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Jeremy Stephens Vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov Reportedly In The Works For UFC 235

According to reports from ESPN, the UFC are looking to set up a featherweight showdown between Jeremy Stephens and Zabit Magomedsharipov for UFC 235. Ariel Helwani of ESPN reported first that the UFC are looking to bolster March’s UFC 235 with a pivotal featherweight clash between two of the most exciting fighters on the roster. Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens is in …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VII – Brian Moore

In this, the seventh edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to SBG Ireland featherweight Brian ‘The Pikeman’ Moore as he prepares for perhaps the biggest fight of his career to date. Moore’s only setbacks since signing for Bellator two years ago have come against the former two-time Bellator title-challenger Daniel Weichel and one of the brightest 145lb up-and-comers in …

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Max Holloway Vs. Brian Ortega Reportedly Set For UFC 231

Against all odds, it appears as though the UFC featherweight champion of the world will return to the octagon to face Brian Ortega this year. It may seem like it was an eternity ago, given what has transpired since, but we’re only about seven weeks removed from UFC 226 and Max Holloway’s unfortunate withdrawal from that event. Many had noticed …

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Watch: Conor McGregor Vs. Max Holloway Five Years Later

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the meeting between two men that would go on to become two of the greatest fighters of the modern-era UFC. Both Conor McGregor and Max Holloway were very young in their respective MMA careers and even with their clear potential, no-one could have predicted how dominant each man would go on to become. Despite …

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Frankie Edgar Vs. Korean Zombie Confirmed For Nov. 10

The UFC’s 25th-anniversary show just confirmed an absolutely amazing headliner as Frankie Edgar meets Chan Sung Jung over five rounds. Edgar proved his mettle beyond all doubt when he bounced back from a brutal KO at the hands of 145lb-challenger Brian Ortega with a decision victory over Cub Swanson just a matter of weeks later. Frankie had never once been …

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Michael Bisping – “The Word Is Holloway Got KO’d In Training”

Michael Bisping heard through the grapevine that the UFC’s featherweight champion Max Holloway was knocked out in sparring just prior to his scrapped UFC 226 showdown with Brian Ortega. It’s funny to think about how this month’s UFC 226 would have looked had the originally-scheduled co-main event between Holloway and Brian Ortega actually gone ahead. Would the rest of the …

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Yair Rodriguez Explains Reasons For Recent UFC Departure

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 15: Yair Rodriguez (top) punches BJ Penn during the UFC Fight Night event at the at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Top featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez has explained exactly what caused the UFC to abruptly terminate his association with the promotion. Last week, it emerged that the UFC had decided to cut one of their biggest rising prospects, Yair Rodriguez, following his apparent refusal to fight his fellow young talent Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 227. As a key to further tapping …

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