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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2787 with Steven Siler, Marc Montoya

Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Steven Siler and Marc Montoya.
PFL featherweight Siler recently earned himself a trip to the welterweight finals at PFL 8 earlier …read more

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Chiesa: ‘I’m going to really be able to show my skill set’ at 170

UFC vet Michael Chiesa talks about his jump to welterweight after 11 lightweight bouts. The Ultimate Fighter 15 champion Michael Chiesa is done with the UFC’s lightweight division after 11 …read more

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John Gotti III returns to cage at next month's CES MMA 53

John Gotti III has earned attention for his name, but he’s hoping to prove himself worthy of the spotlight for a different reason.
An undefeated welterweight prospect – and grandson of …read more

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Gegard Mousasi reveals the moment he thought he lost his eye led to retirement plans

Reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi put together the performance of a lifetime against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in their superfight at Bellator 206 on Saturday.
During the contest, Mousasi cut …read more

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Michael Chiesa Feels He Fought To Half His Potential At Lightweight

Michael Chiesa feels that a move up to welterweight is just what the doctor ordered. Chiesa is set to make his return to the 170-pound division when he meets Carlos …read more

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PFL 10 results and highlights: Cooper III advances to WW final

The tenth edition of Professional Fighter’s league revealed the finalists for the welterweight and middleweight tournaments, in Washington, D.C. The Professional Fighters League middleweight and welterweight tournaments have its official …read more

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Cage Warriors 98 results: Ross Houston survives late knockdown to claim welterweight title

Ross Houston had to overcome a fourth-round knockdown before eventually dethroning welterweight champion, Stefano Paterno, in the main event of Cage Warriors 98 Saturday in Birmingham, England.
“I was willing …read more

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PFL 10 results and live discussion

Watch and discuss the welterweight and middleweight $1 million tournaments for the Professional Fighters League, starting at 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT on Saturday, October 20th. The final round of …read more

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John Gotti III books next fight for CES 53

John Gotti III (and his infamous name) are returning to the cage this November.
An aspiring welterweight mixed martial artist — who just so happens to be the grandson of New …read more

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PFL 10 welterweight playoff preview: Can Shields win Cooper rematch, go on run?

On Saturday, the inaugural season of the Professional Fighters League continues its playoffs.
The PFL debuted earlier this year with a regular season that had fighters competing twice – and earning …read more

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Get to know PFL 10's Handesson Ferreira ahead of welterweight playoffs

PFL viewers only have gotten to see 20 seconds of Handesson Ferreira ahead of his trip to the welterweight playoffs.
Ferreira needed only that long to take out Paul Bradley in …read more

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Eddie Alvarez focused on ONE lightweight division, will not move up to welterweight

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appeared on ONE Championship’s Thursday evening media conference call, alongside ONE women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee, ONE women’s strawweight champion Xiong Jing …read more

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Ray Cooper Plans to Retire Jake Shields In Their Rematch at PFL 10

When the Professional Fighters League season started earlier this year, Ray Cooper III probably wasn’t the name most people expected to end up as the No. 1 ranked welterweight.
That all …read more

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Undefeated Prospect Alexey Kunchenko to Test Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night Adelaide

UFC Fight Night Adelaide continues to take shape as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a welterweight matchup. …read more

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UFC Champion Tyron Woodley Describes Recent Hand Injury

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley describes his hand injury and the details will make most wince. Woodley successfully retained his welterweight gold last month. “The Chosen …read more

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Woodley Hand Injury ‘Made Noise Like Light Bulbs Cracking’

It’s going to be a few more months before welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is back in the cage.
That’s the word from Tyron himself, who did his latest episode of The …read more

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Cameron Seville-Rivera Looks to Keep the Excitement Flowing at CageSport 53

After having gone through various sports such as Taekwondo, wrestling and boxing, welterweight prospect Cameron Seville-Rivera has stepped onto the MMA scene with a bang.
In two bouts as a professional, …read more

