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You could say Brett Johns is ready to make a change. “There’s not much to do in Wales,” he said. “ It’s farmland. You have to work for everything on the farm. From a young age, basically, I would shovel crap from one place to another. I cried my eyes out. It was absolutely horrific. I hated every minute of it.” Not that the Welshman is averse to work. No one who dislikes work doesn’t become the best bantamweight in Europe who’s not currently signed to the UFC. That’s what many consider Johns to read news >>

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CM Punk is ramping up his training, and Duke Roufus has shared an update on the former WWE star's recent 'MMA fight scrimmage' CM Punk is currently preparing for his UFC debut, and Duke Roufus has provided an update on his training. According to the Roufusport head, the former WWE star went through an "MMA fight scrimmage" against one of their prospects recently. He spoke about Punk's first live sparring match on social media and commented on his performance: A photo posted by Duke Roufus (@duke read news >>

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Brazilian super prospect Gilbert Burns will remain on the card at UFC Fight Night 62 on March 21 and will do so against another up-and-comer in Alex Oliveira. Oliveira, who has never fought in the UFC, will step in to replace Josh Thomson, who announced his withdrawal from the lightweight contest earlier this week. Portuguese-language site PVT first reported news of the replacement, and MMAFighting.com has the translation. There has been no announcement on whether the bout will remain as the eve read news >>

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The UFC has signed a Brazilian prospect to replace injured Josh Thomson at UFC Fight Night 62. Undefeated lightweight Gilbert Burns, who was scheduled to meet the former Strikeforce lightweight champion on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, now meets Alex Oliveira. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news following a report from PVT. There is no official word yet if Burns vs. Oliveira will be the co-main event. Alex Oliveira (10-1-1, 1 no-contest) is a 26-year-old welterweight prospect from Rio de Ja read news >>

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Michael Page, one of the most exciting prospects in the Bellator promotion or anywhere else in MMA, has to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Curtis Millender Friday at Bellator 134 due to injury. Ariel Helwani announced the news Monday on his show The MMA Hour, as relayed by Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com. Brennan Ward will replace Page in the welterweight contest. The decisive injury was a cut next to his left eye (Caution: Link contains graphic imagery), which required stitches to clo read news >>

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Highly touted featherweight prospect Tom Duquesnoy defended his BAMMA title with a TKO finish against Krzysztof Klaczek. France's Tom Duquesnoy has quickly risen to become one of the most touted prospects in all of MMA, and his performance on Saturday night certainly added to his overall allure. Duquesnoy, who was scheduled to defend his featherweight title at BAMMA 18, overcame some unexpected adversity in the opening round against Krzysztof Klaczek, as he was thoroughly outwrestled and found h read news >>

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Is the "Fire Kid" UFC bound? If you scour the internet looking for the top ranked prospects in mixed martial arts (MMA) today, you will more than likely encounter France's Tom Duquesnoy at the top of nearly every list. The "Fire Kid" is currently the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) featherweight champion, and he defended his belt this afternoon (Sat., Feb. 21, 2015) in the main event of BAMMA 18 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England. After a rough first round fo read news >>

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Northwest bantamweight prospect Paul Njoku has started his career strong. He's moving full speed ahead into Saturday night's Super Fight League America 3. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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The prospect of the biggest women's MMA fight in history happening has been a giant tease up to this point. There have been rumblings for nearly two years that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cris "Cyborg" Justino would meet in the Octagon. The conversations have had more starts than stops. For one, Justino has never even made Rousey's 135-pound weight class. Most recently, though, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told ESPN.com last month that the promotion was in negotiations with Ju read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Strawweight prospect Paige VanZant has already proved a polarising figure in the infancy of her career. UFC president Dana White reflects on what makes VanZant a star in the making. Top strawweight prospect Paige VanZant became the latest UFC fighter to sign an exclusive deal with Reebok this week. The deal means 20 year old VanZant will join an exclusive list of the sport's biggest names, including champions Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones, as well as out spoken Irishman Conor McGregor, who signed f read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Nick Newell is back in the fray. The lightweight prospect inked a new four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting on Friday, and is now scheduled to fight an undetermined opponent on April 10 at WSOF 20, WSOF executive vice president and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz informed MMAFighting.com. Newell, 28, has been locked in contract negotiations with WSOF since his July 5 title challenge against WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje, which headlined the promotion's inaugural show on NBC. A conge read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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Like most fighters, Andrew Parker wants to one day fight for the UFC, but the undefeated welterweight is happy building his prospect status with Legacy FC. read news >>

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Some people joked about their frustration levels when Twinkies were going to be taken off the market. For UFC flyweight Ray Borg, the situation was far more serious.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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With interest from the UFC and ONE FC floating in the air, top prospect Mark Striegl is joining the Evolve MMA fight team. read news >>

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