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Evan Dunham's callout got Beneil Dariush fired up for UFC 216

Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio HighlightUFC lightweight Beneil Dariush gets called out a lot.
While that means there’s always work down the road, it also sends another message: He’s beatable.
“I …read more

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UFC-Japan winner Jussier Formiga wants title shot, and his reason is at least (somewhat) logical

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosSAITAMA, Japan – Jussier Formiga looked nothing short of brilliant at UFC Fight Night 117.
Two minutes into his FXX-televised fight with Ulka Sasaki, Formiga (20-5 MMA, …read more

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Posted on September 26, 2017, 6:16 pm By
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PFL's season-ending charity event features Ivanov, Palmer, Siler, Kyle, others

Filed under: News, PFLPFL, the successor to WSOF, will close out its abbreviated 2017 campaign with a charity event that features some familiar names.
“PFL: Washington D.C.” takes place Thursday, Nov. …read more

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Posted on September 26, 2017, 5:16 pm By
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Ex-Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher on UFC champ Conor McGregor: 'I'd love to meet him'

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCConor McGregor has plenty of fans. And you can count British musician Noel Gallagher among them.
The singer-songwriter, who used to front the Manchester-formed …read more

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Video: Before UFC 216 title fight, watch Tony Ferguson fight Abel Trujillo in 2014

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosBefore his UFC 216 title fight, watch a vintage Tony Ferguson performance as he takes on Abel Trujillo in 2014.
At UFC 181, Ferguson picked up win …read more

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UFC's Gilbert Burns discusses tough, but needed reassessment after painful loss a year ago

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCWhen Gilbert Burns suffered his first loss in professional MMA, he took it hard. Very hard. But still, somehow, the second time topped it.
Having just rebounded …read more

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Posted on September 26, 2017, 2:46 pm By
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Floyd Mayweather got some Conor McGregor artwork, and fans weren't impressed

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCPerhaps Conor McGregor wasn’t his most dangerous boxing opponent, but Floyd Mayweather knows he was one of his most lucrative – and he’s …read more

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Sorry 'Pitbull': Scott Coker says Michael Chandler first for champ Brent Primus

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosAlthough Patricky Freire and Brent Primus apparently have signed off on a fight, Bellator chief Scott Coker hasn’t forgotten about Michael Chandler.
Coker indicated the ex-lightweight champ …read more

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After postponement for UFC 215 fight, Jeremy Stephens finally got married over the weekend

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCIt’s been a pretty good month for UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens.
Not only did the longtime UFC veteran Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 UFC) score …read more

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UFC Fight Night 117 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCSince the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, …read more

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UFC Fight Night 117 medical suspensions: No tapping gets Yushin Okami 45 days

Filed under: News, UFCUFC veteran Yushin Okami didn’t appear to have much choice in the matter, but his lack of tap against Ovince Saint Preux brings a 45-day suspension.
The UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Night 117's Syuri Kondo wants to add UFC champ to long list of accomplishments

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosSyuri Kondo has just about done it all in combat sports and entertainment. But there’s one mountain she hasn’t yet climbed, and that’s in the UFC …read more

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Posted on September 25, 2017, 6:47 pm By
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Despite quick win and history, Goiti Yamauchi mum on callouts after Bellator 183

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Goiti Yamauchi is one of those fighters who truly prefers to let his fighting do the talking. Fortunately for him, his performance …read more

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Shinsho Anzai breaks down into tears discussing what UFC-Japan win means to him

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosSAITAMA, JapanShinsho Anzai spent two years away from the octagon and finally returned at UFC Fight Night 117.
Anzai (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) topped Luke …read more

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Posted on September 25, 2017, 3:16 pm By
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Keita Nakamura 'felt a little conservative' at UFC-Japan, wasn't sure he'd get the win

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosSAITAMA, Japan – Keita Nakamura engaged in a slugfest with Alex Morono and after three rounds came away with a split-decision win at UFC Fight …read more

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Posted on September 25, 2017, 2:46 pm By
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Joseph Duffy meets James Vick at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York

Filed under: News, UFCThe UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden in November continues to build with the addition of a new lightweight fight.
Joseph Duffy (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set …read more

