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Justin Gaethje made his resume not just one of the best in the lightweight division, but in all of the UFC after he finished Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Vancouver on Saturday night. The win gives Gaethje his third consecutive win by first round finish – the last two of which have
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Filling in on five days’ notice and fighting up a weight class, Vancouver’s Tristan Connelly thrilled his hometown fans with a Rocky-esque performance in upsetting Brazilian welterweight Michel Pereira. Scores were 29-28 and 29-27 twice for Connelly, now 14-6. Para’s Pereira falls to 23-10, 2 NC. After dancing on the way to the Octagon and
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“There’s a wave of up-and-comers that are going to clear house and take over the division,” Crute said. “There’s a lot of legends and guys that have been around for a while that are on their way out. I’m happy to be a part of the new wave of light heavyweights that are coming through
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LAS VEGAS – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced that it is expanding its long-time partnership with Toyo Tires to launch a new annual end-of-year awards program that recognizes UFC’s top fighters, performances and moments. UFC Honors, Presented by Toyo Tires, will comprise a variety of categories within two groups, including: UFC
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“I’m looking forward to getting there and put all the work, everything I trained this past camp, together and show the people everything I’ve been doing,” he said. “I think I improved a lot this time, especially mentally, and I’m really happy and I want to see that in the fight because it’s working really
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“For sure there’s a bit of jitters, but I felt like the only ones that were bringing the jitters were most of the media guys,” he laughs. “They’re saying, ‘Why aren’t you nervous,’ ‘You should be nervous,’ ‘Everyone’s nervous in your situation,’ and I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m all good.’ I have the mentality that you
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This weekend at UFC Vancouver, we get Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who happens to be both a lightweight and a BMF. Cerrone returns to the Octagon for the first time since his loss via doctor stoppage to Tony Ferguson at UFC 238. The goal is to defeat Justin Gaethje and get back in the win column
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USADA announced today that Dmitrii Smoliakov, of Kaliningrad, Russia, has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for prohibited substances. Smoliakov, 37, tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) and intact human chorionic gonadtrophin (hCG) as the result of urine samples he provided out-of-competition on April 22, 2019
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That fight, like his last appearance inside the UFC cage, ended in a submission loss, as the Polish contender secured a second-round arm-triangle choke victory, spoiling Krylov’s return to the Octagon and first opportunity to compete in Russia on the biggest stage in the sport. “I was very disappointed with my previous performance because I
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The loss to Dvalishvili hasn’t knocked Katona from his perch as Canada’s top UFC hopeful, but it has upped the ante on his bout against Azure this weekend in Vancouver. The bantamweight division is deeper than it has ever been and the level of talent competing in the 135-pound weight class continues to rise, with
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The owner of the fastest knockout in the history of the UFC heavyweight division hasn’t competed in four years, as myriad injuries and illnesses have left the 33-year-old sidelined since July 2015. Once one of the most hyped prospects in the sport, Duffee is now a massive question mark as he readies to make his
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Speaking of consistent performers flying under the radar, Belal Muhammad has fit into that category in the stacked welterweight division, but with the crowd in Abu Dhabi firmly in his corner, the Chicago product scored his first submission victory, capping off a stellar effort with a third-round finish of Takashi Sato. Solid everywhere the fight
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Nurmagomedov has it. So does Poirier. That’s why this is one of the biggest fights of 2019. And the 30-year-old expects nothing less from his second title defense in the UAE. “It’s gonna be a good, tough fight for me too because he has good experience, more than 20 fights in the UFC, but he
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“Just hearing the crowd roar, chanting my name…it was honestly surreal. It’s humbling out here.” Throughout fight week, no fighter was more in the moment than Belal Muhammad. Fighting in his ancestral Middle East for the first time, he basked in the hospitality and good vibes from friend and stranger alike, and referred to them
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Khabib Nurmagomedov def Dustin Poirier by submission due to a Rear Naked Choke at 2:06 in Round 3 No fighter gets to 28-0 without being one of the best in the world, but after a third round submission win over Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242, undisputed UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
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“When I decided to be a world champion was when I was sitting in the basement of a house that had a leaky basement,” Miletich said. “I had to leave college early to take care of my mother. I was derailed, basically in what I wanted to pursue in life. So, when I decided to
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