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The UFC has awarded four new contracts for the first time in the show's two-season history. Light heavyweight Ryan Spann (pictured), middleweight Anthony Hernandez, welterweight Dwight Grant and featherweight Matt Sayles all won in Las Vegas.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer20h ago

Darren Till

Till's new-found fame fuels Anfield ambition

Emboldened by his triumph over Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night in Liverpool last month, Darren Till now wants to go even bigger in his home city, by selling out Anfield for a headline fight.

Till on weight-cut video: 'Not as bad as it looked'

Darren Till has spoken for the first time about a controversial video of him attempting to cut weight prior to last month's UFC Liverpool event, saying it was not as bad as it may have appeared to viewers and denying he ever lost sight during the process.

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McGregor regrets actions in Brooklyn

Brett Okamoto recaps Conor McGregor's court appearance in Brooklyn on Thursday with McGregor and his legal team negotiating for a plea deal.

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McGregor 'hopeful' Barclays outburst gets resolved

Conor McGregor understands how serious his outburst was at the UFC 223 and he is "hopeful it gets resolved soon."

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Hardy gets UFC deal after KO in pro MMA debut

Former NFL player Greg Hardy was awarded a contract with the UFC after knocking out Austen Lane in just 57 seconds in his pro MMA debut, Dana White said.

Hardy wins pro MMA debut by knockout

Greg Hardy stuns Austen Lane with a right hook and finishes the fight with another strong left to earn a 57-second knockout.

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White says Hardy's past will continue to follow him

UFC president Dana White says Greg Hardy built himself back up after hitting rock bottom, and looks continue to turn his life around.

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Hardy compares MMA win to 'sacking 100 quarterbacks'

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Greg Hardy

UFC signing Greg Hardy is a major mistake

Greg Hardy, who was convicted of domestic violence in 2014 before charges were later dismissed, was given a shot in Dana White's "Contender Series" on June 12.

White on Hardy: 'Everybody deserves a second chance'

Before Greg Hardy competes on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, the UFC president says Hardy has cleaned up his life.

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whittaker defeats romero

Whittaker outlasts Romero in non-title thriller

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero delivered a classic slugfest, with Whittaker winning by split decision Saturday at UFC 225.

Whittaker edges Romero by split decision

In a closely contested, hard-fought battle, Robert Whittaker beats Yoel Romero for the second time in the main event of UFC 225.

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Covington defeats dos anjos

Covington edges dos Anjos for UFC interim title

Colby Covington backed up his pre-fight trash talk, using his pace and pressure to earn a close decision over Rafael dos Anjos and win the UFC's interim welterweight title.

UFC president Dana White at UFC 225 press conference. Says he can get Colby Covington to the White House, as Covington said after his interim title win. He also said CM Punk should probably be done and he was not a fan of Mike Jackson, who Punk fought. Also said Romero should move to 205 pounds.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer11d ago

Covington beats dos Anjos for interim title

Colby Covington wins the UFC interim welterweight title by defeating Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision at UFC 225.

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jackson defeats CM PUNK

White on CM Punk loss: He should 'call it a wrap'

UFC president Dana White said CM Punk should "call it a wrap" in MMA after the ex-WWE star was dominated by Mike Jackson and fell to 0-2 in his pro MMA career.

CM Punk gets dominated in second UFC bout

Twenty-one months after losing his Octagon debut, CM Punk loses a one-sided unanimous decision to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago.

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White: CM Punk's MMA career 'should be a wrap'

UFC president Dana White says CM Punk showed "a lot of heart" but shouldn't fight again, while heavily criticizing opponent Mike Jackson.

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UFC 225 UNDERCARD

Holm dominates Anderson, wins by unanimous decision at UFC 225

Before UFC 225's main event between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it went down.

Tuivasa celebrates with a shoey

Immediately after defeating Andrei Arlovski by unanimous decision, Australia's Tai Tuivasa reaches for a shoe filled with beer and spit to drink.

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Remembering Kimbo Slice

The final days of MMA fighter Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice died unexpectedly on June 6, 2016. One year later, his family reflects on his fighting spirit throughout his career and during his final days.

Kimbo Slice: A fighter until the end

Kimbo Slice's fighting prowess took him from Internet sensation to world fame.

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UFC Fight Night: Utica

Moraes stops Rivera with TKO via head kick

Marlon Moraes floored Jimmie Rivera with a head kick and swarmed him with punches on the canvas to get the TKO win.

Moraes knocks out Rivera in 33 seconds

Marlon Moraes clips Jimmie Rivera with a kick to the head and finishes the bout with some powerful ground-and-pound.

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UFC Fight Night: Utica

Fighter appears to KO himself with slam

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Michael Bisping

How Bisping inspired MMA fighters in the U.K.

Michael Bisping retired this week and leaves behind a list of accomplishments which includes winning the UFC middleweight championship. He was the first, and to date only, Brit to ever do so.

Michael Bisping's top 12 moments on the mic

Michael Bisping leaves behind a fine legacy in UFC. One thing in particular that he was known for, was his ability on the microphone.

Why the UFC will miss Michael Bisping

Brett Okamoto looks back on Michael Bisping's career and the impact he had on the sport of MMA.

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Darren Till is the UFC's next big thing

Darren Till edged out Stephen Thompson on the scorecards this past Sunday, proving he belonged among the top welterweights in the division. Till is quickly becoming the star the UFC desperately needs.

Till beats Thompson by decision

In a close decision, Darren Till defeats Stephen Thompson in front of his home Liverpool crowd to improve to 17-0-1.

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Rising star Till tops Thompson by unanimous decision

Darren Till, one of the UFC's most exciting up-and-comers, narrowly defeated two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson on Sunday in his hometown of Liverpool.

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White confirms he'll meet McGregor in Vegas

Dana White says he hasn't spoken with Conor McGregor since his incident in New York, but expects him to take a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LIVERPOOL

Undercard recap: Magny defeats White

UFC welterweight contender No. 9 Neil Magny beat England's Craig White at UFC Fight Night Liverpool while Arnold Allen and Makwan Amirkhani also claimed victories.

UFC Fight Night: Liverpool

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Leon Edwards is here at UFC Liverpool, and while he admitted he's not chasing a fight against Darren Till, he is keen to bring the UFC to Birmingham.

Will Kent, ESPN UK24d ago

Bellator 200

Mousasi takes Bellator title with first-round TKO

Gegard Mousasi claimed the middleweight championship with a quick, dominant finish of Rafael Carvalho in the Bellator 200 main event Friday in London.

Mousasi ground-and-pound beats Carvalho

Gegard Mousasi took middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho to the mat early and needed just 3:35 to finish him off and take the belt.

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MMA

White lays out next steps for McGregor

Dana White joins SportsCenter to add details about Conor McGregor's legal issues.

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UFC Fight Night: Chile

Usman gets decision over Maia at UFC Fight Night

In a five-round bout that was short of big moments, Kamaru Usman picked up a unanimous decision over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night in Chile.

Usman beats Maia by decision

Kamaru Usman improves to 8-0 in the UFC with an unanimous-decision victory against Demian Maia, who has now lost three straight.

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Uriah Hall

Uriah Hall on dangerous weight cut: 'I wasn't in control of my body'

Uriah Hall claims he nearly died while cutting weight for a bout last January. He explains the situation fully in an interview with ESPN.

UFC middleweight Uriah Hall describes his mental state during a weight cut earlier this year in which he passed out and was rushed to the hospital, and why he's willing to cut weight again for a fight this summer at UFC 226.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer35d ago

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