MMA

8:32 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a flyweight bout between two rising prospects in Maycee Barber and Gillian Robertson on Oct. 18, sources told ESPN. Contracts have not yet been signed, but both sides have agreed to the matchup. The 125-pound contest will take place at UFC Fight Night at TD Garden
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4:45 PM ET An agreement has been made that would potentially unify MMA’s splintered rule set. The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) unanimously passed an alteration of its rule on the definition of a grounded fighter Tuesday at the association’s annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to ABC president Mike Mazzulli. The
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8:04 PM ET Undefeated strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern will return to the Octagon for the first time in 14 months against Amanda Ribas on Oct. 12, multiple sources told ESPN. Contracts have not yet been signed, but both sides have agreed to the matchup. The 115-pound contest will take place at UFC Fight Night event
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6:21 PM ET An obstacle on the long comeback trail of champion fighter Miriam Nakamoto might have been cleared by an old friend — UFC color commentator and well-known comedian Joe Rogan. Nakamoto announced on social media Sunday that Rogan would pay for stem cell treatment on a lesion she has on her meniscus. Nakamoto
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1:05 AM ET EDMONTON, Alberta — Max Holloway has made a successful return to his featherweight throne. After an interim title fight loss at lightweight in April, Holloway came back home to featherweight, beating Frankie Edgar to retain his UFC title Saturday night in the main event of UFC 240 at Rogers Place. The victory
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6:59 PM ET EDMONTON, Alberta — The UFC 240 main event features a dominant featherweight champion in Max Holloway defending his crown Saturday night against Frankie Edgar, who is looking to make the most of what could be his last shot at winning a title. Holloway, 27, has won 13 straight fights at 145 pounds,
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12:59 PM ET Yair Rodriguez is finally coming home. “El Pantera” will meet Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night Mexico City Sept. 21, sources told ESPN. Rodriguez (11-2) is coming off a last-second knockout win over Chan Sung Jung in November. That win marked his ninth in his last ten fights.
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11:33 AM ET EDMONTON, Alberta — There were no weight troubles for Max Holloway on Friday morning. The UFC featherweight champion weighed in at 145 pounds even for his UFC 240 title defense here. Frankie Edgar, his opponent, hit 145 as well, making the headlining bout official. The two will fight Saturday night at Rogers
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9:53 PM ET EDMONTON, Alberta — A heavyweight bout once set to open UFC 240 on Saturday is off. Giacomo Lemos is out of a fight with Tanner Boser on the preliminary card at Rogers Place, UFC officials confirmed Thursday night to ESPN. The UFC said it was due to a “health-related issue.” Both men
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1:36 PM ET Umar Nurmagomedov, the younger cousin of undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, will make an appearance at PFL 6 on Aug. 8, according to the promotion. Umar Nurmagomedov, who is also undefeated at 10-0, will face Sidemar Honorio (13-6) in a non-tournament bantamweight bout. The one-off fight is not part of PFL’s
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