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Bellator reveals welterweight tournament bracket, including Michael Page vs. Paul Daley

The bracket for Bellator’s upcoming welterweight grand prix is official, paving the way for the tournament to start later this year.

Everything You Need to Know About the Weekend in Boxing

There’s a quote circulating around the internet and appearing on TV shows and movies that reads “Fate whispers to the warrior a storm is coming. The warrior whispers back, I am the storm.” While the source of the line is unknown, it could not more perfectly encapsulate what happened during Eleider “Storm” Alvarez’s shocking seventh-round knockout of heavy favorite Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev.

Bellator welterweight grand prix primer: Who they are, what they can do, their chances to win it all

MMAjunkie’s Ben Fowlkes breaks down the fighters in Bellator’s welterweight tournament and what their chances are to walk away as champion in the end.

Darren Till Only Cares About His Legacy: 'F--- Money, F--- Everything Else' | MMAWeekly.com

Darren Till is focused only on his legacy and greatness heading into his UFC 228 showdwon with Tyron Woodely. "F--- money and f--- everything else."

UFC President Dana White Says He’ll Only Make a ‘Superfight’ When It’s Right

The term “superfight,” once understood to mean a matchup between the champions of two weight divisions -- the most recent example being Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier facing off against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic -- has been thrown around a lot recently. UFC President Dana White says the term is being “completely overused.”

VIDEO: Watch TJ Dillashaw Repeat the Knockout on Cody Garbrandt in Super Slo-Mo | MMAWeekly.com

Take a slow-motion trip back through some of the most exciting moments from UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2.

Dana White Likes Fighters Jumping Weight Classes, but BJ Penn Wanted to Take It Too Far | MMAWeekly.com

While Dana White is all for fighters jumping weight classes, he explained that BJ Penn wanted to take things farther than he was comfortable with.

Bellator reveals welterweight tournament bracket, including Michael Page vs. Paul Daley

The bracket for Bellator’s upcoming welterweight grand prix is official, paving the way for the tournament to start later this year.

Dominick Cruz: 'Silly Dillashaw Officially Dodging Me' - MMA Imports

T.J. Dillashaw earned the UFC bantamweight title once again back

Darren Till Recounts Mike Perry Spa Session That Turned into a Sparring Session (UFC 227 Scrum) | MMAWeekly.com

In a backstage scrum at UFC 227, Darren Till recounted what was supposed to be a spa session with Mike Perry that turned into a sparring session.

TJ Dillashaw Doesn't Think Henry Cejudo Is Deserving of Superfight | MMAWeekly.com

TJ Dillashaw doesn't think that Henry Cejudo deserves superfight consideration yet, even though he dethroned flyweight king Demetrious Johnson.

Cub Swanson's UFC 227 aftermath video is a reminder of the fighter's plight

Watch Cub Swanson reflect on his UFC 227 loss and his career, which has hit the roughest of patch to date.

Conor McGregor's Bus Attack Being Used to Promo the Biggest Fight of the Year | MMAWeekly.com

UFC footage of Conor McGregor's UFC 223 bus attack is being used to hype his upcoming bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nate Diaz Walked Out on a Presser and Threatened Not to Fight at UFC 230; So Now What? | MMAWeekly.com

Let's recount Nate Diaz's meltdown, which began during Friday's UFC 25th Anniversary presser, and ended with a bewildered Dana White.

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The Stats Are Out! Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov - Side-By-Side Comparison - MMA Imports

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is now set to make his big return to the octagon. With that in mind, the time has come to take a side-by-side look at the stats for “Notorious” and his upcoming opponent.

2 Demetrious Johnson details serious injuries from UFC 227 title-fight loss to Henry Cejudo

“It wasn’t like he blew me out of the water,” Johnson said. “First thing’s first. I’m not going to be like, ‘Ah, I want a rematch.’ I need to get healthy first. My health is No. 1, and I’m not going to sign a contract if I can’t get through eight weeks of training camp.”

