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Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir Announced as UFC Fight Island 6 Co-Main Event

The UFC's October 17 card, which clocks in as UFC Fight Island 6, has a co-main event. On Thursday, UFC officials announced via social media that Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov would serve as the penultimate fight of the...
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Tai Tuivasa Back Against Stefan Struve at UFC 254

Despite his release having been confirmed earlier this year, heavyweight Tai Tuivasa is set to return to the octagon. At UFC 254, the Australian fighter will take on the towering Stefan Struve. https://twitter.com/UFC_AUSNZ/status/1309077619120332800 UFC officials announced the news via social media...
Robbie Lawler and Neil Magny, UFC Vegas 8

Robbie Lawler vs. Mike Perry Targeted for UFC 255

UFC welterweights Robbie Lawler and Mike Perry are scheduled to collide in what promises to be a banger this November. ESPN's Ariel Helwani was first to report on Thursday that Lawler (28-15, 1NC) and Perry (14-6) would face off at...
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UFC 253: Brandon Royval on the Struggle to Accept That He Belongs At the...

After picking up a huge win in his UFC debut against Tim Elliott, Brandon Royval (11-4) returns for his sophomore outing at UFC 253 on "Fight Island" this weekend. And he's still just a little bit on cloud nine. "Unbelievable....
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UFC 253: Zubaira Tukhugov Discusses Dawodu Fight, Not Being on Khabib Card

Zubaira Tukhugov rose to infamy in the UFC not because of his in-cage abilities, but because of his antics at UFC 229. The Russian fighter, a member of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's entourage, was caught on camera assaulting Conor...
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UFC 253: Paulo Costa “Insecure” According to Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya came across UFC 253 opponent Paulo Costa in a hotel hallway recently. Pretty much a non-event: no fireworks, at least. But the encounter resulted in a simple takeaway on his opponent: "He's insecure." Speaking at a virtual media...
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UFC 253: Dominick Reyes “Righting a Wrong” in “First Title Defense” This Weekend

Dominick Reyes says he will be "righting a wrong" this weekend at UFC 253. There, he'll take on Jan Blachowicz, with the vacant UFC light heavyweight title on the line. Reyes (12-1) suffered the first defeat of his career when...
Sarah Alpar and Jessica-Rose Clark, UFC Vegas 11

UFC Vegas 11 Suspensions: Lots of Breaks

UFC Vegas 11 brought the pain and as a result there will be a few breaks for the fighters involved (puns intended all around). The worst of the suspensions hit at the six month mark, but as usual, can...
Brad Katona, UFC

TUF 27 Winner Brad Katona Returns at EMC 6 on October 31

Canadian bantamweight Brad Katona, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 27 (at featherweight), will return to the cage next month. Katona has signed on with the rising Elite MMA Championship, and will face Stipe Brcic at EMC 6. The event takes...
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Patricio Pitbull vs. Pedro Carvalho Lands on Bellator 251 in November

Bellator's featherweight grand prix will continue, with champion Patricio Pitbull making his next title defense in November. That will come in a previously scheduled pairing with Pedro Carvalho — originally booked for Bellator 241 back in March. When the coronavirus...

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UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC 253 marked the return of the Ultimate Fighting Championship to "Fight Island" in a big way. After a successful stint in Abu Dhabi in...