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12:18 AM ET UFC women’s flyweight contender Lauren Murphy had to withdraw from a scheduled bout with Miesha Tate at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas for undisclosed reasons, sources told ESPN. UFC is seeking a new, short-notice opponent for Tate, sources said, but it’s unclear if she will compete on the card.
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1:45 AM ET If Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot was a look into the future of the UFC lightweight division, then that future looks awfully bright. Gamrot beat Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. But the result could have gone either
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12:29 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Johnny Eblen was undefeated coming in but really outdid himself Friday night, dominating Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi over five rounds to take away the belt in the main event of Bellator 282 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Eblen (12-0) used his strong wrestling to control long stretches on the canvas, but
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11:46 PM ET ATLANTA — Stevie Ray needed to finish former UFC champion Anthony Pettis on Friday in order to make the 2022 PFL playoffs. Well, mission accomplished for the 32-year-old veteran. Ray (24-10) punched his ticket to the PFL playoffs with a rare finishing move against Pettis. The Scottish fighter tapped Pettis via modified
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8:47 PM ET A scheduled battle between a former Bellator champion and a defending PFL champ will have to wait. Former Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd is out of a planned July 1 bout against Kayla Harrison in PFL due to an undisclosed injury, sources told ESPN. In Budd’s place will step women’s MMA
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2:06 PM ET Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has agreed to face Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC officials. The short-notice bout is the latest turn of events in a wild month for Cerrone (36-16), who is replacing Miller’s original opponent Bobby Green. The fight will take place at
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