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Sep 24

Dominick Cruz: Alpha Male Occupies TJ Dillashaw’s Head Space

The continuing devolution of TJ Dillashaw‘s relationship with his former teammates at Team Alpha Male is likely to cause problems when he challenges Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight championship at UFC 217 in November. The long history between Dillashaw and his current coach, Duane Ludwig, and Team

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Sep 23

Jessica Andrade Bloodies and Batters Claudia Gadelha in UFC Japan Co-Main Event

Jessica Andrade made a very strong statement with her win on Friday night as she bloodied and battered former title contender Claudia Gadelha en route to a lopsided decision in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night in Japan. Andrade entered the fight a…

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Sep 23

OSP’s ‘Von Preux’ Choke, Gokhan Saki’s Thunderous KO Earn Bonuses in Japan

Ovince Saint-Preux had to face a late notice replacement in his main event fight, but he made the most of his performance with a jaw-dropping submission to cap off the latest UFC card in Japan. Saint-Preux made short work of veteran fighter Yushin Oka…

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Sep 23

UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami Set an Unfortunate Record in Japan

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Saitama Super Arena in Japan for the fifth time in the company’s history for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami. Unfortunately, despite some exciting fights and finishes, it was a record-setting draw for all the wrong reasons.

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Sep 23

Ovince Saint Preux Puts Yushin Okami to Sleep in UFC Japan Main Event

Ovince Saint Preux solidified his position in the upper crust of the light heavyweight division, submitting Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday night in Japan. Okami accepted the fight on short notice when Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had to drop out because of a knee injury, but short notice and

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Sep 23

Gokhan Saki Flattens Henrique da Silva in Crazy Finish at UFC Fight Night in Japan

The former kickboxing superstar finally made his debut inside the Octagon on Friday night and he finished Henrique da Silva with a highlight reel left hook that brought the crowd in Japan to its feet. Prior to make his debut in the UFC, Saki was one o…

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Sep 21

Matt Brown Will Retire Following Diego Sanchez Fight

Veteran welterweight contender Matt Brown has confirmed that his upcoming fight against Diego Sanchez on Nov. 11 in Virginia will serve as his retirement bout from the sport of mixed martial arts. Brown posted about his retirement fight on Instagram a…

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Sep 21

Main Event Set, but One Fighter Misses Weight Badly at UFC Fight Night Japan

The UFC returns to Japan for a special Friday night card airing live on FXX. The weigh-ins went down on Thursday morning with only one fighter missing the mark, although it was a worrisome incident.

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Sep 21

If Garbrandt or Dillashaw Pulls Out of UFC 217, Dominick Cruz is Ready and Willing

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is willing to step in as a replacement if champion Cody Garbrandt or TJ Dillashaw have to pull out of their UFC 217 title fight. Cruz (22-2) recaptured the 135-pound title by defeating Dillashaw in Januar…

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Sep 20

McGregor could address Congress in rights campaign for fighters

By Philip O’Connor (Reuters) – Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor could speak in the United States Congress to help with a campaign to extend the legal protections enjoyed by boxers to MMA fighters, according to Congressman Markwayne Mullin. Mullin, a former fighter, is trying to get a

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Sep 20

Cyborg willing to face Ronda Rousey … in a WWE ring

Justino caught wind of Ronda Rousey’s coach’s comments and agreed that a bout against Rousey would be best for business … just not in a sanctioned MMA match.

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Sep 19

Stipe Miocic Has Eyes On Next UFC Heavyweight Title Defense

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic hasn’t fought since May, but he’s got his sights set on his next fight. If all goes according to plan, Miocic could be back in the Octagon by December or January. There has been some friction between Miocic and the UFC. Following his victory over Junior

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Sep 19

Olympics: Money runs out for British women’s bobsleigh team

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top female bobsleigh driver has turned to crowd-funding to keep her Olympic dreams alive after being told the national federation only had money to take men’s teams to Pyeongchang next year. “My ambition is, and has always been, to compete

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Sep 19

Cris Cyborg: Ronda Rousey’s Coach is a Joke

There was a time when Rousey vs. Cyborg was on everyone’s wishlist, most of all Cyborg’s. That was prior to Rousey being dismantled by Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in her last two outings. It would be difficult to even categorize either of Rousey’s performances against Holm or Nunes as competitive

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Sep 19

Daniel Cormier Still At Odds with Being Handed the UFC Belt Jon Jones Took From Him

Daniel Cormier understands and agrees with why he is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. “Dana White called me and he said if it’s a no contest, then the fight didn’t happen,” Cormier said last week on UFC Tonight. Cormier is a smart man.

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Sep 18

Michael Bisping Might Retire After Fighting Georges St-Pierre

The fight could take Bisping’s career to new heights, but it might also be the final time he sets foot in the Octagon. Recounting the magnitude of the event and his opponent, Bisping, 38, sees the fight with St-Pierre as a potentially glorious exit. Everybody knows who Georges St-Pierre is.

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