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Teixeira to fight Latifi at UFC Hamburg

UFC Hamburg has added another major light heavyweight contest to the lineup. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi will fight at the July 22 Fight Night event at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The bout was first reported by Kimura.se, with the date and location reported by […]

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Fight Night Atlantic City: Fantasy Rewind

Kevin Lee earned a lopsided win over Edson Barboza to cap off UFC Fight Night from Atlantic City, but “The Motown Phenom” didn’t walk away without surviving a major scare. After dominating the first two rounds with his wrestling and a vicious ground-and-pound attack, Lee was caught by a spinning wheel kick from Barboza that […]

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Emelianenko not worried about Sonnen talk, Mir’s size

As has long been a trademark of his storied career, Fedor Emelianenko is laser-focused on his next fight. Any additional drama is of no concern to him. And he’s maintaining that stance even if a meeting with a fighter known for stirring up controversy could lay ahead of him. Emelianenko meets Frank Mir in the […]

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Referee Marc Goddard: ‘It’s clear as day’ that Merab Dvalishvili was out at bell against Ricky Simon

If Marc Goddard were sitting at home Saturday night and someone sent him the video of the end game in the fight between Ricky Simon and Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Atlantic City, he said he would feel the same way he does now. The veteran MMA referee thinks Merab Dvalishvili was indeed unconscious at the […]

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MMA veteran Alexis Vila arrested on second-degree murder charge

Alexis Vila, a longtime MMA fighter and former Olympic medalist in wrestling, has been charged with murder. Vila, who fought for Bellator, World Series of Fighting and others during his career, was arrested April 17 in Miami on a second-degree murder charge involving a conspiracy and weapon, MMA Fighting confirmed via Miami-Dade County police records […]

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Watch The MMA Hour live today

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show: 1:00 p.m. ET — Kevin Lee will recap his win over Edson Barboza in Atlantic City, N.J. this weekend. 1:25 p.m. — Chris Weidman will talk about his recent hand surgery and road to recovery. 1:45 p.m. — […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov targeting return to defend UFC title toward end of 2018

The UFC lightweight division has no shortage of potential title contenders. And it seems like it’ll have plenty of time to sort itself out before the title gets defended again. Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s 155-pound champion, wrote Sunday in an Instagram post that he’s not planning a return to the Octagon until November or December. […]

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Rewind: UFC 223 edition

With UFC 223 in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at a memorable fight week in Brooklyn.

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LaFlare, Simon, Anderson earn wins in Atlantic City prelims

Nice bounce back win for @RLaFlare at #UFCAC! pic.twitter.com/g6pMyCQjwI — UFC (@ufc) April 22, 2018 LaFLARE vs GARCIABack in action for the first time since a July loss to Alex Oliveira, Long Island welterweight Ryan LaFlare returned to the win column at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday with a three-round unanimous decision over […]

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Kevin Lee believes he’s the ‘real challenge’ for Nurmagomedov, not Poirier or Alvarez 

Following his fifth-round TKO victory over Edson Barboza on Saturday night in Atlantic City, Kevin Lee called for a showdown with newly crowned UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, the path to the divisional kingpin is far from clear with Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez also looking to cement their places as the first challengers […]