Thursday, July 2, 2020

INVICTA FC 40 preview

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Top Rank- Pedraza vs. LesPierre, take two preview

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UFC’s coronavirus testing explained

Armchair's Drew Zuhosky explains the UFC's expanded coronavirus testing ahead of the July cards on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi: #UFC #MMA #TakeASeat

Top Rank- Saucedo vs. Fredrickson preview

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UFC on ESPN 12 review

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TITAN FC 61 review

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Jon Jones readies for lengthy hiatus

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Top Rank- Berchelt vs. Valenzuela preview

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UFC on ESPN 12 preview

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UFC increases COVID-19 testing for Fight Island shows

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