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Colby Covington Would Be Happy To Welcome Conor McGregor Back To Welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight challenger Colby Covington believes that sometime in the future Irish mega star Conor McGregor will return to the welterweight division and “Chaos” will be ready to …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington believes Tyron Woodley should ‘get out there and promote yourself’

Interim UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington has had a feud going on with the current welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley for quite some time. Covington believes Woodley is ‘ducking him’ and …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington doubts legitimacy of Woodley injury, vows to ‘end his career’ on Super Bowl Weekend

One of the options for the main event of the upcoming UFC 230 card was a welterweight title fight between champion Tyron Woodley and interim champion Colby Covington. With Covington …read more

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Highlights! Luque Scores Quick KO Over Turner At UFC 229

Octagon newcomer Jalin Turner didn’t last long earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) at UFC 229 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when welterweight finisher Vicente Luque quickly …read more

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UFC 229 results: Tony Martin scores devastating finish of Ryan LaFlare

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LAS VEGAS – Tony Martin (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) seems to have made a wise decision in moving to welterweight, now standing 2-0 in …read more

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UFC 229's Vicente Luque ready for ranked opponents after Jalin Turner fight

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Ahead of his welterweight bout on the prelims tonight, go inside UFC 229 with Vicente Luque.
Luque (13-6-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) takes on promotional newcomer …read more

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Gegard Mousasi downplays size advantage over Rory MacDonald: ‘GSP beat Bisping, Gastelum is fighting Whittaker’

When reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi faced off against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 last weekend, fight fans expected a master class in martial arts from the …read more

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Till: Woodley fight was ‘probably’ my last at welterweight

Darren Till looks to be heading up to the UFC middleweight division. Darren Till’s quest for the UFC welterweight title ended in a one-sided submission defeat to Tyron Woodley last …read more

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Darren Till announces move to middleweight, targets Liverpool return

Darren Till hasn’t given up completely on welterweight, but he’s giving his body a break with a move to middleweight.
Till on Wednesday announced he’s “probably” done fighting at 170 pounds …read more

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Darren Till announces he is moving to middleweight, but welterweight return is possible

After struggling with the cut down to the welterweight division’s 170-pound limit, and losing his long-awaited title fight with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Darren Till says he is headed …read more

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Rafael Dos Anjos vs Kamaru Usman official for TUF 28 Finale headliner

It has been rumored since June that an important welterweight clash was in the works. Well, that fight has now been made official.
The fight in question was a matchup between …read more

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Dos Anjos vs Usman Headlines TUF 28 Finale

See, not all fight announcements are bad.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has put together an interesting welterweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Kamaru Usman to headline the upcoming Ultimate …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Faces Kamaru Usman in ‘Ultimate Fighter’ 28 Finale Main Event

The upcoming ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season 28 finale has a main event with former champion Rafael dos Anjos taking on Kamaru Usman in a welterweight showdown on Nov. 30 from Las …read more

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Erick Silva out of grand prix alternate bout vs. Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 207

Erick Silva’s Bellator debut will have to wait.
Silva (19-7 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled welterweight grand prix alternate matchup against Lorenz Larkin (20-9 MMA, …read more

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Lyoto Machida Warns Gegard Mousasi To Be Ready For Him

Lyoto Machida warns Gegard Mousasi that he’s coming for gold. This past Saturday night (Sept. 29), Mousasi defended his Bellator middleweight title against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. While many expected …read more

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MacDonald On Bellator 206 Loss: ‘I Didn’t Mentally Show Up’

Here’s what the Bellator welterweight champ had to say about his failed attempt to win the middleweight strap. Bellator welterweight champ and great Canadian hope Rory MacDonald had a bad …read more

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Bellator 206 post-event facts: Douglas Lima becomes most prolific welterweight finisher

