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Figueiredo edges past rival Moreno to reclaim title

MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mexican fans showed up in droves on Saturday to witness the UFC’s first Mexican-born champion, Brandon Moreno, defend his title for the first time. But by the slimmest of margins, Deiveson Figueiredo spoiled the party. Figueiredo (21-2-1) reclaimed the 125-pound title he lost […]

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One gym in Paris launched the careers of Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane, and a coach’s rift made them rivals

PARIS — An Uber arrives for a pickup outside the MMA Factory gym in the Rungis neighborhood, near Orly Airport. It’s a brisk afternoon with a light rain, three days after Christmas. The city, a capital of arts from fashion to culinary, is relatively quiet. When the driver hears that his passenger is visiting with UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl […]

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Vaxxed fighters will not be tested at UFC 270

For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, vaccinated UFC fighters will not be tested for COVID-19 during fight week. Fighters and their corner people who are fully vaccinated will not have to undergo COVID testing nor any quarantining at UFC 270 this week in Anaheim, California, UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell confirmed Tuesday with ESPN. MMA Junkie was […]

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