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Miocic on the verge of history.

With a win on Saturday, Stipe Miocic will set the mark of most heavyweight title defenses in promotional history. Before his showdown with Francis Ngannou at UFC 220, look back at Miocic's domination inside the Octagon.

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Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir

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Oezdemir 'going to bring the heat' against Cormier.

Volkan Oezdemir calls himself the "fresh blood" in the UFC light heavyweight division and plans to carry momentum into his title fight against Daniel Cormier.

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White: Ferguson-Nurmagomedov winner 'will be the champion.'

Dana White addresses the media about the possibility of stripping Conor McGregor of his belt and crowning a new champion after the Ferguson-Nurmagomedov fight.

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Miocic, Ngannou face off ahead of title fight.

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou come face-to-face prior to their title bout at UFC 220 on Saturday.

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UFC 222 and 223 Press Conference

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Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov squared off in Boston on Friday night. The two will headline UFC 223 in Brooklyn on April 7 for the lightweight title.

Greg Rosenstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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Staredown between UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. They'll meet at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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UFC 220 Weigh-In

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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier makes weight for Saturday's title fight against Volkan Oezdemir. Requires the towel, but hits 205. Entourage erupts. Awkward photo-op ensues.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic weighs in for his title defense against Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on Saturday in Boston.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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Volkan Oezdemir weighs in at 205 pounds ahead of his UFC light heavyweight title fight at UFC 220.

Greg Rosenstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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UFC 220

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Ngannou on UFC 220: 'Now is my time.'

Francis Ngannou calls Stipe Miocic a "great fighter" ahead of their showdown in UFC 220 and says he's going to prove he's the better fighter on Saturday night.

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Miocic watches tape of his path to UFC stardom.

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic walks down memory lane, rewatching his first MMA fight, a high-profile college wrestling match and highlights of his college baseball days.

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The UFC has announced strawweight Cynthia Calvillo (6-1) has been flagged by United States Anti-Doping Agency for a potential doping violation, after testing positive for marijuana metabolites following her recent loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. Calvillo faces a possible suspension. UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum received a three-month suspension by USADA for testing positive for marijuana metabolites in 2017. Calvillo also faces potential sanctions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer

UFC 220

media day

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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou stare down ahead of their title fight at UFC 220 in Boston.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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Daniel Cormier trades a couple barbs with Volkan Oezdemir at the end of today's face-off.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer
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UFC Fight Night: St. Louis

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Stephens knocks out Choi in the second.

Jeremy Stephens drops Doo Ho Choi in the second round of the featherweight main event and finishes the fight with some devastating ground-and-pound.

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LFA 30

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Head-kick KO comes out of nowhere.

Curtis Millender absorbs a leg kick from Nick Barnes and immediately responds with a punch and head kick that sends Barnes to the canvas for an electrifying knockout finish to close out LFA 30.

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MMA fighter brings the pain with brutal KO.

Christian Aguilera collects a quick paycheck after dropping Maycon Mendonca to the canvas briefly 15 seconds into the bout and finishes the fight with a devastating knockout a few seconds later.

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TJ DIllashaw

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UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw talks about the general level of competition flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has fought and why he presents a problem for him. The UFC has not booked the fight yet, but it's possible it will come together in the first quarter of 2018.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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Rose Namajunas is ESPN's 2017 MMA fighter of the year.

Rose Namajunas is ESPN's 2017 MMA fighter of the year. Video by Greg Rosenstein

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UFC 219: nurmagomedov defeats Barboza

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Nurmagomedov dominates Barboza.

Khabib Nurmagomedov uses his wrestling skills to take down Edson Barboza and punish him with vicious ground-and-pound en route to an unanimous decision victory to improve to 25-0.

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cris cyborg retains ufc featherweight title

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Cyborg defends belt against Holm.

In a bout that remained on the feet throughout, Cris Cyborg defends her UFC women's featherweight title with an unanimous-decision victory against Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas.

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Cyborg 'really happy' about performance against Holm.

After defeating Holly Holm via unanimous decision at UFC 219, Cris Cyborg says she could've fought for 10 rounds and responds to a question about who her next challenger could be.

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UFC 219: Cyborg defeats holm

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Cyborg Justino talks about getting hit and actually bleeding (!!) tonight.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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UFC 219

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UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic stares down his challenger Francis Ngannou at a press conference in Las Vegas. They fight UFC 220, on Jan. 20 in Boston. Best heavyweight title matchup in recent memory.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
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