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'People that have turned down fights with me, but Jack is a warrior': Cannonier prevails against Hermansson
Elsewhere on Saturday night, Gunnar Nelson was beaten in his welterweight clash with Gilbert Burns.
Queally beats Scope in thriller before Gallagher produces lightning-quick finish at Bellator Dublin
Danni Neilan made a successful debut in the pro ranks by finishing strong to beat Camila Rivarola.
# 28-0
Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Poirier to remain undisputed UFC lightweight champ
Nurmagomedov won by rear naked choke after 2:06 of the third round.
Nate Diaz versus Jorge Masvidal to headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden
UFC President Dana White confirmed the pair will meet in New York at the start of November.
Zhang ends Andrade's reign in just 42 seconds to become China's first UFC champion
‘Today, I want to dedicate this victory to the 70th anniversary of the motherland,’ said the home fighter.
# 185
Till moves to middleweight for Madison Square Garden clash with former interim title challenger
The Liverpudlian will look to rebound from back-to-back losses.
# Switching Codes
Former England rugby star set for MMA stint
James Haskell has signed for leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA.
# ufc 241
Miocic KOs Cormier to take heavyweight title, Diaz makes winning comeback
Nate Diaz defeated Anthony Pettis in his first fight since facing Conor McGregor in 2016.
# title picture
Covington next in line for welterweight title shot, confirms UFC president White
The promotion’s ‘super villain’ convincingly overcame former 170lbs champion Robbie Lawler to earn a second shot at gold.
# down not out
Edgar insists he's 'not going anywhere' after title fight defeat to Holloway
The 37-year-old dropped a unanimous decision loss to the Hawaiian on Saturday night.
# Say Cheese
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
All the action from a different angle.
# Champion
Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title
The 27-year-old bounced back from his lightweight defeat to Dustin Poirier in April.
# Rocky
Edwards makes it eight UFC wins in a row after overcoming Dos Anjos by unanimous decision
Leon Edwards beat Rafael dos Anjos after five rounds at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
# The California Kid
Veteran Faber marks UFC return with 46-second knockout in Sacramento
The 40-year-old took less than a minute to stun Ricky Simon and pick up his first knockout win in 12 years.
# Nevada
Jon Jones edges Santos via split decision while Nunes outclasses Holm inside opening round
Jones defended his light heavyweight title last night while Holly Holm came up short against Amanda Nunes.
# The Strabanimal
Gallagher opponent named for Dublin card as Bellator prepare for second Irish show this year
The promotion returns to the 3Arena on 27 September, with the Strabane native likely to headline the card.
# Light work
Ngannou demolishes Dos Santos to notch third consecutive first-round knockout, calls for title shot
The former heavyweight title contender wants the winner of Cormier v Miocic 2 later this year.
# bounce back
Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September
The Icelandic fighter will take on Thiago Alves, while the main event for the card is yet to be announced.
# Fireworks
Covington set for UFC return against former welterweight champion Lawler
The pair are being targeted to headline the UFC on ESPN 5 card on 3 August.
# Television Rights
Virgin Media announces deal to broadcast Bellator on Irish TV
MMA fans will be able to watch the promotion on Virgin Media Sport, starting with Bellator London later this month.
# all the belts
'I'm the greatest combat athlete of all time' - Cejudo celebrates after securing UFC champ-champ status
The reigning flyweight champion dethroned Marlon Moraes to become the promotion’s new bantamweight kingpin.
# Fight Business
New contract makes Nurmagomedov 'the highest-paid athlete in the UFC'
The lightweight champion has inked fresh terms with the UFC as he prepares to face Dustin Poirier.
UFC announce September title defence for lightweight champion Khabib
The undefeated Russian will take on interim title-holder Dustin Poirier in a unification bout in Abu Dhabi.
# Rubber match
'I'm interested in winners' - Diaz dismisses prospect of McGregor trilogy
The 34-year-old UFC star is due to return from a three-year lay-off to face Anthony Pettis in August.
# mixed martial arts
Ross welcomes cancellation of MMA event planned for weekend
Safety concerns surrounding the event had been raised.
Dos Anjos spoils Lee's welterweight debut with stoppage victory in New York
The former lightweight champion returned to winning ways in last night’s UFC Fight Night 152 headliner.
# Interview
'In the UFC, there was a lot of pressure. If you lost, you were only getting half your money'
Norman Parke chats to The42 about bare-knuckle boxing, life after the UFC and closing in on title glory ahead of his KSW bout this weekend.
# Miami
Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case
Local media reported an out-of-court settlement.
# Champ
Andrade lifts UFC gold after controversial slam finish against 'Thug Rose'
The Brazilian celebrated her win in front of a home crowd at UFC 237.
# Fireworks
Ferguson set to face 'Cowboy' Cerrone as lightweight title picture takes shape
In his first bout since October, El Cucuy will take on one of the UFC’s most in-form fighters at 155lbs.
# Cowboy
Cerrone takes convincing win over Al Iaquinta, calls on McGregor to fight in July
The 36-year-old won on a unanimous points decision.
# Underdog
'I am a force to be reckoned with': Hermansson lands biggest UFC win of his career
Swede Jack Hermansson secured the biggest victory of his career by beating Ronaldo Souza in Florida.
# Knockout
First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg
Overeem extended his winning streak on Saturday in the Russian capital.
# Interview
'I couldn’t even hold my kids. But if I've to break both hands again to get the win, I will'
With one fight left on his current contract, Wexford’s Brian Moore is fighting to secure his future with MMA promotion, Bellator.
# suspended
Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw suspended for two years after testing positive for EPO
Dillashaw willingly relinquished his bantamweight championship last month.
# Sanction
Third anti-doping violation sees UFC heavyweight banned for life
Ruslan Magomedov is the first fighter to receive a lifetime ban under the USADA-administered programme.
# Coming Up
UFC book trio of summer title bouts involving Jones, Nunes and Cejudo
Henry Cejudo will have an opportunity to become a two-weight champion at UFC 238 in Chicago.
# Showtime
Wonderboy stopped for the first time by stunning Pettis 'Superman' KO
The former lightweight champion made a big statement in his UFC welterweight debut in Nashville.
'I didn't give Khabib his respect, I marched forward and got caught,' says McGregor
The Dubliner said because he had reached such an elite level of fighting, he was lacking motivation at UFC 229.
# Flagged
Dillashaw's reign as UFC champion over after revealing 'adverse' drug test
The 33-year-old announced today that he is ‘voluntarily relinquishing’ the UFC bantamweight title.