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Felice Herrig happy to be 'graced with' opponent she asked for, reportedly Karolina Kowalkiewicz

ST. LOUIS – Felice Herrig asked and, finally, it looks like she shall receive.
After her latest win, a split decision over Cortney Casey at UFC 218, Herrig expanded her winning …read more

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UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega explains decision to wait for shot at title

ST. LOUIS – Brian Ortega had just returned from a trip to Mexico, on the heels of a big submission win over Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 123, when …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Kamaru Usman wants to coach 'TUF' vs. Colby Covington, then fight him to earn UFC title shot

ST. LOUIS – Kamaru Usman has a pretty good idea of what he wants his immediate future to look like.
The problem is, he probably has to convince at the very …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2018, 8:46 pm By
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J.J. Aldrich: Controlling nerves allowed me to be new fighter at UFC Fight Night 124

ST. LOUIS – J.J. Aldrich was a victim of the infamous octagon jitters in her UFC debut, and she lost. In her third fight with the promotion at UFC Fight …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 winner Marco Polo Reyes might move down to featherweight

ST. LOUISMarco Polo Reyes entered Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 looking to bounce back from his first loss in the octagon.
“The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2” veteran was …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 124 winner Irene Aldana grateful UFC career started with back-to-back losses

ST. LOUIS – In the win column for the first time in her UFC career, Irene Aldana is actually grateful her octagon tenure began with two consecutive losses.
Aldana (8-4 MMA, …read more

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Jessica-Rose Clark had emotional week in St. Louis after robbery, but 'I came here to do a job'

ST. LOUIS – Jessica-Rose Clark says there wasn’t “really anything that could happen” that was going to distract her from her UFC Fight Night 124 co-headliner with Paige VanZant.
Considering what …read more

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Champ Rose Namajunas expects Joanna Jedrzejczyk rematch, says mind games won't work again

ST. LOUISUFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is looking to return to the octagon for her first title defense sometime between April and July. And in her mind, a …read more

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Jeremy Stephens: I'm there if someone drops out of UFC title fight

ST. LOUIS – After dismantling Dooho Choi in Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124’s main event, Jeremy Stephens has a few ideas as to what can be next for him.
One of …read more

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Darren Elkins says Brian Ortega should fight or risk losing No. 1 contender's spot

ST. LOUISDarren Elkins said it’s a bad idea for Brian Ortega to sit on the sidelines and wait for a UFC featherweight title shot. The division might pass …read more

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Dana White says UFC working on Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes: 'The fight everybody wants to see'

ST. LOUIS – At this point, we’re all aware of everyone’s stance on the potential Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes showdown: Cyborg doesn’t want it, Nunes wants it, and Nunes’ …read more

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Jessica Eye still interested in Paige VanZant after breaking skid at UFC Fight Night 124

ST. LOUISJessica Eye resorted to her grappling to earn her first victory since November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 124.
After getting stunned by a Kalindra Faria (18-7-1 MMA, …read more

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Dana White rips Uriah Hall after UFC Fight Night 124 weigh-in miss: 'He doesn't take it serious'

ST. LOUISUriah Hall was forced to withdraw from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 event after a pre-weigh-in incident that Paige VanZant described as the “scariest thing” she’d ever …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2018, 2:46 pm By
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Dana White: UFC offered Vitor Belfort last-minute fights, but he wants Michael Bisping

ST. LOUIS – When his recent bout was scrapped, Vitor Belfort apparently was offered a couple last-minute replacements, though the retiring UFC vet has another idea in mind.
Belfort (26-13 MMA, …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 Athlete Outfitting pay: New tier structure brings higher total

ST. LOUIS – Fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $135,000.
UFC Fight …read more

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Dana White rips Kamaru Usman's UFC Fight Night 124 post-fight speech; Usman clarifies

ST. LOUISKamaru Usman and Dana White figure to have an awkward conversation the next time they sit down for a chat.
After Usman (12-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) called for …read more