A key chapter in Bellator history took place on Saturday with Bellator 206. The event, which took place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., was the first fight card …read more

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Gegard Mousasi reminds Rory MacDonald (and fight world), ‘champ-champ’ ain’t no easy thing

Rory MacDonald’s ambition is to be admired. At the same time the Canadian star committed to competing in a tournament in which he would defend his welterweight championship through every …read more

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GSP: PED Users Can’t Be GOAT

Georges St-Pierre continues to be one of the most outspoken fighters against performance enhancing drugs.
The former welterweight champion left the sport for years in part because he was unwilling …read more

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Bellator 206 recap: Mousasi destroys MacDonald

In the Bellator 206 main event, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi stopped welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in the second round. Gegard Mousasi didn’t give Rory MacDonald much of a chance in …read more

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Mousasi easily stops MacDonald at Bellator 206

Gegard Mousasi dominated welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, stopping him in the 2nd round at Bellator 206. …read more

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Bellator 206 results: Gegard Mousasi pummels Rory MacDonald in clash of champions

It seemed like a dream fight on paper: Bellator’s first superfight, featuring welterweight champion Rory MacDonald going up in weight to challenge middleweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi for the latter’s championship …read more

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Bellator 206 results: Gegard Mousasi batters Rory MacDonald to defend belt

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) denied Rory MacDonald’s (20-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) shot at Bellator history, answering the welterweight champ’s attempt to take his middleweight …read more

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Bellator 206 Results: Gegard Mousasi stops Rory MacDonald in Round 2 (VIDEO)

Current Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi put his title on the line in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 206 event against reigning welterweight champion Rory MacDonald.
Rory MacDonald was most recently …read more

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Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald Quick Results

Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29, in San Jose, Calif. The main event features a champion vs. champion superfight, as welterweight titleholder Rory MacDonald challenges …read more

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Douglas Lima wants ‘round six’ with Rory MacDonald in Bellator tournament final

Douglas Lima wants to recapture the welterweight championship through Bellator’s 170-pound grand prix, and it would feel even better to meet his last foe in the tournament final.
Facing Andrey Koreshkov …read more

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Bellator 206 betting odds: Mousasi favored over MacDonald

Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s Bellator 206 main card, where Gegard Mousasi is favored to retain his middleweight belt from challenging welterweight champ Rory MacDonald. Bellator 206 …read more

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How To Watch Bellator 206: ‘Mousasi Vs. MacDonald’ Tonight!

The action unfolds later tonight (Sat., Sept. 29, 2018) at Bellator 206 live on DAZN from inside SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., as welterweight champion Rory MacDonald moves up …read more

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Bellator 206: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald fight preview

Get the rundown on the Bellator 206 main event between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champ Rory MacDonald. The main event of Bellator 206 is one of the best …read more

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Daily Debate results: If 165 division happens in UFC, what should become of welterweight?

Earlier this week, UFC 230 fighters Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier made some waves talking about a 165-pound division.
Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) and Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) are …read more

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A second title fight, with a welterweight grand prix in the wings? Rory MacDonald finally right where he wants to be

Of all the fan-friendly experiments that Bellator has tried over the years, the upcoming welterweight grand prix might inspire the most purely cut, suite-quality onomatopoeia. Ed Ruth versus Neiman Marcus? …read more

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LIVE! Bellator 206 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates Tonight!

