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3:33 PM ET A heavyweight matchup between former champion Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes will headline UFC Fight Night on Jan. 25, multiple sources told ESPN. The five-round bout is not yet officially signed, but both sides have agreed. The UFC Fight Night event will take place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina,
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6:09 PM ET The UFC has released former lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez from his exclusive contract, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. Melendez (22-8), who was once in consideration as the best 155-pound fighter on the planet, exits the promotion on a five-fight skid. FightBookMMA first reported his release. Melendez, 37, was not immediately available
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4:50 PM ET UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic is not that intrigued by a third fight with Daniel Cormier, who said that’s the one fight he wants before he retires. Miocic and Cormier split their first two fights with Miocic scoring a fourth-round KO on Aug. 17. Miocic said eye pokes and punches in that
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Nov 11, 2019 Nick Diaz‘s long-awaited return to fighting could come in early 2020. Diaz and his manager told ESPN he is finally open to returning to the UFC Octagon. And he has set his sights on Jorge Masvidal, the man who just beat Diaz’s younger brother, Nate. Masvidal is coming off a third-round TKO
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