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Kamaru Usman will fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 pending COVID-19 tests, per report

Jorge Masvidal has reportedly stepped in to fight Kamaru Usman at next weekend’s UFC 251, according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. Negotiations for Usman vs. Masvidal are done, per sources. All sides agreed to terms. Usman is en route to...

Jorge Masvidal is likely to face Kamaru Usman, saving UFC 251 main event

As the hours tick by, it is looking more and more likely that Jorge Masvidal will step in and face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on Saturday on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.Masvidal had been expected to be...

Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington say they’ll step in with Gilbert Burns out of...

Gilbert Burns was pulled from the UFC 251 main event opposite welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after testing positive for COVID-19. Fellow contenders Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington are each prepared to step in and fight.Burns had been expected to...

UFC 251 headliner Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, pulled from event

Welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns is out of the UFC 251 main event after testing positive to COVID-19. Burns (19-3) was supposed to fight champion Kamaru Usman (16-1) next weekend at the fight promotion's first event at Fight Island...

UFC COO briefs Nevada Gov. on success of COVID-19 testing program

LAS VEGAS — Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, whose company is the majority stakeholder in the UFC, and UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein met with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak by phone on Thursday to update him on the success...

Dana White’s Fight Island is ready for its close up

LAS VEGAS — There was never a doubt in Dana White’s mind that he’d be able to stage a fight card, even as the coronavirus pandemic raged in late March and early April. Sports were being canceled, businesses were...

Outpouring of support for Khabib Nurmagomedov following his father’s death

There was an outpouring of support for Khabib Nurmagomedov on Friday following the passing of his father. Among the first to issue his condolences was upcoming opponent Justin Gaethje.Khabib's father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, died following health complications stemming from his...

UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father dies following COVID-19 complications

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, has passed away from complications stemming from his contracting COVID-19. Abdulmanap was 57 years of age.Abdulmanap was hospitalized with pneumonia-like symptoms in April in Dagestan. As his condition worsened, he was...

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father dies of COVID-19 complications

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and trainer of Khabib Nurmagomedov, died after a series of complications from COVID-19 over the past two months, Russian outlet RT reported Friday. Deeply saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to the...

Four for July 4: Which fights had the most fireworks?

Ahead of July 4 weekend, Ak & Barak pick their four most explosive matches in boxing history. Source link

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