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Invicta FC moves to pay-per-view with bantamweight, strawweight titles up for grabs in August

Invicta FC is moving to pay-per-view. The women’s MMA promotion will promote Invicta FC 44: A New Era on Aug. 27 on traditional pay-per-view platforms including cable and satellite as well as through FITE TV online for $19.99 in the United States, $14.99 in Canada and $9.99 for the rest of the world. The event…

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Morning Report: Conor McGregor makes ugly remarks regarding his loss at UFC 264 in since-deleted Tweets

Conor McGregor is not handling his most recent loss very well. Earlier this month at UFC 264, McGregor faced Dustin Poirier in the first trilogy fight of his career and things could hardly have gone any worse. After a failed guillotine attempt that led to him getting dominated for most of the first round, with…

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Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus scratched from UFC Vegas 33

UFC Vegas 33 has lost its expected co-main event after Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus was cancelled. A person with knowledge of the cancellation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting after an initial report from TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. Abdurakhimov was forced to withdraw from the card for undisclosed reasons. UFC Vegas 33, which takes place…

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Pam Sorenson debut vs. Roberta Samad, Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sabah Homasi added to Bellator 264

Former Invicta FC champion Pam Sorenson has her first Bellator booking. Officials told MMA Fighting that Sorenson (8-3) will fight recent PFL competitor Roberta Samad (5-1) in a featherweight bout at Bellator 264 on Aug. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. This will be Sorenson’s debut after vacating the Invicta FC featherweight title…

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Sam Alvey vs. Roman Kopylov co-main event scrapped from UFC Vegas 33 card on Saturday

The UFC Vegas 33 card has lost the co-main event scheduled for Saturday. A middleweight between Sam Alvey and Roman Kopylov has been scrapped from the fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday after Alvey first revealed the information on his TikTok page. According…

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Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2 targeted for Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden

A welterweight title rematch between champ Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will headline the UFC’s November pay-per-view event with New York City’s Madison Square Garden as a candidate to host. Multiple people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fighters have agreed to the bout with contracts expected to be finalized.…

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Urijah Faber: ‘I know a lot more stuff than most people do’ about T.J. Dillashaw’s ‘cheating’

Urijah Faber was certainly a fan of the UFC Vegas 32 headliner between T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen, but there’s certainly no love lost between Faber and Dillashaw. Dillashaw defeated Sandhagen via split decision in Saturday’s five-round bantamweight headliner in a clear “Fight of the Year” contender. Faber, a former teammate of Dillashaw at Team…

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Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant earns BKFC 19 ‘Fight of the Night’

Rachael Ostovich not only earned her first promotional win at BKFC 19, but her first performance accolade as well. Ostovich earned a unanimous decision victory over Paige VanZant in the main event of Friday night’s bare-knuckle showcase in Tampa, Fla. On Monday, BKFC announced that the flyweight matchup earned the award for the event’s “Fight…

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Rafael Cordeiro: Beneil Dariush should be backup for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier

Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro wants to see his lightweight protege Beneil Dariush competing for UFC gold next. Undefeated in over three years, Dariush sought to face Charles Oliveira in the cage after the cancellation of their 2020 bout. He then picked up wins over Diego Ferreira and Tony Ferguson in 2021 to boost his…

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Video: Hector Lombard confronts ‘clown’ Tyron Woodley at BKFC 19, accuses Woodley of bro code violation

Hector Lombard had some things to say to Tyron Woodley Friday night in Tampa. Lombard, a current BKFC champion, and Woodley had a discussion at the Florida State Fairgrounds during the BKFC 19 card where things looked to be boiling over, but never getting to a physical altercation. Check out the video of the verbal…

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Stipe Miocic angry he’s not getting automatic rematch with Francis Ngannou, teases interest in ONE Championship

Stipe Miocic believes he should be fighting Francis Ngannou next and he’s not happy about waiting for a trilogy with the series tied between them at one win a piece. The former UFC heavyweight champion expressed his frustrations in an Instagram post made by ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong asking about who he should sign…

