Alberta's Boser to fight on December UFC card

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser will face Russian Sergei Pavlovich on a televised UFC Fight card on Dec. 4.

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Former UFC star dos Santos set for pro wrestling debut, planning boxing match next

Junior dos Santos seems to have several options moving forward with his combat sports career following his release from the UFC earlier this year. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will make his pro-wrestling match debut Friday for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). And dos Santos told ESPN on Wednesday that he is also in talks about making his debut in boxing.

Marc Raimondi

UFC releases Pena following arrests related to domestic violence

The UFC has released fighter Luis Pena following two arrests related to domestic violence since June. In a statement to ESPN through a spokesperson, the UFC said it is aware of the "disturbing allegations" regarding Pena's arrest Saturday on two charges of battery and thinks that Pena's personal and legal issues should be his focus before he competes again.

Marc Raimondi

Abdelaziz shares updates on future of Cejudo, Darius, Harrison and more

Ali Abdelaziz, CEO of Dominance MMA, provides updates on some of his fighters including Henry Cejudo, Beneil Darius, Kayla Harrison and Vicente Luque.

Canadian Julia Budd 'excited to make a splash' in the PFL

The longest reigning women's champion in Bellator history, Canadian Julia Budd, discusses her decision to sign with the PFL in hopes of a million dollar payday.

Masvidal, Edwards agree to grudge match at UFC 269

One of the most infamous backstage scuffles in UFC history will be revisited in December, as UFC welterweights Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal have agreed to meet inside the Octagon.

Brett Okamoto

The best UFC fights that never were

Throughout the history of combat sports there have been must-see, can't-miss fights that were on the precipice of happening, but for one reason or another never came to fruition. What do we wish could have happened, that never did? Everyone's list is different, I'm sure, but here are my top five.

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Former UFC star Liddell arrested on domestic violence charge

UFC legend Chuck Liddell was arrested early Monday on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau (SIB), officers responded to a home in Hidden Hills, California regarding a domestic disturbance at about midnight Monday morning.

Marc Raimondi

UFC's Pena arrested on battery charges in Florida

According to online inmate records, Luis Pena was taken into custody on Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on charges of battery causing bodily harm and battery domestic violence.

Marc Raimondi

Can Dern continue on path toward a UFC title, or is it Rodriguez's time?

Five years into her professional career, things are going right for Mackenzie Dern. The 28-year-old will ride a four-fight win streak into her first UFC main event on Saturday when she meets Marina Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night inside the Apex in Las Vegas. A win would solidify Dern as a top-five contender at strawweight, and potentially even bolster her into the top three.

Brett Okamoto

Report: UFC finalizing Kattar - Chikadze bout

The UFC is close to finalizing a barnburner of a main event between Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze in January, multiple sources told ESPN.

Brett Okamoto

Canadian Malott regained hunger before achieving Contender Series success

The world’s toughest job interview lasted just 39 seconds for Canadian Mike Malott this past Tuesday as he made short work of Shimon Smotritsky on Dana White’s Contender Series, earning the second-fastest submission victory in the history of the show and a new UFC contract for his efforts.

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Reading Between The Lines: Dart Throw of the Week

Reading Between The Lines: Dart Throw of the Week

For each UFC event, Aaron Bronsteter throws a dart at the board with a pick at long odds that he thinks has the potential to cash. For UFC Vegas 39, he's throwing multiple darts at the board for the strawweight bout between Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern.

Reading Between The Lines: Sabina Mazo vs. Mariya Agapova

Mariya Agapova is coming off a major disappointment in her last journey inside the Octagon as the largest betting favourite to ever lose a fight. What can we expect when she clashes with Sabina Mazo at UFC Vegas 39 this Saturday night? Aaron Bronsteter reveals his best bet.

UFC bold predictions for October

UFC bold predictions for October

A lot can happen over the next four weeks, so ESPN tasked their team with making bold predictions for the rest of October. They range from future plans for Nick Diaz and Harrison, how Kayla Harrison's decision could alter the future of the women's featherweight division in the UFC.

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Canada's Cirkunov loses UFC split decision in move down to middleweight

Canadian middleweight Misha Cirkunov, moving down from light-heavyweight, lost a split decision to Poland's Krzysztof Jotko on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday.

Cormier can't believe this Hernandez walk-off KO

Alexander Hernandez knocks out Mike Breeden with a vicious right hand in Las Vegas.

Silva de Andrade breaks out the acrobatics after nasty KO

Douglas Silva de Andrade catches Gaetano Pirrello with a left hand to end the fight in the first round.

