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Report: Werdum to face Oleinik in main event of UFC Moscow

Report: Werdum to face Oleinik in main event of UFC Moscow

The UFC's first trip to Russia will feature one of the country's most accomplished MMA veterans.Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will face Russia's Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of UFC
Liddell's coach disagrees with decision to return, but open to cornering

Liddell's coach disagrees with decision to return, but open to cornering

John Hackleman, the longtime head coach of Chuck Liddell, was as shocked as the rest of the MMA world when he heard his pupil wanted to return to the cage after an eight-year layoff.Hackleman told
Cro Cop out of Bellator 200 headliner vs. Nelson due to injury

Cro Cop out of Bellator 200 headliner vs. Nelson due to injury

Mirko Cro Cop has been forced to withdraw from Friday's Bellator 200 headlining fight against Roy Nelson, the promotion confirmed to Gareth A. Davies of The Telegraph.While Bellator did not specify
Coming up fast: 4 young winners from UFC Chile on paths to stardom

Coming up fast: 4 young winners from UFC Chile on paths to stardom

The UFC's first card held in Chile didn't appear to have much going for it leading up to Saturday night other than a pieced-together main event between Kamaru Usman and Demian Maia, who stepped in on
Usman calls for title fight after thorough domination of Maia

Usman calls for title fight after thorough domination of Maia

Kamaru Usman is keeping to his word, and he's coming for that strap.Usman continued his climb up the welterweight ladder by taking down No. 5-ranked Demian Maia in convincing fashion Saturday night at
Usman grinds out decision win over Maia in UFC Chile main event

Usman grinds out decision win over Maia in UFC Chile main event

Kamaru Usman notched the biggest win of his UFC career on Saturday night, defeating Demian Maia by unanimous decision in the main event in Santiago, Chile - the UFC's first event in the country.Usman
Cannetti tops Rivas, only Chilean on card, in country's 1st UFC event

Cannetti tops Rivas, only Chilean on card, in country's 1st UFC event

Guido Cannetti spoiled the party in Santiago, Chile on Saturday night.In the UFC's first trip to Chile, the country's only fighter on the night - Diego Rivas - lost via unanimous decision to Cannetti
Pantoja picks apart Moreno for UD win in rematch of TUF showdown

Pantoja picks apart Moreno for UD win in rematch of TUF showdown

Alexandre Pantoja might have Brandon Moreno's number.The 28-year-old Brazilian defeated Moreno on Saturday night at UFC Chile for the second time after their first meeting on The Ultimate Fighter 24
Puelles opens UFC Chile with stunning comeback submission win over Silva

Puelles opens UFC Chile with stunning comeback submission win over Silva

Claudio Puelles pulled off his first-ever UFC victory in ridiculously dramatic fashion on Saturday in the opening bout of the promotion's first trip to Chile.The 22-year-old Peruvian lightweight's
Report: Dan Hooker to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 226

Report: Dan Hooker to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 226

If UFC 226 wasn't loaded enough already, another barn burner just got added.Dan Hooker will take on Gilbert Burns in a lightweight tilt on the July 7 card in Las Vegas, Marvin France of Stuff.co.nz
Paul Daley signs with new management, aims for bout with MVP

Paul Daley signs with new management, aims for bout with MVP

The relationship between Paul Daley and Bellator can still be salvaged.The 35-year-old teased the idea of retiring when his current contract ends with Bellator after feuding with Scott Coker over
Till doubts Thompson's experience: No 35-year-old can last 3 rounds with me

Till doubts Thompson's experience: No 35-year-old can last 3 rounds with me

Warning: Story contains coarse languageDarren Till is as confident as ever heading into the biggest fight of his MMA career.Despite his opponent Stephen Thompson having more than twice as many bouts
UFC Chile preview: Will Usman's rise continue or does Maia have more left?

UFC Chile preview: Will Usman's rise continue or does Maia have more left?

Kamaru Usman is finally fighting in a main event, and while it may have taken longer than he wanted, it's an ideal situation for the "Nigerian Nightmare."The 31-year-old was set to face Santiago
Aubin-Mercier, Hernandez to meet in Calgary after lightning-quick KOs

Aubin-Mercier, Hernandez to meet in Calgary after lightning-quick KOs

There might be a quick fight in the Scotiabank Saddledome.Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Alexander Hernandez will square off in a lightweight tilt at UFC Fight Night Calgary on July 28, the promotion
Maia, Usman make weight for UFC Fight Night Chile

Maia, Usman make weight for UFC Fight Night Chile

There was no drama and there were no cancellations following weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night Chile on Friday morning.The headliners for Saturday's card, Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman, each made weight
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani joins ESPN

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani joins ESPN

MMA insider Ariel Helwani announced Thursday he'll join ESPN next month.Helwani, who will make the leap from MMAFighting.com, will host his own podcast as well as a shared podcast with Bellator
UFC Chile predictions: Is Maia ready for the 'Nigerian Nightmare'?

UFC Chile predictions: Is Maia ready for the 'Nigerian Nightmare'?

Prior to Saturday's UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile, theScore's Mitch Sanderson makes his picks for the evening's main-card bouts.WelterweightDemian Maia (19-8 UFC, 25-8) vs. Kamaru Usman (7-0
UFC to hold debut event in Russia on Sept. 15

UFC to hold debut event in Russia on Sept. 15

The UFC will make its maiden voyage to Russia later this year.The promotion announced Wednesday that UFC Fight Night Moscow will be held at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow on Sept. 15."The demand from our
McGregor's coach thinks 'it's a bad move' for Mayweather to enter Octagon

McGregor's coach thinks 'it's a bad move' for Mayweather to enter Octagon

Conor McGregor's striking coach, Owen Roddy, says Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be making a big mistake if he decides to step into the Octagon with the Irishman.Roddy issued a warning to Mayweather in an
Sen. Orrin Hatch to introduce anti-sports betting bill after court ruling

Sen. Orrin Hatch to introduce anti-sports betting bill after court ruling

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said he will lead the charge on a new bill to keep sports gambling banned after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law Monday."At stake here is the very integrity