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Fighter Profile: Johny Hendricks

In an effort to help familiarize our readers with the sport of mixed martial arts, and the UFC in general, we are going to continue our weekly segment, “Fighter Profile.” Over the next eight weeks we will be profiling the 8 champions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This week: Welterweight Champion, Johny Hendricks. Name: Johny [&hellip No visits yet The post Fighter...
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UFC Fight Night on FS1: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine Crystal Ball predictions

The top of two very deep divisions will be sorted out Saturday night. Rory MacDonald meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and would likely earn a UFC welterweight title shot with a victory. Raphael Assuncao, the would-be bantamweight No. 1 contender, meets Bryan Caraway in a battle of top-notch grapplers. The card also highlights...
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Watch: Kennedy and Romero get heated backstage following UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero put on quite the show in Vegas this past Saturday night. Both men earned a well deserved $50,000 fight of the night bonus check, but the fight itself didn’t come without controversy. Kennedy had Romero rocked at the end of the second round after landing some devastating uppercuts. As you can see in the .gif below, Kennedy did grab a hold...
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UFC champion Anthony Pettis expects to finish Gilbert Melendez in the first round

Anthony Pettis has been quite the busy man lately. “Showtime” is the coach of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, has been seen doing UFC Q & A’s, won his spot on the Wheaties box, and has even made guest appearances on UFC on FOX shows. Essentially, Pettis has been doing everything besides actually defending his title, and the bevy of contenders are creating a...
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Chris Camozzi Announces UFC Release

The UFC has cut middleweight Chris Camozzi (pictured) following September’s controversial split decision defeat to Rafael Natal, his fourth straight defeat under the promotion’s watch. Camozzi announced his unemployment status Wednesday in a blog post. “Cuts are minor nuances that sometimes leave a scar as a reminder,” Camozzi wrote. “They are not life changing and if you...
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Donald Cerrone pissed off at Myles Jury for refusing December fight date

Donald Cerrone UFC 178  Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone may be the hottest fighter in the UFC today, so it’s no wonder Lightweights are not lining up at the UFC front offices to get a crack at the No. 4 ranked fighter in the division. Cowboy has won five fights in a row, including his impressive unanimous decision victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 this past weekend. Prior to his...
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UFC champion Cain Velasquez shows off incredible dance moves on TUF Latin America

Forget the former UFC Heavyweight champion Randy Couture being on Dancing With The Stars, the current UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently showed off his moves, and they are quite astonishing for the big man. Check out Velasquez’s break dancing on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America (Courtesy of R/mma): We know that 10 second clip is just not...
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Chael Sonnen is back! In a BattleGrounds MMA promotional video

Former UFC title challenger and self-proclaimed “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen has returned to the forefront of the mixed martial arts community after a short sabbatical following his retirement and release from FOX Sports. While Sonnen’s fighting career may be over, his promotional expertise is being utilized by BattleGrounds MMA. This weekend, live on pay-per-view, BattleGrounds...
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Jeremy Stephens Vs Charles Oliveira To Co-Main Event TUF 20 Finale

A featherweight fight between Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will serve as the co-main event on the TUF 20 Finale fight card on December 12th in Las Vegas. Stephens is coming off a decision loss to the current No.2 ranked Cub Swanson which brought an end to the three-fight unbeaten run he’d been enjoying since moving down to 145lbs last year. He’s still ranked No.10 in...
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Gunnar Nelson on brink of breakout performance

With the world of mixed martial arts still buzzing from last weekend’s action at UFC 178 and the updated rankings that followed, the sport’s leading promotion will redirect the spotlight this weekend with it’s second trip to Sweden and a main event featuring a welterweight clash between the increasingly-dangerous Gunnar Nelson and 170-pound fixture Rick Story at UFC Fight Night...
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Demetrious Johnson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)   Demetrious Johnson * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 126 – Feb 5/11 – W (Yamamoto) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Torres) -  $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,00 win […]
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‘UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

If you were hoping to see some exciting scraps at “UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story,” it might happen, but they will probably be of the one-sided variety. The show’s featured contest between welterweights Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson is of significance, however, Nelson is expected to give “Horror” nightmares. Nelson is pegged as a 3.5-1 odds-on favorite, while Story checks...
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Cung Le suspended for failed HGH test

