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Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis named new UFC Halifax main event

A heavyweight fight originally planned for Brooklyn has been shipped north to Canada.

Rousey joins protest after Trump signs off on pipelines

Ronda Rousey is joining the fight against the controversial pipelines that Donald Trump recently signed off on.

Felipe Olivieri suspended two years following USADA doping case arbitration

UFC lightweight Felipe Olivieri went to arbitration in his USADA doping case, but still ended up with a two-year suspension.

Top prospects Allen and Amirkhani to meet at UFC London

Two of Europe’s rising featherweight talents are set to clash at London’s O2 Arena on March 18th.

Hey Harold! Vargas vs. Berchelt

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Gina Carano offers advice to Ronda Rousey following loss to Amanda Nunes | FOX Sports

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Mike Goldberg Was 'Speechless' When Let Go by the UFC | MMAWeekly.com

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Watch Dennis Bermudez Take Out Jimy Hettes with a Knee to the Face (free fight video) | MMAWeekly.com

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Tito Ortiz and Dana White Buried the Hatchet Following Retirement Bout | MMAWeekly.com

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and UFC president Dana White have had an up-and-down relationship, but buried that hatchet on Saturday.

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Tito’s Still Blasting: ‘Chael’s A D*ck Head! I Almost Ripped His Head Off, Broke His Head and Jaw’

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Legendary referee "Big" John McCarthy talks about medical marijuana, it benefits, and potential impact on the sport of mixed martial arts.

Watch Tony Ferguson Prepare For Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw Reveal Their TUF 25 Coaching Staffs | MMAWeekly.com

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UFC Halifax Gets New Heavyweight Headliner; Johny Hendricks Moves to Middleweight | MMAWeekly.com

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Mike Goldberg on UFC departure: ‘I watched everything around me be shattered’

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Tim Kennedy admits it was a ‘mistake’ to have Bjorn Rebney as MMAAA ‘public presence’

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Tyron Woodley explains why he’s starting to speak up about racism

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No Time for the Critics

As one of the brightest young prospects in mixed martial arts, A.J. McKee has already endured his share of criticism from fans and media over his flashy personality and brash attitude. Some have labeled him a cocky upstart who has not yet earned his stripes. Others believe he rode his father’s coattails into the sport. McKee to this point has made them eat their words. The Team Bodyshop representative went 7-1 as an amateur and has won all six of his fights as a pro, finishing five of them. The 21-year-old has passed every test thrown his way. “For the critics: kiss my ass,” McKee told Sherdog.com. “I don’t really pay them any attention. People sometimes just come at me for whatever reason, but at the end of the day, it’s my feet and hands that do the talking.” Indeed they have, as McKee stopped his first five opponents in a little more than 15 minutes combined. He went the distance for the first time at Bellator 166 in December, when he largely cruised to a unanimous decision against Ray Wood . McKee admits it was not his best performance by any stretch of the imagination.

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What to Watch For: Bellator 171

Chidi Njokuani can see the springboard on which his feet now rest. The former Tachi Palace Fights champion will put his six-fight winning streak on the line when he meets Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Melvin Guillard in the Bellator 171 headliner on Friday at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. Their three-round catchweight clash at 175 pounds highlights a four-fight main card on Spike TV (9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT). Njokuani last fought at Bellator 167 on Dec. 3, when he cut down the highly regarded Andre Fialho with punches in just 21 seconds. The 28-year-old Dallas native has honed his considerable skills under Nick Blomgren, Sergio Penha and Saeksan Janjira, recording wins over Gilbert Smith , Max Griffin and Alan Jouban . Weight-cutting issues -- he has misfired on the scales on multiple occasions throughout his career -- seem to be all that stand between Njokuani and a rise to stardom. The 6-foot-3 muay Thai stylist has secured 10 of his 16 professional victories by knockout or technical knockout.

