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UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Velasquez Cheat Sheet

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will look to return to title contention with a tough fight against Francis Ngannou on Sunday. Who has the edge?

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The time is right for Cain Velasquez to return

Cain Velasquez is arguably the best heavyweight fighter in UFC history. After more than two years away from the cage, he explains why he decided to come back and continue competing.

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Cain Velasquez's journey back to the Octagon

Relive Cain Velasquez's journey back to the ring as he prepares to face off against Francis Ngannou.



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Velasquez expecting a 'war' against Ngannou

Cain Velasquez details how he'll collect his thoughts leading up to his first UFC fight in two and a half years.


Ngannou relaxed and confident ahead of Velasquez fight

Francis Ngannou thinks back to how he felt before facing Stipe Miocic and compares those emotions to what he's feeling ahead of his bout with Cain Velasquez.


Felder ready to put on a show

Paul Felder says his fighting style is a reason the UFC trusted him to fight the co-main event on the first televised ESPN card.



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Mitrione-Kharitonov ends in no contest


Douma holds on for submission after getting slammed


Vanderford wins by submission in Bellator debut



Velasquez on UFC Fight Night: Phoenix: 'This card makes sense'


Francis Ngannou

Ngannou: I discovered Cain Velasquez on YouTube


Francis Ngannou's greatest hits


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In debut, Gracie can show UFC success runs in family

The name of the game for Kron Gracie is simply being the best fighter, but when he enters the Octagon for the first time on Sunday in Phoenix, he'll be carrying with him a historic family legacy.

Gracie looking to continue family's UFC legacy



Spend a day with Aljamain Sterling


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Helwani: McGregor itching to fight again



Conor McGregor's next opponent should be ...

Conor McGregor has been rumored to fight next against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Anderson Silva, Max Holloway, Nate Diaz and more. Who should get the shot?

Should Adesanya jump the line for a title shot?

Dominick Cruz wants to see Israel Adesanya fight someone like Jacare Souza or Yoel Romero before getting a title shot.


What's next for Adesanya, Silva and other UFC 234 fighters?

Israel Adesanya stepped into the main event of UFC 234 and defeated the legendary Anderson Silva. What's next for these middleweight standouts?

UFC 234

Helwani: UFC is 'taking care' of Gastelum


White: Whittaker's condition could've been 'fatal'

In response to Robert Whittaker's injury, UFC president Dana White says the UFC's doctor have "never seen this type of injury in a young person."


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Smith doesn't waste time with TKO of Ma


Turner knocks out Potter in 1st round


Anderson Silva

How Anderson Silva's gruesome injury changed his life for the better

Anderson Silva had one of the worst injuries in MMA history when he broke his leg while fighting for the UFC's middleweight championship. Now, five years later, he details how that night changed his life in both negative and positive ways.

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Anderson Silva's road to recovery

Anderson Silva sits down with Stephania Bell to discuss his comeback from a devastating leg injury to face Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in Melbourne.


Silva's best moments as a fighter

Check out Anderson Silva's biggest moments as a fighter in UFC as he prepares to take on Israel Adesanya in Australia.


Israel Adesanya

UFC Africa 'already in the works' - Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya may adorn himself in the New Zealand flag in victory, but Nigeria retains a special place in his heart as he continues the push to take a fight "home" to Africa.

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Adesanya doing everything right on path to a title shot

Chael Sonnen breaks down what he likes from Israel Adesanya's game that makes him a fighter to watch in 2019.


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Okamoto: 'Israel Adesanya is the future of the sport'


Terry Brazier

Meet the ex-paratrooper now taking on MMA and PTSD: 'It's the injury no one can see'

On Saturday, Terry Brazier will make his Bellator MMA debut, but he is not remotely scared. Not after coping with an alcoholic father, a harrowing tour of duty in Afghanistan and living day-to-day with PTSD.

'From soldier to MMA champion, the Terry Brazier story'

This is the story of Terry Brazier, the ex-paratrooper who lives with PTSD and is thriving as an MMA fighter.


Daniel Cormier

Helwani predicts Cormier's next UFC fight



The best of Cain Velasquez


marlon moraes

Moraes on new contract: 'It's time to get what I deserve'


MMA 101: A crash course

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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Bisping: Moraes looked 'absolutely sensational' in win


Moraes calls out Dillashaw after win


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Jose Aldo celebrates in crowd after impressive knockout of Renato Moicano

Before UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza's main event between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it all went down.

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Jose Aldo dominates Renato Moicano via TKO, celebrates in the crowd


Johnny Walker takes down Justin Ledet in 15 seconds


Charles Oliveira wins after having eye poked


Markus Perez submits Anthony Hernandez via arm triangle


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