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Posted on September 25, 2017, 12:16 pm By
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Charles Rosa hopes to get rebooked soon after UFC Fight Night 117 scratch

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosFeatherweight Charles Rosa said the promotion compensated him in spite of his canceled fight against Mizuto Hirota at UFC Fight Night 117.
“Luckily, they made it right …read more

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UFC-Japan winner Teruto Ishihara definitely felt that final kick to his groin

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosSAITAMA, Japan – Teruto Ishihara picked up a much-needed win over Rolando Dy on Friday night, but he had to go through a lot of pain …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2017, 9:17 pm By
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for 'OSP,' Andrade and UFC Fight Night 117's other winning fighters?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosThe UFC’s latest event in Japan was arguably the weakest of all on paper, but in practice, it produced some solid action, with four of …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2017, 8:17 pm By
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Aaron Pico's emphatic Bellator 183 KO just what he needed after that awful debut

Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – After surviving one of the most embarrassing nights of his life, Aaron Pico is actually kind of glad that it happened.
When …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2017, 6:16 pm By
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Trading Shots: Was Mizuto Hirota's struggle at weigh-ins a public version of a typically private issue?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCA weight cut gone bad led to a fight getting pulled last minute from UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan, but was the struggle more of …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2017, 4:46 pm By
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Patricky Freire says he should get title shot before Michael Chandler

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator lightweight Patricky Freire believes he’s earned the right to cut the line of contenders at 155 pounds.
Although many think Michael Chandler’s …read more

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Roy Nelson's only problem with Bellator debut? Listening to coach

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator heavyweight Roy Nelson wanted to duke it out with Javy Ayala on the feet. But his coach had other ideas.
“My problem …read more

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Bellator 183 winner Paul Daley made peace with Lorenz Larkin following KO

Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Paul Daley on Saturday proved he’s still one of the best welterweights in the world when he demolished Lorenz Larkin for …read more

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Frustrated Benson Henderson after Bellator 183 loss: 'I need to stop having close fights'

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosBenson Henderson is tired of leaving his fights in the hands of the judges, and he’s vowed to do his best to make needed changes following …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2017, 12:16 pm By
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Bellator 183 video highlights: Freire edges Henderson, Daley and Pico deliver big

Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, VideosSaturday’s Bellator 183 event was heavy on talent, and the card delivered on entertainment value.
Bellator 183 took place at SAP Center in San Jose, …read more

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'Turkish Mike Tyson'? Gokhan Saki sounds more like Turkish Conor McGregor after UFC debut

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosSAITAMA, Japan – Some fight fans call Gokhan Saki the “Turkish Mike Tyson,” but the newly minted UFC light heavyweight spoke a lot more like …read more

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Dana White clowns anyone who thinks Gokhan Saki's UFC debut win was stopped early

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosGokhan Saki’s UFC debut largely lived up to the hype. Some folks complained his first-round knockout of Henrique da Silva was stopped early, but UFC …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2017, 8:46 pm By
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Claudia Gadelha has 'no excuses' for UFC-Japan loss, plans for time off

Filed under: News, UFCClaudia Gadelha plans to take a hiatus from competition following her first career loss to someone other than unbeaten UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
In a clash of …read more

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Scott Coker knows plenty about those comparisons to the UFC ahead of Bellator 183

Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Scott Coker knows a few things about having his promotion compared to the big guns at the UFC.
He’s been down this …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2017, 4:46 pm By
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Bellator 183's Roy Nelson excited to be doing an old job that's suddenly become new again

Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Everything old is new again for Roy Nelson in his new promotional home.
Heavyweight fan favorite Nelson (22-14 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2017, 3:46 pm By
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Goiti Yamauchi not worried about 'so-so' and 'average' Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 183

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosGoiti Yamauchi had a busy 2016 with three fights, but tonight he finds himself back to work for the first time this year – and against …read more

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LFA 23 highlights: Sabina Mazo strikes again with another nasty head kick KO

Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News, VideosA pair of titles were on the line Friday night at LFA 23, but it was Sabina Mazo who stole the show again.
Mazo (4-0) …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2017, 1:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 117 Athlete Outfitting pay: Program payout total passes $14.5 million

