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Enrique Barzola vs. newcomer Matt Bessette is UFC 220's final addition

Filed under: News, UFCNext week’s UFC 220 fight card has its 12th and final fight.
UFC officials recently announced a fight between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2” winner Enrique Barzola …read more

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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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Daniel Cormier perplexed how anyone could think he'll lose title to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCDaniel Cormier repeats a similar quote time and time again when it comes to MMA competition: “There are levels to this game.”
Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC), …read more

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MMAjunkie's '2017 Story of the Year': Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather crack open vault, change whole game

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCGather ’round, friends, and I’ll tell you a tale. ‘Tis a tale of the olden times, days now lost to the thick fog of history, back …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2018, 12:46 am By
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St. Louis native Michael Johnson: 'No logical answer' for UFC Fight Night 124 prelim placement

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosMichael Johnson still hasn’t been given a reason for his card placement on Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124. But that’s OK – he’s got …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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UFC champ Amanda Nunes joins Invicta FC matchmaking, athlete development team

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCUFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has accepted a position with Invicta FC that will see her assist with matchmaking duties and help scout talent for …read more

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Ex-UFC champ Vitor Belfort (again) announces his retirement fight

Filed under: News, UFCFormer UFC light-heavyweight and tournament champion Vitor Belfort announced he would retire after fighting on home soil seven months ago.
Then he said he wanted five more fights.
But …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2018, 7:46 pm By
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Listen to today's UFC 220 media call Miocic, Ngannou, Cormier and Oezdemir at 5 p.m. ET

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosYou can listen to today’s UFC 220 media call with the headliners and co-headliners here on MMAjunkie at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).
Taking part in …read more

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MMAjunkie's best UFC photos from November-December 2017: Plenty of blood, plenty of title fights

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each …read more

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Floyd Mayweather takes aim at Conor McGregor's alleged bounty with Irish drug cartel

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCFloyd Mayweather today tweeted out a headline of a Conor McGregor story more than a month old and used it to take a jab at his …read more

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Jorge Masvidal: Ex-UFC champ Michael Bisping has a 'bounty on his head'

Filed under: Featured, MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC, VideosWith the one-year anniversary of his most recent victory fast approaching, Jorge Masvidal is in no rush to return to the UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Night 124 co-main-event breakdown: Speed could determine Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCMMAjunkie Radio cohost and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of all of UFC Fight Night 124’s main-card bouts. Today, we look at the …read more

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UFC 222 opening odds: Champ Max Holloway favored big against Frankie Edgar

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCIt’s the story of Frankie Edgar’s career: Everybody underestimates him.
That isn’t about to change.
As MMAjunkie first reported and was later announced by the UFC, Edgar (22-5-1 …read more

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MMAjunkie's '2017 Female Fighter of the Year': Fighting the good fight in and out of the cage

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThere’s rising to the occasion, and then there’s what Rose Namajunas did in 2017.
The year didn’t start off that auspiciously for Namajunas. In her last effort …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2018, 2:46 am By
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Onetime UFC title challenger Ray Borg plans to act as flyweight gatekeeper

Filed under: Featured, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosRay Borg isn’t saying he would have won. But he’s saying the way he wouldn’t have went out the way he did.
A fifth-round …read more

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UFC's Colby Covington causes 'no problem at all' with Brazilians at ATT, coach says

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCColby Covington’s drama at American Top Team has been greatly exaggerated, his longtime coach said Monday.
“He doesn’t have any problem with teammates or coaches, Brazilians, not …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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MMAjunkie's best UFC photos from September-October 2017: Sub of the Year, an animated Conor McGregor

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each of …read more

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MMAjunkie's '2017 Men's Fighter of the Year': Max Holloway's old-school approach felt new again

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCIt was a good year to be a maker of weirdly futuristic metallic ties.
That’s because 2017 saw the rise of Max Holloway, a hard-nosed Hawaiian with …read more

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Video: Before Bellator 192, watch champ Douglas Lima's tourney final with Ben Saunders

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosPrior to eventually claiming the Bellator welterweight title, Douglas Lima ended his rematch with Ben Saunders in emphatic fashion.
The bout came at Bellator 100 in 2013 …read more

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Ex-NFL player: How Conor McGregor can flex collective bargaining power

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFCA.J. Hawk remembers the introduction to his sixth season in the NFL: closed doors.
Hawk, a linebacker, was fresh off a win at Super Bowl XLV …read more

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MMAjunkie's best UFC photos from July-August 2017: Fireworks in the 'Fight of the Year'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each of …read more

