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# Upset
Masvidal stuns Till in London to derail UFC comeback
The Liverpudlian suffered a second-round knockout on Saturday night, while there was also defeat for Ireland’s Joseph Duffy.
# London Calling
Duffy 'buzzing' for tonight's UFC return after 'dark days' during lengthy lay-off
The Donegal lightweight faces Marc Diakiese, having not competed in the octagon since November 2017.
# UFC Wichita
Dos Santos eyeing another heavyweight title shot after quick stoppage against Lewis
Brazilian makes light work of Saturday’s main event at UFC Wichita.
# Fight night
Big weekend for Irish MMA as Sky Sports broadcast Bellator card live from Dublin
The likes of James Gallagher, Peter Queally and Paul Redmond will all compete at the 3Arena on Saturday.
# King Georges
UFC legend St-Pierre announces retirement after failed Khabib negotiations
The 37-year-old was a UFC champion in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions.
# In the meantime
UFC to put interim title on the line in the absence of middleweight champ Whittaker
A bout between Kelvin Gastelum and undefeated star Israel Adesanya will take place at UFC 236.
# Against All Odds
'One of the greatest comebacks in UFC history' - Pendred relives his finest hour
The Dubliner overcame enormous pressure in front of hometown fans to claim a remarkable victory on his UFC debut.
# Phoenix night
Ngannou calls out Cormier after finishing ex-champion Velasquez in 26 seconds
A first outing since July 2016 ended in a resounding defeat for Cain Velasquez in the Phoenix headliner.
# UFC 234
Anderson Silva's return ends in defeat after UFC 234 main event cancelled
Israel Adesanya took his undefeated record to 16-0 with a unanimous decision against Anderson Silva.
# Comeback
'I worked my entire life for this sport': Anderson Silva brought to tears ahead of UFC comeback
Having not stepped foot in the octagon since 2017, the Brazilian was overcome with emotion in Melbourne on Saturday.
# run it back
'I think the story is going to be different': Aldo keen on McGregor rematch following victory in Brazil
The Irishman knocked out the featherweight kingpin in 2015, ending his 10-year unbeaten run.
# UFC Fortaleza
Jose Aldo bags $50,000 Performance of the Night prize with second-round TKO
The 32-year-old overcame Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza on Saturday night in front of a home crowd.
Joseph Duffy to make UFC return on St Patrick's weekend after 16 months out
The 30-year-old former boxer will face Marc Diakese at London’s O2 Arena on 16 March.
# Drop the hammer
Artem Lobov's time in the UFC has come to an end
The Straight Blast Gym featherweight says he asked to be released from his contract.
# Bones
Light-heavyweight champ Jones approved for UFC 235 bout
The MMA star will be required to be drug tested at least twice a month until the event.
# Punishment
McGregor gets six-month suspension and $50,000 fine over UFC 229 fracas
Nurmagomedov has been hit with a nine-month ban and a fine of $500,000 in relation to October’s incident.
# London Calling
Darren Till gets top billing as Gunnar Nelson is also booked for UFC London
The card for the UFC’s return to the English capital on 16 March is beginning to take shape.
# Welter wait
Woodley's next title defence confirmed after Covington accuses UFC of broken promises
The champion will put his belt on the line against Kamaru Usman.
# rematch
UFC boss expects Nurmagomedov and McGregor to fight again this year
The pair clashed in Las Vegas last October, when Nurmagomedov managed a fourth-round submission victory.
# Result
Floyd Mayweather eases to first-round victory in shambolic 'exhibition' bout
Tenshin Nasukawa’s trainer stopped the fight after the Japanese fighter had been floored three times.
# Goat
Nunes hailed as the best female fighter ever following historic UFC victory
Amanda Nunes emulated Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier with last night’s knockout of Cris Cyborg.
# bare bones
'Daddy's home, DC' - Jones taunts Cormier but rules out heavyweight title bid
Light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones is eyeing a third clash with Daniel Cormier after regaining the belt.
# UFC 232
Nunes stuns Cyborg to make UFC history, Jones wins title on return from doping ban
Amanda Nunes becomes just the third fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously.
# dethroned
'They can have it': Daniel Cormier relinquishes light heavyweight title ahead of Jones-Gustafsson 2
The champ-champ is no more following his statement to Ariel Helwani on Friday.
# UFC on FOX 31
'If Conor wants a rematch against Khabib, he’s gotta go through me first', says Iaquinta
Lightweight Al Iaquinta secured a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Lee in Milwaukee last night.
# u-turn
UFC strikes deal with BT Sport for Ireland and UK after pulling plug on Eleven Sports agreement
The new streaming service is reportedly facing closure after just four months.
# rebound
'I was beaten, there are no excuses... but it’s the best thing that happened to me'
The first loss of his professional career has merely strengthened James Gallagher’s resolve.
# Holloway Road
'Feed me, they can all get it' - Holloway keen on McGregor and Khabib bouts
The featherweight champion continued his impressive winning streak in Toronto on Saturday night.
# Return
Irish youngster Gallagher to headline 3Arena bill in February
The 22-year-old will aim to return to winning ways in Dublin against American opponent Steven Graham.
# run it back
UFC boss hints at Poirier rematch for McGregor's next bout
The pair met in a featherweight bout in September 2014, with McGregor winning via first-round stoppage.
# UFC Adelaide
'I can knock anyone out': Dos Santos hands Tuivasa the first defeat of his pro career
UFC Adelaide’s heavyweight main event stopped in the second round.
# The Ultimate Fighter
'I'm a man on a mission': Usman eyes up UFC welterweight title after ninth win in a row
Kamaru Usman saw off the challenge of Rafael dos Anjos in Nevada on Friday night.
# Given to fly
UFC confirm clash of two champions for first pay-per-view card of 2019
Flyweight champ Henry Cejudo will face bantamweight title-holder TJ Dillashaw in Anaheim, California.
# cowboys ted!
The man with the most wins in UFC history says he's 'waiting' on McGregor
Donald Cerrone has seemingly got his sights set on Conor McGregor after his record-setting win on Saturday.
# Grand Slam
Middleweight title bout confirmed as main event for UFC 234
Robert Whittaker will put his belt on the line at the home of the Australian Open next February.
# money game
Mayweather seemingly pulls out of fight with kickboxer after being 'blindsided' by organisers
Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa may not need a rule set for their ‘fight’ after all.
# Funkmaster Flex
Undefeated newcomer Askren to face former welterweight champ in UFC debut
Robbie Lawler looks set to welcome Ben Askren to the octagon.
# Money
Floyd Mayweather to fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer on New Year's Eve
The format or rules for his meeting with Tenshin Nasukawa have not yet been specified.
# Gunni
Gunnar Nelson set for UFC 231 bout - his first fight in 17 months
SBG’s Nelson is in line to face Alex “Cowboy” Oliviera on 8 December.
# Russian rivalry
Lobov determined to exact revenge on Tukhugov over cheap shot on McGregor
Artem Lobov faces Michael Johnson this weekend but he hasn’t forgotten about Zubaira Tukhugov.