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‘ … Multiple generations within a single household watched the film together and felt very connected to the story.’

Director Bao Nguyen talks about the reaction to ESPN's premiere of "Be Water," his Bruce Lee 30 for 30 documentary…

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Feel Good Friday: Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto

We can all use some feel-goods these days; Front Row will bring you all the feels, every Friday, through the…

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Even Working From Home, ESPN+’s Ariel & The Bad Guy Producers Maintain “Dogged” Pursuit Of Quality

Two team members credit communication for overcoming remote production obstacles - like barking cameos.

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3 Things To Know About ESPN’s Cover Story: UFC’s Israel Adesanya

ESPN.com's Dotun Akintoye profiles "The Last Stylebender," who is "the most exciting person we could be writing and thinking about…

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Journalism Showcase: ESPN Blankets Las Vegas For UFC 246: McGregor vs. “Cowboy”

ESPN's MMA Insider talks about his interview with UFC star Conor McGregor, who battles Cowboy Cerrone tomorrow on ESPN+ PPV.

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The Power Of Live

ESPN EVP Burke Magnus writes: "Live events bring us scale that . . . makes ESPN a 'reach machine' that…

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What’s In Store For ESPN And UFC In 2020?

Dan Riccio, ESPN's associate manager of programming, reflects on that question and more ahead of UFC 245 on Saturday.

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How Did Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” Actress Gina Carano Learn That She Was First In Line For The Role Of Cara Dune?

Reporter Chris Connelly explains how the ESPN interview with Gina Carano came about, thanks in part to ESPN MMA producer…

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Journalism Showcase: Okamoto Explores Masvidal’s Miami Roots as ESPN+ PPV of UFC 244 Brings Him to the Brink of Being “The Baddest”

ESPN's MMA Insider explains his storytelling approach to this profile of the one-time backyard brawler taking on Nate Diaz on…

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ESPN’s Hispanic Heritage Month Vignettes Include Story of Caín Velásquez’s Unconventional Move to Lucha Libre

For Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), ESPN and ESPN Deportes will showcase a series of features highlighting Latino athletes…

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ESPN’s Helwani Delivers In Debut for E:60 With Definitive Daniel Cormier Feature

“I’m a longtime fan of E:60 and I thought his story was perfect for it.”

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On ESPN+ and ESPN2: Professional Fighters League Brings MMA Action To Thursday Nights

Playoffs? Yeah, we're talkin' playoffs and a $1M payday to division winners - some of the things that make Professional…

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E:60 Reporter Tisha Thompson Says Being A Parent Helped Her Connect With UFC’s Michelle Waterson and Her Daughter

Thompson: "That’s what I love about this story - it flips so many stereotypes."

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Fan Frenzy: ESPN Employees Attend, Reflect On UFC Fight Night On ESPN+

" . . . As a superfan of the sport, it made me swell with pride that it’s now on…

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“. . .For Longtime Fans Of The Sport, It’s Actually Quite Surreal . . . “

MMA reporter Ariel Helwani explains why he thinks UFC being showcased on ESPN's platforms benefits fans.

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