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Dana White: Rafael dos Anjos next for UFC champ Tyron Woodley, who still wants Georges St-Pierre

ST. LOUIS – Stop it if you’ve heard this before: Tyron Woodley and Dana White disagree on matchmaking.
After a recent shoulder surgery, UFC welterweight champion Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 draws announced attendance of 10,052 for $812,995 live gate in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 event drew an announced attendance of 10,052 and a live gate of $812,995.
UFC officials announced the tallies after the event, which MMAjunkie …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2018, 6:46 am By
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New featherweight Michael Johnson thankful he's not trying to KO 185-pounders

ST. LOUISMichael Johnson got the biggest obstacle out of the way when he made weight for his featherweight debut, and now he gets to enjoy the benefits.
Perhaps the …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2018, 5:46 pm By
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Jeremy Stephens wants Doohoo Choi to worry about his power at UFC Fight Night 124

ST. LOUIS – When Jeremy Stephens and Doohoo Choi meet at UFC Fight Night 124, the difference could be power.
Both fighters are known to come out swinging, but it’s what’s …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 play-by-play and live results (6:30 p.m. ET)

ST. LOUIS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 124 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at …read more

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Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 124's post-event press conference on MMAjunkie

ST. LOUIS – UFC Fight Night 124 takes place today at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, and as usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-event news …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2018, 1:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 124 discussion thread

ST. LOUIS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 124 event at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET …read more

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Kamaru Usman expects his version of normal at UFC Fight Night 124 – dominate Emil Meek

ST. LOUISKamaru Usman may not have been in love with the matchup he was given for UFC Fight Night 124 (he wanted Colby Covington), but now that the …read more

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Darren Elkins plans to beat Michael Johnson, get No. 1 contender fight then challenge Holloway-Edgar winner

ST. LOUIS – The current discussion about top contenders to Max Holloway’s UFC featherweight title includes Frankie Edgar, Brian Ortega and Josh Emmett. With a win Sunday at UFC Fight …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 official weigh-in highlights video, photos – absent a key matchup

ST. LOUIS – The weigh-ins are in the books for the UFC’s inaugural event in “The Gateway to the West,” but the show will go down with two fewer fights …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2018, 7:17 pm By
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With Hall-Belfort off, Michael Johnson vs. Darren Elkins moved to UFC Fight Night 124 main card

ST. LOUISMichael Johnson is going to get his wish. It just came about in an unfortunate way.
Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) and Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) …read more

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Vitor Belfort was happy with retirement choice – but that was before Uriah Hall pulled out at UFC-St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – “Never say never,” Vitor Belfort on Friday said about the odds he’ll eschew his planned retirement after UFC Fight Night 124.
But maybe he was being prophetic. Belfort …read more

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Uriah Hall can't weigh in, UFC Fight Night 124 co-main event with Vitor Belfort scrapped

ST. LOUIS – Here we go again.
The co-main event of the UFC’s first event of 2018 has been scrapped the day before the card. Middleweight Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 …read more

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Video: Jeremy Stephens, Dooho Choi make weight for UFC Fight Night 124 headliner

ST. LOUIS – The main event for the UFC’s first visit to St. Louis is official for Sunday night.
Jeremy Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 UFC) takes on Dooho Choi (14-2 MMA, …read more

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It took '(expletive) road' to get here, but Jessica Eye excited for first UFC flyweight fight

ST. LOUISJessica Eye has had a “(expletive) road” to get to her first UFC bout as a flyweight. But now that it’s finally here, she’s actually glad about …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Alex White considered joining James Krause's gym before UFC Fight Night 124 booking

ST. LOUIS – The timing of Alex White’s matchup with James Krause at UFC Fight Night 124 was rather bizarre. Just when White thought about strengthening a friendship, he was …read more

