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17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. ‘is ready to fight in the UFC’

LAS VEGAS – Dana White doesn’t think Raul Rosas Jr. is too green for the UFC. Despite just being 17-years-old, the UFC president had no hesitation in giving Rosas (6-0) a contract with the UFC after his dominant showing at Dana White’s Contender Series 55. Rosas dominated Mando Gutierrez (7-2) to win a clean 30-27 …

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Raul Rosas Jr., 17, becomes the youngest fighter to sign with UFC and ‘nobody is gonna stop me’

The UFC is bringing in a fighter who is just shy of his 18th birthday. Raul Rosas Jr. became the youngest fighter to sign with the UFC on Tuesday night, following a unanimous decision win over Mando Gutierrez on Dana White’s Contender Series. White, impressed by Rosas’ performance, offered the teen a contract before the …

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Elias Theodorou dead at 34; MMA community morns

Former UFC fighter and “TUF Nations” winner Elias Theodorou has died. Theodorou died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Sources who knew Theodorou confirmed the news to MMA Junkie after various reports of his death surfaced online. Theodorou had n’t publicly revealed his illness prior to his death. according to TSN journalist Aaron Bronsteter, Theodorou …

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UFC 279 Promotional Guidelines Compliance share: Chimaev nets $6,000

LAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 279 event took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $202,000. The program, a comprehensive plan that includes outfitting requirements, media obligations and other items under the fighter code of conduct, replaces the previous payments made under the UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy. UFC 279 took place at T-Mobile …

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Conor McGregor praises Nate Diaz for fighting out contract

Conor McGregor had only praise for longtime rival and “bonafide superstar” Nate Diaz ahead of his likely UFC farewell bout. Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) will fight out the final bout on his current contract tonight when he meets Tony Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) on Saturday night at UFC 279 in a welterweight headliner …

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Nate Diaz-Tony Ferguson, Khamzat Chimaev-Kevin Holland now top card

LAS VEGAS — The UFC has completely shuffled the top three fights on its UFC 279 card one day before the scheduled pay-per-view event, UFC president Dana White told SportsCenter in a live Instagram video Friday. Nate Diaz now will face Tony Ferguson in the main event of the Saturday show at T-Mobile Arena. Diaz’s …

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Khamzat Chimaev misses weight by 7.5 pounds; UFC 279 bout vs. Nate Diaz in jeopardy

LAS VEGAS — The UFC 279 scheduled main event is in jeopardy after participant Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds Friday morning at the UFC Apex. Chimaev and Nate Diaz were contracted for a welterweight bout to headline UFC 279 on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. The nontitle welterweight limit is 171 pounds and …

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Fighters react to Khamzat Chimaev’s weight miss for UFC 279 fight

Share this article share tweet text e-mail link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-279-news-fighters-react-khamzat-chimaev-weight-miss-nate-diaz-main-event-bout September 9, 2022 at 1:52 pm ET LAS VEGAS – Khamzat Chimaev came in heavy. The UFC contender missed weight on his first attempt to make the welterweight limit for his bout against Nate Diaz …

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