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In case you missed it | Video clip of brawl in the stands during Aljamain Sterling’s interview

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:37 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Joe David

UFC Fight Night’s Atlantic City produced a great night of fights that showcased dominant striking, world class wrestling and elite BJJ. In most cases if you’re watching a public sporting event, you typically leave it up to the pro’s. In a particular situation that occurred during Aljamain Sterling’s post fight interview, his attention was drawn […] The post In case you missed it | Video clip of br...

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Report | Glover Teixeira vs. Ilir Latifi bout in the works for summer card

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:23 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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According to a report from Swedish MMA publication Kimura.se, a clash between top light heavyweight contenders Ilir Latifi and Glover Teixeira is in the works for a summer UFC card. While the setting for this compelling bout has not yet been finalized, the report suggests those details will be worked out in the coming days. […] The post Report | Glover Teixeira vs. Ilir Latifi bout in the works fo...

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Report | Glover Teixeira vs. Ilir Latifi bout in the works for summer card

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:23 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

According to a report from Swedish MMA publication Kimura.se, a clash between top light heavyweight contenders Ilir Latifi and Glover Teixeira is in the works for a summer UFC card. While the setting for this compelling bout has not yet been finalized, the report suggests those details will be worked out in the coming days. […] The post Report | Glover Teixeira vs. Ilir Latifi bout in the works fo...

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Khabib willing to defend title against any top 5 lightweight

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Nick Baldwin
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Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t care who his first UFC lightweight title defense comes against, because 155 pounds is the most “competitive” weight class in the promotion. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t picky when it comes to his first title challenger. Nurmagomedov wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday that he believes 155 pounds is the most competitive weight class in the UFC. Thi...

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Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza plans to be the UFC middleweight champion in two fights

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:29 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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On May 12, on the main card of UFC 224, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will return to the cage for a clash with fellow middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum. If Jacare is able to win this fight, he’ll establish himself as one of the top contenders in the crowded UFC middleweight division, and perhaps even earn himself […] The post Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza plans to be the UFC middleweight champion in two fi...

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Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza plans to be the UFC middleweight champion in two fights

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:29 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

On May 12, on the main card of UFC 224, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will return to the cage for a clash with fellow middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum. If Jacare is able to win this fight, he’ll establish himself as one of the top contenders in the crowded UFC middleweight division, and perhaps even earn himself […] The post Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza plans to be the UFC middleweight champion in two fi...

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Eddie Alvarez: If Nate Diaz wants to come back, I’m right here

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Milan Ordoñez
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Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is angling for a fight against Nate Diaz Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is currently looking for his next opponent. Recently, he extended a challenge to former title challenger Nate Diaz, who also remains uncertain about his next career move. But there apparently is a deep-rooted history between both fighters, which began at UFC 188 almo...

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Paul Felder appears to hint at main event showdown with James Vick

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:17 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Originally, lightweight striking specialist Paul Felder was expected to battle Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. When Iaquinta was called upon for a last-minute title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, Felder was left without a fight. From the looks of it, the UFC could be rewarding Felder for his trouble. On Sunday afternoon, the lightweight took […] The post Paul Felder appears to hint at main event...

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Woodley: RDA got ‘played,’ fighting Covington ‘for no reason’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Nick Baldwin
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley doesn’t think Rafael dos Anjos should have accepted an interim title fight against Colby Covington at UFC 225 in June. According to champion Tyron Woodley, top UFC welterweight Rafael dos Anjos got “played.” With Woodley still sidelined due to a December shoulder surgery, dos Anjos accepted an interim title shot against Colby Covington at UFC 225 in June. Wo...

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John McCarthy gives his take on strange Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon fight: “he went out twice”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:35 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

On the undercard of Saturday night’s exciting UFC Atlantic City card, Merab Dvalishvili and hist short-notice replacement opponent Rick Simon engaged in an exciting, three-round war. Unfortunately, the end of this contest was shadowed in controversy. As the seconds wore off the clock, Simon, who seemed to be down two rounds, locked up a mounted guillotine. […] The post John McCarthy gives his take...

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John McCarthy gives his take on strange Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon fight: “he went out twice”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:35 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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On the undercard of Saturday night’s exciting UFC Atlantic City card, Merab Dvalishvili and hist short-notice replacement opponent Rick Simon engaged in an exciting, three-round war. Unfortunately, the end of this contest was shadowed in controversy. As the seconds wore off the clock, Simon, who seemed to be down two rounds, locked up a mounted guillotine. […] The post John McCarthy gives his take...

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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua rescheduled for UFC Hamburg

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:03 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Originally, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and recent UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir were expected to meet in the co-main event of the UFC’s May 19 stop in Santiago, Chile. Regrettably, the legal troubles that currently surround Oezdemir prevented him from travelling to Chile in May, and the bout was […] The post Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua r...

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Disgraced NFL vet Greg Hardy to debut on UFC’s Contender Series

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Apr 23, 2018 by Anton Tabuena
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Controversial former NFL player Greg Hardy will be making his MMA debut on the UFC’s “Contender Series” After three fights in the amateur circuit, Greg Hardy will be making his professional MMA debut with a chance to compete in the UFC. As MMA Fighting reports, the controversial former NFL player will compete at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on June 12. The 6’4” football player will ...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses his options in the “very heated” lightweight division

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:38 AM Apr 23, 2018 by Chris Taylor
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Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses his options in the “very heated” lightweight division Khabib Nurmagomedov was crowned the UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion earlier this month in Brooklyn, this after he scored a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC 223. The undefeated Russian fighter, Nurmagomedov, now has a handful of fighters to […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov d...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses his options in the “very heated” lightweight division

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:38 AM Apr 23, 2018 by Chris Taylor

Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses his options in the “very heated” lightweight division Khabib Nurmagomedov was crowned the UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion earlier this month in Brooklyn, this after he scored a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC 223. The undefeated Russian fighter, Nurmagomedov, now has a handful of fighters to […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov d...

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