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3:34 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Sean Strickland to headline an event in February, sources told ESPN on Friday. Contracts have not yet been signed for the 185-pound contest that will serve as the main event at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 5, but they should be
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8:00 AM ET Some fighters burst onto the scene, establishing themselves with out-of-nowhere achievements and confidence beyond their years. Others build slowly and steadily from a young age. ESPN’s third annual ranking of the top 25 MMA fighters under the age of 25 features prospects who could define the sport’s future as well as some
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5:37 PM ET The UFC has released former interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee from its active roster, Lee’s management confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. According to Lee’s manager, Marquel Martin, the 29-year-old had multiple fights left on his contract, but the UFC elected to terminate the agreement. Lee (18-7) is currently serving a six-month
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6:02 PM ET Conor McGregor for the first time has given fans some insight into the timetable for his return to the Octagon. The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion tweeted Saturday that he will be cleared to return to MMA sparring by April. And after that, McGregor wrote, “a return will be imminent.” The
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10:53 AM ET UFC lightweights Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev have agreed to meet on Feb 26, manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN. The 155-pound, five-round contest will headline a UFC Fight Night, said Abdelaziz, who managers both fighters. The promotion has not yet announced a location for that event. “I don’t like it when two
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12:54 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Cris Cyborg just keeps rolling along. The Bellator women’s featherweight champion was as dominant as ever in defending her belt for the third time, knocking out Sinead Kavanagh in the first round of the Bellator 271 main event on Friday night in Hollywood, Florida. This fight looked like most of
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9:22 PM ET Miesha Tate‘s highly anticipated comeback run has been upended. Ketlen Vieira defeated Tate, one of the most popular women’s fighters in MMA history, via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. Vieira used her counter-punching and length to win the standup
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8:00 AM ET Four months removed from a devastating leg injury against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, Conor McGregor has begun his public campaign to line up his next opponent inside the Octagon. Unlike previous efforts, however, this latest push has been broader in scope. As he sat injured in the cage back in July,
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