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Amanda Nunes: 5 Defining Moments

The women’s bantamweight champion will defend her title against Raquel Pennington in the UFC 224 main event on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro.

Derrick Lewis Says Francis Ngannou Found Success Beating Up ‘Old Guys’

Two of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most powerful men are set to collide in a heavyweight bout on July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when Francis Ngannou faces Derrick Lewis.

Brian Ortega Tired of Seeing Fighters Trying to Replicate Conor McGregor

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title contender Brian Ortega, who is coming off a huge knockout victory over former featherweight champion Frankie Edgar last month, has talked about his frustration with the amount of fighters who are attempting to replicate Conor McGregor.

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

A welterweight showdown between Stephen Thompson and Darren Till could decide the UFC’s next No. 1 contender at 170 pounds.

Former UFC Title Contender Dan Hardy Contemplating One Last Octagon Bout at MSG

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender turned color commentator Dan Hardy is contemplating one final fight inside the Octagon.

Edson Barboza Wants a Quick Return to the Octagon Following Kevin Lee Beatdown

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Edson Barboza is coming off a tough loss to contender Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 128 last month.

The Best Kickboxing Techniques Online

World Class Striking taught by 2 time UFC coach of the year Duane Ludwig

Against His Own Judgment, Kelvin Gastelum is Going Back to Brazil |

No. 5 ranked UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum answered questions from the media on Wednesday before heading to Brazil for UFC 224.

Frankie Edgar Says He Deserves to Fight Winner of Max Holloway-Brian Ortega

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight king Frankie Edgar believes he deserves to be next in line to face whomever emerges victorious at UFC 226 on July 7 when Max Holloway faces off against the man who sensationally knocked out Edgar in Brian Ortega.

Watch Vitor Belfort Kick Luke Rockhold into Oblivion (UFC Knockout of the Week) |

Watch Vitor Belfort nearly take off Luke Rockhold's head in the UFC Knockout of the Week.

Bellator Prospect Dillon Danis Believes He’d Easily Submit Ben Askren

A very confident Dillon Danis made his pro mixed martial arts debut on Saturday night at Bellator 198 in Rosemont, Illinois, before turning his attention to potential future opponents, particularly the undefeated Ben Askren.

Joe Rogan Admits He's 'Super Suspicious' About Fedor Emelianenko's Record from PRIDE |

Joe Rogan can't help but question if maybe Fedor Emelianenko was chemically enhanced during his best fighting days as part of PRIDE FC in Japan

Greg Hardy Appreciative of UFC Opportunity; Dreams of Shot at Stipe Miocic |

Former NFL player Greg Hardy is putting his controversial past behind him, hoping to earn a shot in the Octagon and climb up the UFC heavyweight ranks.

Bellator 198 Was a Submission-Fest... Check it out! |

Check out all the fabulous Bellator 198 submission finishes in this highlight reel.

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What @MMAFA said. A union in this case would be under each promotion. Like Paramount, Fox, each studio having a union instead of SAG that covers the actors en masse regardless of whom they choose to work for.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is Back! Books Return Fight Against Tecia Torres - MMA Imports

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has locked down her next octagon performance. Now the fighter is set to take on tough division contender Tecia Torres.

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Invicta FC 29 - Kaufman vs. Lehner

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Leslie Smith Files Complaint Against UFC with National Labor Relations Board

Leslie Smith is taking legal action against the Ultimate Fighting Championship, just as she promised last week. According to multiple reports, the former UFC bantamweight filed a charge against the Las Vegas-based promotion with the National Labor Relations board on Wednesday. Smith believes the UFC bought out her contract in retaliation for her role with Project Spearhead, which is an attempt to unionize fighters under the organization’s banner. Smith, a seven-time Octagon veteran, was scheduled to face Aspen Ladd at UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City, N.J., on April 21. The contest was canceled when Ladd missed weight for the 135-pound contest by 1.8 pounds. As a result, the UFC paid Smith $62,000 for the final fight on her contract and informed her that they would not be giving her a new deal. Lucas Middlebrook, who is the legal consultant for Project Spearhead, drafted the 12-page complaint, which was obtained by and can be viewed in its entirety here . “Dare to form, join or assist a union and you too will accompany Ms.