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Posted on January 8, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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UFC 220's Francis Ngannou: Stipe Miocic is champ only because I wasn't here yet

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosFrancis Ngannou certainly isn’t taking Stipe Miocic lightly, but he also believes the UFC heavyweight champion’s reign might as well have an asterisk.
“You say he’s …read more

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Posted on January 8, 2018, 7:46 pm By
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'Bang' Ludwig: Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw 'has to happen for the history books'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Will a superfight between UFC champs Demetrious Johnson and T.J. Dillashaw ever happen? Dillashaw’s coach says it damn well better.
“Just as a …read more

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Posted on January 8, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Trading Shots: How do you solve a problem like Cris Cyborg?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCWhat should the UFC do with its women’s featherweight champion, and how much should that decision be affected by the desires and demands of the champion …read more

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MMAjunkie's best UFC photos from May-June 2017: Head kicks galore and an in-cage proposal

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2018, 10:46 pm By
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Joe Rogan: Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov is 'most terrifying lightweight contender'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCLongtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has nothing but praise for Khabib Nurmagomedov following his blowout performance against Edson Barboza at UFC 219.
Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) …read more

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For Matheus Nicolau, promising UFC career launched by Wanderlei-Sakuraba VHS tape

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosBefore he chose his current profession, Matheus Nicolau and his brother ran across an old VHS tape that eventually solidified his career choice.
It contained …read more

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For Kevin Lee, dealing with Robert Follis' death has been 'tougher than people realize'

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosThe MMA community lost a talented coach with the death of Robert Follis. Fighters like UFC lightweight Kevin Lee, however, lost more than that …read more

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Emil Meek expects a good Kamaru Usman, but 'if he overlooks me, that’s good for me'

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosEmil Meek is not expecting Kamaru Usman to underestimate him. But if that’s the case, that’s fine, too.
The lead-up to Jan. 14’s welterweight meeting …read more

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MMAjunkie's best UFC photos from March-April 2017: Blood, bruises and backflips

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each of …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 192's Michael Chandler: Goiti Yamauchi tougher than 'so-called fighter' Brent Primus

Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio Highlight, VideosDespite Brent Primus’ claims, Michael Chandler wants to make it abundantly clear that he never turned down a fight with Bellator’s current 155-pound …read more

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MMAjunkie's best UFC photos from January-February 2017: Face-morphing and faceplants

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2018, 3:16 am By
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MMAjunkie's '2017 Comeback Fighter of the Year' is a pretty obvious choice

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCIt didn’t take a lot of brainstorming to come up a winner for this year’s “Comeback Fighter of the Year” in MMA.
When you go away for …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2018, 2:16 am By
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Cris Cyborg isn't making the UFC's job easy when it comes to the women's featherweight title. But should she?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThere’s an old saying, and here I’m paraphrasing just a tad, but it goes something like this: If you want to make the gods laugh, tell …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Bellator 192 Countdown, No. 1: 'Rampage,' Sonnen and their $10k per takedown side bet

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosBellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix kicks off later this month, and the promotion is rolling out a special three-part series previewing the matchup between Quinton Jackson …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2018, 7:46 pm By
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MMAjunkie's '2017 Comeback of the Year': Darren Elkins lives up to 'The Damage' nickname

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4621179066001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5348219932001Filed under: News, UFCFew nicknames seem as apt as Darren Elkins’, which – through a lengthy, hard-fought, blue-collar-like UFC tenure – has characterized the punishment he both gives and receives.
“The …read more

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Al Iaquinta gave UFC money figure to fight Paul Felder, hasn't received response

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosUFC lightweight Al Iaquinta said he’s recovered and is ready to fight. The only problem is, he’s not ready to fight for the numbers attached …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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UFC champ Cris Cyborg shoots down Dana White's push for Amanda Nunes showdown

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCCris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes is not the fight to make, according to Cyborg.
Just a hours after UFC President Dana White today vowed to make it …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2018, 12:46 am By
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Why UFC's James Krause OK with hearing that he's a better coach than fighter

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosHearing you’re a better coach than fighter isn’t the type of feedback that would sit well with just anyone who’s still got an active …read more

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Posted on January 4, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Miesha Tate has problem with possible Cris Cyborg-Megan Anderson title matchup

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCFor more than a decade, Cris Cyborg has been leaps and bounds ahead of every woman in the featherweight division. And that, Miesha Tate said, is …read more

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UFC champ T.J. Dillashaw: Demetrious Johnson fight biggest option for career

