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Sep 5, 2016 1:53 pm

‘Cyborg’ Still Wants Ronda Rousey: “This Fight Needs to Happen.”

A few years ago, there was no bigger fight for women’s MMA than a clash between former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The main hurdle at the time, however, was that Cyborg was not a UFC fighter. Today, that has changed. Cyborg has already fought once in the...

Sep 5, 2016 1:01 pm

PHOTO | Arianny Celeste goes topless at the beach in Spain

UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste is a fan favorite for good reason. Can you believe that Arianny Celeste has been with the UFC for 10 years already? Celeste has been an Octagon Girl since 2006 and is still looking as good as ever. Arianny’s website gives a bit more information about her background. “Arianny is...

Sep 5, 2016 12:01 pm

VIDEO | Prisoners organize insane ‘Fight Club’ style matches in jail

Prisoners at the Mt Eden Corrections Facility in Auckland, New Zealand have found out a way to go viral, despite being behind bars. Insane footage captured on contraband cell phones caught the “Fight Club” style fights taking place in the facility and were uploaded to YouTube in 2015. People are seen watching the fights go...

Sep 5, 2016 11:15 am

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 1-year-old son killed by drunk driver

Another hit-and-run incident has dealt the MMA community a devastating blow. 3-1-1 professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-month-old baby boy passed away after being hit by a 72-year-old drunk driver in Hawthorne, California. From the Hawthorne Police: “On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of...

Sep 5, 2016 9:46 am

Miesha Tate Demonstrates Heroism Outside the Cage

It’s no secret that Miesha Tate is one hell of a fighter. She has, after all, won titles in both Strikeforce and the UFC. Yet Tate is also one of the sport’s kindest competitors–something she reminded the world of this weekend when she aided some struggling strangers while out on a hike in Nevada’s Mary...

Sep 5, 2016 8:41 am

Stephen Thompson to Tyron Woodley: “It Sounds Like You’re Scared to Fight Me.”

It’s no secret that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is not particularly keen on fighting number-one-contender Stephen Thompson. Instead, the champ infamously explained on Fox Sports that he is interested in “money fights” with the likes of Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre. Unsurprisingly, Woodley’s stance is not going over well with Thompson. On a recent...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...

Sep 5, 2016 6:50 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan previews CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall

At this weekend’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland, former WWE superstar CM Punk will make his professional mixed martial arts debut. The former pro-wrestling champion will be taking on talented 24-year-old Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA) on the evening’s main card. Prior to his signing with the UFC, which was announced on the main card of...

Sep 5, 2016 6:26 am

Felipe Silva Wants to Test Sage Northcutt’s Striking

Last month, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On the undercard of that event, Brazilian prospect Felipe Silva improved to 8-0 with a blistering, first-round knockout of kickboxing export Shane Campbell. Fresh off this fantastic win, Silva is attempting to take his destiny into his own hands rather...

Sep 5, 2016 6:05 am

CM Punk Comments on McGregor’s WWE Disses: “A Lot of Feelings Were Hurt.”

When Conor McGregor is on the mic, nobody is safe. Not his opponents, not the world’s best boxers, not even the stars of pro wrestling world. This latter group in particular has been on the receiving end of some serious McGregor heat over the last few weeks. In the buildup to UFC 202, the Irishman referred...

Sep 5, 2016 5:49 am

VIDEO | UFC 203 Countdown: Miocic vs. Overeem

This Saturday, the UFC is poised to take over Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena with UFC 203. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Cleveland-based champion Stipe Miocic and decorated challenger Alistair Overeem. Miocic is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Fabricio Werdum at May’s UFC 198 which earned him...

Sep 4, 2016 4:15 pm

PHOTO | Nicolas Dalby suffered a broken orbital bone in fight with Peter Sobotta

UFC welterweight Nicolas Dalby suffered a lopsided unanimous decision loss (30-26 x3) to Peter Sobotta at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 93 event in Hamburg, Germany. Sobotta was able to drop Dalby early on in the first-round and things never really got any better from there for the Danish fighter. Sobotta smothered Dalby on the ground...

Sep 4, 2016 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores a victory over Gabi Garcia at Abu Dhabi in 2015

23-year-old strawweight fighter Mackenzie Dern made her professional mixed martial arts debut at July’s Legacy Fighting Championship 58 event in Louisiana, where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Kenia Rosas. The famed Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, Dern, is an ADCC submission wrestling world champion as well as a no gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. In...

