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5:50 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The UFC’s strawweight champion, Zhang Weili, says her upcoming title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 on March 7 has taken on a “deeper significance” due to the ongoing health crisis in her native China. Earlier this month, Zhang (20-1) was forced to flee her normal training camp
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12:50 PM ET Khabib Nurmagomedov has made his lack of desire to fight Conor McGregor again no secret. In an interview with TMZ on Wednesday, the UFC lightweight champion doubled down. Nurmagomedov said fans only want a rematch between him and McGregor to see a continuation of “what happened last time.” In the lead up
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3:25 PM ET UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will attempt to defend his title in enemy territory when he meets Brazilian legend Jose Aldo in Sao Paulo later this year. UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Monday that the 135-pound championship fight will headline UFC 250 on May 19 in Sao Paulo. Additional sources
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12:39 PM ET A potential No. 1 contender fight involving “The Korean Zombie” will have to wait a few months. Chan Sung Jung, the popular UFC featherweight, has opted for eye surgery and is planning a return to the Octagon in the summer, his manager Jason House confirmed with ESPN on Monday. Jung suffered an
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10:50 PM ET Dan Hooker kissed his daughter, hugged his wife Isabella and went down the front row embracing his teammates. As he walked toward backstage, he let out two loud roars. With a badly swollen jaw late in a pivotal career fight, Hooker was able to stave off an incredibly game Paul Felder with
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10:46 PM ET Dan Hooker got a signature win in New Zealand this weekend, his first headlining slot in his home country. It was a hard-fought, back-and-forth split-decision win over Paul Felder in the main event of UFC Auckland on Sunday. With three consecutive wins, Hooker is in prime position to get another big fight
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