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Not yet vaccinated, Tai Tuivasa plans to make UFC Fight Night 198: ‘Rules are rules’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The U.S. vaccine mandate is far from ideal for Tai Tuivasa, but he’ll do what’s necessary to ensure that his fight isn’t jeopardized. Tuivasa (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) faces Augusto Sakai (15-3-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 198 on Nov. 20, which takes place at the UFC Apex …

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Video: Marvin Vettori taunts Paulo Costa at heated UFC Vegas 41 weigh-in staredown: ‘You lost to the f*cking scale’

Video: Marvin Vettori taunts Paulo Costa at heated UFC Vegas 41 weigh-in staredown: ‘You lost to the f*cking scale’

Marvin Vettori isn’t going to let Paulo Costa forget the hoops he made him jump through this week. “The Italian Dream” had to be held back from his UFC Vegas 41 main event counterpart by matchmaker Sean Shelby at Friday’s official weigh-in staredowns, with the bad blood already boiling due to their fight being changed …

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Jake Hadley reacts to Dana White offering UFC contract despite weight miss, disapproval of ‘upset’ matchmakers

Jake Hadley reacts to Dana White offering UFC contract despite weight miss, disapproval of ‘upset’ matchmakers

Jake Hadley got Dana White to break a long-standing rule and hopes to prove him right now that he’s a part of the roster. Hadley earned a contract on a recent episode of Dana White’s Contender Series with a second-round submission win over Mitch Raposo. The performance was certainly contract-worthy, but Hadley missed weight by …

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Zviad Lazishvili steps in on 3 days’ notice to fight Jonathan Martinez at UFC Vegas 41

Zviad Lazishvili steps in on 3 days’ notice to fight Jonathan Martinez at UFC Vegas 41

Another one of Saturday’s fights has been saved. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Damon Martin confirmed with sources with knowledge of the change that Zviad Lazishvili will step in on three days’ notice as a replacement for Aaron Phillips to fight Jonathan Martinez (13-4) at UFC Vegas 41. The change was first reported by mma.ideas. …

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Despite UFC records, Jim Miller still has one regret: ‘I know that I could’ve won the title’

Despite UFC records, Jim Miller still has one regret: ‘I know that I could’ve won the title’

Saturday’s UFC Vegas 40 event may have been lackluster, but there was still one lone bright spot for longtime fans of the sport: Jim Miller. At the age of 38, Miller stole the show with his highlight-reel knockout of Erick Gonzalez just 14 seconds into the second round. The win capped off Miller’s 38th appearance …

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Mike Winkeljohn: Holly Holm will fight in 2021, but snubbed by Miesha Tate

Mike Winkeljohn: Holly Holm will fight in 2021, but snubbed by Miesha Tate

Longtime Holly Holm coach Mike Winkeljohn is certain the former UFC bantamweight champion will return before the end of the year. Finding a suitable opponent remains the bigger challenge. According to Winkeljohn, a laundry list of top-tier opponents at 135 pounds have turned down Holm, the most recent of which was Miesha Tate, who defeated …

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Bellator 268 results: Vadim Nemkov taps Julius Anglickas, punches ticket to grand prix final

PHOENIX – Vadim Nemkov is still the light heavyweight champion. At Bellator 268, Nemkov (14-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) defeated tournament alternate Julius Anglickas (10-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) via submission (kimura) at 4:25 of Round 1. The event took place Saturday at Footprint Center. The main card aired on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie. Heavy …

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Corey Anderson on discussing past training sessions with Ryan Bader: ‘It’s gonna give everybody the fight they want’

Corey Anderson on discussing past training sessions with Ryan Bader: ‘It’s gonna give everybody the fight they want’

What happens in training, stays in training is the typical approach in the MMA landscape, but Corey Anderson has a method to his madness ahead of his bout with Ryan Bader at Bellator 268. The matchup between the former UFC contenders finally takes place inside the Bellator cage in the co-main event of Saturday’s event …

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Marvin Vettori still convinced he’s superior to UFC champ Israel Adesanya: ‘He wasn’t better at all’

Despite two losses to Israel Adesanya in head-to-head matchups, Marvin Vettori has no doubt he’s superior to the UFC middleweight champ. After losing a split decision to Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) in April 2018, Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) spent years claiming he should’ve won and he would solidify it in a rematch. He …

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ONE Championship video: Superbon blasts Giorgio Petrosyan with head kick

ONE Championship video: Superbon blasts Giorgio Petrosyan with head kick

It wasn’t enough for Superbon to claim ONE Championship gold. He had to do it by taking out one of the world’s best kickboxers in spectacular fashion. Superbon became ONE’s inaugural 145-pound kickboxing championship Friday at ONE Championship: First Strike in Kallang, Singapore, on Friday, nailing a sniper head kick on Giorgio Petrosyan in the …

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