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# UFC

Last year
2022
# success
Leon Edwards stuns Kamaru Usman to win UFC welterweight title
The 30-year-old challenger had been on course for defeat at Vivint Arena before unleashing a left-high kick in the final round.
# Double champ
Unanimous victory sees Amanda Nunes regain UFC women’s bantamweight belt
The judges scored the fight 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43.
# Bentley
McGregor facing possible ‘further charges’ for dangerous driving
The MMA fighter has not indicated a plea.
# success
Charles Oliveira seals first-round win over Justin Gaethje
The Brazilian overcame his American rival, causing him to submit with a rear-naked choke.
# masterclass
Covington dominates Masvidal before eyeing 'swamp trash' Poirier
The American exhilarated UFC 272 with a dominant display that led to the judges scoring in the No.1 welterweight’s favour – 49-46, 50-45, 50-44.
# And Still...
Adesanya retains UFC middleweight crown with decision win over Whittaker
Adesanya made his fourth successful defence with scores of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.
All time
# MMA
Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42
The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Holloway.
# UFC 264
Leg injury to Conor McGregor ends trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier
The fight ended via doctor’s stoppage after McGregor’s leg buckled under him during the first round.
# mexican standoff
Adesanya retains middleweight title but new flyweight champ crowned at UFC 263
Deiveson Figueiredo was dethroned by Brandon Moreno in Arizona.
# Houston Rocket
Second-round KO sees Oliveira crowned new UFC lightweight champion
The BJJ master had arrived in Texas boasting more submission wins than anyone else in UFC history.
# Nigerian Nightmare
Welterweight champ Usman knocks out Masvidal as US fans return to UFC events
Valentina Shevchenko kept her flyweight belt and Rose Namajunas regained the strawweight strap at UFC 261.
# round three
McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd
The fight will take place as part of UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena.
# Blach and gold
Adesanya suffers first loss of his career in bid to become two-weight UFC champion
Defending champions Jan Blachowicz and Amanda Nunes both retained their titles at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.
# UFC
Tom Aspinall thinks swift win over Arlovski would prove he is ‘real deal’
Aspinall has already made an impression by dispatching Jake Collier and Alan Baudot in a combined 140 seconds.
# Vegas
Kamaru Usman keeps roll going against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258
The 33-year-old has now won 13 fights in succession.
# Reaction
McGregor vows to bounce back but admits Poirier loss is 'hard to take'
The 32-year-old Dubliner suffered the first knockout defeat of his career in the Abu Dhabi rematch.
# Running it back
Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.
# Winning
Jose Aldo defeats Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night
The 34-year-old was deemed the victor by all three judges by a score of 29-28.
# The Sniper
UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry
The 28-year-old Dubliner is preparing to make his debut on the biggest stage in MMA in 2021.
# run it back
Conor McGregor signs deal for UFC rematch with Dustin Poirier
The Irish mixed martial arts fighter defeated Poirier when the pair met in a featherweight bout in 2014.
# more to come
Ballymena's Rhys McKee left frustrated after UFC Vegas 14 defeat
Alex Morono came out on top in McKee’s second UFC appearance.
# Time to go
Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win
The Russian has retired unbeaten with an unbeaten professional record of 29-0.
# UFC 254
'If Khabib beats Justin on Saturday, he’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world'
Nurmagomedov defends his UFC lightweight title tomorrow night.
# MMA
Adesanya retains UFC middleweight title as a new champion is crowned at light-heavyweight
Abu Dhabi played host to UFC 253 overnight.
# Fight night
Covington dominant en route to victory over former UFC champion Woodley
Tyron Woodley later revealed he suffered a rib injury during his Las Vegas defeat to Colby Covington.
# fright night
Former champion Anderson Silva booked for potential UFC swansong at 45
According to UFC president Dana White, it could be the Brazilian veteran’s final professional bout.
# UFC 252
Cormier retires after defeat ends UFC heavyweight trilogy with champion Miocic
The 41-year-old complained that he was blinded by an eye poke before losing out by unanimous decision.
# Undisputed
UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October
In his first fight for over a year, the undefeated Dagestani will take on interim champion Justin Gaethje.
# Hard Lines
Till loses bloody five-round battle while Ballymena's McKee suffers in short-notice UFC debut
The Antrim man made the step-up to fight Khamzat Chimaev at short notice.
# Rhys lightning
Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut
‘I’m really not here to get a nice new tracksuit,’ the 24-year-old says. ‘I’m here to take the win.’
# abu dhabi do
Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice
He’ll take on Khamzat Chimaev on Fight Island next weekend.
# End of the road
Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'
The 32-year-old Donegal man was beaten by Joel Alvarez via submission at UFC Fight Night 172.
# Talk to Joe
Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past
The UFC lightweight from Donegal will compete for the first time in 16 months tonight in Abu Dhabi.
# UFC 251
Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown
The belt will be on the line in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night.
# Gamebred
Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice
He’ll aim to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.
# ruled out
UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19
Gilbert Burns was due to take on Kamaru Usman on next weekend’s UFC 251 card in Abu Dhabi.
# RIP
Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from Covid-19 complications
The 57-year-old father of legendary UFC champ, Khabib, passed away earlier today.
# Diamond
Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night
It was a contender for fight of the year.
# Coronavirus
UFC cancels Dublin fight card
The mixed martial arts organisation was due to return to the Irish capital for an event on 15 August.
# Conor McGregor
'If you're looking for a fight I'm the guy': Rafael dos Anjos taunts McGregor
Brazilian Dos Anjos wants to fight McGregor even though the Irishman called time on his career last weekend.