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8:56 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Mixed martial arts great Anderson “Spider” Silva of Brazil became a U.S. citizen along with thousands of others in a mass naturalization ceremony Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Silva took his oath of citizenship along with his son Kalyl, 20, and daughter Kaory, 23. The
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4:49 PM ET Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will make his light heavyweight debut against Dominick Reyes at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 18, according to multiple sources. Verbal agreements are in place for the 205-pound bout and contracts are expected to be signed shortly. The light heavyweight fight will headline UFC Fight Night,
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3:19 PM ET A lightweight matchup between Benson Henderson and Myles Jury will headline Bellator 227 on Sept. 27, according to Bellator MMA officials. Jury (18-4) announced the bout on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, and the promotion confirmed it to ESPN. The event will take place in Dublin. A former UFC lightweight, Jury
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12:42 AM ET UFC welterweight Leon Edwards has had a tough time getting the top of his division to fight him. They might not have a choice in the matter after this weekend. Edwards (18-3) extended his win streak to eight Saturday night, as he defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (29-12) by unanimous
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Jul 20, 2019 UFC heavyweight Juan Adams spent more than a year calling out Greg Hardy — and it took Hardy less than one minute to silence him. Hardy (5-1) made quick work of Adams (5-2) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday inside AT&T Center in San Antonio. A former Division I collegiate wrestler, Adams
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11:21 AM ET Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards both made weight Friday morning for their vital welterweight clash that is headlining the UFC San Antonio card. Edwards, the first fighter on the scale, came in at 171 pounds, and Dos Anjos hit the exact same number. The two men will square off in an
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7:57 PM ET The UFC is moving a light heavyweight bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi from Aug. 3 in Newark, New Jersey, to Aug. 10 in Uruguay due to Oezdemir’s visa issues, sources said. Oezdemir (15-4), of Switzerland, has been affected by visa issues in 2019, despite the dismissal of a felony battery
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5:02 PM ET UFC veteran Myles Jury is off to Bellator. Jury has signed a multifight deal with the promotion, sources told ESPN. The 30-year-old Jury (17-4) is expected to debut for Bellator later this year, sources say. Jury will enter the promotion on a two-fight losing streak. He most recently dropped a unanimous decision
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9:08 AM ET The UFC is working on finalizing a Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje main event for the Sept. 14 Fight Night card in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, multiple sources confirmed with ESPN. UFC president Dana White first revealed the plans to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday night. According to sources, the fight isn’t finalized,
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7:21 PM ET BURBANK, Calif. — Bellator is hoping to bring a major show to Japan later this year, headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. Scott Coker, Bellator’s president, told ESPN on Wednesday that discussions are underway to hold a card Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena with a main event featuring Emelianenko, perhaps the greatest heavyweight
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