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Cris Cyborg Ends UFC Run To Sign With Bellator

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Former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has ended her free agency and officially signed with Bellator MMA. Bellator president Scott Coker made the announcement on Tuesday claiming that Cyborg had signed the ‘biggest contract in women’s MMA history’. “I have worked with countless athletes over my thirty-plus years of promoting combat sports, but there is no one quite like Cyborg,” …

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Kenny Florian Believes Daniel Cormier Should Retire From MMA

Kenny Florian has given his take on the immediate future of the former light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier, of course, lost out by way of fourth-round TKO to Stipe Miocic in the UFC 241 main-event last month, signalling the end of his run as the champion of the UFC heavyweight division and in many ways, leaving his future …

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Khabib Addresses Changing Weight-Classes & The Super-Fight Approach

Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke to the media in a recent exchange and explained exactly why the idea of switching between weight-classes isn’t as appealing as a run at lightweight. To his credit, staying unbeaten in the most stacked weight-class in the sport is something that should be commended but in the modern-day landscape of MMA, where super-fights are paramount, the idea …

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Chael Sonnen Questions How Fame & Ring-Rust Will Affect Khabib

Chael Sonnen believes that the MMA community are omitting several key points from their analysis of the UFC 242 headliner between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov is a massive global superstar at this point. To those who don’t believe that to be the case, I would simply urge you to look at his social media metrics, his post-UFC 229 …

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Jessica Andrade Releases Lengthy Statement Following UFC Shenzhen Defeat

The newly-dethroned former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade has released a lengthy statement in the wake of her first-round TKO defeat to Weili Zhang. And it truly was one of the most impressive title-winning victories we have seen inside the octagon in some time. Those in-the-know were perhaps not surprised to see the Chinese strawweight’s hand raised at the end …

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John Kavanagh Officially Annouces Return To Fight-Promotion, Euro Fight Night

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The original EFN, which was also spearheaded by Kavanagh, took place back in 2013 in The Red Cow Inn and featured a ten-bout lineup of showdowns including the headlining matchup between Anthony Burger and Johnny Dargan. Kavanagh announced that he would be re-entering the promotional game in a June interview with ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani and earlier today, he took to his …

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Dana White: “Weili Zhang Just Became A Huge Star”

UFC president Dana White has given praise to the newly-crowned champion of the strawweight division Weili Zhang – citing her as a huge star. It truly was a star-making performance from Magnum – one that saw her annihilate the betting favourite Jessica Andrade in under a minute to clinch the 115lb title. Taking to her official Instagram, the former UFC …

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Weili Zhang Open To 125lb Clash With Valentina Shevchenko

The newly-crowned women’s strawweight champion of the world Weili Zhang has made her wish to fight the dominant 125lb queen Valentina Shevchenko known. As the first Chinese UFC champion, Zhang was able to absolutely run through Jessica Andrade in under a minute to score one of the most impressive title-winning finishes we have ever seen – beating Bate Estaca down …

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Khabib On Retirement: “I Don’t Have A Lot Of Fights Ahead”

Khabib Nurmagomedov took a moment during a recent conference call to give his thoughts on his eventual retirement from the sport.  At 27-0, Nurmagomedov holds one of the most impressive records in the sport and in the time since his fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor – his status as one of the UFC’s biggest global superstars has been solidified. …

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Chael Sonnen Would Be ‘Stunned’ If Weili Zhang Doesn’t Beat Jessica Andrade

Chael Sonnen is backing women’s strawweight contender Weili Zhang to defeat divisional champion Jessica Andrade in her home-country of China this weekend. And to be honest, had these comments come directly after the Brazilian’s incredible one-punch KO of Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228, they would have likely bordered on sensationalism. But given the fact that the former 115lbs queen Rose …

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