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Kamaru Usman: UFC champ Tyron Woodley giving me chance Georges St-Pierre 'robbed him of'

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Kamaru Usman may have exchanged some foul words with Tyron Woodley ahead of their welterweight championship bout at UFC 235, but the challenger does …read more

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Thiago Santos believes busy schedule in 2019 can lead to UFC title shot, but won’t overthink it

Anthony Smith’s fast — and impressive — rise in 2018 led him to a title shot against Jon Jones at UFC 235, but he’s not the only middleweight making waves …read more

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UFC Prague betting odds: Jan Blachowicz & Thiago Santos sport the same line

Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Prague card, where Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos can be found with identical moneylines in the main event. The UFC Prague card …read more

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Video! Diaz Releases Training Montage Filmed Before UFC 230’s Fallout

For those of you who thought Nate Diaz wasn’t going to fight at UFC 230, think again.
Prior to seeing his co-main event tilt with lightweight contender Dustin Poirier cancelled following …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Jessica Andrade (in studio), Freddie Roach

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with Jessica Andrade and Freddie Roach.
Andrade, a UFC strawweight contender, will challenge champion Rose Namajunas for the title …read more

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Stephen Thompson Previews Anthony Pettis Matchup & Reacts To GSP’s Retirement

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will be the first to tell you, Anthony Pettis wasn’t an opponent he had in mind for his next fight. While many fans have voiced their displeasure …read more

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Posted on February 23, 2019, 1:16 am By
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Jared Cannonier vows not to show Anderson Silva respect at UFC 237

Fresh off a successful octagon debut at middleweight, Jared Cannonier is facing the biggest name of his career when he takes on Anderson Silva at UFC 237.
Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-5 …read more

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Jones Could Fight Three More Times After UFC 235 - ‘Whoever Comes, I’ll Be Ready’

With a lot of time to make up, and a UFC light heavyweight title wrapped around his waist, champion Jon Jones will look to remain as active as possible in …read more

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Posted on February 23, 2019, 12:16 am By
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UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos staff predictions

Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos. The Bloody Elbow team has made its predictions for Saturday’s UFC Prague event, and …read more

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UFC Prague predictions

Next week, Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight championship against Anthony Smith, but Saturday’s show in Prague could determine who is next to challenge for that title.
Though UFC Prague is …read more

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Watch video of Nate Diaz training for Dustin Poirier before fight got canceled

The return of Nate Diaz to the octagon almost happened late last year after he was booked to fight Dustin Poirier in what would’ve been one hell of a firefight …read more

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Yan Lives Up To His Nickname

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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UFC Prague weigh-in results: Two fighters miss weight

Diego Ferreira was one of two fighters to come in overweight for UFC Prague. The good news for UFC Prague is that headliners Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos made weight, …read more

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Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham fight card preview

Here’s the rundown of Saturday’s Bellator 217 main card, including James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham in the Dublin main event. Bellator 217 kicks off this Saturday from the 3Arena in …read more

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Bellator Europe’s Dave Green ‘very confident’ Bellator 217 will sell out Dublin’s 3 Arena

DUBLIN — Head of Bellator Europe Dave Green predicted a sold out 3 Arena for Saturday’s Bellator 217 card, highlighted his confidence in going head-to-head with UFC Prague and confirmed …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down Blachowicz!

Polish kickboxer, Jan Blachowicz, will throw down opposite Brazilian powerhouse, Thiago Santos, this Saturday (Feb. 23, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 145 from inside 02 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
Blachowicz’s …read more

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Khalid Murtazaliev, who stopped C.B. Dollaway in UFC debut, suspended two years for steroids

Khalid Murtazaliev, who stopped C.B. Dollaway violently in his UFC debut, has tested positive for steroids, UFC anti-doping partner USADA announced Friday.
Murtazaliev, a Russia native, tested positive for drostanolone, an …read more

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Drug tested twice weekly, Jon Jones comfortable with extra pre-UFC 235 scrutiny

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones estimates he’s being drug tested twice weekly in advance of a title defense opposite Anthony Smith at UFC 235.
It’s all part of clearing his …read more

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Jon Jones Sees Anthony Smith As ‘Worthy Opponent’ For UFC 235

Jon Jones isn’t doubting Anthony Smith’s worthiness as a title challenger. On March 2, Jones will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight gold against Smith. The bout will …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Jon Jones says ‘my goal is to be active’ following UFC 235

UFC 232 closed out 2018 as the final UFC event of the year. Returning in the headliner was one of the sports all time greats in former light heavyweight champion, …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Blachowicz Is Calling His Shot

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Daily Debate: What's the one Georges St-Pierre fight you most wanted to see before he retired?

