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Tyson Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Sat...
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Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in 11th round thriller

Tyson Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Saturday night, retaining his WBC title.
3 months ago
Conor McGregor sits while receiving attention for injury while fighting Dustin Poirier in a UFC 264...
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Conor McGregor injures leg, Poirier wins UFC 264 showdown

Conor McGregor's leg and ankle buckled when he stepped back from a blow by Dustin Poirier that downed the former two-division UFC champion.
6 months ago
In this handout image provided by the UFC, Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Co...
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Dustin Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor in 2nd round at UFC 257

Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches Sunday, avenging his loss to the Irish superstar with a knockout victory at UFC 257.
1 year ago
Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger...
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Usman, Volkanovski, Yan leave Fight Island with belts

Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday.
2 years ago
In this handout image provided by UFC, Dustin Poirier celebrates after his victory over Dan Hooker ...
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Dustin Poirier wins decision over Dan Hooker in UFC thriller

Dustin Poirier won a thrilling unanimous decision over Dan Hooker on Saturday night after surviving a brutal second round.
2 years ago
Curtis Blaydes battles Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Ni...
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Curtis Blaydes stifles Volkov in UFC heavyweight bout

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes dominated Alexander Volkov with wrestling Saturday night, earning his fourth consecutive victory.
2 years ago
In this handout provided by UFC, Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates after her unanimous-decision vic...
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Amanda Nunes dominates Spencer, defends belt at UFC 250

Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend two championship belts while actively holding the titles in both weight classes Saturday night.
2 years ago
In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Conor McGregor smiles after defeating Donald "Cowboy" ...
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Conor McGregor makes 3rd retirement announcement in 4 years

Conor McGregor, the 31-year-old Irish superstar in the UFC, has announced his retirement for the third time in four years.
2 years ago
In this handout provided by UFC, Gilbert Burns of Brazil reacts after his victory over Tyron Woodle...
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Gilbert Burns routs Woodley in UFC’s return to Las Vegas

Gilbert Burns dominated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
2 years ago
Charles Oliveira of Brazil celebrates after his submission victory over Kevin Lee in their lightwei...
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UFC Brasilia holds 12 bouts as Dana White proclaims ‘we’re not stopping’

The UFC staged a full fight card in an empty arena Saturday night in Brazil's capital city, sticking to its plan in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
2 years ago
Ryan Bader made a name for himself as one of the hardest workers on Arizona State’s wrestling tea...
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ASU alumnus Ryan Bader closing in on UFC title

Ryan Bader made a name for himself as one of the hardest workers on Arizona State’s wrestling team, posting an 88-34 college record during his career in the early 2000s. His former coach, Thom Ortiz, believes his work ethic and dedication are his greatest assets. “He worked hard. Cain (Velasquez), Bader and CB (Dolloway), they […]
5 years ago
According to a report on UFC.com, Arizona native Joe Riggs will finally make his long awaited retur...
Jules Tompkins

Arizona native Joe Riggs set to make UFC return against Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 13

According to a report on UFC.com, Arizona native Joe Riggs will finally make his long awaited return to the octagon against fellow welterweight Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. Riggs (40-14), an Arizona native, has not competed under the UFC banners since suffering a first round knockout loss to Diego Sanchez at […]
7 years ago
It looks like John Moraga finally got his wish. On Monday night, the UFC announced Maryvale’s...
Jules Tompkins

Maryvale’s John Moraga set to face Jusier Formiga in front of home crowd at UFC on FOX 13

It looks like John Moraga finally got his wish. On Monday night, the UFC announced Maryvale’s proudest son will get to step into the octagon in front of his home crowd at the U.S. Airways Center in downtown Phoenix to face fellow flyweight contender Jussier ‘Formiga’ da Silva at UFC on FOX 13. Moraga (15-3), […]
7 years ago
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Arizona Sports

Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic set to headline UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

Just days after it was revealed that heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve were set to meet at UFC on FOX 13, two new heavyweight matchups also became official for the highly anticipated event. On Friday, the UFC announced that former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos would make his long-awaited return to the octagon against […]
7 years ago
The UFC’s first trip to the Valley just got a whole lot bigger. Literally. On Wednesday night...
Jules Tompkins

