Monthly archive for December 2015

Rizin FF: Fedor, Kron, Gabi win superfights; King Mo HW GP champion

MMA is back to Japan in great fashion. Rizin Fighting Federation held its New Year’s Eve event this Thursday in a evening of fights that featured almost everything you can think of in terms of entertainment. It had great action and serious talent on the ring, but also had its fair share of freak shows…

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Leites vs. Mousasi to Co-Headline in London

The UFC middleweight division will remain in the spotlight in London’s O2 Arena on Feb. 27, as the main event of Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping will be joined by an intriguing co-main event featuring veteran contenders Thales Leites vs. Gegard Mous…

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The 10: A look at January’s biggest fights

Welcome to another year of The 10, your monthly look at 10 outstanding fights that are set to take place inside the Octagon. I’m your host, Ryan Seacrest.All right, the second part may not be true, but the first part is and the first entry into the 2016 edition of this series is a good one, offering a mix of championship bouts, potential title eliminators and a handful of pivotal divisional battles, plus a couple fights featuring competitors you’re going to want to keep you eye on as the year progresses.Let’s get into it.Here is The 10.UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit (Jan. 2 &ndas … Read the Full Article Here

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New Poirier: fresh and focused

There’s a spring in Dustin Poirier’s step as he bounces around the American Top Team training facility in Coconut Creek, Florida. It’s not so much because he will finally be facing Irishman Joe Duffy at UFC 195 on Jan. 2 (the two were…

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UFC’s heavyweight division is big again

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the drought is over. Sure, there was some notable heavyweight news in 2015, from Fabricio Werdum defeating Cain Velasquez for the undisputed title and Andrei Arlovski besting good buddy Travis Browne in a Fight of the Ye…

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The Downes Side: UFC 195 predictions

That’s right boys and girls, depending on your time zone, 2015 is already gone and it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side! As Robert Burns would say, let all my mistakes be forgot, and never brought to mind.
The UFC’s best …

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Kyle Noke has found a new groove at welterweight

Kyle Noke has found a new kind of groove and that’s bad news for the rest of the UFC’s welterweight division. While the Australia-born veteran has been no stranger to rough and tumble scraps inside the Octagon over the past five years, the …

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UFC 195 headliners get real at open workouts

On the casino floor adjacent to the sports book at MGM Grand Wednesday afternoon, the stars of UFC 195 put on a show at Open Workouts for a few hundred fans eagerly awaiting Saturday’s huge main and co-main events.UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, No. 1 contender Carlos Condit and heavyweight Andrei Arlovski participated and entertained a loud and energetic bunch cheering and partying in the middle of MGM Grand. Lawler is already feeding off the fan’s excitement.“I’m using their energy to amp me up and get ready for this fight,” Lawler said. &l … Read the Full Article Here

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Dober hoping holiday work pays off at UFC 195

Running errands all day, away from family and friends while sporting a black eye he got during his last sparring session, you would assume Drew Dober has experienced better Christmas holidays than this one. Still, just days before UFC 195, the upbeat l…

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Michinori Tanaka used 2015 to hone his skills ahead of UFC return

For many fighters in the same situation as Michinori Tanaka, 2015 would be described as a lost year. The Kanagawa native decided to use it as something else.On the shelf for nine months following his UFC debut against Kyung Ho Kang in September of 2014…

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