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The UFC and Modelo Especial officially kicked off a multiyear, multimillion-dollar partnership on Jan. 1. And so far, the biggest beneficiary of the deal might be UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic‘s mother. A key part of Modelo’s marketing strategy is its “Fighting Spirit” campaign, which consists of a series of commercials that profile successful, blue-collar-minded
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Africans enjoyed a banner year in combat sports in 2017, but the coming months are shaping up to be even bigger for the continent’s fighters across the various organizations. The UFC has released its events schedule for the first quarter of the year, so KweséESPN looks at the top African fighters on the cards over
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While her MMA career remains in limbo, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continues to fuel speculation that a leap to professional wrestling could be next. Rousey, who adopted the “Rowdy” nickname from WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, met with WWE executive Paul Levesque over dinner in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
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With the new year now upon us, let’s put 2017 in the rear-view and focus on the possibilities that lie ahead for MMA in 2018. There are a multitude of intriguing fights that could be made and resurrect a sport that many thought had a down year. What matchups could do this? What fights could
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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed the 145-pound title fight to ESPN on Monday, following an initial report by MMAJunkie.com. The pay-per-view event will take place inside T-Mobile Arena. The fight was supposed to
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Whether it was due to the superstardom of Conor McGregor, the aftereffects of a $4 billion sale or a variety of other factors, 2017 was unlike any other year in UFC history. Before we dive headfirst into 2018, let’s look back at the key moments that shaped the organization in 2017. Conor McGregor faced Floyd
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Initially, nothing went right for Rose Namajunas on Nov. 4 in New York. She arrived behind schedule for her strawweight title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden. The UFC handed her a pair of fight gloves — in the wrong size. Halfway through having her hands wrapped, the New York
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It’s been a unique 12 months in the history of mixed martial arts. And that’s putting it mildly. The UFC’s biggest star, lightweight champion Conor McGregor, didn’t make a single appearance — at least in his own sport. He did make his professional boxing debut, against an all-time great in Floyd Mayweather. It was a
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