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11:25 AM ET Eric GomezMexico writer MEXICO CITY — The collective distance Alexa Grasso has traveled to her fights, including the trek to the biggest one of her career Saturday, doesn’t compare to how far she’s traveled in her personal life from her days growing up in Guadalajara. Grasso, 26, recalls being the victim of
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Image Credit: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images David Branch has been axed by the UFC after news broke of his two-year sanction. Yesterday (Sept. 18), USADA announced that Branch failed an out-of-competition drug test back in May. The former two-division World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion tested positive for ipamorelin. He received a
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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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Image Courtesy of MMA Junkie Joseph Benavidez has had it with “Triple C’s” antics. Since capturing the UFC bantamweight championship, Henry Cejudo has not been shy on hitting the call-out button, even if the names seemed to be way out of left field, i.e. Urijah Faber, Dominick Cruz…Valentina Shevchenko…but one name that has yet to
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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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Nick Newell has officially found himself a new home where he can show off his mixed marital arts (MMA) skills, as he has inked a multi-fight deal to compete for Bellator MMA. If you’re asking yourself: “Hey, wasn’t Nick already under contract with Bellator?” Yes and no. Nick did compete for the Viacom-owned MMA promotion
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UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov met with Russian president Vladimir Putin (video) [embedded content] (Courtesy of RT Sport) Following his victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov met with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The head of the Republic of Dagestan, Vladimir Vasiliev, was also present at the meeting.
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Image via @khabib_nurmagomedov on Instagram Matt Serra believes two fighters could solve the puzzle of Khabib Nurmagomedov. At a stellar 28-0 and holding UFC lightweight gold, Nurmagomedov has become one of the most dominant fighters in the history of mixed martial arts competition. He’s coming off a successful title defense against Dustin Poirier, submitting “The
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USADA announced on Tuesday that Sarah Frota Lima, of Santa Catarina, Brazil, has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Frota Lima, 32, tested positive for multiple stanozolol metabolites, including 16α-hydroxystanozolol, 3’,16-dihydroxystanozolol, and 4β,16-dihydroxystanozolol, as the result of an in-competition urine sample she provided
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