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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone tied the all-time record for UFC victories on Friday night, defeating Yancy Medeiros by first-round TKO in Austin, Texas. But it’s not necessarily what he accomplished, it’s how he did it. Cerrone became a fan-favorite due to his willingness to fight anyone at any time and consistently put on a show. The
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Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? See ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings. Plus, check out our women’s pound-for-pound rankings. Note: Results through Feb. 12, 2018. Divisional Rankings Heavyweight | Light heavyweightMiddleweight | Welterweight | LightweightFeatherweight | Bantamweight | FlyweightWomen’s bantamweight |
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UFC president Dana White publicly slammed veteran referee Mario Yamasaki for his officiating of a women’s bout at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Yamasaki oversaw a female flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko (15-3) and Priscila Cachoeira (8-1) in Belem, Brazil. Shevchenko was a massive 10-to-1 betting favorite going in and dominated Cachoeira. Fighting in front
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It took longer than most expected, but welterweight Lorenz Larkin has officially picked up his first Bellator victory. Larkin (19-7) defeated Fernando Gonzalez via unanimous decision at Bellator 193 on Friday night. The catchweight bout took place inside Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California. All three judges scored it for Larkin: 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. A
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Initially, nothing went right for Rose Namajunas on Nov. 4 in New York. She arrived behind schedule for her strawweight title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden. The UFC handed her a pair of fight gloves — in the wrong size. Halfway through having her hands wrapped, the New York
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2:29 PM ET ESPN staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment UFC 219, taking place Saturday, Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, features two of the most anticipated fights of the year. Headlining the night is a women’s featherweight title bout between Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Holly Holm. Cyborg (18-1) has not lost since
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The UFC is down to its final two events of 2017, beginning with Saturday’s UFC Fight Night inside Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place. The last (and only) time the UFC visited this Canadian capital in Manitoba was in 2013, with what turned out to be a very mediocre main event between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson.
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Glover Teixeira didn’t know much about MMA growing up on a farm in the small town of Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil. When he left to live in Connecticut as a 19-year-old, his only intention was to provide for his family by working in landscaping. But when he watched a tape of Royce Gracie fighting at
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