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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, June 2: Gilbert Burns shoots up charts

When you earn the biggest win of your career, big things tend to follow. And that’s the case with Gilbert Burns. Burns put on an impressive performance this past Saturday in the UFC on ESPN 9 headliner as he dominated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for five rounds to...

MMA Junkie’s ‘Submission of the Month’ for May: An ankle lock out of nowhere

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best submissions from May 2020: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Submission of the Month” award for May. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Valentina Shevchenko praises ‘my inspiration’ Antonina after sister’s defeat at UFC on ESPN 9

Fighting behind closed doors presents many challenges for fighters, but as well as dealing with an empty crowd, Antonina Shevchenko also had an absentee from her corner at UFC on ESPN 9. Reigning UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is a regular presence in her sister’s corner for her...

Brandon Royval wants to quit his day job despite disappointment at UFC on ESPN 9

LAS VEGAS – Brandon Royval beat Tim Elliott with a second-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas. Take a look inside the fight with Royval, a former LFA flyweight champion who won for the third straight time in his promotional debut....

Gabriel Green very familiar with UFC on ESPN 9 opponent Daniel Rodriguez, reveals past booking

Gabriel Green will be making his UFC debut on Saturday, but five days ago, he wasn’t even on the roster. At UFC on ESPN 9, Green (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make the walk to the promotion’s cage for the first time, when he takes on UFC sophomore Daniel...

Roosevelt Roberts promises ‘fight to the death’ with Brok Weaver at UFC on ESPN 9

Friday’s most spirited staredown was no accident. While masks covered the faces of lightweights Roosevelt Roberts and Brok Weaver at Friday’s UFC on ESPN 9 fighter faceoffs, the two were audibly bickering while standing nose-to-nose. Friday’s most spirited staredown was no accident: “Roosevelt Roberts (@RoseveltRoberts) promises ‘fight to the...

Antonina Shevchenko: There’s no value in comparing my fight vs. Katlyn Chookagian to Valentina’s

nt" Antonina Shevchenko doesn’t find value in comparing herself to her sister. UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defeated Katlyn Chookagian by third-round TKO at UFC 247 in February. Saturday, Antonina will face Chookagian (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) three months after her sister’s victory. Despite helping her title-bearing sister...

Brok Weaver looking for redemption at UFC on ESPN 9 after DQ ended UFC debut

Brok Weaver feels he still has something to prove to UFC fans. The lightweight fighter made his UFC debut back in February at UFC on ESPN+ 25 but unfortunately took an illegal knee and was knocked out by Rodrigo Vargas while still a downed opponent. Weaver (15-4 MMA, 1-0...

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