Alexandre Pantoja Replaces Ray Borg, Meets Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night Chile

Alexandre Pantoja Replaces Ray Borg, Meets Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night Chile

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LFA 39 - Heinisch vs. Checco

Quick images from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 128 card in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Mackenzie Dern Relocated Training Camp from MMA Lab to California Ahead of UFC 224

UFC strawweight Mackenzie Dern has left the camp where she began her mixed martial arts career. Speaking at a media luncheon ahead of her bout with Amanda Bobby Cooper at UFC 224, Dern confirmed that she is no longer at the MMA Lab in Arizona. Instead, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt split her time between Checkmat BJJ Academy and Black House in California (transcription courtesy of ). “In relation with The Lab, after my last fight coach [John) Crouch], he just invited me to leave the team,” Dern today told reporters in Los Angeles. “Really we don’t have like a 100 percent understanding. I think he knows his decisions more than me. I think it was just the consistency. He wanted me there more often than what I was.” Dern made her Octagon debut at UFC 222, where she captured a split-decision triumph over Ashley Yoder on March 3. The 25-year-old is now 6-0 in her professional career, which includes stints in Invicta FC, Legacy Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship. Dern said that she “definitely’ will not be returning to train at the MMA Lab.

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Ex-UFC Flyweights Kyoji Horiguchi, Ian McCall Headline Finalized Rizin 10 Fight Card

Now a free agent, Johny Hendricks says UFC wants him back at welterweight |

There was a time not all that long ago that Johny Hendricks was considered the best welterweight on the planet. Unfortunately, his career has taken a rather grim turn, and he’s now a tough 3-7 in his last 10 bouts. Not even a move to the middleweight division, where the weight cut is less taxing, could bring him renewed success.

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Legend on the Brink

Jose Aldo has his latest marching orders, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship did him no favors. Holding steady as the No. 3 featherweight in the latest divisional rankings, Aldo will carry a two-fight losing streak -- both defeats were to reigning 145-pound champion Max Holloway -- into his UFC on Fox 30 showdown with the hard-hitting Jeremy Stephens on July 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Aldo was once the crown jewel of the featherweight division, but the 31-year-old Brazilian has gone 1-3 since beating Chad Mendes in their October 2014 rematch, his UFC 200 win over Frankie Edgar offset by a 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor and the back-to-back setbacks against Holloway. Whether he can recapture some of his past magic at Stephens’ expense remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the next month will provide further clarity in multiple divisions. Amanda Nunes will defend her women’s bantamweight crown against Raquel Pennington in the UFC 224 main event on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro; surging welterweight Kamaru Usman will lock horns with 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist Demian Maia atop UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19 in Santiago, Chile; Rafael Carvalho will put his Bellator MMA middleweight championship on the line against Gegard Mousasi in the Bellator 200 co-headliner on May 25 in London; and the unbeaten Darren Till will take on perennial 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson in the marquee matchup at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 in Liverpool, England.

Eddie Alvarez Turning Down Fights Until The UFC Gives Him A New Contract - MMA Imports

Spoke to @Ealvarezfight today. Asked him about the possibility of fighting Dustin Poirier in Calgary on 7/28. “It’s not f*cking happening,” he said. “I’m not fighting until I get a new deal.” Alvarez currently has one fight left on his deal. Also …

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The Ultimate Fighter 27 Episode 3 Recap: Personalities Clash on Team Miocic |

The third episode of The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated featured the second lightweight bout of the season. Team Cormier’s Luis Pena was picked by his coach to faces Team Miocic’s Jose Martinez to determine the second lightweight semifinalist.

Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Rescheduled for UFC 226 in Las Vegas

A lightweight clash pitting Michael Chiesa against Anthony Pettis that was originally scheduled for UFC 223 has been rebooked for UFC 226 . was first to report the rescheduled bout. UFC 226 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7 and is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier . Chiesa and Pettis were originally supposed to fight on April 7 in Brooklyn, N.Y., but the bout was scrapped after Chiesa suffered injuries as a result of Conor McGregor ’s attack on a bus that was transporting fighters at the Barclays Center two days before the event. Chiesa had a three-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing, when he was submitted by Kevin Lee in the opening round at UFC Fight Night 112 last June. Pettis split a pair of 2017 bouts, defeating Jim Miller via unanimous decision at UFC 213 before falling to Dustin Poirier by submission at UFC Fight Night 120.

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The bantamweight title is on the line tomorrow night between Canada's @mmasarah and Germany's @klwmma ! #InvictaFC29

Ray Borg's former manager sues for fraud, breach of contract, stolen trade secrets

Borg, who now trains out of the famed Jackson Wink MMA Academy, is accused of committing fraud, breaching his contract, and stealing trade secrets. The former management team, Wild Bunch Management LLC, seeks “actual, incidental, consequential and punitive damages” as well as doubled damages for theft of trade secrets, court costs, and pre- and post-judgement interest.

Daily Debate: Who wins between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen?

And so, here we are with yet another matchup in the Bellator heavyweight grand prix we thought we’d never see: Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) vs. Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA).

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The Noble Motives of Luka Jelcic: Driven by a desire to be the best and to provide a good life for his family, the 28-year-old Croatian has the @BellatorMMA lightweight division in his crosshairs.  via @Tudor_leo

Pearl Gonzalez got punched in the pearls at Invicta FC 29 weigh-ins

However, during a tense face-off with her opponent, Gonzalez got punched in her pearl-adorned neck after moving in closely on her opponent. Gonzalez swatted away Acioly’s lead fist – and then got punched in the pearls.

