MMA

1:58 PM ET Two of Bellator MMA’s top featherweight prospects have agreed to meet at Bellator 271 on Nov. 12, multiple sources told ESPN on Thursday. The promotion is finalizing a bout between Aaron Pico and Justin Gonzales for the event, which will take place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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3:36 PM ET Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is not currently allowed inside the confines of his longtime mixed martial arts gym following an arrest last month in Las Vegas. Jackson Wink MMA spokesperson James Hallinan wrote in a statement to ESPN that Jones is “temporarily suspended” from the Albuquerque, New Mexico, gym
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10:56 PM ET The UFC has released fighter Luis Pena following two arrests related to domestic violence since June. In a statement provided to ESPN through a spokesperson, the UFC said it is aware of the “disturbing allegations” regarding Pena’s arrest Saturday on two charges of battery and thinks that Pena’s personal and legal issues
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4:12 PM ET One of the most infamous backstage scuffles in UFC history will be revisited in December, as UFC welterweights Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal have agreed to meet inside the Octagon. Edwards and Masvidal will square off at UFC 269 on Dec. 11, UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell told ESPN on Thursday.
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12:03 PM ET UFC legend Chuck Liddell was arrested early Monday on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau (SIB), officers responded to a home in Hidden Hills, California, regarding a domestic disturbance at about midnight Monday morning. After determining there had been a physical altercation, deputies
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3:50 PM ET Colorado is shaking up some of its rules for combat sports. The Colorado State Boxing Commission (CSBC) voted Tuesday to adopt open scoring for boxing and MMA bouts, according to director Tony Cummings. Kansas is the only other state to have approved such a regulation. Open scoring allows for everyone – including
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