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5:45 PM ET Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a former high-level kickboxer who has lived and trained in the Netherlands. So it’s no surprise that the up-and-coming UFC star is very familiar with Alistair Overeem, the former K-1 kickboxing champion and MMA champion of Dutch descent. “I know Overeem for a
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2:41 PM ET Two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes will defend her women’s bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie this weekend, and on Monday she said she intends to defend at featherweight in her next fight after that. Nunes (18-4) is one of just four fighters to reign in two UFC divisions simultaneously, and none has
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2:41 PM ET Two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes will defend her women’s bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie this weekend, and on Monday she said she intends to defend at featherweight in her next fight after that. Nunes (18-4) is one of just four fighters to reign in two UFC divisions simultaneously, and none has
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2:38 PM ET Liz Carmouche was involved in the first women’s fight in the UFC. She just fought for the UFC women’s flyweight title, a loss to Valentina Shevchenko in August. So, it came as a surprise when she was released by the UFC last week. Carmouche said Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show that
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1:39 AM ET UFC heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik capped off a magical 2019 run in a big way, as he knocked out Alistair Overeem in the final seconds of their heavyweight bout. Rozenstruik (10-0) needed every bit of the five-round main event to get the job done. Referee Dan Miragliotta waved the fight off at the
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1:24 AM ET Less than one year into his UFC career, Jairzinho Rozenstruik has positioned himself for a massive run in 2020. And he needed just about every second of his final bout in 2019 to do it. Rozenstruik (10-0) is looking at a big matchup for his next UFC appearance, after going 4-0 with
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12:46 AM ET In a bout that was billed as mixed martial arts versus professional wrestling, MMA came out on top in dominant fashion. Tito Ortiz, the UFC Hall of Famer, defeated Alberto Rodriguez, better known as former WWE champ Alberto Del Rio, in the main event of Combate Americas 51 on Saturday night in
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2:54 PM ET A women’s MMA pioneer’s time in the UFC has come to an end. Liz Carmouche, who lost to Ronda Rousey at UFC 157 in 2013 in what was the first female fight in UFC history, was released from the promotion on Thursday, her manager Kyle Stoltz told ESPN. The decision to release
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11:37 AM ET Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik both made the heavyweight limit for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event in Washington, D.C., but one half of the co-main event missed badly at Friday’s weigh-in. One prelim fighter missed weight as well. Overeem (47-17, 1 NC) hit the scale at 248 pounds, and Rozenstruik (9-0)
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8:16 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Max Holloway has won an unprecedented 13 straight fights in the UFC’s featherweight division. He has dominated at 145 pounds for five years. Holloway, the champion of that weight class, admits now that he must leave featherweight in the future if he wants to achieve his ultimate goals. Holloway
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11:01 PM ET The UFC’s final main event of the decade has taken a hit. Brian Ortega, who was scheduled to fight Chan Sung Jung on Dec. 21 in Busan, South Korea, has been forced to withdraw from the featherweight headliner due to an undisclosed injury, multiple sources told ESPN. Ortega is expected to be
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11:01 PM ET The UFC’s final main event of the decade has taken a hit. Brian Ortega, who was scheduled to fight Chan Sung Jung on Dec. 21 in Busan, South Korea, has been forced to withdraw from the featherweight headliner due to a torn ACL, he announced via Twitter. pic.twitter.com/meIc0o8V9Z — Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity)
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1:32 PM ET Alistair Overeem is a Netherlands-based heavyweight with a kickboxing background. Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Netherlands-based heavyweight with a kickboxing background. Their fight careers, however, are at very different places. Overeem, a 39-year-old veteran of 63 professional MMA fights who is a former champion in the Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 promotions, faces relative
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