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Fight Facts: UFC 227 ‘Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2’

Fight Facts is a breakdown of all the interesting information and Octagon oddities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers. * * * TOTAL NUMBER OF UFC FIGHTS: 4,765 TOTAL NUMBER OF UFC EVENTS: 448 * * * Returning to Los Angeles for the fifth time, the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday brought two major title rematches and high drama to the Staples Center. UFC 227 featured the second biggest betting upset inside the Octagon this year, a fighter who has earned a quarter of all post-fight bonuses awarded to his entire division and a Brazilian contender who only needs one way to finish his opponents. SEE L.A. 2021: Once every three years, starting in 2006, the UFC has held events at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The UFC first went to there with UFC 60, followed by UFC 104 in 2009, UFC on Fox 4 in 2012, UFC 184 in 2015 and now UFC 227 in 2018.

4 T.J. Dillashaw Wants Dominick Cruz to ‘Get to Work’ to Earn UFC Bantamweight Title Shot

One of the most logical next opponents for UFC bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw would seem to be the last man to defeat him. Not so fast, says the reigning bantamweight king. Even though he relinquished the 135-pound strap to Dominick Cruz in a split-decision defeat some two-and-half years ago, Dillashaw wants to see his old rival do something to earn another title shot. After defeating Dillashaw, Cruz defended the belt against Urijah Faber before losing a five-round verdict to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207. Since then, injuries have kept Cruz on the sideline, and Dillashaw has won four in a row – including back-to-back stoppages of the aforementioned Garbrandt. The latest triumph came via knockout 4:10 into the opening round of the UFC 227 headliner on Saturday night. “I’m not ever afraid of a challenge, but hey, Dominick Cruz hasn’t even fought since he lost the belt. He made me chase around No. 1 contenders, so get to work, Dominick,” Dillashaw said on Fox Sports 1. Unlike his five-round chess match with Cruz, both of Dillashaw’s bouts against Garbrandt have been action-packed but short lived.

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Georges St-Pierre would return for Khabib-Conor winner, not Anderson Silva or Nate Diaz

“(Silva doesn’t interest me) right now,” St-Pierre said. “This fight was interesting at a certain point, when I had a lot of contenders in my division. And this fight, if it would have been made, I wanted it to be made with extra performance-enhancing drug testing, which the UFC was not a fan about because they didn’t want WADA to be part of it, before USADA was in. And also at a catchweight – that was my thing. Because as a fighter, it’s very hard to, if you’re an active fighter, competing every few months, to go up, down, up, down – they don’t want to do that. I guess I wanted to do it with extra testing and they didn’t have the testing at the time. That’s why this fight never happened.

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Daniel Cormier Will Grant Stipe Miocic Rematch If Brock Lesnar Isn't Able to Fight | MMAWeekly.com

“[Stipe Miocic] should [get an immediate rematch], but three’s a lot different than 11,” Cormier said on the UFC 227 broadcast after flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson lost his title. “And also, if Brock Lesnar was staring at Stipe, that would happen.

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UFC 227 Post-Mortem: When Lightning Strikes Twice

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw and Team Alpha Male standout Cody Garbrandt stepped into the cage for a second time in the UFC 227 headliner on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rematch saw Garbrandt attempting to avenge his first career defeat and looking to regain the championship he lost to his former stablemate at UFC 217. Dillashaw was clear about his desire to prove he was the best bantamweight in UFC history, and he made a statement to that end with a fast-and-furious first-round knockout. Similar to their first encounter, the two rivals took the center of the Octagon from the start, traded heavy punches and looked to land a kill shot. Dillashaw was first to draw blood, as he caught the challenger with a counter overhand right and drove him to the canvas in a dazed and wobbly state. The champion swarmed on Garbrandt with fast punches in a bid for a quick finish. “No Love” stumbled back to his feet, only to eat another right hand that planted him back on the canvas.

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Tyron Woodley: Colby Covington 'should be embarrassed' for declining UFC 228 title unifier

Covington recently underwent surgery to correct a “nasal issue” and said he needed time to recover from training camps, targeting October or November to fight Woodley. The UFC decided it would strip Covington of the belt after he declined a fight at UFC 228 on Sept. 8 in Dallas, which Till (17-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) accepted.

