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The Combate Americas mixed martial arts promotion has postponed its return to competition due to the coronavirus surge in Florida Source: Fox Sports

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The Combate Americas mixed martial arts promotion has postponed its return to competition due to the coronavirus surge in Florida Source: Fox Sports

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Deiveson Figueiredo has won the vacant UFC flyweight championship Source: Fox Sports

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Deiveson Figueiredo has won the vacant UFC flyweight championship Source: Fox Sports

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Bellator mixed martial arts promotion will return to competition July 24 with a show in Uncasville, Connecticut. Bellator announced its decision Wednesday, becoming the next major MMA company to confirm its plans to compete amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show at the Mohegan Sun Arena will be headlined by a …

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday. Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Max Holloway, and Petr Yan won the vacant UFC bantamweight championship with a fifth-round stoppage victory …

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Jorge Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days’ notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal isn’t mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman on Saturday night. …

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The imagery evoked by Dana White’s crazy idea was undeniably intoxicating: An octagon perched amid swaying palm trees on a white sand beach, waves lapping at the canvas while mixed martial arts fighters traded blows in the tropical sun. A few months later, the project that came to be known as Fight Island is real …

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the world, and the sports landscape in America and beyond hasn’t been immune to its effects. Khabib’s father dies from COVID-19 complications On Friday, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and trainer of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, died due to complications from the virus. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father …

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One Championship will return to major competition with a show in Bangkok on July 31. The prominent Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion confirmed its plan Monday. One Championship hasn’t held an event featuring its top athletes since late February after the coronavirus pandemic shut down many public gatherings in the promotion’s native Singapore and across …

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