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9:05 PM ET Former World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight champion Jake Hager has his next MMA assignment. Hager (2-0), who is known as “Jack Swagger” in the professional wrestling world, will meet Anthony Garrett (4-2) at Bellator 231 on Oct. 25 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, multiple sources told ESPN. The fight will take place
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4:02 PM ET Mixed martial arts fan favorite Nick Newell has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA, promotion officials confirmed Wednesday with ESPN. Newell, a congenital amputee born without most of his left arm, won his Bellator debut last month against Corey Browning by first-round submission. The Bellator 225 bout against Browning was held
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1:40 PM ET The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has suspended UFC middleweight David Branch for two years, for a failed drug test Branch submitted in May. USADA announced the two-year sanction on Wednesday. Branch, 37, tested positive for ipamorelin, which falls under the class of peptide hormones. According to a release from USADA, it
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1:37 PM ET Gunnar Nelson has a new opponent for the UFC’s first trip to Denmark. Gilbert Burns will step in and replace an ill Thiago Alves to face Nelson in the welterweight co-main event of UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28, UFC officials confirmed Tuesday with ESPN. Brazilian outlet Combate was the first to report
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9:02 PM ET A highly anticipated featherweight fight between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar has been rescheduled for UFC Fight Night on Nov. 9 in Moscow, sources told ESPN. Both sides have agreed to the 145-pound matchup, which was originally supposed to take place on Oct. 18 in Boston, but was postponed due to a
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5:37 PM ET Austin Hubbard earned his first UFC win over the weekend, but had a frightening health scare afterward. The lightweight fighter is currently in a Richmond, British Columbia, hospital with an affliction called compartment syndrome, according to his teammate and UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes, who is with him. After Hubbard’s win over Kyle
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11:00 PM ET “The Highlight” keeps adding to his reel. Justin Gaethje finished Donald Cerrone by TKO at 4 minutes, 18 seconds of the first round Saturday night in the main event of UFC Vancouver. Gaethje landed a counter right hand that dropped Cerrone, then followed with three uppercuts and another right hand that put
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