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Robbery Review: Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32

Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often steeped in bias. With Robbery Review, we’ll take a look back at controversial fights and determine whether the judges were rightly criticized for their decision or if pundits need to…

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Morning Report: Jake Paul claims he’s in talks with Conor McGregor’s team for ‘Money Fight’

Next month, Jake Paul will face former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a professional boxing match. The upstart celebrity boxer has recorded three KOs in his first three bouts, including knocking out former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren his last time out, and in Woodley, Paul faces his biggest challenge to…

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UFC Vegas 33 fight card

The UFC Vegas 33 fight card will be headlined by a middleweight clash between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland. Hall (17-9) and Strickland (23-3) have both won four fights in a row. Strickland defeated Krzysztof Jotko via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 25 this past May in his most recent outing, while Hall defeated Chris…

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Taylor Starling reacts to 28-second knockout win at BKFC 19, eyes title opportunity

TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Taylor Starling speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck moments after her 28-second TKO win over Cassie Robb on Friday night to discuss the follow up to her wild fight at KnuckleMania, her aggressiveness in the fight, not wanting to call anybody out, wanting to be a champion, and more.

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Video: Britain Hart open to ‘easy fight’ with Pearl Gonzalez after BKFC 19 win

TAMPA, Fla. – BKFC 19 winner Britain Hart speaks with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck following her finish of Jenny Savage at Friday night’s event and discussed her performance, her thoughts on the main event between Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant, why she believes she’s the sport’s breakout fighter of the year, Pearl Gonzalez, and more.

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The Weekly Grind: Ben Askren hosts celebrity disc golf pro-am tournament, Julian Marquez takes part

What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove that even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of The Weekly Grind.

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Miranda Maverick congratulates Maycee Barber on UFC Vegas 32 win: ‘We’ll meet again soon’

Miranda Maverick did everything she could to earn victory against Maycee Barber at UFC Vegas 32. During the contest, fans saw the flyweights batter each other for 15 minutes inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. But while pundits thought Maverick had done enough to earn the decision on the judges’ scorecards, it was Barber…

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Cody Garbrandt disagrees with T.J. Dillashaw win at UFC Vegas 32: ‘Feel for Cory’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt saw the UFC Vegas 32 headliner for Cory Sandhagen – not his former teammate and longtime rival T.J. Dillashaw. Garbrandt indicated he wasn’t biased by his own personal feelings about Dillashaw, who took home a split decision on Saturday night with two 48-47 scorecards to Sandhagen’s single 48-47 score.…

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Maycee Barber doesn’t see any controversy in win over Miranda Maverick: ‘I won that fight and I got my hand raised’

Maycee Barber believes she did more than enough to earn a victory over Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday night, and she’s not concerned about anybody’s opinion otherwise. Coming into the event after two straight losses, the 23-year-old prospect certainly didn’t want to taste defeat for a third time in a row. But…

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Cory Sandhagen reacts to split decision loss to T.J. Dillashaw: ‘It sucks … but like I said, I don’t want to be a little whiny baby’

Cory Sandhagen believes without a doubt that he should have won his fight against T.J. Dillashaw in the UFC Vegas 32 main event but in the end the judges disagreed. When the final scores were tallied, two judges gave Dillashaw the fight with 48-47 scores while the third official had the same 48-47 card for…

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TJ Dillashaw reveals multiple injuries ahead of UFC Vegas 32 win, declares ‘I want my belt back’

After suffering through a litany of injuries in training camp and during his UFC Vegas 32 fight with Cory Sandhagen, T.J. Dillashaw has only one thing on his mind for the future. “I want my belt back,” Dillashaw told reporters after outpointing Sandhagen via split call on Saturday night. “It’s my belt. I want it…

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T.J. Dillashaw returns with split decision win over Cory Sandhagen in instant classic at UFC Vegas 32

