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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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UFC Fight Night — Edmen Shahbazyan, Ronda Rousey and a coach’s shot at redemption

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6:51 AM ET Roman ModrowskiESPN.com Ronda Rousey believes undefeated middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan will win UFC gold one day, and when that day comes, the man who coached both fighters will unload a burden he has been carrying since Rousey’s last loss. “Once he wins the title, I’m going to tell......
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UFC debate: Is rising star Edmen Shahbazyan ready for toughest challenge?

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Ronda Rousey said it’s not a matter of whether Edmen Shahbazyan will become a UFC champ — it’s just a matter of when. But that hype train has a legitimate roadblock on Saturday night in the person of Derek Brunson. The main event of the first Fight Night back in......
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UFC experts debate: Khabib vs. Gaethje — Who has the edge? Is Conor McGregor next?

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The UFC’s lightweight title will be unified on Oct. 24, Dana White announced on Tuesday, and compelling storylines surrounding Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his belt against interim champ Justin Gaethje serve as a backdrop for what is likely to be one of the biggest fights in UFC history. The most poignant......
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Nurmagomedov-Gaethje finally set for Oct. 24

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The showdown between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje has been expected for months, with the only question being when it would happen. Now the fight date is set. UFC president Dana White told CNN on Tuesday that the fight will be Oct. 24, with no......
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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight Justin Gaethje in Octobter

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcxNTUzODU0ODEzMzgxOTky/khabib-out-of-ufc-249.jpg Daniela Perez Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Justin Gaethje on October 24, UFC president Dana White told CNN on Tuesday.  White did not reveal the fight’s location but told CNN he is confident the fight, originally scheduled for September, will proceed. “It’s going to happen, tell you right here right......
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White open to Khabib picking last fight, even GSP

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If Khabib Nurmagomedov attempts to retire with a professional record of 30-0 — a feat his late father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, mentioned in 2019 — UFC president Dana White says he would allow the lightweight champion to choose his final opponent. Nurmagomedov (28-0) has not said much publicly since his father......
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UFC Fight Island debate: A title shot for Robert Whittaker? What’s next for Khamzat Chimaev?

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The UFC’s stay on Fight Island is over, at least for now, but Saturday’s main event between Robert Whittaker and Darren Till was a fitting ending to a memorable and entertaining stretch of fights. Action throughout the 15-fight finale card will have far-reaching consequences across several divisions, most notably in......
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Whittaker rebounds, edges Till in UFC main event

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The former champ is back on a winning track. Robert Whittaker edged out Darren Till via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Till dropped Whittaker in the first round, but Whittaker rallied beginning with a......
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UFC Fight Island results — Fabricio Werdum, Khamzat Chimaev make statements

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One of the greatest MMA heavyweights of all time might have departed from the UFC with quite the bang. Fabricio Werdum, the legendary heavyweight ground artist and former UFC champ, finished Alexander Gustafsson by armbar submission at 2:30 of the first round Saturday on the main card of UFC Fight......
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UFC Fight Island live results, analysis — Khamzat Chimaev makes history

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Robert Whittaker and Darren Till have been enjoying friendly back-and-forth exchanges on social media for the better part of the year. It started with Till’s repeated question of “Rob?” on Instagram and Twitter. Then the two joked about the kind of junk food they were eating during their respective pandemic-related......
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UFC Fight Island Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till — Live results, analysis

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Robert Whittaker and Darren Till have been enjoying friendly back-and-forth exchanges on social media for the better part of the year. It started with Till’s repeated question of “Rob?” on Instagram and Twitter. Then the two joked about the kind of junk food they were eating during their respective pandemic-related......
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Alex Volkanovski Doesn’t Think Third Bout With Max Holloway Makes Sense Right Now

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Alex Volkanovski & Max Holloway (Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa) UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski feels a trilogy bout with Max Holloway at this point would be “silly.” Volkanovski and Holloway fought a second time on July 11 at UFC 251. The 145-pound title bout served as the co-main event of UFC......

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