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3:25 PM ET UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will attempt to defend his title in enemy territory when he meets Brazilian legend Jose Aldo in Sao Paulo later this year. UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Monday that the 135-pound championship fight will headline UFC 250 on May 19 in Sao Paulo. Additional sources
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12:39 PM ET A potential No. 1 contender fight involving “The Korean Zombie” will have to wait a few months. Chan Sung Jung, the popular UFC featherweight, has opted for eye surgery and is planning a return to the Octagon in the summer, his manager Jason House confirmed with ESPN on Monday. Jung suffered an
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10:50 PM ET Dan Hooker kissed his daughter, hugged his wife Isabella and went down the front row embracing his teammates. As he walked toward backstage, he let out two loud roars. With a badly swollen jaw late in a pivotal career fight, Hooker was able to stave off an incredibly game Paul Felder with
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10:46 PM ET Dan Hooker got a signature win in New Zealand this weekend, his first headlining slot in his home country. It was a hard-fought, back-and-forth split-decision win over Paul Felder in the main event of UFC Auckland on Sunday. With three consecutive wins, Hooker is in prime position to get another big fight
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10:24 PM ET AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has hit out at Yoel Romero‘s failure to travel to New Zealand to promote UFC 248 and promised to make the Cuban cry when the duo face off inside the Octagon in Las Vegas on March 7. Appearing on stage Saturday at Auckland’s Spark
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2:31 PM ET The UFC has added an accomplished name to its heavyweight division. Philipe Lins, the former PFL champion, has signed a deal with the promotion and he will fight former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2, sources confirmed with ESPN. The Oklahoman was first to report the
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1:29 AM ET Dan Hooker and Paul Felder wasted no time making their main-event fight official. Hooker and Felder were the first and second fighters on the scale, respectively, at the UFC Auckland official weigh-ins Friday in New Zealand. Both made weight for their pivotal lightweight matchup, which acts as the card’s headliner. Hooker came
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5:42 PM ET An intriguing middleweight bout is getting uprooted and placed on a new card. The bout between top prospect Edmen Shahbazyan and Derek Brunson will be moving from UFC 248 to UFC Portland, UFC officials confirmed with ESPN on Thursday. Shahbazyan had tweeted about a potential relocation earlier in the day. UFC Portland
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3:33 PM ET Brazilian light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will meet for the third time at UFC 250 on May 9 in Brazil, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. The UFC 250 pay-per-view is scheduled to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, inside Ginasio do Ibirapuera. The UFC has not yet
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8:30 PM ET Dominant UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will look to defend her title next against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251 on June 6, multiple sources told ESPN. Both sides have agreed to the 125-pound championship fight, per sources. The UFC has not finalized a location or venue just yet, although sources say it
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1:31 PM ET UFC prospect Grant Dawson still has to clear some hurdles before he can compete in the promotion’s home state. The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted Wednesday to impose a six-month drug-testing period on Dawson before it will grant him a license to fight. Dawson, who has had a recurring issue with a
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