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2:09 PM ET James Krause, the MMA coach at the center of a UFC betting controversy, is barred from attending or cornering any fighters at the Fighting Alliance Championship event on Friday in Independence, Missouri, sources told ESPN. Krause-trained fighters Gauge Young, Gina Mazany and Alexa Culp are on the card for FAC 17. The
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UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has shared a positive update after being in the hospital for two days due to an infection. Top contender in the UFC lightweight division, Dustin Poirier has found himself in poor health of late. Coming off of his UFC 281 win over Michael Chandler, Poirier had been dealing with a staff infection
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UFC 283 is rounding out as 2022 comes to a close. MMA Mania’s Alex Behunin confirmed today (Tues., Dec. 6, 2022) that a Bantamweight clash between Cody Stamann (20-5-1) and Luan Luiz Lacerda (12-1) is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 283 on Jan. 21, 2023. This past June 2022, Stamann snapped a
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All signs point to Henry Cejudo coming out of retirement and walking straight into a title shot after UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling said last week “it’s the fight that’s gonna happen next.” Sterling originally didn’t show much interest in a matchup with Cejudo, saying it didn’t “move” him and that he would rather take
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8:28 PM ET TJ Dillashaw, one of the top bantamweight fighters in the history of MMA, has retired from the UFC, Dillashaw’s agent Tiki Ghosn confirmed to ESPN on Monday. Dillashaw, a former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, went into his title challenge against bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280 in October with a bad
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Conor McGregor has named two potential opponents for when he makes his eventual return to the UFC. McGregor is nearing a potential return to the Octagon after a long hiatus with his leg injury. Against Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor shattered his leg and required extensive surgery and recovery. McGregor doesn’t have any shortage of
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9:19 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim “There’s an enticing aura of unpredictability surrounding the main event of UFC 282.” That was the opening line in my original draft of this story. I wrote it shortly before Thanksgiving, figuring I’d smartly get a jump on assessing the final Octagon pay-per-view of the year. Who knew the unpredictability
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Larissa Pacheco has become one of the greatest success stories in the history of Professional Fighters League (PFL). The 28-year-old knockout artist helped kick off the promotion in its first year after rebranding from its period as World Series of Fighting (WSOF). A Bantamweight prospect during her time with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2014
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UFC 282 airs on Saturday December 10th. And while the last pay-per-view of the year certainly isn’t packed from top to bottom like some other events, there’s some interesting stories to be told in the new Countdown to UFC 282 show that was just released on YouTube. UFC 282 was originally set to feature Jiri
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4:31 PM ET Kevin Holland broke the third, fourth and fifth metacarpal bones in his right hand early in a loss to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Orlando, Florida, Holland’s manager, Oren Hodak, told ESPN on Sunday. The injury came when Holland landed a right cross
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