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PERTH, Australia — Luke Rockhold arrived on a camel. Yoel Romero just wanted to dance. Yes, it was a bizarre workout session in Perth, but the local supporters lapped it all up as they countdown the hours to their first taste of UFC action. Fifteen deep they stood at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, fans keen to
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The UFC wanted to promote Australian middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in his home country this weekend, but it wasn’t meant to be. UFC 221 was supposed to feature Whittaker’s first title defense against former champ Luke Rockhold in Perth, Australia, but a myriad of health issues forced him from the card. The UFC replaced Whittaker
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Undefeated Irish featherweight James Gallagher will face Hungary’s Adam Borics in the main event of Bellator 196 on April 6, in Budapest, Hungary. Bellator MMA officials confirmed the 145-pound headliner with ESPN on Thursday. The event will air on the Paramount Network in the United States. Undefeated Irish featherweight James Gallagher, left, will headline Bellator
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The UFC has finalized a female featherweight title fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas. The promotion has been furiously working on a new main event this week, after Max Holloway, UFC 222’s original headliner, was forced to pull out with an ankle injury. Holloway
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Nate Diaz is serious about returning to the Octagon in 2018, and he is looking at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley as his next opponent. The UFC star hasn’t fought since a majority decision loss to Conor McGregor in their lucrative rematch in August 2016. Diaz (19-11) told ESPN he was content sitting out in 2017,
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley hit a milestone in his recovery from shoulder surgery this week, and is starting to think about his next opponent. If he had to make a guess right now, the frontrunner is Nate Diaz. “I think that fight will happen,” said Woodley, who is regaining his range of motion this
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10:48 AM ET ESPN staff UFC 221, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Perth, Australia, features an intriguing headline fight between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold for the interim middleweight title. Rockhold was initially slated to compete against Robert Whittaker, but the Australian champion had to pull out due to injury. His new opponent
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UFC president Dana White publicly slammed veteran referee Mario Yamasaki for his officiating of a women’s bout at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Yamasaki oversaw a female flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko (15-3) and Priscila Cachoeira (8-1) in Belem, Brazil. Shevchenko was a massive 10-to-1 betting favorite going in and dominated Cachoeira. Fighting in front
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