
The UFC’s flyweight division, once maligned for having fighters too small and bouts that were too dull, has been completely turned on its head by the man nicknamed “God of War.” Deiveson Figueiredo finished Alex Perez via guillotine choke at 1 minute, 57 seconds of the first round Saturday night......

Helwani: A fearless, powerful flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo on verge of becoming UFC’s next star

ESPN
What does it take to become a star in MMA? Well, for starters, you have to win fights. Obviously. But, as we all know, that’s not enough. You have to finish fights. No doubt about it. You have to be well-rounded. For sure. You have to be flashy. That always......

UFC 255 results: Moreno eyes title shot; Buckley scores another KO

ESPN
The finish might have been a bit anticlimactic. But it was exactly what Brandon Moreno needed as he pushes toward a title shot. Somewhere in a wild grappling scramble, Moreno’s opponent, Brandon Royval, dislocated his right shoulder. Moreno, in top position, rained down blows to Royval’s head and Royval called......

Shevchenko still champ with clear win over Maia

ESPN
LAS VEGAS — Valentina Shevchenko‘s dominance has reached the point where MMA fans are shocked when she loses a round. Shevchenko (20-3) defended the UFC’s 125-pound championship for the fourth time on Saturday, defeating Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) by unanimous decision. All three judges scored it a blowout win for the......

UFC 255 Live Blog: Results, Highlights and Analysis

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Justin Barrasso PREVIEW — 9:58 PM ET UFC 255 is a showcase card, with Valentina Shevchenko and Deiveson Figueiredo each looking to add to their highlight reel. Shevchenko (19-3) defends the women’s flyweight championship against Jennifer Maia (18-6-1). This fight......

UFC 255 live results, analysis: Buckley has a smashing encore to viral KO

ESPN
The UFC’s two flyweight divisions get a major showcase this weekend. Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his flyweight title for the first time against Alex Perez in the main event of UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, dominant UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will put......

How to Watch UFC 255

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton Deiveson Figueiredo will fight against Alex Perez to retain his flyweight championship title in the UFC 255 main event on Saturday, Nov. 21.  Figueiredo (19-1-0) and Perez (24-5-0) make up one of two title fights on the UFC 255 main card,......

UFC 255 Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez: Live results, analysis

ESPN
The UFC’s two flyweight divisions get a major showcase this weekend. Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his flyweight title for the first time against Alex Perez in the main event of UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, dominant UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will put......

UFC 255 viewers guide: Can both flyweight champs — Figueiredo and Shevchenko — fend off challenges?

ESPN
When Alex Perez appeared as a contestant on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017, he went in thinking it was his last chance in MMA. At that time, Perez was more than six years into his pro career. That’s a long time for someone to fight on the regional circuit......

UFC 255 Another Showcase for Shevchenko

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Justin Barrasso Editor’s note: If you purchase something through one of our links, we may earn a commission. UFC 255 is centered around two title bouts, as flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo defends his belt against Alex Perez, and women’s flyweight......

UFC champ Deiveson Figueiredo has put in the work — from sushi chef to hairdresser

ESPN
It comes with the territory at 125 pounds. Not only is UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo tasked with defending his title, but he also needs to draw attention to the weight class — something flyweights have generally struggled to do since the UFC added the division in 2012. Former champion......

UFC parts ways with iconic champ ‘Spider’ Silva

ESPN
One of the greatest fighters in mixed-martial-arts history is no longer under contract with the UFC. The UFC has released former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, the promotion and Silva’s team confirmed Thursday. Silva’s loss to Uriah Hall last month at Fight Night was billed as his UFC swan song, but......

UFC real or not: If Conor gets past Poirier, is Khabib next?

ESPN
Editor’s note: This has been updated with Thursday’s news that Conor McGregor has signed his bout agreement to face Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23. UFC superstar Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon and face Dustin Poirier as the main event of UFC 257 on Jan. 23. The site has......

Former UFC champion McGregor signs deal to fight Poirier

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: MMA Mixed Martial Arts – UFC 246 – Welterweight – Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – January 18, 2020 Conor McGregor before his fight against Donald Cerrone REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has signed an agreement......

Inside the viral knockout that made UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley ‘immortal’

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As Joaquin Buckley exited the Octagon on Oct. 10, the UFC middleweight had no idea what he had just accomplished. Not until he ran into a security guard in the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi did Buckley get some idea of the magnitude of the moment. “I got out of......

Report: Conor McGregor to Fight Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23

Sports Illustrated
Conor McGregor has agreed to return to UFC for a fight with Dustin Poirier, according to TheMacLife.  McGregor’s fight is slated for Jan. 23, per the agreement. The site has not been confirmed, though Abu Dhabi is currently the likely destination, according to The MacLife. “I am very grateful to be about......

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