Canadian Boser to face Pavlovich on December 4 at UFC Apex

Canadian heavyweight Tanner Boser will make his return to the Octagon on December 4 against Sergey Pavlovich at the UFC Apex, according to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter.

UFC's Ladd shaky at weigh in; fight canceled

A women's bantamweight fight between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson is off this weekend's UFC card after Ladd appeared shaky at the weigh-in.

Marc Raimondi

Hooker agrees to fight Makhachev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi

Hooker agrees to fight Makhachev at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi

Less than one week after an impressive victory at UFC 266 in Las Vegas, lightweight Dan Hooker has already accepted his next task -- and it's a big one. Hooker (21-10) has agreed to face Islam Makhachev (20-1) at UFC 267 on Oct. 30, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Thursday.

- Brett Okamoto

Debating the future of Diaz and Jones in MMA

The main event and co-main event of UFC 266 featured big victories for reigning champions Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko, but the real stories of the weekend were Nick Diaz, making his return after a lengthy absence from the UFC, and Jon Jones, who after getting his fight inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, was arrested on Friday night. Marc Raimondi, Brett Okamoto and Jeff Wagenheim react to the weekend and discuss what options lie ahead for both fighters.

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Canadian featherweight Spencer booked on UFC Fight Night card in November

Canadian featherweight Felicia (FeeNom) Spencer will take on Leah (Nidas) Letson on the undercard of a UFC Fight Night show Nov. 13 in Las Vegas.

UFC close to finalizing heavyweight main event between Lewis and Daukau

The UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight main event between Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus on Dec. 18, according to UFC president Dana White.

Brett Okamoto

Diaz loses to Lawler in long-delayed UFC return

Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night.

St-Pierre among UFC Hall of Fame inductees

Georges St-Pierre is the greatest UFC welterweight champion of all time, one of the best fighters in MMA history, a two-division titleholder and avenged the only two losses of his storied career.

- Marc Raimondi
St-Pierre among UFC Hall of Fame inductees

Jones arrested on domestic violence charge in Las Vegas

UFC star Jon Jones was arrested Friday morning by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, just hours after a past UFC fight of his was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Marc Raimondi

Report: Holloway, Rodriguez agree to Featherweight bout for Nov. 13

The UFC is finalizing a featherweight matchup between former champion Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez to headline an event on Nov. 13, multiple sources told ESPN.

Brett Okamoto

Dana White on how St-Pierre impacted the success of UFC in Canada

UFC President Dana White joined TSN's Aaron Bronsteter to discuss the impact Canadian Georges St-Pierre had on increasing the organization's popularity in Canada, ahead of St-PIerre's UFC Hall of Fame induction. White also provided some updates on some of the biggest storylines in MMA right now.

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Dana White on how St-Pierre impacted the success of UFC in Canada

Jones says he weighs 255lbs, wants winner of Ngannou vs. Gane

Jon Jones has not yet fought at heavyweight. But he surely is a heavyweight currently walking around in regular life.

Marc Raimondi

Tate tests positive for COVID-19, fight against Vieira off

The popular former UFC women's bantamweight champion has tested positive for COVID-19, and her main event bout with Ketlen Vieira is off the UFC Fight Night card Oct. 16 in Las Vegas, Tate's manager Josh Jones told ESPN on Wednesday.

Marc Raimondi

UFC 266 -- A timeline of 17 turbulent years since Diaz vs. Lawler

At UFC 47, on a stormy April night in Las Vegas in 2004, Diaz took on power-punching Robbie Lawler in just his second appearance inside the Octagon.

ESPN

UFC 266 Real or Not: Nick Diaz will impress in return

Nick Diaz will walk to the Octagon Saturday for his first fight since 2015 to face Robbie Lawler in a rematch 17 years in the making. What can we expect when he returns?

ESPN

Condit, former UFC interim welterweight champion, retires from MMA

Carlos Condit, one of the best MMA welterweights of the aughts and beyond, has retired from the UFC, his longtime manager, Malki Kawa of First Round Management, confirmed Thursday.

Marc Raimondi

Benavidez, longtime UFC flyweight contender, retires from MMA

Benavidez, longtime UFC flyweight contender, retires from MMA

Joseph Benavidez, one of the most influential lighter-weight fighters in MMA history, is hanging up the gloves. Benavidez told ESPN on Wednesday that he is retiring from the UFC after 10 years with the promotion and 15 years as a pro overall.

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