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Cody Garbrandt and son kicked off flight for violating mask mandate
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Cody Garbrandt and son kicked off flight for violating mask mandate

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and his 2-year-old son were kicked off a flight with Southwest Airlines earlier this week after failing to follow the airline’s mandatory mask mandate. “Kicking a [2-year-old] off a plane ride but your captains aren’t wearing their masks, while we all are full capacity sharing the same air,” Garbrandt wrote on social media. “What a joke.” “F*ck @southwestair got kicked off because my 2 year old son wouldn’t put his mask over his face,” Garbrandt said in a second Instagram post. “This coward flight attendant hid his bitch ass in the bathroom.”   View this post on Instagram  A post shared by Cody Garbrandt (@cody_nolove) Southwest Airlines has messaging on their website which details the mandatory mask policy in response to the corona...
UFC 259 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream
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UFC 259 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC 259 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya will collide in a light heavyweight title clash. UFC  259’s co-main event will see a women’s featherweight title clash between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. Bantamweight action will also be featured on the main card as division champion Petr Yan shares the Octagon with Aljamain Sterling.  The fighters from both the main and co-main events are expected to attend the post-fight press conference barring any hospital visits. Of course anyone else on the card who has a breakout performance could also attend the presser. MMA News will be providing live coverage of the UFC 259 card. Be sure to check back here for the post-fight presser with a tentative start...
UFC 259: Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling live results, play by play, discussion
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UFC 259: Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling live results, play by play, discussion

Join us today (March 6th) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 259 goes down live at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Today’s monster show will be headlined by light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz against undefeated reigning middleweight champ Israel Adesanya. In the co-main event, two-division champion and all-time great Amanda Nunes takes on Megan Anderson for Nunes’ women’s featherweight title. First up on the championship tripleheader is men’s bantamweight champion Petr Yan in his first title defense versus longtime contender Aljamain Sterling. This post will cover Yan vs. Sterling. Every title fight will have its own play-by-play, ditto the two non-title main card fights, and the prelims obviously have their own play-by-play. This is an...
Claressa Shields makes more history with shutout of Marie-Eve Dicaire
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Claressa Shields makes more history with shutout of Marie-Eve Dicaire

(This story first appeared at BoxingJunkie.com.) Claressa Shields might want to compete exclusively in mixed martial arts if she cares about challenges. No one in boxing can touch her. Shields made previously unbeaten Marie-Eve Dicaire look as if she had no business in the ring with her, dominating almost every second of every round to win a shutout decision in a 10-round junior middleweight bout Friday in her hometown of Flint, Mich. In the process, the two-time Olympic champion also became the first fighter of either gender to become undisputed champion in two divisions in the four-belt era. Shields’ only disappointment was that she was unable to stop Dicaire, which can be attributed in part to the two-minute rounds forced upon women boxers and the Canadian’s reluctance to trade punch...
Claressa Shields pitches shutout to become two-division undisputed champion, expects to make PFL debut in June
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Claressa Shields pitches shutout to become two-division undisputed champion, expects to make PFL debut in June

No stranger to making history, Claressa Shields further separated herself from the pack with another title fight victory to open her 2021 campaign. Shields (11-0) pitched a shutout against Marie-Eve Diclaire (17-1) on Friday to claim a 10-round unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90) and become the undisputed world junior middleweight champion. She entered the contest as the WBC and WBO champion, and added Diclaire’s IBF title and a vacant WBA title to her collection with the victory. This is the second complete set of world title belts Shields has won after previously claiming middleweight supremacy and she becomes the first boxer in the four-belt era to earn undisputed status in two weight classes. Shields was also the first American boxer to win gold at two consecutive Olympic...
Midnight Mania! GOAT Amanda Nunes has been ‘dropping guys’ ahead of UFC 259 bout vs Megan Anderson
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Midnight Mania! GOAT Amanda Nunes has been ‘dropping guys’ ahead of UFC 259 bout vs Megan Anderson

Welcome to Midnight Mania! Few are envious of Megan Anderson less than 24 hours removed from her UFC 259 title shot vs. Amanda Nunes. It’s a great opportunity to be sure, but Nunes is a remarkable 10-1 favorite over the Australian, and “Lioness” doesn’t usually win via anything less than a punishing smackdown. Speaking with Jim Rome, UFC President Dana White explained that (stop me if you’ve heard this before) Nunes is looking better than ever and has been putting beatings on her male training partners. “She’s one of my all-time favorites,” White said (via MMAFighting). “She doesn’t care who she’s fighting, she’ll fight anybody. One of the sweetest people that you’ll ever meet, very, very easy to deal with, but once she steps inside the octagon, she’s an absolute savage. What’s scar...
UFC 259: ‘Błachowicz vs. Adesanya’ Live Results and Highlights
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UFC 259: ‘Błachowicz vs. Adesanya’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 259 event, a fifteen-bout fight card headlined by Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya. The UFC’s reigning middleweight kingpin, Adesanya (20-0 MMA), will be moving up a weight class to challenge Blachowicz this evening. ‘Stylebender’ is coming off a second round TKO victory over the previously undefeated Paulo Costa in his most recent effort at UFC 253. Meanwhile, Jan Blachowicz (27-8 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC 259 headliner in hopes of earning his first career title defense. The Polish standout captured the promotions vacant light heavyweight title this past September, scoring a second round TKO victory over Dominick Reyes. That win marked Blachowicz’s fourth in a row, as he had previously defeated Core...
UFC 259 Embedded Vlog Series Episode 6
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UFC 259 Embedded Vlog Series Episode 6

Las Vegas – FightBook MMA has your UFC 259 Embedded Vlogs Series: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya. And you can watch Episode #6 in the video above. In this episode, athletes attend the press conference on Thursday. The next morning, they make weight and face off setting up the champ-stacked UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya. UFC 259 Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya will take place Saturday, March 6 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish. Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, as well as being simulcast in both languages on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Early prelims will be available on UFC Fi...