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UFC 249, skirting coronavirus limits, is set for tribal land in California

April 08, 2020 1:11 pm

Even as most sporting events have ground to a halt worldwide because of the highly contagious virus, Dana White, the UFC president, has insisted he can safely hold mixed-martial arts events.

UFC close to securing private island for fights, says president Dana White

April 07, 2020 7:58 pm

The organisation will resume its calendar with UFC 249 on April 18 and Dana White said he had also found a new venue for that event after the Barclays Center in New York was ruled out.

UFC 249 still on, with Tony Ferguson fighting Justin Gaethje on April 18

April 07, 2020 9:09 am

The mixed martial arts promotion announced the change to UFC 249′s main event bout Monday. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is apparently unable to leave Russia amid the pandemic.

Khabib Nurmagomedov refuses to fight at UFC 249, says he won't break quarantine

April 02, 2020 4:36 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is unbeaten in his 28 professional fights, was scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 249 before the pandemic threw the UFC’s schedule into upheaval.

UFC 249 won’t happen in Brooklyn, regulators say

March 19, 2020 12:17 pm

The New York State Athletic Commission said Wednesday morning that the coronavirus pandemic would keep the event out of New York.

UFC 248: Israel Adesanya, the Kiwi from Nigeria, looks to soar against Yoel Romero

March 08, 2020 2:01 am

Inspired by Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa and anime, Israel Adesanya took up martial arts and last month became the first fighter to become Kiwi sportsman of the year.

Jon Jones fends off challenge at UFC 247 in disputed decision

February 09, 2020 2:54 pm

Jon Jones (26-1-1) handed the fourth-ranked Dominick Reyes (12-1) his first loss, improving to 14-0 in title fights. He became the all-time leader in UFC title defenses, breaking the record previously held by Georges St-Pierre.

Conor McGregor finds structure in life rolling into UFC 246

January 17, 2020 11:53 am

McGregor is promising a productive, active year from a fighter who still has fortune and fame but wants to reclaim the championships and the pride he lost.``I want to be the best version of myself,'' McGregor said.

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone set for career fight against Conor McGregor

December 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone is set for the fight of his MMA career when he takes on the returning Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 246 in January in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor and controversies: A match made in UFC

November 30, 2019 4:19 pm

From smashing a bus window to using a homophobic slur to assaulting men both inside and outside the octagon, controversies have always surrounded Conor McGregor and his career.

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UFC 244: Donald Trump takes break from impeachment for another kind of fight

November 05, 2019 7:16 am

The Rock and the president overshadowed a wildly entertaining card that had the Garden rocking in nearly every bout.