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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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The UFC has officially cleared veteran heavyweight Mark Hunt to resume competition. Hunt, 43, received medical clearance from the UFC this week, following a recent medical evaluation at a Cleveland Clinic facility in Las Vegas. “After a full medical analysis at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, UFC confirms that heavyweight
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Georges St-Pierre has vacated the UFC’s middleweight championship, one month after winning the title in a third-round submission against Michael Bisping at UFC 217. The UFC announced St-Pierre (26-2) had vacated the title on Thursday. The 36-year-old is currently suffering from colitis, and said he did not wish to hold up the UFC’s 185-pound division.
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