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Gaethje upsets Ferguson in UFC interim lightweight title clash

  Justin Gaethje put on a striking masterclass to score a surprise knockout victory over Tony Ferguson and win the interim lightweight title at UFC 249, which took place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday. Ferguson, who came into the fight on a 12-win streak, suffered damage as Gaethje chopped […]

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Fighters tested on arrival ahead of UFC return in Florida

  Fighters taking part in Saturday’s UFC 249 card in Jacksonville, Florida have been tested on arrival and many have been isolating in their rooms as the mixed martial arts promotion prepares to to get back to business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled for April 18 in Brooklyn, New […]

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Fighters to be tested for COVID-19 ahead of UFC 249

Fighters and their corner people will undergo mandatory medical screenings and COVID-19 tests ahead of Saturday’s UFC 249 pay-per-view event in Jacksonville, Fla. UFC is the first major American sporting enterprise to return to action since the pandemic brought everything to a halt in mid-March. The event will be held without fans at the VyStar […]

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Ringside doctors back off call for combat sports ban

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ After calling for an indefinite ban on combat sports events in April, the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) wants coronavirus precautions to be developed with an eye to staging events. In a weekend statement on the group’s website, the doctors who train and certify ringside boxing and mixed martial arts doctors […]

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UFC books May 9 return in Florida with no spectators

MIAMI (AFP) ‒ Ultimate Fighting Championship matches will return May 9 with the first of three cards in Jacksonville, Florida to be staged without spectators, UFC president Dana White announced Friday. Restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic had prevented UFC 249 from being staged last Saturday, reportedly at a Native American tribal reservation in California. […]

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Fight with Fury was a ‘zombie’ – Wilder

    Dethroned world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he still does not see his conqueror Tyson Fury as the true titleholder. The American told a Premier Boxing Champions podcast on Wednesday that the real ‘Bronze Bomber’ had not shown up for their last fight, and likened his performance on the night to that of […]

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