Twelve days ago, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vaulted up a weight class and challenged a goliath blue-chip prospect on a whim. The size difference was immense from the outset, but a funny thing happened: Henderson methodically wore down the giant then tapped him in the later rounds. David beat Goliath, and though Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal missed the opening stanzas of the fight, he caught the end -- the good part. Afterward, in a moment of candor, Henderson told the cameras th read news >>
Twelve years after a 20-year-old Robbie Lawler made his UFC debut against Aaron Riley at UFC 37, the Ruthless one finally added "UFC champion" to his resume at UFC 181. It wasn't always pretty. The sequel between Lawler and Johny Hendricks failed to live up to the expectations the original created. The first bout saw a combined 308 signature strikes landed between the two of them. This one only saw the two welterweights land 227 combined. It didn't come without controversy. In a sport where take read news >>
Bloody Elbow continues its preseason ranking of the nation's top twelve NCAA wrestling programs. In this entry: second-ranked Minnesota. J Robinson, the head coach of the University of Minnesota's wrestling program, is a tough hombre. A couple seasons ago, he coached an entire season with only one knee. I'm not talking about one healthy knee; I literally mean he only had one knee joint. Something strange happened with a knee replacement operation, doctors removed Robinson's knee, but were unable read news >>
Bloody Elbow's preseason ranking of the nation's best twelve college wrestling continues with the number 3 entry: Cornell University. At this point in the rankings, I'm really splitting hairs. All the remaining teams are so loaded with talent that I dread putting one ahead of another. I won't lie, I want Cornell to win its first national wrestling championship in March; I think it would really shake up the wrestling establishment as Cornell would only be the first private, non-big conference sch read news >>
Bloody Elbow continues its preseason ranking of the twelve best college wrestling teams in the nation. In this entry: the University of Missouri, ranked sixth. The University of Missouri is one of college wrestling's best stories. When head coach Brian Smith took over the program in 1998, the Tigers had never even produced a Big 12 champion (keep in mind that by the time the Big 8 became the Big 12, only five member schools fielded wrestling teams). Since Smith has held the reigns, the Tigers ha read news >>
In this edition of Bloody Elbow's preseason look at the nation's twelve best NCAA wrestling teams: the Penn State Nittany Lions. The prediction of four-time defending national champion Penn State finishing 8th at the 2015 NCAA tournament is largely influenced by various whispers about who won't be in PSU's lineup. These whispers still swirl in wrestling's rumor mill, unsettled by substantiation or refutation. One thing you learn following college wrestling long enough is that where there's smoke read news >>
Bloody Elbow's 'dirty dozen' preseason ranking of the nation's top twelve college wrestling programs continues with number 9, the Oklahoma State Cowboys. I'm not quite sure what to make of Oklahoma State's wrestling team this year. The most decorated program in wrestling history enters the 2014-2015 season with more questions than answers. I look at their roster and wonder to myself... How will defending national champ Alex Dieringer do up a weight at 165? What about super recruit Chance Marstel read news >>
Twelve fighters permeate a preliminary card that should be even better in practice than on paper. Though light on rank, these Fight Pass prelims for UFN 52 should be heavy on action. The Line Up Bantamweight Alex Caceres vs. Masanori Kanehara Featherweight Katsunori Kikuno vs. Sam Sicilia Welterweight Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Takenori Sato Bantamweight Michinori Tanaka vs. Kyung Ho Kang Lightweight Kazuki Tokudome vs. Johnny Case Featherweight Maximo Blanco vs. Dan Hooker The Odds Alex Caceres -280 Masa read news >>
Alexander Shlemenko will put his middleweight title and twelve fight winning streak on the line against Brennan Ward on Friday, March 28, from Utah’s Maverik Center at Bellator 114. read news >>
The lineup is set for February’s “UFC 169: Cruz vs. Barao” event. Twelve bouts are slated for the show, which takes place Super Bowl weekend.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Abel Trujillo, Al Iaquinta, Alan Patrick, Ali Bagautinov, Alistair Overeem, Andy Enz, (...) read news >>
Tito Ortiz is just 12 weeks removed from ACL replacement surgery and feeling better than ever. read news >>
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Twelve fights into his UFC career, Brazilian lightweight Thiago Tavares is tired of flying under the radar.
He's lost just once since 2009, and three of his four career octagon defeats came along with a "Fight of the Night" bonus.
As he prepares to face longtime veteran Dennis Hallman at August's UFC
150 event, Tavares is ready to make a little noise. Once he puts
"Superman" away, Tavares is calling out Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard.
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Twelve wins in the UFC, four different weight classes and three title fights. Is the resume of Kenny Florian enough for him to gain entry into the UFC Hall of Fame?
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Seventeen fights. Twelve wins. Four different weight classes. Three title shots. Those are some serious career accomplishments for any UFC fighter, but today one of the sport's favorites hung up his gloves for the last time.
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