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5:47 PM ET LOS ANGELES — The California State Athletic Commission has taken a major measure in attempting to combat extreme weight cutting. CSAC, one of the largest combat sports regulatory bodies in the world, voted Tuesday to pass a rule that would cancel a fight if a competitor weighed more than 15% above the
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3:00 PM ET LOS ANGELES — A UFC fighter’s attempt to get a technical knockout loss overturned on the grounds of gender discrimination was denied Tuesday. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) voted 3-2 to uphold the TKO result by referee Herb Dean in a fight between Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd from the
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10:08 PM ET A top UFC women’s fighter is appealing a recent knockout loss. Aspen Ladd will go before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Tuesday and argue that her 16-second TKO defeat against Germaine de Randamie was stopped by referee Herb Dean prematurely, CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told ESPN on Sunday. Ladd’s
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12:52 AM ET Demetrious Johnson may no longer be in the UFC, but he is still winning big fights — and he’s still one of the very best fighters on the planet. Johnson beat Danny Kingad via unanimous decision to win the ONE flyweight grand prix Sunday in Tokyo. “Mighty Mouse” has won all three
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5:29 AM ET LAS VEGAS – Two prominent mixed martial arts managers were involved in a “brief physical altercation” Friday night during the PFL MMA event – and a battery was committed, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department confirmed with ESPN. Abe Kawa, vice president of First Round Management, told ESPN that Ali Abdelaziz, the
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9:47 AM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Joanna Jedrzejczyk ended several days of speculation on Friday morning by making weight for Saturday night’s UFC strawweight main event against Michelle Waterson, who also hit the scale below the weight limit. Jedrzejczyk (15-3), who had reportedly told the UFC a week ago that she might not make the 116-pound
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5:54 PM ET The leading mixed martial arts promoter is launching UFC Event Centre in partnership with IMG Arena, the first in-game wagering product from the UFC, UFC president Dana White announced Thursday night. “The UFC Event Centre and its official data feed will be a game changer for how UFC fans engage with our
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9:13 AM ET One of the best fights of the PFL’s 2019 regular season took place on July 11 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, involving welterweights Magomed Magomedkerimov and Chris Curtis. And good news: The rematch is scheduled to go down Friday at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Magomedkerimov (25-5), who is looking
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9:54 AM ET Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Tampa main event — Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson — is in jeopardy. According to multiple sources, Jedrzejczyk informed the UFC over a week ago that she would not be able to make the strawweight limit of 116 pounds. The UFC offered Waterson the opportunity to fight at
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4:56 AM ET Bellator MMA is going to Japan with a nostalgic fight. Fedor Emelianenko, one of the best heavyweight fighters in MMA history, will take on fellow legend Quinton Jackson in the main event of Bellator’s Japanese debut Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena, it was announced Wednesday at a press conference in Tokyo.
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