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Dustin Poirier Receives the Key to the City of Lafayette

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 13: (L-R) UFC President Dana White places the interim lightweight championship belt on Dustin Poirier after defeating Max Holloway in their interim lightweight championship bout during the UFC 236 event at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Sorry, Daniel Cormier. Dustin Poirier has been cemented as the “King of Lafayette,” it appears. The Diamond posted on his Instagram on Thursday to share that he received the key to Lafayette, LA. “Such an honor to receive the key to Lafayette Louisiana yesterday!,” Poirier wrote....

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Frank Camacho Plans to Force a Brawl Out of Nick Hein at UFC on ESPN+ 11

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 19: Frank Camacho of Guam celebrates his victory over Damien Brown of Austrailia in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Qudos Bank Arena on November 19, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Frank Camacho (21-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC) is set to meet Nick Hein (14-4-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) on the prelims of UFC on ESPN+ 11, and he wants to do what no one has really managed to do in the UFC: force a brawl out of Hein. “I’m gonna have to,” Camacho...

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UFC on ESPN+ 9 Main Card Features Exclusively Tight Matchups

FAIRFAX, VA – APRIL 04: Al Iaquinta celebrates after defeating Jorge Masvidal by split decision in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Patriot Center on April 4, 2015 in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) UFC on ESPN+ 9: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy comes to MMA fans on Saturday, May 4. The main event will see No. 4 lightweight contender Al Iaquinta look to maintain his spot in the rankings against No. 8-ranked Donald Cerrone, who had a triumphant return to the 155-lb. division in his last outing vs. Alex...

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Shamrock FC 318’s Dustin Lampros Eyeing Fourth Straight First-Round Stoppage

Photo courtesy of Shamrock FC. Undefeated bantamweight prospect Dustin Lampros (3-0) is slated to meet Colton Minster at Shamrock FC 318. Lampros was originally supposed to meet Raul Romero, who had to pull out of the fight. Minster stepped up about a month ago to take the fight with Lampros, which will mark his professional debut. “I heard he’s a tough, scrappy kid who comes out there and he’ll be in your face,” Lampros told MMASucka. “For me, it’s the same thing. I plan on coming out, touching gloves, putting pressure on the guy and hopefully break him in...

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Tyson Nam Eyeing UFC or Asian MMA Organization After Fight at X1 World Events MMA in Hawaii

Photo courtesy of Fight Nights Global. Tyson Nam (16-9-1) is preparing to get back in the win column on Saturday. He fights Donald Gonzalez (5-8) in a 130-lb. catchweight bout at X1 World Events MMA in his backyard of Honolulu. Nam expects the fight to play out as a striking battle. He noted Gonzalez’s kickboxing style as what he feels his opponent’s game plan will be. More than half of Nam’s professional wins have come via T/KO. “If he thinks he’s going to out-strike me, he’s got another thing coming to him,” Nam told MMASucka. “If he wants to...

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