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11:05 AM ET One week after being released by the UFC, Aspen Ladd has a new home with the PFL. Ladd (9-3) has signed on to compete in PFL’s 2023 regular season as a featherweight, she and the promotion announced Tuesday. The PFL’s season format has not previously included a female featherweight division, only lightweight.
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10:19 PM ET The first-ever quadrilogy fight in UFC history will take place early next year in South America. Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his flyweight belt against former champion and current interim champ Brandon Moreno at UFC 283 on Jan. 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday. Figueiredo, who
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Welcome to Midnight Mania! It takes a lifetime of hard work and wrestling accomplishment to become an overnight sensation, but Bo Nickal is taking the MMA world by storm. Two effortless finish wins on “Contenders Series” have fans very excited about the Middleweight’s championship potential, but some have cautioned that too quick a rise could
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Bo Nickal feels he’s ready for Khazmat Chimaev right away. The newest member of Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) roster hasn’t even fought for five minutes in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career as a whole. After Nickal made his initial callout of Chimaev following his contract-winning performance last week (Sept. 27, 2022), Chimaev hit the
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Fedor Emelianenko is eager to rematch Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. Since losing to Bader in the heavyweight grand prix final in January 2019, Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has scored back-to-back first-round knockouts of Quinton Jackson and Timothy Johnson. The legendary heavyweight is looking to fight one more time before calling
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1:06 AM ET LONG BEACH, Calif. — Patricio “Pitbull” Freire‘s stranglehold on the Bellator featherweight division will continue. Freire beat Adam Borics via one-sided unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 50-45) in the main event of Bellator 286 on Saturday night at Long Beach Arena. “Pitbull” retained his 145-pound belt with the victory and now has a
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