Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 'boxing match' ends in a draw
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by Jeff Cain
9h ago
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former title challenger Chael Sonnen fought in an exhibition boxing match in Brazil on Saturday.  It was a trilogy match for the former UFC rivals.   Sonnen and Silva first fought at UFC 117 in August 2010.  Sonnen was a heavy underdog heading into the fight but thoroughly dominated Silva for the first four rounds.  Just after the midway mark of the final frame, after being taken down again, Silva locked on a triangle choke and pull victory from the jaws of defeat.   In the rematch at UFC 148 in July 2012, S ..read more
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Tatsuro Taira defeats Alex Perez in UFC Vegas 93 main event
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by Jeff Cain
13h ago
The UFC Apex in Las Vegas hosted Saturday's UFC Vegas 93 event.  Headlining the fight card was a flyweight bout between fifth-ranked Alex Perez and 13th-ranked Tatsuro Taira. Both men officially weighed in at 126 pounds on Friday.   Perez entered the fight having snapped a three-fight losing streak in his last outing.  Coming off a knockout win over Matheus Nicolau in April, Perez was looking to build momentum.  Taira made the walk to the octagon undefeated in his six-year mixed martial arts career.  The Japanese fighter was looking to extend his impress ..read more
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Gervonta Davis stops Frank Martin with vicious round eight knockout
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by Joshua Ryan
13h ago
Gervonta Davis has once again lived up to the hype, delivering yet another memorable knock out–this time against the tough Frank Martin.  After a fiery buildup to the fight, fans were looking forward to watching Davis take on the challenge posed by Martin. Despite being scheduled for twelve rounds, it only took eight for 'Tank' to impose his will and get the job done. Frank Martin showed up in the opening rounds, controlling the fight early on. Proceedings slowly began shifting in favor of Gervonta Davis who implemented a constant forward pressure that was hard for his opponent to ke ..read more
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UFC Vegas 93 Live Results: Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
19h ago
The UFC Vegas 93: Perez vs. Taira live results from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas begin at 5 p.m. ET on MMAWeekly.com.  The event is headlined by a flyweight clash between fifth-ranked Alex Perez and thirteenth-ranked Tatsuro Taira. Perez broke a three-fight losing skid in his last fight, knocking out Matheus Nicolau in his last fight in April.  Taira is unbeaten in his six-year MMA career with a record of 15-0.   Start Times: Preliminary card begins at 7 p.m. ET Main card begins at 10 p.m. ET UFC Vegas 93 Live Results and Analytics UFC Vegas 93: Perez vs. Taira Offici ..read more
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Conor McGregor releases first statement since UFC 303 withdrawal
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by Jeff Cain
21h ago
Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor was expected to make his long-awaited return to the octagon on June 29 against Michael Chandler.  After a press conference in McGregor's hometown of Dublin, Ireland was abruptly canceled hours before it was scheduled to happen earlier this month, rumors began to swirl that McGregor may be out of the fight.   On Friday, those rumors were confirmed when UFC CEO Dana White officially announced that McGregor had been injured and was out of the UFC 303 main event.  White did not provide details about the injury ..read more
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Michael Chandler gives honest reaction to Conor McGregor fight cancelation
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by Joshua Ryan
2d ago
In the midst of his Conor McGregor fight being canceled, Michael Chandler has given his instant reaction to the news. After two years of speculation and uncertainty, the highly-anticipated McGregor vs. Chandler matchup has officially been canceled. The two legends of the sport have been rumored to meet inside the octagon for some time. That bout was seemingly confirmed when the two were scheduled to coach The Ultimate Fighter in 2023, though a bad omen seemingly surrounds the clash. On Thursday night, Dana White announced to the world that Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will no longer be ..read more
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UFC on ESPN 58 Weigh-In Results: One fighter misses weight
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
2d ago
The octagon returned to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas for Saturday's UFC on ESPN 58 event.  Headlining the fight card is a flyweight bout between fifth-ranked Alex Perez and 13th-ranked Tatsuro Taira.  Both men officially weighed in at 126 pounds on making tomorrow's main event officially set. UFC on ESPN 58 Weigh-In Results  Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET) Alex Perez (126) vs. Tatsuro Taira (126) Miles Johns (135) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (136) Lucas Almeida (146) vs. Timmy Cuamba (145) Garrett Armfield (135.5) vs. Brady Hiestand (135) Asu Almabayev (125.5) vs. Jose Johnso ..read more
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Canelo Alvarez agrees to blockbuster Terence Crawford clash
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by Joshua Ryan
2d ago
After several call-outs, Canelo Alvarez has finally agreed to a potential legacy fight against the undefeated Terence Crawford. Crawford climbed to 40-0 last time out, earning a one-sided victory in another super-fight against Errol Spence Jr. For the months following his all-timer performance, the 36-year-old has been targeting a fight with the Mexican icon–and it now seems that the interest is mutual. While discussing the possibility of the fight, Canelo Alvarez changed his mindset on colliding with Terence Crawford. After originally not being sold on the prospect, Canelo is now open to the ..read more
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Michael Bisping questions whether Conor McGregor will ever fight again
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by Jeff Cain
2d ago
Conor McGregor was expected to make his long-awaited octagon return on July 29 against Michael Chandler in the UFC 303 main event.  When the tickets went on sale, a new live-gate record was established with over $20 million in ticket sales.  Unfortunately, McGregor was forced to withdraw from the event due to injury.   Former middleweight champion and commentator Michael Bisping reacted to the news of McGregor being out of the UFC 303 fight with Chandler and questioned whether McGregor will ever fight again.   "I don't know why I was kind of optimistic t ..read more
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Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal Countdown, Episode 1
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
2d ago
The promotion for the July 6 boxing match between former UFC fighters Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal is in full swing.  Last month a press conference was held that ended in a brawl.  On Thursday, the first episode of 'The Last Man Standing: Diaz vs. Masvidal' was released.   "I'm coming to finish.  I'm coming to kill," said Diaz in the video.  Diaz lost to Masvidal when the two fought for the inaugural 'BMF' title at UFC 244 in November 2019 via doctor stoppage due to a cut.  He'll have a shot at revenge when the two meet at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Ca ..read more
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