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6:29 PM ET Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis has a new date. The heavyweight fight, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 28, will headline the UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 20, according to sources. The fight was canceled on Nov. 27 after Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. Blaydes vs. Lewis could produce the next
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11:59 AM ET The UFC is returning to network television. The UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar main card will air Jan. 16 on ABC, ESPN announced Monday. Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar will headline the event in a pivotal 145-pound contender clash from Abu Dhabi. The main card on ABC
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5:44 PM ET UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend his 170-pound title against former teammate Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258 in February, according to multiple sources. Contracts have not been signed yet, but both sides have agreed to the five-round bout. UFC 258 takes place on Feb. 13. The promotion
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5:45 PM ET Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler will finally make his UFC debut against Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. The 155-pound fight will serve as the co-main event on the pay-per-view card, which is headlined by a lightweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin
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3:23 PM ET Two of the best, young prospects in the UFC’s light heavyweight division have agreed to square off in early 2021. The UFC has booked a 205-pound contest between Australia’s Jimmy Crute (12-1) and Brazil’s Johnny Walker (18-5) for an unannounced card on March 27, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The location has
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1:37 PM ET A high-profile middleweight tilt between 2020 breakout Kevin Holland and Derek Brunson will headline UFC Fight Night on March 20, sources told ESPN. Contracts have not yet been signed, but both sides have agreed to the five-round headliner. The UFC has not yet announced a location for the event. Holland (21-5) is
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9:23 PM ET UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will attempt to become a two-weight champion on March 6, when he moves up in weight to challenge light heavyweight title-holder Jan Blachowicz. UFC president Dana White broke the news to ESPN on Wednesday. The 205-pound title fight will take place at UFC 259. The promotion has
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9:00 AM ET Mike Brown had a decision to make. In early November, the Japanese government announced that select noncitizens could enter the country for business purposes if they quarantined for two weeks before mixing with the general population. That meant Brown, one of American Top Team’s main coaches, would be able to corner one
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1:16 PM ET A highly anticipated welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev on Jan. 20 is now off, after Chimaev was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons, sources confirmed. The 170-pound matchup was scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20 in Abu Dhabi. The UFC has not formally announced the cancellation
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