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9:56 PM ET A UFC Fight Island title bout is in jeopardy. Deiveson Figueiredo, a top UFC flyweight contender, tested positive for the coronavirus Friday in Brazil, his manager, Wallid Ismail, confirmed with ESPN Brazil. Figueiredo is scheduled to fight Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight title in the main event of UFC Fight Night
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8:33 AM ET Jorge Masvidal said in an interview Sunday night with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani that he has signed a new multifight contract with the UFC ahead of his bout against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Masvidal said the UFC didn’t give him every single thing he asked for, but the deal came “very, very
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8:28 PM ET The UFC says it is “troubled” by the actions of fighter Mike Perry, who was involved in a physical altercation at a bar this week that was caught on video in which he also yelled racial slurs. In a statement Thursday, the UFC said Perry has apologized and “committed to immediately seek
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12:08 AM ET UFC fighter Mike Perry was caught on video Tuesday night punching a man at a bar and using racial slurs in the video that surfaced on social media. Perry, a UFC welterweight, appeared to strike an older man during a dispute that included at least one employee of the establishment asking Perry
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6:39 PM ET The UFC is in the process of finalizing a fight between Glover Teixeira and Thiago Santos that will headline a Sept. 12 card, sources told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The matchup of the Brazilians would pit two of the promotion’s top light heavyweights against each other. Santos is ranked fifth in the division
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