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Dec 10

Dana White Sounds Doubtful that Georges St-Pierre Ever Fights Again

Georges St-Pierre is definitely one and done in the middleweight division after surrendering the 185-pound title earlier this week, but from the sound of things he may not return to the UFC for another fight all together. UFC president Dana White comm…

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Dec 10

UFC Fight Night 123 Draws Modest Crowd in Fresno

There were several exciting finishes at UFC Fight Night 123, including Brian Ortega’s second-round submission of Cub Swanson in the main event, as well as Marlon Moraes’ bonus-winning knockout of Aljamain Sterling. There were four other fights that ended in exciting finishes, as well as a couple

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Dec 10

Brian Ortega Doubles Up on UFC Fight Night 123 Post-Fight Bonuses

Brian Ortega has arrived. Despite an undefeated record as an amateur and in his professional career, Ortega has flown largely under the radar since he began fighting in the Octagon. After defeating perennial title contender Cub Swanson on Saturday at…

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Dec 10

Brian Ortega Taps Out Cub Swanson in Statement Win in First UFC Main Event

A new featherweight title contender has emerged after Brian Ortega tapped out Cub Swanson with a nasty guillotine choke in his first UFC main event. This time around, Ortega didn’t need to get to the third round, as the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt earned his third submission since joining the

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Dec 10

Marlon Moraes Flattens Aljamain Sterling with Devastating Knee Strike Knockout

When the UFC signed Marlon Moraes earlier this year, the idea was to add another top-level bantamweight to an already deep division. On Saturday night, Moraes officially arrived with the kind of highlight-reel finishes that decorate his entire resume …

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Dec 10

Alexis Davis Earns Hard Fought Split Decision Over Liz Carmouche in UFC Flyweight Debut

A new contender has arrived in the UFC women’s flyweight division as Alexis Davis picked up a win in her 125-pound debut on Saturday night in Fresno. It was familiar territory for Davis, who earned a split decision victory over the always tough Liz Carmouche in a rematch of a bout the two fighters

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Dec 09

Manny Pacquiao Admits Conor McGregor Among Those Considered for His Next Fight

Conor McGregor was unable to upset Floyd Mayweather, so maybe he could defeat Manny Pacquiao, another boxer that Mayweather got the better of. 

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Dec 08

Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega Gets Green Light at UFC Fight Night 123 Weigh-in

Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega are set to make their respective cases for a shot at featherweight champion Max Holloway following the official UFC Fight Night 123 weigh-in on Friday in Fresno, Calif.

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Dec 07

Conor McGregor: “I Have Every Intention of Fighting in 2018”

Everyone is coming out of the woodwork to claim that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor might never set foot in the Octagon again. The doubters include UFC president Dana White and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Not so, McGregor said recen…

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Dec 07

New UFC Champ Nicco Montano Headed for Surgery After Fighting with Broken Foot

Nicco Montano not only had to fight four times in the past six months to become the new UFC women’s flyweight champion, but she also won the title while dealing with a severely broken foot. Montano won the belt this past weekend with a unanimous decision victory over Roxanne Modafferi in “The Ultimate

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Dec 07

UFC Champ Tony Ferguson Opts for Surgery

Interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is on the sidelines, at least for the near term, following surgery. Ferguson had been lobbying hard for a unification bout with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While undefeated lightweight Khabi…

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Dec 07

Stipe Miocic Defends Heavyweight Title Against Francis Ngannou in Main Event at UFC 220

A huge heavyweight title fight is headed to Boston as Stipe Miocic will face Francis Ngannou in the new main event at UFC 220 on Jan. 20 from the TD Garden Arena. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the news to MMAWeekly on Wednesday with verbal a…

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Dec 06

Georges St-Pierre ‘Not Sure’ He Will Return to the Middleweight Division

Georges St-Pierre may be one and done as a middleweight in the UFC. Just over a month after St-Pierre defeated Michael Bisping to become middleweight champion, he’s now casting doubts that he will ever fight at 185 pounds again, especially after he was hit with a bout of colitis that will keep him

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Dec 06

Luke Rockhold: ‘The Sport is Losing its Integrity’

When Chris Weidman was forced out of their UFC 199 title fight, it set in motion a series of events that left the middleweight division in disarray. Michael Bisping stepped up on short notice as Weidman’s replacement and knocked Rockhold out. Four mo…

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Dec 06

Luke Rockhold Urges Georges St-Pierre to Vacate Middleweight Division

Prior to the fight, Rockhold predicted that if St-Pierre defeated Bisping that the Canadian wouldn’t defend the belt.  He’d like to see “Rush” vacate the title and leave the middleweight division and the UFC promote Whittaker from interim champ to the champion.

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Dec 05

Floyd Mayweather Reveals He ‘Carried Conor McGregor,’ Rips Oscar De La Hoya

McGregor and his boss, UFC president Dana White, felt like McGregor earned his boxing stripes. While McGregor won the first three rounds according to most, he didn’t get credit from all circles for it.

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