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ONE Announce Flyweight & Lightweight Grand Prix Tournaments

ONE Championship has made yet another big play, announcing grand-prix tournaments for both their flyweight and lightweight divisions. The Asian promotion have done everything in their power to elevate their status within the MMA world in recent times with marquee signings like Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson. Competition across the field is always a healthy thing for the sport as …

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Chad Mendes Confirmed To Fight Alex Volkanovski At UFC 232

The latest addition to the UFC 232 lineup has been confirmed with Chad Mendes set to fight Alex Volkanovski in a featherweight bout.  Mendes (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) made his return to the octagon in July after more than two years out following a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. It was an emphatic return as he scored he scored a first-round technical …

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ONE Championship Announce Massive $50m Foray Into eSports

One Championship announced the launch of an eSports tournament next year in a venture worth up to $50 million, as it seeks to tap into the lucrative world of video gaming. The “One eSports” initiative will see a number of events held in Asia alongside previously announced MMA events, Singapore-based One Championship said. It did not say how many eSports …

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Tenshin Promises Conor McGregor He Will Avenge His Loss

Tenshin Nasukawa has responded to Conor McGregor’s recent Instagram post with a promise that he will avenge his 2017 loss to Floyd Mayweather. If you thought that this week couldn’t get any stranger, stay tuned. After yesterday’s shock announcement that Floyd Mayweather will be returning to the ring to fight Japanese kickboxing/MMA prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa in December. For those of you …

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Reports From Toyko Detail Mayweather’s Pay For RIZIN Fight

A Japanese sports outlet has reported the amount of money Floyd Mayweather will make from his December showdown with Tenshin Nasukawa. Japanese outlet Tokyo-Sport reported today that Mayweather will make a flat sum of 7 billion yen for the bout – which is would rise to an expected 10 billion yen after PPV and broadcasting figures are tallied. 10 billion yen converts …

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Watch: Helwani Dresses Down Abdelaziz To His Face In Heated Interview

Ariel Helwani invited famed-manager Ali Abdelaziz on set for the latest edition of his ESPN MMA show and the resulting interview was extremely heated. Ali has become something of a celebrity since his fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov’s clash with Conor McGregor after the Irishman called out his seemingly shady past in a very public way. Conor McGregor and Ali Abdelaziz exchanging words at the …

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UFC 230’s Official Payouts Have Been Revealed

UFC 230’s fighter payouts have been revealed, with the pair of main-event headliners coming out on top with the biggest earnings. Both of the guys who topped the bill did so while fighting under less-than-ideal circumstances. We all know that Derrick Lewis took the fight just under a month after going to war with Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 – …

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Breaking: Ben Askren To Face Robbie Lawler In UFC Debut

The UFC’s latest marquee signing Ben Askren will be thrown straight into the deep end as he is matched up with Robbie Lawler next January. It looks as though the ‘Funky’ one won’t get himself a nice, easy tune-up fight as the UFC look to get him straight into title contention after his recent signing from ONE Championship. Brett Okamoto …

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Eight Things We Learned From Saturday’s UFC 230

Here are eight things we learned after Saturday’s UFC 230, the card that saw Daniel Cormier defend his heavyweight title for the first time. It was an entertaining night that had a solid mix of showcase wins, thrilling contests and stunning finishes and while the main-event pairing of Derrick Lewis and Daniel Cormier had the most eyes on it, there …

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Watch: Mayweather Vs. Tenshin Gets Its First Official Trailer

It’s official, Floyd Mayweather will end his retirement once again, this time to face off against Japanese kickboxing phenom, Tenshin Nasukawa. This is about as crazy a story as we’ve ever woken up to, eh? We made an attempt to better understand the admittedly shocking news that Floyd will take on Tenshin earlier today but the longer we sit with …

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Everything You Need To Know About Mayweather Vs. Tenshin

We make an attempt to answer some of the burning questions that surround Mayweather vs. Tenshin, perhaps the most bizarre combat sports spectacle of the year. Sometimes a fight comes around that is so completely and utterly bizarre that it leaves you without words. Most recently, we had that to a certain extent with Floyd’s August 2017 showdown with MMA’s …

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Tenshin To Mayweather: “I’ll Change History With One Punch, Just Watch”

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama. The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who won world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, out-boxed Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in …

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Breaking: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Tenshin Nasukawa Official For December

In a shocking turn of events, Floyd Mayweather will once again end his retirement, this time to face one of Japan’s greatest kickboxers. No, you’re not still sleeping. Japanese fight promotion RIZIN FF announced the fight with a press conference this morning featuring both Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa. Ariel Helwani of ESPN was the first to break the news, news that is …

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Dana White: “Conor And I Talked For An Hour Last Week”

Dana White addressed the media following UFC 230 last night and explained how he spoke to Conor McGregor for an hour last week. We’re just under a month removed from the unforgettable UFC 229. Of course, the melee that followed the night’s main-event is still fresh in the memory but as time goes on, we’re slowly focussing more on the …

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