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MMA’s Greats of the States | Oregon: Chael Sonnen

Mixed martial artists come from every corner of the globe, bearing a variety of styles. Sometimes, fighters are products of their environment, favoring disciplines prevalent in the country or state from which they hail. Various regions of the United States are considered factories for great fighters, though that certainly is not the case with each state. In this weekly Sherdog.com series, the spotlight will shine on the best mixed martial artist of all-time from each of the 50 states. Fighters do not necessarily need to be born in a given state to represent it; they simply need to be associated with it. *** Love him or loathe him, Chael Sonnen has carved out a unique place in mixed martial arts history. Hands down one of the greatest trash talkers to ever grace the sport, he has often backed up his bluster with results inside the cage or ring. Sonnen was an NCAA All-American at the University of Oregon before he transitioned to MMA, where his grappling skills made for a natural fit. He captured a few regional titles before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2005.

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The Bottom Line: Right Place, Wrong Time

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * It wasn’t so long ago that the UFC on Fox 23 main event between Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena would have been of life-altering consequence to both fighters. The contest will determine the No. 1 contender for the women’s bantamweight title, a championship that has been the top-drawing combat sports belt over the past four years. Since the title was created, the 10 events featuring a women’s bantamweight title defense have drawn in the vicinity of 8.375 million buys. Earning yourself a title shot meant the sort of payday that could allow you to live comfortably for years to come. Unfortunately for Shevchenko and Pena, they have worked themselves into the immediate title mix at precisely the wrong moment. The biggest concern for the strength of the division is the fall of Ronda Rousey , the division’s cash cow.

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Tito Ortiz Reveals What Chael Sonnen Told Him After Their Fight

On Tuesday, MMA legend Tito Ortiz revealed what Chael Sonnen said to him following their fight during a Facebook Live Q&A.

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Anik & Florian Podcast: UFC on Fox Preview, Striking Coach Henri Hooft - MMA Radio - Sherdog.com

Anik & Florian Podcast: UFC on Fox Preview, Striking Coach Henri Hooft Jan 23, 2017

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Jose Torres Subdues Pedro Nobre in 86 Seconds to Defend Titan Flyweight Title

Jose Torres might soon outgrow his regional surroundings. The hard-charging prospect remained undefeated and did so in style, as he disposed of Pedro Nobre with first-round punches to retain the Titan Fighting Championship flyweight title in the Titan 43 main event on Saturday at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Nobre succumbed to blows 1:26 into Round 1. Torres elected to forgo the feeling-out process and instead drew the Brazilian into a series of dangerous standup exchanges. Nobre did well with body-head combinations but only for a short time. Torres floored him with an overhand right, swarmed when he returned to his feet and sent him to the canvas again with a ringing right uppercut. A few follow-up punches followed, necessitating the stoppage. In the featherweight co-headliner, Bellator MMA alum Michel Quinones established a foothold at 145 pounds, as he captured a unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten Caio Uruguai Rocha . All three cageside judges scored it 29-28 for Quinones. The verdict could have gone either way. The two men spent much of their time trading leg kicks, and by fight’s end, they were hobbling around the cage as a result of their work.

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Tito Ortiz Ends MMA Career with First-Round Sub of Chael Sonnen at...

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Opinion: The Myth of Mind Games

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * It’s not uncommon to hear fighters harp on the mental demands of mixed martial arts. “The fight game is 90 percent mental, 10 percent physical,” they’ll say. It makes sense that they emphasize the aspect of the sport that isn’t immediately apparent to the folks at home, most of whom have never experienced anything remotely similar to preparing for a fight. The tedium of clocking in for work is no less present in a training camp than it is in a regular 9-to-5. Ask any fighter. There are days when you are motivated and days when you aren’t, days when everything is clicking and days when nothing seems to go as planned. There’s also the emotional rollercoaster of teetering between supreme confidence and nervousness as the fight draws nearer, as well as the general exhaustion that comes with rigorous exercise and dietary restrictions.

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Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Kennedy added to UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil

Jason finds himself in need of a win following an August 2016 loss to Dennis Bermudez. While Jason did score a May 2015 victory over Damon Jackson, that result was overturned when Jason tested positive for a diuretic, and he now stands at 1-3 in his past four official appearances.

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If Yoel Slapped Nick Diaz’s Girl On The Butt, This Is What He’d Do!

Nobody keeps it as real as Nick and Nate Diaz do under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner and Nick just proved that earlier today on social media. An image of Yoel Romero has been floating around on the internet with a caption that asks the reader what they would do if he slapped the reader’s girlfriend’s butt and said, “I love you” to her.