Filed under: News, UFCSAITAMA – Fighters from Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 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 Fight Night 117, where Limp Bizkit still was a thing

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCWhile it take intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song …read more

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UFC Fight Night 117 video highlights: Gokhan Saki vs. Henrique da Silva

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAfter two and a half years away from kickboxing, and more than 13 years removed from his lone MMA fight, Gokhan Saki picked up a highlight …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2017, 7:16 am By
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Chaos erupts between Lorenz Larkin, Paul Daley at Bellator 183 weigh-ins

Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Lorenz Larkin has made no secret about his disdain for Paul Daley in the lead-up to their welterweight clash at Bellator …read more

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Charles Rosa 'heartbroken' after Mizuto Hirota pulled from UFC-Japan for safety reasons

Filed under: News, UFCCharles Rosa is taking the high road in response to opponent Mizuto Hirota being pulled from UFC Fight Night 117 at the last minute due to a …read more

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Bellator 183's Paul Daley: Only Nick Diaz and Douglas Lima were men of their word

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – A lot of fighters talk a big game, but Paul Daley said only Nick Diaz and Douglas Lima walked the walk after …read more

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Why tonight's LFA 23 title headliner could be a '5-round blistering, bloody slugfest'

Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News, VideosWe’ve got two grapplers in tonight’s LFA 23 main event, and one of them knows it could produce a perhaps-unexpected result.
Reigning welterweight champion Derrick …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2017, 8:16 pm By
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Does the UFC have a real future in China?

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosTOKYO – After testing the waters with a trio of events in Macau, the UFC soon makes its debut in Mainland China. Is there a future …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2017, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 183's Javy Ayala admires Roy Nelson but won't let 'surreal' matchup distract him

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator heavyweight Javy Ayala didn’t even let his manager finish the offer before he agreed to welcome Roy Nelson to the promotion.
“Growing …read more

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LFA champ Andrea Lee returns tonight at LFA 23, but why isn't she on 'TUF 26'?

Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, UFC, VideosOfficials say 14 fighters – 14! – turned down a fight tonight with LFA champ Andrea Lee. So why didn’t she …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2017, 2:16 pm By
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Patricky Freire: Nothing personal against Benson Henderson even though he beat my brother

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Patricky Freire has a few missions to achieve at Bellator 183 on Saturday. But family revenge is not one of them.
One could …read more

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Mizuto Hirota pulled from UFC-Japan after scary weigh-in incident

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCTOKYO – In a not-so-stunning move, the UFC has pulled Mizuto Hirota from UFC Fight Night 117.
Hirota missed weight by 5 pounds for his featherweight bout …read more

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Bellator 183's Lorenz Larkin gives origin story of Paul Daley beef

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator welterweight Lorenz Larkin doesn’t like talking about Paul Daley.
Talking, after all, is the opposite of what he thinks their upcoming fight …read more

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With a repaired knee, Benson Henderson wants final years 'to be as action-packed as possible'

Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, VideosSAN JOSE, Calif. – Ex-UFC champ and Bellator lightweight Benson Henderson isn’t the type to blame his setbacks on injuries. But after undergoing knee surgery …read more

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Georges St-Pierre: If Michael Bisping expects same ol' GSP, 'it's a big mistake on his part'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCGeorges St-Pierre left the UFC in Nov. 2013 at the top of the sport.
Yes, his final fight – a split decision over Johny Hendricks at UFC …read more

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Posted on September 21, 2017, 7:47 pm By
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10 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 117, including a time to shine for a few unheralded fighters

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThe UFC returns to Japan’s famed Saitama Super Arena on Friday for UFC Fight Night 117. In the headlining bout, Ovince Saint Preux faces former middleweight …read more

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Mizuto Hirota missed weight for UFC-Japan – and it was pretty scary

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, VideosTOKYO – Mizuto Hirota was the last fighter to weigh in today for UFC Fight Night 117, and once he finally …read more

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Video replay: Today's UFC Fight Night 117 weigh-ins in Japan

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosTOKYO – Check out a replay of the UFC Fight Night 117 weigh-ins, which took place today in Tokyo.
UFC Fight Night 117 takes place Friday at …read more