Bellator 206: “Mousasi vs. MacDonald” takes place TONIGHT (Sept. 29, 2018) at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald (20-4) is moving up to 185 pounds to …read more

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Rory MacDonald ‘would prefer’ to defend both titles if he wins at Bellator 206

If he becomes Bellator’s first two-division champion when he faces middleweight titleholder Gegard Mousasi on Saturday at Bellator 206, welterweight champ Rory MacDonald hopes to be able to defend both …read more

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Bellator 206 welterweight grand prix breakdown: Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov

Bellator’s welterweight grand prix tournament gets underway Saturday, and a pair of former champions meet in the first opening-round fight.
Andrey Koreshkov (20-2 MMA, 11-2 BMMA) takes on Douglas Lima (29-7 …read more

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Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald Weigh-in Results and Video

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The Bellator 206 super fight between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight titleholder Rory MacDonald got the green light on Friday in San Jose, Calif. Mousasi and MacDonald …read more

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Video: Main Card Fighters On Weight for Saturday’s Bellator DAZN Debut

Bellator MMA is set to debut on the DAZN streaming service with a blockbuster card featuring a superfight between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champ Rory MacDonald, as well …read more

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Live Stream - Bellator 206: Mousasi vs MacDonald official weigh ins

Watch the weigh ins for Bellator 206. Bellator is hosting a major event this weekend, and it will feature a super-fight between middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi and welterweight title holder …read more

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UFC 228 PPV Buys Were Laughably Bad

Not even the barbershop could have saved UFC 228.
The most recent pay-per-view (PPV) event for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), headlined by the welterweight title fight pitting Tyron Woodley (champion) opposite …read more

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Michael Chiesa Draws Carlos Condit in First Trip to UFC Welterweight Division

Michael Chiesa had a very difficult weight cut for his last fight, so he’s moving from lightweight up to welterweight, and now he has his first 170-pound bout booked.
Chiesa is …read more

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Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit headed to UFC 232 in Las Vegas

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Michael Chiesa will make his move to welterweight in December against a former interim champion.
Chiesa (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) …read more

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Gegard Mousasi explains how he plans to beat Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206

This weekend, in the main event of Bellator 206, Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will attempt to defend his title against the promotion’s welterweight champion Rory MacDonald.
Although Gegard Mousasi will …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Targets Two Fighters After Title Bout Against Rory MacDonald

Gegard Mousasi has a big challenge in front of him this coming weekend as he’s slated to defend his middleweight title against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in the headliner of …read more

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Pat Pytlik Hopes Winning Unified MMA Title Gets Him to the UFC

Always one to be up for a fight, circumstances surrounding welterweight up-and-comer Pat Pytlik’s first bout of 2018 were a bit different than those prior to it.
Not only was Pytlik …read more

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Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi: Rafael Lovato Jr. No. 1 contender, Lyoto Machida next

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has three fights remaining on his contract after a showdown with welterweight champ Rory MacDonald. And he’s already plotted his future.
Should …read more

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Condit vs Chiesa set for Dec. 29

A former Ultimate Fighter winner and longtime lightweight standout, Michael Chiesa will test the waters in the welterweight division on December 29, as he squares off with former interim champion …read more

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Former boxing champion Victor Ortiz arrested on rape charge

Victor Ortiz, who was scheduled to headline an FS1 event this Sunday, surrendered to local authorities on multiple sexual assault felony charges. Former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz turned himself …read more

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Daily Debate results: Gegard Mousasi or Rory MacDonald to win Bellator 206 headliner?

At Bellator 206 on Saturday night, it’ll be champion vs. champion.
In the DAZN-streamed main event, welterweight champ Rory MacDonald challenges Gegard Mousasi for the middleweight title at SAP Center in …read more

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Middleweight, welterweight playoffs set for PFL 10 in Washington, D.C.

The Professional Fighters League playoffs are rolling into the nation’s capital.
On Monday, officials announced via press release that PFL 10 will take place at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in …read more

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Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa targeted for UFC 232

The UFC’s traditional year-end card is getting a potential barnburner.
Michael Chiesa will move up to welterweight and take on a returning Carlos Condit at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in …read more

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Report: UFC's Abdul Razak Alhassan indicted for alleged sex assault while working as bouncer

Five months before Abdul Razak Alhassan knocked out Niko Price at UFC 228, the welterweight fighter was freed on a $20,000 bail bond for a sexual assault charge.
Alhassan might not …read more

