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2:03 AM ET ESPN’s panel of Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim breaks down the biggest stories coming out of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, including what’s next for Anthony Smith after his first-round submission win over Devin Clark. The fight was a substitute main event after the Curtis Blaydes–Derrick Lewis fight was canceled. Wagenheim:
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1:13 AM ET Devin Clark landed a big overhand right out of the gate, looking to score an upset with a highlight-reel knockout. Then, Anthony Smith‘s experience took over. Smith caught Clark in a clinch, took him down and ultimately submitted him via triangle choke at 2 minutes, 34 seconds of the first round Saturday
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11:20 AM ET A day after a positive COVID-19 test canceled this weekend’s UFC main event, another positive test has forced a change in next weekend’s UFC main event. Kevin Holland is out of the Dec. 5 headliner middleweight match versus Jack Hermansson, he announced on social media Saturday morning. As a result, the current
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12:07 PM ET COVID-19 has knocked out this weekend’s UFC main event. The Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis heavyweight contender bout scheduled for UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Saturday is off after Blaydes tested positive for coronavirus, sources told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The UFC is hoping to reschedule Blaydes vs. Lewis for UFC
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12:56 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Valentina Shevchenko‘s dominance has reached the point where MMA fans are shocked when she loses a round. Shevchenko (20-3) defended the UFC’s 125-pound championship for the fourth time on Saturday, defeating Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) by unanimous decision. All three judges scored it a blowout win for the champ, 49-46.
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12:21 AM ET The UFC is finalizing a bantamweight bout between Brazilian legend Jose Aldo and Marlon “Chito” Vera for a UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19, sources confirmed to ESPN. The 135-pound bout will take place on the main card of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, which is the final event on the
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