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Undefeated Irish featherweight James Gallagher will face Hungary’s Adam Borics in the main event of Bellator 196 on April 6, in Budapest, Hungary. Bellator MMA officials confirmed the 145-pound headliner with ESPN on Thursday. The event will air on the Paramount Network in the United States. Undefeated Irish featherweight James Gallagher, left, will headline Bellator
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The UFC has finalized a female featherweight title fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas. The promotion has been furiously working on a new main event this week, after Max Holloway, UFC 222’s original headliner, was forced to pull out with an ankle injury. Holloway
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley hit a milestone in his recovery from shoulder surgery this week, and is starting to think about his next opponent. If he had to make a guess right now, the frontrunner is Nate Diaz. “I think that fight will happen,” said Woodley, who is regaining his range of motion this
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Nate Diaz is serious about returning to the Octagon in 2018, and he is looking at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley as his next opponent. Nate Diaz has not fought since August 2016 when he lost a close bout to Conor McGregor. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley thinks the wait will be over soon — and
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UFC president Dana White publicly slammed veteran referee Mario Yamasaki for his officiating of a women’s bout at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Yamasaki oversaw a female flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko (15-3) and Priscila Cachoeira (8-1) in Belem, Brazil. Shevchenko was a massive 10-to-1 betting favorite going in and dominated Cachoeira. Fighting in front
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LAS VEGAS — UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to become just the second fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously, as he’s scheduled to challenge heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on July 7. And once that’s done, Cormier intends to return to the 205-pound division and defend his
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Conor McGregor believes Floyd Mayweather would “get his earned respect” if he were to follow through on boasts of competing in mixed martial arts. Mayweather, 40, recently teased the idea of accepting an MMA fight in several social media posts. He also did so during the buildup to his lucrative boxing match against McGregor last
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson strongly believes a potential fight against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw should be on a “stacked card.” So much so, in fact, he won’t accept it any other way. “That’s what the UFC wants,” Johnson told ESPN. “It’s the superfight everyone wants. I think TJ and I are both on board.
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is open to sharing the Octagon with bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw this summer — but he does not believe Dillashaw is in his same class when it comes to a pound-for-pound discussion. Johnson (27-2) is currently in talks to defend his 125-pound title against Dillashaw. The 11-time defending champion has
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2017 for the UFC was the first full year under new ownership, as the promotion implemented its new state of normal for the sport. And while plenty of interesting things happened inside the Octagon, victories from the UFC’s biggest stars were not one of them. The absence of Ronda Rousey armbar victories and of Conor
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