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5hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal

What's the best fight Bellator MMA can make? Who deserves to be next in line for a UFC heavyweight title shot? Bellator light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal joins ESPN's Brett Okamoto to discuss.

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2mBrett Okamoto

Johnson-Teixeira fight announced for July event

A light heavyweight matchup between title contenders Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira will take place on the main card of a UFC on Fox event in July.

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22hBrett Okamoto

WSOF schedules fight between Fodor brothers

Ben Fodor, also known by his "Phoenix Jones" crime-fighting alter ego, will get in the ring against his adopted brother, Caros Fodor, at WSOF 32.

Nunes: I'm the best contender is this division (1:35)
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16hBrett Okamoto

Melendez will fight Barboza in return from ban

Gilbert Melendez will return from a one-year drug suspension with a July 23 fight against fellow lightweight Edson Barboza.

Top-five UFC heavyweights meet in Rotterdam (2:01)
Edgar: Fight against Aldo should be for real title (1:45)
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Rafael dos Anjos recovering, ready to fight

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos talks with Brett Okamoto about recovering from his broken foot, dropping out of a Conor McGregor fight and preparing for his July 7 return against Eddie Alvarez.

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7dReed Kuhn

Kuhn: Early line analysis of UFC 200

Reed Kuhn provides betting line analysis for the biggest fights at UFC 200, including Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones.

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23hBrett Okamoto

Slice agrees to revocation of Texas license, fine

Bellator's Kimbo Slice reached a settlement with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, agreeing to a $2,500 fine and license revocation for a failed drug test.

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Rumble says he's next in line for title shot

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson joins ESPN's Cary Chow to discuss rumors that he turned down a fight against Jon Jones and what's next for the former title challenger.

Stephen A. sides with Dana White over McGregor (1:32)
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Tate: Nunes is rightfully next in line

Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate looks ahead to fighting Amanda Nunes' at UFC 200, talks about Nunes fighting style and says a rematch with Holly Holm will eventually happen.

Cormier and Jones talk some trash (1:43)
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7dBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds: Was the UFC justified in pulling Conor McGregor?

The UFC chose to penalize Conor McGregor for his refusal to promote UFC 200 by removing him from the card. Was it the right move? Former UFC champion Rich Franklin joins Brett Okamoto to discuss.

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7dBrett Okamoto

Dana White: McGregor kept himself off UFC 200

UFC president Dana White said Wednesday it ultimately was Conor McGregor's decision to not fight at UFC 200, as he was aware of the demands.

Golic: Dana White proved he runs the show (1:37)
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Jones-Cormier rivalry as heated as ever

Despite a hotel lobby brawl during a news conference in 2014 and a five-round title fight in 2015, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have yet to settle their personal spat.

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Holm's trainer not happy, wanted rematch with Tate

Why didn't Holly Holm get the immediate rematch with Miesha Tate? Her longtime coach, Mike Winkeljohn, believes the Ronda Rousey win actually hurt his fighter's chances of getting one.

Okamoto: Mighty Mouse looked "perfect" at UFC 197 (2:14)
9dBrett Okamoto

P4P rankings: Johnson, Jones keep top two spots

With their victories at UFC 197, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and light heavyweight interim titlist Jon Jones proved they are the best two pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.

Adjustments are on Cormier in rematch vs. Jones (2:18)
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Edgar: McGregor brought it on himself

Frankie Edgar believes Conor McGregor has received everything he has wanted from the UFC because of his promotional skills and that the featherweight champion should reciprocate back to the promotion.

Cain Velasquez makes his movie debut (1:08)
What UFC 200 means to Velasquez, Browne (4:36)
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10dBrett Okamoto

UFC: McGregor tweet on bout return 'not accurate'

Conor McGregor said via Twitter late Sunday evening that he is back on the UFC 200 card on July 9 in Las Vegas. The UFC said in a statement that "the tweet is not accurate."

Sergey Kovalev concerned UFC more popular than boxing? (1:27)
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10dBrett Okamoto

Cormier: This version of Jones does not beat me

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was not impressed with Jon Jones' performance Saturday at UFC 197 and hopes to fight Jones two times in 2016.

Jon Jones wins but is unimpressive in return (1:20)
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11dBrett Okamoto

Jones defeats OSP for interim title, eyes UFC 200

Jon Jones easily defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision for the interim 205-pound title at UFC 197 on Saturday night, despite looking tentative in his first fight since January 2015.

White: Jones-Cormier at UFC 200 could happen (0:41)
Johnson still impressing with 1st-round KO (1:09)
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12dBrett Okamoto

Barboza sends Pettis to third straight loss

Lightweight Edson Barboza used a variety of strikes to bruise the leg of former champion Anthony Pettis and take home a victory by unanimous decision on Saturday at UFC 197 in Las Vegas.

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13dEric Tamiso

Koreshkov spoils Henderson's Bellator debut

Welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov used his advantages in size and power to dominate former UFC titleholder Benson Henderson over five rounds on Friday night at Bellator 153.


'King Mo' talks Bellator, must-see fights

What's the best fight Bellator MMA can make? Who deserves to be next in line for a UFC heavyweight title shot? Bellator light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal weighs in. Five Rounds with Lawal

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ufc @ufc

Let's do it again! Top UFC strawweights @JoannaJedrzejczyk & @ClaudiaGadelha meet again at the #TUFFinale in Las Vegas during @UFCFightWeek!


Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC announces a light heavyweight matchup between Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (21-5) and Glover Teixeira (25-4) will co-headline a televised event on July 23 in Chicago. Johnson is 5-1 in the UFC's 205-pound division with four knockouts. He is the only UFC-rostered fighter in ESPN.com's Top 10 light heavyweight rankings who has not previously fought interim champion Jon Jones.

ufc @ufc

BREAKING: LHW sluggers @Anthony_Rumble & @GloverTeixeira square off at #UFCChicago!🎟 ➡️ 5/20

gilbertmelendez @gilbertmelendez

Back at it July 23 UFC on Fox. "No guts no glory" Lets do this. #GracieFighter #SkrapPack #elninotrainingcenter #woodenmanMT #cincodemayo

Miesha Tate @mieshatate

Last night #TUFTalk was a blast, definitely the highlight for me was the cupcake eating contest with @khalilrountree, if you haven't seen it the video is on my facebook page but be prepared it's disgusting!! 😂 #Cupcaketate #ufc #mma #wmma

Dominick Cruz @domcruz619

╳ Coach @darrylch | Yesterday @RVCA training facility ... 🙏🏽 thank you @pmtenore! __________________________________ . Shop • www.DomCruzMMA.com Snapchat • DomCruz619 Twitter • DominickCruz . __________________________________ #DomCruz #DominickCruz #UFC #UFC199 #Bantamweight #Champ #WorldChampion #CruzALL1ANCE #MMA #UNSTOPPABLE #RVCA 📸: @pmtenore

ufc @ufc

Lightweight @cwademma is on deck at #UFCRotterdam and ready for your questions! Get them in below ⬇️⬇️


Rafael Dos Anjos @rdosanjosmma

Brown belt and don't know how to tie the belt, what a joke 😂😂😂😂😂||--->>>Faixa marrom e@não sabe amarrar a faixa, que fanfarrão 😂😂😂😂😂