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UFC 232 books Condit vs. Chiesa, sources say

Carlos Condit and Michael Chiesa will square off in a welterweight bout on Dec. 29 at UFC 232, multiple sources tell ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. …read more

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Lil’ Mac Stayed Put To Avoid Woodley’s Smoke

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, is no stranger to the welterweight division, having split a pair of fights with Nate Diaz back in 2016. In fact, …read more

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Morning Report: Tyron Woodley: A fight with Conor McGregor ‘makes sense’ if McGregor wins at UFC 229

Since winning the welterweight title at UFC 201, Tyron Woodley has been angling for a superfight with former champion Georges St-Pierre. Recently though, St-Pierre explained why he is uninterested in …read more

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Covington slams ‘brittle b-tch’ Tyron Woodley for undergoing surgery

Colby Covington rips Tyron Woodley for undergoing yet another surgery. It was originally teased that Tyron Woodley would defend his welterweight title against Colby Covington at the upcoming UFC 230 …read more

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GSP not sure if Tyron Woodley is ‘greatest’: It’s ‘hard to say’

Georges St-Pierre thinks there are many fighters that could lay claim to being the ‘greatest’ welterweight of all-time. Last week, Tyron Woodley’s coach (and former UFC veteran) Din Thomas told …read more

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Georges St-Pierre explains why he doesn’t want to fight Tyron Woodley “right now”

Reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley considers himself the greatest welterweight in the history of MMA. While Woodley has developed an incredible resume, however, many fans and pundits still feel …read more

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The Brittle One

I don’t know Tyron Woodley personally, but I can’t help wonder if last week’s decision to undergo hand surgery was less about repairing damage to his welterweight mitt and more …read more

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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre explains why he doesn’t want to fight Tyron Woodley ‘right now’

Since winning the welterweight title at UFC 201, Tyron Woodley has been chasing a fight with former champion Georges St-Pierre, with the primary objective being to capture the title of …read more

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Coach: Woodley will be ‘best of all-time’ with two more title defenses

Coach Din Thomas believes Tyron Woodley will cement his legacy as the greatest welterweight of all-time. Tyron Woodley surged to No. 6 in the official pound-for-pound rankings after his big …read more

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Austin Batra DQ’d in amateur title fight for insane late flying strike

Austin Batra found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the strangest way possible.
An amateur welterweight title fight at a Battlefield Fight League show in Coquitlam, …read more

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Alex Oliveira Quickly Takes Out Carlo Pedersoli (UFC Sao Paulo Highlights)

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Check out highlights from the welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Carlo Pedersoli at UFC Fight Night …read more

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UFC Sao Paulo results: Alex Oliveira makes stunningly quick work of Carlo Pedersoli Jr.

Alex Oliveira (20-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) picked up the quickest win of his UFC career, needing just 39 seconds to finish Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC).
The welterweight bout …read more

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Highlights! Moraes Hands ‘Killa B’ First Submission Loss At UFC Sao Paulo

Sergio Moraes had his way with welterweight veteran Ben Saunders earlier tonight (Sat., Sept. 22, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 137 from inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, eventually …read more

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Rory MacDonald opens up about Bellator’s welterweight division

On Sept. 29, Rory MacDonald will have the chance to become a two-weight champion in Bellator. The current welterweight title holder will be taking on the reigning Bellator middleweight champ …read more

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Latest UFC Fight Night 140 Fight Card, TV Line Up

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will ask local hero Santiago Ponzinibbio to prove he’s got the chops to hang with the welterweight elite by taking out grizzled veteran Neil Magny in …read more

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Tyron Woodley Still Open to UFC 230 if He’s Injury-Free

Tyron Woodley is still down to fight at UFC 230, but he has to get his thumb looked at first. Woodley is coming off a dominant welterweight title defense against …read more

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Carlos Condit Wants to Welcome Welterweight Debutant Michael Chiesa

