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UFC: Fil-Am Mark Striegl takes on Khabib’s cousin in debut fight

UFC: Fil-Am Mark Striegl takes on Khabib’s cousin in debut fight

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN   After recovering from COVID-19, Filipino-American Mark Striegl will finally make his UFC debut against Russian foe Said Nurmagomedov in their three-round bantamweight clash in October. The 32-year-old Striegl was supposed to fight Timur Valev of Russia last August 22 but the bout was canceled on short notice after he tested […]

SEA Games champ tests COVID positive

By Kristel Satumbaga       SEA Games champion Mark Striegl announced Saturday he tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), a development that delayed his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Striegl made the announcement on his Facebook account while thanking the organization for the support. “You can never be too careful these days. […]

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UFC star Conor McGregor retires again

LONDON (AFP) – Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport yesterday. The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture of the Irishman with his mother, Margaret. ‘’Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from […]

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UFC brings sport back to Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card. As in the UFC’s recent live events from Florida there were no fans in attendance at the UFC Apex and social […]

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UFC vows strict COVID-19 test for May 30 event

Testing by the UFC for COVID-19 will come with more stringent guidelines ahead of this weekend’s event in Las Vegas. UFC sent a memo, released by MMAJunkie.com, to fighters who will compete May 30 in Las Vegas at UFC Apex Arena, part of UFC headquarters, outlining the more detailed and stricter protocol in place in […]

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White: UFC ‘a go’ for Las Vegas on May 30

A UFC card on May 30 in Las Vegas is “a go,” UFC president Dana White texted to the Las Vegas Review-Journal early Wednesday. The event, headlined by former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley opposing Gilbert Burns, would be held at UFC’s Apex facility with no fans in attendance. According to the newspaper, the card had […]

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