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UFC 206 Cheat Sheet: Holloway-Pettis

Their featherweight bout at UFC 206 might have been hastily installed as the main event, but Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis both view the fight as a path to bigger and better things in 2017.

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Report: Jon Jones gets 1-year ban from Nevada

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Jon Jones for one year, retroactive to July 6, paving the way for the former UFC light heavyweight champ to return to fighting next summer.

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UFC 206: Holloway-Pettis headlines card

Max Holloway has won his past nine fights. What can he do against Anthony Pettis, who is trying to win a UFC title in a second division?

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2dBrett Okamoto

McGregor appeals punishment from Nevada ruckus

Conor McGregor will appeal the punishment handed to him -- fines, community service and to produce an anti-bullying PSA -- by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his actions before UFC 202.

White says McGregor is great at keeping the media talking (0:30)
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Ed Ruth takes Bellator 168 fight on short notice

Ed Ruth has agreed to fight Emanuele Palombi on short notice at Bellator 168 this Saturday in Florence, Italy, Bellator president Scott Coker told ESPN.com.

White criticizes Rebney's involvement with MMAAA (1:28)
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Shevchenko-Pena tops UFC Fight Night in Denver

Bantamweight contenders Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena will fight at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 28 in Denver.

White weighs in on Holloway-Pettis (0:40)
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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.


Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Per UFC president Dana White, Saturday's UFC 206 main event in Toronto is still an interim title fight for Max Holloway. Anthony Pettis loses opportunity to win interim title because he did not make weight.

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Valerie Letourneau just got to weigh-ins, 12 minutes before cutoff. Looks like she's been crying. Extremely tough cut for her to make 115.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC's Anthony Pettis has missed weight for his interim featherweight title fight tomorrow at UFC 206 in Toronto. 148 pounds, three over the limit. His opponent, Max Holloway, made weight at 145.