Kasanganay opens PFL defense by KO’ing Polizzi

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterApr 12, 2024, 11:51 PM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions LAS VEGAS — On paper, the PFL’s light heavyweight division looked like its marquee weight class going into the 2024 season — and it certainly did not…

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One Last Look At UFC 300’s Historic Fight Card!

It’s finally here! UFC 300 will unfold later this evening (Sat., April 13, 2024) live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as 12 current or former UFC champions take to the cage. This includes a main event clash between UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira and former division titleholder Jamahal…

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UFC 300 Full Fight Day Preview: 34 Random Facts, Storylines

After months of mixed martial arts (MMA) sludge and a few decent events, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) remains in Las Vegas, Nevada, for UFC 300. It’s FINALLY here! In the pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Light Heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira, defends the 205-pound strap against former division roost-ruler, Jamahal Hill, who never officially lost the belt…

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Live: New UFC Gloves Presentation

UFC is rolling out new gloves ahead of UFC 300. Don’t expect them to reduce eye pokes. Instead, the promotion will feature gloves with advanced technology that allows real-time statistics to be calculated during each fight. The LIVE presentation at 2 p.m. ET in the embedded video above will give fans a compete breakdown of…

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Coleman to present BMF title belt at UFC 300

Andreas Hale Apr 11, 2024, 10:36 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LAS VEGAS — UFC president Dana White confirmed Thursday that Hall of Famer Mark Coleman will present the BMF championship to the winner of the Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway fight at UFC 300 on Saturday. Coleman, 59, recently came out of a coma…

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Watch UFC 200 Full Event Replay

As UFC 300 approaches this weekend (Sat., April 13, 2024) in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s crucial to revisit another monumental pay-per-view (PPV) event in the promotion’s history: UFC 200. Taking place on July 9, 2016, UFC 200 was a landmark occasion that featured some of the biggest names in the sport. Literally. At the heart…

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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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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’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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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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