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The next great UFC star is Brain Ortega

A video game like finish put an end to the UFC Fight Night in Fresno, California.  The main event featured UFC veteran Cub Swanson against the up and coming Brain Ortega. Both men are highly trained in mixed martial arts and call their home California. This was the match see who was the most talented featherweight contender to face Max Holloway. An excellent choke ended the fight...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miranda, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and... Felipe? Porto man eyes World Cup role

The 28-year-old Porto stopper is one of a handful of hopefuls targeting the last slot for a centre-back in Tite's squad at Russia 2018
Via Sporting News
17 hours ago

UFC Fight Night Fresno: Fight to make for up-and-coming Brian Ortega

The main event of UFC Fight Night Fresno was a clash between two fighters looking to make their way up the featherweight division rankings. It was the battle-tested veteran in Cub Swanson taking on the undefeated 26-year-old Brian Ortega. It was Ortega’s toughest test to date, and he passed it with flying colors. Ortega was tested early on in the fight, thanks to Swanson’s unorthodox...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Might Have his Next Opponent

A couple of weeks ago, a report would surface suggesting UFC superstar Conor McGregor wouldn’t fight in the Octagon ever again. Simply put, Dana White doesn’t know. Now, however, the Irishman may be on the verge of finalizing his next opponent.But here’s the catch: it’s another boxer.And not just any boxer, mind you. After all, how could it be? Turns out—it’s Manny Pacquiao. But...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Georges St-Pierre situation allows middleweight division to get moving again

Now that GSP has stepped aside and relinquished the UFC middleweight title, the division — which had been stalled — can start moving again.
Via Sporting News
3 days ago

Francis Ngannou vs. Stipe Miocic is the UFC’s dream come true

Stipe Miocic’s all-but-officially-confirmed title defense against Francis Ngannou is not only a great way to start of 2018, it’s a great opportunity for the UFC to show that it actually knows how to promote big fights. They now have to prove their worth because Miocic and Ngannou have legitimately interesting backstories to match their brutal...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Georges St-Pierre vacates UFC middleweight title after ulcerative colitis diagnosis

Robert Whittaker is UFC's new undisputed middleweight champion after Georges St-Pierre vacated his title due to illness.
Via Sporting News
3 days ago

Sarah Kaufman signs with Invicta FC; will headline first card of 2018

Former Strikeforce Champion Sarah Kaufman (18-4) has signed a multi-fight deal with North America’s leading all-female MMA promotion, Invicta FC. This story was first reported by MMAFighting‘s Ariel Helwani yesterday and was confirmed by the promotion during today’s Invicta FC 26 festivities. Kaufman competed for Invicta once before back in 2013 against Leslie Smith in between her...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago

GSP vacates middleweight title; Whittaker set to defend in Perth

Georges St. Pierre’s reign as UFC middleweight champion has officially come to an end today outside of the octagon. Just 34 days after defeating Michael Bisping to become only the fourth 2-division champion in the history of the promotion, the 36-year-old Canadian mixed martial arts legend vacated the title to take some time away from the sport due to ulcerative colitis. Here’s the...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago

Conor McGregor intends to fight in 2018, but there is a catch

There have been a lot of questions about whether or not Conor McGregor will fight again, but the man himself says he plans to fight next year.McGregor spoke with his sponsor, Betsafe, about his future and talked about his fight plans.“My focus is getting back into the right ring or octagon,” McGregor said, via The Mac Life. “2017 was historic. I have transcended both the sport of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey is back ... sort of

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey is coming back. Well, sort of.While her days in the UFC ended on a sour note, it appears the former bantamweight champion is going to be just fine. That’s because she’s nearing a deal with sports entertainment company WWE.And if her contract is in any way similar to Brock Lesnar’s reported deal from June, she doesn’t have to worry about a thing. If you...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Greg Hardy knocks out opponent in second career MMA fight

Former Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy made quick work of Kenneth Woods at The Horseshoe Casino Riverdome in American Kombat Alliance’s “Rite of Passage 2,” and he’s now managed to knock out both opponents he’s faced during his MMA career so far.Hardy previously knocked out fellow amateur Joe Hawkins in just 32 seconds roughly one month ago, and it didn’t take him much longer to...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 218: Fight analysis and predictions

UFC 218 looks to be an extremely solid card. In the main event, there is a rematch for the Featherweight title between Jose Aldo and the new champion, Max Holloway. Prior to that, there will be three other good-to-great fights. This card should not disappoint. Here are my predictions:   Fight Card level: Buffalo Wild Wings Overall Record: 31-20   Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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