The combat sports world was watching recently when multi-time boxing champion Claressa Shields made her mixed martial arts debut but her first fight was anything but easy. The 26-year-old Michigan native struggled through the first two rounds as opponent Brittney Elkin was able to drag her to the ground, move into the mount on multiple
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“It got to the point where I felt like I was ready for the big show,” Shavers said. “I guess that’s what happens when you take on some of those higher-level guys. It’ll kind of humble you and set you back for a little while.” The downhill slide continued for Shavers. After dropping three straight
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If UFC actually paid its fighters a respectable wage, or at least a purse that was commensurate with the promotion’s gross annual revenue, then reigning champions like Francis Ngannou wouldn’t be so butthurt about the success of prize-fighting celebrities. That’s according to former lightweight champion Sean Sherk, who like many of today’s critics doesn’t seem
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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defended his title at UFC 263 with a unanimous decision victory over Marvin Vettori on Saturday night. Adesanya proceeded to call out Robert Whittaker after the fight in his Octagon interview with Joe Rogan. Subscribe to get all the latest UFC content: http://bit.ly/2uJRzRR Experience UFC live with UFC FIGHT PASS,
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UFC 263: The Thrill and Agony | Video Go behind the scenes of UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori 2 for a closer look at the thrill of victory and agony of defeat for the athletes on fight night. UFC 263 took place on June 12 at Gila Rivera Arena in Glendale, Ariz. and featured two
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9:38 PM ET UFC fighter Luis Pena has been arrested on charges of robbery and assault. Pena was taken into custody Friday by the Coral Springs (Florida) Police Department on three counts: robbery by sudden snatching, battery and criminal mischief, according to online records. As of Saturday evening, he was being held at the Broward
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ONE Championship has added a couple of high profile fighters to their roster from China including kickboxing star Qui Jianliang as well as former Ultimate Fighter China champion Zhang Lipeng. ONE officials confirmed both signings to MMA Fighting on Sunday. Considered one of China’s biggest combat sports superstars, Jianliang is already well established in the
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10:19 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Chan Sung Jung kept his UFC featherweight title hopes alive on Saturday, as he defeated Dan Ige in a highly technical, highly competitive five-round affair. Jung (17-6) outpointed Ige (15-4) on the official scorecards 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47. The 145-pound contest headlined UFC Fight Night inside the Apex. The
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