More than two years away didn’t stop T.J. Dillashaw from delivering in an instant classic with Cory Sandhagen before winning a razor-close split decision in the UFC Vegas 32 main event. The former bantamweight champion was forced to fight through a gruesome cut and an injured knee suffered during the fight but he kept every…

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UFC Vegas 32 bonuses: Wild Kyler Phillips vs. Raulian Paiva scrap wins ‘Fight of the Night’

A wild three-round scrap between Kyler Phillips and Raulian Paiva was an easy choice when the “Fight of the Night” bonus was handed out at UFC Vegas 32. Although the UFC Vegas 32 headliner between ex-champ T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen delivered plenty of excitement, it didn’t quite have the frenzy of the co-main event,…

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UFC Vegas 32: Pros react to T.J. Dillashaw’s split decision over Cory Sandhagen

Going into UFC Vegas 32, fight fans had massive expectations for the main event between former champion T.J. Dillashaw and the surging Cory Sandhagen. With Dillashaw returning from a two-year suspension due to an anti-doping violation against one of the division’s most talented fighters in Sandhagen, the winner would catapult themselves into title contention. But…

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UFC Vegas 32 results: Raulian Paiva wins majority decision over Kyler Phillips in crazy back-and-forth war

Raulian Paiva will go home with a win on his record and likely a bonus when it’s all said and done after engaging in a three-round war with Kyler Phillips in the UFC Vegas 32 main event. When the fight got started, Paiva was nearly finished in the first round but he found a way…

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UFC Vegas 32 results: Maycee Barber pulls off split-decision win in battle against Miranda Maverick

It didn’t come easy but Maycee Barber got back in the win column at UFC Vegas 32. After dropping her last two fights in a row, the 23-year-old prospect gutted out a split-decision win in a back-and-forth battle against Miranda Maverick on the main card. The judges scored the fight 29-28 twice for Barber with…

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UFC Vegas 32 video: Julio Arce earns standing TKO of Andre Ewell in second round

Back at bantamweight, Julio Arce took out fellow southpaw Andre Ewell with a flurry of punches in the second round of their UFC Vegas 32 prelim bout. Ewell smiled after taking a hard right hand late into the middle frame. But he wobbled backward, and when Arce followed up with several more shots, he stopped…

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UFC Vegas 32 video: Mickey Gall mauls Jordan Williams, finishes with rear-naked choke in first round

Mickey Gall is back in the win column and looking better than ever in his return at UFC Vegas 32. The New Jersey native, who has spent almost his entire career competing in the octagon, put on a dominant showcase to beat Jordan Williams on the feet and then put him away with a rear…

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Paige VanZant resilient in first statement after loss at BKFC 19: ‘Guess what b*tches? I’m still smiling’

Paige VanZant didn’t get the result she wanted at BKFC 19 but that doesn’t mean she’s hiding from the loss after falling to Rachael Ostovich by unanimous decision on Friday night. The former UFC fighter battled it out with Ostovich over five rounds but ultimately came up on the wrong end of a judges’ decision,…

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UFC full fight video: T.J. Dillashaw recaptures bantamweight title from Cody Garbrandt

Before T.J. Dillashaw’s return against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32, take a look back at his first fight against rival Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217. After losing the UFC bantamweight title to Dominick Cruz in a razor-close split decision, Dillashaw battled his way back into contention with a pair of wins in a fights…

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BKFC president Dave Feldman explains what happened in post-fight brawl involving Blueface

Blueface barely had time to raise his hands in victory before the hip-hop artist was throwing punches again after a fan came after him in the ring at BKFC 19. The situation exploded after Blueface was announced as the winner in his fight against Kane Trujillo but then he immediately charged at the person coming…

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Raulian Paiva will call for Raphael Assuncao fight after replacing him at UFC Vegas 32

