Roy Nelson KO's Antonio Silva, not happy with ref (0:45)
A takedown attempt turns into submission loss (0:23)
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10hBrett Okamoto

Gustaffson-Nogueira set for Fight Night in Brazil

Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will finally face off, this time in a 205-pound fight as part of UFC Fight Night on Nov. 19 in Brazil.

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2dBrett Okamoto

UFC 205 adds Jedrzejczyk fight; Tate returns

A UFC strawweight title fight between defending champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been added to UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York, UFC officials told ESPN on Friday.

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Trainer: Rousey eyeing Dec. return to Octagon

Ronda Rousey's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan told ESPN that a fight with reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been discussed for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, but no decision has been made.

When we last saw Ronda Rousey in the octagon (1:20)
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2dBrett Okamoto

Bellator champ McGeary to face Davis on Nov. 4

Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will defend his title against Phil Davis at Bellator 163 on Nov. 4 in Uncasville, Connecticut.


Khabib Nurmagomedov on a title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Brett Okamoto why he deserves a title shot. Plus, MMA pro odds maker Nick Kalikas handicaps UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil.

Is Rousey now 'Let's see' TV? (1:46)
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4dBrett Okamoto

White: Alvarez-Nurmagomedov eyed for UFC 205

UFC president Dana White tweeted that a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Kabib Nurmagomedov is in the works for UFC 205, though UFC officials have not confirmed the fight.

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5dBrett Okamoto

UFC names promoter Maynard as matchmaker

The UFC announced that Mick Maynard, longtime president of regional fight promotion Legacy Fighting Championship, has joined the company in a matchmaking role.

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6dBrett Okamoto

Iaquinta off UFC 205 due to contract holdout

Al Iaquinta has turned down an offer to fight Thiago Alves at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in Madison Square Garden due to a contract holdout with the UFC.

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8dBrett Okamoto

Ortiz welcomes career finale against Sonnen

In response to Chael Sonnen's comments after his surprise signing with Bellator MMA, veteran Tito Ortiz is more than willing to meet him in the cage.

Chas Skelly forces Maximo Blanco to submit in 19 seconds (0:42)
Derek Brunson KOs Uriah Hall in first round (0:29)
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9dBrett Okamoto

Woodley vs. Thompson set for UFC 205 in New York

UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden will have a blockbuster welterweight title fight between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson, who's carrying a seven-fight win streak.

Kongo defeats Johnson in three rounds (0:48)
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Kongo takes decision at Bellator 161

Watch an ESPN Deportes replay of Bellator 161 from Cedar Park, Texas, as heayvweight Cheick Kongo defeated Tony Johnson by unanimous decision in the main event.

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13dBrett Okamoto

McGregor, Diaz face discipline for presser spat

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are both facing discipline for their confrontation during a news conference promoting their UFC 202 rematch.

Poirier, Johnson fight to join UFC lightweight elite (0:56)
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13dDarren Rovell

Yao's firm acquires big stake in Glory Kickboxing

Yao Capital, a private equity firm founded by recently inducted NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming, has acquired a significant stake in kickboxing organization Glory Kickboxing.

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14dBrett Okamoto

Rockhold to fight Souza in November rematch

Former UFC champion Luke Rockhold will face off against Ronaldo Souza again in a headliner of UFC Fight Night on Nov. 27 in Melbourne, Australia.

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MMA world reacts to CM Punk's UFC debut

Former professional wrestler CM Punk's first foray into the Octagon earned him the respect of many around the MMA world.


Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Lina Lansberg makes it to the second round. I don't know if we should congratulate her or feel bad she's got more of this coming.