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Old 01-01-2020, 06:20 PM
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Post 2020 UFC / MMA News - Fight Announcements

Justin Gaethje is coming off a TKO win over Donald Cerrone, but it’s Conor McGregor who’s in line for the next lightweight title fight if he beats Cerrone later this month.

Dana White defended the decision by citing McGregor’s past accomplishments, along with a dig at Gaethje by claiming he’s been turning down bouts.


“C’mon guys. Look what Conor has done over the last however many years. And then he loses to Khabib in a fight that was, when you talk about bad blood, it’s like next level of bad blood. And Gaethje was on his way up, too. We’ve offered Gaethje a lot of fights that Gaethje hasn’t taken either. So Conor is in line next for this fight if he beats Cowboy.”


White never elaborated on what fights Gaethje supposedly turned down.

After consecutive defeats to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier, Gaethje has responded with first-round knockout wins over James Vick, Edson Barboza, and most recently Cerrone. He does not have a fight booked as of now, and he’s been vocal about the potential for McGregor to jump ahead of him in the queue.

As far as McGregor vs. Cerrone at welterweight being for a lightweight title shot, White considers it a lightweight bout in which neither man actually cuts weight.

“It’s a 155-pound fight that they’re not cutting weight for, and realistically when Conor said I want to do this fight at 170 and then gave me the reasoning he wanted to do it, I was like, there’s no way Cowboy is going to argue with that. Why cut the weight if they both agreed they don’t want to cut weight?


Reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to face Tony Ferguson in the UFC 249 main event in April. Meanwhile, McGregor vs. Cerrone headlines UFC 246 in Las Vegas on January 18th.
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:33 PM
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UFN 169 in Norfolk, Virginia. (Feb. 29, 2020)


Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev

Marcin Tybura vs. Sergey Spivak

Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:29 PM
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B. Tavares out ... Antonio Carlos Junior will now fight Makhmud Muradov at UFN 170 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Mar. 14, 2020)
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A bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Jose Quinonez has been shifted to UFC 248 from its original home at UFC 247.

The reason for O’Malley vs. Quinonez being shifted to another card was not immediately clear, but perhaps the UFC matchmakers felt that UFC 247 had enough star power on it already and wanted to beef up UFC 248 a little bit.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:21 PM
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Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens agree to UFC 248 clash in Vegas
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:22 PM
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Gilbert Burns vs. Demian Maia in the works for UFC Brasilia
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:03 PM
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UFC Raleigh adds Nik Lentz vs Nad Narimani
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Here is what we have in store for UFC 247, keeping in mind there should be a couple more fights added to the lineup:

February 8th in Houston, Texas, Toyota Center


Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi
Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Vera
Lauren Murphy vs. Andrea Lee
Alex Morono vs. Dhiego Lima
Mirsad Bektic vs. Dan Ige
Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Arroyo
Juan Adams vs. Justin Tafa
Miles Johns vs. Mario Bautista
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:57 PM
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Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin set for UFC 248 in Vegas
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According to newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, the Yoel Romero fight is a done deal.

‘The Last Stylebender’ broke the news to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, claiming that the middleweight title bout will take place later this year at UFC 248.

“The fight’s done,” Adesanya said. “I literally just got to the gym now. I’m about to get some work in. Make no mistake, I’m still putting work in. I’m still getting ready for my second title defense against a veteran in the game, a veteran in the wrestling, a tough motherfucker, the boogeyman of the division, the guy no one calls out - except ‘Stylebender.’

“The fight will happen, and it will happen on our terms as well,” he added. “I’m happy. I have no doubt that I’m going to get what I want out of this fight.”
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:09 AM
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Luis Pena (Violent Bob Ross) vs. Alex Munoz set for UFC Norfolk
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:26 PM
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Jessica Andrade / Rose Namajunas rematch planned for UFC 249 on April 18
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:24 PM
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A bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Jose Quinonez has been shifted to UFC 248 from its original home at UFC 247.

