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8:38 AM ET Clay Collard will try to continue his march toward a PFL title on June 17, when he takes on Alexander Martinez in Atlanta. PFL officials announced the lightweight matchup Wednesday. The event, which takes place at OTE Arena, marks the second round of regular-season action. Collard (21-9) is on a mission in
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Alistair Overeem never captured UFC gold, despite all those Stipe tapped! conspiracy theories, but “Demolition Man” remains one of the most decorated heavyweight combatants of his era, thanks to championship titles in DREAM, K-1, and Strikeforce. Which is why a battle-tested warrior like Overeem would never sully his name in the “lame” and “stupid” world
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Welcome to Midnight Mania! After scoring a blistering front kick knockout win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274, one thing is certain: Michael Chandler has options. The former Bellator kingpin lined himself up for nothing but major scraps in his post-fight interview, calling for a title shot or Conor McGregor. Since then, Chandler has also
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Cain Velasquez will remain behind bars. The former UFC heavyweight champion was denied bail — again — by Judge Shelyna Brown during Monday’s hearing at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose, Calif., part of an ongoing attempted murder case that is expected to resume with a plea hearing in June. But
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11:48 AM ET The two-sport plan for WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Claressa Shields over the next 18 months is starting to take shape, but it’s no longer clear whether it will include an undisputed middleweight title fight against WBO champion Savannah Marshall. Shields told ESPN on Tuesday that a possible fight with Marshall,
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To the chagrin of many, Logan Storley is the new Bellator interim welterweight champion. Storley emerged victorious this past Friday in the Bellator 281 headliner against Michael Page by earning a split decision from the judges with scores of 48-47, 47-48 and 49-46. Afterward, Storley was criticized for the way he won – by leaning
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9:50 PM ET Aleksandar Rakic tore the ACL in his right knee in a UFC Fight Night main event loss to Jan Blachowicz last Saturday in Las Vegas, Rakic’s manager Marcelo Brigadeiro confirmed to ESPN on Monday evening. Early in the third round, Rakic took a step back following a Blachowicz combination. When Rakic planted
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