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Sep 17

Shogun Rua Out, Ovince Saint-Preux Now Faces Yushin Okami at UFC in Japan

Less than a week away from the UFC’s return to Japan, the event has a brand new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has suffered a knee injury, which forced him out of the headlining fight next weekend. Now, former middleweight title contender Yushin Okami will make

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Sep 16

Geje Eustaquio Robbed of Knockout Win by Referee at ONE: Total Victory

Geje Eustaquio took on former ONE Championship flyweight king Kairat Akhmetov in Jakarta on Saturday night (local time). Akhmetov appeared incapable of intelligently defending himself and the up-kicks to a standing opponent are legal under ONE Champio…

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Sep 15

Daniel Cormier Pleads with Fans to Lay Off of Jon Jones

Newly reinstated UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier couldn’t be more grateful to his supporters, but he’d appreciate it if fans would lay off of Jon Jones. Cormier has been riding a roller coaster of emotion ever since he lost the belt to Jones at UFC 214 on July 29. At first, he

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Sep 15

Ex-world champion boxer Ana Julaton signs deal with Bellator

Former boxing world champion Ana Julaton signed a deal to compete as a flyweight for Bellator. Ana Julaton, a former world champion boxer who holds black belts in Kenpo karate and Taekwondo, has signed a multi-fight agreement to continue her MMA caree…

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Sep 15

Luke Rockhold Takes Next Step in Return, Makes Weight at UFC Pittsburgh

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to return to Pittsburgh on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch at the PPG Paints Arena.

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Sep 14

Jon Jones Breaks His Silence: ‘I Would Never Do Steroids’

Jon Jones has finally broken his silence after a drug test administered one day ahead of his fight against Daniel Cormier came back positive for the steroid Turinabol. Jones gave the sample on July 28 with both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples coming back positive for Turinabol as confirmed by USADA

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Sep 14

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones: ‘Once Again This Guy Has Made a Mockery of the Sport’

It was July 29 when Cormier suffered a third-round knockout to Jon Jones in the main event at UFC 214 that saw him lose his light heavyweight title. A few weeks later it was revealed that Jones had failed a drug test administered by USADA (United Stat…

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Sep 14

Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis Announced as UFC Virginia Headliner

MMAWeekly.com’s Damon Martin confirmed the bout and that it was expected to be the headliner in mid-August. The bout takes top honors over several other marquee fights, including Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez, Nate Marquardt vs. Cezar Ferreira, and John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes. Pettis (20-6) won

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Sep 14

Luke Rockhold Rips Georges St-Pierre for UFC Middleweight Title Fight

A lot of people are looking forward to Michael Bisping putting his UFC middleweight title on the line against Georges St-Pierre. St-Pierre will return to the Octagon following a four-year hiatus when he meets Bisping in the UFC 217 main event on Nov. …

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Sep 14

Daniel Cormier Reinstated As UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Daniel Cormier was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion after his July 29 fight with Jon Jones was ruled a no-contest, the UFC announced Wednesday.Jones tested positive for Turinabol after defeating Cormier at UFC 214 to win the title. On Wednesday, Jones’ “B” sample also came

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Sep 14

Daniel Cormier reinstated as UFC light heavyweight champ after Jon Jones’ latest failed drug test

JULY 28: (L-R) Daniel Cormier speaks with commentator Joe Rogan during the UFC 214 weigh-in at Honda Center on July 28, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Cormier is fighting Jon Jones in the light heavyweight title bout. For the third time in his mixed ma…

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Sep 13

Luke Rockhold still irked by Michael Bisping loss: ‘You have to realize that the best guys don’t always win’

There is a realization that virtually every fighter comes to at one point or another: They realize they’re not invincible, that they have weaknesses just like everyone else and that winning every night is not a given no matter how talented one might be.

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Sep 13

Mike Perry Says He’s Already Got a New UFC Pittsburgh Opponent

Within hours of Alves withdrawing from the Pittsburgh fight card slated for Saturday, Perry had a new opponent lined up. Fresh off of a victory over Gil Guardado just two weeks ago, Reyes (13-2) has only gone the distance once in his career.

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Sep 13

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg Moved to UFC 216

The reigning flyweight champion will look for his 11th consecutive title defense when he faces Ray Borg at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 in Las Vegas. The fight was originally scheduled to take place at last weekend’s UFC 215 event in Canada, but Borg fell ill with a viral infection and was pulled from the

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Sep 13

Thiago Alves Out of UFC Pittsburgh Co-Main Event Fight Against Mike Perry

Thiago Alves is out of his fight this Saturday night against Mike Perry. Sources close to the situation confirmed Alves’ withdrawal to MMAWeekly.com following an initial report from MMAJunkie. There’s no word on what exactly happened to force Alves off the card, but the UFC is said to be scrambling

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Sep 13

Jesse Taylor Popped for Potential UFC Anti-Doping Violation

Jesse Taylor made a miraculous turnaround in his mixed martial arts career only to have it once again shrouded in a cloud of doubt after he was flagged for a potential UFC anti-doping violation. UFC officials on Wednesday revealed that they were notif…

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