Two more fights added to UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

The UFC’s first trip to the Valley just got a whole lot bigger. Literally. On Wednesday night, the UFC announced a heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve had officially been added to UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. Overeem (37-14), a former K-1, Dream and Strikeforce champion, will be looking to get his […]
7 years ago
A key middleweight matchup has officially become the first bout added to the recently announced UFC...
Arizona Sports

Former ASU wrestler C.B. Dollaway set to meet Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil

A key middleweight matchup has officially become the first bout added to the recently announced UFC Fight Night 58 card in Brazil. On Wednesday, the UFC took to Twitter to reveal Arizona native C.B. Dollaway will face former middleweight contender Lyoto Machida. There is no word on whether this fight will serve as the night’s […]
7 years ago
UFC on FOX 13 has finally added its first bout. On Wednesday, the UFC officially announced Phoenix ...
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Jamie Varner vs. Drew Dober becomes first bout announced UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

UFC on FOX 13 has finally added its first bout. On Wednesday, the UFC officially announced Phoenix native Jamie Varner would be squaring off against Drew Dober in a lightweight bout on the Dec. 13 fight card. .@JamieVarner vs @DrewDober added to #UFCFightNight on FOX in Phoenix, AZ (December 13) Story: http://t.co/Fs7JkfiTWQ — UFC News […]
7 years ago
Ever since the UFC announced its plans to hold UFC on FOX 13 in downtown Phoenix, the MMA community...
Arizona Sports

UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘We are going to deliver something big to Phoenix’

Ever since the UFC announced its plans to hold UFC on FOX 13 in downtown Phoenix, the MMA community has been abuzz over which fighters should main event the December fight card. While the promotion has yet to announce any fights, prominent Arizona based fighters such as Benson Henderson, Jamie Varner and Kelvin Gastelum and […]
8 years ago
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Arizona Sports

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum headlines stacked UFC 180 card in Mexico City

The main card of the UFC’s first trip to Mexico City has finally been unveiled. Tuesday, the UFC traveled to Mexico to kick off ticket sales for UFC 180 and unveil several bouts scheduled to appear on the November 15 fight card set to take place at the Arena Ciudad de México. Headlining the card […]
8 years ago
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor is about as far away from Arizona as one can go and still be in the Un...
Arizona Sports

UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader snaps Ovince Saint Preux’s win streak, eyes Phoenix card in December

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor is about as far away from Arizona as one can go and still be in the United States. With a population of a little more than 30,000 residents, or roughly half the size of the student body at Arizona State University, this charming riverfront city has to be one of the […]
8 years ago
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UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux Head-to-Toe Breakdown

The UFC is heading to New England to bring fight fans UFC Fight Night 47 live from Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Headlining the night’s card is a light heavyweight matchup between former Arizona State wrestling All-American Ryan Bader (17-4) and the surging Ovince St. Preux (16-5) Bader, currently the ninth-ranked light heavyweight according […]
8 years ago
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Arizona Sports

MMA champ Tito Ortiz to meet fans at blood drive in northeast Phoenix

United Blood Services is holding a blood drive Sunday at Paradise Valley Mall and is giving donors a chance to meet MMA champion Tito Ortiz. The “Fight for Life” drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Sears. Ortiz is participating in the event on behalf of Mia McPoland, an 11-year-old girl […]
8 years ago
As expected, the UFC is heading to downtown Phoenix to bring fight fans UFC on FOX 13 from the U.S....
Jules Tompkins

UFC on FOX 13 confirmed for December event in Phoenix

As expected, the UFC is heading to downtown Phoenix to bring fight fans UFC on FOX 13 from the U.S. Airways Center on Dec. 13. This announcement comes a few months after it was reported the UFC was targeting Phoenix for a potential end of the year fight card . However following UFC on FOX […]
8 years ago
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) will finally make his long-awaited return to ...
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Dominic Cruz set to return against Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) will finally make his long-awaited return to the octagon against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2) at UFC 178 on September 27. ESPN originally reported the news. This comes after three years of inactivity due to a series of knee injuries, which started with a severe ACL tear while filming The […]
8 years ago