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5:43 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Will Rory MacDonald continue to live up to the hype as the PFL’s biggest signing? Will fellow welterweight Ray Cooper III show that, after winning the 2019 season championship, this is his division? Can 2019 light heavyweight champ Emiliano Sordi even qualify for this summer’s playoffs? These are a few
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9:45 AM ET Carlos Contreras Legaspi Max Holloway has suffered an undisclosed injury and has pulled out of his July 17 bout against Yair Rodriguez, sources told ESPN, postponing one of this summer’s most anticipated fights. The fight between the former UFC 145-pound champion Holloway (22-6) and Rodríguez (13-2) was likely to determine the next
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10:00 PM ET PHOENIX — UFC title challenger Marvin Vettori was physically removed from a news conference Thursday after a near altercation with his opponent, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. At the tail end of a prefight news conference, after nearly a half-hour of the two sparring verbally, Vettori got up to confront Adesanya twice with
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4:28 PM ET The UFC has added a welterweight matchup between Vicente Luque and Michael Chiesa to UFC 265 in August, sources confirmed to ESPN. The UFC 265 pay-per-view event is slated to take place on Aug. 7. The UFC has not announced a location. It’s an important fight in the division, as Luque and
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2:10 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a heavyweight fight between Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik for UFC 266 in September, sources confirmed to ESPN. The UFC 266 pay-per-view event is expected to take place on Sept. 25, although the promotion has not officially announced a date or location. MMAFighting.com first reported the matchup. Blaydes
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10:49 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer TIJUANA, Mexico — Brandon Moreno, the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history, received a welcome befitting of a champion at his hometown gym Monday following his UFC flyweight title win over the weekend. Two days removed from defeating Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona, Moreno
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1:09 AM ET Claressa Shields is a novice when it comes to the ground game. But throwing punches? Oh, that’s very much in her wheelhouse. After getting dominated on the ground for two straight rounds, Shields was able to stay in a safe, kneeling position and land huge punches to finish Brittney Elkin by TKO
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2:13 AM ET Poor Leon Edwards. You see, the record books will forever state Edwards beat Nathan Diaz on Saturday night via unanimous decision. The highlight reels will reveal he dominated Diaz for the majority of their 25-minute fight. Edwards cut up Diaz. He made him bleed. He roughed him up. That’s all very accurate,
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1:19 AM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Israel Adesanya rotated his right hand and cupped it near his ear, a gesture pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan used to use to elicit cheers from the crowd. Marvin Vettori was desperately trying to take Adesanya down against the cage at the end of the fourth round. Adesanya’s taunt
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12:31 AM ET GLENDALE, Arizona — Brandon Moreno wasn’t even supposed to be competitive with Deiveson Figueiredo the first time they fought in December. And after showing he could be competitive in a majority draw, he still wasn’t supposed to win their rematch on Saturday. No one will count out Brandon Moreno anymore. Moreno (19-5-2)
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12:19 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Yaroslav Amosov found a successful formula early on and went back to it again and again on Friday night, grinding out a dominant decision victory to dethrone Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima in the main event of Bellator 260 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. All three judges scored
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