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UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping expects spring return – and wants a money fight

“If that’s Yoel Romero, great,” Bisping said. “(But) if it ain’t Yoel Romero, if it’s Anderson Silva, great – I know he’s piped up again (about wanting a rematch) lately. If it’s ‘GSP,’ I don’t care who the opponent is. I’m not bothered by any opponent. I’m the champion of the world, and I will take on all comers. But I want the biggest fight possible.”

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Valentina Shevchenko on Twitter

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GLORY 37 POST-FIGHT: Jason Wilnis

Middleweight champion Jason 'Psycho' Wilnis held a media scrum backstage after his GLORY 37 LOS ANGELES unanimous decision win over Israel Adesanya and explained why he felt the judges had given him the victory.

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Canadian Media Reports GSP Has A 2.5 Year Old Child And A Secret Family

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre revealed in the summer of 2016 that he was, in fact, a free agent in the world of mixed martial arts. While the Ultimate Fighting Championship tries to sort out the issues holding him up for his return, St-Pierre has been keeping sharp in the gym while training practicing his gymnastics skills.

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Goldberg Breaks His Silence, Explains Why He Was Let Go From The UFC

“No [they did not give me a reason why I would not be with the company past 2016]. Not at all. I mean, he’s the real situation. I’m no different than the guy in merchandise, or the fifteen Vice Presidents who got let go or the entire team in Canada that was shut down. I’m not the only guy that was let go from the new ownership. Well over one-hundred people, Ariel … I’m not gonna sit here and weep because new ownership came in and got cut. I was one of a lot of people who got cut.”

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Rutten & Ranallo by Bas Rutten & Mauro Ranallo on iTunes

I always like listening to Bas Rutten, but Ranallo can be VERY annoying to listen to....especially when I am listening during my morning run. Ranallo constantly interups Bas and goes into laughing fits that sound so fake AND TOO LOUD. The two of them do have a great chemistry, but I can only listen in small doses because of Ranallo, which is good because they often go weeks or months without a new podcast.

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Rory MacDonald Responds to Paul Daley's Callout in the Best Way

You Have To See Paul Daley Annihilate Brennan Ward With The Flying Knee Of Doom and Dare Rory MacDonald To Come Get Some

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The MMA Hour Live - January 23, 2017

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Sherdog’s Top 10: UFC on Fox Knockouts - Top 10

The Ultimate Fighting Championship entered a long-term partnership with Fox in 2011, and five-plus years later, it continues to bear fruit. The UFC has promoted 22 events on the network television powerhouse, the stage serving as a showcase for many of the organization’s top stars, from champions and blue-chip prospects to contenders and past-their-prime journeymen. Ahead of UFC on Fox 23 this Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, the latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series shines a light on the best knockouts to have occurred under the UFC on Fox umbrella. There were many from which to choose. The list serves as a reminder of one sobering but undeniable fact: Anthony Johnson is a bad man. *** OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone (UFC on Fox 17), Glover Teixeira def. Rashad Evans (UFC on Fox 19), Robbie Lawler def. Bobby Voelker (UFC on Fox 8), Alistair Overeem def. Junior dos Santos (UFC on Fox 17), Yves Edwards def. Jeremy Stephens (UFC on Fox 5), Matt Brown def.

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FrontRowBrian on Twitter

Per Spike press release, Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen peaked at 1.85 million viewers. Preliminary numbers. Doesn't include DVR. pic.twitter.com/lWRmxBCtP9

24 Valentina

Fight Night Chicago: Valentina Shevchenko and Holly Holm Post Fight…

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Fight Night Denver Free Fight: Valentina Shevchenko vs Sarah Kaufman

Before she takes on Juliana Pena at UFC on FOX 23, check out Valentina Shevchenko vs Sarah Kaufman.

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Magic Barkan on Twitter

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UFC Fighter Receives 2 Year Ban For Failed Drug Test

The Ultimate Fighting Championship signed a deal with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to help clean the sport of mixed martial arts and rid the octagon of performance enhancing drugs. Fighters who are on the active UFC roster are subjected to random drug tests, and lightweight Felipe Olivieri was flagged last year for a potentially failed test.

