MMA

1:20 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Kayla Harrison, the two-time defending PFL women’s lightweight champion and the promotion’s most dominant fighter, is undefeated no more. Larissa Pacheco, who twice before had faced Harrison and had lost both times, got a stunning victory in her third crack at Harrison on Friday night in New York. The fight
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Nov 23, 2022 UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira says he went into his title fight against Israel Adesanya at less than 100%. Pereira told ESPN Brazil’s Gustavo Faldon in an interview Wednesday that he suffered torn ligaments in his right middle finger two months ago and couldn’t grapple for two to three weeks during his
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1:57 PM ET Conor McGregor‘s longtime teammate and friend is suing him for millions, claiming he was instrumental in launching McGregor’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand. Artem Lobov, a UFC veteran, filed a lawsuit in Ireland’s High Court on Tuesday, asserting that he was a founder of the company and has not been given his
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4:53 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka has vacated his 205-pound championship after suffering a severe shoulder injury, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Wednesday. Prochazka (29-3-1), 30, was scheduled to defend his title against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 282 on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. He confirmed
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7:57 PM ET UFC middleweight Derek Brunson has been forced out of his upcoming bout against Jack Hermansson due to an undisclosed injury, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Brunson (23-8) was supposed to face Hermansson (23-7) in a highly ranked bout at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 3 in Orlando, Florida. The UFC already has
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7:07 PM ET Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was cleared Tuesday by a California court to perform on a professional wrestling show for the Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA, according to court records. Velasquez, 40, is still facing charges in an attempted murder case in Santa Clara County, and Tuesday’s decision comes less than
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7:16 PM ET The UFC has added a highly ranked welterweight matchup between Gilbert Burns and Neil Magny to its UFC 282 pay-per-view on Jan. 21, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The 170-pound bout should be finalized shortly. UFC 282 will take place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Burns (20-5) recently accused UFC
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9:24 AM ET The PFL has a lot going on in its fourth year of operations, including Challenger Series and PFL Europe, but make no mistake: Its biggest night is still its season finals. The 2022 World Championship will take place on Friday inside Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Two-time lightweight
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9:17 AM ET Kamaru Usman was winning the whole way, cruising to a unanimous decision victory until Leon Edwards caught him with a head kick that left him unconscious on impact. The fifth-round knockout earned Edwards the UFC welterweight title and snapped Usman’s incredible 15-fight winning streak. The second-longest such streak in promotion history. Nine
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4:02 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The UFC has lost a heavyweight main event between Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivak just hours before it was scheduled to take place, officials announced Saturday. UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald alerted viewers of the cancellation during the preliminary portion of UFC Fight Night inside the Apex. According to Fitzgerald,
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7:08 PM ET MMA coach James Krause was not allowed to corner UFC bantamweight fighter Miles Johns during a UFC Fight Night event Saturday in Las Vegas in the wake of an investigation into suspicious betting activity on a UFC bout earlier this month, sources told ESPN. Krause was scheduled to be in Johns’ corner
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Nov 18, 2022 Khamzat Chimaev wants to fight the UFC’s newly crowned middleweight champion, Alex Pereira. UFC president Dana White has said he would like Chimaev to face welterweight contender Colby Covington. Why not both? Chimaev (12-0) told ESPN this week that he has asked UFC for a middleweight title fight against Pereira at UFC
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12:40 AM ET Add yet another championship to the remarkable Nurmagomedov team and family. The undefeated Usman Nurmagomedov, cousin of all-time MMA great Khabib Nurmagomedov, beat Patricky “Pitbull” Freire via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44) to win the Bellator lightweight title Friday night in the co-main event of Bellator 288 in Chicago. Usman is only
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