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May 7, 2022 A pair of UFC title fights have been slated to co-headline the promotion’s annual International Fight Week on July 2 in Las Vegas. The UFC announced on Saturday that middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will seek his fifth title defense against Jared Cannonier. Also, a long-anticipated featherweight trilogy between Alexander Volkanovski and Max
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3:38 PM ET The UFC has rebooked a lightweight bout between fan favorites Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Joe Lauzon for June 18, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The fight was supposed to take place last weekend, at UFC 274 in Phoenix. Both lightweights made weight on Friday, but the bout was postponed on the day
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May 7, 2022 PHOENIX — The UFC’s Hall of Fame will welcome former two-weight champion Daniel Cormier into its wings this summer. The UFC announced Cormier’s looming induction into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Cormier, 43, was working the commentary booth at UFC 274 inside the Footprint Center and got caught by surprise. Born
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May 7, 2022 PHOENIX — Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone‘s return to the Octagon will have to wait. The 39-year-old veteran was scheduled to return from a one-year layoff on Saturday, in a lightweight bout against Joe Lauzon at UFC 274 inside Footprint Center. Cerrone (36-16) was pulled from the bout hours before, however, because of food
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1:17 AM ET PHOENIX — Charles Oliveira isn’t the official champion. But he’s the champion. Oliveira, under extremely difficult circumstances, submitted Justin Gaethje via rear-naked choke just 3:22 into the first round of their lightweight battle at UFC 274 inside Footprint Center. Oliveira (33-8) was scheduled to defend his title against Gaethje (23-4) at UFC
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12:54 AM ET PHOENIX — Rose Namajunas lost her UFC strawweight championship Saturday. Carla Esparza didn’t exactly take it, though. In one of the most bizarre title fights in UFC history, Esparza (19-6) upset Namajunas (11-5) via split decision in the co-main event of UFC 274 inside Footprint Center. Two judges scored the fight for
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May 6, 2022 PHOENIX — One of the UFC’s most popular and dynamic weight classes takes center stage on Saturday, with Charles Oliveira (32-8) preparing to step into the Octagon against Justin Gaethje (23-3) in the main event UFC 274 inside Footprint Center. However, Oliveira missed weight on Friday, resulting in him getting stripped of
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12:39 AM ET Two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison is a notoriously harsh critic of her own performances, and that trend continued once again on Friday. Harrison (13-0) extended her undefeated record with a dominant unanimous decision over Marina Mokhnatkina (6-2) inside the Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas. In doing so, Harrison kicked off her 2022
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3:27 PM ET PHOENIX — Charles Oliveira will be stripped of the UFC lightweight championship after missing weight Friday at the UFC 274 weigh-ins. Oliveira came at 155.5 pounds, a half-pound over the limit for a lightweight title fight. As a result, the title is now considered vacant — and Saturday night, only his opponent,
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10:13 PM ET The UFC is targeting a lightweight main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev on July 9, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Contracts have not been signed, but the UFC is close to finalizing the 155-pound fight. It will headline UFC Fight Night at a location to be determined. This will
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10:04 AM ET The UFC is finalizing a heavyweight bout between former interim champion Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa on Sept. 3, officials confirmed to ESPN. Both sides have agreed to the matchup, per the UFC. The bout will headline a UFC Fight Night; an official location has not been announced, but the event has
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