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LAS VEGAS — It is a Tuesday night at Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, one week earlier than he is scheduled to fly to Chicago for Bellator 198, and Frank Mir‘s again is performing up. Nothing critical, but it surely’s sufficient to name apply early. Play it protected. These are the ultimate preparations for Mir’s upcoming battle
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Leslie Smith, an expert blended martial artist since 2009, will pursue authorized motion towards the UFC following its dealing with of a contracted bout this previous weekend in Atlantic Metropolis. Smith, 35, was scheduled to struggle Aspen Ladd at UFC Battle Night time in what was to be the ultimate struggle of her UFC contract.
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The US Anti-Doping Company (USADA) has cleared three Brazilian UFC athletes to renew their respective careers, after linking a number of failed drug exams to a pair of compounding pharmacies in Brazil. Heavyweight Junior dos Santos (18-5) and lightweight heavyweights Marcos Rogerio de Lima (15-5-1) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-5) have every accepted six-month suspensions
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Junior dos Santos formally accepted a six-month suspension from the USA Anti-Doping Company (USADA) on Monday, lastly concluding the worst eight-month span of his profession. Dos Santos, 34, examined optimistic for a banned diuretic on Aug. 10, which carries a possible one-year suspension underneath the UFC’s anti-doping program. The sanction was lowered, after dos Santos
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A lightweight heavyweight bout between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will headline UFC Battle Night time on July 22 in Hamburg, Germany. UFC officers introduced the 205-pound foremost occasion on Monday. The combat was initially imagined to happen subsequent month in Chile, nevertheless it was postponed on account of
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The UFC’s light-weight division was already crowded on the high going into this weekend. Effectively, add one other title to the combination. Former interim title challenger Kevin Lee (17-Three) turned in among the best performances of his profession Saturday, defeating Edson Barboza by way of TKO at 2:18 of the fifth spherical. Cageside physicians stopped
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The UFC is near finalizing a heavyweight struggle between latest title challenger Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis for UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas. A number of sources stated the deliberate matchup to ESPN. The UFC 226 pay-per-view occasion will happen at T-Cell Enviornment. MMAFighting.com first reported the brand new heavyweight matchup. Ngannou
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Two-time UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson has signed a brand new multi-fight cope with the promotion, and expects his subsequent struggle to happen “very soon.” The Swedish gentle heavyweight signed his new deal whereas in Los Angeles this week. He introduced the settlement by way of social media on Thursday. “While others are talking about
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Energetic UFC champion Daniel Cormier has accepted a head-coaching function with the wrestling program at Gilroy Excessive College, positioned south of San Jose, California. Cormier, 39, is the UFC’s gentle heavyweight champion and is making ready for a heavyweight title struggle towards Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on July 7. He’s additionally a group captain
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Skilled fighters get to compete just a few instances a 12 months, assuming they’re in good favor with their promotion and never sidelined by any important accidents. And people are each massive “ifs” within the unstable sport of MMA. Which means when fights are misplaced, in any other case assured opponents have to sit down
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The UFC has added what must be a fan-friendly welterweight struggle between Mike Perry and Yancy Medeiros to its UFC 226 lineup on July 7. Dustin Poirier’s thrilling TKO win towards Justin Gaethje on Saturday evening created much more insanity within the UFC’s light-weight division. Is he prepared for a title shot? What’s subsequent for
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The UFC’s light-weight division is loaded proper now. Khabib Nurmagomedov is champion, however simply weeks in the past that title belonged to Conor McGregor. After which to Tony Ferguson earlier than a freak damage sidelined him. Add in Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier each coming off knockout wins and an important bout this weekend between
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Eddie Alvarez is aware of how this should look. The UFC topped Khabib Nurmagomedov as its new light-weight champion final weekend, following a dominant displaying over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. UFC 223 offered a glimpse of the long run, as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rose Namajunas each impressed in wins. Who ought to they —
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Justin Gaethje‘s coach, Trevor Wittman, nonetheless laughs as he recollects how completely satisfied his fighter was after the primary skilled lack of his profession. Gaethje (18-1) suffered a knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 in December and was transported to a Detroit hospital instantly after. Wittman has lengthy expressed confidence Gaethje would deal
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The UFC has added a feminine featherweight bout between Holly Holm and Megan Anderson to UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago. Sources confirmed to ESPN the 145-pound matchup, following an preliminary report by Chicago Tribune. The UFC 225 pay-per-view occasion will happen at United Middle. It’s going to mark the primary non-title feminine featherweight
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After almost 20 years of masking Floyd Mayweather’s profession, I’ve lastly discovered my lesson. By no means underestimate the perfect boxer of his technology inside or exterior of the ring. You may recall — I do, as a result of I’m reminded of it usually by good aleck readers — that in Could 2016, Brett
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Who’s the world’s greatest ladies’s blended martial artist, no matter weight class? My newest top-10 rating is listed beneath. As well as, right here is my males’s pound-for-pound rating. Notice: Outcomes by means of April 11, 2018. = champion 1. Cris Justino• Document: 20-1• Div.: Featherweight (Invicta FC/UFC)• Final: W (TKO1) Yana Kunitskaya, March Three,
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