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8:44 PM ET Bellator MMA’s middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will defend his 185-pound title against Rafael Lovato Jr. on Jan. 26 in Inglewood, California, the promotion announced on Monday. Mousasi (45-6-2) is coming off a terrific performance in September, knocking out welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in the second round of a champion vs. champion title
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7:11 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN The first time an MMA event exceeded a million pay-per-view buys was in 2006, when UFC 66 reached 1.050 million homes. The headlining fight that night in Las Vegas was Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz II, a rematch of a fiery bout from two years earlier that had done barely
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12:56 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show is back on Monday with another star-studded edition. The show, aired live on Twitter, features appearances by two legends of the sport who will return to the cage this weekend, plus the winner of this past weekend’s UFC event, a Bellator
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11:31 AM ET UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich suffered a broken orbital bone after being attacked, her manager, Brian Butler-Au, confirmed to ESPN on Monday morning. Ostovich was taken to a hospital in Hawaii for treatment and has recently been released. The news was first reported by TMZ. Rachael Ostovich was attacked, putting her next match
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1:41 AM ET The UFC held its first event in the country of Argentina on Saturday, and the crowd went home happy — courtesy of Santiago Ponzinibbio. Fighting out of La Plata, Argentina, Ponzinibbio (27-3) knocked out Neil Magny (21-7) with a vicious right hand to the chin at 2:36 of the fourth round. The
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7:19 PM ET UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White. Diaz (26-9) has agreed to face Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight contest at UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Additional sources told ESPN that contracts for the bout are
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