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Georges St-Pierre officially announced his retirement Thursday in Montreal.
“Rush” will go down as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history and is a …read more

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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem Headlines UFC’s Return to Russia on April 20

A heavyweight showdown between Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem has been booked as the main event for the UFC’s return to Russia on April 20.
The card will take place in …read more

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Bellator Inks ‘Pitbull’ Bros To New Long-Term Deals

Bellator 217: “Gallagher vs. Graham” is just around the corner (Sat., February 23, 2019), but before that upcoming craic in Dublin, Ireland, there’s some new Bellator MMA news to share.
Bellator …read more

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Owen Roddy protege Ryan Curtis understands UFC’s downsizing of flyweight division

DUBLIN — Owen Roddy protege Ryan Curtis discussed his upcoming Bellator debut, how the UFC’s downsizing of the flyweight division has changed his outlook, why he understands what the UFC …read more

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Patricky Freire predicts Patricio KOs Chandler before round 4

Bellator MMA lightweight contender Patricky Freire discussed his recent win over Ryan Scope, as well as his brother’s champ vs. champ fight with Michael Chandler. Bellator MMA lightweight contender Patricky …read more

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Undefeated Prospect Mackenzie Dern Announces Pregnancy

Not all mixed martial arts news is bad news, as this morning Mackenzie Dern gave everyone something to smile about, posting that she will be having a baby with her …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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James DeGale, Chris Eubank Jr. Make Weight for 168-Pound Clash on Showtime

Former world champion James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr. both made weight on Friday, clearing the final hurdle toward their super middleweight encounter. The two will collide in the main …read more

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USADA: Khalid Murtazaliev Suspended Two Years Following Positive Drug Tests

After allegedly failing multiple out-of-competition drug tests, Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Khalid Murtazaliev has been issued a two-year suspension dating back to Oct. 3. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Anthony Dirrell, Avni Yildirim On Point for WBC Super Middleweight Championship

It’s been nearly four years since Anthony Dirrell has held a world championship and he hopes to regain that prestige. Standing in his way is Avni Yildirim, who will take …read more

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Sexton, Arsanaliev Advance to Lightweight GP Semifinals at One Championship: Call to Greatness

One Championship: Call To Greatness went down on Friday, Feb. 22 in One Championship’s birthplace, Singapore. …read more

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Thiago Santos prepared for the challenge of Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night

Thiago Santos is excited for his second UFC main-event appearance and feels he’s prepared for Jan Blachowicz no matter where the fight ends up in the Octagon. …read more

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Aussie & Fancy Breakdown: Prague Edition

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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UFC champ Jon Jones wants three or four fights in 2019: 'Whoever comes, I'll be ready'

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Jon Jones still has designs on a busy 2019 as he attempts to “make up for lost time” in …read more

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Predictions! Breaking Down Blachowicz-Santos, Struve-De Lima

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) storms the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, this Saturday (Feb. 23, 2019) by way of the UFC Fight Night 145 mixed martial arts (MMA) event …read more

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Jan Blachowicz eager to test ‘explosive’ Thiago Santos at UFC Prague: ‘I want to feel his power’ 

Thiago Santos has marched to sixth place in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings following two striking stoppages of Eryk Anders and Jimi Manuwa, but his UFC Prague main event dance …read more

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Volkov vs. Overeem headlines UFC Russia on April 20th

Heavyweights will be the centerpiece for the UFC’s return to Russia this April. Having finally made its debut in Russia last year, the UFC’s second appearance in that country now …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Gallagher is back, happy to fight at home in Ireland

If you thought suffering his first professional loss was going to hold James Gallagher back, then think again. The brash young Irishman is returning to action, headlining Bellator 217 Saturday …read more

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Sexton, Arsanaliev Advance to Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinals at One Championship: Call to Greatness

One Championship: Call To Greatness went down on Friday, Feb. 22 in One Championship’s birthplace, Singapore. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 3 staff predictions: 'Marreta' Santos or Blachowicz in 205 showdown in Prague?

