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UFC 254: Dana White Believes Khabib Is Truly Retired

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Fighters retire and return like clockwork in MMA. But given the loss of Khabib Nurmagomedov's father, and his promise to his mother that UFC 254 would be his final fight, it feels like this one...
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UFC 254 Bonuses: Khabib Nurmagomedov Earns Performance Award in Final Fight

In what now appears to be the final fight in his professional career, lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov earned a Performance of the Night award at UFC 254. "The Eagle" put on another strong showing in the main event of the...
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UFC 254: Miranda Maverick Wants PhD, World Title Within Two Years

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Making a successful debut on Fight Island, Miranda Maverick got to show a bit more of her game at UFC 254. Against Georgia's Liana Jojua, the debuting Invicta FC flyweight proved she has the skills on...
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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Post-Fight Press Conference

The UFC's return to Fight Island, which took up part of September and most of October, came to a close Saturday with UFC 254. A card built around a single, compelling fight: the lightweight title unification bout between interim...
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Jon Anik Recounts “Anxiety-Filled” Experience Ahead of UFC 254

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Veteran UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik is nine years into his tenure with the promotion, but the latest stint on Fight Island has been a new experience. One he almost didn't have. A positive COVID-19 test...
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UFC Fight Island “A New Benchmark Worldwide” For Sporting Events During Pandemic

Abu Dhabi, UAE — Nour Al Harmoodi is the associate project manager on Fight Island. Which means she has been witness to all the excitement, craziness, and triumph of the UFC's return to Abu Dhabi. It also means she's well...
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UFC: Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Booked for Dec. 19 Main Event

The UFC will be back in Las Vegas on December 19 and headlining the card will be top prospect Khamzat Chimaev against third-ranked contender Leon Edwards. Khamzat Chimaev continues his siege on the UFC and he's drawn one of the...
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UFC 254: Javier Mendez Believes Conor McGregor, Not Justin Gaethje, Khabib’s Toughest Test

Abu Dhabi, UAE — American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez has one of his star pupils in action Saturday. And ahead of UFC 254, much has been made about Justin Gaethje being Khabib Nurmagomedov's toughest test to date. As Khabib's...
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Video: UFC 254 Weigh-In and Face-Offs

UFC 254 will go down Saturday (with prelims starting at 10:15 AM ET), and as of Friday's official weigh-in, the card is set. Khabib Nurmagomedov opened the affair, stepping on the scale first and hitting championship weight, albeit behind...
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UFC 254: Can Justin Gaethje End the Reign of Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Justin Gaethje is better equipped than anyone who's come before, but is it enough to shock a legend in the making in current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254? https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1318961244137787393?s=20 More so than any other year, there is an air of...

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Welcome to the UFC: Shavkat Rakhmonov

UFC 254 is a go, with weigh-ins for the event going down early Friday. The card is headlined by the reigning lightweight champ Khabib...