Raulian Paiva stepped in to replace Raphael Assuncao on Saturday at UFC Vegas 32, taking on Kyler Phillips in his first octagon bout as a bantamweight. If victorious in Las Vegas, Paiva will ask for a quick turnaround against Assuncao. Once ranked a top-10 in the UFC flyweight division, Paiva hopes to be “thrown at…

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Cory Sandhagen undecided on waiting for a title shot even with a win over T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32

Cory Sandhagen finds himself in an enviable yet odd position ahead of his fight against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC Vegas 32. On paper after demolishing former bantamweight title contender Marlon Moraes and ex-UFC champ Frankie Edgar with a pair of viral knockouts, the 29-year-old Colorado native should probably already consider himself the de facto No.…

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Rachael Ostovich reveals what she said to Paige VanZant during their fight at BKFC 19

Rachael Ostovich didn’t care that the odds were against her going into her fight against Paige VanZant in the BKFC 19 main event. A past loss to VanZant in the UFC back in 2019 definitely played some part in her underdog status but it was inexperience in bare-knuckle competition that likely had Ostovich looking like…

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UFC Vegas 32 predictions

Though many fans will be excited to see T.J. Dillashaw back in a high-profile main event, the reason for his absence casts an indelible shadow over it. The two-time UFC champion’s impressive list of accomplishments will always be colored by his failed drug test for EPO that resulted in him receiving a two-year suspension that…

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BKFC 19 results: Britain Hart overwhelms Jenny Savage with punches to earn third-round stoppage

Coming off a statement win over Paige VanZant back in February, Britain Hart had a grudge to settle in her fight against Jenny Savage at BKFC 19. Needless to say, Hart got the job done as she absolutely overwhelmed Savage with a punishing series of punches in the third round that forced the referee to…

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BKFC 19 in Tweets: Pros react to Rachael Ostovich’s decision win over Paige VanZant

Going into BKFC 19, fight fans had no idea what to expect during the main event between Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich. While VanZant got the upper hand in their first fight during their previous run in the UFC in 2019, she had yet to taste victory as a bare-knuckle boxer. Ostovich, on the other…

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Rachael Ostovich exacts revenge with unanimous decision win over Paige VanZant in BKFC 19 main event

Rachael Ostovich was making her bare-knuckle debut on Friday night but she looked like a seasoned veteran while winning a unanimous decision over Paige VanZant in the BKFC 19 main event. The former Ultimate Fighter veteran was powerful and accurate with her punches including a devastating overhand right that was consistently finding a home on…

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BKFC 19 video: Blueface gets into post-fight brawl with fan jumping into the ring after winning boxing match

Rapper Blueface barely had time to celebrate his debut win at BKFC 19 before mayhem broke out when a fan jumped into the ring attempting to go after him. In a battle of influencers, Blueface won a lopsided decision over TikTok star Kane Trujillo but then his celebration was cut short when an unknown person…

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Video: UFC Vegas 32 debutante Elise Reed talks ‘surreal’ experience meeting Dominick Cruz, Daniel Cormier

UFC newcomer and Cage Fury Fighting Championship strawweight champ Elise Reed talks about the surreal experience of making her debut at UFC Vegas 32 on short-notice in just her fifth pro fight, going up to 125 pounds for the first time against veteran Sijara Eubanks, serving as a military reserve, the unique story behind her…

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BKFC 19 video: Jay Jackson crushes Damon Bell with brutal right hand knockout in third round

Jay Jackson had to survive some early trouble to then deliver a brutal knockout against Damon Bell on the BKFC 19 prelims airing on FITE TV on Friday night. It took no time for the action to get started in this matchup as Bell came out firing and tagged Jackson with a heavy combination against…

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Nate Marquardt returns against Michael Cora, Jacob Kilburn vs. Ali AlQaisi featherweight title fight set for Titan FC 71

Nate Marquardt officially has an opponent for his return to MMA for the first time in nearly four years. Promotional officials confirmed to MMA Fighting on Friday that the former UFC title challenger will face Michael Cora in a middleweight bout at Titan FC 71. The event takes place Aug. 6 at the InterContinental Hotel…

