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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

GB Lionheart boxers to tour UK in 2018

The British Lionhearts boxing team is to compete against French opposition in Newport in April 2018.

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Dec 07

Thursday Tap Out: Francis Ngannou On the Rise, Eager for Shot at Stipe Miocic

At UFC 218, Alistair Overeem was on the cusp of earning a second heavyweight title shot in two years. All he had to do was get past Francis Ngannou, a man who has trained in mixed martial arts for just four years but was knocking opponents out at an al…

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Dec 07

Lee Selby: Title defence in doubt as challenger Eduardo Ramirez misses weight

Wales’ Lee Selby looks certain to retain his world featherweight title after challenger Eduardo Ramirez failed to make weight.

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Dec 07

Lomachenko v Rigondeaux: Bob Arum, Roy Jones Jr & Freddie Roach on a super-fight

Vasyl Lomachenko is labelled the greatest since Muhammad Ali as he prepares for a super-fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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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 07

Georges St-Pierre ‘not sure’ if he’ll defend UFC middleweight title

GSP is clearly having second thoughts about defending the title he won from Michael Bisping after a four-year hiatus from the sport.

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Dec 07

Report: Ronda Rousey nearing pro wrestling deal with WWE

Ronda Rousey, the first and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, is nearing a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to USA Today.

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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

Frampton wants me as I’m the man with the belt – Selby

World champion featherweight Lee Selby promises not to look beyond his next opponent ahead of potential fights with Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton.

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Dec 06

Manny Pacquiao: Boxer becomes a colonel in the Philippines army

Former eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao is promoted to the role of colonel in the Philippines army.

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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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Dec 05

David Haye v Tony Bellew: Rematch to take place on 5 May at London’s O2 Arena

The postponed heavyweight rematch between Britain’s David Haye and Tony Bellew will take place on Saturday, 5 May at London’s O2 Arena.

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