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It’s been a unique 12 months in the history of mixed martial arts. And that’s putting it mildly. The UFC’s biggest star, lightweight champion Conor McGregor, didn’t make a single appearance — at least in his own sport. He did make his professional boxing debut, against an all-time great in Floyd Mayweather. It was a
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LAS VEGAS — Cris Cyborg dominated overmatched opponents for so many years, it became hard to tell how she’d respond to a competitive fight. She responded incredibly well to one on Saturday. Cyborg (19-1) recorded her first defense of the UFC’s featherweight championship on Saturday, defeating former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm via unanimous decision at
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LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov appears to be on the verge of taking over the UFC’s lightweight division. Again. Nurmagomedov (25-0) remained perfect at UFC 219 on Saturday, as he thoroughly manhandled Edson Barboza (19-5) in a unanimous decision. The 155-pound contest served as the co-main event inside T-Mobile Arena. Judges appropriately scored the contest
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A middleweight bout between former title challenger Yoel Romero and David Branch has been added to UFC Fight Night on Feb. 24 in Orlando. UFC officials confirmed the three-round 185-pound matchup to the Orlando Sentinel on Friday. Romero (12-2) hasn’t fought since he came up short against Robert Whittaker in an interim title fight at
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The UFC’s 2017 schedule comes to an end Saturday with UFC 219 in Las Vegas. A featherweight title fight between defending champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Holly Holm will headline. It’s the biggest fight to make, currently, in female mixed martial arts — by a long shot. In the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov returns from
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LAS VEGAS — UFC president Dana White says “there is no status” on Georges St-Pierre‘s future, following his recent decision to vacate the UFC’s middleweight championship. St-Pierre, 36, claimed the 185-pound title by submitting Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in early November. It was St-Pierre’s first fight since 2013. The Canadian star vacated the title
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