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Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov Pays Homeless to do Pushups

What are your thoughts on this video posted by Khabib of him and his cousin paying homeless people to do press ups for money... Personally we feel it's disgusting and degrading.. Especially them constantly laughing at those involved.. pic.twitter.com/msE5i9ureE — The MMA Bible (@TheMMABible) August 6, 2018 Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov posted video of himself and a cousin paying what seems to be homeless people to do push-ups, just days after his blockbuster title fight against Conor McGregor was announced. The UFC champion and his cohorts can be heard laughing and giggling as Khabib offers cash to several homeless men, but only under the condition that they do some push-ups first. Nurmagomedov and McGregor will headline UFC 229 on Oct. 6 for the undefeated Dagestani’s lightweight title.

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Reports: Benavidez vs. Borg, Kunitskaya vs. Lansberg headed to UFC 229 in Las Vegas

Benavidez had a six-fight winning streak snapped in June when he dropped a split decision to Sergio Pettis at UFC 225 in Chicago. The fight was Benavidez’s long-awaited return after 18 months off due to surgery, rehab and recovery. Benavidez had but four losses prior to that in 29 fights, and to just two opponents: former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and two title shots against Demetrious Johnson, who this past Saturday lost the flyweight belt after holding it for nearly six years.

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Dana White’s Contender Series ‘Season 2, Week 8’ Play-by-Play & Results

Marty Coughran vs. Alex Gilpin Round 1 The featherweights spend the first minute exchanging on the feet with both fighters swinging hard and landing glancing shots, Gilpin switching stances repeatedly. Halfway through the round, Coughran is landing with more frequency and power, stinging Gilpin with leg kicks, body shots and the occasional high kick or spinning back kick. Gilpin is cut over the right eye. With 90 seconds to go, Gilpin stumbles Coughran with a punch and attempts to flurry, but Coughran doesn’t appear seriously rocked. With less than 30 seconds left, Gilpin times a spinning attack and takes Coughran down straight onto his back, but Coughran escapes quickly and they end the round on the feet. 10-9 Coughran. Round 2 To start Round 2, Gilpin’s left leg is showing the effects of the repeated kicks it absorbed in the first. Almost immediately, Coughran lands a hard kick to that leg that spins Gilpin halfway around. After a minute, Gilpin takes Coughran down and immediately works for a D'Arce choke, moving from side control to mount. Referee Chris Tognoni steps in and breaks up the action, as Coughran tapped out of the camera shot.

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Yeah esp nobody ranked above him. And till def a middleweight but lets him see if he can make the cut. Time will tell. Quite a few guys are in denial, like Romero- def needs to be at 205

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Geek for Technique: Best Moves at UFC 227 (Prelims)

UFC 227 was one for the history books on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as it marked the end of some heated rivalries and perhaps the beginning of others. The prelims served as a showcase for young talent -- the focus of the latest installment of the Geek for Technique series. Marlon Vera took on Wuliji Buren at 135 pounds. Buren surprisingly controlled most of the first round, but Vera picked up the pace in the second and took home a victory by technical knockout. Late in the middle stanza, Vera trapped Buren against the cage and mixed hooks to the head and body before dropping him with a left hook to the liver. When the Ultimate Fighting Championship signed a wave of new female talent earlier this year, some names popped up as future title contenders. Fighters like Mackenzie Dern and Molly McCann stole the headlines, but few mentioned one of the better prospects to arrive in years: Weili Zhang. The Chinese strawweight faced Danielle Taylor in her promotional debut and dominated much of the fight with lead-hand strikes.

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Five Lessons Learned from UFC 227

With Henry Cejudo ’s upset of Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 on Saturday in Los Angeles, history was made. What better subject is there to learn a few lessons from than history? By gaining revenge in his rematch with “Mighty Mouse,” Cejudo became the first-ever Olympic gold medalist to also claim Ultimate Fighting Championship gold. No doubt, the bout was contentious and for most folks came down to how you scored the fifth and final round. Regardless of what your scorecard looked like, there are bigger takeaways for the 125-pound division and the sport on the whole: Things are suddenly looking a lot fresher at flyweight, and in the broader context, don’t be too quick to dismiss a gifted prospect. Of course, Cejudo-Johnson 2 wasn’t the main event of UFC 227, as T.J. Dillashaw retained his bantamweight crown with a first-round knockout of former training partner Cody Garbrandt . How did he do it? Superior technique and strategy, of course. However, what informs Dillashaw’s unique, tricky, high-octane offense that he used to vanquish Garbrandt twice in nine months? Apropos of this column, it’s his approach to learning.

