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UFC 270 post-fight bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 3 wins ‘Fight of the Night’

UFC 270 post-fight bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 3 wins ‘Fight of the Night’

A trilogy fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno that left many pondering a fourth meeting was the “Fight of the Night” winner at UFC 270. After five competitive rounds, Figueiredo was declared the winner via unanimous 48-47 scores, putting the UFC flyweight title back around his waist after he lost it this past year …

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Video: Francis Ngannou’s head coach argues that Ciryl Gane is a more dangerous opponent than Jon Jones

Video: Francis Ngannou’s head coach argues that Ciryl Gane is a more dangerous opponent than Jon Jones

When Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic to become UFC heavyweight champion, all the attention for his next opponent shifted to two likely options: Derrick Lewis or Jon Jones. At the time, Lewis was riding a four-fight win streak and held a win over Ngannou, albeit in a very lackluster outing from both heavyweights. Then …

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LFA 122 results: Charles Johnson retains title in all-time, all-action classic against Carlos Mota

When Charles Johnson and Carlos Mota stepped into the LFA cage, they put on a fight for the ages. The LFA 122 main event Friday toed the line between a high-level, technical striking match and an all-out-wild brawl. Johnson (11-2) finished Mota (6-1) with punches at 0:45 of Round 5 to retain the LFA flyweight …

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UFC 270 weigh-in video live now

UFC 270 weigh-in video live now

At the UFC 270 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Anaheim, Calif,, are set to step on the scale Friday, and MMA Fighting will have live weigh-in video, which can be seen above. In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane can weigh no more than …

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Deiveson Figueiredo vows to ‘take off Brandon Moreno’s head’ for Henry Cejudo

Deiveson Figueiredo vows to ‘take off Brandon Moreno’s head’ for Henry Cejudo

Deiveson Figueiredo has a unique gesture of gratitude ready for Henry Cejudo. In preparation for his trilogy bout with Brandon Moreno at UFC 270 this Saturday, Figueiredo trained with Cejudo, an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and a former UFC champion at both 125 and 135 pounds. If Figueiredo can avenge his previous loss …

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UFC 270 betting: Gane an advantage

On résumé alone, it’s Francis Ngannou by a landslide over Ciryl Gane. In their battle for the heavyweight title on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, it’s Ngannou who has the big names on his résumé. Though Gane deconstructed Derrick Lewis perfectly in capturing the interim heavyweight title, …

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Deiveson Figueiredo expects new teammate Jon Jones to beat Ciryl Gane for UFC belt in 2022

Deiveson Figueiredo expects new teammate Jon Jones to beat Ciryl Gane for UFC belt in 2022

Deiveson Figueiredo and Jon Jones recently began training with Henry Cejudo in Arizona, and the Brazilian ex-champ expects both to capture UFC gold in 2022. Ahead of his UFC 270 trilogy with 125-pound titleholder Brandon Moreno on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., Figueiredo spoke highly of his relationship with Jones. He told Trocação Franca the former …

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Giga Chikadze after UFC on ESPN 32 loss: I beat Calvin Kattar nine out of 10 times

Giga Chikadze acknowledges his mistakes at UFC on ESPN 32 but thinks he beats Calvin Kattar any other time they fight. Chikadze (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) lost a lopsided unanimous decision to Kattar (23-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in the main event of this past Saturday’s card, marking the Georgian’s first promotional loss. Chikadze got off …

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Merab Dvalishvili shares picture of ‘badly injured’ clavicle, no surgery required

Merab Dvalishvili shares picture of ‘badly injured’ clavicle, no surgery required

Merab Dvalishvili received some good news after suffering an injury to start 2022. The surging UFC bantamweight revealed Saturday that he “badly injured” his clavicle bone, but will not require surgery. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed the news with Dvalishvili’s management, who added that there is no timetable yet for the fighter’s recovery. “Badly injured …

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Chad Mendes to make BKFC debut against ‘Famez’ at KnuckleMania 2

Chad Mendes to make BKFC debut against ‘Famez’ at KnuckleMania 2

Chad Mendes has an opponent for his bare-knuckle boxing debut. The three-time UFC featherweight title challenger will fight Joshuah Alvarez a.k.a. “Famez” at the BKFC’s upcoming KnuckleMania 2 event, which takes place on Feb. 19 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Mendes’ debut opponent was announced by the BKFC on Friday …

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