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Sherdog Remembers: ‘Spider’ Taps Dan Henderson in C-Bus

On this day 10 years ago in Columbus, Ohio, in a meeting between two champions, Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight king Anderson Silva put away Pride Fighting Championships ace Dan Henderson with a second-round rear-naked choke at UFC 82.

The Film Room: Mackenzie Dern

The two-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion will make her Octagon debut opposite Ashley Yoder at UFC 222 this Saturday in Las Vegas.

UFC 222 Face-Offs: Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunitskaya (Media Day) |

Champions come together as Cris Cyborg, Yana Kunitskaya, Frankie Edgar, Brian Ortega, and several other key UFC 222 fighters face off at their first staredown at the UFC 222 Ultimate Media Day.

Sherdog’s Top 10: Can’t Miss Fights of March - Top 10

Frankie Edgar takes on Brian Ortega in a featherweight title eliminator, as they meet in the UFC 222 co-main event on March 3 in Las Vegas.

Sherdog Remembers: Ronda Rousey’s 5th Title Defense

Three years ago today at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, Ronda Rousey pulled off one of the best submissions of her career against the undefeated Cat Zingano.

UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya - Inside the Octagon Preview |

Analysts John Gooden and Dan Hardy deep-dive the UFC 222 main event matchup between defending champ Cris Cyborg and former Invicta FC champ Yana Kunitskaya.

Welcome to Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory for Fighters (UFC 222 Embedded) |

Featherweight Frankie Edgar and Yana Kunitskaya both work out at the UFC's high-tech Performance Institute (aka Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory for fighters).

BJ Penn Opens Up About UFC Future and Attacking Cris Cyborg |

BJ Penn entered the UFC 222 open workout as a masked assailant during Cris Cyborg's time on the mat, only to get tossed around and unmasked.

Derrick Lewis Latest Fighter to Blast Colby Covington

Derrick Lewis has joined a long list of fighters that have spoken out against welterweight Colby Covington.

Cris Cyborg Reveals She Initially Shot Down UFC 222 Over Weight Concerns |

When Cris Cyborg was initially asked about fighting at UFC 222 she shot the idea down cold.

Jon Jones Will Never Admit to Being a Cheater |

Jon Jones will never admit that he is a cheater. "That's something that I would never say that I am because that's just not who I am."

Relive Cris Cyorg's Win Over Holly Holm (UFC 222 Free Fight) |

UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg closed out 2017 with her most impressive victory to date when she took down former bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 73 // Alan Jouban | Sergio Pettis | Colby Covington |

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT! Kicking things off we are joined by Alan “The Brahma” Jouban. Coming off a highlight knockout over Ben Saunders at UFC Orlando over the weekend, Jouban is happy to be back in the win column and take home another fight bonus. Although Alan did break his …

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Jon Fitch signs with Bellator

News is out. Its official. I am Bellators newest welterweight addition. Cant wait to get to work.

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We can't assume, we need to find out if we are being misclassified so we can make an intelligent decision based on facts, not assumptions. You and I agree that the current landscape of mma needs to be changed. We have different approaches. Thank you for the work on the Ali act

UFC 222 co-main breakdown: Can Brian Ortega be the one who finishes Frankie Edgar?

Edgar, a perennial top-contender and future UFC Hall of Famer, was set for another bid at the title until an unfortunate injury sidelined current champion, Max Holloway. Stepping in on a little over three weeks notice is top-ranked featherweight Ortega, who is fresh off a submission win over Cub Swanson and still riding the wave of an undefeated prospect.

Bellator 195 weigh-in results: Darrion Caldwell, Leandro Higo on point for title fight

Bellator 195’s main-event title fight is official, with champion Darrion Caldwell and challenger Leandro Higo both weighing in under the bantamweight limit.

UFC 222 - Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya

On Episode 3 of UFC 222 “Embedded,” Cris Cyborg travels to Sin City with some of the...

Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo LIVE Weigh Ins

Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo LIVE Weigh Ins

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Dana White on odds Brock Lesnar returns to UFC: 'Very, very, very good'

Yup. The onetime UFC heavyweight champion, who is back in the WWE now, might make another return to MMA. We most recently saw him at UFC 200 in July 2016. There, he beat Mark Hunt by unanimous decision … but then failed a post-fight drug test for clomiphene. He was suspended for a year and fined $250,000, which was 10 percent of his then-UFC record $2.5 million purse.

UFC 222 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 5

On Episode 5 of UFC 222 Embedded, bantamweight Sean O'Malley weighs his options for Vegas entertainment then rewatches his opponent's last fight. Bantamweight Cat Zingano embraces her return to action with her longtime coach. Featherweight Brian Ortega prepares specifically for Frankie Edgar's striking style. Strawweight Mackenzie Dern trains at the UFC Performance Institute, where she crosses paths with her opponent Ashley Yoder. UFC 222 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women's featherweight championship bout at UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3 on Pay-Per-View. SUBSCRIBE to get all the latest UFC content: Connect with UFC Online and on Social Website: Follow UFC Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Snapchat: UFC Periscope: Follow Cris Cyborg Twitter Facebook Instagram Follow Yana Kunitskaya Twitter https://twitter.

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Debets: What’s the UFC Doing With Its Next Generation of Stars?

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * Max Griffin landed 33 more strikes than Mike Perry at UFC on Fox 28 . He was 1-2 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship heading into the bout and was the second-biggest underdog on the card according to the oddsmakers. Griffin had been brought in to lose to “Platinum Perry,” preferably by the kind of vicious stoppage for which the Florida native has become notorious. When the fight started, however, it was apparent that Griffin didn’t get the memo. He controlled the distance well, as he took advantage of his five-inch reach advantage and cracked Perry with jabs and a variety of kicks, opening up a nasty cut on Perry’s forehead that would bleed copiously throughout the 15-minute contest. Apart from a desperate third-round rally from Perry, the fight was all Griffin; and when the scorecards were read, Perry was already walking towards the Octagon door.

UFC 222 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC 222 Embedded, featherweight champion Cris Cyborg shares a training space with bantamweight Sean O'Malley. Debuting strawweight Ashley Yoder takes in the excitement of fight week from the UFC Performance Institute. Energized bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath discusses his plans to shut down O'Malley on Saturday night. Headlining featherweight Yana Kunitskaya and featherweight contender Brian Ortega face the cameras, and strawweight Mackenzie Dern struggles not to smile. Featherweight Frankie Edgar creates the perfect fighter using elements of the sport’s greatest athletes – including himself. UFC 222 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women's featherweight championship bout at UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3 on Pay-Per-View. SUBSCRIBE to get all the latest UFC content: Connect with UFC Online and on Social Website: Follow UFC Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Snapchat: UFC Periscope: http://Periscope.

Bellator 195 - Caldwell vs. Higo

Darrion Caldwell to Defend Bantamweight Crown vs. Leandro Higo at Bellator 195 on March 2

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Andre Soukhamthath Believes Bout with Sean O'Malley Could Be UFC 222 Fight of the Night |

“I’ve got to think that the UFC is another promotion to fight for – the biggest promotion and the best promotion – but it’s not my life,” said Soukhamthath. “That’s kind of how I think about it. I’m definitely in a better spot with a five-fight contract and not being 0-2. It puts me in a better state of mind.”

Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo | MMAjunkie

MMAjunkie’s Dan Tom breaks down Bellator 195’s main event bantamweight title fight between champion Darrion Caldwell and Leandro Higo.

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UFC 222 broadcast crew set with return of Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier trio

The broadcasting crew it set for UFC 222 event, and it includes one of the more revered three-man booths the UFC has rolled out so far.

How former opponent was key in helping C.B. Dollaway prepare for UFC 222 fight

“He’s very short for a middleweight, built very different than most of the guys around me,” Dollaway told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’ve actually been flying Daniel Sarafian – he’s in L.A. now, I’ve been flying him back on the weekends to do my sparring with him. He trained with Hector, knows Hector’s game a little bit and was able to point some things out for me, some dos-and-don’ts.