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Artem Lobov expects bare-knuckle bout with Olympic silver medalist to elevate him to ‘big boxing fight’

One could argue that Artem Lobov’s infamy in bare-knuckle boxing already rivals the name he built for himself while competing in MMA for the past decade. During his seven-fight run with the UFC, Lobov was a relatively small fish—with a dogged, dedicated following—in a small pond, known for his never-say-die attitude, his close friendship with…

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Paige VanZant committed to bare-knuckle fighting for ‘the long haul’ but acknowledges pressure to win in second BKFC appearance

Paige VanZant will be the first to admit that no amount of training can truly get you ready to compete in bare-knuckle fighting until actually stepping into the ring to do battle. Back in February, the former UFC star made her debut with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships after inking a lucrative contract with the promotion…

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UFC Vegas 32 weigh-in results: T.J. Dillashaw on point for return fight

T.J. Dillashaw is officially back at bantamweight. The former UFC champion stepped to the scales at 136 pounds at Friday’s official morning weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 32, which takes place Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Opponent Cory Sandhagen, currently No. 3 in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, also successfully weighed in at 136 pounds.…

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Missed Fists: Chrissy Mountford scores Knockout of the Year candidate with unbelievable front kick to the face, more

Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every other day. Kicks come in all shapes and sizes in MMA and while I’d like to say that…

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BKFC 19 predictions

Three years into its existence, the BKFC appears to have found a winning formula. You want to see former UFC fighters throw down without those pesky four-ounce gloves? The BKFC has already delivered plenty of that and Friday’s headliner between Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich continues the promotion’s trend of delivering familiar faces with a…

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Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling says T.J. Dillashaw can earn a title shot this weekend, less sure about Cory Sandhagen

This Saturday, former two-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw takes on MMA Fighting’s third-ranked bantamweight, Cory Sandhagen, in the main event of UFC Vegas 32. It’s Dillashaw’s first fight back following his two-year USADA suspension for testing positive for EPO and the former champion has been vocal in calling for a title shot should he…

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Bec Rawlings signs new deal to return to BKFC, next fight expected in October

Bec Rawlings is back in BKFC. The “Queen of Bare Knuckle,” who previously claimed a title in her debut bout back in 2018, has signed a new deal to return to the promotion. BKFC officials announced the news on Thursday along with further confirmation from Rawlings’ manager Brian Butler from Suckerpunch Entertainment when speaking to…

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Video: Adrian Yanez talks refreshing build, plans to KO Randy Costa at UFC Vegas 32

While things may have gotten ugly in the build toward and the aftermath of UFC 264 between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, bantamweight standout Adrian Yanez is happy to bring fight fans a refreshing change of pace ahead of UFC Vegas 32. Yanez will face fellow exciting up and comer Randy Costa this Saturday at…

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Video: Canelo Alvarez works with Brandon Moreno on improving body shots

UFC flyweight king Brandon Moreno recently got some pointers from a fellow Mexican champion. “The Assassin Baby” shared a clip of himself training with boxing megastar Canelo Alvarez and it looks like they dedicated some time to working on how to better land power punches to the body. Watch video of the two champions meeting…

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Dustin Poirier responds to Conor McGregor questioning win: ‘There were a lot of excuses in the last one too’

Dustin Poirier is as tired of all of the Conor McGregor talk as anyone. “The Diamond” took a 2-1 series lead in his trilogy with McGregor when he won by doctor stoppage at UFC 264 two weeks ago. The bout was expected to end their rivalry, which dates back to 2014, but a broken leg…

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Joaquin Buckley vs. Antonio Arroyo on tap for Sept. 18 UFC event

“Knockout of the Year” winner Joaquin Buckley will attempt to rebound when he meets Antonio Arroyo. Buckley and Arroyo have agreed to a middleweight fight at a UFC event scheduled for Sept. 18, multiple people told MMA Fighting after an initial report from MMA Junkie. The event’s location and venue have not been confirmed, but…

