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South Africa’s Martin van Staden and American Dave Mazany share the same dream and they’re willing to take each other’s heads off to achieve it. Van Staden (26-10-0) will defend his EFC lightweight belt for the first time against the former champion at the GrandWest Arena in Cape Town on Saturday night. While reigning supreme
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UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani he wants to face bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw next and “will knock him out.” Dillashaw is coming off a first-round TKO win against Cody Garbrandt this past Saturday at UFC 227 to retain the belt. On the same card, Cejudo upset 11-time division champion Demetrious Johnson
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LOS ANGELES — Saturday’s reboot of a bantamweight title struggle between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt performed out equally to the primary assembly eight months in the past, although this time, it took Dillashaw just one spherical to get it carried out. Dillashaw (16-Three) knocked out Garbrandt (11-2), his heated rival and former teammate, at
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Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman has signed a take care of the World Naked Knuckle Preventing Federation (WBKFF) to compete in a boxing match later this yr. Merriman, 34, has teased the opportunity of competing in fight sports activities, notably combined martial arts, for years. A 3-time Professional Bowl choice with the San Diego Chargers,
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Prosecutors nonetheless intend to pursue home violence fees towards Nick Diaz after a grand jury declined to indict the UFC fighter. Diaz was arrested in Could and charged with home battery and felony home battery by strangulation. He was launched from the Clark County Detention Heart on an $18,000 bond. Diaz’s lawyer, Ross Goodman, argued
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In the principle occasion of UFC 227, TJ Dillashaw will defend his UFC bantamweight championship towards former champion and chief rival Cody Garbrandt. Dillashaw defeated Garbrandt for the title by way of second-round knockout within the co-main occasion of UFC 217. At a look, the 2 fighters seem like comparable from a stylistic and statistical
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10:28 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN There’s nothing fairly just like the edgy anticipation of that first collision. Possibly it is an invulnerable champion defending the belt in opposition to an unbeaten up-and-comer, or a pair of top-rung contenders who eyed one another as every ascended the ladder, assembly on the summit. No matter confrontational crossroads
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