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TORONTO — When the UFC created a 125-pound female weight class one year ago, many believed Valentina Shevchenko would be the one to rule it. Those projections are looking rather accurate. Shevchenko (16-3) claimed the UFC’s flyweight title on Saturday in a dominant decision against former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The 125-pound title fight co-headlined
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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway opened up about his battle with depression over the past year, calling 2018 “a tough one.” “It’s been a rough year, but it’s not how you start the race, it’s definitely how you finish,” he told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Monday. “I’m glad we get to finish strong. I’m glad
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos picked up a key win on the road, knocking out up-and-comer Tai Tuivasa in the second round Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Adelaide, Australia. Dos Santos (20-5) absorbed a nasty low leg kick in the opening round, which appeared to hamper his mobility early on. He regrouped
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UFC star Conor McGregor has been banned from driving for six months after pleading guilty to speeding. McGregor, 30, admitted to driving at 96mph in a 60mph zone in October 2017 in County Kildare, Ireland. The former UFC featherweight and light-heavyweight champion was also fined €1,000 (£880). McGregor apologised to Judge Diamond Zaidan as his
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INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It took him 12 years, but Tito Ortiz finally got the revenge he was looking for Saturday night. In an unexpected trilogy bout between two of MMA’s greatest rivals, Ortiz (20-12-1) knocked out Chuck Liddell at 4 minutes, 24 seconds of the opening round at The Forum. The 205-pound contest headlined the
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Arnold Berdon, the husband of UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Berdon, who turned himself into Honolulu police late Tuesday, has not been formally charged with a crime but remained in police custody as of Wednesday evening. Ostovich, 27, was hospitalized last weekend with a broken orbital bone, according
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