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Magomed Ankalaev gets controversial TKO over Ion Cutelaba

Year in and year out, Kevin MacDonald is one of the best referees in mixed martial arts. But he didn’t have his best moment during the UFC on ESPN+ 27 main card bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba. MacDonald made the wrong read and ruled the bout a TKO in favor of Ankalaev (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) just 38 seconds into the fight. Ankalaev landed a couple head kicks
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Megan Anderson takes ‘Performance of the Night’

If you didn’t know the names Kyler Phillips and Gabriel Silva before UFC on ESPN+ 27, you should commit their names to memory now. The bantamweights had a combined one career fight between them heading into Saturday night’s show in Norfolk, Va. But UFC postfight bonuses are eligible to everyone on the card, and Phillips and Silva once again proved the bonus system to be egalitarian. The duo put on
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Odisha FC: Will the slow and the steady win the race?

Odisha FC fell short but did well to stay in the race for the playoffs until the very end... There are clubs that decide to sack their manager four matches into a season. Then there are clubs that have trusted their head coaches to captain the ship despite them having found no success in terms of winning trophies and getting into the top four. Odisha FC would fall into the second
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UFC Fight Night — Who should get Amanda Nunes? Who’s next for Deiveson Figueiredo?

NORFOLK, Va. -- The UFC's flyweight division is still champion-less, but Deiveson Figueiredo sure looked the part on Saturday.Figueiredo knocked out Joseph Benavidez with a right hand in the second round of their main event bout at UFC Fight Night inside Chartway Arena. Figueiredo did not win the crown, however, as he failed to make weight by 2.5 pounds on Friday.So, after a strange set of circumstances, what's next for
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Heartbroken Benavidez ‘in a freakin’ nightmare

If you don’t feel at least a little bit for Joseph Benavidez after his loss to Deiveson Figueiredo on Saturday night, you might not have a soul. For years, Benavidez has found great success at both bantamweight and flyweight, amassing 20 victories in his Zuffa career between the WEC and UFC. But four of his six career losses have been title fights. And his loss at UFC on ESPN+ 27
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Guardiola: Man City show courage and bravery by trying to win every game

The Premier League champions hope to beat Aston Villa to claim a third consecutive trophy in the competition Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City deserve to win the Carabao Cup this season because of the "courage and bravery" it takes to set out to win every game. Guardiola's team may have fallen out of contention to win the Premier League crown this season as they sit 22 points behind Liverpool, they
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ISL 2019-20: Hard work and determination key to Prabir Das’ revival this season

The ATK defender has been one of the best Indian players in the ongoing ISL 2019-20 season… Prabir Das has been a revelation for ATK in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 season. Under a new coach and a new formation, it has been a rebirth for the versatile Bengali player. Das rose to fame at Mohun Bagan and was an integral part of the Green and Maroon side
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Deiveson Figueiredo finishes Joseph Benavidez

There was a decisive victor in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 27 on Saturday, but there still is no flyweight champion. Deiveson Figueiredo earned the biggest victory of his career when he scored a second-round technical knockout of Joseph Benavidez in a bout that was supposed to crown a new 125-pound champion in Norfolk, Va. But Figueiredo missed weight Friday, coming in at 127.5, two-and-a-half pounds over the
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‘Captivating’ Anirudh Thapa steals the show against shabby FC Goa

In-form Chennaiyin FC were handed their most challenging assignment in the Owen Coyle era when they hosted FC Goa in the first leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs. There was very little separating the two sides in terms of the form in which they arrived at the game. The hosts were on a nine-game unbeaten run, whereas the Gaurs had scored at least four goals in each of
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Deiveson Figueiredo KO’s Joseph Benavidez; flyweight title stays vacant

Deiveson Figueiredo added to the turbulent history of the UFC men's flyweight division Saturday by winning a title fight in which he was not eligible to capture the belt.Figueiredo opened up a cut on Joseph Benavidez's forehead, possibly on a clash of heads, and knocked him out with a straight right hand at 1 minute, 54 seconds of Round 2 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.But Figueiredo, a 32-year-old from