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  • 24 days ago
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In November, Marcus Brimage’s kick to knock out Jumabieke Tuerxun in Australia was loud enough -- and apt enough -- to have a boomerang effect. It reverberated back to the States where it hit Brimage himself in an idle moment of reflection."Man, it was surreal," he says. "It didn’t hit me until I got back home (boomerang) like the Thursday after. I was like, man, I knocked that dude out. People don’t know this but that was my first knockout ever. I’ve had TKOs, but that was my first knockout."Br read news >>

  • a month ago
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In a year where "event" was often an overblown euphemism for "ordinary fight card," it’s tempting to point out the UFC’s return to Ireland as truly something extraordinary. There was Conor McGregor, the UFC’s finest coxcomb, standing out as the pride of a country in his fight against Diego Brandao. In the weeks leading up, it felt like Elvis returning to do a little fireside ditty at Graceland for a small group of Memphians. He had been out with an ACL, and the UFC catered his return to take pla read news >>

  • a month ago
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Tom Wright, managing director for UFC operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, discusses the latest news pertaining to those markets. read news >>

  • a month ago
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As the UFC's 2015 schedule becomes clearer, a major focal point moving forward for international executive Tom Wright is ironing out the details of promotion's grand entrance into Melbourne. Mixed martial arts has been legal for some time in the Australian state of Victoria, however competition within a cage was strictly prohibited under the previous Liberal government. Wright now sees the reversal of that ban as "imminent" following recent electoral wins by the Victorian Labor party, and while read news >>

  • a month ago
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On the heels of political change in Victoria, Australia, the Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to hold a pay-per-view event in Melbourne in November 2015. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt reveals he would like to challenge Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight title on home soil. While his main concern ahead of Saturday night's UFC 180 main event is simply making the title fight weight limit of 265-pounds, Mark Hunt is confident that he will overcome that concern, rise to the occasion, and lift the heavyweight crown by the end of the night. Then, he wants Cain Velasquez in Australia. "Of course I'd like to fight the champ (Cain), this is for the number one read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Now that UFC Fight Night 55 is in the books, it’s time to commence MMAjunkie’s “Three Stars” ceremony.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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SYDNEY – A new deal is in the works with TV giants Sky and FOX Sports that could open the door to an Australia vs. New Zealand edition of “The Ultimate Fighter.”Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In Sydney, Australia, on Friday evening America time, a cadre of UFC fighters banded together to show fans and one another what their sport can do when all of its cylinders are firing. Eleven fights featured 11 stoppages—seven knockouts and four submissions—with five native Australians and New Zealanders ending the night with their hands in the air. And the crowd goes wild, as do the viewers watching at home on UFC Fight Pass, the company's streaming service. For that level of a fight card, that read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Anthony Perosh's dominant 1st round victory delighted the home fans in Australia, and now "The Hippo" sees himself taking on Fabio Maldonado. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Check out the UFC Sydney fight highlights from the Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta fight in Australia on Friday. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC will stage shows from Sydney, Australia, and Uberlandia, Brazil, on back-to-back nights this weekend, with several interesting match ups and big-name fighters. Before the action begins, take a look at the special fighters and fights who have the potential to haul in one or more of UFC's performance-based bonuses. This weekend, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will holding two events, UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 tonight (Fri., Nov. 7, 2014) and tomorrow (Sat., Nov. 8, 2014), read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC is back in Australia, this time with a Fight Pass card filled with countrymen from Down Under and a headlining bout between two top middleweights. Luke Rockhold is looking to cement his place as a title contender while Michael Bisping is trying to do the same before it's too late, given his relative age. Will Rockhold prove he's the division's next great title contender or is Bisping ready to finally get the title shot he always wanted? What: UFC Fight Night 56 Where: Allphones Arena, Sy read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Friday night's main event in Sydney, Australia will play host to more than just a fight between two of the best middleweights on the planet. It'll give Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping an opportunity to put a stamp on their ongoing feud and help give us a better idea of who'll be standing across the middleweight champion as they duel for the crown. Rockhold will step into the cage to prove himself a worthy candidate and give everybody reason to forget about the unfortunate night he had with Vit read news >>

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