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Though one Long Islander dropped off UFC 181 this week, another one has joined the Dec. 6 event. TUF 19 middleweight winner Eddie "Truck" Gordon will meet Josh Samman at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Newsday reported the bout Tuesday. Gordon (8-1) will return to the venue at which he won TUF 19. He knocked out Dhiego Lima in just 1:11 to claim the TUF title in July. The 26-year old Samman (10-3) was a TUF 17 semifinalist, losing to eventual winner Kelvin Gastelum. His last fight was a second-r read news >>

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UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez. It took nearly two years of legal wrangling, followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work. When Alvarez enters the Octagon on Saturday opposite 155-pound mainstay Donald Cerrone, it will probably feel like something close to freedom. That’s the good news here—that after considerable ugliness and bad feelings all around, Alvarez will finally arrive at the destination he set in read news >>

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A long and harrowing journey grew even longer on July 5, 2014, when just hours before his against-all-odds return from potentially career-ending heart troubles, UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve suffered a setback that derailed a year's worth of work and worry. The seven-footer, who had been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and leaking aortic valve in August 2013, fainted in the locker room prior to his UFC 175 comeback against Matt Mitrione. Just like that, the feel-good bout was cancelled, and Str read news >>

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After a long hiatus, Mike Riordan will now finish his ranking of the 20 greatest wrestling matches between future MMA stars. The number two entry on the list is Daniel Cormier and Muhammed Lawal's final wrestle off for the 2007 Freestyle Wrestling World Team spot. The 2007 World Team Trials final wrestle off between Daniel Cormier and Muhammed Lawal at 96 kg makes a serious case for the number-one entry in this ranking. The yet-to-be mentioned final installment of this series features an NCAA fi read news >>

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For years Mark Hunt has been the MMA world’s lovable tough guy underdog, even as he keeps telling us that what he really wants to be is the best in the world. After his latest KO win, are we ready to start listening?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Yoshihiro Akiyama eradicated a more than two-and-a-half-year layoff, dominating Amir Sadollah en route to a unanimous decision victory at UFC Fight Night 52 on Saturday. read news >>

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Melvin Manhoef didn’t need long to announce his presence in the Bellator cage. read news >>

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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey still welcomes a superfight with Invicta FC women's featherweight titleholder Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino—she's just waiting for a contract to sign. Speaking to the Brazilian media in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, the Rowdy one continued to criticize her most hated adversary for just about every reason imaginable, per Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. My pace, nobody can overwhelm me. And the way that she is on the ground, it’s absolute horrendous. And her read news >>

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A career in the fight business is one that comes with a fair amount of give and take. On one side of the scale, there is money and a notable amount of fame or public recognition that will hopefully yield other opportunities to make more of the prior, but on the opposite side, there are physical tolls where payments are required. Fighting is a gritty trade by nature, but it's hardly the bumps, bruises and abrasions suffered on fight night in the quest for glory that linger. Those wounds heal rath read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighter has long been the lighting rod that helped play a role in the development of mixed martial arts. That fight when Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar collided and glued eyes to the sport will long be recognized as a pivotal moment for not only the UFC but MMA as a whole. Since then the show has produced some interesting moments and even more interesting characters. While the athletes who are competing for the coveted UFC contract should receive the main spotlight, the coaches read news >>

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BRASILIA, Brazil -- Being taller and having a longer reach doesn’t always pay off in the UFC. Brazilian brawler Jessica Andrade met previously unbeaten countrywoman Larissa Pacheco at Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia, Brazil, and she credits Pacheco’s neck for her submission victory. "Guillotine is my specialty. I love it. I always try that guillotine in my fights," Andrade told MMAFighting.com Saturday. "I realized she has a long neck, so I went for it [laughs]." Four of Andrade’ read news >>

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