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Boston Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla chooses sides, heads to UFC 292 to back defending champ

Joe Mazzulla is headed home.

The Boston Celtics head coach will be returning to TD Garden this Sat. night (Aug. 19, 2023) in “Beantown” to root for defending strawwieght champion Zhang Weili. “Magnum” defends her 115-pound title against rough-and-tumble Brazilian bruiser Amanda Lemos.

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MASSIVE MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Sydney, Australia, for the first time in five years on Sat., Sept. 9, 2023, with a 185-pound world title fight inside Qudos Bank Arena. In the ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight roost-ruler, Israel Adesanya, plans to silence No. 5-seeded contender, Sean Strickland. In UFC 293’s hard-hitting Heavyweight co-main event, No-6-ranked fan favorite, Tai Tuivasa, locks horns with towering Russian, Alexander Volkov (No. 8).

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“He said yes,” Weili told Boston Globe. “At first he said no … because he was conflicted with something on his schedule but his schedule has changed, so now he can come this Saturday.”

Weili met Mazzulla during jiu jitsu practice last month at the promotion’s Performance Institute in Las Vegas, extending an invitation to the former collegiate cager. If Lemos really wants to play mind games, she’ll get Darvin Ham to come root for her in Boston. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 292 fight card right RIGHT HERE, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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