Gilbert Burns says Tyron Woodley ‘needs to be strong mentally’ against Colby Covington

August 11, 2020

Top-ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns is rooting for Tyron Woodley against Colby Covington, but ‘Durinho’ says ‘T-Wood’ needs to be mentally prepared in the leadup to the bout. Speaking to The Schmo in a recent interview (h/t The Body Lock’s Abhinav Kini) Burns, who beat Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 9, said […]

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Robert Whittaker on why he accepted Jared Cannonier bout: ‘Why shouldn’t I fight again?’

August 11, 2020

Robert Whittaker could have sat on the sidelines and waited to fight the winner of the upcoming middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa at UFC 253, but ‘The Reaper’ decided to accept a fight against Jared Cannonier instead. Why? Because the former UFC middleweight champion wants to be more active going forward […]

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Robbie Lawler steps in to face Neil Magny on Aug. 29 after Geoff Neal hospitalized

August 11, 2020

UFC veteran Robbie Lawler will return to the Octagon after a twelve-month layoff to face Neil Magny in a short notice welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 174 on Aug. 29, sources close to MMA Fighting confirmed on Sunday. MMA DNA first announced the matchup yesterday. Lawler will step in for top-twelve UFC welterweight Geoff […]

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Rockhold returns! Former UFC champ coming back to MMA

August 11, 2020

Nothing lasts forever, but combat sports retirements seem to have a shorter shelf life than uncooked chicken. Whether it’s the money, the fame, or just the thrill of getting to punch another person in the face and have people cheer them on, fighters rarely seem to quit the game for good. This especially seems to […]

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UFC releases fighter whose corner displayed neo-Nazi tattoo

August 11, 2020

When Roman Bogatov hit the UFC, he did it with about as perfect a resume as a young fighter could hope to have. The 29-year-old had an unblemished 10-0 record, with six wins coming inside the distance. He had a reputation as a smothering, technical grappler. And had already beat a host of strong competition, […]

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UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 fight card

August 10, 2020

UFC 252 has a complete card. The big PPV event, which will take place in front of no audience at UFC Apex on August 15th, will be headlined by one of the biggest heavyweight title fights in the promotion’s history, as Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon for the third time. […]

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Chris Weidman admits UFC Vegas 6 win over Omari Akhmedov ‘was sloppy’

August 10, 2020

Chris Weidman was able to notch his first win in three years, but even he acknowledges it wasn’t his best work. The former UFC middleweight king prevailed by unanimous decision over Omari Akhmedov in Saturday’s UFC Vegas 6 co-main event, but Weidman’s performance scarcely resembled his championship days. It looked as if Weidman was totally […]

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Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis want to face each other following UFC Vegas 6

August 10, 2020

Derek Lewis looked impressive last night in UFC Apex, putting away Aleksei Oleinik with his hands early in the second round after surviving the first in Oleinik’s world – on the ground. Lewis has fought a lot of the other ranked fighters in the division, and currently sits at number four in the rankings. Naturally, […]

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UFC Vegas 6 results and video: Means wins war with Staropoli, Holland & Sanchez score dazzling knockouts

August 9, 2020

The UFC Vegas 6 event is heading into the main card portion, and the prelims just ended with welterweights Tim Means and Laureano Staropoli battling it out for 15-minutes. Both men landed quality strikes in the pocket, and both of them had to overcome some adversity. Means scored a huge head kick knockdown in the […]

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UFC Vegas 6 results: Stewart chokes Pitolo, Dariush stops Holtzman with spinning backfist

August 9, 2020

The UFC Vegas 6 main card continues on and Darren Stewart just submitted Maki Pitolo with a guillotine in the first round. Both men came to strike, but it was when Pitolo shot in for a takedown that Stewart attacked the neck and found the finish. This gets Stewart back into the win column, and […]

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