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Zak Cummings injury scraps Sunday fight with Thiago Alves at UFC-St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The UFC’s debut in St. Louis has lost one of its fights the day before the event.
Zak Cummings (21-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 weigh-in results and live video stream (10 a.m. ET)

ST. LOUIS – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC Fight Night 124 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. …read more

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No such thing as ring rust for UFC Fight Night 124 headliner Doohoo Choi

ST. LOUISUFC featherweight Doohoo Choi needed a break.
At least, that’s what it looked like after his “Fight of the Year” candidate with Cub Swanson at UFC 206. To …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124's James Krause left camp and still peaked for Alex White

ST. LOUISUFC lightweight James Krause had to cross state lines while in training camp for his meeting with Alex White.
Of course, it was for a good reason. His …read more

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Paige VanZant's UFC Fight Night 124 open workout included the robot, the worm and more

ST. LOUIS – Paige VanZant let loose at Friday’s UFC Fight Night 124 open workout, getting fans involved and showcasing her range of dance moves.
VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124's Emil Meek OK being underdog against Kamaru Usman

ST. LOUIS – The way UFC welterweight Emil Meek works, he fights better when less is expected of him.
When he’s the favorite, his performance suffers.
“When fight day comes, and I …read more

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Jessica-Rose Clark down to take Paige VanZant's fame for herself at UFC Fight Night 124

ST. LOUIS – Jessica-Rose Clark won’t deny she’s the lesser-known commodity in Sunday’s matchup with Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night 124. Instead of that being a bad thing, though, …read more

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With move to flyweight, Paige VanZant confident she can avoid embarrassments in fights

ST. LOUIS – Paige VanZant is looking at UFC Fight Night 124 as a fresh start, and it all begins with her change in weight class.
VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) …read more

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Who ya got?! Fighters weigh in on Jeremy Stephens vs. Dooho Choi at UFC Fight Night 124

ST. LOUIS – The UFC is in St. Louis for the first time in its history, and there’s a featherweight potential barnburner in the main event.
Jeremy Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 …read more

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Thiago Alves opens up on journey from Hurricane Irma to UFC Fight Night 124

ST. LOUIS – Onetime UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves knows how to overcome adversity in the cage.
But when hardship involves his family, he’s still getting the hang of things.
Alves …read more

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Uriah Hall's 'body shut down' during UFC Fight Night 124 camp, but he's soldiering on

ST. LOUISUFC middleweight Uriah Hall is no stranger to self-doubt. Lately, though, he’s gotten better at managing it.
Specifically, through the generous use of expletives.
The shift came just in …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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UFC's Michael Johnson has made 'life-changing adjustments' for drop to featherweight

ST. LOUISMichael Johnson admits his first weight-cut to featherweight has been a “little rough,” but the former longtime lightweight said he’s yet to second-guess his decision to change …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2018, 4:17 pm By
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Vitor Belfort says he really is retiring after UFC Fight Night 124, ready for 'second journey'

ST. LOUIS – As he prepares to make his final walk to the cage, Vitor Belfort is both happy with what he’s accomplished and excited for what’s to come.
Belfort (26-13 …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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How fear turns UFC Fight Night 124 headliner Jeremy Stephens into a 'ferocious tiger'

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosST. LOUIS – Jeremy Stephens will enter the octagon for the 27th time in his career on Sunday when he meets Dooho Choi in the UFC …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2018, 2:46 am By
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Kamaru Usman: Colby Covington dodged UFC-St. Louis headliner, but he 'can't hide forever'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosST. LOUISUFC welterweight Kamaru Usman believes a fight with Colby Covington is inevitable.
Apparently, he just needs to convince Covington.
On Sunday at UFC Fight …read more

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Tito Ortiz: I’ve cleared a spot for Liam McGeary’s Bellator title

Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, Videos ST. LOUISBellator MMA light heavyweight Tito Ortiz has a space in his office for all of his belts. Of course, …read more

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