Filed under: Featured, News, Radio Highlight, UFCNow that he’s recaptured the UFC bantamweight belt, T.J. Dillashaw still has his sights firmly fixed on Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title.
“By him continuing to …read more

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UFC 219's 'Thrill and Agony': Cris Cyborg ponders champ-vs.-champ fight with Amanda Nunes

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosCris Cyborg may currently have her focus on Megan Anderson, but immediately after UFC 219, she had fellow UFC champion Amanda Nunes on her mind.
The “Thrill …read more

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The key to beating Kamaru Usman? A bunch of crazy f*cking vikings, Emil Meek says

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Emil Meek has the biggest test of his career at UFC Fight Night 124, but “Valhalla” believes he’s ready for the challenge, thanks …read more

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Posted on January 4, 2018, 2:16 am By
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UFC 220 gets fight between Dana White Contender Series alums

Filed under: News, UFCA late scratch has set up a clash between Dana White’s Contender Series alums.
With Charles Rosa forced to withdraw from UFC 220 due to injury, Julio Arce …read more

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Megan Anderson dismisses Cris Cyborg's claim of UFC 221 title fight as ‘fake news’

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCDon’t expect to see Megan Anderson in the octagon five weeks from now fighting Cris Cyborg for UFC gold.
Cyborg (19-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), the UFC women’s …read more

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MMAjunkie's '2017 Breakout Fighter of the Year': UFC newcomer wasted no time rising up

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCVolkan Oezdemir wasn’t on the UFC roster to begin 2017. By year’s end, he was granted a shot at the light heavyweight title.
For that reason, Oezdemir …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Dooho Choi wants UFC title shot before upcoming mandatory military service

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Dooho Choi’s UFC career will have to be put on hold not too long from now, but he’s got one goal to …read more

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Today in MMA History: Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier fight for 1st time (not counting press conferences)

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThey hurled expletives, executives, and shoes – and that was just the pre-fight press conference.
Then on Jan. 3, 2015, the world’s top two light heavyweights finally …read more

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UFC 219 medical suspensions: Holly Holm gets 3 months following loss to Cyborg

Filed under: News, UFCFormer UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm left her UFC 219 title bout with a nasty shiner and a three-month suspension.
MMAjunkie today obtained the list of medical …read more

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Curtis Blaydes feels 'recognized' thanks to Mark Hunt matchup at UFC 221

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes doesn’t care whether fans or pundits think his most recent win was indecisive.
Blaydes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) earned a …read more

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How UFC newcomer Israel Adesanya went from bullied kid to human highlight reel

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosThe signing of Israel Adesanya by the UFC has been met with enthusiasm.
After all, it’s not every day that an undefeated, exciting 28-year-old striker …read more

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UFC 219 'Fight Motion': Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm's super-slow-mo slugfest

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosCris Cyborg and Holly Holm brought five rounds of competitive, often-grueling and crowd-pleasing action to UFC 219.
Now you can watch the super-slow-motion highlights from this past …read more

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UFC champ Cris Cyborg responds to banning of Jackson-Wink photographer

Filed under: News, UFCWomen’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had a simple message of appreciation for UFC officials.
In Saturday’s UFC 219 pay-per-view headliner in Las Vegas, Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) …read more

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UFC bans Jackson-Wink photographer who called Cris Cyborg a man on Instagram

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThe photographer who called UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg a man will no longer be credentialed at UFC events.
The industry-leading MMA promotion issued a statement today …read more

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MMAjunkie '2017 Round of the Year': Absolutely menacing highlight

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCAs the sport of MMA continues to grow, the number of high-level athletes competing in it and the number of contests held each year multiplies exponentially. …read more

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A UFC free fight – highlighting the loser? Makes sense with Dooho Choi vs. Cub Swanson

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAn unforgettable 2016 fight between Dooho Choi and Cub Swanson apparently forced the UFC digital team to rethink its promotional process.
Prior to scheduled events, UFC officials …read more

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Sarah Kaufman predicts 18 months to be 'back in UFC and in title contention'

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – In December 2015 Sarah Kaufman dropped a split decision to former title challenger Valentina Shevchenko in the last fight of a UFC contract …read more

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Who's going to watch Francis Ngannou if Chael P. Sonnen is fighting?

Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, News, UFCFrom the second Alistair Overeem’s head bounced off the canvas at UFC 218, there’s been insane buzz for Francis Ngannou’s title shot against UFC …read more

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If he beats champ Cormier, Volkan Oezdemir expects Gustafsson or Saint Preux next

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – UFC light-heavyweight title contender Volkan Oezdemir has a fight with champ Daniel Cormier to think about at UFC 220.
But he sees Alexander Gustafsson …read more

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Urijah Faber wants Sage Northcutt ('Santa with abs') to vocalize title aspirations

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosSage Northcutt is one of the recent new additions to Team Alpha Male, and gym founder Urijah Faber said the sky is the limit for the …read more

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MMAjunkie's '2017 Robbery of the Year': The MMA gods giveth, and they taketh away

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCAs far as robberies go, the best (or worst?) of the bunch in 2017 wasn’t exactly “Ocean’s Eleven” level.
It probably wasn’t even “Ocean’s Twelve” or “Ocean’s …read more

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Michelle Waterson targets March return, potentially against Felice Herrig or Carla Esparza

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – After disappointing turns in her previous octagon outings, UFC women’s strawweight Michelle Waterson is looking to bounce back against a surging opponent in …read more

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Jake Matthews vs. Li Jingliang set for UFC 221 in Perth

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThe lineup for the UFC’s first visit to Western Australia next month continues to build with the addition of a new welterweight fight.
Australia’s own Jake Matthews …read more

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Yancy Medeiros cool with brawls but wants to be longterm investment for UFC

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosUFC welterweight Yancy Medeiros is ready to brawl every time he walks into the octagon. He just doesn’t want to.
“Yes, I’m competitive, and I’m …read more

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Finisher Michal Oleksiejczuk didn't mind going the distance with Rountree at UFC 219

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Michal Oleksiejczuk wasn’t supposed to win at UFC 219.
That’s what the oddsmakers said, anyway. Oleksiejczuk (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was the card’s biggest …read more

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Watch the official video trailer for UFC 220, then pray tomorrow is Jan. 20

Filed under: Blue Corner, News, UFC, VideosNo offense, January, but as far as we can tell, there’s about 19 useless days to start you.
You see, we love welcoming in a …read more

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Posted on January 1, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Want Conor McGregor back? UFC champ says it will take begging, calls Nurmagomedov dog (expletive)

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCDana White thinks he’ll have Conor McGregor back fighting in the UFC by this summer. If that’s to be the case, it sounds like McGregor has …read more

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How a friend's wedding and a few beers brought Myles Jury back to Alliance MMA

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Two years ago, Myles Jury was among a small group of athletes who left California’s Alliance MMA to train at Arizona’s Power MMA. …read more

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Dan Hooker can't be picky if he wants on UFC 221: 'It's kind of first in, first served'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Dan Hooker joined the UFC in 2014, but is only now riding his first winning streak.
After a brutal knee that finished Ross …read more

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UFC 219 winner Matheus Nicolau 'grew up a lot' during USADA suspension, wants flyweight contender fight

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Matheus Nicolau successfully returned to the octagon from a 16-month layoff due to a doping violation Saturday with a dominant victory over Louis …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Holly Holm and UFC 219's other losing fighters?

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC 219’s winning fighters?)
Holly Holm fell short of history again Saturday when she failed to capture a second …read more

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Posted on December 31, 2017, 10:46 pm By
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Cris Cyborg and UFC 219's other winning fighters?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for UFC 219’s losing fighters?)
The UFC women’s featherweight title was defended for the first time in its existence …read more

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After dominant UFC 219 win, Khabib Nurmagomedov even less likely to fight Conor McGregor

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC(This story was first published at usatoday.com.)
LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor has a lot of options right now, as tends to be the case for people …read more

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Carla Esparza thinks she belongs in title conversation, but game for whatever UFC wants

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Carla Esparza walked into her UFC 219 bout carrying an almost eight-year long, 17-fight pro record – not to mention the distinction …read more

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Neil Magny curious what's next after biggest win of career vs. Carlos Condit at UFC 219

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Neil Magny scored the biggest win of his career Saturday night, when he defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 219, and it was as …read more

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Mike Tyson sat cageside at UFC 219, which was a dream come true for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Filed under: Blue Corner, News, UFCRemember how starstruck Khabib Nurmagomedov was when he was invited to Mike Tyson’s house in Las Vegas earlier this year?
If so, here’s your reminder.
Well, guess …read more

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UFC 219 post-event facts: Khabib Nurmagomedov hits incredible 25-0 mark

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThe UFC’s 39th and final event of the year took place on Saturday with UFC 219, which went down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with …read more

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UFC champ Cris Cyborg continues to dominate weight class that doesn't exist

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCOf all the ways to measure dominance in the fight game, one of the subtlest forms of flattery is the praise for one’s opponents.
If they need …read more

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How Tim Elliott kept emotions in check for UFC 219 win to honor Robert Follis