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Posted on September 21, 2017, 3:16 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 117's Ovince Saint Preux didn't blink at switch to Yushin Okami

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosTOKYO – Ovince Saint Preux’s first thought when he heard he’d be fighting Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 117 was something like, “Oh yeah, that …read more

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What to watch for when Benson Henderson returns vs. Patricky Freire in Bellator 183's headliner

Filed under: Bellator, News, VideosBenson Henderson’s Bellator career hasn’t been quite the hit many were expecting, but the former UFC lightweight champion will have the opportunity to help right the …read more

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In depth main-card breakdown: 'UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami'

1 2 3 4 5 6 …7Filed under: Featured, News, UFCMMAjunkie Radio cohost and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of all of UFC Fight Night 117’s main-card …read more

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Posted on September 20, 2017, 10:47 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 117 pre-event facts: Jessica Andrade 1st female with a dozen UFC fights

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThe UFC makes one of its infrequent stops in Japan on Friday with UFC Fight Night 117, which takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama …read more

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Before their rematch, watch the thrilling 1st fight between Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi

Filed under: News, VideosBefore their highly anticipated rematch, watch the thrilling first fight between ONE Championship women’s atomweight titleholder Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi.
In 2016 at ONE Championship 42, Lee …read more

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Why the UFC? Why not kickboxing? UFC-Japan's Gokhan Saki says fans are 'going to be in shock'

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosWhy now?
That’s the most obvious question facing Gokhan Saki, who slugged it out for 15 years in the kickboxing ring against some of the world’s most …read more

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UFC 216 finalized: With Johnson-Borg addition, 1 bout moves from PPV to UFC Fight Pass

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCWith the addition of a new title fight, next month’s UFC 216 lineup has experienced a slight shuffle.
As recently reported, officials recently added a second title …read more

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UFC 216's extended preview gives origin story on Ferguson-Lee beef, ignores UFC 215 shuffle

Filed under: News, UFCThe way Kevin Lee sees it, destiny placed him opposite Tony Ferguson.
“Me and Tony were bound to fight, whether it was going to be headlining at T-Mobile …read more

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Ferguson-Lee interim title fight takes UFC 216's top billing over Johnson-Borg

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCBased on a new event poster and the UFC.com bout listing, longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s attempt at one of MMA’s most prestigious records will …read more

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UFC Fight Night 116 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCSince the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, …read more

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Why did UFC-Pittsburgh winner Olivier Aubin-Mercier ask for Charles Oliveira? Well, 'why not?'

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosOlivier Aubin-Mercier has been doing well for himself inside the cage. But his call-out game might need a little work.
After snagging a third straight win with …read more

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'EA All Day:' Watch ex-champ Eddie Alvarez's debut vlog, with a 'TUF 26' media tour

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCFormer UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is joining the video blog business. If his debut episode is any indication, there’s some …read more

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UFC Fight Night 116 medical suspensions: Newcomer Zu Anyanwu out indefinitely

Filed under: News, UFCOne of the 20 fighters on this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 116 event is facing an indefinite suspension following his promotional debut.
Zu Anyanwu
Heavyweight Zu Anyanwu (14-5 …read more

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Daniel Spitz says his 24-second knockout at UFC-Pittsburgh was just how he drew it up

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – Daniel Spitz needed just 24 seconds to put away Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 116, but don’t call it luck.
According to Spitz (6-1 …read more

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After first UFC knockout, Gilbert Burns wants lightweights to know he's dangerous everywhere

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – Jiu-jitsu world champion Gilbert Burns has some serious grappling skills, but after Saturday he’s happy to show he’s got the hands to go with …read more

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ONE Championship 61 highlights: 2 guys yelling about emotional victories and quick KOs

Filed under: Blue Corner, News, VideosDid you miss out on this past weekend’s ONE Championship 61 event? Well then let Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson bring you all the highlights …read more

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'Do I think I'm that good? Absolutely,' but Gregor Gillespie not about to call out top-10 guys

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAfter putting on a “round of the year” candidate and adding a slick submission to his perfect pro record, Gregor Gillespie had set up the perfect …read more

