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With an impressive victory over the ultra-tough Calvin Kattar on Saturday in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 22, the only real question left for Zabit Magomedsharipov is to a featherweight title shot. The Dagestani standout remained unbeaten in the UFC with his victory in Moscow, and there isn’t a whole lot of daylight left between him, champion Max Holloway, and top contender Alexander Volkanovski, who square off for the title next month at...

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After a six-year run with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Gilbert Melendez was released from the promotion amid a five-fight losing streak. Indeed, “El Nino” only managed to rack up a 1-5 record inside the Octagon, with his lone win coming against Diego Sanchez back at UFC 166. It was a memorable fight to say the least (see it here), and Gilbert leaves the promotion with his held high because of it. “It was a fun...

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Former Middleweight standouts trying their hands at 205 pounds have had mixed success, but Ronaldo Souza will look to be more Thiago Santos and less Luke Rockhold when he challenges Jan Blachowicz in Jacare’s native Brazil. Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo will also see the legendary “Shogun” Rua face Scottish grappling ace Paul Craig and Charles Oliveira look for his sixth consecutive finish against Jared Gordon. We’ve for three more UFC Fight Night 164 “Prelims”...

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In a perfect world, Tyron Woodley says he would be fighting either Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, Khabib Nurmagomedov or Israel Adesanya sometime down the road. But since mixed martial arts (MMA) matchmaking is far from a fairy tale, “The Chosen One” may not get what he wants. Especially since he is no longer champion. As a result, Woodley will likely have to end up fighting top Welterweight contender, Leon Edwards. According to “The Chosen One,”...

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Cody Stamann could break into the top tier of bantamweight contenders as he looks to make a statement on Dec. 7. Stamann (18-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) takes on Song Yadong  at UFC on ESPN 7, and while he admits that he’s in for a tough challenge, he’s confident that he has the game plan to beat him. “I don’t know about excited, that kid is nasty,” Stamann told MMA Junkie. “He’s a nasty little (expletive) for...

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If you know one thing about Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White, it’s that he can change his mind at the drop of a hat, and a fight he wasn’t feeling before can be a reality 15 minutes later. After saying he wasn’t too interested in booking Israel Adesanya’s first Middleweight title defense againstformer two-time title contender, Yoel Romero, White has seemingly changed his tune. Speaking to Kevin Iole, Dana has had a change...