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UFC 269: Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira aim to end memorable year with title
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UFC 269: Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira aim to end memorable year with title

Charles Oliveira (31-8) takes on Poirier (28-6) on Saturday night in Las Vegas to close the promotion's final pay-per-view show of a big year for both men.

Stamp Fairtex more dangerous compared to Ritu Phogat, feels Bi Nguyen ahead of ONE Atomweight Grand Prix Final
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Stamp Fairtex more dangerous compared to Ritu Phogat, feels Bi Nguyen ahead of ONE Atomweight Grand Prix Final

The Indian wrestler-turned-MMA fighter, currently ranked fourth, faces the No 2-ranked Fairtex in the final of the Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The winner of this bout will then go on to face Angela Lee for the atomweight world title next year.

India's Ritu Phogat to face Thailand's Stamp Fairtex in MMA finals on 3 December
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India's Ritu Phogat to face Thailand's Stamp Fairtex in MMA finals on 3 December

Phogat, ranked fourth, says she is leaving no stone unturned in preparing for her upcoming bout in the 48kg category at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Ritu Phogat beats Jenelyn Olsim to reach One Championship Atomweight Grand Prix Final
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Ritu Phogat beats Jenelyn Olsim to reach One Championship Atomweight Grand Prix Final

Ritu Phogat will meet Thailand's Stamp Fairtex in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix final.

One Championship: Ritu Phogat to face Jenelyn Olsim after undefeated star Itsuki Hirata's withdrawal
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One Championship: Ritu Phogat to face Jenelyn Olsim after undefeated star Itsuki Hirata's withdrawal

Jenelyn Olsim, who was originally scheduled to face Jihin Radzuan in a World Grand Prix alternate bout at ONE: NextGen II, steps in to face Ritu.

UFC 265: Ciryl Gane beats Derrick Lewis to win interim heavyweight title, get shot at champion Francis Ngannou
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UFC 265: Ciryl Gane beats Derrick Lewis to win interim heavyweight title, get shot at champion Francis Ngannou

Just over three years after Gane (10-0) made his mixed martial arts debut, the Frenchman dominated the championship bout at the Toyota Center in Lewis' hometown.

One Championship heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar wants to dominate pro wrestling and MMA
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One Championship heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar wants to dominate pro wrestling and MMA

Newly crowned One Championship world heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar is aiming to make a name in pro wrestling but also has plans to defend his MMA title and add more belts.

UFC 262: Charles Oliveira stops Michael Chandler, claims vacant lightweight title
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UFC 262: Charles Oliveira stops Michael Chandler, claims vacant lightweight title

Oliveira (31-8) earned his ninth consecutive victory in dramatic fashion, finishing Chandler (22-6) with a series of precise strikes to claim the belt vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement.

Arjan Bhullar wins One Championship Heavyweight title; Ritu Phogat suffers first MMA loss
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Arjan Bhullar wins One Championship Heavyweight title; Ritu Phogat suffers first MMA loss

Arjan Bhullar is the first Indian-origin fighter to win a high-level MMA title.

MMA superstar Conor McGregor named sporting world's highest-paid athlete in 2020 by Forbes
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MMA superstar Conor McGregor named sporting world's highest-paid athlete in 2020 by Forbes

The bulk of the former plumber's pay packet came via his successful business activities, which included the sale of his Proper Twelve whiskey brand.

Ritu Phogat aims to combine striking and wrestling against Bi Nguyen as crucial 2021 calendar starts
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Ritu Phogat aims to combine striking and wrestling against Bi Nguyen as crucial 2021 calendar starts

Known for her grappling strength, Ritu Phogat aims to balance it with striking against Vietnamese-American Bi Nguyen at One: Dangal.

Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor agree trilogy fight at UFC 264: Reports
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Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor agree trilogy fight at UFC 264: Reports

McGregor, 32, will be chasing his first victory since January 2020 while the 31-year-old Poirier (27 wins, five defeats) will be looking for a third consecutive victory.

UFC 260: Francis Ngannou stops Stipe Miocic, claims UFC heavyweight title
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UFC 260: Francis Ngannou stops Stipe Miocic, claims UFC heavyweight title

Ngannou stopped Stipe Miocic with ferocious punches early in the second round to claim the heavyweight title at UFC 260.

UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz ends Israel Adesanya's undefeated run; Amanda Nunes overpowers Megan Anderson
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UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz ends Israel Adesanya's undefeated run; Amanda Nunes overpowers Megan Anderson

It was the first defeat inflicted on the 31-year-old Adesanya, who was stepping up in weight, in his 21-fight career.

UFC 257: Hurt and heartbroken Conor McGregor ponders future after defeat against Dustin Poirier
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UFC 257: Hurt and heartbroken Conor McGregor ponders future after defeat against Dustin Poirier

The 32-year-old McGregor had been an overwhelming favourite to register a winning return after a year away from the octagon.

UFC 257: Conor McGregor vows 'masterpiece' in MMA return against Dustin Poirier
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UFC 257: Conor McGregor vows 'masterpiece' in MMA return against Dustin Poirier

McGregor (22-4) was last seen demolishing American welterweight Donald Cerrone (36-15) via a knockout in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in Las Vegas last January

India's Ritu Phogat beats Philippines' Jomary Torres in first round of ONE Championship
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India's Ritu Phogat beats Philippines' Jomary Torres in first round of ONE Championship

The 26-year-old Indian beat Philippines' Jomary Torres via technical knockout in round one of ONE Championship (ONE) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko defend flyweight belts in Las Vegas
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UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko defend flyweight belts in Las Vegas

Figueiredo (20-1) earned his record-tying seventh stoppage victory in the 125-pound division by clamping onto Perez's neck out of a scramble at 1:57 in the opening round.

Ritu Phogat cruises to third straight MMA win, stays on course for a shot at world title
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Ritu Phogat cruises to third straight MMA win, stays on course for a shot at world title

One-and-a-half rounds, or roughly seven minutes is all it took for Phogat to canter to a Technical Knock-Out in this One: Inside The Matrix promotion; a commanding, ruthless performance that never gave the Cambodian Kun Khmer world champion a whiff

Ritu Phogat eyes hat-trick of wins with brute strength and an Afghan trailblazer in her corner
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Ritu Phogat eyes hat-trick of wins with brute strength and an Afghan trailblazer in her corner

Ritu Phogat’s MMA coach Siyar Bahadurzada believes that the erstwhile wrestler is blessed with “tremendous strength” and will put her best foot (and punch) forward.