Month: December 2021

RIZIN and Bellator have co-promoted multiple times in the past, at one point creating an opportunity for Kyoji Horiguchi to become a two-company champion. Roberto Satoshi, a champion in Japan, also wants in. The jiu-jitsu ace is scheduled to defend his lightweight title at RIZIN’s New Years Eve show in Saitama, rematching former Shooto titleholder
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4:38 PM ET The UFC has booked a flyweight matchup between Askar Askarov and Kai Kara-France to a UFC Fight Night on March 26, sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The 125-pound contest will likely produce the UFC’s next flyweight title challenger, although the promotion has not officially made that distinction. The UFC has also
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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Julianna Peña has issued a challenge for those who continue to doubt and discredit her title-winning performance at UFC 269. At the final pay-per-view of 2021, Peña finally had her long-awaited clash with then-two-division titleholder Amanda Nunes. Having dominantly reigned over both the bantamweight and featherweight classes for years, most expected
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The sports world lost a giant earlier today (Tues., Dec. 28, 2022) as one of the biggest names in National Football League (NFL) history, John Madden, suddenly passed away at the age of 85. The Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster was synonymous with the NFL, winning Super Bowl XI in 1977 with the the
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Dana White doesn’t plan to send Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal to the squared circle to fight Jake Paul while they’re under UFC contract, but the UFC president has a different challenge for the undefeated boxer. Paul improved to 5-0 as a professional with a devastating sixth-round KO of Tyron Woodley earlier this month —
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By Farah Hannoun | December 28, 2021 4:00 pm ET Stephen Thompson has no intention of calling it a career after his recent loss to Belal Muhammad. Thompson (16-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC) dropped a lopsided unanimous decision to Muhammad in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 199, marking his second straight loss. It was the
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Jun 29, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Francis Ngannou (red gloves) before his bout against Junior Dos Santos (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports The UFC and their heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou are not any closer to agreeing on a new contract, as both sides remain in
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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is not ready to retire from combat sports despite a dreadful 1-4 run dating back to summer 2019, which includes consecutive knockout losses in his last two fights. Perhaps “The Answer” to his recent struggles is back surgery. Edgar underwent a microdiscectomy earlier this month to remove a portion
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UFC middleweight Sean Strickland talks to MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn and Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas and discusses his Feb. 5 main event vs. Jack Hermansson, Israel Adesanya and more. Visit us on the web: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com Part of the USA TODAY network: http://www.usatoday.com Be sure to subscribe to our channel to get the latest MMA
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Credit: ONE Championship In January, ONE Championship will crown an interim heavyweight king following a contract dispute with current champion Arjan Bhullar. On Monday, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the news of a planned Jan. 28 matchup between unbeaten heavyweight standouts Anatoly Malykhin (10-0) and Kirill Grishenko (5-0). The news came as a surprise since
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