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An undisclosed injury has forced UFC flyweight Paige VanZant to withdraw from a scheduled fight against Jessica Eye at UFC 216 next week in Las Vegas. Officials confirmed the fight cancellation to ESPN on Monday. A replacement opponent will not be sought for Eye. MMAFighting.com first reported VanZant’s withdrawal. VanZant (7-3) has not yet fought
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In MMA, there’s truth to the punchline: You should see the other guy. Deep in the heart of New York’s Madison Square Garden, Clay Patrick McBride captured portraits of each Bellator 180 contestant after matches in the iconic arena. The results are written on the fighters’ faces, euphoria and bitterness etched in every cut and
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There is no sugarcoating Aaron Pico‘s first professional fight. It was an unmitigated disaster. The 20-year-old prospect has been championed as the next big thing for years. He signed with Bellator MMA in 2014, but he didn’t make his debut until last weekend because of an attempt to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.
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Combate Americas has announced a one-night, eight-man Copa Combate tournament on Nov. 11 in Cancun, Mexico, featuring a grand prize of $100,000. Officials confirmed the event to ESPN on Tuesday. The tournament will feature 135-pound bantamweights from the U.S., Latin American countries and Spain. Ronda Rousey’s longtime trainer thinks that there is a 50-50 chance
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Leaving the cheering arena behind, Im “Larva” Hong-gyu — 6 feet and 250 pounds — lumbers into the media room, which seems too small for his size. His hair is dyed reddish-brown, slicked back with a side part. His beard is thick but sharp, a full Garibaldi. And he’s wearing mirrored sunglasses. Sure, it’s 9
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Ronda Rousey’s longtime trainer Edmond Tarverdyan believes there is a “50-50” chance the UFC star ever fights again. Rousey (12-2) has declined to address her fighting future since a one-sided knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 last December. UFC president Dana White has stated he believes it’s unlikely she’ll fight again. Speaking to
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