UFC Fight Island 8 prelims results & video: Simon chokes Pirrello, Nurmagomedov tech-subs Morozov

January 21, 2021

Today’s early UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8 card is underway, and the preliminary portion just finished up with Ricky Simon bodying Gaetano Pirrello, pulling out a second-round arm-triangle. It was a classic wrestling approach that Simon utilized to wear on his opponent, and then it was his sub skills that finished the fight. This makes two […]

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Michael Chandler on UFC debut: I’m not going to be the next Ben Askren

January 21, 2021

Ben Askren hyped himself as the next big thing at welterweight prior to his UFC debut in 2019, but that hype was short-lived and ‘Funky’ failed to live up to expectations. The former Bellator welterweight champion retired following a controversial submission win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 and subsequent stoppage losses to Jorge Masvidal […]

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Alexander Volkanovski reveals how he nullified Max Holloway’s striking

January 21, 2021

Max Holloway set a new precedent in the UFC and possibly redefined MMA with his lopsided unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7 last Saturday. ‘Blessed’ landed a record-breaking 447 strikes on Kattar and pounded on his opponent like a frozen piece of beef in a Rocky Balboa film. But why […]

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UFC Fight Island 8 results: Alves spams liver kicks for TKO win, Villanueva hits walk-off KO

January 21, 2021

The UFC Fight Island 8 main card is almost over and the co-main event just witnessed Warlley Alves land a trifecta of liver kicks on Mounir Lazzez to score a first-round TKO. Three straight kicks to the same spot was too much for Lazzez to endure, so he dropped to the floor in agony. After […]

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Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast – 39

January 21, 2021

Our compilation show is a deep dive with host, Trent Reinsmith, into the bigger news and goings on in MMA, both inside and outside the cage; presented with a critical, unbiased eye. Here is some detail on what’s going on here… the “regular” ‘C’mon Now MMA Podcast’ is a daily podcast of varying lengths, which […]

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They said what?! Pros react to Michael Chiesa’s win over Neil Magny at UFC Fight Island 8

January 21, 2021

After five hard-fought rounds, it was Michael Chiesa who emerged victorious at UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8: ‘CHIESA VS MAGNY’. In a grappling-heavy performance, the ‘Maverick’ outworked Neil Magny on the ground en route to a unanimous decision win. On Twitter, professional fighters reacted to the contest. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO WATCH ‘UFC FIGHT ISLAND […]

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UFC Fight Island 8 results: Michael Chiesa outgrapples Neil Magny in decision win

January 21, 2021

The UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8 main event is officially over and the company’s #8 ranked 170-pounder, Michael Chiesa, just had a stellar performance against the #9 ranked, Neil Magny. Chiesa looked to close the distance early and often, and that made for some pretty exciting back and forth scrambles. Magny was quite game, but was […]

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UFC Fight Island 8 video highlights: Michael Chiesa beats Neil Magny, calls out Colby Covington

January 21, 2021

The UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8 main event saw a ton of fun back and forth scrambles between the promotion’s #9 ranked, Neil Magny, and the #8 ranked, Michael Chiesa. The grappling exchanges were competitive, but Chiesa clearly had the edge. Magny had an inverted triangle locked up at one point, but he just couldn’t stop […]

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UFC Fight Island 8 post-fight bonuses: Body kick TKO nets Warlley Alves $50k

January 21, 2021

The 14-fight UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8 card was not loaded with “name” fighters, but it was a worthwhile event. Two fighters with familiar surnames, Umar Nurmagomedov and Francisco Figueiredo won in their UFC debuts and the women’s 125-pound division got an impressive debut from Manon Fiorot in the opening fight. The main card saw memorable […]

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UFC 257 video: Embedded, part 2 – ‘I’m the weirdo who works out on the plane’

January 21, 2021

UFC 257 is almost here, and as usual, Embedded is here as well. The show that gives you an inside look at the marquee contestants on PPVs has issued the second episode for this weekend’s big show on Fight Island, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the […]

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