The 16 fighters who will compete for the UFC's first strawweight title was announced Thursday.Some of the notable names include Invicta strawweight champion Carla Esparza and former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne.They will be coached by UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The show began filming earlier this week.Check out the TUF 20 cast below.Heather Jo ClarkEmily KaganAisling DalyLisa EllisCarla EsparzaFelice Herri more
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For many MMA fighters, fighting is all they know. There is no life after hanging up the gloves for some guys.
The guys on this list don't fall into that group of fighters.
That's because whether it's stepping into an announcer's booth, sitting down behind a news desk or running classes in a gym, the fighters on this list will have successful post-fight careers. If anyone has been around enough fighters, you'll know that some are made to be coaches or have the gift of gab and some simply don't.
MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) games of UFC Fight Night 44 headliners Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens on Saturday (June 28, 2014) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Savvy striker, Cub Swanson, faces a fellow knockout specialist, Jeremy Stephens, in a potential title eliminator match in the featherweight division this Saturday night (June 28, 2014) on FOX Sports 1 from inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
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UFC Middleweight Josh Samman details his affair with a distinctly different sport than the one you may know him from.
There’s a six mile stretch from my home in Hollywood, Florida to I-95. There’s nothing particularly special about it; it’s merely sidewalk along Sheridan Road. At certain times of day there’s heavy traffic and the exhaust makes it unpleasant to be near the interstate. Most days I wait until it’s not even day anymore, until the sun goes down and the cars have gone home. Once I get more
From Yahoo Sports: The heavyweight has fought in numerous promotions but now takes on Anthony Hamilton on the UFC Fight Night card in San Antonio. more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale (TUF 19 Finale) Date: July 6, 2014 Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Location: Las Vegas TUF 19 Finale Articles TUF 19 Finale Videos TUF 19 Finale Fight Card Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) vs. BJ Penn (16-9-2) Justin Scoggins (9-0) vs. Dustin Ortiz (13-3) Derrick Lewis (10-2, 1 NC) vs. Guto Inocente [...] more
There are times when a fighter’s record doesn’t paint a complete picture. Though it lists their recent appearances and the outcome of those bouts, there is context and information that exists beyond... more
Today's mixed martial arts incorporates a truly defined group of amazing athletes.
From powerful strikers to bone-crunching submission specialists, MMA offers a hodgepodge of scintillating talents.
That's why the UFC has enjoyed an injection of competitive contenders from flyweight to heavyweight.
However, in a demanding era when knockouts and submissions rule the world, some top names have struggled to please the masses.
Here are the five best fighters in the UFC right now who need to turn deci more