Robert Whittaker out duels Rafael Natal in three round slugfest

Robert Whittaker had to battle middleweight veteran Rafael Natal over three, hard fought rounds to earn a unanimous decision win at UFC 197.Whittaker has been one of the fastest rising stars in the middleweight division, but Natal gave him everything he could handle through 15 minutes in the Octagon together.It appeared both fighters were ready for a striking battle with Natal focusing...
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#UFCNewJersey: Rafael Natal Nearly KOs Kevin Casey In the First But Gets The TKO In The Second

When you are on the preliminary card you not only want to win, but you want to put on a show? Why? You want to give Dana White a good reason to put you higher on the card and eventually onto the main event card. If people doze off during your fights Dana is not going to move you up.With three wins by decision his last three times out, Rafael Natal was do for something different,...
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Uriah Hall Steps In For Derek Brunson Against Krzysztof Jotko In Germany

With Derek Brunson forced to pull out due to a rib injury, Uriah Hall will now step in as a short notice replacement to take on Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany on June 20th. Hall is just a couple of weeks removed from a split decision loss to Rafael Natal at UFC 187. It was a disappointing performance from the former TUF finalist who’s had trouble living up to...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos begins new chapter in UFC’s most talented weight class

At the conclusion of Saturday night’s final preliminary bout at UFC 185, announcer Joe Rogan and UFC President Dana White broke into a brief discussion about the loaded main card that was to follow in which both praised the many talents of 155-pound king Anthony Pettis, even comparing the relative youngster’s reign over the lightweight division to that of middleweight legend...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pettis, dos Anjos could spark rivalry at UFC 185

With the exception of Ronda Rousey’s latest title defense at UFC 184, the past few weeks have been about as eventful as a knitting convention in the sport’s leading promotion. Fortunately, one of the octagon’s most lethal entertainers will have a chance to light a fire under MMA’s fan-base on Saturday when lightweight champion Anthony Pettis meets Rafael dos Anjos in the...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Benson Henderson in search of unlikely title shot

In what has become one of the sport’s deepest divisions only the very best reside among the UFC’s top-ranked lightweights, and a single loss can sentence last weekend’s headliner to a career filled with fruitless attempts to recapture a missed opportunity. But for a former champion such as Benson Henderson who was knocked off of the mountaintop by Anthony Pettis in August of...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Sergio Moraes Out; Sean Spencer vs Drew Dober Booked for TUF 18 Finale

Sean Spencer 10-2 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record Won 4 of Last 5 Fights Notable Wins: Yuri Villefort, Derrick Krantz, Evan Cutts Drew Dober 13-4 MMA / UFC Debut 4 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Aaron Derrow, TJ O’Brien ————————————————————————— The Ultimate FIghter 18 FInale November 30th, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada Mandalay Bay Events Center...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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