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Fighter vs. Writer: Neil Magny previews showdown with Shavkat Rakhmonov, Merab Dvalishvili prefers Jose Aldo fight over ‘piece of s***’ Petr Yan

On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Neil Magny and Merab Dvalishvili join the show. Magny will preview his upcoming fight against rising star Shavkat Rakhmonov and why he’s been so willing to take fights against highly touted prospects while other ranked welterweights refuse to even entertain those kinds of opponents.
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Petr Yan calls out returning Henry Cejudo ‘to back up’ trash talk, Cejudo responds

With most of the bantamweight division’s top-ranked contenders already paired off, Petr Yan has his sights set on a fellow former world champion in Henry Cejudo. Yan is looking for a big fight following his UFC 273 title unification loss to Aljamain Sterling in April. With Sterling targeted to defend against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 279 in September — along with matchups including Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz, and Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong all slated for future cards — “No Mercy” turned his attention to Cejudo, who is back in the USADA pool after ending his retirement.
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Merab Dvalishvili doesn't like Petr Yan

Georgian Merab Dvalishvili is one of the top fighters in the bantamweight category, and the impression is that he is going to the very top through the "small door" By this, we do not mean that he does not beat quality opponents, but he is not given the attention he deserves.
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Marlon Vera vs Petr Yan? ‘We kick his ass and I get a title shot’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has now dropped two fights to current 135-pound titleholder Aljamain Sterling and regardless of whether or not you agree with how those two bouts played out, “No Mercy” is going to have to rack up a few more wins before the promotion grants him a third crack at “Funk Master.”
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Morning Report: Marlon Vera wants Petr Yan next but willing to rematch Sean O’Malley: ‘I’ll kick his ass again’

Marlon Vera has his eyes on the bantamweight title, but he’s willing to take a detour if that’s what the UFC wants. In April, Vera won a unanimous decision over Rob Font, battering him for 25 minutes in the main event of UFC Vegas 53. The win was Vera’s third in a row and catapulted him into the top-five of the UFC’s rankings. Now, on the cusp of true contention, “Chito” is hoping to punch his ticket to a title shot with a win over former champion Petr Yan.
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Marlon Vera issues scathing response after “dork” Petr Yan tells him to wait until September or October for proposed fight

Marlon Vera has sent a word of warning to Petr Yan as the two continue to tease a showdown later this year. In the wake of his win over Rob Font, Marlon Vera clearly feels like he’s arrived at the elite level in the bantamweight division. He may be brash and he may be in the face of his divisional rivals, but he’s got the skills to back it up – and something tells us he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.
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Marlon Vera, Petr Yan Bicker Over Potential Fight Date

Marlon Vera and Petr Yan can’t seem to come to an agreement on when they’d like to meet inside the Octagon. Vera has been very vocal about wanting a fight with Yan next, feeling it’s the best available match up that could propel him into title contention. However, Vera seems to want to fight Yan as soon as August.
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Chito Vera Wonders If Henry Cejudo Tested Positive & Calls For A Fight Against Petr Yan

UFC bantamweight Marlon Chito Vera has his eyes set on the top contender Petr Yan for his next fight. Coming off a statement win over Rob Font at UFC Vegas 53, Chito Vera moves closer to getting a shot at the 135-lbs gold. Scoring three knockdowns during the fight, Vera put in an incredible performance for his debut five-round fight. Although Font reflected an impressive amount of significant strikes, he would ultimately avoid a finish to lose out on the judges’ scorecard.
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Aljamain Sterling Considered Retirement Before Petr Yan Rematch

Aljamain Sterling nearly retired before his rematch with Petr Yan at UFC 273. Sterling was recently a guest on “The Schmozone Podcast” to talk about his successful UFC bantamweight title defense. During the interview, Sterling revealed that the tumultuous battle back to full health ahead of the bout nearly made him decide to just retire.
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