Adesanya to defend title vs. Pereira at UFC 281

The UFC has its Madison Square Garden main event. Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against old rival Alex Pereira in the headliner of UFC 281 on Nov. 12 in New York, Adesanya announced Friday on SportsCenter. Pereira owns two wins over Adesanya in kickboxing, including one via knockout. ESPN has Adesanya ranked …

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MMA pound-for-pound rankings: Amanda Nunes is back in her familiar spot

A familiar face is back on top. Amanda Nunes, who had occupied the No. 1 spot in the ESPN women’s pound-for-pound rankings for years prior to her being stunningly upset last December by Julianna Peña, has reclaimed her position of supremacy after taking the bantamweight title back from Peña at UFC 277 last Saturday. Nunes, …

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The fighters we drop everything to see in the Octagon: The most watchable fighters, camps and more

Sometimes you can’t change the channel. It could be the two-way greatness of Shohei Ohtani in baseball, the long-range excellence of Stephen Curry in basketball or the overwhelming power and quickness of Aaron Donald in football. It becomes hard to look away if they’re on your television screen. But who are those people in MMA? …

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MMA pound-for-pound rankings: Alexander Volkanovski, Aljamain Sterling make moves in top-10

A giant victory resulted in a small (however vital) transfer for Alexander Volkanovski. The UFC males’s featherweight champion had his manner with Chan Sung Jung on Saturday of their UFC 273 title combat, outstriking the South Korean by 152-51 on his solution to a one-sided fourth-round TKO. The win, Volkanovski’s twenty first in a row …

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Which early surprises in 2022 are here to stay in the UFC?

The primary three months of the yr are practically within the books, however which UFC fighters have shocked and stood out most to this point? Extra importantly, are they right here to remain? The heavyweight division appears to be making method for brand new stars, as Tai Tuivasa survived a rock struggle with Derrick Lewis …

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Magomed Ankalaev proves he can go five rounds, Song Yadong flashes power

Magomed Ankalaev’s sport plan, a bit perplexing because the combat unfolded, lastly made sense as he was being interviewed contained in the Octagon after his unanimous-decision victory over Thiago Santos in the primary occasion of Saturday’s UFC Battle Night time card in Las Vegas. “I wanted to fight five rounds and see if I’m ready …

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MMA pound-for-pound rankings — How did Israel Adesanya-Robert Whittaker fight impact the top 10?

Israel Adesanya confirmed he belongs among the many high pound-for-pound fighters in MMA when he defended his UFC middleweight championship in opposition to a fellow top-10 fighter, ex-champ Robert Whittaker, and gained a unanimous determination in the primary occasion of UFC 271. The issue for Adesanya, who was No. 2 within the ESPN rankings going …

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UFC 271 confidential – The latest intel on fighter pay and the futures of Francis Ngannou and Amanda Nunes

UFC 271 culminated with Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight title in convincing style with a second victory over Robert Whittaker. Rising stars Jared Cannonier and Tai Tuivasa each earned main victories in Houston as effectively, and set themselves up for main fights and potential title photographs late this 12 months. So far, 2022 has seen …

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UFC 271 results: Israel Adesanya retains middleweight title against Robert Whittaker

Because of this, the champion stays undefeated and took the variety of title defences as much as 4 in a powerful exhibiting. The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 in favor of Adesanya, who has received all 4 of his title defenses — three by unanimous determination and one by knockout. “Seven out of 10,” …

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UFC 271 – Israel Adesanya is the No. 2 middleweight in UFC history, but can he catch Anderson Silva?

Now that Israel Adesanya has nudged Robert Whittaker out of his path, the UFC middleweight champion can set his sights on his final vacation spot: surpassing Anderson Silva. Adesanya, the Nigeria-born New Zealander’s tight however unanimous choice victory over Whittaker in the primary occasion of UFC 271 on Saturday night time in Houston was his …

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