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A UFC welterweight the past five years, Paulo Thiago has been cut by the world's top MMA promotion. Since Thiago had lost three in a row, the release was widely expected. MMAFighting.com confirmed the UFC's decision on Wednesday. In his first trip to the Octagon during February 2009, Thiago shocked the 170-pound class with a knockout win over Josh Koscheck. That looked to be the beginning of a great UFC career, but Thiago was never able to top that victory. While a submission win over Mike Swick read news >>

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The world's leading kickboxing promotion will return to Spike TV this Friday (Oct. 24, 2014) at 11 p.m. ET with a "Top 20 Knockouts" show featuring the top finishes in the promotion's history. GLORY is returning to Spike TV this Friday night (Oct. 24, 2014) with a one-hour special featuring 20 of the best knockouts in the promotion's history. There will be highlight-reel KOs from GLORY 1 in Stockholm from 2012, all the way through to the most recent event, GLORY: "Last Man Standing," which took read news >>

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Offense sells. In a world that incorporates defensive head movement, foot work and well-scripted transitions, there's just no escaping a formidable faction of strikes and finishes. Whether in an effort to instill fear in an opponent or to signify dominance within a deadlocked division, offensive fighters are truly the cream of the crop. But somewhere along the line, there is a separation that takes place between sound practitioners and potent ones. The latter is geared more toward those who stan read news >>

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Pawel Wolak’s professional mixed martial arts debut finally has a date and a venue. read news >>

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We answer your #themmahour questions on anything and everything going on in the MMA world. read news >>

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Check the leg kick, save the world... read news >>

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Virtually everybody in the boxing world expected Gennady Golovkin to topple tough Mexican slugger Marco Antonio Rubio at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Most of those same people believed “GGG” would knock him out. Those people were right. read news >>

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Holly Holm women's boxing most decorated competitors, a multi-time world champion. But from here in on, she's a mixed martial artist through and through. On a recent edition of The MMA Hour, Holm clarified that she's done with the Sweet Science for good, and not just because her UFC contract likely forbids competing in the sport. Rather, after a dozen years as a pro, the Jackson's MMA fighter simply found her passion shift to something new. "I really don't have any want to do it any more," Holm read news >>

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Amir Aliakbari becomes the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career People keep asking me, "Hey Coach, when are we going to see more Russian and Iranian wrestling stars going to do MMA?" I now have an answer: when more of these Russians and Iranians get lifetime bans for doping, we will see more of them in prize fights. Iran's Amir Aliakbari, has placed first at two Greco-Roman world championships, is only 27, massive (here he is next to Soa Palelei, and training with a top-fli read news >>

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A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>

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In part 1 of BloodyElbow’s extended interview with Mehdi Baghdad, the RFA lightweight discusses his Arabic roots, his short-term goals with RFA and his coaching experience on Arab MMA reality show ‘Al Batal.’ Many fighters have played a particularly significant role in facilitating the growth of Mixed Martial Arts in their respective countries: Georges St-Pierre for Canada, Conor McGregor for Ireland and Alexander Gustafsson for Sweden, just to name a few. Yet there is one fighter who feels he i read news >>

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