So, remember when Cung Le posted the above pic on the Internet and claimed the reason he looked overly ripped was because he had just finished an intense workout and the photo was shot under the “perfect lighting”? Yeah, about that… As many had suspected, Le was on something, and that something was human growth hormone. The UFC has suspended Le nine months, retroactive to his...
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Lightweights beware, Conor McGregor is eventually moving to 155

Irish superstar Conor McGregor vaulted up to the No. 5 spot in the most recent rankings release from the UFC, which puts him in a prime position to potentially battle for the featherweight title in his next fight. McGregor is 4-0 currently in the 145-pound division with three TKO's to his credit.  He hopes to claim the featherweight strap in his next fight by facing either Jose...
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Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Oliveira co-headlines Ultimate Fighter Finale

The Ultimate Fighter Finale has a co-main event. Featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens will take on Charles Oliveira in the co-headliner of the TUF Finale on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, according to UFC.com. The main card will air on FOX Sports 1. Stephens (23-10) might have been a win away from a title shot when he fell to Cub Swanson in June. Coming into that fight, "Lil'...
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Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens Co-Headlines TUF 20 Finale

On Tuesday, a thrilling lightweight shootout between Charles Oliveira (pictured) and Jeremy Stephens was announced as the co-featured attraction for “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale.” The “UFC Minute” reported the scrap. The December 12 event takes place inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oliveira has rattled off two consecutive victories. “Do Bronx” was...
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‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Bout Order Set

Now that UFC 178 is officially in our rear-view mirror, let’s take a look ahead to the octagon’s next pay-per-view broadcast. “UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II” goes down October 25 inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) puts his strap on the line against Chad Mendes in the show’s featured attraction. The last...
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Couture off ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Three weeks, and you’re out – that is, if you’re UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Couture and partner Karina Smirnoff were eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” Monday after just the third week of competition. They were on the bubble after receiving the lowest scores and fan votes following their performances in Week 2. Had they survived yesterday’s vote, they likely...
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Watch Dan Hardy Break Down UFC Fight Night 53’s Big Fights

Dan Hardy is back again alongside his UFC broadcast partner John Gooden to break down this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 53 event in Stockholm, Sweden including the welterweight main event between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story.
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Next Fights for Dominick Cruz and Conor McGregor?

A number of things were proven and a number of fighters established themselves as title contenders at UFC 178. Perhaps the two fighters that shone the most at the event were Dominick Cruz and Conor McGregor, who each finished their fights quickly and dominantly and won themselve Performance of the Night bonuses in the process. We at Fight of the Night have decided to explore what...
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Conor McGregor deserving of date with winner of Swanson-Edgar

Unlike almost any other sport, mixed martial arts has it’s own cruel way of weeding-out pretenders and aspiring champions who’ve risen through the ranks with wins over soft competition and the help of a devoted fan-base. And while those unfamiliar with the world of MMA may find it harsh or even barbaric, nothing is more definitive than a crowd-pleasing knockout, especially when...
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Conor, Cruz, Cat, Cowboy, Romero and Kennedy shine at UFC 178

It was one of the most anticipated cards of the year and that remained true even after it lost the original main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The card delivered on the hype with Conor McGregor leading the way. While Cowboy Cerrone, Cat Zingano and Dominick Cruz did all they could to steal the night away from him. While Yoel Romero, Tim Kennedy and a stool tried to...
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Full Fight Alert: Cruz ‘dominates’ Mizugaki in his long awaited return

When Dominick Cruz returned to the octagon this past Saturday night it was nearly three years to the day since we last saw him dominate then bantamweight #1 contender Demetrious Johnson for 25 full minutes. A lot has changed since that night. The bout headlined a free T.V. card on a channel once name as Versus, which has now been rebranded as NBCSN and is the home to WSOF. The man...
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Conor McGregor steals UFC title belt post UFC 178 (Photo)

Conor McGregor has taken the MMA world by storm over the last year, and he looks like a budding superstar for the UFC. The trash-talking Irishman has talked a big game ever since joining the UFC, and has backed up every word of it thus far. McGregor predicted a first round knockout over Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 178, and he did just that, obliterating the No. 5 ranked...
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Dustin Poirier ‘heartbroken’ following UFC 178 loss to Conor McGregor

Although UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his title in style in the main event of the mammoth UFC 178 card this past weekend, the highlight storyline of the event came from Conor McGregor’s incredible dispatching of No. 5 ranked Featherweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. McGregor and Poirier went back and forth quite a bit during fight...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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