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Jon Lee Brody on Twitter

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Marcin Wrzosek Defends 145 Title Against Kleber Koike Erbst at KSW Stadium Show on May 24

Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki has firmed up its second title fight for the promotion's first stadium show. Poland's preeminent MMA promotion announced Monday that its May 27 “Colosseum” card from the PGE Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw will feature new KSW featherweight champion Marcin Wrzosek defending his title for the first time against slick-grappling Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Kleber Koike Erbst . The 29-year-old Wrzosek took the promotion's 145-pound title at KSW 37 in December, badly damaging Artur Sowinski 's left eye in a bloody battle to force a second-round stoppage. A veteran of the 22th season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” “The Polish Zombie” signed with KSW after his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, following a December 2015 split-decision loss to Julian Erosa . Erbst had a 14-bout winning streak snapped at KSW 33 in December 2015, losing a unanimous verdict to the aforementioned Sowinski for the vacant featherweight title. Since the loss, the Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu rep has won three in a row via submission, most recently choking out Leszek Krakowski at KSW 36 last October to earn his second crack at KSW gold.

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2369 with UFC on FOX 23's Raphael Assuncao, John McCarthy

Veteran referee McCarthy co-hosted the episode and covered a variety of topics, including allegations of fight fixing in the Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen bout at Bellator 170 this past Saturday. Assuncao fights Aljamain Sterling on Saturday at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver.

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Bellator MMA on Twitter

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Big John Says He Gave Tito His Punishment By Choking The Sh*t Out Of Him To Stop The Fight

Tito Ortiz made Chael Sonnen pay for months of trash talk when the two finally stepped into the cage at Bellator 170 last Saturday night. This was Tito’s retirement fight and he made sure to go out with a bang as he submitted Sonnen in the first round with a face crank. In fact, Ortiz held the submission for an extra few seconds which prompted referee Big John McCarthy to step in and force him to release the hold.

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UFC Fighter Compares His Salary To An NBA Player

UFC lightweight Chris Wade recently made fun of Joakim Noah of the NBA, all the while pointing out how much fighters DON’T make.

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Bellator 170: Tito Ortiz Says BJ Penn Helped With RNC Of Chael Sonnen + Dana Sent Congrats

Backstage at The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA, MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant spoke with the victorious Tito Ortiz and heard his thoughts on getting the rear naked choke victory over Chael Sonnen in the Bellator 170 main event. Tito talks about how good it felt to win his retirement fight, how BJ Penn helped him with the technique that led to the finish and how he feels about the congratulatory message UFC President Dana White sent him after the fight. #Bellator #Bellator170 #MMA #TitoOrtiz #Retirement #Fight #ChaelSonnen #Submission #DanaWhite #UFC #MMAHEAT #KarynBryant #WadeEck #TheForum #Backstage #Exclusive Please remember to subscribe and be sure to check out our new (and FASTER!) website. Bookmark: http://www.MMAHEAT.com You can also find our content using these domains: * http://www.MMA.media: HD video coverage * http://www.MMA.audio: iTunes * http://www.MMA.help: pro-MMA techniques and instruction * http://www.MMA.diet: essential nutrition and discounts Nós falamos Português! * Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAHEAT * Follow MMAHEAT on Twitter: http://www.

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UFC Adds Five Bouts To Halifax Card, Including Hendricks vs. Lombard

Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making their way to the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for “UFC Fight Night 105: Browne vs. Lewis”. Heavyweights Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis will battle it out for heavyweight supremacy in the main event of the evening.

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Confident In Rematch, Thompson Says, ‘Woodley at his best couldn’t defeat me’

Top ranked UFC welterweight contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson isn’t going to let his second opportunity at UFC gold slip through his grasps. Thompson battled for twenty-five minutes with the champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 205 but when the smoke cleared the fight was ultimately ruled a draw.

