Chris Dempsey has signed with the UFC and will fill in for Tom Lawlor at UFC Fight Night 46 against Ilir Latifi. Filed under: News, UFC more
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Chris Dempsey never knew being a Boy Scout would pay off—not like this, at any rate. The 26-year-old fighter from Ambridge, Pennsylvania, a small town about a half hour outside of Pittsburgh, received word last week that the UFC needed a fighter to step up to face Ilir Latifi (8-3, 1 NC) on the July 19 UFC Fight Night 46 card in Dublin, Ireland. To be considered for the bout, candidates had to meet a number of qualifications. They needed to pass a physical, an eye test, an EKG and a brain scan. more
In the wake of an injury to the UFC flyweight division’s contender apparent, champ Demetrious Johnson is moving on against a new opponent.Filed under: News more
UFC/WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt, taking place Saturday, June 28. more
Chris Dempsey was a 275-pound heavyweight wrestler when his college coach came to him with an unusual opportunity.Filed under: News more
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And "Rowdy" is up for multiple awards.
For the fourth straight year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is up for an ESPY award.
But this time, he's got a little competition from within.
That's because UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey -- like "Bones" -- has also been nominated for "Best Fighter" of 2014, according to the annual ESPN award panel. But the similarities end there, as "Rowdy" also garnered a nod for "Best Female Athlete."
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Will this be the year a mixed martial artist finally breaks through for ESPY's Best Fighter award?
ESPN has lumped boxers and MMA fighters in the single category of Best Fighter since 2007. In that time, the fan-voted award havs always gone in a boxer's favor.
This time out, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones have earned nominations in the "Best Fighter" category.
Additionally, Rousey earned a nomination for Best Female Athlete; while Chris W more