Blachowicz
vs.
Santos
De Lima
vs.
Struve
Oleksiejczuk
vs.
Villante
Carmouche
vs.
Pudilova
Dodson
vs.
Yan
Ankalaev
vs.
Farias
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2019: 30-10

Santos
(72%)

Struve
(58%)

Oleksiejczuk
(57%)

Carmouche
(70%)

Yan
(70%)

Ankalaev
(72%)
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2019: 30-10

Blachowicz

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Brian Garcia@thegoze2019: 30-102017 Champion

Blachowicz

Struve

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Farias
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2019: 30-10

Santos

De Lima

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Matt Erickson@MMAjunkieMatt2019: 29-11

Santos

De Lima

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Farias
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2019: 29-112016 Champion

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2019: 28-12

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2019: 28-122014 Champion

Santos

De Lima

Villante

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2019: 27-13

Santos

De Lima

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
Simon Samano@SJSamano2019: 26-14

Santos

Struve

Oleksiejczuk

Carmouche

Yan

Ankalaev
John …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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John Kavanagh Responds To Question Of Conor McGregor’s Next Opponent

One of the more pressing questions within the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is who Conor McGregor’s next opponent will be. “The Notorious” has been linked to chatter of an …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:46 pm By
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Shut Up, Moron

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, recently dropped down to the 125-pound weight class in an attempt to become the promotion’s latest “champ-champ” by taking out reigning flyweight …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC Prague: 9 reasons to watch Czech debut with key Blachowicz-Santos slugfest

The UFC breaks new ground Saturday when it brings UFC on ESPN+ 3 to Prague. The fight card marks the promotion’s first visit to the Czech Republic.
In the main event, …read more

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Former Bellator champion Zoila Frausto sees Combate 31 bout as ‘perfect opportunity’ for comeback

There was a time when Zoila Frausto was beating them all.
You have to take a step back, all the way to 2010 when Frausto (then known as Zoila Gurgel from …read more

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Level Change Podcast: GSP retires, Adesanya-Gastelum, UFC Prague picks

Episode 08: discussion on GSP’s retirement, Adesanya-Gastelum to be 21st interim title, LW title mess, UFC Prague preview, Fury’s mega deal and more. Welcome to the Level Change Podcast, our …read more

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Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja booked for UFC 236

The UFC has booked a flyweight fight between Wilson Reis and Alexandre Pantoja for UFC 236 in April. The UFC’s PPV event for April 13th is beginning to shape up, …read more

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Management Provides Health Update On Paul Felder

Paul Felder has been dealing with some health concerns over the past week. “The Irish Dragon” suffered a collapsed lung during his battle with James Vick last weekend (Sun. February …read more

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Dominick Cruz slams ‘weak-minded’ TJ Dillashaw for handling of Henry Cejudo loss

UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw did not agree with his stoppage loss to UFC flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. Ever since the loss, he’s been adamant that the referee intervened too …read more

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UFC's Khalid Murtazaliev accepts two-year USADA suspension for banned steroid

A pair of positive steroid tests have netted UFC middleweight Khalid Murtazaliev a two-year suspension.
The UFC’s drug testing administrator, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), today announced Murtazaliev (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Dominick Cruz Rips TJ Dillashaw For Complaining About Cejudo Fight Finish

Dominick Cruz was not a fan of the way TJ Dillashaw handled his defeat to Henry Cejudo at flyweight. Following his first-round TKO defeat to “The Messenger”, Dillashaw was very …read more

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Paul Felder out of surgery, hopeful for hospital release Saturday

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UFC lightweight Paul Felder could be released from the hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery to repair a …read more

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Statement On Khalid Murtazaliev

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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Watch: Sick 53-Second Leg Lock At ONE Championship 90

ONE Championship 90 took place earlier today (Fri. February 22, 2019) from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. On the card, Masakazu Imanari pulled off one of the sickest leg …read more

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UFC 234 PPV Estimates Released

News broke earlier this morning that veteran mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter, Dave Meltzer, was detained at McCarran International Airport on Friday after attempting to smuggle a bomb past TSA …read more

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RDA Goes Off On Twitter, Slams Conor McGregor Fan

Rafael dos Anjos just ripped a Conor McGregor fan to shreds on Twitter. The former UFC lightweight champion took to Twitter to voice his frustrations with the current tendencies of …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Ken Beverly not going to let Nate Jennerman breathe at LFA 61

Looking back on the three fights he had in 2018, featherweight prospect Ken Beverly feels he was picked to be a stepping stone for his opponents, but that’s fine with …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-in highlights: We're good to go in Prague

PRAGUE – UFC on ESPN+ 3 ceremonial weigh-ins took place today in the Czech Republic, paving the way for Saturday’s UFC debut in the country.
UFC on ESPN+ 3 takes place …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Prague: Main card preview

Get the scoop on the main card action of UFC Prague, featuring the scintillating Petr Yan looking to establish himself as a top ten bantamweight against former title challenger John …read more

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Dominick Cruz: ‘Weak-minded’ T.J. Dillashaw put on ‘sad display’ after Henry Cejudo loss

Dominick Cruz has never been one to hold back his opinion. And TJ. Dillashaw has been a frequent target of his for years.
Cruz, the former UFC bantamweight champion, blasted Dillashaw …read more

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Alexander Volkov-Alistair Overeem to Headline April UFC Event in St. Petersburg

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading back to Russia in 2019, taking a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, with an event headlined by Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Bellator 217 staff predictions: Who went rogue in our most lopsided picks ever?

