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Ngannou KOs Velasquez in just 26 seconds

Cain Velasquez's highly anticipated return proved to be short-lived, as Francis Ngannou knocked out the former two-time heavyweight champion in just 26 seconds Sunday at UFC Fight Night in Phoenix.

Ngannou's power too much for Velasquez

Francis Ngannou lands a quick combo to the head of Cain Velasquez before the former champ's knee gives out early in Round 1.

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Velasquez classy in defeat to Ngannou

Cain Velasquez shows Francis Ngannou some love after losing and apologizes to the fans in Arizona afterwards.

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

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

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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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Turner knocks out Potter in 1st round

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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.

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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.

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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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