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Rafael dos Anjos has much fight time

The UFC made its sixth stop in North Carolina on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 24, which took place at PNC Arena in Raleigh with a 12-fight card that streamed on ESPN+. A new heavyweight contender was born in the main event when Curtis Blaydes (13-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) validated his resume by taking out a former UFC champ for the first time. The streaking contender beat Junior Dos Santos
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Colby Covington fight makes sense after UFC Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. – Michael Chiesa took to the microphone moments after his UFC on ESPN+ 24 win over Rafael dos Anjos, and he was short. “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 15 winner elected not to utilize the spotlight to gloat in the biggest victory of his career, no. Instead, Chiesa (16-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) turned his attention to his next fight and called out former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. While
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UFC Fight Night results — Michael Chiesa handles Rafael dos Anjos, calls out Colby Covington

Michael Chiesa had competed twice before at welterweight. But consider this one his true arrival.Chiesa used a strong grappling game to defeat Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Raleigh, North Carolina.Chiesa (17-4), who moved up from lightweight in December 2018 and had beaten aging veterans Carlos Condit and Diego Sanchez, took the fight to RDA from the start, getting
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UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs. dos Santos live results and analysis

There is no trickery in Curtis Blaydes' game, very little misdirection. Blaydes doesn't try to hide the fact that his ultimate goal is to put his opponent on his back with wrestling."Everybody knows my game plan," Blaydes told ESPN. "I'm like the Kansas City Chiefs. You know Patrick Mahomes is gonna drop back 45 times. You're gonna get the long ball from Tyreek Hill. You're gonna get the short and
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Returning Juan Archuleta promises ‘badass’ fight

LOS ANGELES – Juan Archuleta has never been a man to back away from a challenge, and even though his gung-ho approach may have ended up costing him a run in the Bellator featherweight grand prix, he was happy to have taken the route he did. Archuleta (23-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) called for a fight against reigning featherweight champion Patricio Freire in the first round of the tournament, but ultimately
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Stipe Miocic medically cleared to fight after layoff due to eye injury

Stipe Miocic finally has gotten medical clearance. UFC heavyweight champion Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) nursed an eye injury for five months following his comeback victory over then-titleholder Daniel Cormier this past August at UFC 241. After being honored as the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards’ “Pro Athlete of the Year,” Miocic gave reporters a positive update. The “Baddest Man on the Planet” recently was medically cleared and has resumed sparring.
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Joe Lauzon noncommittal on future, confident UFC allows him to fight

Joe Lauzon often gets asked the same question: “Will you fight again?” After his dominant UFC on ESPN 6 beatdown against Jonathan Pearce in October, Lauzon (28-15 MMA, 15-12 UFC) answered the question the same way he always has: noncommittally. At the post-fight news conference, UFC president Dana White voiced a different opinion. White told reporters Lauzon promised he would retire after UFC on ESPN 6 and that he’d be
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Kevin Lee took Charles Oliveira fight on condition

Kevin Lee was going to take the Charles Oliveira fight under one condition: He gets Islam Makhachev right after. Lee (18-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) will head into enemy territory in March when he headlines UFC on ESPN+ 28 against the streaking Oliveira (28-8 MMA, 16-8 UFC). But why not Makhachev first after all of their Twitter talk? Lee explains that the UFC didn’t think Makhachev was ready. “That was one
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Curtis Millender hopes to finally get Michael Page fight

LOS ANGELES – Curtis Millender is yet to make the first walk of his second tenure as a Bellator fighter, but he already has a hit list of potential victims in mind, with one of the promotion’s biggest names firmly in his crosshairs. Millender was due to face Michael Page on numerous occasions in the past, including a booking at Bellator 134 in 2015. But injury to “MVP” scuppered that
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One year after his son died playing rugby, a father’s fight goes on

PHILIPPE CHAUVIN AND Caroline, his wife, were in the latter stages of planning for the festive season, shopping for a Christmas tree for their family home and their three boys, Antoine, Nicolas and Thomas.It was 4 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2018, and they were in their local supermarket, just outside Paris. Their middle son, Nicolas, 18, was in Bordeaux playing for the Stade Français Espoirs (in France they call their