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When Holly Holm faced Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in 2015, few gave “The Preacher’s Daughter” a chance. After all, Rousey was thought to be the best female fighter in mixed martial arts history. She had never lost in 12 professional fights and most were first-round stoppages. Everything you need to know about UFC 219,
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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros are close to finalizing a welterweight match that will headline UFC Fight Night: Austin on Feb. 18, sources confirmed to ESPN. The bout, featuring two of the most exciting fighters in the organization, was first reported by MMAFighting.com. Cerrone (32-10-1) is coming off three consecutive losses, the most recent
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2:29 PM ET ESPN staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment UFC 219, taking place Saturday, Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, features two of the most anticipated fights of the year. Headlining the night is a women’s featherweight title bout between Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Holly Holm. Cyborg (18-1) has not lost since
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UFC bantamweight contender John Lineker has withdrawn from Saturday’s UFC 219 fight against Jimmie Rivera because of a tooth infection, according to a report by MMAFighting.com. The fight had been scheduled for the main card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which will be headlined by a women’s featherweight title bout between Cris “Cyborg” Justino
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UFC bantamweight contender John Lineker has withdrawn from Saturday’s UFC 219 fight against Jimmie Rivera. Lineker, who is ESPN’s No. 5-ranked bantamweight, was forced to pull out because of a tooth infection and underwent surgery Wednesday, according to a report by MMAFighting.com. The UFC announced that a lightweight bout between Dan Hooker and Marc Diakiese
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The UFC sent a 17-page document titled “UFC Promotional Guidelines” to its entire roster Friday, and it included the company’s latest standards for promotional responsibilities and outfitting. Likely to catch athletes’ attention is an alteration to the payment structure of the outfitting policy, which went into effect in 2015 after the UFC signed a six-year
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