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Jan Blachowicz already has his first title defense planned if he beats Dominick Reyes at UFC 253

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:45 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Tom Taylor
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Jan Blachowicz already knows who he wants to defend the light heavyweight title against first, assuming he beats Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Blachowicz and Reyes will battle for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title in the co-main event of UFC 253, which is scheduled for September 26 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The […] The post Jan Blachowicz already has his first title defense planned if he beats...

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Jan Blachowicz already has his first title defense planned if he beats Dominick Reyes at UFC 253

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:45 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Tom Taylor

Jan Blachowicz already knows who he wants to defend the light heavyweight title against first, assuming he beats Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Blachowicz and Reyes will battle for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title in the co-main event of UFC 253, which is scheduled for September 26 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The […] The post Jan Blachowicz already has his first title defense planned if he beats...

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Patricio Pitbull reacts to Michael Chandler’s UFC move

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:32 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Adam Martin

Bellator double champion Patricio Pitbull reacted to the news that his long-time rival Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White announced that Chandler has signed with the world’s leading MMA promotion and he will serve as the backup to the UFC 254 lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and […] The post Patricio Pitbull reacts to Michael Chandler...

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Dana White working on “fun stuff” for Conor McGregor

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:18 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Tom Taylor

UFC President Dana White says he’s working on some “fun stuff” for ostensibly retired former two-division champion Conor McGregor. McGregor, who previously ruled over the UFC lightweight and featherweight divisions, announced his retirement on June 6. That being said, there’s been widespread doubt that his retirement will stick, and it seems White shares that skepticism. […] The post Dana White wo...

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Breaking: UFC signs Michael Chandler, former Bellator champ to serve as backup for UFC 254 main event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:04 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Tom Taylor

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC, and has already been tapped as an understudy for the UFC 254 main event. UFC 254 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje. Should either man fail to make it into the […] The post Breaking: UFC signs Michael Chandler, for...

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Kazakh MMA fighter arrested for encouraging people to shoot down helicopters spreading COVID-19

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Karim Zidan
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Kuat Khamitov was placed in a temporary detention facility in his hometown of Almaty for 3 days. A Kazakh MMA fighter was arrested after publishing a bizarre tirade where he encouraged people to shoot down helicopters spreading COVID-19. Kuat Khamitov — a veteran of Russian MMA promotion Fight Nights Global — was placed in a temporary detention facility in his native Almaty. The fighter posted a Y...

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Donald Cerrone dismisses retirement talk ahead of UFC Vegas 11 bout with Niko Price

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:33 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Tom Taylor

Donald Cerrone has no plans to hang up the gloves ahead of his fight with Niko Price, which goes down at UFC Vegas 11 this Saturday. Cerrone will enter the fight with Price on a four-fight skid, having come up short against Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje, Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis in his most recent […] The post Donald Cerrone dismisses retirement talk ahead of UFC Vegas 11 bout with Niko P...

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Mirsad Bektic gets short-notice opponent for UFC Vegas 11 as Damon Jackson returns to the Octagon

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:21 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Adam Martin

UFC featherweight Mirsad Bektic thankfully got a short-notice opponent for UFC Vegas 11 as Damon Jackson returns to the Octagon. Bektic was supposed to fight Eduardo Garagorri, but a cornerman for Garagorri tested positive for Garagorri tested positive for COVID-19 and the fighter was removed from the card out of caution. With Garagorri out, Bektic […] The post Mirsad Bektic gets short-notice oppo...

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Marion Reneau injured, Sijara Eubanks steps up on short notice for UFC 253 fight with Ketlen Vieira

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:19 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Harry Kettle

Sijara Eubanks is set to step in and fight Ketlen Vieira on short notice after Marion Reneau pulled out of their upcoming showdown, ESPN reports. Eubanks is set to get back into the cage just two weeks after her unanimous decision win over Julia Avila last weekend, and if she’s able to get the win […] The post Marion Reneau injured, Sijara Eubanks steps up on short notice for UFC 253 fight with Ke...

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Mackenzie Dern says she left Black House after her husband fought her coach

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:14 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Adam Martin

UFC women’s strawweight standout Mackenzie Dern says that she left Black House after her husband got into a fight with her coach. Dern is one of the top-15 women’s strawweights on the UFC roster and this Saturday at UFC Vegas 11 she faces off against veteran Randa Markos. For Dern, she’ll be looking to get […] The post Mackenzie Dern says she left Black House after her husband fought her coach app...

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Mackenzie Dern says she left Black House after her husband fought her coach

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:14 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Adam Martin
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UFC women’s strawweight standout Mackenzie Dern says that she left Black House after her husband got into a fight with her coach. Dern is one of the top-15 women’s strawweights on the UFC roster and this Saturday at UFC Vegas 11 she faces off against veteran Randa Markos. For Dern, she’ll be looking to get […] The post Mackenzie Dern says she left Black House after her husband fought her coach app...

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC: Covington vs. Woodley - Prelims preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Dayne Fox
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Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Get the low down on the plethora of preliminary contests for this weekend’s UFC card, featuring rising up-and-comer Miguel Baeza looking to turn away newcomer Jeremiah Wells. After a fight card that recently had only 7 fights due to a malady of injuries and illnesses, the UFC was done taking chances with smaller cards. At one point the UFC was worki...

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NSAC rules say replay could have been used during Herman-Rodriguez

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Trent Reinsmith
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Questions remain regarding referee error when pausing a fight and using instant replay These days, when I fly I don’t pay any mind to the attendants when they review the safety information for the flight. I’ve heard the spiel enough times that I could probably deliver it myself. That’s kind of what happens during UFC broadcasts when the lead commentator goes over th...

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Pro fighters make their picks for Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:18 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Cole Shelton

In the main event of UFC Vegas 11, Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley will finally be sharing the Octagon. Heading into the fight, Covington is a -350 favorite while the former champion is a +265 underdog. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The […] The post Pro fighters make their picks for Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley app...

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Video | Joe Schilling beats up “pervert” for using sex toy in his gym’s shower

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:09 PM Sep 17, 2020 by Andrew Whitelaw

Joe Schilling appeared to take justice into his own hands recently, as depicted on his Instagram stories, with videos showing him beating up a guy in the street and later explaining why he did so. Just a little warning that this whole story is pretty NSFW. With that out of the way, we’ll continue. In […] The post Video | Joe Schilling beats up “pervert” for using sex toy in his gym’s shower appear...

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