Sep 4, 2016 2:18 pm

VIDEO | Free Fight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 198, Stipe Miocic knocked out Fabricio Werdum to capture the UFC heavyweight title. This Saturday, in the main event of UFC 203, Miocic will defend that title against Alistair Overeem, while Werdum will attempt to get back on track opposite Travis Browne in the evening’s co-main event....

Sep 4, 2016 1:56 pm

VIDEO | Robin Black’s Breakdown for Miocic vs. Overeem

In less than one week’s time, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his throne against Alistair Overeem, arguably the most decorated fighter in the division’s history. The two big men will share the main event spot of UFC 203, which goes down in Miocic’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio next Saturday. In advance of this Octagon-shaking showdown, MMA...

Sep 4, 2016 12:47 pm

Boxer Conor Wallace Details his Role in Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Training Camp

In preparation for his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz, UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor invited several stars from other martial arts disciplines into his camp. One such star was BJJ whiz Dillon Danis, who helped the Irishman prepare for Diaz’s dangerous grappling arsenal. Another was All-Ireland boxing champion Conor Wallace, who was brought in...

Sep 4, 2016 12:35 pm

Rory MacDonald is a Fan of the Brutal Rules used in Early Days of MMA

MMA can be pretty brutal at times. As fans of the sport, we frequently witness thunderous knockouts, bloody battles, and freak injuries. Yet MMA is also a heavily regulated sport, with a long list of rules in place to promote fighter safety. Groin shots are illegal. Eye pokes are too. Headbutts are forbidden. Hair-pulling is...

Sep 4, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Is Mackenzie Dern the hottest woman in MMA?

The number one female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu could very well be the hottest woman in MMA as well. Mackenzie Dern, the 23-year-old submission phenom, posted a video of herself on Instagram showing her in more than just fighting shape. #flashbackfriday wishing I was at the beach again! 😥😁☀️🌊😍 A video posted by...

Sep 4, 2016 11:17 am

Gustafsson Interested in Jones Rematch, But Not to Settle Their Score

Back in 2013, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and number-one-contender Alexander Gustafsson engaged in an unforgettable war for the ages. In the end, Jones would walk away with a unanimous decision win, though many parties believed Gustafsson had done enough to steal the title. Today, Jones is neck-deep in a complicated stretch that has seen...

Sep 4, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Comments on Safe Win Over Blachowicz

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Alexander Gustafsson rebounded from a two-fight losing streak by decisioning Poland’s Jan Blachowicz. Despite being known as a striker, Gustafsson relied primarily on his wrestling to defeat Blachowicz, which has earned him a bit of criticism from fans and fellow fighters alike. In a...

Sep 4, 2016 6:54 am

Corey Anderson Blasts Alexander Gustafsson for Decision Defeat of Jan Blachowicz

Yesterday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson employed a wrestling-heavy game plan to steal a unanimous decision from the dangerous Jan Blachowicz. Though this performance was a bit of a break from Gustafsson’s typical, striking-based style, it was impressive all the same. It was also an important win...

Sep 4, 2016 6:03 am

VIDEO | Watch Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz Have a Beer After Their Fight

https://www.facebook.com/AlexTheMauler/videos/1123777297702075/ Yesterday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s return to Germany, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Poland’s Jan Blachowicz went at it in an intriguing light heavyweight showdown. The opening moments of the bout saw Blachowicz, who was a sizeable underdog, find some success on the feet, though this only forced Gustafsson to shift gears...

Sep 4, 2016 5:55 am

Andrei Arlovski dismisses retirement talk following his submission loss to Barnett

Following a disappointing submission loss to grappling ace Josh Barnett at yesterday’s UFC Hamburg event, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski spoke about the setback and discussed his fighting future: “At least he didn’t knock me out,” Arlovski said during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “He just choked me.” To which Barnett replied, “I tried to (knock him out)....

Sep 3, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva sparring with his son

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has returned to the gym for training following his UFC 200 loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Silva, who has been on a bit of a slide since losing his UFC middleweight championship to Chris Weidman in 2013, will be looking to return to the win...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Sep 3, 2016 2:41 pm

Michael ‘Venom’ Page calls for Bellator vs UFC event

British welterweight Michael ‘Venom’ Page may fight for Bellator, but with a handful of high-profile UFC fighters signing with the Spike-based promotion recently, MVP can’t help but think of what a Bellator vs. UFC card would look like. While the Bellator/UFC discussion is at an all time high with Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator last week, MVP was asked about his...