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It has been a long and twisty road for the UFC to arrive at Saturday’s welterweight title fight in Dallas between champion Tyron Woodley and unbeaten Darren Till. First the promotion and the fans had to go through the unfulfilled expectation of Woodley facing No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos … then a fruitless campaign
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Antonina Shevchenko, the older sister of UFC women’s flyweight title hopeful Valentina Shevchenko, will make her UFC debut on The Ultimate Fighter Finale card Nov. 30 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN. Shevchenko will face Ashlee Evans-Smith in a fight that will take place at 125 pounds, sources said. Nicco Montaño will enter her first
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When Nicco Montaño enters the Octagon at UFC 228 for the co-main event against Valentina Shevchenko, she’ll do so as the inaugural women’s flyweight champion. But her first title defense is notable for another reason: she’s a massive betting underdog, despite possessing the belt. It’s an unusual position for the betting market to give very
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7:25 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is traumatized by April’s bus attack in Brooklyn by Conor McGregor, according to her coach, who said she “doesn’t leave her house.” Trevor Wittman, head trainer at Grudge Training Center in Colorado, said during an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Tuesday that Namajunas
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LAS VEGAS — The state of Nevada dropped a pending criminal case against UFC welterweight Nick Diaz on Thursday morning, according to Diaz’s attorney, Ross Goodman. Diaz, of Stockton, California, had faced three felony charges and a misdemeanor charge stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in May. In a statement to ESPN, Goodman said
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