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Jack Shore vs. Ricky Simon Set For July 16 UFC Event

A pair of top 15 bantamweights will collide in July one week before UFC London. Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have confirmed to Cageside Press that No. 12 ranked bantamweight Ricky Simon will fight No. 15 ranked...
Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez Denied Bail, Judge Declines To Consider TBI or CTE Claims By Defense

Cain Velasquez was denied bail for a second time on Monday morning, and will remain in jail awaiting trial. Velasquez’s defense team offered that their client would agree to a bail amount of $1 million, wearing of tracking technology, and...
Ashlee Evans-Smith

Ashlee Evans-Smith Hit with 14-Month Suspension by USADA for DHEA Use

UFC women's bantamweight fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith has been saddled with a 14-month suspension by USADA, following a pair of positive drug tests earlier this year. Evans-Smith (6-5), who has not competed since a November 2020 loss to Norma Dumont, tested...
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Michael Johnson Explains Why He Was In A Dark Place Prior to UFC Vegas...

Las Vegas, NV — Michael Johnson picked up a much-needed win at UFC Vegas 54, but he was in a dark hole for a while. On the verge of getting cut, Johnson came up big, knocking out Alan Patrick in...
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Bellator 281’s Simon Biyong on Immigration Controversy: “Nobody Wants to Leave Their Home”

Light heavyweight Simon Biyong has had to overcome a lot of adversity in his fighting career. In his Bellator MMA debut, he lost to Christian Edwards, then suffered an injury that kept him out of action for nearly a year....
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UFC Vegas 54’s Katlyn Chookagian: “Evolving” Women’s Flyweight Division Now More Interesting

Las Vegas, NV — After staving off Amanda Ribas, who made the move up from strawweight for the fight, Katlyn Chookagian is in a good place. Chookagian (18-4) has now won four straight fights, with the latest being the first...
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UFC Vegas 54: Davey Grant Wants Quick Knockouts, Not Fight Of The Night

Las Vegas, NV - Sees like every time we see UFC bantamweight Davey Grant in the octagon it's as part of a war on the main card. Grant delivered once again when he defeated Louis Smolka via knockout at...
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UFC Vegas 54: Ryan Spann Wants Time Off to Work On “Mental Side of...

Las Vegas, NV — It was quick, it was turbulent, and ultimately, Ryan Spann walked away with a submission win against Ion Cutelaba in the UFC Vegas 54 co-main event. But to hear Spann tell it afterwards, he still has...
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UFC Vegas 54: Manuel Torres Surprised By Stoppage, Reveals ‘El Loco’ Nickname

Las Vegas, NV - There are a lot of ways a UFC debut can go, but to finish someone in devastating fashion may be the best case scenario. Lightweight Manuel Torres made a huge statement with his TKO win...
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Tony Kelley Responds to Racism Accusations, Blames Cancel Culture

One of the low points of a generally entertaining UFC Vegas 54 card on Saturday came from Andrea "KGB" Lee's corner. Lee had a strong opening round against Brazil's Viviane Araujo, landing a thunderous head kick that knocked Araujo to...

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Bellator 281: Kana Watanabe Survives Illegal Kick, Submits Denise Kielholtz

A pair of women's flyweight contenders faced off at Bellator 281 in London Friday, in a fight that pitted the #2 and #3 fighters...