Flashback Fight: Rose Namajunas silences Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217

Rose Namajunas captured strawweight gold at UFC 217 in 2017 by defeating long-reining champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in front of a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd. The historic event took place on Nov. 4, 2017 and featured three world title fights. In the fight card’s main event, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre submitted Michael Bisping to win the middleweight crown while TJ Dillashaw knocked out Cody Garbrandt to regain the bantamweight title. (Video courtesy of UFC) TRENDING > Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, many other fighters comment about George Floyd protests   …

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Watch Aljamain Sterling defeat Pedro Munhoz (UFC 250 Free Fight)

(Courtesy of UFC) Aljamain Sterling (18-3) scored a decisive win over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 238 in Chicago last year. Sterling squares off with Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on Saturday, June 6. UFC 250 takes place at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas and is headlined by a women’s featherweight title bout between champion Amanda Nunes and former Invicta FC titleholder Felicia Spencer. TRENDING > Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, many other fighters comment about George Floyd protests …

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UFC 250: Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer – Inside the Octagon Preview

In this episode of Inside the Octagon, John Gooden and Dan Hardy preview the UFC 250 main event, as women’s featherweight champion Amanda ‘The Lioness’ Nunes takes on Felicia ‘Feenom’ Spencer. UFC 250 takes place at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. Nunes enters the fight on a 10-bout winning streak while Spencer’s only career loss is to former champion Cris Cyborg. (Video courtesy of UFC) TRENDING > Jon Jones says he is done with UFC belt; challenges Dana White to release him   …

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UFC 250 Embedded: Fighters arrive to an eerily quiet Las Vegas

The stars of two exciting bantamweight brawls – Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen plus Cody Garbrand and Raphael Assuncao – arrive in an eerily quiet Las Vegas. UFC 250 headliners Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer check in for fight week. (Video courtesy of UFC) TRENDING > Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, many other fighters comment about George Floyd protests Dana White addresses UFC’s George Floyd tribute <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) …

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UFC 250’s Alex Perez: ‘I’m always ready to fight’

Following his first-round submission win over Jordan Espinosa at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in January, flyweight Alex Perez was eager to continue his momentum when the novel coronavirus struck, placing his plans for an immediate return on hold. Initially Perez hoped that a proposed bout with Kai Kara-France would be able to happen in May, but as the world went into coronavirus lockdown, it became clear to him that things weren’t going to proceed as planned. “At first I didn’t know crazy it was going to get, how bad it was going to be,” Perez told MMAWeekly.com. “At first I thought…

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Jon Jones returns to streets to help with clean-up and stop rioters

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be embroiled in a controversial battle with UFC boss Dana White, but that’s not distracting him from trying to keep his city intact amidst ongoing protests and riots. Jones posted a video on Monday of him confronting individuals with spray cans, presumably would-be vandals, on the streets of Albuquerque, N.M., where he lives. Jones simply repeated over and over, “Give me the spray cans.” Both individuals he approached on the video eventually did so. Though there have been numerous peaceful protests, Jones had see enough of the looters, rioters, and vandals that were hitting…

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Tyron Woodley tops UFC on ESPN 9 fighter salaries despite loss to Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns dominated Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN 9 on Saturday in Las Vegas. He couldn’t best the former champ on the payroll, though. Despite losing the fight via a unanimous decision, Woodley topped the UFC on ESPN 9 fighter salaries at $200,000. In notching the victory, Burns earned $168,000; $84,000 for fighting and $84,000 for winning. Though it’s not part of the disclosed payroll, Burns added another $50,000 to his take home with a Performance of the Night bonus. The next biggest earner on the fight card was heavyweight Augusto Sakai, who earned $100,000 for his co-main event victory…

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Video: Jon Jones confronts vandals during riots

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be embroiled in a standoff with UFC president Dana White, but he still made time to take to the streets of Albuquerque, N.M. to confront a couple of would-be vandals. The young men that had spray cans in hand, apparently looking to vandalize property as part of the ongoing riots across the United States. There have been numerous peaceful protests across the country out of respect for George Floyd, a black man that was killed by a police officer who pinned him to the ground with his knee across Floyd’s neck. The incident lit…

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Watch Amanda Nunes destroy Cris Cyborg inside of a minute (UFC 250 Free Fight)

Amanda Nunes became the first woman two-division champion in UFC history when she knocked out Cris Cyborg at UFC 232. “The Lioness” only needed 51 seconds to end Cyborg’s 145-pound reign. Nunes will make the first defense of that featherweight title at UFC 250 on June 6 against Felicia Spencer. TRENDING > Henry Cejudo removed from official UFC rankings, issues statement (Video courtesy of UFC) …

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UFC honors George Floyd during Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 broadcast

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to its Las Vegas backyard on Saturday for UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns at the UFC Apex facility. The fight promotion was the first major sports organization to return to holding events, without spectators, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday was the fourth UFC event this month. In their previous broadcast, the focus was on healthcare workers battling the outbreak and those affected. At the beginning of Saturday’s broadcast, the fight promotion honored George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose death while in police custody on Monday has led to a national uprising. The tragic incident was…

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Mackenzie Dern tops UFC on ESPN 9 bonuses

In her second fight back since giving birth to her first child, Mackenzie Dern led the charge on the UFC on ESPN 9 performance bonuses. The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Las Vegas on Saturday, while Dern returned to form. The UFC re-launched combat sports on its home turf in Nevada following a three-fight stint over an eight-day span in Florida earlier this month. It was the first combat sports event in the state since the world went into a virtual shutdown because of the global coronavirus crisis. UFC on ESPN 9 took place at the promotion’s own Apex facility. Dern…

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Roosevelt Roberts ‘looking forward to getting the finish’ at UFC on ESPN 9

While the novel coronavirus forced the world into a state of lockdown, for some fighters, like lightweight Roosevelt Roberts, it was only a temporary setback. Determined to continue to move forward towards a fight, Roberts remained as active as he could, and his perseverance paid off, resulting in a scheduled bout to close out the month of May. “Coming into (2020) I was just training and looking forward to fighting Matt Frevola (in April at UFC on ESPN+ 31), and then everything happened and shut things down,” Roberts told MMAWeekly.com. “We never really stopped training. “It was just me and my…

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