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Alex Nicholson picks up heavyweight win, aims for UFC return

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCFour-time UFC veteran Alex Nicholson (8-4) is looking for a return to the sport’s top promotion, but he’s hoping to do so in …read more

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Calling all ranked athletes at 185, 205: Anthony Smith wants a good fight

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAfter picking up the biggest win of his career, Anthony Smith is looking to repeat the feat, and he’s taking suitors in two divisions.
“I just think …read more

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Posted on September 17, 2017, 10:46 pm By
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Luke Rockhold and UFC Fight Night 116's other winning fighters?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosFormer champ Luke Rockhold returned to the UFC middleweight title contender mix on Saturday when he put a thorough beating on David Branch in the …read more

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Luke Rockhold labels Robert Whittaker 'true champion,' plans eventual move up to 205

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosLuke Rockhold is keeping his options open with regard to his future following a successful return to competition from a 15-month layoff at UFC Fight Night …read more

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UFC-Pittsburgh winner Mike Perry on Robbie Lawler callout: 'If you don't ask, you won't receive'

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosMike Perry knows he might not get his wish of fighting Robbie Lawler. But you can’t blame a guy for trying.
Perry (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) added …read more

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Kamaru Usman says UFC rankings panel should be ashamed, knows willing opponents are few

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAfter the first knockout of his UFC career, welterweight Kamaru Usman’s stock is on the rise. And it better be a significant rise, as far as …read more

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Luke Rockhold wins, gets mad, turns his focus on ... Georges St-Pierre?

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCSo Luke Rockhold shows up in Pittsburgh for UFC Fight Night 116, wins the fight he’s supposed to win against David Branch, then gets on the …read more

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Uriah Hall (once again) had to get out of his own head before KO win at UFC-Pittsburgh

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – As he sometimes does, Uriah Hall got off to a tough start in the first round against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night 116.
The …read more

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David Branch on tapping to strikes at UFC-Pittsburgh: 'I didn't just give up'

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – David Branch insists his loss to Luke Rockholdin the UFC Fight Night 116 won’t prevent him from his ultimately goal of becoming middleweight …read more

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Watch Gregor Gillespie's slick arm-triangle from mount at UFC-Pittsburgh

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosGregor Gillespie (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Jason Gonzalez (11-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) came to bang.
The lightweights went at it from the opening bell of their …read more

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Watch Anthony Smith's emotional 3rd-round finish of Hector Lombard

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAnthony Smith entered the cage with Hector Lombard with a chip on his shoulder.
That much was evident in the UFC Fight Night 116 clash, which took …read more

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Watch Luke Rockhold's ground-and-pound strikes earn David Branch tap

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosIt had been more than a year since Luke Rockhold had set foot in a UFC cage, but he left with a much-needed win.
Rockhold (16-3 MMA, …read more

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Watch Uriah Hall's epic comeback win at UFC-Pittsburgh

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosYou just never know which Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) you’re going get in the cage. Krzysztof Jotko (19-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) got both.
Jotko was …read more

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Watch Kamaru Usman melt Sergio Moraes at UFC-Pittsburgh

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosOn paper, Kamaru Usman vs. Sergio Moraes was unquestionably on of the most interesting fights at UFC Fight Night 116.
In the cage, it looked a bit …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC Fight Night 116

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCWhile it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song …read more

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UFC Fight Night 116 Athlete Outfitting pay: Program payout total nears $14.5 million

Filed under: News, UFCPITTSBURGH – Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 116 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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Watch Daniel Spitz's entire 24-second thrashing of Anthony Hamilton at UFC-Pittsburgh

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosAfter debuting earlier this year in a short-notice fight, Daniel Spitz showed what he’s capable of with a full training camp.
Spitz (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) picked …read more

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Watch Mike Perry's devastating knee finish of Alex Reyes at UFC-Pittsburgh

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosMike Perry’s knockout reign of terror in the welterweight division continued Saturday night.
Perry (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) picked up another knockout when he took out short-notice …read more

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Luke Rockhold: Michael Bisping will crush Georges St-Pierre, who needs to 'get the f*ck out' of fight

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – Luke Rockhold is looking to jump back into the title mix after a successful return from a 15-month layoff in the UFC Fight …read more

