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4:19 PM ET For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, vaccinated UFC fighters will not be tested for COVID-19 during fight week. Fighters and their corner people who are fully vaccinated will not have to undergo COVID testing nor any quarantining at UFC 270 this week in Anaheim, California, UFC chief business officer Hunter
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7:43 PM ET UFC heavyweight fighter Carlos Felipe was suspended 18 months due to a positive drug test for a steroid, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced Tuesday. Felipe tested positive for the anabolic agent boldenone and its metabolites in relation to his UFC Fight Night co-main event with Andrei Arlovski on Oct. 16,
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7:59 PM ET Former UFC champion Miesha Tate will continue her comeback inside the Octagon in May — in a new weight class. The UFC has booked a 125-pound flyweight matchup between Tate and Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night on May 14, officials confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The promotion has not yet announced
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3:52 PM ET Police in Ireland are investigating an alleged attack on a bar owned by UFC superstar Conor McGregor, according to the establishment’s management. Management of the Black Forge Inn in Dublin said in a statement that the alleged attackers “made an unprovoked effort to inflict damage” on the upscale pub Wednesday night. Per
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11:04 PM ET Ranked middleweights Kelvin Gastelum and Nassourdine Imavov have agreed to meet at UFC 273 in April, according to multiple sources. The 185-pound contest will take place on April 9 at a location to be announced. Gastelum recently revealed on social media he’d signed a contract for his next bout, and additional sources
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11:58 AM ET UFC has added a strawweight bout between Mackenzie Dern and Tecia Torres to UFC 273 on April 5. Torres announced the bout via social media Wednesday, and UFC officials confirmed the 115-pound matchup to ESPN. The promotion has not announced a venue or main event for the pay-per-view. According to UFC’s official
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4:09 PM ET A welterweight grudge match between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington will headline UFC 272 on March 5, UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN on Tuesday. Contracts have not been signed for the 170-pound scrap, but the bout is nearly finalized, per Campbell. The UFC 272 pay-per-view will take place at
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1:30 PM ET Former UFC champion Max Holloway will not be able to challenge Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title in March after aggravating a prior injury Thursday, sources told ESPN. The setback occurred just days after Holloway, 30, accepted a trilogy bout against Volkanovski that was slated to headline UFC 272 on March 5
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1:13 PM ET The UFC is booking a heavyweight contest between Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa for its pay-per-view event next month, officials confirmed to ESPN. Contracts have not been signed, but the promotion is close to finalizing the matchup for UFC 271 on Feb. 12 in Houston. Lewis (26-8) is a former two-time title
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2:09 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a five-round main event between former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and rising contender Rafael Fiziev for Feb. 19, multiple sources told ESPN. Contracts have not been signed, but both sides have agreed to the matchup. The 155-pound contest will headline the UFC Fight Night event in Las
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