Valentina Shevchenko Backs Helwani, Says Nicco Isn’t Taking The Fight - MMA Imports

This just in…. @arielhelwani is a huge waste of space. Everyone and their grandma knows about my condition. I’m 5days post tonsillectomy and adenoid removal surgery due to a bacterial infection that’s been inhibiting my practice all year. Soonest I can get back on the mats is 16 more days. The UFC not only knows about this but flew me out to Vegas themselves to get this surgery done ASAP so I can jump on getting a fight with Schevchenko lined up. If you’ve been a fan of mine then you know my mind set… no girl is anything I’m not. Who’s scared to fight? It’s what I do, it’s literally why I’m the anomaly here, because I was ranked #14 on the show and came out #1. It’s apparently in douchbag’s best interest to throw my name out to the wolves in order to stay relevant. I literally haven’t spoken a word in 5 days due to my condition and Mr. Poor Excuse of a Man has not only brought it upon himself to be the leader of idiot fans who don’t know the difference between MMA and UFC but also has the balls the size of a baby rat to say I’m scared while key board warrior over here is more than likely to eat a fat man’s ass than get in the octagon with HIS 125lbs Champ… 🎤 drop.

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26 Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2673 with Sarah Kaufman, Kyle Stewart

Former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Kaufman, who headlines Invicta FC 29 this weekend opposite Katharina Lehner, called in to talk about her upcoming bid for Invicta’s vacant bantamweight title. Undefeated welterweight Stewart, who is set to face Chauncey Stewart on May 19 at Iron Boy MMA 11, co-hosted the episode in the studio.

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They can still bargain with them just won't have the same leverage. And all they can do is try to set the floor. Ceiling now completely dictated by that producer.

BREAKING | Joanna Jedrzejczyk Takes On Tecia Torres at UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary |

Each woman is coming off a loss and will be hungry to get back in the winner’s circle. Torres’ last fight coming against Jessica Andrade at UFC on Fox 28 in February and Joanna’s last fight being just as recent as the beginning of April when she attempted to regain her title from Rose Namajunas in her immediate title rematch.

Daily Debate: Did the UFC rush Israel Adesanya into a headliner too quickly?

Israel Adesanya is clearly a special talent, but is the 28-year-old striker being rushed into a UFC main event too quickly?

Brian Ortega isn't impressed by the Conor McGregor clones

“For me, I’m just me,” he said. “That’s what I realized the best thing to be is. When I talk to people, they’re like, especially getting into the sport, (they’re like), ‘Oh, you’ve got to be a character. You’ve got to be this.’ And my coach told – and I don’t know if I can cuss or not – but he goes, ‘F-ck that.’ He’s like, ‘Just be you, bro. You don’t have to lie on the thing. You don’t have to pretend. You don’t have to remember some thing you made up before.’ He goes, ‘Just be you, and you can’t go wrong with being you.’

Karyn Bryant on Instagram: “It was great having @kgastelum on #UFCTonight with us today! (Gotta give @mikebisping props for being so cool with his former opponent…”

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Ref Mario Yamasaki plans to attend John McCarthy referee course, regrets Priscila Cachoeira statement

‘King Mo’ Questions Ryan Bader’s Desire to Compete

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and Rizin Fighting Federation heavyweight grand prix king Muhammed Lawal doesn’t believe former Ultimate Fighting Championship 205-pound contender and current Bellator MMA light heavyweight ace Ryan Bader has the desire to compete in mixed martial arts anymore. Lawal and Bader are scheduled to meet at Bellator 199 on May 12 inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The bout is part of the Bellator 2018 heavyweight grand prix, with the winner advancing to the semi-finals. Bader (24-5) is currently a light heavyweight but that didn’t stop him from signing up to potentially face much bigger opponents. Lawal (21-6, 1 NC) or as he’s better known as “King Mo,” believes Bader made a mistake by entering the grand prix to fight the bigger guys, especially since Lawal, unlike Bader, has had experience at heavyweight . During a recent appearance on MMA Junkie Radio , Lawal said he doesn’t believe Bader has the same fire anymore: “I don’t think Bader wants to fight anymore.

James Vick Expected to Face Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night in Boise |

A battle between top 15 lightweights is expected to take place on July 14 when James Vick takes on Paul Felder as part of the UFC Fight Night card in Boise, Idaho.

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Paul Felder vs. James Vick at UFC Boise? 'I guess it's on then'

UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup and bout order haven’t been determined.

