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Angela Lee Returns from Car Wreck, Rematches Mei Yamaguchi at May One Championship Card

A horrific car accident couldn’t beat Angela Lee. Now, One Championship’s 115-pound women’s champion is back to built on her undefeated record in a more convention way.
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Manuwa: I’m One Or Two Wins Away From Cormier

When gaining momentum and getting closer to his first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title fight, Jimi Manuwa just so happens to come up short. That was the case in his losses to Anthony Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson and Volkan Oezdemir.

But, one can never count out “Poster Boy,” as he is seemingly one or two wins away from a shot at the gold thanks to his tendencies to ends fights in the blink of an eye with his knockout power. That’s why he is confident he will finally get his chance to get his hands on current Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier

Jimi broke it all down to UFC.com.

“I think, realistically, I need at least one more big win, if not two,” he said of a shot at Daniel Cormier’s belt. “I think people want to see the rematch with Volkan (Oezdemir) or me with someone like Glover (Teixeira). But who knows. After this fight with Blachowicz I’m definitely in the mix for it. Me and DC don’t like each other and that goes without saying. So I think people do want to see me fight him. People might write me off against him, but I believe in myself and what kind of fighter am I if I think, ‘Oh, if I fight him, he’s going to take me down and do this or do that.’ I believe in myself and I believe in what I can do.”

Cormier and Manuwa have built up quite a rivalry over the last couple of years, with both men trading barbs on social media. Still, the two men’s paths just can’t seem to cross inside the eight-walled cage.

But if Jimi an score his second victory over Jan this Saturday night (March 17, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 127 in London, England, he could set himself up for a No. 1 contender’s fight. As for Cormier, he has bigger fish to fry at the moment as he is billed to face of against Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on July 7, 2018 for the 265-pound strap.

Of course, even if Manuwa can string together a few more wins, there is no guarantee he will get to face “DC” for the 205-pound strap, as the champion has plans to retire early next year.

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Brian Ortega Gets Phone Call from UFC President Dana White Confirming Featherweight Title Shot

Brian Ortega’s emphatic victory over Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 all but assured him of receiving the next featherweight title shot, but still, “T-City” didn’t want to take anything for granted.
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Brian Ortega Gets Phone Call from UFC President Dana White Confirming Featherweight Title Shot

Brian Ortega’s emphatic victory over Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 all but assured him of receiving the next featherweight title shot, but still, “T-City” didn’t want to take anything for granted.
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Brian Ortega Gets Phone Call from UFC President Dana White Confirming Featherweight Title Shot

Brian Ortega’s emphatic victory over Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 all but assured him of receiving the next featherweight title shot, but still, “T-City” didn’t want to take anything for granted.
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Live! Jon Jones CSAC Hearing From Anaheim

I hope you got your wagers in, as there’s no time left to place bets on whether or not former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will get suspended by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Seriously.

“Bones” pissed dirty prior to his title-winning performance at UFC 214 last July, and since the pay-per-view (PPV) fight card took place in “The Golden State,” CSAC was responsible for overseeing pre- and post-fight regulation, including drug tests.

So was United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), but that’s a hearing for a later date.

Jones will appear before the commission today (Tues., Feb. 27, 2018) at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) to answer for his infraction and could be facing a disciplinary suspension of up to one year (retroactive to July 29), as well a hefty fine.

To the tune of 40-percent of this payout.

Despite finishing Daniel Cormier in the third round of their championship headliner, Jones was subsequently stripped of his title and saw his win overturned to a “No Contest.” The “Bones” team insists the embattled pound-for-pound great did not intentionally cheat and expect to be exonerated in today’s hearing.

History is not on their side.

Watch the live stream of today’s CSAC hearing, attended by Jones, his attorney Howard Jacobs and agents Malki and Abe Kawa, in the embedded video above. Also be sure to check back with us throughout the day for more on Jones’ future, including reactions from UFC officials and so much more.

See you at 1 pm!

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Joseph Benavidez Returns from Knee Injury, Meets Sergio Pettis at UFC 225 in Chicago

Top flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez will return to action after suffering a torn ACL last year when he faces Sergio Pettis at UFC 225.


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Joseph Benavidez Returns from Knee Injury, Meets Sergio Pettis at UFC 225 in Chicago

Top flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez will return to action after suffering a torn ACL last year when he faces Sergio Pettis at UFC 225.


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Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Pulled from Saturday’s UFC on Fox 28 Card

Weight cut concerns for Gilbert Burns have led to the cancellation of his proposed UFC on Fox 28 showdown with Olivier Aubin-Mercier.
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Jessica Aguilar Removed from UFC Fight Night 126 After Liva Renata Souza Withdrawal

Over the weekend, former Invicta FC standout Livia Renata Souza was forced to pull out of her Octagon debut against Jessica Aguilar at UFC Fight Night 126 due to a hand injury.
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