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Tim Elliott has been living in a fragile emotional state for the past two weeks and understandably so.
It started with Elliott feeling like …read more

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UFC 219 salaries: Cris Cyborg gets a cool half-million for getting past Holly Holm

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCFeatherweight champion Cris Cyborg cemented her place as the most dominant women’s fighter in history with a five-round win over Holly Holm in the UFC 219 …read more

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Tony Ferguson renews callout of Conor McGregor – and adds Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 219

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, News, UFCAnother holiday, another message from Tony Ferguson to Conor McGregor. But this time, he’s got Khabib Nurmagomedov to include in his thoughts.
Ferguson (24-3 MMA, …read more

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Cris Cyborg won't call herself greatest female fighter after UFC 219 title defense vs. Holly Holm

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made another emphatic statement about her greatness with a first title defense at UFC 219.
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UFC 219 Athlete Outfitting pay: Total 2017 payout ends a tad under $6.3 million

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCLAS VEGAS – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 219 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC 219, including some '90s hip hop classics

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While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany …read more

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UFC 219 video highlights: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosKhabib Nurmagomedov charged out of his corner to start his bout with Edson Barboza and never stopped coming forward until the final horn sounded.
The result was …read more

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UFC 219 video highlights: Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosA smart game plan from ex-bantamweight champion Holly Holmcould not overcome the aggressive and precise attack of UFC women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg.
Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 …read more

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UFC 219 scorecard: Holly Holm could've claimed title from Cris Cyborg with fifth-round win

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Holly Holm would’ve been crowned the new UFC women’s featherweight title if she had won the fifth round on two judges’ scorecards in Saturday’s …read more

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Video replay: UFC 219 post-event press conference

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Check out a video replay of the UFC 219 post-event news conference.
UFC 219 took place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 219 win: Give me Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson on same night

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks it’s wise to remain humble as a fighter and human being. At the same time, he owes a dig …read more

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Megan Anderson calls for Cris Cyborg to defend title vs. 'legit featherweight' after UFC 219

Filed under: News, UFCMegan Anderson was unable to make it to the octagon for her first scheduled matchup against Cris Cyborg. However, it’s clear she still wants a piece of …read more

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James Vick sounds off on UFC-Austin headliner snub, getting turned down by ranked peers

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosThat James Vick isn’t exactly happy at the moment we knew already.
That much Vick made clear right after the “BS” main event for the …read more

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'UFC 219 Embedded,' No. 5: Cutting weight, weighing in and facing off

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosThe UFC closes out its 2017 campaign today, and the promotion has rolled out its “Embedded” treatment for a preview of UFC 219 event.
UFC 219 takes …read more

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Got 80 seconds? Watch ONE Championship's thrilling 2017 recap

Filed under: News, VideosIt was a big year for the Asia-based ONE Championship, which continued its global footprint in the MMA landscape.
The promotion, which hosted 14 events this year (in …read more

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'UFC 219 Embedded,' No. 4: Calvillo's shopping, Ngannou's uppercuts, Cruz's prep, Cyborg-Holm history

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosThe UFC closes out its 2017 campaign today, and the promotion has rolled out its “Embedded” treatment for a preview of Saturday’s UFC 219 event.
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How to watch UFC 219: Fight card, start time, online results, how to stream Cyborg vs. Holm

Filed under: News, UFCThe UFC closes out its 2017 campaign today, and here’s how to watch “UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm.”
UFC 219 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. …read more

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Video: Watch UFC 219's post-event press conference on MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – UFC 219 takes place today at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and as usual, you can watch a live video stream of the …read more

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Video: Watch Episode 3 of 'Cyborg Nation' UFC 219 all-access series

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Cris Cyborg’s first UFC title defense takes place Saturday when she meets Holly Holm at UFC 219.
Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) had a long …read more

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UFC 219 ceremonial weigh-ins highlights, photos: Welcome back, Carlos Condit

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLAS VEGAS – UFC 219 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins took place today, and MMAjunkie was on the scene.
The weigh-ins for the final show of the year went …read more

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Daniel Cormier wants to erase Jon Jones 'stench' by smashing Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCLAS VEGAS – UFC champion Daniel Cormier can’t deny the reality of the situation heading into his UFC 220 fight with Volkan Oezdemir.
Cormier (19-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 …read more

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Stipe Miocic intimidated by Francis Ngannou? 'I guess so,' champ says

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCLAS VEGAS – Francis Ngannou did his best to rile Stipe Miocic.
The UFC heavyweight champion refused to take the bait, though.
Today during a press conference for …read more

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