Month: February 2020

5:36 PM ET Tito Ortiz has his win back. The UFC Hall of Famer was disciplined by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) last month, which included the overturning of his December victory over Alberto Rodriguez to a no-contest. On Friday, the TDLR said Ortiz’s win had been reinstated. As ESPN reported Thursday,
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Two rising stars will defend their titles at UFC 248. In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will defend his belt against Yoel Romero at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 7. Zhang Weili will defend her UFC strawweight championship against former UFC straw weight champion Joanna Jedrzeczyk in the
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“Professionally, this is what you set out to do,” he explained, shifting gears and making it clear he understands that the outcome of Saturday’s bout at Chartway Arena will play a big part in determining his legacy. “There is obviously a huge personal component, and that is so important as well, but at the end
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Long-time UFC flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez, will battle top 125-pound title hopeful, Deiveson Figueiredo, for the vacant flyweight title surrendered by Henry Cejudo when the promotion stages its UFC Fight Night 169 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on ESPN+ TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 29, 2020) from inside Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. That was supposed to
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In a whirlwind of flip-flopping results, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation again changed the result of the Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto “El Patron” Rodriguez bout. The TDLR this time reinstated the original result, which was a submission victory in Ortiz’s favor. The two battled in the main event of Combate Americas’ first pay-per-view
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Preview the main event of UFC 236 on Saturday night between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight championship. Subscribe to get all the latest UFC content: http://bit.ly/2uJRzRR Experience UFC live with UFC FIGHT PASS, the digital subscription service of the UFC. To start your 7-day free trial, visit http://www.ufc.tv/packages To order UFC
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5:19 PM ET Jessica Penne‘s case with USADA has reached a conclusion — with a better outcome than she previously believed. USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, announced Friday that Penne has accepted a 20-month suspension due to a positive drug test for the banned steroid stanozolol. The ban is retroactive to April 8, 2019, so
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MMA Fighting has UFC Norfolk results for the Benavidez vs. Figueiredo fight card in Norfolk, Va., a live blog of the headliner, and live UFC Norfolk Twitter updates. The scheduled main event features a showdown for the vacant UFC flyweight title, though due to a weight miss by Figueiredo, only Benavidez is eligible to capture
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USADA announced today that Jessica Penne, of Chula Vista, Calif., accepted a 20-month sanction for her second anti-doping policy violation. Penne, 36, tested positive at trace levels for two metabolites of stanozolol, 16β-hydroxystanozolol and 3′-hydroxystanozolol, as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample she provided on April 8, 2019. Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in
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UFC Norfolk: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo weigh-in video [embedded content] Tune in for the UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo ceremonial weigh-in live at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT from Norfolk, Virginia, on MMAWeekly.com. The UFC Norfolk weigh-in video will be available for on-demand viewing immediately following the live stream. For those that
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11:19 AM ET NORFOLK, Virginia — The UFC was set to usher in a new era of its flyweight division in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event. Now, only one of the participants is even eligible to win the title. Brazilian flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1) weighed-in at 127.5 pounds on Friday, two pounds over the
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There will also be a likely push from the youngest member of the Brown household for dad to make it into the next UFC game, an assumption that brings a knowing laugh from the 29-year-old, who is well aware that to get into digital form, he’s got to start building a resume in the Octagon,
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