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Dan Hardy Reveals His Insane Khabib/McGregor Prediction

Dan Hardy joined Luke Thomas on a recent edition of The MMA Hour and gave his prediction for the UFC 229 main-event pairing of Khabib and McGregor. Everyone seems to have their opinion about how this fight is going to play out. As one of the most interesting stylistic clashes of the modern era, the pairing of Nurmagomedov and McGregor …

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Ethan Ampadu Signs Five-Year Contract With Chelsea

Wales international Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Ampadu, who signed from Exeter in 2017 with the fee agreed by tribunal, has impressed since moving to Stamford Bridge. “I’m really proud and happy, I’m looking forward to the next five years,” said the 18-year-old, who can play in defence …

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McGregor Takes Apparent Dig At UFC With Press Conference Challenge

Conor McGregor has taken what we can only assume to be a light dig at the UFC ahead of his press conference meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov tomorrow. Following the news that the Khabib/McGregor press conference will be closed to the public, the famously rebellious Conor McGregor took to his official Twitter to state the opposite. The press conference will be open …

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Jimenez Goal Continues Winless Burnley’s Woes

Raul Jimenez scored the only goal of the game as newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 1-0 win at home to Burnley on Sunday. Victory lifted Wolves into the top half of the table but this result left Burnley still searching for their first league win of the campaign as they equalled …

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened his account for Juventus, scoring his first competitive goal since sealing a move from Real Madrid over the summer. It might not have been the prettiest goal he’ll ever score in his life, but boy, it must feel good for the Portuguese forward to finally get off the mark. His Juve side hosted Sassuolo in the …

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Canelo Alvarez Open To Third Showdown With Golovkin

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is eyeing a trilogy with Gennady Golovkin after ending the middleweight champion’s unbeaten reign here Saturday. Mexican star Alvarez produced a performance of guts and resilience to inflict the first defeat of Golovkin’s career with a majority decision at the T-Mobile Arena. The win wiped away months of simmering acrimony which stemmed from Alvarez’s failed drugs test …

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Watch: David Lemieux Crumples Spike O’Sullivan In One Round

It didn’t long for the former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux to get his man out of there as he TKO’d Spike O’Sullivan in round one. Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way and to be honest, it was a tough night at the office for Cork’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. Facing fearsome puncher David Lemieux, O’Sullivan was pressured from the …

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Canelo Alvarez Hands GGG His First Loss In Pulsating Rematch

Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch.  Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after they had fought to a controversial draw at the same venue. …

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