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7:09 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a lightweight bout between two veteran crowd favorites in Jim Miller and Clay Guida, according to multiple sources. Bout agreements have not yet been signed, but the 155-pound fight is expected to be made official shortly. It will take place during the UFC Fight Night event
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9:16 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The reason for Bruno Silva‘s dismissal from UFC Greenville is now clear. USADA confirmed Friday with ESPN that Silva is facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation. Silva admitted in a statement to MMA Fighting that he failed a drug test stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected May 5 and that
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1:26 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Sean O’Malley has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to trace amounts of the prohibited substance ostarine being found in his system, the UFC bantamweight announced Friday on social media. O’Malley was scheduled to fight Marlon Vera at UFC 239 on July 6 in Las
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10:42 AM ET The main event of UFC Fight Night in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday is now official, as both Renato Moicano and Chan Sung Jung made weight on Friday morning. Moicano, of Brazil, hit his mark at 146 pounds. “The Korean Zombie” also weighed in at 146. Neither featherweight competitor can be more
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8:37 AM ET John Lineker (31-9) is out of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Greenville bout against Rob Font (16-4). According to Lineker’s manager Alex Davis, Lineker suffered a cut above his left eyebrow late last night while cutting weight. Davis, who was not with Lineker when the incident happened, said the circumstances surrounding how he
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11:40 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN SAN DIEGO — Ashley Yoder was a 20-year-old undergrad at Indiana University studying criminal justice. She had an internship at the Monroe County (Indiana) prosecutor’s office. Before that, she was a cheerleader, swimmer and her high school’s homecoming queen. But at this particular moment in 2008, she stood barefoot inside
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3:50 PM ET UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is undergoing left shoulder surgery after tearing his subscapularis muscle during his fight against Marlon Moraes earlier this month, Cejudo told ESPN. Cejudo said he suffered the injury in the first round of his fight at UFC 238. Despite the injury, he defeated Marlon Moraes
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12:51 PM ET Which MMA fighter is the best, regardless of weight division or fight promotion? ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi, 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 June 11. Men’s
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