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SHERDOG NEWS JANUARY 2022
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Belal Muhammad-Vicente Luque Rematch to Headline UFC Fight Night on April 16 The stakes will be raised when Belal Muhammad and Vicente Luque square off for a second time in the Octagon.
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Bellator London Gets Denise Kielholtz vs. Kana Watanabe, Daniel Weichel vs. Robert Whiteford Recent women’s flyweight title challenger Denise Kielholtz has her next assignment, as she will square off against Kana Watanabe at Bellator...
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UFC Champ Deiveson Figueiredo: My Next Title Defense Will Be Against Whoever ‘Sells More’ Two days after regaining the flyweight belt with a decision win over Brandon Moreno at UFC 270, Deiveson Figueiredo briefly let his thoughts...
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Chael Sonnen Joins Broadcast Team for Eagle FC 44 Card on Friday Former two-division UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has been added to the broadcast team for Eagle Fighting Championship 44 on Friday.
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Women’s Lightweight Lineup Revealed for PFL Challenger Series on March 4 Eight female lightweights will vie for a Professional Fighters League contract on the third edition of the PFL Challenger Series on March 4.
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PFL, ESPN Reach Multi-Year Renewal for Broadcast and Media Rights The partnership between Professional Fighters League and ESPN will continue for the foreseeable future.
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Former Coach on Maiquel Falcao: ‘I Was Witness to His Downfall’ Marcelo Brigadeiro, head coach of Astra Fight Team and former trainer of the late Maiquel Falcao, spoke to Christian Stein about the downward...
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Ex-UFC Flyweight Contender Jussier Formiga Returns to Headline LFA 124 on Feb. 11 Longtime UFC flyweight contender Jussier Formiga will compete for the first time in more than 18 months when he faces Miguel Felipe Bunes da...
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After Spinning Wheel Kick KO, Chris Barnett to Face Martin Buday at UFC Card on April 16 On the heels of a spectacular spinning wheel kick knockout victry, Chris Barnett will return to the Octagon against Martin Buday at a UFC Fight...
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T.J. Dillashaw Provides Timetable for UFC Return Following Knee Surgery Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw expects to be in a title fight when he makes his Octagon return — now it’s just a matter of...
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Francis Ngannou Faced Potentially ‘Irreversible’ Damage Fighting on Injured Knee at UFC 270 Francis Ngannou was well aware off the risks he faced defending his heavyweight title at UFC 270, and he went through with the fight anyway
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Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker, Gunnar Nelson vs. Claudio Silva Set for UFC London A pair of intriguing matchups have been booked for UFC London, as Arnold Allen will take on Dan Hooker at featherweight, while Gunnar Nelson will face...
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Matchups Announced for First Two PFL Challenger Series Events The lineups for the first two Professional Fighters League Challengers Series events are now official.
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Francis Ngannou Discusses Contract Issues, Uncertain UFC Future Dana White was conspicious by his absence following Francis Ngannou’s championship victory over Ciryl Gane in the UFC 270 headliner at the...
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Former Bellator Title Challenger Maiquel Falcao Stabbed to Death in Brazil Former UFC and Bellator fighter Maiquel Falcao died after being stabbed 17 times early Sunday morning in his hometown of Pelotas, Rio Grande do...
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UFC 276 Announced for July 2 as Part of International Fight Week UFC 276 will be the featured attraction of the promotion’s 10th annual International Fight Week this summer....
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UFC 270 Salaries: Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou ($600K) Tops Event Payroll Francis Ngannou was the top earner from Saturday’s UFC 270 card, according to salary figures released by the California State Athletic Commission.
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UFC 270 Bonuses: Figueiredo, Moreno, Nurmagomedov, Demopoulos Pocket $50K The first pay-per-view event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship of 2022 is in the books and it was loaded with stellar performances.
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Resourceful Francis Ngannou Turns to Takedowns, Unifies Heavyweight Title at UFC 270 While the outcome was not necessarily a surprise, the same cannot be said of the path Francis Ngannou took to get there.
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UFC 270 ‘Ngannou vs. Gane’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring Sherdog's live UFC 270 “Ngannou vs. Gane” coverage will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
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Maycee Barber to Face Montana De La Rosa at UFC Card on April 23 A women’s flyweight clash between Maycee Barber and Montana De La Rosa is on tap for an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on April 23.
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Glover Teixeira to Defend Light Heavyweight Crown vs. Jiri Prochazka at UFC 274 on May 7 Glover Teixeira’s first light heavyweight title defense will come against Jiri Prochazka at UFC 274.