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Kevin Lee Changing Focus From Khabib Nurmagomedov to Nate Diaz for Next Bout

Even though he’s been away from the Octagon for nearly two years, Nate Diaz has no shortage of potential suitors now that his return could be imminent. One of those is Kevin Lee , who raised his stock considerably with a dominant fifth-round doctor stoppage victory over Edson Barboza in the UFC Fight Night 128 headliner on April 21. While “The Motown Phenom” does covet a showdown with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov , he believes that Diaz might make more sense for his next bout. Nurmagomedov recently said that he is targeting November or December for his first 155-pound title defense. Diaz, meanwhile, is reportedly in talks with the promotion for a bout at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. The Stockton, Calif., native hasn’t competed since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. “I’m turning my focus to Nate. I think that fight is out there to be had,” Lee said on MMA Tonight on SiriusXM. “He’s already run away from me once. Now they got Aug. 4 coming up that he’s looking to get on.

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Mackenzie Dern's Longtime MMA Coach Told Her To Leave His Team Ahead Of Second UFC Fight - MMA Imports

While no one is really coming out and saying it, it appears as if the UFC’s hottest new female prospect Mackenzie Dern has been kicked off her longtime MMA team at Arizona’s “The Lab”.

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The gym should be your oasis. How do you change the way you feel about your body

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Combate Americas Announces ‘Mexico vs. El Mundo’ Event for Tijuana on May 18

Combate Americas will return to Tijuana, Mexico on May 18 for an event entitled “Mexico vs. El Mundo.” The card will be headlined by a featherweight duel pitting Albuquerque, N.M., resident Andres Quintana against Mexico City native Marco Antonio Elpidio. In the co-main event Mexico City’s Rodrigo Vargas will square off against San Diego, Calif., native Mike de la Torre at 155 pounds. Promotion officials announced the event on Wednesday. Combate Americas ‘Mexico vs. El Mundo’ takes place at Auditorio Municipal Tijuana and will feature athletes from Mexico competing against fighters from the United States, Spain, Brazil and Chile. The following six bouts were also announced for the card: Christian Quinonez vs. Vinicius de Oliveira Prestes de Matos at bantamweight; Eduardo Torres vs. Kevin Amador at bantamweight; Vanesa Rico vs. Yajaira Romo at atomweight; Alex Velasco vs. Daniel Rodriguez at lightweight; Jair Perez vs. Jesus Blanco at lightweight and Edgar Chairez vs. Beche Cantu at flyweight.

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COVER STORY: Cate Blanchett on why 'we're not going back to ground zero' on women's rights 

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Sorry Diamond but w/Khabib not fighting till Nov & w/Conor lurking.Its a long shot. I say stay active,beat Eddie,gt winner of Khabib/Conor.

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Leslie Smith’s Legal Action Brings MMA to a Crossroads: A hugely important precedent could soon be set regarding fighters’ employment status, and it could have consequences for the MMA industry that are difficult to overstate, writes @jacob_debets .

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The Bottom Line: Different Approaches to Villainy -- Chael Sonnen operates on the opposite end of the MMA heel spectrum from Colby Covington, writes @ToddMartinMMA .

Reports: Nate Diaz in talks with UFC for August return

Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) has pushed for a trilogy fight with McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who was one-half of their blockbuster matchups at UFC 196 and UFC 202. He also demanded bigger paydays from the UFC, which offered him multiple opponents during his layoff after a majority decision loss to McGregor at UFC 202. A proposed fight with now-former interim champ Tony Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) at UFC 213 was scratched when Diaz’s contract offer wasn’t generous enough. An offer to face champ Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) at UFC 219 was reportedly on the table, only to be denied by UFC President Dana White.

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Anthony Smith says Uriah Hall 'represents everything wrong' with MMA, offers middleweight return to fight

51 Saad Awad-Ryan Couture Catchweight Bout to Serve as Bellator 201 Co-Main Event
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53 UFC 224's Kelvin Gastelum explains why he's back to Brazil after swearing it off
54 Chuck Liddell Declares He's Definitely 'Making a Comeback,' Possibly with Oscar De La Hoya |
55 50 Cent And Bellator Boss Scott Coker Enter Business - MMA Imports
56 Amanda Nunes Still Open to Cris Cyborg Fight But Only With Proper Time to Prepare |
57 Ryan Bader: 'I'm In My Prime' and 'I Don't See King Mo Evolving' In His Game |
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61 Ian Heinisch Hopes a Win at LFA 39 Lands Him in the UFC |
62 Why bare-knuckle boxing? Because 'every 25 years it's time to try something new,' according to David Feldman
63 Chael Sonnen explains why it's hard to study tape on Fedor Emelianenko |
64 Ex-champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary
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67 Bruce Buffer Joins Dana White As New Playable EA UFC Character - MMA Imports
68 Drama Ensues As Invicta 29 Fighters Miss Weight, Cut Their Hair Off To Try And Make It - Watch Now - MMA Imports
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