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On Saturday, a major professional sports competition took place for the first time in nearly two months, as baseball, basketball, combat sports and hockey have been halted due to COVID-19...


After a fantastic night of fights during UFC 249 on Saturday, UFC Fight Night returned to the empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. Despite the lack of title fights and star-studded headliners, this Fight Night was still a success with a handful of great fights..


Of the five fights on the main card during the UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville on Saturday, four went to the judge's scorecards for a decision. Of the four decisions, three were extremely close and have received criticism from many people..


Former two-division champ, Conor “The Notorious” McGregor’s next fight should be in the welterweight division. As speculation rises, what are his options for his summer comeback?


Headlining UFC Fight Night on May 30, Welterweight Tyron Woodley will take on Gilbert Burns in the first fight back in Las Vegas, NV since the beginning COVID-19 pandemic.


On May 30, UFC featherweight Chris Gutierrez will take on Vince Morales to kick off the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, NV. 

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On Saturday night, the UFC hosted a Fight Night in Las Vegas, NV for the first time since March. This time however, the Octagon was housed in an empty Apex facility owned by the UFC.


On Saturday night, the UFC hosted a Fight Night in Las Vegas, NV for the first time since March. This time however, the Octagon was housed in an empty Apex facility owned by the UFC.


On Saturday, UFC 250 bolstered a great lineup for fans watching pay-per-view at home. This was the best main card we’ve seen in quite some time as the night included everything from technical submissions and huge knockouts, to another title defense from the greatest woman combat athlete of all time. 


UFC Lightweight Austin Hubbard will hit the Octagon for the fourth time in his career on July 20 as he looks to even his UFC record.


Cynthia Calvillo put on an impressive display of grappling and striking during her move to the Flyweight division at UFC Fight Night on Saturday.

PIERCE: UFC Fight Night holds potential ‘Fight of the Year’


Although much of the hype surrounding Saturday’s UFC Fight Night was surrounding the heavyweight main event between No. 3 Curtis Blaydes and No. 7 Alexander Volkov, it was the co-main event that had viewers tuned in.

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UFC Fight Island is ready and set for July 11

On June 9, UFC President Dana White announced that the much-anticipated Fight Island will be held on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on July 11.


The final UFC event before Fight Island took place at the APEX in Las Vegas. The night hosted a solid lineup of matchups and featured devastating upsets, comebacks, and big names. However, it was the main event of the night that had everyone talking.


At UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs. Volkov, Flyweight Gillian Robertson set the record for the most submission finishes by a woman fighter in UFC history.


One of the most compelling stories to come out of UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker wasn’t even supposed to happen. 


After losing the Strawweight strap in 2019, No. 2-ranked Rose Namajunas will hit the Octagon once again in hopes of setting herself up for a future title shot.

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The co-main event of the evening ended with a controversial decision by the judges. No. 1 contender and former Featherweight champion Max Holloway and champion Alexander Volkanovski duked it out for all five rounds Saturday night.

PIERCE: Judges put to work in UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige


A full slate of fights for UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige went the distance as no one was able to secure a finish.

PIERCE: UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez holds brutal submissions, Flyweight showcase

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In one of the quickest cards of recent memory, UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez held three first-round submissions, including one for UFC gold.


On Friday, July 17, The Legacy Fighting Alliance crowned its first ever Women’s Strawweight champion.


In the final card at Fight Island, the UFC hosted a stacked lineup of bouts that ended with a pivotal main event for the Middleweight division.

LFA Strawweight champion Vanessa Demopoulos looks to earn her keep in Dana White’s Contender Series

On August 11, LFA Strawweight champion Vanessa Demopoulos will have her shot at a UFC contract as she takes on Cory McKenna in the fourth season of Dana White’s Contender Series.

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On Wednesday, former UFC Strawweight contender Paige VanZant signed a fight contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. 


On August 1, Bantamweight Cody Durden made his UFC debut against Chris Gutierrez on only one weeks’ notice at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. 


On Saturday, UFC Lightweight Austin Hubbard will be  looking bring his UFC record above .500 in a bout against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt Joe Solecki. 


On Tuesday, Light Heavyweight Cody Brundage will fight for his dream of being a UFC fighter, facing off against William Knight in Dana White’s Contender Series.


UFC 254 takes place on October 24, with what is potentially one of the best cards in history. From a matchup standpoint, it could be a fantastic night of fights, if it even happens at all. 


In an action-packed weekend for Bellator MMA, a veteran contender rises to the occasion, an MMA legend retires in the cage and a new champion is crowned.

UFC Vegas 11 on ESPN+ delivered great fights, with even more entertainment value than some past Pay-Per-View events.

On Saturday, the UFC hosted its first Pay-Per-View event in over a month, in addition to its first return to Fight Island since hosting a four-fight slate in July. 

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UFC Fight Island 4 proved to be an exciting card with the women’s Bantamweight division on full display.

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UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen hosted six main card fights that displayed a little bit of everything on Saturday. A couple big first round knockouts and unanimous decisions were littered throughout the card and culminated in a variety of results.


UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung will host two fights with top-ranked contenders in both of their divisions.

In the promotion’s second fight back since its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellator MMA hosted a fantastic lineup of fights that showcased everything from title contention to the game’s newest talent.

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