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Charles Johnson Finishes Carlos Mota in 5th to Retain LFA Flyweight Title at LFA 122 Charles Johnson may have fought inside the Legacy Fighting Alliance cage for the last time as he defended his flyweight title for the third time...
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Rafael dos Anjos Expects Deiveson Figueiredo, Ciryl Gane to Reign Supreme at UFC 270 Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos may have a fight coming up in February, but that isn’t keeping him...
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PFL Challenger Series Week 2 on Feb. 25 to Feature Welterweights The second edition of Professional Fighters League’s Challenger Series on Feb. 25 will bring welterweights to the table in search of a contract.
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Ilia Topuria, Rodolfo Vieira Medically Scratched From UFC 270 The first Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view of 2022 took a pair of huge hits before weigh-ins began.
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Several Additions, Changes Made to Bellator 274 Fight Card on Feb. 19 About a month out from its 2022 return to its adopted hometown of Uncasville, Conn., Bellator MMA has set its lineup for its first Mohegan Sun...
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UFC 272 Update: Multiple Bouts Official for March 5 Card in Las Vegas The lineup for UFC 272 appears to be nearly complete, as the promotion confirmed multiple previously rumored or reported bouts for the March 5 event.
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Junior dos Santos Discusses Triad Combat Debut, Picks Winner in UFC 270 Headliner After being released by UFC in December 2020, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is really motivated to return to combat sports.
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Four-Time UFC Competitor Impa Kasanganay Signs with Eagle FC Former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor and four-time UFC veteran Impa Kasanganay has signed a contract to compete for Eagle FC.
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Vitor Belfort Compares MMA to Slavery, Says Triad Combat Has Potential to Be Olympic Sport After a knockout win over Evander Holyfield in an exhibition boxing match last September, Vitor Belfort is scheduled to make his combat sports...
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UFC Announces Return to London on March 19 For the first time since March 2019, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold an event in London.
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PFL Challenger Series to Feature Light Heavyweights for Feb. 18 Debut The Professional Fighters League Challenger Series will debut on Feb. 18 with a group of light heavyweights vying to be part of the...
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Greg Hardy vs. Sergey Spivak Moved to UFC 272 on March 5 Greg Hardy will square off against Sergey Spivak at UFC 272, promotion officials recently announced.
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Carlos Felipe, Zviad Lazishvili Suspended by Nevada Commission for Failed Drug Tests The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday handed out sanctions to UFC fighters Carlos Felipe and Zviad Lazishvili for failed drug tests in...
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Bellator 274 Gets Bennett-Kish, Edwards-Haley, Loses Melendez vs. Arteaga There have been a few updates to the Bellator 274 lineup ahead of the Feb. 19 event.
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COVID Testing, Quarantining Not Required for Vaccinated Athletes, Corners at UFC 270 The Ultimate Fighting Championship has updated its COVID-19 policy ahead of Saturday’s pay-per-view card.
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Welterweights Miguel Baeza, Dhiego Lima to Clash at UFC Fight Night on April 16 A welterweight showdown pitting Miguel Baeza against Dhiego Lima is set for a UFC card on April 16.
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Two-Division LFA Titleholder Joshua Silveira Announces Signing with PFL Joshua Silveira will take the next step in his mixed martial arts career with Professional Fighters League.
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Report: UFC Featherweight Champ Amanda Nunes Parts Ways with American Top Team On the heels of a massive upset loss to Julianna Pena at UFC 269, Amanda Nunes will have a new training home.
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Wellington Turman Gunning for Finish of BJJ Specialist Rodolfo Vieira at UFC 270 After snapping a two-bout skid in his last Octagon appearance, Wellington Turman is focused on earning a decisive win over fellow Brazilian Rodolfo Vieira at...
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Yaroslav Amosov vs. Michael Page Welterweight Title Bout Official for London on May 13 A previously rumored bout between Yaroslav Amosov and Michael Page now has a date and venue, as the welterweight championship clash will go down...
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Miesha Tate Drops to Flyweight, Meets Lauren Murphy at UFC Event on May 14 Former UFC bantamweight queen Miesha Tate will move to the flyweight division for her next Octagon appearance.
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After Completing Current Contract at UFC on ESPN 32, Katlyn Chookagian Hopes for New Deal Perennially-ranked UFC flyweight Katlyn Chookagian is a free agent – at least for now.
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Calvin Kattar Receives Praise from Dana White, Shares Hospital Photo-Op with Giga Chikadze After five brutal rounds in the Octagon at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze shared a moment of mutual respect after...
