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Joe Rogan wonders if Islam Makhachev can handle Alexander Volkanovski’s speed. Lightweight champion Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) will make his first title defense against Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) in the UFC 284 headliner Feb. 11 at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The event airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+.
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To be the best you have to beat the best, but according to American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez, sometimes a single win can push a fighter higher up the rankings than they may otherwise deserve. Interestingly enough, Mendez was talking about this in relation to his own fighter, Islam Makhachev. Following Makhachev’s dominating win
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UFC newcomer Bo Nickal is under no illusion about the kind of mixed martial arts skillset that he’ll need in order to reach his ambitions inside the cage. Nickal, a three-time NCAA Division I National Champion and three-time Big Ten Conference champion out of Pennsylvania State University, secured his place on the UFC’s middleweight roster with a pair of dominant
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Nov 23, 2022 UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira says he went into his title fight against Israel Adesanya at less than 100%. Pereira told ESPN Brazil’s Gustavo Faldon in an interview Wednesday that he suffered torn ligaments in his right middle finger two months ago and couldn’t grapple for two to three weeks during his
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2:00 AM ET UFC star Conor McGregor is not currently in the promotion’s drug-testing pool and will likely need to be in the pool for six months before competing again, a spokesperson for USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, told ESPN on Saturday. McGregor, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, has been out of action
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Despite her spotless professional MMA record, Dakota Ditcheva admits she has struggled to believe in her abilities as a fighter. The 24-year-old flyweight is now two fights into her PFL journey after a vicious first-round knockout of Katherine Corogenes on the prelims of 2022 PFL Championships at Madison Square Garden. Ditcheva (7-0) has finished both
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Alex Pereira looks like a giant slab of stone brought to life to kill people as part of an evil curse. But, even he gets afraid when it comes to cage fighting. In a recent interview, UFC’s newly-minuted Middleweight champion revealed that he’d never been more afraid in a fight than when he had to
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1:20 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Kayla Harrison, the two-time defending PFL women’s lightweight champion and the promotion’s most dominant fighter, is undefeated no more. Larissa Pacheco, who twice before had faced Harrison and had lost both times, got a stunning victory in her third crack at Harrison on Friday night in New York. The fight
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