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Invicta deserves seat at UFC table: While it has been resistant to co-promotion in the past, the UFC could benefit from a true partnership with Invicta Fighting Championships, writes @AntWalkerMMA

UFC 222 pre-event facts: Frankie Edgar is UFC's fight time iron man

The UFC returns to its Las Vegas home base for the first time this year when UFC 222 takes place at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. It has a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Amanda Nunes blames timing for Cris Cyborg fight falling through, still open to it this summer

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UFC's Aleksei Oleinik had 'every parent's worst nightmare' while daughter at Parkland school shooting

Stefan Struve on Brock Lesnar's potential UFC return: 'He doesn't belong here'

Struve, who meets Andrei Arlovski (26-15 MMA, 15-9 UFC) on Saturday’s UFC 222 pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, said he understands why UFC brass would want to promote another Lesnar fight. The hulking heavyweight has been one of the biggest cash cows for the company each time he’s in the cage, but from Struve’s perspective, it’s not worth risking further damage to the integrity of the sport for a one-off PPV score.

Kevin Lee Would Favor Conor McGregor in Fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Outspoken lightweight Kevin Lee believes that if Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov were to ever fight inside the Octagon, it would be the Irishman, not the Russian raising his hand. Although for that fight to happen in the near future, Nurmagomedov will have to get past one of the most dangerous men in the division in Ultimate Fighting Championship interim lightweight ace in Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on April 7. Lee fought Ferguson at UFC 216 back in October last year and was outclassed, eventually succumbing to a triangle choke in the third round. Lee recently spoke to MMA NYTT on the matchup and why he believes that “The Notorious” would find success against “The Eagle.” “Yeah, I think Conor would get him, and it would blow people’s minds, and it would blow him out of proportion, they would think Conor’s just some fu--ing magical god or some whatever, because people are stupid anyway. But, in the real of what it is, Khabib is very hittable. He has a lot of holes in his game, and he doesn’t seem to be patching those holes.

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Tito Ortiz comfortable in retirement after Dana White put 'kibosh' on Chuck Liddell trilogy

“She didn’t blink,” Ortiz said. “It goes from one camp to another. She took two, maybe three weeks off. And for her when she takes time off, it’s a lot better for her body because she recovers more. When it came to her training, we had some of the top guys in the world and guys that are wrestlers that couldn’t take her down. She was defending and getting the takedowns herself. She was sparring and on target. This girl she’s competing against, she’s super tough. She comes from a great camp being with (Jackson-Wink MMA). They know how to prepare for champions, and hopefully they can be prepared for Cris, because Cris is for real.”

Justin Buchholz Officially Departs From Team Alpha Male

The signs have been there for a while but now it is official, Justin Buchholz , one of the long-standing head coaches from Team Alpha Male has officially left the Sacramento Gym. He follows other high-profile coaches out the door, including Dwayne Ludwig and Martin Kampmann . The news comes in the wake of accusations from Buccholz back in November 2017, when he claimed that he was ousted as one of the head coaches and put in a more muay Thai-focussed role which didn’t sit well with him. TAM founder Uriah Faber denied these claims at the time on the Slip ‘n Dip podcast when questioned about Buchholz’s comments. “I think Justin is maybe having a little trouble with having more guys in on practice, etc. It was kinda his idea for him to step into more of a kickboxing role. I’d love for him to be as a head coach. There’s a lot of guys that he will be a lead coach for and there’s a lot of guys that won’t have him as a lead coach. So it’s not necessarily like a shaking up, everything is pretty much the same.” Now it seems Buchholz has had enough and will be pursuing other opportunities.

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Edgar is definitely a beast. Been in a lot of wars. He reminds me of the old pride guys, tough as nails and always game. Like you could put all of wandy, shogun, rampage, hendo, fedor, sakuraba, Severn, and Edgar’s fights in one clip and they’d all belong together

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Bellator 195's Leandro Higo confident he'll beat champ Darrion Caldwell, no thanks to 'MMA math'

In any case, it’s not like the 29-year-old “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” alum really needs extra reasons to feel confident. A pro MMA fighter since 2006, Higo hasn’t just been given this type of shot – he’s earned it. And, if it goes according to plan, he’ll get a prestigious symbol of a decade’s worth of effort.

