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7:13 PM ET Three current UFC fighters, including a former champion, plus a former fighter, were recently suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for the same banned substance. Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano, Sean O’Malley, Marvin Vettori and Augusto Mendes all failed random, out-of-competition drug tests for ostarine. After
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12:36 PM ET Popular UFC welterweight Darren Till has been fined for his part in damaging a hotel and driving off in a taxi on the Canary Islands last week, according to multiple reports. Till, of Liverpool, was one of five British nationals who were arrested last Thursday and admitted to vandalizing the hotel in
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1:10 PM ET ESPN Brazil Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima (9-3-1) was killed Sunday following an argument with a rideshare driver in the city of Belém, Brazil. According to the authorities, de Lima argued with the driver and left his car. For unknown reasons, the man, later identified as Jefferson Roger Maciel, hit de
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11:19 AM ET The UFC went to Russia this past weekend for just the second time in the promotion’s history. Alistair Overeem scored the 23rd KO/TKO of his career when he finished Aleksei Oleinik in the first round of the main event. Veteran Roxanne Modafferi beat Antonina Shevchenko via split decision in a hard-fought affair.
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7:15 PM ET UFC featherweight Dan Ige says a bizarre set of circumstances led to him supplying blood to a complete stranger early Thursday morning. As an active UFC athlete, Ige, 27, is subject to a random, year-round drug-testing program, which is administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to Ige, a blood
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ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their top-10 picks, and their votes produce our consensus men’s and women’s pound-for-pound lists. (You can find Okamoto’s division-by-division rankings here.) Note: Rankings were updated April 16. Men’s pound-for-pound rankings 1. Jon Jones Record: 24-1, 1 NCWeight class: Light heavyweightLast: W (UD) Anthony Smith, March 2Next:
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5:37 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight contender Leslie Smith has signed an exclusive deal to compete in Bellator MMA. Smith, 36, confirmed the signing to ESPN on Tuesday, following an initial report by Yahoo! Sports. She does not have a date for her next fight but said she intends to compete in the 145-pound featherweight
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3:45 PM ET Israel Adesanya won the UFC’s interim middleweight belt on Saturday after an epic back-and-forth battle with Kelvin Gastelum. Jon Jones, however, wasn’t impressed. He took to social media in a series of now-deleted tweets discrediting Adesanya’s victory and shooting down any shot the 29-year-old has against him in a potential fight. “You
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