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5:36 PM ET The top mixed martial arts promotion in Asia will run its next major event with no fans in attendance. ONE Championship fighters competing at ONE: King of the Jungle on Feb. 28 in Singapore will do so in an empty arena, company CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced Monday on Facebook. The decision is
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11:29 PM ET Jan Blachowicz knew he needed to make a serious statement Saturday to even have the slightest shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. And that’s exactly what he did. Blachowicz (26-8) recorded the 16th finish of his professional career, as he knocked out Corey Anderson (13-5) with a devastating right hand
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7:05 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Henry Cejudo is on a quest to cement his MMA legacy, and he has a former champion and a current one in his sights. Cejudo, the UFC bantamweight titleholder and former flyweight champ, told ESPN on Saturday that Jose Aldo is his likely next opponent. He also said he’s
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11:44 AM ET A potential light heavyweight title eliminator is officially set. Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz both made weight Friday morning for their possible No. 1 contender matchup, which is scheduled for Saturday night in the main event of UFC Rio Rancho in New Mexico. Anderson weighed 205 pounds, while Blachowicz hit the scale
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3:36 PM ET Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey announced Thursday that she is launching her streaming career next week on Facebook Gaming. Her inaugural stream will begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. She said she will donate the proceeds from the stream to Australian bushfire recovery. Game streaming is one of the most authentic mediums,&
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10:53 AM ET UFC will return to Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 15, 2020 at the 3Arena, the organisation has announced. Conor McGregor delivered a punishing first-round knockout of Diego Brandao, after 11 months out of the sport, in the headline bout when the event came to the city in 2014. 1 Related The event first
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4:43 PM ET UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn was in a single-vehicle crash last week and is currently under investigation for possible DUI, a Hawaii Police Department spokesperson confirmed Wednesday with ESPN. There are currently no charges against Penn, 41. Police responded to calls of a black truck speeding, losing control and flipping into
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7:34 PM ET Manny Pacquiao has signed with Paradigm Sports Management, the company announced on Tuesday. In its announcement, the agency said he signed because he is looking to “solidify the final years of his boxing legacy.” According to the announcement, Pacquiao, a reigning welterweight world titleholder, the only fighter to win world titles in
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5:18 PM ET With the indefinite loss of its middleweight champion, Bellator has moved to a veritable superfight for the vacated belt. Gegard Mousasi will face welterweight champion Douglas Lima for the vacant Bellator middleweight title on May 9 in San Jose, California, Bellator president Scott Coker announced Tuesday on Twitter. The title was relinquished
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6:00 PM ET In an evolving sport in which gripes against officiating are commonplace, the Kansas Athletic Commission will experiment with a major change. Beginning March 1, the KAC will offer MMA promoters the option for “real-time” scoring, Kansas boxing commissioner Adam Roorbach told ESPN on Monday. After every round, the score of the fight
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4:12 PM ET UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko believes a third fight against Amanda Nunes will happen at some point, but she’s enjoying her reign in the 125-pound division and sees Joanne Calderwood as her likely next opponent. “[Calderwood] makes sense,” Shevchenko said Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “She’s closer for the next
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