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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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 on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns weigh-in video and quick results

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) SPOILER: Scroll down for UFC on ESPN 9 weigh-in results Watch the UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns weigh-ins LIVE from Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this week approved for combat sports to return to its state beginning with Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns, which takes place at the UFC Apex, a state-of-the-art production facility. The Apex was built with the specific intent of operating televised events and shows like The Ultimate Fighter and Dana White’s Contender Series. There will be no live audience in attendance at UFC…

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Flashback Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov finishes Conor McGregor at UFC 229

(Courtesy of UFC) Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight championship against Conor McGregor in he biggest fight in UFC history at UFC 229 just under two years ago. The event took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 6, 2018 in front of a sold out crowd of 20,034. Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round and mayhem ensued between the two fight camps following the bout. TRENDING > Justin Gaethje tells Joe Rogan: ‘I gotta touch Khabib four times and then he’s compromised’ …

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Justin Gaethje tells Joe Rogan: ‘I gotta touch Khabib four times and then he’s compromised’

Justin Gaethje scored the biggest victory of his career when he defeated Tony Ferguson in the UFC 249 main event on May 9 in Jacksonville, Fla. In doing so, he earned an even bigger fight. No, not Conor McGregor. Gaethje will next face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, likely in September on UFC Fight Island. The victory over Ferguson made Gaethje the interim UFC lightweight champion. When he faces Khabib, it will be to unify the belts. While many people placed Gaethje as the underdog to Ferguson, he and coach Trevor Wittman devised the perfect strategy to earn an…

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Would you watch Mike Tyson vs. Wanderlei Silva Bare Knuckle bout?

The rumors have swirled about about a Mike Tyson comeback. The speculation runs the gamut from a boxing exhibition to a championship fight to bare knuckle fighting. At least one of those avenues has some truth to it, whether or not it is in the scope of what Tyson is looking to do. BKFC president David Feldman told MMA Fighting recently that he intends to offer Tyson a contract that exceeds $20 million to compete under bare knuckle rules. He wasn’t able to provide the exact value of the contract because it’s still being finalized. “I think I know what we…

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Flashback Fight: Relive Matt Brown and Erick Silva’s war from 2014

(Video courtesy of UFC) Matt Brown and Erick Silva met in the main event of a UFC Fight Night Cincinnati six years ago in what would be an incredibly entertaining back-and-forth bout. The event took place at U.S. Bank Arena in May 2014. The win earned Brown a Performance of the Night bonus and the bout received Fight of the Night honors. Brown is still competing in the Octagon. He most recently fought at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris, where he lost via a second-round TKO stoppage at the hands of Miguel Baeza.  Silva left the UFC following a…

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Flashback Fight: Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit went to war at UFC 195

(Video courtesy of UFC) UFC veterans Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit kicked off 2016 in style with a Fight of the Year contender for the welterweight title. Relive the classic matchup from UFC 195. The event took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the event’s co-main event, future champion Stipe Miocic knocked out former heavyweight titleholder Andrei Arlovski in 54 seconds. TRENDING > Dana White UFC on ESPN 8 post-fight presser: ‘You have to be willing to work hard enough’ Is Carlos Condit Retiring After Do or Die Moment? (UFC 195 Post-Fight Interview) …

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Flashback Fight: Watch Michael Bisping take UFC belt, avenge loss to Luke Rockhold

&lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&gt;&lt;/span&gt; Check out Michael Bisping’s victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, where he not only took the middleweight championship belt from Rockhold, but avenged a loss from earlier in his career.  As Bisping’s career wound down, he hit a high point with the win over Rockhold. Though he won the third season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2003, he had never before felt UFC gold around his waist. After defeating Rockhold, Bisping would next go on to avenge a loss to Dan Henderson in his first title defense. His…

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