Khamzat Chimaev is planning to “kill” Nate Diaz at UFC 279, kicking him out of the promotion for good. Chimaev will take on Diaz in what will be the latter’s final bout on his current UFC deal. Diaz plans to exit the UFC after the fight concludes.
17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. is set to make UFC history as the youngest competitor to every step inside the Octagon. First reported by ESPN Deportes, the undefeated Californian will make his promotional debut as part of the September 20th episode of Dana White’s Contender Series. If Rosas Jr. earns a contract, he will officially become the youngest fighter in UFC history. That record is currently held by featherweight Chase Hooper.
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Leon Edwards believes Kamaru Usman has let money go to his head. Edwards challenges for the welterweight title for the first time when he faces Usman in a rematch in the UFC 278 headliner taking place this weekend at Salt Lake City, Utah. The pair already had a pre-fight press...
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Jake Paul Says Israel Adesanya Is ‘Probably’ The Only UFC Fighter He Won’t Fight, Nate Diaz Fight Will Happen
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Henry Cejudo reckoned that Marlon Vera finished Dominick Cruz the same way he did. “Triple C” is not impressed by how “Chito” beat “The Dominator”. Marlon Vera put on a performance for the ages at UFC San Diego this past weekend with a highlight real KO win over Dominick Cruz. While many are raving about “Chito’s” stunning victory, former UFC champ-champ Henry Cejudo said he has done the same in the past and he’s not impressed by Vera’s version.
Luke Rockhold Says He Excepts Nothing Less Than A Title Shot Next, Give His Take On Diaz Vs. Chimaev
Luke Rockhold thinks he is next in line for a title shot after beating Paulo Costa. Rockhold lays out the only way he sees Nate Diaz beating Khamzat Chimaev. Luke Rockhold is ready to make his return to the UFC after three years away. The former champion will be taking on the number six ranked Paulo Costa this weekend at UFC 278. Rockhold has a tough test ahead of him in Costa but if he is victorious, Rockhold believes he should be next in line for a title shot.
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Dana White Lashes Out at Fans Who Stream UFC Fights Illegally: “You Get F***ing Smashed And You Go to Jail”
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