UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Edmen Shahbazyan and his hype put to their biggest test yet

MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Edmen Shahbazyan already has his own identity, with his own career and his own athletic accolades — but admittedly, the Ronda Rousey connection is, for now, hard to ignore. Shahbazyan (11-0, 4-0 in the UFC) is the middleweight phenom who will
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UFC Fight Island live results, analysis — Khamzat Chimaev makes history

Robert Whittaker and Darren Till have been enjoying friendly back-and-forth exchanges on social media for the better part of the year. It started with Till’s repeated question of “Rob?” on Instagram and Twitter. Then the two joked about the kind of junk food they were eating during their respective pandemic-related quarantines. In April, the two
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UFC Fight Island Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till — Live results, analysis

Robert Whittaker and Darren Till have been enjoying friendly back-and-forth exchanges on social media for the better part of the year. It started with Till’s repeated question of “Rob?” on Instagram and Twitter. Then the two joked about the kind of junk food they were eating during their respective pandemic-related quarantines. In April, the two
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UFC Fight Night results — Jack Hermansson re-emerges as middleweight contender

Jack Hermansson wasted no time in reasserting his place among the upper echelon of UFC middleweight contenders. The native of Sweden, who fights out of Norway, had won four in a row prior to having his momentum abruptly halted by last September’s TKO loss to Jared Cannonier. On Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC
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UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo 2 — Live results from Fight Island

After months of uncertainty, the UFC flyweight division will finally have a new champion Saturday night. Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez will settle their rivalry Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. The winner will own the belt that has been vacated since former titleholder Henry Cejudo relinquished
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UFC 251: Fight Island takeaways on Masvidal’s timing, Volkanovski’s decision

The excitement Jorge Masvidal injected into UFC 251 when he replaced Gilbert Burns in the main event on Fight Island appeared ready to erupt in the first round Sunday morning, when the challenger came out aggressively, but champion Kamaru Usman knew success depended on focus and patience. Those aren’t traits of an exciting fight, but
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Fighters react to Kamaru Usman’s win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Fight Island

Once again, Kamaru Usman showed who the most dominant fighter is in the UFC welterweight division on Saturday night. Usman used his wrestling base to control Jorge Masvidal for five rounds in earning a unanimous decision victory and retaining his welterweight championship at UFC 251 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Usman, who won his
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UFC 251: Kamaru Usman ruled Fight Island, and it’s time for the world to appreciate his dominance

Well, UFC fans? Was that good enough? Has Kamaru Usman finally, belatedly, laboriously earned his recognition as a champion to celebrate? Usman methodically beat down Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 251 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as the UFC launched its Middle East residency with a fight card headlined
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Mike Perry: Video shows UFC fighter ‘punching’ man and using N-word repeatedly during restaurant fight

A video of UFC fighter Mike Perry appears to show him punching a man outside a restaurant in Texas and repeatedly using the N-word during a heated exchange in which police were needed to attend. The victim was apparently left unconscious and taken to hospital for treatment on his injuries, according to a police report
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UFC 251: The biggest takeaways and questions ahead of the Kamaru Usman-Jorge Masvidal main event

In a shocking turn of events, Kamaru Usman will defend the UFC welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 251 this Saturday night on Fight Island. After Gilbert Burns was removed from the main event early Saturday, the UFC, which had been unsuccessful in negotiating a deal with Masvidal over the
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