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Author: Michael Henken

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards Set To Headline UFC San Antonio

PHOENIX, AZ – DECEMBER 13: Rafael dos Anjos (L) punches Nate Diaz in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) With the event now just 37 days away, it appears as if UFC San Antonio finally has its main event. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, the card will be headlined by a welterweight bout between former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and rising contender Leon Edwards. The event will take place on Saturday, July 20...

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Assessing the Future of Henry Cejudo Following UFC 238

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 19: During a camera interview, Henry Cejudo talks to TJ Dillashaw after winning their UFC Flyweight title match at UFC Fight Night at Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) Over the course of the last 10 months, Henry Cejudo has put together quite an impressive run of success. Last August, he picked up a closely fought split-decision victory over Demetrious Johnson to become the UFC flyweight champion. Five months later, he defended his 125-pound title with a 32-second knockout victory over then-bantamweight champion TJ...

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Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang Title Fight Targeted For UFC China

DALLAS, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: (R-L) Jessica Andrade of Brazil celebrates after knocking out Karolina Kowalkiewicz of Poland in their women’s strawweight fight during the UFC 228 event at American Airlines Center on September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) According to a report from ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, the UFC is targeting a women’s strawweight title bout between newly crowned champion Jessica Andrade and rising contender Weili Zhang. The UFC is hoping to finalize this bout as the main event of a UFC Fight Night card on August 31. The event...

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Alexander Gustafsson Looking to Make a Statement at UFC Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – MAY 30: Alexander Gustafsson and Antony Smith face off during the UFC Fight Night Gustafsson v Smith: Media Day at Ericsson Globe on May 30, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images) On Saturday, the UFC’s Octagon is set to return to Stockholm, Sweden for UFC Fight Night 153. In the main event, Sweden’s favorite son, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson will take on Anthony “Lionheart” Smith in a battle of light heavyweight contenders. For a high-level fighter, specifically an international fighter, headlining an event in one’s home country is a dream-like scenario. Gustafsson, a...

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