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Dana White on UFC Pay-Per-View Price Increase: That’s ESPN’s Decision The announcement that pay-per-view prices for UFC events would increase for the second consecutive year was understandably met with unhappy reactions from throughout the mixed martial arts community.
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UFC on ESPN 32 Bonuses: Kattar, Chikadze Earn ‘Fight of the Night’ for Five-Round Battle Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze delivered in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first main event of 2022.
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Calvin Kattar Pitches Shutout, Upends Giga Chikadze in Violent UFC on ESPN 32 Headliner Calvin Kattar reasserted himself in the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight division and could not have done so with any more authority.
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UFC on ESPN 32 ‘Kattar vs. Chikadze’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring Sherdog's live UFC on ESPN 32 ​coverage will begin Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
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Ziolkowski Outpoints Mankowski, Chuzhigaev Upends Narkun at KSW 66 Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki started the new year with a double championship headliner that went down at the Netto Arena in Szczecin, Poland.
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Chris Brown Stops Steven Jones in LFA 121 Main Event Chris Brown turned a rather uneventful fight into an explosive finish in the blink of an eye.
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Greg Hardy Suffers Nasty Finger Injury, Withdraws From UFC 270 Viewer discretion is advised for the image of Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Greg Hardy at the bottom of this article.
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UFC 271 Gains Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa at Heavyweight Don’t look now, but Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Andrei Arlovski is a few appearances away from the UFC’s all-time record.
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Jingnan Xiong Denies Ayaka Miura, Retains Strawweight Championship at ‘One: Heavy Hitters’ One Championship has heard the cries of “50 G’s, baby,” and successfully answered the call.
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KSW 66 Weigh-in Results: Title Fights Set; 1 Bout Changed Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki's first event of 2022 is now set with two title fights.
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Charles Jourdain to Face Ilia Topuria on Short Notice at UFC 270 At this rate, the next Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view will look nothing like it did even a few weeks ago.
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Sergey Spivak In for Alexey Oleynik at UFC 270 Against Greg Hardy A heavyweight matchup on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next pay-per-view has gone through a change in opponent a little over a week...
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Bruno Silva Aims to Impress Like Idols Wanderlei Silva, ‘Shogun’ Rua Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Bruno Silva is a firm believer of the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
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Conor McGregor’s Dublin Pub Target of Molotov Cocktail Attack; No Damage or Injuries Thankfully, no one was injured in this sudden attack on Wednesday night.
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UFC Fight Night on Feb. 26 Gains 2 Matches, Loses 1 to Reshuffling A recently reviled Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter finds herself not only still on the roster, but in a fight next month.
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UFC on ESPN 32 Undergoes More Bout Changes, Postponements The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first card of 2022 continues to undergo multiple changes as Saturday approaches.
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Rescheduled One ‘X’ Card Features Demetrious Johnson, Two Title Bouts on March 26 One Championship will return to full capacity crowds with a bang in March.
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UFC 273 Gets Tecia Torres-Mackenzie Dern Strawweight Matchup Tecia Torres will square off against Mackenzie Dern in a matchup of ranked strawweights at UFC 273.
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Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne Wood, Multiple Other Bouts Confirmed for UFC Columbus A women’s flyweight clash pitting Alexa Grasso against Joanne Wood is one of multiple additions to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s...
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Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal to Headline UFC 272 on March 5 The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been forced to call an audible for its March 5 pay-per-view event.
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Aljamain Sterling Says Petr Yan Rematch Likely Moving to UFC 273 in April It appears that the bantamweight title rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan will take place approximately one month later than...
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With Dana White Expected to Be in Attendance, Eduardo Dantas Hopes to Impress in U.S. Return Eduardo Dantas hasn’t fought on U.S. soil since a knockout loss to Juan Archuleta in Madison Square Garden at Bellator 222 in July 2019. That...
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Former Rizin Grand Prix Winner Tofiq Musayev Signs with Bellator MMA Former Rizing Fighting Federation lightweight grand prix winner Tofiq Musayev has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.
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Alexander Gustafsson Sees Greatness in Khamzat Chimaev: ‘This Guy Has Too Much Focus’ Alexander Gustafsson believes that Allstars Training Center teammate Khamzat Chimaev has the potential to be a legend in the sport.
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Heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Marcin Tybura to Meet at Feb. 26 UFC Event Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Marcin Tybura will lock horns in a heavyweight matchup at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Feb. 26 card
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Seven-Time UFC Competitor Justine Kish Signs Deal with Bellator MMA Former UFC competitor Justine Kish has signed with Bellator MMA.
