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Three UFC Sao Paulo competitors were tripped up by the scale Friday morning, with two being erroneously tagged as having missed weight and a third coming in heavy after accepting a bout on less than 48 hours’ notice. Bantamweights Tracy Cortez and Vanessa Melo both initially came in one half-pound

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The Legacy Fighting Alliance’s UFC Fight Pass debut will be without its originally scheduled co-main event. Flyweight contender Hailey Cowan announced on social media Thursday evening that she is out of her bout with Lisa Mauldin that was scheduled for Friday’s LFA 78 show in Belton, Texas. According to a

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Artem Lobov will always be grateful for the name he built fighting in the UFC but he’s now making enough money outside the Octagon that he never has to stress about going back. It was less than a year ago that the 33-year-old Russian-Irish slugger was released from the world’s

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SAO PAULO — What’s more important for a professional mixed martial artist – win a fight, or entertain the crowd? For Francisco Trinaldo, a 30-fight MMA veteran, it’s a constant struggle in his head. “Sometimes I tell the kids (in the gym) that I think about taking my opponent down

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SAO PAULO — Mauricio “Shogun” Rua already has broken a promise he made to his wife more than one decade ago. But he claims he’ll fulfill a new one. The former UFC and PRIDE light heavyweight champion told MMA Fighting he’s promised his wife he won’t enter the Octagon again

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — The days when Joe Rogan called Renan Barao “a monster” and UFC president Dana White argued that the bantamweight was one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet are long gone. Now, the former UFC champion sits on an uncomfortable four-fight skid and is 1-6

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Tracy Cortez and Vanessa Melo are off the hook after initially being ruled as having missed weight at the official weigh-ins for UFC Sao Paulo on Friday morning. The two fighters were scheduled to compete in a bantamweight bout at Saturday’s event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium. But both weighed in at

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WARNING: Post contains brief footage of in-cage injury. A flyweight bout at a Brave CF event in Bahrain ended in ugly fashion on Friday. Bahrain’s own Hussain Ayyad was in action against unbeaten Latvian fighter Matiss Zaharovs when he landed an ill-fated leg kick that resulted in what appeared to

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Paul Craig discusses taking a short-notice fight with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Sao Paulo, looking for a hat-trick against Brazilians in the UFC, how he envisions himself beating the former champion, why he no longer works as a school teacher, and much more. Read More

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Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will have to wait another month or two before hitting anything. But he got some welcome news this week after suffering two broken hands in his win over Vicente Luque at UFC 244. In a text message to MMA Fighting on Thursday, Thompson wrote he’ll need approximately

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