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The UFC has finalized a featherweight matchup between former champion Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens to co-headline a UFC Fight Night on July 28 in Calgary. Officials confirmed the event to the Calgary Sun on Friday. A main event has not yet been announced. The UFC Fight Night, which will take place at Scotiabank Saddledome,
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“I will own Bellator after this weekend.” That’s 24-year-old Dillon Danis on social media this week, ahead of his professional MMA debut against Kyle Walker at Bellator 198 on Saturday. The two will meet in a 175-pound catchweight bout at Allstate Arena, just outside Chicago. If you’re unfamiliar with Danis coming into this week, that
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Fedor Emelianenko is no doubt on the Mount Rushmore of MMA fighters. He did not lose a bout between 2001 and 2010, including a long run as the top heavyweight in Pride Fighting Championships, and dominated in nearly every other promotion he’s competed in. Emelianenko, now 41, will take on former UFC champion Frank Mir
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LAS VEGAS — It’s a Tuesday evening at Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, one week before he’s scheduled to fly to Chicago for Bellator 198, and Frank Mir‘s back is acting up. Nothing serious, but it’s enough to call practice early. Play it safe. These are the final preparations for Mir’s upcoming fight against Fedor Emelianenko in
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Leslie Smith, a professional mixed martial artist since 2009, will pursue legal action against the UFC following its handling of a contracted bout this past weekend in Atlantic City. Smith, 35, was scheduled to fight Aspen Ladd at UFC Fight Night in what was to be the final fight of her UFC contract. The bantamweight
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The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has cleared three Brazilian UFC athletes to resume their respective careers, after linking multiple failed drug tests to a pair of compounding pharmacies in Brazil. Heavyweight Junior dos Santos (18-5) and light heavyweights Marcos Rogerio de Lima (15-5-1) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-5) have each accepted six-month suspensions for
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