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Top lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why Americans will soon fear the growing Russian contingency of fighters. It is hard to deny that there has been a recent surge of talent coming out of Russia and the surrounding region. Apart from Khabib Nurmagomedov's impressive streak in the lightweight division, fighters out of Russia, Dagestan, the Chechen Republic and other parts of the Caucasus continue to make a splash in the MMA scene. Many of these fighters, including Rustam Khabi read news >>

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It’s rare to see a fighter’s stock rise after a loss, but that is precisely what appears to have happened to Stipe Miocic after his career-shortening slugfest with Junior Dos Santos at UFC on Fox 13. Few gave the part-time firefighter much of a chance leading up to the bout, reasoning that the former UFC heavyweight champion’s considerable strengths would likely prove to be a stylistic nightmare. However, the opening two rounds for the 32-year-old Miocic were less a nightmare and more a dream of read news >>

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Pat Barry met Rose Namajunas when she punched him in the head. Barry was sparring at Roufusport one day, working on his stand-up game. Out of nowhere, this tiny waif of a girl, who is now competing for a UFC championship, comes over and punches him in the side of the face. Stunned, he turned to look at her. "You're Pat Barry, right?," she said. "I am," he replied. "Well, you should have seen that coming," Namajunas said. That's Barry's side of the story, anyway. Namajunas doesn't remember the in read news >>

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On Saturday at UFC on Fox 13, the giants will once again roam the Octagon. Even as the top of the fight company's 265-pound division remains in limbo while awaiting the return of champion Cain Velasquez, it's hard not to notice the UFC heavyweight ranks picking up a little steam. This weekend, three fights will be on tap in the organization's heaviest weight class, including a main event between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic that (maybe, possibly) has title implications. Also on hand will b read news >>

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Rise and shine, mixed martial arts (MMA) hardcores. Arguably the best mixed martial arts (MMA) Bantamweight in the world outside of the Big Three (UFC, Bellator and WSOF), Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes, will defend his ONE FC title inside Mall of Asia Arena (MOA) in Manila, Philippines, this Friday morning (Dec. 5, 2014) when he faces unbeaten Dae Hwan Kim in the main event of "Warrior's Way." MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE ONE FC 23: "Warriors Way" coverage, starting with the online broadcast a read news >>

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Undefeated bantamweight Sam Toomer believes a victory at RFA 21 on Friday night will help him rise to the top. read news >>

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Brother to the UFC lightweight champion, Sergio Pettis didn't immediately rise to the top in his own division. However, at 21 years old, he has the potential to be a contender at 135 pounds. On Saturday, Pettis will meet Matt Hobar on the UFC 181 preliminary card. The matchup will give Pettis a good chance to record consecutive victories for the first time in his young UFC career. He is one of many young stars to emerge from RFA, a promotion that has positioned itself as a proving ground for fig read news >>

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The SBNation rankings panel has collected their votes for the month of November on the best featherweights in the world. The last time the SBNation panel gave the featherweight division a look was back in February. Since then a lot of things have changed and a lot of things have stayed the same. Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Ricardo Lamas, and Chad Mendes still make up the top 4 spots. But, in that time Conor McGregor has blossomed from prospect to contender, white Chan-Sung Jung has gone from divis read news >>

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After this past weekend’s UFC doubleheader, two notables made sizable moves in this week’s USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC featherweight Dennis Siver discusses Conor McGregor’s meteoric rise through the featherweight ranks, as well as what he would expect to do in a fight against the Irishman. As Conor McGregor continues to verbally joust with his fellow featherweights in the division, his list of potential adversaries continues to swell. The latest in this long list is Dennis Siver, who tolerated several recent labels from the Irishman, including ‘little German midget.' Although Siver generally focuses only on read news >>

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UFC bantamweight women's champion, Ronda Rousey wants her financial earnings to stay private. UFC bantamweight women's champion, Ronda Rousey's meteoric rise to fame has been nothing short of amazing. With a professional record that spans a little over three years, she has risen to the top of not only the UFC roster, but is routinely mentioned as the P4P best of any woman currently competing in mixed martial arts. Boasting a perfect 10-0 record, she has defended her belt five times and every sin read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Check out the highlights from Friday's Bellator 128 where Michael Page continued his rise through the welterweight ranks, Joe Warren wrestled the bantamweight title away from Eduardo Dantas and much more. read news >>

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Gunnar Nelson has been on the rise in UFC's competitive welterweight division, but for him to take the next step, he'll have to today (Oct. 4, 2014) topple a very game opponent in Rick Story in the main event of UFC Fight Night 53. Nelson will undoubtedly have to make some changes to his approach if he wants to come away victorious ... and that will be very interesting to watch on Fight Pass. The Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC) Welterweight division has long been dominated by a very talented read news >>

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Rory MacDonald's rise to title contention has been something special to watch. When the Firas Zahabi-trained fighter emerged onto the UFC scene back in 2010, he did so with buzz and excitement surrounding him. At just 20 years old, and working alongside welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, the expectation for the British Columbia native to become the next big thing in the 170-pound weight class was as high as it's been for any prospect to come along in recent memory. Granted, there would be setb read news >>

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