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Before next week's UFC-Japan headliner, watch the 1st Ovince Saint Preux vs. 'Shogun' fight

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosBefore their rematch next week at UFC-Japan, check out the first fight between Ovince Saint Preux and Mauricio Rua.
Back in 2014 in UFC Fight Night 56’s …read more

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How to watch UFC-Pittsburgh tonight: Fight card, start time, online results, how to stream Rockhold vs. Branch

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Daniel Spitz

Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton vs. Daniel Spitz

Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Tony Martin

Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Zu Anyanwu

Justin Ledet

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Alex Reyes has upset of Mike Perry on his mind on super short notice at UFC Fight Night 116

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – Despite a pretty decent little list of things not in his favor, Alex Reyes is plenty confident heading into his UFC debut.
Took the …read more

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UFC Fight Night 116 staff picks: The most lopsided event in our history with 5 unanimous nods

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC
Rockhold
vs.
Branch
Perry
vs.
Reyes
Lombard
vs.
Smith
Gillespie
vs.
Gonzalez
Moraes
vs.
Usman
Anyanwu
vs.
Ledet
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2017: 82-64

Rockhold
(76%)

Perry
(87%)

Lombard
(62%)

Gillespie
(75%)

Usman
(80%)

Ledet
(76%)
Dann Stupp@DannStupp2017: 91-552015 Champion

Rockhold

Perry

Smith

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
Simon Samano@SJSamano2017: 89-57

Rockhold

Perry

Smith

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
Ben Fowlkes @BenFowlkesMMA2017: 88-582016 Champion

Rockhold

Perry

Smith

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
Steven Marrocco @MMAjunkieSteven2017: 87-59

Rockhold

Perry

Smith

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
Brian Garcia@thegoze2017: 87-59

Rockhold

Perry

Lombard

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
Fernanda Prates @nandaprates_2017: 83-63

Rockhold

Perry

Smith

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
Matt Erickson @MMAjunkieMatt2017: 83-63

Rockhold

Perry

Smith

Gillespie

Usman

Ledet
John Morgan @MMAjunkieJohn2017: …read more

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Inspired by 'Bloodsport,' UFC's Charles Rosa now lives his dream of fighting all over the world

Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, VideosGrowing up, Charles Rosa watched in awe as “Bloodsport” showed Frank Dux (played by Jean-Claude Van Damme) going halfway across the world to enter …read more

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UFC Fight Night 116's Mike Perry not so subtly accuses Thiago Alves of ducking

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – UFC welterweight Mike Perry is no stranger to last-minute fight withdrawals, though he can’t remember the last guy to do it before onetime …read more

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In-depth main-card breakdown: 'UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch'

1 2 3 4 5 6 …7Filed under: News, UFCMMAjunkie Radio cohost and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of all of UFC Fight Night 116’s main-card bouts.
UFC …read more

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David Branch ready for step up in competition vs. Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 116

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – David Branch has been on big stages before. When you’re a two-division champion, you get used to being in big fights.
Branch held the …read more

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Luke Rockhold believes he outclasses David Branch at every turn at UFC Fight Night 116

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – Luke Rockhold has been gone long enough that in the meantime, a former welterweight champion has ended his four-year retirement and skipped the …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko changes tune, targets drop to UFC women's flyweight division

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCFrom the second she lost to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 215, Valentina Shevchenko was asking for a rematch.
Shevchenko (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) …read more

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A win would be great, but Tony Martin wants his first KO at UFC Fight Night 116

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – The top 15 of the UFC’s lightweight division is out there, and it’s getting eyeballed by Tony Martin.
Martin (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) takes …read more

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#WECNeverForget: Take 4 minutes and relive the glory of the blue canvas

Filed under: Blue Corner, News, VideosA rare three days off should have meant a relaxing weekend at home. Instead, I decided to try and clean my office. Luckily, finding this …read more

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Kamaru Usman believes he's at 40 percent of potential, but already top 3 in world

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosPITTSBURGH – Almost 16 months after a failed first attempt, it seems Kamaru Usman and Sergio Moraes will finally get to settle their differences this Saturday.
Both …read more

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