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BKFC 19 weigh-in video

Watch the official weigh-ins for Friday’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 19 event, which takes place at Entertainment Hall in Tampa, Fla. In the main event, Paige VanZant makes her second BKFC appearance and welcomes Rachael Ostovich into the promotion for a rematch of their 2019 UFC meeting that VanZnat won by submission. In the co-headliner,…

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Kane Trujillo, controversial TikTok star Neumane, promises ‘one hell of a fight’ against rapper Blueface at BKFC 19

Kane Trujillo has never been in a fight before. Up until a month ago, he’d never even been punched in the face. So why, then, is a 21-year-old newbie getting ready to fight rapper Blueface at BKFC 19? “Honestly, the first week after I accepted the offer and the fight, that’s exactly what I was…

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Gilbert Burns defends Stephen Thompson performance, responds to Dana White criticism

For a moment, habit kicked in for UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns and an apology formed in his mind. Then, he realized he had nothing to be sorry for. “I caught myself saying sorry, I said, ‘You know what? Boo,’” Burns said on What the Heck. “I don’t care.” Burns admits his performance against Stephen Thompson…

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Cory Sandhagen offers surprising response to rumors T.J. Dillashaw sent spies into his training camp

Cory Sandhagen considers himself one of the most ultra-competitive fighters on the entire UFC roster so he understands the willingness to do anything in order to win. That said, he never wants to break the rules but he knows that’s not necessarily the case for everybody else including his opponents both in the past and…

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Morning Report: Michael Bisping debates how much money he’d need to do Jackass 4 stunt with Francis Ngannou

As the old saying goes, everybody has a price. But for some things, that price can be pretty high and taking a low blow from Francis Ngannou might be right near the top of the list. Fresh off his performance in Fast & Furious 9, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is returning to the big…

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Justin Gaethje: Michael Chandler ‘talking out of his ass’ on ducking allegations

Justin Gaethje is firing back at Michael Chandler’s claim he’s ducked several fights. Gaethje responded on Wednesday to a recent video where Chandler said the former interim UFC lightweight champ was “asked to fight me three or four different times” and had “declined” every time. “[Michael Chandler] is talking out of his ass,” Gaethje posted…

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Patchy Mix vs. James Gallagher rebooking in works for Nov. 5 Bellator event

A matchup between top Bellator bantamweights has a new target date. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a rebooking of a bout between Patchy Mix and James Gallagher is in the works for a Bellator event on Nov. 5. Sources also confirmed that the bout—as well as the…

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T.J. Dillashaw on rehabbing image post-EPO: ‘F*ck your reputation’

Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw owned up to his error in breaking the rules, and believes his next performance will “erase” the memory of his two-year anti-doping suspension for erythropoietin (EPO). Dillashaw, 35, is unconcerned about his critics heading into his comeback fight, a UFC Vegas 32 headliner against top contender Cory Sandhagen, and…

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Pearl Gonzalez plans to be BKFC ‘trendsetter,’ open to Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich winner

Pearl Gonzalez knows that winning matters most in combat sports, but she also understands that being a professional fighter is more than just going out and throwing down with an opponent. That’s part of the reason why she’s always embraced the entertainment side of her career in MMA and for her move to bare-knuckle fighting…

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Vitor Belfort vs. Oscar De La Hoya no longer an exhibition, now a pro boxing match

A boxing match between former UFC champ Vitor Belfort and boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya is set for Sept. 11 in Los Angeles, and it will now be contested as a professional bout. MMA Fighting confirmed the bout’s status with multiple people close to negotiations after an initial report from ESPN. Initially, the matchup…

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UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell to provide special alternate commentary for BKFC 19: VanZant vs. Ostovich

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell will step into the commentary booth for the upcoming BKFC 19 card headlined by Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich. Liddell and his co-hosts Daniel Hollaway and Ross Patterson from the “Drinkin’ Bros Network” will be providing a special alternate commentary track available through FITE TV for the upcoming pay-per-view…

