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6:08 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi LAS VEGAS — Israel Adesanya had a look into a proverbial crystal ball Thursday at the UFC 276 news conference. Behind him on the dais were Sean Strickland and Alex
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2:07 AM ET Kayla Harrison‘s quest for a third PFL championship is very much alive following a first-round finish over Kaitlin Young on Friday night in the main event at PFL 6 in Atlanta. Harrison (14-0) won the 155-pound bout via TKO at 2:35 of the opening round, solidifying the No. 2 seed in the
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12:26 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The top four fighters competing at UFC 276 all made weight successfully Friday morning here at the UFC Apex. Israel Adesanya weighed in at 183.5 pounds and Jared Cannonier was 184.5 pounds for their main event fight. Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against Cannonier on Saturday night
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12:27 AM ET LAS VEGAS — The UFC inducted MMA’s version of “The Odd Couple” into its Hall of Fame on Thursday, as former titleholders Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov officially joined its Modern Wing. Cormier and Nurmagomedov were both in attendance on Thursday inside T-Mobile Arena. Cormier, 43, is a former two-weight champion in
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4:59 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care where the alleged molestation occurred. Velasquez was arrested in San Jose, California, last February
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2:45 PM ET Valerie Loureda, a top women’s MMA prospect with Bellator, has signed a multiyear contract with WWE, she told ESPN on Wednesday. Loureda, 23, said she’ll move to Orlando from Miami and report to the WWE Performance Center on July 19. She’ll remain under contract with Bellator, the promotion told ESPN in a
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1:48 PM ET A scheduled women’s flyweight contender bout between Miesha Tate and Lauren Murphy has been moved to UFC Long Island on July 16, the UFC announced Monday. The bout was moved from UFC 276 on Saturday, the UFC said, due to COVID-19 protocols. Murphy wrote Sunday on Twitter that she tested positive for
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1:45 AM ET If Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot was a look into the future of the UFC lightweight division, then that future looks awfully bright. Gamrot beat Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. But the result could have gone either
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12:18 AM ET UFC women’s flyweight contender Lauren Murphy had to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Miesha Tate at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas for undisclosed reasons, sources told ESPN. The UFC is seeking a new, short-notice opponent for Tate, sources said, but it’s unclear if she’ll compete on the card.
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11:46 PM ET ATLANTA — Stevie Ray needed to finish former UFC champion Anthony Pettis on Friday in order to make the 2022 PFL playoffs. Well, mission accomplished for the 32-year-old veteran. Ray (24-10) punched his ticket to the PFL playoffs with a rare finishing move against Pettis. The Scottish fighter tapped Pettis via modified
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