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Life after UFC used to mean signing autographs at a car dealership in New Jersey. These days, former cage fighters have enough name recognition to continue their combat sports careers in other disciplines, like jiu-jitsu tournaments and boxing matches. So it should come as no surprise to learn that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is making his
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4:17 PM ET Bellator has penned a deal with a controversial former college wrestling standout. Earlier this week, Bellator signed Pat Downey III, a former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler, to a contract, the promotion confirmed with ESPN on Friday. Downey, 29, has yet to make his MMA debut. He will compete in Bellator’s middleweight
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2:09 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a five-round main event between former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and rising contender Rafael Fiziev for Feb. 19, multiple sources told ESPN. Contracts have not been signed, but both sides have agreed to the matchup. The 155-pound contest will headline the UFC Fight Night event in Las
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