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19 UFC 227 salaries: Four title fighters clear $100,000-plus each

The four UFC 227 headliners involved in the two title fights earned the biggest disclosed fight purses at Saturday’s pay-per-view event.

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for T.J. Dillashaw, Henry Cejudo, UFC 227's other winners?

After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC 227’s winning fighters.

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Dana White: 'No problem' if Eddie Alvarez wants to finish career outside UFC

“At the end of the day, what we’re looking for here are young guys that want to be world champions,” White said. “Young guys that know they can be a world champion in the UFC. Or girls that know they can be a world champion in the UFC. If you feel that you can’t be and you feel there’s a better decision you can make at this point in your career for the last contract you’ll ever sign, I absolutely understand that.”

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UFC 227 Proves Favoritism Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

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. * * * A little over nine months ago at a press event held at the iconic Madison Square Garden, Cody Garbrandt sat on stage as one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s handpicked brand ambassadors for the company’s partnership with sports-nutrition company Bodyarmor . It was 10 months after he’d lifted the 135-pound title from Dominick Cruz in a stunning upset at UFC 207, and “No Love” was waxing lyrical with NBA legend and Bodyarmor shareholder Kobe Bryant about what it meant to be a championship athlete. It had been a good year for the Team Alpha Male export. Coming into his fight opposite “The Dominator” on New Year’s Eve, few pundits believed Garbrandt possessed more than a puncher’s chance; the conventional wisdom was that he was too young, too inexperienced and too emotional to pose a serious threat to the longtime king .

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Misha Cirkunov vs. Patrick Cummins among three bouts added to UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton

A trio of bouts have been added to October’s UFC Fight Night 138 lineup, including the return of a Canadian light heavyweight contender.

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Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Oh, Henry

For the first time in nearly six years, someone other than Demetrious Johnson has taken up residence in the flyweight penthouse. Henry Cejudo leaned on takedowns and top control, as he captured the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title with a split decision over Johnson in the UFC 227 co-headliner on Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. All three cageside judges scored it 48-47: Sal D’Amato and Ron McCarthy for Cejudo, Marcos Rosales for Johnson. The loss snapped a 13-fight winning streak for “Mighty Mouse” and brought an end to his historic reign atop the 125-pound weight class at 2,142 days. Cejudo’s upset makes the 2008 Olympic gold medalist the No. 1 flyweight in the latest Sherdog.com divisional rankings, while Johnson falls to No. 2. Meanwhile, T.J. Dillashaw strengthened his claim as perhaps the greatest bantamweight of all-time, as he knocked out Cody Garbrandt in the first round of their rematch and retained his championship in the main event. Since his controversial split decision defeat to Dominick Cruz in January 2016, Dillashaw has beaten Raphael Assuncao , John Lineker and Garbrandt (twice) in succession.

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Westboro Baptist Church Targets Joe Rogan, Stages Protest At Comedy Show - MMA Imports

“Kansas City! Im getting protested at my show this Friday by the Westboro Baptist Church! SO EXCITING! The only thing I took objection to was that they said I’m an atheist. I have no idea if there’s a higher power, but I would have to assume if there is one he’s definitely not happy that these hateful twats are running around pretending that they speak for him/her.

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Joseph Benavidez vs. Ray Borg booked for UFC Denver – not UFC 229

Benavidez, No. 5 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings , had a six-fight winning streak snapped in June when he dropped a split decision to Sergio Pettis at UFC 225 in Chicago. The fight was Benavidez’s long-awaited return after 18 months off due to surgery, rehab and recovery. Benavidez had but four losses prior to that in 29 fights, and to just two opponents: former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and two title shots against Demetrious Johnson, who this past Saturday lost the flyweight belt after holding it for nearly six years.

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Cruz: 'I Know I Deserve The Next Title Shot Against Dillashaw Because I Already Beat Him'

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has sat back as quietly as possible as T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt sorted out their differences in the form of two knockout victories for Dillashaw at UFC 217 and this past weekend’s UFC 227. A familiar foe for the current bantamweight champion, Cruz (22-2) actually holds a close decision victory over Dillashaw during the apex of Cruz’s title reign in 2016. For that reason, amongst others, the former champion is ready to reclaim his title against Dillashaw. “I know I deserve that title shot,” Cruz told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, “because I defended that title more times than anyone in the history of the division. The problem is, I beat him already. You can’t be the best unless you beat the guy that beat you. It’s just common sense. Everybody in the world knows that, including him.” Cruz is certainly high on the list for Dillashaw’s next opponent, but he is throwing his hat into a ring suddenly crowded with challengers. Former World Series of Fighting Marlon Moraes has quickly made his presence felt in the UFC with devastating first round-knockouts of Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera .