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He definitely could in Bellator. He’s on a 4 fight winning streak against guys like Yushin Okami, Jake Shields, Brian Foster. But I don’t see him winning a title that’s for sure.

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Yana Kunitskaya on Cris Cyborg: “I know that she’s strong, but I don’t think she has that strong of knockout power.”  Just a reminder that of her 19 wins Cyborg has won 16 by way of knockout. #UFC222 …

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UFC strikes a deal with Amazon on pay-per-view broadcasts starting with #UFC221 Will Amazon become a player in the TV rights deal as well? #UFC #AmazonPrime 

Alexey Oleynik, UFC Heavyweight: 'School shooting reminds me I'm a father first' |

I read the text again just to make sure it was correct — it was. As the father of five kids, ages 2 to 16, I was consumed by thoughts of death and violence. My daughter is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and was texting me from the mass shooting that would claim 17 lives and injure many more. Thankfully, Polina survived and was uninjured, but for several hours I struggled to retain the composure I have during fights. Her text reminded me that I am a father first, and a fighter second.

Deontay Wilder, Frankie Edgar & More | Ep. 1 Full Episode | BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub

BELOW THE BELT host Brendan Schaub breaks down latest the news in combat sports and pop culture with special guests Deontay Wilder, Frankie Edgar, and Paulie Malignaggi. The SHOWTIME Sports digital talk show returns on the following dates: March 14 and March 28. Full episodes are available on YouTube and Facebook only. #BelowTheBelt Subscribe to the BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub channel: Get More BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub: Follow: Like: ... Instagram: BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.

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Frankie Edgar Needs His 'Spidey Senses' on Full Alert to Deal with Brian Ortega |

“Luckily, I come from an era where we did see a lot of these specialists. I think Ortega is definitely his own type of fighter, but I’ve fought guys similar to him,” Edgar said. “I’ve fought guys who are very tricky on the ground. We just have to work all the danger points and make sure we don’t give him any opportunities to capitalize on. But I’ve been in there with Hermes Franca, B.J. Penn, Charles Oliveira, those guys all have very dangerous jiu-jitsu, so this is kind of the same thing.

Referee Rob Hinds Discusses Conclusion of Jeremy Stephens-Josh Emmett

It has been replayed countless times, from different angles and at different speeds, yet it’s still dividing fight fans whether referee Dan Miragliotta should have intervened during the ending sequence between Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett at UFC on Fox 28 . Referee Rob Hinds talked with MMA Fighting about the decision and how difficult it is for the referee given how quickly everything happens. “This is absolutely the toughest part about what we do,” Hinds told MMA Fighting. “Within seconds we have to decide was that legal, was that illegal? Do I do something, do I not do something? Do I verbally warn, do I not? So, within that split, split second, there’s several things that can happen.” Miragliotta did not rule it an illegal knee and Stephens continued the beatdown on his way to a knockout. The replays show the knee of Jeremy Stephens connecting to the back of Emmett’s head although on the way down from the initial strike. “If it was glancing or not, it’s still illegal,” said Hinds, who is a licensed referee certification trainer.

Robert Whittaker Wants Yoel Romero after Representing Australia in Commonwealth Games

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight ace Robert Whittaker returns to competitive action on April 4, although he won’t be facing Yoel Romero . Barring the UFC rejecting his request, Whittaker will be representing Australia in wrestling as part of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Whittaker took to Instagram to share a selfie as the newest member of the team. Running and plate work with the team #olympicfreestyle #wrestling @solardsunscreen A post shared by Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:46am PST Whittaker is currently recovering from an infection, which kept him out of the UFC 221 event in Perth, Australia. He has represented his home country on a number of occasions in wrestling. Whittaker competed in the Australian Cup of amateur wrestling back in 2015 in the 97kg (approx. 214 pounds) weight class, winning three straight matches on his way to victory. He also won the Australian Wrestling Championships last year at the same weight class. The Australian’s next appearance in the Octagon is currently unknown; he did however reach out on Instagram to the No.


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