Dariush-Tsarukyan to headline UFC Austin card

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff WriterOct 31, 2023, 01:21 PM ET Open Extended Reactions A key lightweight contender fight will headline the UFC’s return to Texas. Veteran Beneil Dariush will face the up-and-coming Arman Tsarukyan in the UFC Austin main event Dec. 2, UFC CEO Dana White announced early Tuesday on social media. In the co-main…

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Eddie Hearn calls for Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua next, predicts Ngannou doesn’t last 6 rounds

Anthony Joshua wants a piece of Francis Ngannou next. That’s according to Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Sport’s Eddie Hearn, who admitted Monday on The MMA Hour that Ngannou’s stunning performance against Tyson Fury has turned boxing’s heavyweight division on its head. With Fury now likely fighting Oleksandr Usyk in a title unification bout sometime in early…

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Miocic Too Old, Too Boring For Interim Title?

Hit the showers, gramps. Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic did not understand why the promotion opted to bench him in favor of Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich, who collide for the interim 265-pound title in the UFC 295 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event on Nov. 11 in New York. Perhaps he’s too old and no…

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Vince McMahon on his relationship with Dana White after UFC-WWE merger: ‘Dana and I get along very, very well’

Vince McMahon and Dana White have often drawn comparisons as two outspoken, powerful executives with similar personalities across combat sports and entertainment. At one point of time in the past, White claimed that McMahon actually wanted to fight him and the UFC CEO recently commented that their relationship was largely adversarial because they were both…

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‘Sneaky’ Promoter Calls Off Fury-Usyk

Tyson Fury was previously scheduled to face Oleksandr Usyk to unify the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles on Dec. 23 in Riyadh; however, the fight has been called off, according to promoter Frank Warren. That’s because “The Gypsy King” spent 10 rounds getting knocked around by former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, a…

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Chimaev tore hand ligament in UFC 294 victory

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterOct 29, 2023, 03:12 PM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions UFC middleweight Khamzat Chimaev suffered a torn ligament in his right hand during a victory over Kamaru Usman earlier this month in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates….

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Francis Ngannou not done with MMA, rips judges in Tyson Fury bout: ‘It’s a shame for boxing’

Francis Ngannou isn’t going to choose between boxing and MMA, he’s going to do both. Saturday evening, Ngannou delivered one of the most impressive combat sports performances of the past decade, going toe-to-to with undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in his boxing debut. Though Ngannou ultimately lost a contentious split decision on the judges’ scorecards,…

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Manager Shares Update On Khamzat Hand Injury

Khamzat Chimaev returned to action after a year away from the cage at UFC 294 and it was a classic performance … for the first five minutes, anyway. Chimaev ragdolled former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman through the first round, taking him down and threatening to submit him. The domination was so thorough that all three…

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Ngannou opens as betting underdog for potential Fury rematch; Wilder leads odds for next Ngannou opponent

Francis Ngannou may have pushed boxing’s lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to his absolute limit, but he still hasn’t fully won over the oddsmakers. Ngannou opened as a sizable betting underdog for a potential rematch against Fury following his controversial split decision loss on Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After closing as more than a…

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EA SPORTS™ UFC® 5 LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE – A NEW ERA OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ENTERS THE OCTAGON®

Damage in UFC 5 is depicted in visceral detail with true-to-sport accuracy. More than 64,000 possible facial damage combinations, new fluid physics, and blood and sweat particle systems alter a fighter’s appearance throughout the fight. With the Real Impact System’s Authentic Damage feature, causing a cut to an opponent’s eye will diminish their striking and…

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