Edwards to defend title vs. Covington at UFC 296

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff WriterSep 20, 2023, 10:48 PM ET Two title fights have been set up for the UFC’s end-of-the-year pay-per-view. Leon Edwards will defend his welterweight title against Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 296 on Dec. 16 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday on social media. In…

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‘It’s So Easy To Beat USADA’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title contender Marlon Vera, who is currently in the running for the next 135-pound title shot, is calling out United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for being “so easy to beat” for cheaters with the capital to afford top-shelf drugs. The kind that can turn lightweights into heavyweights in just a…

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NSAC exec: Grasso shouldn’t have got 10-8 round

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff WriterSep 20, 2023, 09:14 PM ET Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Jeff Mullen said on a judges training call Wednesday that he did not agree with a controversial score in last Saturday night’s UFC women’s featherweight title fight between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko. Grasso and Shevchenko fought to…

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