MMA

8:40 PM ET Cain Velasquez‘s young pro-wrestling career will continue on. Following his critically acclaimed debut match earlier this month, the former UFC heavyweight champion has signed on to wrestle on Lucha Libre AAA’s two cards coming up this fall in the United States, sources told ESPN on Friday. The first is Sept. 15 at
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9:41 AM ET Video has surfaced of an April incident in which UFC star Conor McGregor appears to punch a man in a bar in Dublin, Ireland. In the video, published Thursday by TMZ Sports, McGregor is shown pouring drinks. The video cuts to a few minutes later, when McGregor pumps his fist in the
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4:00 PM ET The UFC has parted ways with perennial women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano, ESPN confirmed with promotion officials on Wednesday. The release of the popular fighter comes as a surprise, since Zingano is not on a losing streak and is still a relevant name in both the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. ESPN has
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11:29 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN There were comebacks. There were underdog victories. There was even entertaining fighter talk in the middle of a bout. And at the end of the night at Dana White’s Contender Series, there were four additions to the UFC roster. Four of five winners on Tuesday were offered UFC deals, one
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8:16 PM ET A winner at UFC Sacramento has failed a drug test, ESPN confirmed Monday. John Allan, who defeated Mike Rodriguez on the card, tested positive for the prohibited substance tamoxifen in an in-competition drug test, California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive officer Andy Foster said. UFC Sacramento took place July 13 at Golden
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9:23 PM ET Ask and you shall receive, Dan Hooker. Al Iaquinta vs. Hooker has been verbally agreed to for UFC 243 on Oct. 5 in Melbourne, Australia, multiple sources told ESPN. The fight is expected to be signed in the coming days. Hooker (18-8) knocked out James Vick last month in San Antonio. Following
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11:54 PM ET “The Bullet” is No. 1. And no one seems close to catching up any time soon. Valentina Shevchenko retained her UFC women’s flyweight title via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) over Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC Montevideo on Saturday night in Uruguay. The result was never in doubt. Shevchenko
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7:07 PM ET Aspen Ladd will need to do some work before fighting at bantamweight in her next bout. The California State Athletic Commission has suspended Ladd’s license to compete at bantamweight, pending documentation from physicians, CSAC executive officer Andy Foster confirmed Friday with ESPN. Ladd looked ill weighing in the day before UFC Sacramento
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8:42 AM ET UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko and challenger Liz Carmouche both made weight on Friday morning for their title fight headlining Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay. Shevchenko (17-3) hit the scale at 124.5 pounds for her second defense of the belt she won in December. Carmouche (13-6) came in right
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