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The reigning UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is set to put his title belt on the line against challenger Paulo Costa in a highly anticipated battle of the undefeated on September 26th at UFC 253.


Manny Pacquiao has not let his age slow him down. He has managed to stay active as a fighter in recent years despite being elected to the Philippines Senate back in 2016.  


A fight set to determine the No. 1 contender for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship features a rematch between Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis. The two are set to brawl in the main event at Bellator 245 on Friday, September 11th. 

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Gary Russel Jr., the current WBC featherweight champion, has yet to schedule a fight as talks with Devin Haney have broken down. 


WBC heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have fought against each other twice in what became two of the most-watched pay-per-views of the last 15 years.

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Katie Taylor is arguably the best women’s boxer in the world right now, and has been fighting all her life. Her father, Peter Taylor, a former Irish light heavyweight champion, began training her when she was just ten years old.


Brute strength versus impeccable technique— two unbeaten fighters going toe-to-toe in the octagon. There were months of buildup for the much-hyped fight between Israel Adesanya (20-0) and Paulo Costa (13-1) as the two slung insults back and forth.

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Cris Cyborg (22-2-0), the current Bellator Women's Featherweight Champion, will put her title on the line against Arlene Blencowe (13-7-0) during the main event Bellator 249 on Thursday, October 15 on the CBS Sports Network.


Paige VanZant, at only 26 years old, has already built an impressive resume in her short time as a fighter.


Veteran Leon Edwards (18-3-0) is expected to take on the newcomer Khamzat Chimaev (9-0-0) in the main event on December 19 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.


Bare-knuckle boxing has made its return to prominence in the United States after a century-long hiatus. The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) debuted in 2018, promising a return to old-school gloves off boxing.

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By the time you are reading this, Anderson Silva (34-10-0) will have fought his retirement fight against Uriah Hall (16-9-0). Regardless of the outcome, Silva will go out with one of the most distinguished resumes the UFC has ever seen.


Valentina Shevchenko (19-3-0) and Jennifer Maia (18-6-1) will be dueling it out in the coheadlining fight at UFC 255 for the Women’s Flyweight Championship. Shevchenko, the reigning Flyweight Champion, will be making her fourth title defense winning the belt at UFC 231 in 2018. 


Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1-0) will be making his first UFC Flyweight Championship defense against Alex Perez (24-5-0) in the main event at UFC 255 on Saturday, November 21 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas Nevada. 


A highly anticipated match between Ryan Garcia (20-0-0) and Luke Campbell (20-3-0) for the interim WBC lightweight championship has been postponed. The fight was originally scheduled for Dec. 5 but Campbell tested positive for COVID-19 in early November. After a scramble to find a new date, we now know that the official date is Jan. 2. 


Liam Walsh (23-1-0) will take on Paul Hyland Jnr (20-2-0) for the vacant British lightweight title Friday, February 19 presented by MTK Fight Night. It will be available to watch in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

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