After two consecutive losses in the 155-pound division and a failure to make weight, Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contender Michael Chiesa has decided to move up to the welterweight division …read more

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Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa in the Works for UFC 232

Following a second-round submission loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC 226, Michael Chiesa made the decision to move up to welterweight for his next contest for a fresh start. Chiesa …read more

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Champ Camp: Behind the Scenes Moments of Tyron Woodley’s UFC 228 Title Defense

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Check out the season finale of Champ Camp Season 5. Experience all of welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s moments behind the scenes from UFC 228: Woodley vs Till …read more

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BJ Penn Explains Why He’s Returning at UFC 232 (Video)

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn is coming back to the Octagon to face Ryan Hall on Dec. 29. Though he has numerous accomplishments throughout his career, there …read more

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Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit accepts fight with “Maverick”

It appears that former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (30-12 MMA) is ready to make his return to the octagon.
“The Natural Born Killer” was recently called out by former …read more

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LFA 49 video highlights: Brady stays unbeaten, Webb tops 'WWE Tough Enough's' Saraceno

In a battle of unbeaten welterweight prospects, Sean Brady stayed perfect Friday night.
Brady (9-0) shut out Gilbert Urbina (5-1) on the scorecards in the LFA 49 main event. Brady, from …read more

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Video: Troy Jones scores ferocious head kick KO at Glory 58

Two fights into his Glory kickboxing career, Troy Jones is showing why he’s known as “Trouble”.
The welterweight made a major impact at Friday’s Glory 58 show in Hoffman Estates, Ill., …read more

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Undefeated newcomer Luigi Vendramini replaces Belal Muhammad at UFC Sao Paulo

Elizeu Zaleski has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo on Sept. 22.
The rising welterweight will now take on undefeated newcomer Luigi Vendramini, who replaces Belal Muhammad at next week’s …read more

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Listen to UFC champ Tyron Woodley's first rap single: 'I'll Beat Yo' Ass'

Tyron Woodley reaffirmed himself as the UFC’s best welterweight this past Saturday with a dominant win over Darren Till.
Afterward, on FS1’s UFC 228 post-fight show, he said his debut rap …read more

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Sean Brady: ‘I’m Better’ Than LFA 49 Opponent Gilbert Urbina

For his first bout of 2018, welterweight up and comer Sean Brady couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity.
Facing former Ultimate Fighter winner Colton Smith for Shogun Fights in March, …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn reacts UFC 232 matchup with Ryan Hall

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn is going to fight again. The UFC Hall of Famer is set to return to the cage at UFC 232 on December …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington open to boxing match with ‘little bum’ Nick Diaz

Two of the MMA world’s biggest personalities reside in the welterweight division and it was only a matter of time until they got on each other’s minds.
Those personalities being none …read more

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Michael Chiesa moving up to welterweight, hopes for fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 232

After a failed attempted on the scales during his last time out at UFC 226, The Ultimate Fighter season 15 winner Michael Chiesa is changing divisions.
Although he immediately stated after …read more

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Kamaru Usman Not Worried About Colby Covington’s Likely Title Shot

Kamaru Usman isn’t concerned with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White saying Colby Covington is next in line for a welterweight title shot. Usman served as an emergency replacement …read more

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Nutritionist is confident Darren Till can hit 170 pounds “with ease” for years to come

One of the big worries ahead of UFC 228 was that main event title challenger Darren Till might not make the 170-pound limit for his fight with welterweight champion Tyron …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Din Thomas, Valerie Letourneau

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Din Thomas and Valerie Letourneau.
Thomas, coach for Tyron Woodley, helped lead the welterweight champion to a …read more

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Darren Till’s Nutritionist Confident He Can Continue at 170 Pounds

Much of the talk in the lead-up to UFC 228 this past Saturday revolved around Darren Till and his weight cut. The Englishman had failed to make the welterweight weight …read more

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