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UFC brings back Lucie Pudilova nearly two years after release

Lucie Pudilova is a part of the UFC roster once again. Over the past two years, Pudilova (13-7 MMA, 2-5 UFC) worked her way back onto the UFC’s radar. Saturday, her manager, Brian Butler of SuckerPunch Entertainment, revealed Pudilova officially signed with the promotion recently. No debut opponent, date or event was announced. Pudilova, 27, …

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Miesha Tate says she’s ‘the lightest I have ever walked around’ before UFC flyweight debut

Miesha Tate’s first cut down to the UFC women’s flyweight division appears to be right on track. Tate, a former UFC and Strikeforce titleholder at bantamweight, will drop down to 125 pounds for the first time in her storied career this summer when she meets Lauren Murphy at UFC 276. “Cupcake” has fought as high …

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Kickboxing standout Jason Wilnis focused on KSW 70 in short term, ‘aiming for the best’ as MMA career progresses

Jason Wilnis is one in a growing list of standout kickboxers to crossover into MMA in recent years. In fact, Wilnis fought both Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira in his kickboxing career, as well as fellow rising MMA prospect Simon Marcus. Mix and match, all four of these fighters kickboxed one another. Linked frequently, Wilnis …

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Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz 2 official for UFC Fight Night 207

For weeks, Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz was rumored – and now it’s official. The matchup will take place June 4 at UFC Fight Night 207, the promotion confirmed Friday, weeks after it appeared in leaked footage of the promotion’s “war room” matchmaking board. The event takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas …

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Former boxer Danyelle Wolf set for long-awaited UFC debut vs. Norma Dumont

Nearly two years ago, Danyelle Wolf made the jump to MMA, debuted as a professional on Dana White’s Contender Series, and earned a UFC contract. She has yet to make her promotional debut, but now has a date and opponent on her calendar. Wolf (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will square off with Norma Dumont (7-2 …

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Dominick Cruz says UFC title shots are about ‘ticket sales and storylines’

Former two-time UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is making his way back to a title fight but believes title fights aren’t always granted based on achievement. Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling successfully defended his title against former titleholder Petr Yan at UFC 273 in April. With two wins over the top contender, Sterling is expected to …

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Conor McGregor should fight Nate Diaz, but will end up fighting Michael Chandler

Daniel Cormier has narrowed down Conor McGregor’s options for his next fight. McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) is on the mend after he broke his fibula in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021 and has been called out by an array of fighters, from ex-UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira to Michael Chandler. …

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‘I would love to be able to fight Dustin Poirier’ in a stand-up battle

Tony Ferguson isn’t looking to take a step back in competition after four consecutive losses. Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC), who was on the receiving end of a Knockout of the Year candidate against Michael Chandler at UFC 274 earlier this month, is in a difficult stretch of his career with a skid that was …

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Volkan Oezdemir joining Khamzat Chimaev, team at Allstars Training Center

Volkan Oezdemir will make a full-time move to Allstars Training Center to try and reestablish himself as a title contender. Fighting out of Switzerland, Oezdemir has bounced around several gyms for cross training throughout his career, but after recently spending time in Sweden training with the likes of Alexander Gustafsson and Khamzat Chimaev, he has …

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