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Thomas Gifford is no longer under contract with the UFC, the lightweight fighter announced on his social media. “The Young Lion” entered the Octagon on Oct. 12 looking for his first win against short-notice replacement Mike Davis, but was dominated before losing via third-round knockout. Gifford, who was on a seven-fight unbeaten streak before joining the company in 2019, went 0-2 under the UFC banner after dropping a decision to Roosevelt Roberts in his debut....

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Mackenzie Dern is no longer undefeated as an MMA fighter, and she expects good things to come with that. Back to Brazil after dropping a decision to Brazilian strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas last Saturday at UFC Tampa, the jiu-jitsu specialist opened up about losing for the first time in MMA, whether or not she should have fought just four months after the birth of her daughter Moa, and how she expects to change as an...

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s performance this past Saturday night checked every box from someone looking for a title shot. Jedrzejczyk (16-3), the former strawweight champion, won a clear decision over Michelle Waterson (17-7) in the main event UFC Tampa at the Amalie Arena. While not explicitly stated, the winner was hinted as first challenger to new champion Weili Zhang (20-1). The fight reportedly was in jeopardy because of Jedrzejczyk had a weight-cutting issue and asked for a...

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few days removed from its UFC Fight Night 161: “Joanna vs. Waterson” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (Oct. 12, 2019) on ESPN+ from inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Get complete results and play-by-play here. In the “Sunshine State” headliner, former women’s strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, captured a convincing decision win over Top 10 contender Michelle Waterson, but wasn’t able to gain...

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Former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, was expected to draw a lengthy timeout following her injuries at UFC Fight Night 161 last weekend in Tampa, but it looks like she’ll escape “The Sunshine State” without any broken bones. Featherweight veteran Cub Swanson, however, was not as fortunate. His unanimous decision victory over Kron Gracie did not come without a price, and Swanson will be out of action until 2020 after suffering a broken hand. Not...

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A trip to sunny Florida may lead to some cloudy days for several fighters. Chief among them is Saturday’s main event winner Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who will require a physician to clear her of two potential foot injuries lest she be sidelined for six months. However, Jedrzejczyk told MMA Fighting that according to a doctor, her feet are not broken and she does not expect to miss much time. In total, 10 competitors from UFC Tampa...