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For Curtis Blaydes, style points matter in slow-moving UFC heavyweight division

Blaydes will have to wow observers against Derrick Lewis for his next fight to be relevant to the title picture.

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WINNING THE BATTLE OF WITS

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'THE NOTORIOUS' RETURNS

UFC 257: JAN. 23 ON ESPN+ PPV

Did the UFC make the right fight for McGregor with Poirier?

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UFC real or not: If Conor gets past Poirier, is Khabib next?

Will the UFC finally get its long-awaited Conor-Khabib rematch if McGregor beats Poirier? Our panel weighs in.

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    Contender Series: JP Buys joins his wife on the UFC roster as one of four fighters to earn a contract

    JP Buys joins his wife, Cheyanne, in the UFC after earning a submission win in the Contender Series season finale.

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      ON THE RISE

      Ranking the top 25 MMA fighters under 25: Crute, Shahbazyan vie for No. 1

      Some of the top MMA fighters in the world are up-and-coming prospects. ESPN's expert panel ranks the best of the best.

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      Crute: #1 under-25 ranking brings respect, but no big ego

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