Gallagher
vs.
Graham
Price
vs.
Queally
Crosbie
vs.
Olejniczak
Gustab
vs.
Smullen
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2019: 30-10

Gallagher
(72%)

Queally
(80%)

Crosbie
(84%)

Smullen
(79%)
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2019: 30-10

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Brian Garcia@thegoze2019: 30-102017 Champion

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2019: 30-10

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Matt Erickson@MMAjunkieMatt2019: 29-11

Gallagher

Price

Crosbie

Smullen
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2019: 29-112016 Champion

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2019: 28-12

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2019: 28-122014 Champion

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2019: 27-13

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Simon Samano@SJSamano2019: 26-14

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
John Morgan@MMAjunkieJohn2019: 26-14

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Ken Hathaway@kenshathaway2019: 25-152018 Champion

Gallagher

Queally

Crosbie

Smullen
Abbey …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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Anthony Joshua Explains How He’ll Beat Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua is the king of heavyweight boxing at the moment. However, there are two fights in particular that fans would like to see him take before truly cementing himself …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:46 pm By
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Ariel Sexton def. Amir Khan at ONE Championship 90: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Ariel Sexton’s submission win over Amir Khan at ONE Championship 90 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. (Photos courtesy of ONE Championship) …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Tyron Woodley: GSP Turned Down Fight Five Times

It is common knowledge that Tyron Woodley had long pursued a fight against Georges St-Pierre prior to St-Pierre’s retirement, but what might not known is that the fight was offered …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos -- how to watch, plus full analysis

How to watch UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Santos, which takes place on Saturday in Prague. The main card can be seen on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET, with prelims …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Blachowicz Cheat Sheet

Light heavyweight contenders Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz will look to get into title contention when they meet in a UFC Fight Night main event Saturday night in the Czech …read more

Source:: ESPN

Bellator 217: 5 reasons to watch James Gallagher's bounce-back fight in Dublin

Bellator is back in Dublin this week. If you’re interested in the goings-on at SBG Ireland, you’re in luck. The card is loaded with fighters from that gym, including James …read more

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Coach: Khabib’s fine for UFC 229 brawl was a ‘slap in the face’

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez heavily disagrees with the NSAC’s $500,000 fine on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently on a …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2864 with GSP analysis, Jared Cannonier, Mike Bohn

Stream or download Thursday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with Jared Cannonier and Mike Bohn.
Cannonier just booked arguably the biggest fight of his career. He’ll take on former pound-for-pound great and …read more

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ONE Championship Reveals Flyweight Grand Prix Tournament Bracket

ONE Championship has announced the bracket for their flyweight Grand Prix Tournament. The event is an eight-man tournament and will feature four opening-round fights. One of those fights includes former …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC 235’s Robbie Lawler: I’m A Beast Again

Robbie Lawler is ready to jump back into the Octagon. “Ruthless” is feeling like his old self again heading into UFC 235. He’ll face promotion newcomer Ben Askren on the …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 6:16 pm By
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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem headlines UFC’s return Russia

The UFC is returning to Russia.
On Friday morning, officials announced the promotion will host its first event in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 20 inside the Yubileyny Sports Complex. This …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Firas Zahabi: GSP’s Career Had ‘Storybook Ending’

Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest mixed martial artists (MMA) of all time. One man that was with him for most of his historic run is famed coach Firaz …read more

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Coach Refuses to Let Cain Velasquez Retire

Cain Velasquez is not going to retire…not if his head coach Javier Mendez has anything to say about it. In the main event of UFC Phoenix, Cain Velasquez made his …read more

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UFC strawweight Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy and new 'huge motivation'

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If you’ve been wondering when you might see jiu-jitsu standout Mackenzie Dern back in the UFC, nine months after …read more

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Former SBG fighter Myles Price expects hostile Dublin crowd due to Khabib camp stint before UFC 229

Former SBG fighter Myles Price called for a showdown with Peter Queally while he was embedded at the American Kickboxing Academy ahead of UFC 229. On Saturday night, the Team …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

MMA Rundown: Road FC, LFA and Combate Americas’ weekend of action fights

Bummed out by the odd Euro cards this week? Here’s some other action to keep your eye on. Bellator and the UFC take their talents to Europe this weekend with …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Estimated PPV Buys For UFC 234 Revealed (Report)