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Dana White, Joe Rogan Named to Variety 500 as Key Influential Figures in Global Media UFC president Dana White and UFC commentator Joe Rogan were recently named to the Variety 500 as two of the “most influential business leaders...
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Jim Miller vs. Nikolas Motta Rescheduled for UFC Fight Night Card on Feb. 19 After a September bout fell through, Jim Miller and Nikolas Motta have been rebooked for the UFC’s Fight Night card slated for Feb. 19.
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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev Headlines Feb. 19 UFC Fight Night Card The battle for the best Rafael in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is on the books for a five-rounder in February.
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Unbeaten Lucas Brennan Returns at Bellator 273 Against Ben Lugo A talented young Bellator MMA prospect has his next test in front of him this month.
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Derrick Lewis-Tai Tuivasa Heavyweight Slugfest Added to UFC 271 in Houston It wouldn’t be an Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Houston these days without the inclusion of the great Derrick Lewis.
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Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast Booked for UFC 271 on Feb. 12 in Houston The Ultimate Fighting Championship is building up its Houston return to include an impressive offering of matchups, with the latest fun one at...
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UFC 270 Loses Warlley Alves, Viviane Araujo From Preliminary Card The new year is starting off troubling for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which lost a pair of promising Brazilian fighters from the first...
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Triller Fight Club Fills Lineup of Triad Combat 2 in Houston on Feb. 26 Triller Fight Club is moving full steam ahead to put on another spectacle between boxers and MMA fighters.
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ESPN to Raise UFC Pay-Per-View Prices to $74.99 Starting at UFC 270 For the second year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will see the price of a pay-per-view rise by an extra $5.
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Matt Brown Meets Bryan Barberena in Brown’s Home State of Ohio on March 26 A beloved Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight is getting a chance to fight in front of a home crowd for the first time in 2014.
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Alexander Volkanovski-Max Holloway 3, Aljamain Sterling-Petr Yan 2 Set for UFC 272 A pair of title bouts featuring familiar foes are on tap for UFC 272.
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Glory Kickboxing Announces Cross Promotion Series with Multiple Organizations Glory Kickboxing has announced a new series called "Glory Rivals."
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Bellator Hopes to Book Juliana Velasquez-Liz Carmouche Flyweight Title in April Juliana Velasquez’s next flyweight title defense will likely take place in the spring, according to Bellator president Scott Coker.
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Drew Dober, Ricky Glenn to Clash at UFC Event on March 12 Drew Dober will square off against Ricky Glenn in a lightweight scrap at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on March 12.
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Brett Johns vs. Khurshed Kakhorov Slated for Bellator Dublin on Feb. 25 A bantamweight matchup pitting Brett Johns against Khurshed Kakhorov has been booked for Bellator MMA’s upcoming Dublin card.
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Tafon Nchukwi vs. Azamat Murzakanov Added to UFC Fight Night Lineup on March 12 Tafon Nchukwi will square off against Azamat Murzakanov on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 12 card.
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Jiu-Jitsu Coach Assesses Khamzat Chimaev’s Chances Against Top UFC Welterweights After winning his first four Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts, Khamzat Chimaev has risen to No. 11 in the promotion’s latest welterweight rankings...
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Welterweights Neiman Gracie, Logan Storley to Clash in Bellator 274 Headliner on Feb. 19 A welterweight showdown between Neiman Gracie and Logan Storley will headline Bellator 274 on Feb. 19, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
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Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Joaquin Buckley Pulled from Jan. 15 UFC Card The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first card of 2022 is down one bout, as a proposed middleweight tilt between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Joaquin...
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Johnny Walker to Face Jamahal Hill at UFC Event on Feb. 19 A light heavyweight showdown pitting Johnny Walker against Jamahal Hill has been booked for UFC Fight Night on Feb. 19.
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Alex Caceres vs. Sodiq Yusuff Targeted for UFC Fight Night on March 12 An intriguing featherweight matchup is in the works for an upcoming UFC Fight Night event, as Alex Caceres is expected to meet Sodiq Yusuff on...
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Wallid Ismail: Paulo Costa Will Remain at Middleweight for Next UFC Appearance After the controversy that ensued when he faced Marvin Vettori one division above their contracted agreement at UFC Fight Night 196 last October, Paulo Costa was informed by Dana White that his next promotional appearance...
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Scott Coker: Yaroslav Amosov-Michael Page Title Bout in the Works for London in 2022 Yaroslav Amosov is expected to put his Bellator welterweight title on the line in enemy territory early next year.


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