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Benavidez takes split decision over Cejudo

Joseph Benavidez outworked Henry Cejudo on Saturday night, as the opposing coaches on Season 24 of "The Ultimate Fighter" put on a classic flyweight duel in Las Vegas.

Caldwell defeats Taimanglo via unanimous decision (0:49)
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ESPN3 replay: Bellator 167

Watch an ESPN Deportes broadcast of Bellator 167 from Thackerville, Oklahoma, as bantamweight Darrion Caldwell defeated Joe Taimanglo by unanimous decision in their rematch.


B.J. Penn & Benson Henderson interviews

Brett Okamoto and Brian Campbell give their thoughts on Conor McGregor vacating his UFC featherweight title. Plus, interviews with B.J. Penn and Benson Henderson.

McGregor makes statement by getting boxing license (1:59)
No chance McGregor-Mayweather fight (2:00)
Okamoto thinks UFC took belt away from McGregor (1:32)
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Gastelum avoids suspension in New York

According to the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum has agreed to pay a fine in order to avoid any suspension in the state of New York.

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Sources: Teixeira-Manuwa agreed to for UFC 208

Verbal agreements are in place for a light heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa at January's UFC 208, sources confirmed to ESPN.

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Whittaker rocks Brunson in first-round TKO

Robert Whittaker stayed poised and weathered an early barrage from Derek Brunson before finishing him in the first round of their main-event bout Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Melbourne.

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Injured Cormier pulls out of UFC 206 title bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is injured and has pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206.


Conor McGregor's agent on what's next

Brett Okamoto and The Brian Campbell welcome Conor McGregor's agent, Audie Attar, to talk about what's next and UFC welterweight Lorenz Larkin on free agency.

Miocic: Giving back embodies Cleveland (1:53)
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Emelianenko returns, set to fight Mitrione

Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and will face Matt Mitrione on Feb. 18.

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Evans denied fight license again, off UFC 206

A middleweight bout between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy has been scrapped from UFC 206 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, after Evans failed to receive medical clearance.

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Penn to fight Rodriguez in Jan. 15 comeback bout

BJ Penn, out of the ring since announcing his retirement in 2014, will headline a UFC Fight Night comeback bout against Yair Rodriguez on Jan. 15 in Phoenix.

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Gastelum gets 6-month ban for missing weigh-in

UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum, who is aiming to fight Tim Kennedy in December, has received a six-month suspension for failing to weigh in for his UFC 205 bout against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.


Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC flyweight Demetrious Johnson's disclosed purse for his successful title defense on Saturday is $350k, which is a significant increase from the disclosed $195k he received for his previous defense at UFC 197 in April.

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Demetrious Johnson's disclosed purse for Saturday $350k/$0. Nice bump from the $135k/$60k purse at UFC 197 in April.