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Paige VanZant Admits WWE Interest, but Still Eyes Long Future in the Cage

Paige VanZant will make her return to the Octagon at the first UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night in January, where she faces Rachael Ostovich in the women’s flyweight division. VanZant last fought ten months ago when she lost to Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous …

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Dana White Confirms TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo, Addresses Flyweight Division

There have been a lot of questions about the future of the UFC flyweight division after several fighters were released last week who then claimed that they reason they were pink slipped stemmed directly from the elimination of the 125-pound men’s division. Rumors have been swirling for the better

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Rose Namajunas on Recovery, Targets Opponent and Return

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas hasn’t fought since taking the belt and defending in an immediate rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The second fight was in April. Since that time, Namajunas has been dealing with some health issues and is on the road

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Yair Rodriguez Doubles Down on UFC Fight Night 139 Bonuses

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Denver, where it all started, this week for UFC Fight Night 139 at the Pepsi Center. The event was a mixed bag of lackluster affairs intertwined between fighters giving it their all to earn post-fight bonu…

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Yair Rodriguez Flattens ‘The Korean Zombie’ with Stunning Last Second Elbow in UFC Denver Main Event

Yair Rodriguez took a fight against ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung on short notice and he walked out of the UFC’s 25th anniversary show with one of the greatest knockouts in the history of the sport. Over the course of five rounds, Rodriguez was engaged in an absolute slugfest with

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Donald Cerrone Sets Records with Submission Win Over Mike Perry at UFC Denver

When Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone found out that former training partner "Platinum" Mike Perry had requested a fight against him a rivalry was immediately born. The two welterweights met in the UFC Fight Night 139 co-main event on Saturd…

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Joseph Benavidez Quickly Rescheduled After UFC Denver Bout Canceled

Joseph Benavidez has been quickly rebooked for a fight later this month after his bout with Ray Borg at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver was abruptly canceled. Borg was removed from the bout on Wednesday because of undisclosed medical reasons, leaving Benavidez without a suitable opponent

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Kevin Belingon Snaps Bibiano Fernandes’ Eight-Year Winning Streak at ONE: Heart of the Lion

Bibiano Fernandes’ eight-year, 14-fight winning streak is over. Kevin Belingon beat the Brazilian by split decision at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday to become the undisputed ONE Championship bantamweight king. The ONE: Battle of the Lion headliner probably hinged on a moment at the end

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UFC Fight Night 139 Main Event Set Following Friday’s Official Weigh-in; Two Fighters Miss

The Ultimate Fighting Championship celebrates its 25th Anniversary this week by returning to the city where it all started: Denver. UFC Fight Night 139: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez takes place on Saturday at the Pepsi Center in the Mile High City. The …

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Conor McGregor Calls on ONE Championship to Sign Entire UFC Flyweight Division

Nearly everyone involved initially saw Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s trade from the UFC to ONE Championship for Ben Askren as a win-win situation. That mostly appears to have held true for Johnson, Askren, and the fight promotions, but one category of fighters on the UFC roster may

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UFC Flyweights Announce Releases, Indicate the Division is Being Dismantled

Though the fight promotion itself has yet to acknowledge such, it appears that the UFC men’s flyweight division may be coming to an end. There have been rumors swirling for months that the flyweight division was on its last legs, and after former divis…

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Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez Announced for ONE Grand Prix Tournaments

New ONE Championship signees Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are in attendance at ONE: Heart of the Lion this week, where they are being introduced to fans. ONE Championship wasted no time committing to the former UFC fighters’ move SouthEast Asia, announcing that Johnson would be part of an

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Paul Felder Draws James Vick at UFC 233

Two UFC lightweights that are scratching and clawing to get into title contention square off when Paul Felder meets James Vick. UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday, which takes place at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. …

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Paige VanZant’s Return is Official for First UFC on ESPN+ Fight Card

Paige VanZant’s return to the Octagon is official, and it’ll take place on the historic first UFC fight card on ESPN+ in January. Though VanZant had already confirmed in early September that she had been medically cleared to return in time for the UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night card on Jan. 19 in

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Anthony Johnson’s Manager Says He Will Return to UFC: ‘100 Percent’

Though Anthony “Rumble” Johnson walked away from mixed martial arts after failing to wrest the belt from UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, it appears he may not be done fighting in the Octagon. Johnson’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, on Monday stated that he was sure that Johnson

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Dana White Reportedly Working on Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler for UFC 233

Ben Askren has been calling for a top welterweight for his UFC debut, and it appears Dana White is going to grant his wish.  Though he wasn’t on Askren’s wish list of Octagon debut opponent’s, it appears that Robbie Lawler may be on tap for the former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder

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