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Ben Askren isn’t sure about Khamzat Chimaev just yet

2020 has been a trying year for MMA. The coronavirus pandemic hit the sport hard earlier this year, forcing events to shut down for a month. Even after the UFC got up and running again, the pandemic continues to play havoc with the UFC’s scheduled, forcing fight cancellations and changes on an almost weekly basis. […]

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Facing five-fight skid, Donald Cerrone declares ‘I’m going to leave when I’m done – I don’t ever want walking papers’

Fans have never had to question whether Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone wanted to fight. But as his losses have piled up, there are questions about how long he can. Facing a five-fight skid, Cerrone made it known before UFC Vegas 11 that he – and not his promoter – wants be the one to retire when […]

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What the Heck, Episode 25: Mike Rodriguez, Kevin Croom, Kevin Holland and Brandon Royval

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with Kevin Croom (4:28) to recap his memorable 31-second submission win over Roosevelt Roberts in his UFC debut debut at UFC Vegas 10 this past Saturday, what happened when he was slated to face Alex Caceres at UFC Vegas 8, his strong […]

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Bellator announces full card for Sept. 26 Milan event

The first of three upcoming Bellator shows in Italy has its lineup card filled. Thirteen fights are now official for the Sept. 26 show, which takes place at Allianz Cloud in Milan, the promotion announced via press release Thursday. In addition to the previously announced middleweight headliner of Fabian Edwards (9-0) vs. Costello van Steenis […]

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With Marion Reneau out, Sijara Eubanks makes quick turnaround against Ketlen Vieira at UFC 253

Sijara Eubanks is getting right back to work following one of the most impressive performances of her career this past Saturday. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Eubanks will now face Ketlen Vieira next Saturday at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi following an initial report from ESPN. “Sarj” […]

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Mateusz Gamrot conquered two divisions in KSW, now he’s ready to conquer the world

Mateusz Gamrot knew after his latest win that free agency was looming and it was time to conquer bigger challenges. The 17-0, two-division KSW champion has been a mainstay of the Polish promotion for several years while building a reputation as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in all of Europe. At 29, Gamrot appears […]

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Mariya Agapova to undergo knee surgery after UFC on ESPN 15 loss to Shana Dobson

Mariya Agapova will have to go under the knife to fix a right knee ACL tear she sustained during her UFC on ESPN 15 defeat to Shana Dobson on Aug. 22, her manager Alex Davis told MMA Fighting. Agapova was a huge favorite (-1400) going into the match, especially after the Kazakhstani flyweight dispatched Hannah […]