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9:24 PM ET An important bantamweight fight has been added to UFC 241. Cory Sandhagen vs. Raphael Assuncao is scheduled for the Aug. 17 card at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., sources told ESPN. Sandhagen (11-1), considered a rising star at 135 pounds, has won his last six fights in a row. He most
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4:25 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov — teammates of Khabib Nurmagomedov — had their UFC 229 brawl-related suspensions reduced Wednesday. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed that Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Tukhugov, who were suspended for entering the Octagon and exchanging blows with Conor McGregor after last October’s fight,
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10:57 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Conor McGregor opened up about the now-notorious brawl that broke out after his loss to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October, offering his perspective in detail for the first time in a recently released interview with self-help guru Tony Robbins. In the interview, which was taped in
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2:05 PM ET The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced its official recognition of NSF Certified for Sport dietary supplements as lower-risk products, in an effort to help curb the number of contaminated supplement cases under its jurisdiction. The announcement falls short of granting full immunity to an athlete if he or she were
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12:10 PM ET A high stakes heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou, originally scheduled for UFC 239 on July 6, will now headline UFC Fight Night on June 29. The UFC is close to finalizing the switch, although new bout agreements have not been signed according to multiple sources. Once
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10:51 PM ET Two veteran heavyweights will meet again at UFC Fight Night San Antonio in July. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell 2 is set for the July 20 event, sources told ESPN. The rematch is 11 years in the making. Arlovski knocked out Rothwell at Affliction: Banned, the promotion’s first event, back in July
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