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UFC 253: William Knight Says Being Hit “Wakes Me Up”

After spending the past year on a developmental deal following his first fight on Dana White's Contender Series, new UFC light heavyweight William Knight has started 2020 in a big way. Three wins this calendar year, including a second...
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UFC 253: Juan Espino Ready for Second Bout on Fight Island

Nearly two years removed from winning The Ultimate Fighter 28 at heavyweight, Juan Espino finally returned to the octagon at UFC 253. His fight Saturday night was just the eleventh of his career, which at 39 years of age is...
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UFC 253: Ludovit Klein on Debut, Missing Weight

Excluding having missed weight for the fight, Ludovit Klein's UFC debut was everything the fighter could have wanted. Coming in on short notice at UFC 253 against Shane Young, Klein (17-2), a promising featherweight prospect from Slovakia, finished the fight...
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UFC 253: Ketlen Vieira Believes Eubanks Win Should Land Her in Top Five

After a loss in her last outing and a lengthy layoff, Ketlen Vieira (11-1) was "very happy" to get a win over Sijara Eubanks at UFC 253. The bantamweight bout, which went down Saturday on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi,...
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UFC 253: Danilo Marques Addresses Fence Grabs in Ibragimov Fight

Newcomer Danilo Marques picked up a unanimous decision win in his debut at UFC 253. It was a clear-cut victory for the Brazilian, but not without some controversy, thanks to multiple fence grabs by opponent Khadis Ibragimov going unpunished. Not...
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UFC 253: Hakeem Dawodu Wants Top 10 Opponent, December Return

Coming out of UFC 253, Canadian featherweight "Mean" Hakeem Dawodu is now on a five-fight win streak. After starting his career in the WSOF, Dawodu (12-1-1) made the jump to the UFC in 2018, and after dropping his debut,...
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Brandon Royval Took Inspiration from Nick Diaz Highlights Ahead of UFC 253

Brandon Royval has gone from being the awkward new kid at school, to the big man on campus, following UFC 253. Well, not exactly. "Not at all," Royval (12-4) corrected with a laugh, speaking post-fight to Cageside Press in a...
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Dana White in the Dark on McGregor-Pacquiao Boxing Match

Following a successful finish to UFC 253, that saw three straight bonus-winning fights to end the show, a few things are clear: Brandon Royval is a heck of a fun fighter and a future potential star at flyweight Israel...
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Pros React To Israel Adesanya Dismantling Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa headlined UFC 253 on pay-per-view (PPV) from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi earlier tonight. The pair competed for the UFC middleweight championship, with "Stylebender" putting his 185-pound crown up for grabs yet again. Adesanya and Costa...
Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya, UFC 253

UFC 253 Results: Israel Adesanya Ignores Mind Games, Dominantes Paulo Costa

The main event of UFC 253 had Israel Adesanya set to answer a number of questions. Coming off a less-than-thrilling win over Yoel Romero in which the champ was heavily criticized, it was time to prove once again that...