Reported estimates for the UFC 234 buyrate have been revealed. Dave Meltzer reported on MMAFighting.com that UFC 234 nabbed an estimated 175,000 pay-per-view buys. The UFC 234 prelims scored 1,339,000 …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier Offers Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith Prediction

Daniel Cormier knows who he is picking for next month’s (Sat. March 2, 2019) UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) main event. Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight championship against Anthony …read more

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Middleweight champ Brendan Allen previews LFA 61 title defense vs. Moses Murrietta

LFA returns tonight with the middleweight title on the line in the main event.
LFA 61 takes place at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. The main card airs …read more

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UFC Phoenix salaries: Cain Velasquez made bank for Ngannou loss

Last Sunday night at UFC Phoenix, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez returned to the cage after nearly three years away, where he battled fearsome heavyweight knockout artist Francis Ngannou.

While …read more

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Colby Covington Apologizes to Tyron Woodley’s Mother

Colby Covington has no interest in receiving advice from Tyron Woodley. It is no secret that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington have a common disdain for one …read more

Source:: MMANews

Volkov Draws Overeem For April 20 In Russia

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in St. Petersburg, Russia, by way of Yubileyny Sports Complex, when Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem throw heavyweight …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Bellator 217 Weigh In Results Are In ...

The place is here, 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, and the time is now. The weigh ins for Bellator 217: “Gallagher vs. Graham” tomorrow night (Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 on Paramount …read more

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Coach Firas Zahabi explains why Georges St-Pierre is ‘greatest mixed martial artist of all time’

Georges St-Pierre has called it a career. The Canadian mixed martial arts legend officially announced his retirement from the sport at a Thursday morning press conference.

Tristar head coach Firas …read more

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Bellator 217 Weigh-in Results: Main Card Official; Two Miss Weight

Bellator MMA is heading back to Europe for the second time in four events, bringing an event packed with local fighters and headlined by a bantamweight clash between James Gallagher …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on February 22, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Tyron Woodley reveals Georges St-Pierre turned down fights with him ‘five or six times’

UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley has been chasing a fight with Georges St-Pierre for years. Now that St-Pierre is retired, however, it would seem to be forever off the table. …read more

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Ariel Sexton, Saygid Arslanaliev book ONE Lightweight Grand Prix semifinal berths

Saygid Arslanaliev and Ariel Sexton will meet in the semifinal of the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix. Both booked their berths with stoppage wins at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, although the …read more

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Face Off! Blachowicz Stares Down Santos In Prague

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is less than 24 hours away from its UFC Fight Night 145 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on ESPN+, taking place this Sat. (Feb. 23, 2019) …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Bellator 217 Weigh-in Results: Gallagher vs. Graham Official

The Bellator 217 weigh-in results are in. Tomorrow (Feb. 23), Bellator 217 will take place inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. In the main event, SBG Ireland’s James Gallagher will go …read more

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Alexander Volkov Vs. Alistair Overeem to Headline UFC on ESPN+ 7

The UFC will be making its return to Russia this Spring, and they will be taking one of Russia’s own with them when Alexander Volkov headlines the UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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Amanda Bell OK if Bellator title shot takes a little longer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Generally speaking, title shots can come a lot quicker in the women’s divisions, and in Bellator that absolutely can be the case.
So when Amanda Bell was heading …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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EXCLUSIVE | Liz Carmouche struggled to find willing opponent ahead of UFC Prague fight

Liz Carmouche last fought in July of 2018 and wanted to return sooner. She will finally get that chance on Saturday when the UFC makes its debut in the Czech …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Santos Is Fully Focused on Blachowicz

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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Covington responds to Smith: ‘He’s never gonna go to the Whitehouse

Colby Covington fires back at UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Smith, whom he had a brief encounter with on Twitter. UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith had a …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Firas Zihabi reflects on Georges St-Pierre’s career, calls it a ‘storybook ending’

MONTREAL — One of the things Georges St-Pierre emphasized during his retirement speech on Thursday was how many people were instrumental in his career, and how many of those same …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 145 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set; Two Heavy

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is taking its first trip to the Czech Republic, bringing with it a veritable slugfest in the main event between Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos. …read more

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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem headlines UFC on ESPN+ 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia

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The UFC is heading back to Russia in April with a pair of heavyweights in the main …read more

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UFC Debuts In Saint Petersburg On April 20th

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Mackenzie Dern Puts UFC Career on Hold After Announcing Pregnancy

Mackenzie Dern will be taking an extended break from fighting in the UFC after announcing her pregnancy on Friday.
The multi-time grappling champion was originally rumored to return in May with …read more

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Posted on February 22, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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