MMA

2:13 AM ET Poor Leon Edwards. You see, the record books will forever state Edwards beat Nathan Diaz on Saturday night via unanimous decision. The highlight reels will reveal he dominated Diaz for the majority of their 25-minute fight. Edwards cut up Diaz. He made him bleed. He roughed him up. That’s all very accurate,
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1:19 AM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Israel Adesanya rotated his right hand and cupped it near his ear, a gesture pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan used to use to elicit cheers from the crowd. Marvin Vettori was desperately trying to take Adesanya down against the cage at the end of the fourth round. Adesanya’s taunt
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12:31 AM ET GLENDALE, Arizona — Brandon Moreno wasn’t even supposed to be competitive with Deiveson Figueiredo the first time they fought in December. And after showing he could be competitive in a majority draw, he still wasn’t supposed to win their rematch on Saturday. No one will count out Brandon Moreno anymore. Moreno (19-5-2)
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12:19 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Yaroslav Amosov found a successful formula early on and went back to it again and again on Friday night, grinding out a dominant decision victory to dethrone Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima in the main event of Bellator 260 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. All three judges scored
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1:21 PM ET PHOENIX — The trash talk will stop Saturday night. The UFC middleweight title clash between Israel Adesanya and challenger Marvin Vettori is now official. Adesanya (183.5 pounds) and Vettori (184.5) both successfully made weight Friday morning for Saturday’s main event of UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona. The middleweight title fight limit is
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1:39 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Claressa Shields is a champion. She has showed that for years in the boxing ring, winning gold medals in two Olympics and becoming a three-division world champion (twice undisputed) in an undefeated professional in-ring career. On Thursday night, she showed a different side of her championship mettle by surviving a
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5:45 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Anthony Pettis was scheduled to fight for his PFL season on Thursday night. Now the former UFC lightweight champion’s last-ditch effort to make the playoffs will have to wait two weeks. Pettis is among four fighters whose bouts have been rescheduled for June 25, the PFL announced Wednesday. The promotion
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11:22 AM ET Alistair Overeem is returning to his kickboxing roots. The former UFC heavyweight title contender, as well as former Strikeforce and DREAM champion, has signed a multifight deal with the Glory Kickboxing promotion, his management team told ESPN on Tuesday. Overeem is considered one of the greatest heavyweight MMA fighters of all time
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7:35 PM ET CLARESSA SHIELDS RETURNED to JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in late March, fresh off making boxing history by becoming the first two-division undisputed champion in the four-belt era. Time was running low, though, with Shields scheduled to make her MMA debut in the Professional Fighters League on June 10. The only
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