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Aldo versus Mendes II: The Breakdown

After Nova Uniao’s Renan Barao lost his title to Team Alpha Male’s T.J. Dillashaw – the rivalry between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes heated up. They meet next at UFC 179 for the second time and this is the biggest challenge facing Aldo in his career to date. You instinctually would not think that after watching the first fight but Mendes seems to have improved more than Aldo in...
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UFC 179 Free Fight: Glover Teixeira KO’s Ryan Bader

After a three week hiatus, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns with a pay-per-view bonanza featuring one of the UFC’s most dominant champions in Jose Aldo. Before the Featherweight kingpin rematches Team Alpha Male product Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179, top ranked Light Heavyweights will battle it out in hopes of landing a title shot down the road. Fresh off...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jessica Penne and why she could win TUF 20

As the former Invicta FC atomweight champion, Jessica Penne still had to audition to get on the show. If not for Michelle Waterson’s Gumby arm, Penne would have retained her atomweight title. The armbar Penne had Waterson in was one of the deepest that did not force a tap or cause major trauma. Penne, showing championship heart bounced back from that loss with a first round submission...
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Why you should watch UFC 179

The UFC is ready to return to the spotlight after a three week lull in the action. In the only pay-per-view offering of the month, UFC 179 provides an enticing card live from Brazil. In the main event, Jose Aldo looks to defend his Featherweight title for the seventh time in the Octagon, facing off against a familiar foe in Chad Mendes. This title fight is a rematch from UFC 142...
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Damacio Page's KO of the year?

It was yet another successful night for the home team out of Albuquerque and it was highlighted by a disturbingly beautiful knockout by former 8-fight UFC/WEC vet Damacio Page over Brian Hall in their flyweight co-main event title bout at Legacy 36 this past Friday night. After a four fight losing streak under the Zuffa umbrella, Page would be forced to find work elsewhere in an...
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Fabricio Werdum Suffered Carbon Monoxide Scare In Mexico Fight Camp

UFC heavyweight title challenger Fabricio Werdum suffered a life-threatening carbon monoxide incident in the first day of his training camp in Mexico recently as he began preparations to take on Cain Velasquez at UFC 180 on November 15th. Werdum and 12 others including famed coach Rafael Cordeiro, the heavyweight’s brother Felipe Werdum and former UFC fighter Renato “Babalu...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Reveals Bellator’s Strategy For 2015

This coming Friday night’s Bellator 130 show will mark their final foray into doing weekly shows before they switch to a new format on Spike TV in 2015. In a new interview on MMAfighting.com, Bellator CEO Scott Coker, who took over from Bjorn Rebney back in June, unveiled the new gameplan they have lined up as he looks to put his own stamp on the promotion and take it to the next...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nam Phan Makes Bellator Debut Against Mike Richman

Bellator MMA has brought another former UFC fighter on board. On Friday, the promotion announced featherweight Nam Phan (pictured) will make his Bellator debut against Mike Richman on November 15. As customary with all MMA deals, terms of Pham’s contract were not disclosed. Bellator 131 goes down inside Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The show features a grudge...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator: Ortiz Vs Bonnar- Spike TV Serve Up Extra Fight-Week Shows

Spike TV are set to pull out all the stops in order to promote Bellator 131’s headline bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar on November 15th with extra programming for the fight being served up during fight week. Firstly, on Wednesday, 12th November at 11pm ET, Spike TV will air ‘Tito Vs Bonnar: Winner Takes All’, which features a face-to-face interview with the two veterans...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Mir wants a rubber match with Brock Lesnar

Combate recently interviewed former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who shared on why he still dislikes his old rival Brock Lesnar, his rivalry with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and more. Below are some highlights: Mir on if he would accept a rubber match with Lesnar: “I think that his comeback would be good for MMA. He’s still popular, people know who he is and he brings attention...
Via WZR Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: War Machine attempted to commit suicide in jail

Jonathan Koppenhaver—aka War Machine—is currently awaiting trial on 32 felony charges (including attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault) for the alleged beating of then-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas. He recently sent a jailhouse letter to a friend, in which he claimed he was "ambushed" by Thomas. And now, according to TMZ, he reportedly...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail

MMA fighter War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail on Tuesday, according to a report. TMZ says War Machine, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, was found on the ground of his jail cell by an officer at the Clark County Jail. War Machine was said to be unresponsive and had a piece of linen tied...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine reportedly attempted suicide in jail cell

Former MMA fighter War Machine is in a medical isolation cell on suicide watch, after a corrections officer foiled the inmate’s attempt to kill himself last Tuesday night.
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Ronda Rousey would rather die than lose a fight

Ronda Rousey cares about winning so much that she says she would rather die than lose. Rousey, who is the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, made her comments during an interview on “Jim Rome on Showtime,” a show for whom she is a frequent guest. Rousey said she refuses to tap out during a fight and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 mistakes wrestlers make in BJJ

If you saw him on the street you might not guess he’s a world champion. Adam Sachnoff, also known as “Big Red” and “The Red Destroyer,” doesn’t carry himself with the arrogance that often follows talent and success in competition. The 27-year-old is the lead instructor at 10th Planet – San Mateo in Northern California. […] The post Adam Sachnoff, 10th Planet &...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA's Jason 'Mayhem' Miller live-tweets standoff with police

MMA fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller was involved in a standoff with police on Thursday. When the Orange County Sheriff's Department attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, he responded by barricading himself in his house. OCSD deputies reportedly arrived around 10 a.m. local time to his California home. And when they tried to serve a warrant related to stalking...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine in letter from jail: I was 'ambushed'

Jonathan Koppenhaver—aka War Machine—is at it again. Currently facing 32 felony charges, stemming from an incident in which he allegedly beat ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, he's now trying to play the victim role (in an ironic turn of events). He recently wrote a letter from jail to a friend, which TMZ was able to obtain. In it, he says he was "ambushed" by Mack...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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