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The MMA Hour by SB Nation on Apple Podcasts

On this special edition of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani speaks to Georges St-Pierre (00:02:43) in studio, Paulo Costa (00:41:24) in studio, and is then joined by The MMA Beat panelists Jeff Wagenheim and Danny Segura (01:19:08) to recap the week in MMA

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ONE: Beyond the Horizon Full Fight Card Released for Shanghai | MMAWeekly.com

ONE Championship is heading to Japan in 2019 and Daichi Takenaka (11-0-1) will be hoping to get on that card. The undefeated bantamweight prospect could be a top contender in the division and will be looking for his second straight win under the promotion’s banner when he faces Saipan’s Roman Alvarez (6-2).

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Bantamweights Renan Barao, Andre Ewell to Clash at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo on Sept. 22

Bantamweights Renan Barao, Andre Ewell to Clash at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo on Sept. 22

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Thiago Santos Teases Move to 205, Fighting at UFC 230 in New York

Heavy-hitting Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Thiago Santos is coming off a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over debutant Kevin Holland on Saturday night at UFC 227 in Los Angeles. Santos looked to have the better of his opponent early on before Holland kicked into gear landing some nice shots of his own. The win was a confidence boost for Santos’ title aspirations after a devastating knockout loss at the hands of David Branch in his last fight. Santos spoke about his opponent Holland and revealed he’s considering moving up a division as a result of the difficult weight cut to 185 pounds. "Marreta" claimed that his primary focus right now is to get on the UFC 230 card at Madison Square Garden in New York City and that he’s willing to fight anyone to make it happen. “I was aware of this short window when I took the fight," Santos told MMAJunkie.com . I don’t regret it. I took the risk. I took the risk of fighting an unranked UFC debutant. But I love to fight. It’s what I like doing. I don’t choose opponents.

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GLORY 56: Massaro Glunder Seeks the Finish

After his last scheduled fight got cancelled, featherweight contender Massaro Glunder heads into GLORY 56 extra motivated to put on a dominant performance.

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‘Neglected’ Henry Cejudo Had Chip on Shoulder After First Loss to Demetrious Johnson

During his streak of 11 consecutive flyweight title defenses, Demetrious Johnson rarely lost rounds as he usually outclassed every opponent put in front of him. Henry Cejudo was one of those victims, losing to “Mighty Mouse” by technical knockout in the first round at UFC 197 in April 2016. The Olympic gold medalist continued to improve after that setback, and he entered the rematch at UFC 227 on a three-fight winning streak. In a tension-filled bout, Cejudo emerged with a split-decision triumph at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a strong 2018 “Upset of the Year” candidate. When Cejudo made his MMA debut on the regional circuit, Johnson was already flyweight champion. A little more seasoning was all an athlete of Cejudo’s caliber needed to pull an upset. Even then, the scorecards could have just as easily gone against him. “It was a close fight. Demetrious is a guy that you really have to adjust to. That’s all it was. I know it could’ve gone either way,” Cejduo said on Fox Sports 1. “He’s been the champ for a reason.

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Cheating themself :p but I mean like let's say lw bout 155. One is 170 the other is 185 190. I see it like being unfair and some kind of cheating. I don't even know if it's possible just saying would be great to have the numbers for all the cards.

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Watch out boy, there's no way to compare Cowboy to Woodley, u are a great striker but Woodley is a great fighter, hopefully you will win but it won't be easy.

