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12:42 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim It took Ryan Bader nearly a decade to get payback, but when it finally came on Friday night, it came in a big, brutal way. Bader, the reigning Bellator heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champ, put a ferocious beating on former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida on his
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4:08 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim PFL welterweight David Michaud, a finalist in the 2019 season who was scheduled for the main event of the promotion’s season-opening event on April 23, announced his retirement from fighting in a social media post on Thursday, citing a heart condition. “So this is gonna be a tough post,” Michaud,
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1:41 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a welterweight matchup between Neil Magny and Geoff Neal for a UFC Fight Night in May, multiple sources told ESPN. The 170-pound bout will take place May 8 on a card headlined by bantamweights TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen. The UFC has not officially announced a venue for
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11:24 PM ET Demetrious Johnson, one of the most dominant champions in mixed martial arts history, suffered a crushing defeat to Adriano Moraes on Wednesday during a landmark night for Asian-based promotion One Championship. The One Championship event took place in Singapore and was aired live in the U.S. on TNT, marking the company’s first
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10:49 PM ET Two of the UFC’s top female flyweight prospects, Maycee Barber and Miranda Maverick, have agreed to square off July 24, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. The 125-pound fight will consist of three rounds and take place on UFC Fight Night at a location to be announced. 1 Related Barber (8-2) is
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4:28 PM ET UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd will return to competition against Macy Chiasson on July 24, multiple sources told ESPN. Ladd (9-1) has not fought since she defeated Yana Kunitskaya in December 2019, due to a torn ACL last June. The 26-year-old has long been considered one of the best prospects in female mixed
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4:49 PM ET UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski said Monday that he’s feeling “much better” after a harrowing battle with COVID-19, which included being diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized after scans showed the infection spread throughout his lungs. The illness forced Volkanovski to postpone his March 27 title defense against Brian Ortega. “I’m a UFC
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11:04 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a welterweight showdown between two former title challengers in Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson on July 10, UFC president Dana White said Friday night. Contracts have not been signed, according to sources, but both sides have verbally agreed to the 170-pound matchup. The bout will take place at
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