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MMAFA on Twitter

MMAFA's @Benaskren owning the place and rocking the Red Sox. C'mon man! #AliAct2MMA #MMAFA @RepMullin pic.twitter.com/XlYFnA8INv

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Khabib Nurmagomedov threatens to break Tony Ferguson's arm at UFC 209 | FOX Sports

“If you watch when I fight dos Anjos, Michael Johnson, Darrel Horcher, these guys are my opponents but he’s a little bit different than other guys. I want to break his face because I want to teach him respect,” Nurmagomedov said about the fight with Ferguson. “When I fought with Michael Johnson, when I took his arm for the kimura, I can break it but I go very slowly, be careful because I don’t want to give him injury. Because I understand (the) fight was finished. I need only to go a little bit slowly and he tapped.

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42 MMA Evolution: Bellator 170 Review, Master's Division, CTE Discussion - MMA Radio - Sherdog.com

MMA Evolution: Bellator 170 Review, Master's Division, CTE Discussion Jan 22, 2017

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Tito Ortiz Ends MMA Career with First-Round Sub of Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170

Though he has struggled inside the cage throughout much of the last several years, Tito Ortiz is without question one of the most important figures in the history of mixed martial arts. Twenty years after making his debut in the sport, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is finally hanging up his fingerless gloves for good and he couldn’t have scripted a better ending for his Hall of Fame career. In the main event of Bellator 170 inside the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California, Ortiz dominated hated rival Chael Sonnen before forcing him to tapout to a rear-naked choke in the opening round. Ortiz landed a pair of punches to Sonnen’s face just moments into their grudge match and quickly took the former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title challenger to the mat. After Ortiz escaped a relatively threatening guillotine choke, Ortiz took over and never looked back. The former UFC light heavyweight champion slithered into full mount and when “The American Gangster” rolled over in an attempt to escape the fast-approaching ground-and-pound, Ortiz seized his back and suck in the choke.

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Bellator 173 adds Gallagher-Medvedovsky, Kavanagh-Razafiarison and BAMMA 28 bouts

Bellator 173 takes place Feb. 24 at SSE Arena Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The main card airs via same-day delay on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/PT. BAMMA 28 serves as the lead-in/prelims and will be available on its usual broadcast platforms.

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#Dizz © on Twitter

. @combateamericas announces their Feb 16th in Burbank, CA headlined by atomweights Kyra Batara VS Vanesa Rico Fernandez pic.twitter.com/WjDijhvSqy

47 BJJ: Learn 3 ways of escaping the back-take and finishing on the arm triangle by @bjj_fundamentals

If you are a competitor, it's worth remembering that the back-take nets four points. If you only practice, you know very well the feeling of seeing your partner squeezing your neck from the back. The basic exit to this move is well known, but in this video you will be able to learn three ways of escaping the back-take and then subbing your opponent via arm triangle or inverted arm triangle, known as the D'arce choke. Learn it here and practice at the gym.

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Ronda Rousey Applies For A Concealed Carry Permit

TMZ reports this is the first time they have seen Rousey out in public since her loss at UFC 207. On Dec. 30, Rousey lost to UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds by TKO. This was Rousey’s first fight in over a year. Rousey last fought in Nov. 2015. On that night, she lost her UFC title after being knocked out by Holly Holm. This was Rousey’s first loss in her MMA career.

51 Dana White on Twitter
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53 MMAFA on Twitter
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55 Michael Phelps, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Yourself by @gallerr
56 Posture properly and avoid being swept or finished, with Fabio Gurgel by @gallerr
57 TOM BRADY'S DIET - IS HE OBSESSED?
58 You Thought Sage Was Ripped — Here’s His Little Bro, And He’s A Fighter Too!
59 Hector Lombard’s Got A New Girl … And She’s Breaking The Internet
60 BJJ lesson: Garry Tonon teaches a guillotine starting from the back-take by @gallerr
61 BJJ: Charles Cobrinha teaches how to avoid the Miragaia pass with a sweep and an armlock by @gallerr
62 FOX Sports: UFC on Twitter
63 MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #103: Tito Taps Out Chael! UFC Denver Preview; Travis Brown At Black House?
64 Crooklyn’s Corner Daily News
65 CSAC Reviews Tito Ortiz’s Lengthy Hold On Chael Sonnen, Here’s What They’ve Decided
66 Tito Ortiz Responds To “Fixed Fight” Allegations