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The UFC's must-see moves

The world's best MMA action is coming to ESPN. These are the moves you need to know, selected by our team of fighting experts.

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UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw -- full coverage, analysis, how to watch

Everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, which takes place Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, New York. The main event is a champion-vs.-champion superfight: flyweight Henry Cejudo defending against bantamweight TJ Dillashaw.


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The biggest fights & moments on demand

UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw

Saturday on ESPN+

TJ Dillashaw's best bouts


Dillashaw's pressure and wrestling make him a challenge

Chael Sonnen discusses what TJ DIllashaw does so effectively to become bantamweight champion, and now challenge Henry Cejudo.


Amanda Nunes

Two-division champion facing a big 2019


Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

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Tyron Woodley, Kamaru Usman, Cody Garbrandt and more join Ariel Helwani's MMA Show.

Usman on Covington: 'Sit your a-- down somewhere'

Kamaru Usman joins Ariel Helwani's MMA Show and mocks Colby Covington. Usman also explains why he doesn't care about what Covington has to say about him.


UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw

Saturday on ESPN+

Dillashaw's pressure and wrestling make him a challenge

Chael Sonnen discusses what TJ DIllashaw does so effectively to become bantamweight champion, and now challenge Henry Cejudo.


Alexander Volkanovski

Aussie contender 'guarantees' UFC title in 2019


UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw

Jan. 19 on ESPN+

Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw a champion vs. champion fight


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Ostovich: Fine with Hardy on same UFC card

UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich said she has "nothing to do with Greg Hardy" and that she is "just grateful to be fighting again."

Ostovich on Greg Hardy: 'I believe in second chances'

MMA fighter Rachael Ostovich, who suffered significant injuries during an alleged assault by her husband, professional MMA fighter Arnold Berdon, reacts to being on the same UFC card as Greg Hardy.


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Skipped over Covington: White, UFC 'lied to me'

Interim champion Colby Covington says he was "lied to" by Dana White and the UFC about getting a title shot against returning champ Tyron Woodley

Covington says he will only return for shot at title

Colby Covington explains his anger towards the UFC, and why he did not earn a title shot.



Kayla Harrison still hopes to fight Cyborg

Kayla Harrison sees a big difference between herself and fellow judo Olympian Ronda Rousey: "She never wanted to fight Cyborg. I can't wait to fight Cyborg."

Ariel & The Bad Guy

What are the biggest storylines for MMA in 2019?

Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen discuss what they're looking forward to most in 2019, including a potential Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor rematch.


UFC 232 aftermath

What's next for Jones, Nunes and other UFC 232 fighters?

Brett Okamoto speculates on whom we should expect to see in the Octagon with Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg and others who fought over the weekend in Los Angeles.

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Amanda Nunes shining among UFC stars

Amanda Nunes is at the top of the world of women's MMA after her stunning knockout of Cris Cyborg. Now it's up to "The Lioness" and the storytellers at the UFC to see how far the two-division champ can go.

Jon Jones still fighting off the asterisk

Jon Jones insists that his victory Saturday night and his renewed UFC title reign should not be marred by an asterisk. But some still see him as a serial drug offender. The perception battle is ongoing.


Okamoto: Welcome to 2019. Here was MMA's best of 2018.

MMA in 2018 had some wild moments. Last-second knockouts, champions becoming double champions and more. ESPN's Brett Okamoto breaks down the best.

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Cormier is ESPN's MMA Fighter of the Year

Daniel Cormier had one of the most dominant years ever for a fighter, going 3-0 while retaining the light heavyweight belt and claiming the heavyweight title.

2018 an important year for Daniel Cormier

Brett Okamoto explains why Daniel Cormier earned ESPN's 2018 Fighter of the Year honors.



Ariel Helwani looks back at the year that was in MMA

Ariel Helwani looks back at the year that was in MMA by handing out 19 awards. Categories include: male and female fighter of the year, knockout of the year, submission of the year, fight of the year, coach of the year, event of the year, poster of the year and much more. Special guests and award winners join the show throughout. In addition, UFC on ESPN+ headliners Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw stop by in what turned out to be a heated interview.

UFC 232

Jones reclaims light heavyweight title, then taunts Cormier

Jon Jones stopped Alexander Gustafsson to reclaim the 205-pound title and had a message for rival Daniel Cormier: "I'm here. Get your belt back."

Nunes knocks out Cyborg in 51 seconds to add featherweight belt

Bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes handed Cris Cyborg her first loss in over a decade on Saturday, becoming the first female two-division champion in UFC history.

Two new champs crowned at UFC 232

Ariel Helwani and Chael Sonnen recap Jon Jones' win vs. Alexander Gustafsson and Amanda Nunes knocking out Cris Cyborg on Saturday.


UFC 232

Jones stops Gustafsson to regain light heavyweight belt

Jon Jones unloads big punches on the ground on Alexander Gustafsson, causing the ref to stop the fight in the third round at UFC 232.


Nunes knocks out Cyborg to become double champion

Amanda Nunes moves up to featherweight and knocks out Cris Cyborg in 51 seconds to become the UFC's first women's two-division champion.


Jones: 'I'm going to beat' Cormier a third time

Jon Jones welcomes Daniel Cormier to challenge him a third time if he wants to prove he is light heavyweight champion.


Nunes: 'I proved it, I'm the best once again'

Amanda Nunes breaks down her fight with Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 and how she trained to handle the pressure of the moment.


UFC 232 undercard

Michael Chiesa submits Carlos Condit in UFC welterweight debut

Before UFC 232's main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it all went down.

Hall catches Penn with heel hook

Ryan Hall dives for a heel hook that forces BJ Penn to tap out. It's the first time Penn has lost via submission in his career dating back to 2001.


dominick cruz

Cruz expects to be sidelined for a year with shoulder injury

Former two-time UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is expected to be away from the Octagon for approximately a year because of two torn ligaments in his right shoulder that require surgery.

Cruz reveals he tore ligaments in his shoulder

Dominick Cruz joins Ariel Helwani to announce the shoulder injury he sustained from training.


Vitor Belfort coming out of retirement

Vitor Belfort joined Ariel Helwani to announce his return to MMA and reveals he is currently a free agent.


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Iaquinta edges Lee, calls out McGregor, Ferguson

Al Iaquinta used a strong finish Saturday to get his second win over Kevin Lee, then claimed Conor McGregor will have to go through him if he wants another title shot.

Iaquinta wins rematch vs. Lee via unanimous decision

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta's rematch vs. Kevin Lee goes the distance and Iaquinta wins by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Milwaukee.



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