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UFC 252

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) on Sat., Aug. 15, 2020, with a historic Heavyweight championship trilogy match between reigning and defending division kingpin, Stipe Miocic, and former “champ-champ,” Daniel Cormier, leading the charge. Indeed, Cormier — then-Light Heavyweight champion — shocked the mixed martial arts (MMA) world when he stopped Miocic at UFC 226 back in 2018 to secure his second, simultaneous two-division belt. But Miocic evened the score just one year later at UFC 249, stopping “D.C.” via fourth round technical knockout. That sets tonight’s stage for an epic showdown between two of the best Heavyweight fighters of all time — G.O.A.T. status is on the line! In UFC 252’s co-headliner, which will emanate from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bantamweight superstar-in-the-making, Sean O’Malley, will attempt to crack into the 135-pound Top 10 rankings at the expense of 14-fight Octagon veteran, Marlon Vera. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 252 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Sin City" right here before, during and well after the live show concludes.

Sorry Merab, But ‘Chito’ Rematch Will ‘Make The Most Money’

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley wants to defend his 135-pound title against longtime nemesis Marlon Vera because "Chito" will draw more money than No. 2-ranked contender Merab Dvalishvili.

O’Malley Took A Dive To Set Up ‘Chito’ Rematch

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley claims he threw his first fight against Marlon Vera to set up a blockbuster rematch at UFC 296 in December.

Rematch! ‘There’s No Way They Don’t Do It’

Marlon "Chito" Vera is ready to get his first shot at UFC gold.

‘Me Versus Chito For The Belt Is Massive’

Sean O’Malley is hoping Marlon Vera beats Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 69 and sets up a "massive" bantamweight title fight rematch.

‘Chito’ Says ‘Suga’ Is Ducking A Rematch

Marlon Vera revealed on Twitter that UFC had offered Sean O’Malley a rematch, but ‘Suga’ turned it down.

Watch Stipe Close Out Cormier Trilogy In Style

Before Stipe Miocic puts his title on the line against Francis Ngannou for the second time, let’s take a look back at his dominant performance over Daniel Cormier in their trilogy bout that finally put an end to their long, drawn-out rivalry.

Undefeated O’Malley Won’t Rematch Vera

Undefeated UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley believes a rematch against Marlon Vera would be a step backwards because they competes on different levels.

Cormier: Bad Back Ended Me Before Miocic Did

Former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier suggests a bad back may have been the real killer of his MMA career despite consecutive losses to Stipe Miocic.

Cormier Secretly Had COVID-19 Prior To UFC 252

Daniel Cormier reveals he tested positive for coronavirus prior to his UFC 252 headliner against Stipe Miocic but was able to get it treated in time to compete.

‘D.C.’ Explains Why He Didn’t Retire Inside The Octagon

Daniel Cormier explains that the reason he opted to not retire inside the Octagon after UFC 252 was to avoid stealing Stipe Miocic’s thunder for winning the championship fight.

Cormier Avoids Surgery For Torn Cornea

Daniel Cormier eye injury won’t require surgery following his loss to heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 252 earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Till Wants O’Whiny To Man Up, Take The ‘L’

Darren Till wants Sean O’Malley to stop complaining about his UFC 252 loss to bantamweight veteran Marlon Vera and instead take the loss and learn from it.

Miocic Shuts Down Franboys — ‘I’m Gonna Win’

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic expects to defeat Francis Ngannou for the second time when they collide for the 265-pound strap later this year.

‘Sugar’ Rips ‘Slow’ Askren For UFC 252 Comments

Sean O’Malley fires back at Ben Askren for comments made about his TKO loss to Marlon Vera earlier this month at UFC 252.

Midnight Mania! Vera: O’Malley Talks Wild, But Forgot His Balls

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Sugar: I’ll Be UFC Champ One Day, Vera Will Always Be A Journeyman

Sean O’Malley fired back at Marlon Vera after "Chito" knocked him out at UFC 252 shortly after suffering an injury by saying that when it’s all said and done, "Chito" is going to be nothing more than a journeyman while he will be a world champion. 

Vera: F*ck O’Malley, He Quit!

Marlon Vera doesn’t want to here any injury excuses coming from Sean O’Malley because "Chito" believes "Suga" quit at UFC 252 ... and his x-ray results prove that.

Fight Motion! Watch Miocic-Cormier Battle Via Ghost Cam

UFC 252 "Fight Motion" video for the "Miocic vs Cormier 3" pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Sat. night (Aug. 15 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cormier, O’Malley Lead UFC 252 Medical Suspensions

Full list of UFC 252 medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the "Miocic vs Cormier 3" event Sat. night (Aug. 15, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Rankings! Vera Boots O’Malley From Top 15

Latest UFC rankings update following the UFC 252 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Aug. 15, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

O’Malley’s Coach Fires Back At ‘Funky’

Sean O’Malley’s coach didn’t take too kindly to Ben Askren saying "Suga" showed weakness by letting medics take him to the back on a stretcher, revealing that everything isn’t always as it seems to the naked eye.

Retirement A ‘Huge Waste’ For ‘Excellent’ Dos Santos

Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will not consider retirement despite three straight knockout losses in UFC competition.

Askren: O’Malley Needs To ‘Grow Up’ After Getting His ‘Ass Kicked’

Retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren wants bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley to grow up after getting his ass kicked by Marlon Vera at UFC 252.

O’Malley X-Rays Come Back Negative

Sean O’Malley injury update: X-rays for "Sugar" came back negative in the wake of his Marlon Vera loss at UFC 252 but an MRI is still pending.

Cormier Issues Statement Following Loss, Subsequent Retirement

Daniel Cormier issued a statement a few days removed from his loss to Stipe Miocic and subsequent retirement at UFC 252 last Sat. night (Aug., 15, 2020) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

‘Bigi Boy’ Warns Ngannou: ‘I’m Right Around The Corner’

UFC heavyweight power puncher Jairzinho Rozenstruik warns top contender Francis Ngannou that he’s right around the corner after another knockout victory.

Legless Cejudo Trashes ‘Chump’ O’Malley

Retired champion Henry Cejudo trashes bantamweight prospect "Sugar" Sean O’Malley for losing to Marlon Vera at UFC 252 last weekend in Las Vegas.

Miocic Opens As Underdog Against Ngannou, Jones

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic opened as the betting underdog against top contender Francis Ngannou as well as light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

That’s A Wrap!

UFC 252 results, recap, and link wrap up for the "Miocic vs. Cormier 3" pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Aug. 15, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Legend Retires, A Rising Star Fades ...

UFC 252 results: A living legend and former champion, Daniel Cormier, doesn’t get his fairy-tale ending, while an up-and-coming star, Sean O’Malley, gets shot down and loses some of his glimmer at UFC 252.

Doctors Weigh In On O’Malley’s Fight Ending UFC 252 Leg Injury

What caused Sean O’Malley’s leg to give out from under him during his UFC 252 fight against Marlon Vera? Two doctors give their armchair opinions.

Matches To Make After UFC 252

UFC 252 results: It’s time to see what could be on the horizon for all of the main card winners from last night’s (Sat., Aug. 15, 2020) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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