MMA

9:30 AM ET Rose Namajunas‘ last fight was more than 14 months ago. On that night, in Brazil, she lost her strawweight title in dramatic fashion after she was knocked out following a slam by Jessica Andrade. Following the bout, Namajunas said she might never fight again. Six months later, in an emotional interview, she
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4:39 PM ET Associated Press One Championship will return to major competition with a show in Bangkok on July 31. The prominent Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion confirmed its plan Monday. One Championship hasn’t held an event featuring its top athletes since late February after the coronavirus pandemic shut down many public gatherings in the
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2:17 PM ET One of the UFC’s top middleweight prospects is looking at an extended time away from the Octagon. Brendan Allen suffered three broken bones in his face in a bout with Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Allen’s manager Brian Butler tweeted Sunday. UPDATE: @BrendanAllenMMA suffered 3
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11:37 PM ET In a bloody and action-packed slugfest, Dustin Poirier edged Dan Hooker by unanimous decision Saturday at UFC Fight Night’s main event at the promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47 and 48-46 for Poirier. Both fighters set a furious pace and had success doing damage with power
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5:55 PM ET One of the reasons UFC bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera has not fought in more than a year was revealed Friday: Rivera said he and his wife both had the coronavirus two months ago. Rivera told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani that he tested positive for COVID-19 in April and that his wife, Samantha, contracted
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2:08 AM ET A UFC fighter has been removed from a card this weekend due to a positive COVID-19 test in his camp. One of Ramiz Brahimaj‘s cornermen tested positive for coronavirus this week and Brahimaj will no longer be able to compete at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker on Saturday night in Las
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1:43 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones said if he needs to sit out several years to stand up for what he believes is right, it’s something he will be remembered for more than his fighting. But he is optimistic the UFC ultimately will meet him halfway in negotiations. Jones has said he
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