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UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier fight card shaping up

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:30 AM Apr 23, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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Check out the fights currently lined up for UFC 226, which goes down on July 7th in Las Vegas, Nevada. On July 7th, the UFC will cap off International Fight Week 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 226. The card will take place at the T-Mobile Arena and now has two title fights on tap, as featherweight champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega were added to the card as of Saturday night. Heavyweight c...

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Goddard explains Dvalishvili’s TKO loss: ‘He was actually out’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 AM Apr 23, 2018 by Zane Simon
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The longtime UFC ref wasn’t in the cage for Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon, but he helped make the decision that ultimately saw Simon come away with a controversial win. The problem isn’t so much that MMA doesn’t have rules, it’s that so many of them seem to be so rarely applied. Much of what happens in the flow of a fight gets limited to a verbal warning as action continues. Occasionally the a...

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‘Korean Zombie’ says he wants to fight Frankie Edgar next

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:30 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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After Frankie Edgar’s win over Cub Swanson, UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung had a straightforward callout for “The Answer.” Former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar bounced back from his first career knockout loss by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision over Cub Swanson in front of his adoring fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With Brian Ortega turning ...

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UFC Fight Night: Fights to make

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Zane Simon
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All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC should book, following their latest event in Atlantic City, NJ. The UFC walked into Atlantic City with what looked like a fun card and walked out with something of a mixed bag. There were some really exciting fights on the night, some shocking stoppages, and some dominant performances. But a weird refereeing decision, a coup...

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Video: Amir Khan wins comeback fight in 39 seconds

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:30 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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Former world champion Amir Khan returned to the boxing ring and made quick work of Phil Lo Greco. Former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (32-4, 20 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since that memorable knockout loss against Canelo Alvarez in May 2016. Now competing under Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions. Khan had a tune-up fight against Canadian Phil Lo Greco (28-4, 15 KOs), wh...

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Cub Swanson issues statement following second loss to Frankie Edgar

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:35 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Chris Taylor
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Cub Swanson issues statement following second loss to Frankie Edgar Perennial UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson was looking for redemption when he squared off with former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar for a second time in the co-headliner of last night’s UFC Fight Night 128 event in Atlantic City. Unfortunately for fans of “Killer Cub”, Frankie […] The post Cub Swanson issues statement ...

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Eddie Alvarez blasts “paper champion” Khabib Nurmagomedov

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:15 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Chris Taylor

Eddie Alvarez blasts “paper champion” Khabib Nurmagomedov Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (29-5 MMA) was in attendance at last night’s UFC Fight Night 128 event in Atlantic City. “The Underground King” is currently awaiting his next assignment from UFC officials, this after scoring a thrilling third-round knockout victory over the previously undefeated Justin Gaethje […] The post Edd...

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Kevin Lee follows through on prediction | What’s Next?

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:03 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Joe David

Kevin Lee overcame some third round adversity in the form of a well executed spinning wheel kick, compliments of Edson Barboza in last nights main event in Atlantic City. It was clear that Lee was on a mission not just to beat Barboza, but to dominate him in positions that Barboza has felt only once […] The post Kevin Lee follows through on prediction | What’s Next? appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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Kevin Lee follows through on prediction | What’s Next?

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:03 PM Apr 22, 2018 by Joe David
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Kevin Lee overcame some third round adversity in the form of a well executed spinning wheel kick, compliments of Edson Barboza in last nights main event in Atlantic City. It was clear that Lee was on a mission not just to beat Barboza, but to dominate him in positions that Barboza has felt only once […] The post Kevin Lee follows through on prediction | What’s Next? appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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UFC Atlantic City: Barboza vs. Lee - Winners and Losers

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:30 AM Apr 22, 2018 by Dayne Fox
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Kevin Lee made an emphatic statement on his place in the lightweight division when he tore apart Edson Barboza to make him the biggest winner of the night. Who else had a good night... and who didn’t? UFC Atlantic City proved to be one of the most odd cards in quite some time. There were some last minute fight cancellations that shook up the card. The way the UFC handled them didn’t help things. A...

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UFC AC recap: Lee mauls Barboza for TKO win

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:30 AM Apr 22, 2018 by Nick Baldwin
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In the UFC Fight Night 128 main event, Kevin Lee dominated Edson Barboza en route to a fifth-round TKO win. Edson Barboza is too tough for his own good. The UFC lightweight contender was dominated by rising star Kevin Lee in the UFC Fight Night 128 main event on Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, just months after getting ragdolled by current 155-pound champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Lee, a s...

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UFC AC recap: Edgar returns to win column in Swanson rematch

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:30 AM Apr 22, 2018 by Nick Baldwin
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In the UFC Fight Night 128 co-main event, Frankie Edgar defeated Cub Swanson for the second time. Frankie Edgar got the job done against Cub Swanson again at UFC Fight Night 128 — just in different fashion than the first time. The longtime featherweight contender defeated Swanson by unanimous decision in the event’s co-main event on Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Edgar first met Swan...

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6th Round: Is it Khabib time for Lee? Is Edgar still in line for Holloway?

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:25 AM Apr 22, 2018 by Zane Simon
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Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to recap all the night’s action in Atlantic City, NJ. With results and analysis for every bout on the card. Be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on YouTube and itunes, and check us out on SoundCloud as well....

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UFC Atlantic City bonuses: Branch scores early KO for extra $50K

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:01 AM Apr 22, 2018 by Stephie Haynes
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Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee from Atlantic City, New Jersey. Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey was home to a decent night of fights, with five (T)KOs, no submissions, technically, and six decisions. There was drama heading into this card, with the UFC choosing not to extend Leslie Smith’s contract after her opponent missed weight...

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UFC Atlantic City video highlights: Lee finishes Barboza in thriller

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:52 AM Apr 22, 2018 by Eddie Mercado
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Check out the full fight video highlights of Kevin Lee stopping Edson Barboza late in the UFC Atlantic City main event. Atlantic City was the setting that saw Kevin Lee put on a killer performance against Edson Barboza in the UFC Fight Night 128 main event. Lee wasted no time in achieving a takedown and battering Barboza with heavy ground strikes. On his back, Barboza offered up very little in ter...

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