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Dana White Explains How ‘Big Mouth’ Kevin Holland Won Him Over at UFC 227

Kevin Holland was a winner on Dana White’s Contender Series earlier this year, but he didn’t initially win over the man for whom the event is named. “He’s a talented guy and he won his fight, but he wouldn’t shut up. The entire fight he was talking to me – the whole fight,” White said at the UFC 227 post-fight press conference… This guy comes in and is talking s—t the entire fight. So I said, ‘I’m not signing this guy. I don’t want him; I’m not interested.’” Holland defeated Will Santiago Jr. via unanimous decision at the UFC Training Center on June 12 for his fourth consecutive win, but the UFC president was true to his word. The 25-year-old known as “Trailblazer” did not initially receive a deal with the Las Vegas-based promotion. Things changed a few weeks later, when veteran knockout artist Thiago Santos was in need of an opponent at UFC 227. While the identity of the Brazilian’s original foe was unclear, only Holland was willing to step in on short notice and face “Marreta.” “Thiago Santos’ fight falls out, and I said, ‘Let’s call some Contender guys that we liked.

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Matches to Make After UFC 227

T.J. Dillashaw left no doubt about his being the better man. Dillashaw retained the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title and improved to 2-0 against his archrival, as he put away former Team Alpha Male stablemate Cody Garbrandt in the first round of their UFC 227 headliner on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Garbrandt succumbed to blows 4:10 into Round 1. Staying technical despite the heated emotions involved, Dillashaw countered his kick-heavy challenger at every turn. He floored Garbrandt with a clean right hook, swarmed for a potential and then reset. Another Dillashaw right -- it landed more like a clothesline than a punch -- had “No Love” teetering on the brink. The champion followed up with punches, allowed Garbrandt to stand and uncorked a knee strike that prompted referee Herb Dean to intervene. In the aftermath of UFC 227 “Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2,” here are five matches that ought to be made: Related » Video: UFC 227 Post-Fight Press Conference T.J. Dillashaw vs.

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UFC 227: By the Numbers

Consider this score officially settled. T.J. Dillashaw left no doubt as to who owns the rivalry between he and former Team Alpha Male stablemate Cody Garbrandt , as he finished “No Love” for the second time in as many outings in the UFC 227 headliner at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night. With the win, Dillashaw puts himself in position to be considered among the greatest bantamweights in UFC history -- though he still might have a score to settle with Dominick Cruz . As brilliant as Dillashaw was, it may have been an even bigger night for Henry Cejudo . The Olympic gold medalist ended the lengthy flyweight championship reign of Demetrious Johnson in the evening’s co-headliner, edging “Mighty Mouse” in a tension-filled split-decision triumph. Cejudo could give Johnson an immediate rematch, or he could pursue more gold at 135 pounds. Either way, options appear to be plentiful for “The Messenger.” Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC 227, with statistics courtesy of FightMetric.com. Related » Video: UFC 227 Post-Fight Press Conference 12: Wins in UFC/WEC competition for Dillashaw.

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UFC 227 Bonuses: Cejudo, Johnson Snag ‘Fight of the Night’ Honors for Tense Title Bout

It’s not every night that a record title reign comes to an end. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their five-round nail-biter in the UFC 227 co-headliner at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. Ultimately, Cejudo made the necessary adjustments from his first-round TKO defeat to “Mighty Mouse” in April 2016 to capture a hard-fought split decision verdict and end Johnson’s stranglehold on the division. Meanwhile, T.J. Dillashaw had a pretty good night at the office as well, getting a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for his first-round knockout of rival Cody Garbrandt in the evening’s main event. As the action got more and more frenzied, it was Dillashaw who found a home for the devastating counter that put “No Love” on his heels. That set the stage for the reigning bantamweight champion to swarm, and he put Garbrandt away with a barrage of offense against the fence at the 4:10 mark of round one. Finally, Renato Carneiro was equally impressive in earning the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award.

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52 UFC 227 post-event facts: Does T.J. Dillashaw's resume prove he's greatest bantamweight?
53 UFC 227 five biggest takeaways, from one rivalry ending to another that's just getting good
54 Dana White notebook: No world tour for Conor-Khabib, can't decipher Nate Diaz
55 UFC to Make First Appearance in Beijing with Fight Night Card on Nov. 24
56 Dana White wonders if Francis Ngannou will ever get back on track after he 'lost his mind'
57 Greg Hardy Annihilates Tebaris Gordon on DWTNCS; UFC Awards Three Contracts
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59 Finalização épica de Anderson Silva em Chael Sonnen no UFC 117
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66 Monday Morning Analyst: Sarah Kaufman Reviews UFC 227 Title Fights, More
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