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Artem Lobov: Conor McGregor shouldn’t have been interviewed immediately after UFC 264 injury

Few men in the world know Conor McGregor better than Artem Lobov. “The Russian Hammer” has been a close friend and training partner of McGregor for years, with their relationship entering the broader MMA consciousness when Lobov was cast to be part of McGregor’s team on The Ultimate Fighter 22 in 2015. Lobov made the…

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The A-Side Live Chat: Conor McGregor’s leg, Islam Makhachev’s future, T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen, Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat. For this episode, Kristen King joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA and boxing. Some POSSIBLE topics fallout from UFC Vegas 31, Islam Makhachev’s submission win over Thiago Moises, Miesha Tate’s TKO win over Marion Reneau, Conor McGregor’s update…

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Rachael Ostovich reveals how a rematch with Paige VanZant — and a hefty paycheck — lured her to bare-knuckle fighting

When Rachael Ostovich was released from the UFC, she wasn’t exactly certain what would come next, but bare-knuckle fighting wasn’t on the list. After joining the UFC roster with just six fights of total experience, the now 30-year-old Hawaiian fighter was really learning on the job as she competed in the biggest mixed martial arts…

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Michael Chiesa reveals offer to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, knew recent interest wasn’t real

Michael Chiesa was never going to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 263. It was never a thing, but did Chiesa correct the record to let everyone know that he was actually going to face Vicente Luque in his next fight? Of course not. When you’re in a business where it pays to be in the…

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Morning Report: Anthony Smith on Conor McGregor’s pre-fight injury talk: ‘His excuses are very invalid to me’

Earlier this month, Conor McGregor suffered a gruesome defeat to Dustin Poirier in their rubber match at UFC 264. Following a first round that saw McGregor employ a kick heavy game plan before being grounded by Poirier and beat up on the mat for much of the round, McGregor stood up, got in a punching…

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The Ultimate Fighter 29, Episode 8 results: Gilbert Urbina vs. Miles Hunsinger

The last bout of The Ultimate Fighter 29 middleweight quarterfinals didn’t go off as planned, but that wasn’t a problem for Gilbert Urbina. Urbina (6-1)* was to face Miles Hunsinger (7-0) on this week’s episode of TUF 29, but disaster struck when Hunsinger injured his knee while training for the fight. Hunsinger received an MRI…

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UFC full fight video: Cory Sandhagen puts Marlon Moraes away with insane spin kick knockout

Watch the Cory Sandhagen vs. Marlon Moraes full fight video to see Sandhagen score an amazing spinning kick knockout at UFC Fight Island 5 on Oct. 11, 2020, in Abu Dhabi. Sandhagen entered this main event bout with Moraes coming off of a loss to Aljamain Sterling that snapped a 5-0 start to his UFC…

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RIZIN 30 to feature bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals, return of Ayaka Hamasaki

The quarterfinals of RIZIN’s ongoing bantamweight grand prix will take place at RIZIN 30, which is set to go down at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on Sept. 19. Promotion officials announced the card on Tuesday along with the matchups slated for the next round in the grand prix tournament. Former RIZIN bantamweight champion…

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Brandon Moreno: Deiveson Figueiredo needs to earn rematch, Cody Garbrandt a good name

LOS ANGELES – UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno would like to return to the octagon in November against a new challenger. An immediate rematch with Deiveson Figueiredo is not on his immediate wish list. “It’s obvious Figueiredo wants the next one because he lost the last one,” Figueiredo said during a media lunch on Tuesday.…

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Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov headlines Bellator 265 on Aug. 20 in South Dakota

Heavyweight veterans Cheick Kongo and Sergei Kharitonov will square off in the main event at the upcoming Bellator 265 card scheduled on Aug. 20 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Promotion officials confirmed the pairing to MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Competing for the first time in 2021, the 46-year-old Kongo will return to action after falling…

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