The reason for O’Malley vs. Quinonez being shifted to another card was not immediately clear, but perhaps the UFC matchmakers felt that UFC 247 had enough star power on it already and wanted to beef up UFC 248 a little bit.

This explains the move


USADA announces it has suspended Sean O’Malley six months, retroactive to last August, for testing positive for Ostarine. Levels were consistent with contamination, not intentional ingestion.

Reason it took so long is they wanted to monitor O’Malley over a course of time.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:29 AM
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UFC working on finalizing Julianna Peńa vs. Aspen Ladd for UFC Fight Night on March 28 in Columbus
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:27 PM
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UFC heavyweight Walt Harris is looking to make his octagon comeback in April.

Harris was supposed to fight Alistair Overeem in December’s UFC on ESPN 7 headliner before he pulled out of the fight to focus on the disappearance of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard.

Blanchard was reported missing on Oct. 23 after last being seen in Auburn, Ala. More than a month later, Blanchard’s body was discovered in nearby Macon County. Ibraheem Yazeed has been charged with capital murder in the ongoing case.

A specific date and opponent have not been locked in.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:34 PM
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Demetrious Johnson (30-3) will challenge ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes (18-3) for the world title on April 11 in China
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:38 PM
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Ben Rothwell will fight Gian Villante at UFC 249 in Brooklyn, New York (Apr. 18, 2020)
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Kevin Lee is expected to take on Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 170’s main event, in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 14 on ESPN+

The card’s co-main event is scheduled to be a welterweight bout between jiu-jitsu specialists Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns.
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2020 Q1 UFC Main Events:


Jan 18 ... McGregor / Cerrone

Jan 25 ... Blaydes / JDS

Feb 8 ... Jones / Reyes

Feb 15 ... Anderson / Blachowicz 2

Feb 22 ... Felder / Hooker

Feb 29 ... Benavidez / Figueiredo

Mar 7 ... UFC 248 TBD

Mar 14 ... Lee / Oliveira

Mar 21 ... UFC London TBD

Mar 28 ... Ngannou / Rozenstruik
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:23 PM
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Robert Whittaker is out his March 7 UFC 248 fight against Jared Cannonier due to undisclosed personal reasons.

UFC efforting to keep Cannonier on the card but no opponent locked in yet ...
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:34 PM
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Fresh off a TKO win over Ben Saunders at UFC 245, Matt Brown returns to action at UFC on ESPN 8 from Columbus, Ohio, when he faces former Contender Series veteran Miguel Baeza on March 28.


Multiple sources confirmed the fight with verbal agreements in place for the contest.
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:30 PM
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Calvin Kattar vs. Jeremy Stephens agree to UFC 248 clash in Vegas

Stephens injured, out of planned UFC 248 bout vs. Calvin Kattar

Rescheduling expected ...
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:09 PM
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According to newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, the Yoel Romero fight is a done deal.

‘The Last Stylebender’ broke the news to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, claiming that the middleweight title bout will take place later this year at UFC 248.

“The fight’s done,” Adesanya said. “I literally just got to the gym now. I’m about to get some work in. Make no mistake, I’m still putting work in. I’m still getting ready for my second title defense against a veteran in the game, a veteran in the wrestling, a tough motherfucker, the boogeyman of the division, the guy no one calls out - except ‘Stylebender.’

“The fight will happen, and it will happen on our terms as well,” he added. “I’m happy. I have no doubt that I’m going to get what I want out of this fight.”

Done

Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 248 on March 7th in Vegas


Hell Yes
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:25 AM
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Confirmed with multiple sources that a fight between Jared Cannonier and Darren Till is in the works.

Cannonier was originally slated to face Robert Whittaker at UFC 248
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:34 AM
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Leon Edwards vs Tyron Woodley ... headliner of UFC London


ELITE 170-pound matchup
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