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There’s always been a plan for Charles Oliveira

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterApr 11, 2024, 07:47 AM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions GUARUJA, Brazil — Charles Oliveira slowly climbs the paved steps of Morro do Maluf, a cliff overlooking the Brazilian coastal city where he grew up. He rests…

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Makhachev Shuts Down Holloway, Fact Checks Gaethje

Islam Makhachev is running out of options. The reigning UFC lightweight champion was hoping to compete three times in 2024, but the promotion instead booked a “confusing” BMF title fight between Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje for the UFC 300 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat. night (April 13, 2024) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas….

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Watch UFC 100 Full Event Replay

As UFC 300 looms large on the mixed martial arts (MMA) horizon this weekend (Sat., April 13, 2024) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s fitting to revisit one of the most pivotal events in the promotion’s history: UFC 100. Held on July 11, 2009, UFC 100 stands as a milestone moment, not just…

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Jalin Turner Continues To Overcome

“I think he is,” said Turner. “I think he’s going to try to pull those cards, but it doesn’t matter to me. I just don’t let the talk faze me. Even when I fought Bobby (Green), Bobby was talking in the Octagon, and I’ve been in gyms where people try to talk to me during…

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By the numbers: Champions, titles for grabs, BMF 3

Andres Waters, ESPNApr 9, 2024, 08:44 AM ET Open Extended Reactions UFC 300 is stacked, from the first fight of the night, which features former champs going head-to-head — Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt — to the last fight of the night, which also features a current champion vs. a champion who never lost his…

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Du Plessis Would ‘Smoke’ Pereira!

Why does Alex Pereira hate Dricus Du Plessis? Probably because “Poatan” knows he would get smoked by the current middleweight champion. That’s according to “Stillknocks,” who told Shadow Banned that Pereira is still salty after Du Plessis defeated middleweight bestie Sean Strickland at UFC 297. Sounds like “DDP” won’t be getting a Christmas card from…

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UFC Rankings Report | Week of April 8, 2024

Then the BMF title is on the line in the middle of the main card as Justin Gaethje attempts to defend it against former featherweight Max Holloway. Gaethje claimed the title with a second-round knockout win over Dustin Poirier last summer in Salt Lake City. The potential for this one to be an action-packed Fight…

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UFC’s Curtis tore right hamstring in loss to Allen

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterApr 9, 2024, 11:55 AM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions UFC middleweight Chris Curtis suffered a torn hamstring during his Fight of the Year contender against Brendan Allen last weekend in Las Vegas. Curtis (31-11) appeared to…

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Significant Stats | UFC 300: Pereira vs Hill

Key Stats: 3,197 significant strikes landed (1st all-time), 7.1 strikes landed per minute (3rd all-time among FW), 11 total fight night bonuses (tied 10th all-time) What It Means: “Blessed” is nonstop action personified. The Hawaiian and former featherweight champion is an exhaustive opponent, constantly pressuring forward, switching stances and peppering opponents with strikes. Holloway’s boxing is famously…

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G-Tex Brushes Off Izzy-Hill Collaboration

Jamahal Hill has been comparing notes with Israel Adesanya. “Sweet Dreams” will try to recapture his 205-pound title when he collides with “Poatan” atop the UFC 300 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat. night (April 13, 2024) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Since Adesanya faced Pereira on multiple occasions — securing a knockout victory at…

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