Usman, Edwards make weight for UFC 278 struggle

SALT LAKE CITY — The most effective pound-for-pound fighter on this planet can be again within the Octagon this weekend. Kamaru Usman and challenger Leon Edwards efficiently made weight Friday morning — each at precisely 170 kilos — for his or her welterweight title struggle in the principle occasion of UFC 278 on Saturday at …

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To GOAT or to not GOAT: Kamaru Usman has a path to changing into the best — if he needs it

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman hasn’t fought in almost 10 months. Normally, those that observe this sport seek advice from that period of time between fights as a “layoff” — however nothing about how Usman selected to spend these 10 months feels like a lot of a break. “Everybody says, ‘You …

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Rating the fights at UFC 278: Kamaru Usman-Leon Edwards a must-see, plus the return of a legend

For sports activities followers, there’s nothing extra exhilarating than watching one of the best of one of the best carry out. Whether or not it is LeBron James or Lionel Messi, Serena Williams or Tom Brady, the greats of each sport elevate the viewing expertise. So, MMA followers, welcome to UFC 278, a showcase for …

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Vera KOs Cruz in 4th spherical at UFC San Diego

Marlon Vera‘s nickname is “Chito,” a Spanish-language colloquialism that basically means “shush.” Vera quieted the gang briefly Saturday, knocking out former two-time champion Dominick Cruz in Cruz’s adopted hometown in the primary occasion of UFC San Diego. Vera landed a left kick to Cruz’s head, placing him out chilly within the fourth spherical. The end …

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UFC raises ‘by no means gonna occur’ below White

UFC president Dana White says fighter pay within the group will not change dramatically whereas he’s in his present place, telling GQ in a video published Thursday that he believes fighters “receives a commission what they’re speculated to receives a commission.” The subject of fighter pay has been a hot-button situation in MMA for years …

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Bantamweight breakdown: What Vera, Cruz, Aldo, O’Malley and others want to be able to get a title shot

The UFC males’s bantamweight division will assume middle stage over the approaching months, as eight of the highest 10 contenders have fights booked, together with champion Aljamain Sterling. The marquee 135-pound motion begins this weekend with a five-round fundamental occasion between former champion Dominick Cruz (24-Three) and Marlon “Chito” Vera (21-7-1) in San Diego. One …

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Qunilan pulled from UFC bout following drug check

UFC welterweight Josh Quinlan was pulled from his UFC Battle Night time bout Saturday resulting from an atypical drug discovering, the UFC introduced. USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping accomplice, detected a hint quantity of the long-term metabolite (or M3 metabolite) of the steroid dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) in a Quinlan urine pattern, the promotion mentioned. The quantity in …

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Adesanya to defend title vs. Pereira at UFC 281

The UFC has its Madison Sq. Backyard foremost occasion. Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title towards outdated rival Alex Pereira within the headliner of UFC 281 on Nov. 12 in New York, Adesanya introduced Friday on SportsCenter. Pereira owns two wins over Adesanya in kickboxing, together with one through knockout. ESPN has Adesanya …

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Velasquez pleads not responsible to tried homicide

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez pleaded not responsible Friday in an tried homicide case in Santa Clara (California) County, his lawyer Mark Geragos instructed ESPN. Velasquez, 40, is being charged with attempted murder and 10 other gun-related charges stemming from an incident the place he allegedly chased down a person, Harry Goularte – who’s …

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Conor McGregor hints he might not return to UFC in cryptic tweet

NEWNow you can take heed to Fox Information articles! Conor McGregor has been ramping as much as return to UFC late this 12 months or early subsequent, however he despatched a cryptic message on Thursday that could possibly be an indication of a retirement (once more). McGregor’s agent launched an announcement on Wednesday that combating …

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