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5:47 PM ET David Purdum Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008 Marc Raimondi Fighters who remain involved with MMA coach James Krause will be temporarily banned from participating in UFC events, pending several investigations into suspicious betting activity, the UFC announced Friday. The Nevada State Athletic Commission
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Jorge Masvidal has parted ways with his long-time management. MMA Mania has learned that two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Masvidal is no longer represented by First Round Management (FRM). However, per sources, the split was amicable, and the pair are on good terms. Masvidal will be negotiating his own deals and fights going forward. Jorge
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UFC Orlando takes place tonight from the Amway Center in Orlando Florida, and MMA News has you covered with all the results and highlights! The main event will see former title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson clash with Kevin Holland in a matchup between two of the welterweight division’s best strikers. While in the co-main, UFC
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It didn’t take long for Anatoly Malykhin to claim another piece of ONE Championship gold. In the main event of ONE on Prime Video 5, undefeated interim heavyweight champion Malykhin (12-0) dropped down from heavyweight challenge for Reinier de Ridder’s light heavyweight title, and took it from him in vicious fashion in the opening round.
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Matt Schnell was willing to do just about anything to make a successful weight cut for his flyweight bout tomorrow night (Sat., Dec. 3, 2022) at UFC Orlando live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., and that included shaving his head during Friday’s official weigh ins. Schnell, who will fight flyweight contender
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1:13 PM ET Betting on the UFC has been banned at Ontario sportsbooks due to integrity concerns. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) on Thursday ordered registered entities to stop offering and accepting wagering on the UFC “due to non-compliance with AGCO’s betting integrity requirements” The AGCO, which oversees the regulated gaming industry
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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Stephen Thompson stands out from the average UFC fighter. He’s got a different background and different fighting style, sure, but a big part of “Wonderboy” is his friendly and amiable personality. In over a decade on the roster, he’s yet to say a negative word about anyone, and opponents have been
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Attorney Mark Geragos won’t understate how difficult any major criminal case is, but indicated recent categorizations made by two judges during hearings for his client Cain Velasquez could be a good thing for their defense efforts. A former UFC heavyweight champion, Velasquez is out on $1 million bail as he faces a number of charges
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1:14 PM ET The world’s preeminent fight promotion and one of the world’s most important soccer leagues are teaming up. The UFC and LaLiga North America announced a partnership Thursday that includes social media and digital collaboration and promoting each other’s brands. The UFC will send fighters to Spain for LaLiga events three times a
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