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  • 19 days ago
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Selecting a weight class is a big deal in mixed martial arts. Most athletes want to cut down to the smallest size possible, while retaining the physical abilities that will allow them to excel over their opponent. However, some struggle with maintaining that competitive weight. John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum are two men who face the challenge of competing in new divisions due to issues with weight cuts. Lineker and Gastelum were poised for big fights at UFC 183. Lineker was supposed to face of read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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UFC President Dana White wants to make sure that Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker never have issues cutting weight again. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Rampage Jackson talks about his return to the UFC, giving personality classes to other UFC fighters, and why he would like to make the move to boxing. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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When you hear that Paige VanZant’s first exposure to mixed martial arts came through classes at Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den facility in Reno, she gets an instant badge of respect even before she steps... read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The UFC's lightweight division is one of the most competitive weight classes in the promotion and it has found a new contender in Bobby Green. The red-hot Green made his debut at UFC 156 and is on a four-fight win streak, holding victories over Josh Thomson and Pat Healy. The former Strikeforce fighter has marveled competitors and fans alike with his impressive footwork, head movement and pin-point striking. Despite beating Thomson in a close contest, the American Kickboxing Academy product sits read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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In the world of mixed martial arts, it is not often that superfights are brought to fruition. Champions who reign over their division often relish their superiority and find comfort and stability by remaining in their own weight class. However, by switching divisions, current UFC champions Jon Jones, Chris Weidman, Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo would more than likely receive an immediate title shot. Venturing into another weight class would not only allow any of the above fighters to make history read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Ever wonder how one UFC champion would fare against another? Ever ponder the idea of a battle of the sexes? Of course you have, and that's perfectly natural. Unfortunately, the universal laws of mixed martial arts prevent any of these dreams matchups from actually taking place. Luckily, our imagination on this platform is not controlled by a sanctioning body. Strength aside, here are five fights we would love to see if weight classes were no more.Begin Slideshow read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The first eight months of 2014 haven't been the most stellar for the UFC or its fans. We were supposed to be greeted into the new year with the return of its bantamweight champion—Dominick Cruz—only to have a groin tear force the former champion out of the bout and his grip off the title. So, yeah, that didn't happen. We were also supposed to see Jon Jones square off against the only man to challenge him inside of the Octagon in September, only to see Alexander Gustafsson pull out of the fight b read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Coming off three stoppage victories in three different weight classes, Lucas Martins is scheduled to return to the Octagon in October. UFC officially announced on Tuesday that "Mineiro" meets Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout at UFC 179 on Oct. 25. The pay-per-view card takes place at the Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Martins (15-1) has been impressive in his last appearances inside the Octagon. Unbeaten since his short-notice UFC debut against Edson Barboza, the Chute B read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Jerrod Sanders is dropping two weight classes, from lightweight to bantamweight, for his next UFC bout.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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BANGOR, Maine – UFC Fight Night 47 may not be the most stacked event in UFC history, but it’s the most diverse. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Super search engine and mass media giant, Google is now offering in-house BJJ lessons for its emplyees. There are thousands of people that work for Google around the globe, but if you're one of the privileged few that gets to work out of their corporate headquarters in Mountain View California, there's another reason to be counting your lucky stars. In addition to free healthy meals for its staff, ping pong and a variety of other amazing perks, Google has just added Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons t read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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Changing weight classes has become a mainstay in today's MMA culture. Much like the Hollywood reboot, changing divisions remains one of the most valuable cards any fighter holds in his or her back pocket when things get rough. Far too often are fighters plagued by simple things beyond their control. Frankie Edgar saw that he no longer had a place amongst the UFC's elite lightweights after dropping two-straight losses to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson. A change in division afforded read news >>

  • 7 months ago
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UFC 177 will provide the lighter weight classes with another chance to showcase their skills, as title fights in the bantamweight and flyweight divisions headline the evening's main card. But the Aug. 30 event, to be held in Sacramento, California, is not exactly creating a buzz within the MMA world. There's at least some intrigue about UFC 177's main event, a rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao, with fans wanting to see if Barao can respond to the shellacking he took at UFC 173. The read news >>

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