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‘I deserve a UFC title shot’ – Till ready for Whittaker challenge on Fight Island ‘I deserve a UFC title shot’ – Till ready for Whittaker challenge on Fight Island

‘I deserve a UFC title shot’ – Till ready for Whittaker challenge on Fight Island

By 4 months ago

Till v Whittaker: ‘Every ounce of energy, soul and spirit’ has gone into this fightBritain’s Darren Till says he deserves a title shot as he prepares to face Robert Whittaker in the final event at the UFC’s Fight Island on Saturday.The winner of the middleweight clash is expected to then fight for the title, possibly…

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UFC Fight Island 3: Robert Whittaker beats Darren Till in Abu Dhabi UFC Fight Island 3: Robert Whittaker beats Darren Till in Abu Dhabi

UFC Fight Island 3: Robert Whittaker beats Darren Till in Abu Dhabi

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‘We both won’ – Darren Till on ‘great fight’ with Rob WhittakerFormer UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker claimed a unanimous decision victory over British contender Darren Till in the final event of UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.Australian Whittaker, 29, who lost the UFC’s 185lb title to Nigerian-born New Zealander Israel Adesanya in October, stepped…

UFC 251: Hazmat suits & banging on the roof – Scot Paul Craig on Fight Island UFC 251: Hazmat suits & banging on the roof – Scot Paul Craig on Fight Island

UFC 251: Hazmat suits & banging on the roof – Scot Paul Craig on Fight Island

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Craig (right) fights Gadzhimurad Antigulov on 25 JulyScotland’s Paul Craig is preparing for his latest UFC bout, but not as he would usually know it.UFC 251 is being held in quarantine on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates amid the coronavirus pandemic.The place has been transformed into a closed-off fight zone and has been…

UFC Fight Island: Molly McCann on ‘momentous moment’ for Liverpool fighters UFC Fight Island: Molly McCann on ‘momentous moment’ for Liverpool fighters

UFC Fight Island: Molly McCann on ‘momentous moment’ for Liverpool fighters

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Molly McCann’s fifth UFC fight will be behind closed doors on Abu Dhabi’s Yas IslandTen years ago, Molly McCann and Chris Fishgold were working together at a bar in Liverpool.Now they are UFC fighters, set to star in one of the biggest events in world sport at this moment.In the early hours of Thursday, those…

UFC 251 Fight Island: Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal preview Abu Dhabi fight UFC 251 Fight Island: Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal preview Abu Dhabi fight

UFC 251 Fight Island: Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal preview Abu Dhabi fight

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Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal speak to BBC Sport’s Nesta McGregor before their fight on Saturday at UFC 251 Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.READ MORE: ‘Beautiful, surreal, insane’ – what’s Fight Island really like?

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal happy to face Kamaru Usman at short notice UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal happy to face Kamaru Usman at short notice

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal happy to face Kamaru Usman at short notice

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‘He’s nowhere near as good as advertised’ – Usman and Masvidal preview UFC 251Welterweight Jorge Masvidal says he is happy to fight at UFC 251 at short notice as champion Kamaru Usman is “nowhere near as good as advertised”.Nigerian-American Usman, 33, is on an 11-fight UFC winning streak and makes his third title defence in…

UFC 251: ‘Beautiful, surreal, insane’ – what’s Fight Island really like? UFC 251: ‘Beautiful, surreal, insane’ – what’s Fight Island really like?

UFC 251: ‘Beautiful, surreal, insane’ – what’s Fight Island really like?

By 4 months ago

There really is an octagon on the sand as UFC heads to the Middle East for Fight Island”I had Enter The Dragon on video. I used to think ‘oh yeah, look at them, as if’. And now it’s happening.”And not only is it happening, but Liverpool’s Molly McCann is among those who will be fighting…

UFC 251: Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal UFC 251: Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal

UFC 251: Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal

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Usman extended his winning run to 16 fightsWelterweight champion Kamaru Usman retained his title with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 which was held on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi.The emirate’s Yas Island has been transformed into a closed-off fight zone able to stage four UFC events in July after UFC…

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal steps in to face champion Kamaru Usman UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal steps in to face champion Kamaru Usman

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal steps in to face champion Kamaru Usman

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Masvidal (right) has become one of the UFC’s most popular fightersJorge Masvidal will bid for his first UFC world title after stepping in at six days’ notice to face Kamaru Usman on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.Welterweight champion Usman was slated to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 251 but the Brazilian withdrew.But UFC confirmed Masvidal,…

BBC Sport website at 20: Your questions answered BBC Sport website at 20: Your questions answered

BBC Sport website at 20: Your questions answered

By 5 months ago

To mark the 20th anniversary of the BBC Sport website, we asked our readers to send in their questions and said we would do our best to answer a selection of them.There were no rules or out-of-bounds subjects. In some cases, where multiple submissions were asking similar things, we have grouped them together into a…

Robert Whiteford: Scottish MMA fighter on mental health, friendship and DIY Robert Whiteford: Scottish MMA fighter on mental health, friendship and DIY

Robert Whiteford: Scottish MMA fighter on mental health, friendship and DIY

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Robert Whiteford made a winning return to mixed martial arts in November last year”The stereotype of a fighter is being strong minded and strong bodied. They think we are invincible – we’re not. If my routine gets broken, my life kind of falls to bits.”Some people swear by jogging. Others take medication, or try meditation.…

UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier beats Dan Hooker in gruelling main event UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier beats Dan Hooker in gruelling main event

UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier beats Dan Hooker in gruelling main event

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Dustin Poirier has 18 UFC wins since 2011, second only to Donald Cerrone in that timeA bloodied Dustin Poirier recovered to beat Dan Hooker by unanimous decision in a gruelling main event at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, USA on Saturday.The American lost the first two rounds on the judges’ cards before getting the…

Conor McGregor: UFC fighter announces retirement for third time Conor McGregor: UFC fighter announces retirement for third time

Conor McGregor: UFC fighter announces retirement for third time

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McGregor defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone within just 40 seconds in JanuaryConor McGregor says he has retired from fighting – for the third time in four years.Ireland’s former two-weight UFC champion, 31, has a record of 22 wins and four defeats.His last fight, in January 2020, saw him beat American fan favourite Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in…

Brazil’s Nunes beats Spencer on points at UFC 250 Brazil’s Nunes beats Spencer on points at UFC 250

Brazil’s Nunes beats Spencer on points at UFC 250

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Amanda Nunes (left) is the bantamweight and featherweight championAmanda Nunes cemented her status as an all-time great of the sport with a display of complete dominance in her unanimous decision win over Canadian contender Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 in Las Vegas.Nunes’ victory at the behind-closed-doors event at the UFC Apex made history as she…

Man arrested in Florida for shooting 8 at Texas bar

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Police say federal agents in Florida have arrested a man charged in a shooting outside a Texas bar that injured eight peopleJune 18, 2020, 7:14 PM2 min readSAN ANTONIO — Federal agents in Florida have arrested a man charged in a shooting outside a Texas bar last week that injured eight people, police said Thursday.…

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