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Watch: Mighty Mouse Scores Absolutely Incredible Submission, Sets New Record For UFC Title Defences

Demetrious Johnson surpassed former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Saturday night, as he became the sole holder of the record for most consecutive UFC title defences by submitting Ray Borg in the fifth round to retain the promotion’s flyweight title in Las Vegas. Johnson was brilliant if not completely spectacular throughout the co-main event of UFC 216, out-grappling the …

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UFC 216 Loses One Of Its Biggest Fights Just Hours Before The Event

In a shock development ahead of UFC 216 tonight, the heavyweight clash of Fabricio Werdum and Derrick Lewis has been cancelled.  With just hours to go until the scheduled showdown between the pair on the main card, the eagerly anticipated bout has been pulled due to a back injury sustained by Lewis. Top MMA journalist and ever the reliable source …

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Watch: Tony Ferguson Baffles Kevin Lee And The Rest Of Us In Amusing Back-And-Forth

The lightweight division has certainly been replete with trash-talking entertainment in Conor McGregor’s near-one year absence. The ‘Summer Kick-Off’ press conference back in May saw this weekend’s UFC 216 headliner in Kevin Lee make his presence known on the big stage. His insults towards then-opponent Michael Chiesa were bruising, but a seemingly innocuous reference to the latter’s mother ignited a …

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Tony Ferguson Claims He’s Preparing For Four Different Opponents At UFC 216

Tony Ferguson faces Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on October 7 for the interim UFC lightweight championship. At least, that is according to the promotional material for the event. Plans change however, as the UFC has been accustomed to in recent years, particularly in the lightweight division. The high-profile late withdrawals from the likes of Rafael Dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov …

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Tony Ferguson Blasts Khabib And Manager Before Claiming They Turned Down Fight

‘El Cucuy’ was not having the Nurmagomedov pity party. Earlier this week, fans were treated to a slightly left-field lightweight interim title bout announcement for UFC 216, featuring Tony Ferguson and ninth ranked Kevin Lee. While it carries its own intrigue, MMA fans must have been left scratching their heads wondering what happened Khabib Nurmagomedov? The undefeated Dagestani fighter was forced to …

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Two Massive Main Event Bouts Announced For UFC 216 And UFC 217

It looks like the UFC are aiming to end 2017 with one hell of a bang… With fans of combat sports completely focused on the upcoming super-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the UFC are slowly but surely putting together some epic cards that will follow shortly after the cross over clash. It’s been a very poor year for …

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Dana White: Tony Ferguson Will Face Kevin Lee For UFC Interim Lightweight Title In October

On Tuesday evening, MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC were targeting an interim lightweight title bout between Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson and ‘The Motown Phenom’ Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on October 7th in Las Vegas. According to the report, the fight had been agreed upon but not officially signed. Speaking to the media following the latest episode …

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A Grand Total Of Seven Fights Announced For October’s UFC 216 Card

The UFC 216 card was looking bare until Tuesday evening when the promotion suddenly announced a host of fights for the showcase which is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 7th. Taking official rankings into account, the most significant bouts added were Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham and John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov. …

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