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If success in MMA hinges greatly on hard work and dedication, it seems almost farcical to assume that good fortune plays a major role in the outcome of any high-profile fight.
But for some, like the fighters on this countdown, their careers were made or salvaged because of providential breaks.
In the most opportunistic instances, these fighters enjoyed lopsided matchups, benefited from favorable calls from judges or referees or received forgiveness for typically unforgivable offenses.
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It’s hard to believe a fighter like Junior dos Santos, a former UFC champion with a record of 16-3, may be a man with no place to go, but that’s the situation before him now.
Granted, the UFC will no doubt keep him busy with big-name fights against Top-10 competition, but what about after that?
Should dos Santos keep on winning, he will continue to rise in the rankings until he finds himself in the unenviable position of facing Cain Velasquez a fourth time. Considering just how badly he was beat read news >>
It's hard to fight when you can't see out of one eye.
The headlining attraction at today's (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" event at the CotaiArena in Macau featured Michael Bisping hoping to start a winning streak against Cung Le, who was seeing action for the first time in nearly two years.
It was a feeling out process early on, though Bisping was countering with a right hand while Le was attacking the body. As the bout wore on, "The Count" opened up a bit. E read news >>
It’d be hard for anyone to upstage Ronda Rousey at this moment, but the UFC women’s bantamweight titleholder is ready to share the spotlight.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
For the first time since 2012, Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host a UFC event. MMAjunkie today learned the Sin City property will host The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, which features the first women’s strawweight title fight in UFC history. UFC (...) read news >>
Sherdog.com reports from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Saturday at approximately 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with live World Series of Fighting 12 results and play-by-play. read news >>
MMA Fighting has WSOF 12 results fo the Palomino vs. Gonzalez fight card Aug. 9 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.In the main event, Luis Palomino squares off against Lewis Gonzalez in a lightweight contest. Former UFC veteran Ronny Markes faces Cully Butterfield in the co-main event.Check out the WSOF 12 results below.Main card (NBC Sports at 10 p.m. ET)Luis Palomino vs. Lewis GonzalezCully Butterfield vs. Ronny MarkesElvis Mutapcic vs. Kelvin TillerBrandon Hempleman vs. Alexis read news >>
It's hard to ignore an overwhelming athlete and competitor like Luke Rockhold.
But somehow, despite its well-known efforts to push divisional favorites to the front of the line, the UFC has ignored him.
As if the promotion was teasing Rockhold in a sick game of professional "duck, duck, goose," the former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin has not been paid his due.
Sure, he collapsed at the hands of Vitor Belfort in his Octagon debut, but that specific performance should be cast aside considering read news >>
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You shoot me down, but I won't fall. I am titanium!
After more than one year on the sidelines, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will be making his return to mixed martial arts (MMA).
And he's bringing his bionic leg with him.
"The Spider" shattered his shin during the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last December, and had a titanium rod surgically implanted to help stabilize his leg (hear his doctor break it all down right here). Silva actuall read news >>
Like water in a desert, legitimate title contenders are hard to come by.
Even in an international powerhouse like the UFC, the hard hitters and prolific practitioners who challenge calculated champions often lay an egg.
That's why it's not only difficult to predict how a fighter will perform in the biggest fight of his or her life, but more importantly it's proof that the contender line never gives us the insight we want.
Some fighters fly under the radar and never get the chance to shine, while read news >>
Fact: Anderson Silva holds UFC records for consecutive wins (16) and consecutive title defenses (10). Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.
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