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UFC 266 fight card, odds: Breaking down each bout on the main card from Las Vegas

UFC 266 takes place this Saturday night with a loaded card being planned for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Sitting atop the card are a pair of title fights, including one of the most dominant fighters in the sport as Valentina Shevchenko puts her women's flyweight title on the line against Lauren Murphy in the co-main event.
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UFC 266: Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik Preview, Odds, Prediction

The bout between Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will be one of the most interesting at UFC 266 this weekend. These two heavyweights have no option but to win and stay in the top echelon of this division. The one who ends up on the losing side in this event will undoubtedly be out of any combinations for some big event. Right now, Blaydes is fourth in the heavyweight rankings, and Rozenstruik sits two places lower. It’ll be do or die for both, which is why we’ve decided to write an article about this event.

Ciryl Gane exhibits superb head movement while dancing ahead of Francis Ngannou fight

Ciryl Gane has showcased outstanding head movement ahead of his UFC heavyweight title unification fight against Francis Ngannou. ‘Bon Gamin’ took to Instagram to put forth a video of him dancing while avoiding a boxing reflex ball that was repeatedly hurled at him. The ball bounced back and forth from the trainer’s hand towards Ciryl Gane, who expertly dodged it using his brilliant reflexes and impressive speed.
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Francis Ngannou has “serious concerns” with his UFC contract, says Randy Couture

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has “serious concerns” with his UFC contract, says legendary MMA fighter, Randy Couture. Ngannou knocked out former champ Stipe Miocic in the pair’s rematch at UFC 260 back in March to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. The original plan was for Ngannou to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but Jones and the UFC were not able to come to terms on a new deal and the fight fell apart. Ngannou was then booked to fight Derrick Lewis in a rematch at UFC 265, but that fight also fell apart when Ngannou and the UFC couldn’t reach an agreement on him fighting for that date in August. Instead, the UFC brought in Ciryl Gane to fight Lewis, and he TKOed him to win the interim belt.

UFC 266 Proves Heavyweight Division Is Hotter Than Ever

It’s not the main event of UFC 266, or even the co-feature bout on the card, but the upcoming heavyweight showdown between Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik on September 25 in Las Vegas is exactly the type of fight that proves the UFC’s heavyweight division is hotter than ever right now.
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Former UFC bantamweight Luke Sanders announces retirement from MMA

Luke ‘Cool Hand’ Sanders has retired from mixed martial arts. The former UFC bantamweight veteran and Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) bantamweight champion made the announcement on Instagram this past Wednesday. Sanders completed his final contract with the UFC earlier this year. “Cool Hand! Out! I’m officially retired after 8 [UFC]...

Watch: Francis Ngannou Throws First Pitch As Los Angeles Angel

UFC champion Francis Ngannou has been making waves outside the octagon lately. After wrapping up a long tour abroad, the Predator attended the Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres game in Anaheim. While it takes a couple of bounces for other celebrities to deliver the ball, Ngannou had a...

UFC 266 Could Produce Compelling Return Fight for Jon Jones

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been out of action since February 2020, and with a logjam currently at heavyweight, UFC 266 could produce a compelling match-up for “Bones” to consider for his return fight. UFC 266 takes place September 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern time at the...

Luke Rockhold calls out Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman for not backing Francis Ngannou: “They should’ve just stood by him and been men”

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold called out Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman for not backing Francis Ngannou. Rockhold makes his return to the Octagon after more than two years away in November at UFC 268 when he takes on Sean Strickland. Ahead of his comeback to the cage, Rockhold has been doing the media rounds and one of his stops was Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour.
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Luke Rockhold: Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya missed an opportunity to ‘step up’ during Francis Ngannou situation and ‘change the landscape’

A lot has happened in the combat sports world since Luke Rockhold last competed in 2019. But of all the trends to come and go, none has been more impactful than the rise of celebrity boxing and the money suddenly available to MMA fighters able to make the leap to the boxing ring for crossover bouts against popular figures like the Paul brothers.

Luke Rockhold Challenges Usman & Adesanya To Stick Up For Ngannou

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold doesn’t feel Karmaru Usman and Israel Adesanya have done Francis Ngannou justice. Usman, Adesanya, and Ngannou are African UFC champions. The three have developed a bond and have supported one another. While Rockhold is seeing the love from Ngannou, he isn’t so sure about Usman and Adesanya.

UFC 266: Blaydes vs Rozenstruik preview

Blaydes vs Rozenstruik is the heavyweight featured bout at UFC 266, and it is set up to be a purist’s delight in a classic striker versus grappler battle. With the UFC heavyweight title picture set to see champion Francis Ngannou take on interim champion Ciryl Gane next, UFC 266 offers contenders Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik an opportunity to set themselves apart from the pack of top five fighters clamoring for the chance to be next in line.

Ranking the Top 10 Heavyweight Champions in MMA History

Whilst the sport of MMA in itself is very entertaining, the most entertaining division is arguably, the heavyweight division. Often referred to as, ‘the baddest men on the planet’, heavyweight champions certainly live up to their reputation. Naturally, two Goliaths going toe to toe is one of the most exciting spectacles in combat sports.
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UFC full fight video: Francis Ngannou debuts with furious uppercut knockout

Watch Francis Ngannou vs. Luis Henrique full fight video to see Ngannou make a spectacular UFC debut at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. In his first octagon appearance, Ngannou showed flashes of the skill, talent, and physical gifts that would make him a future UFC champion. Ngannou was 5-1 as a pro before being matched up with Henrique and he was mostly on the defensive for the first round as Henrique looked to ground the dangerous striker.