Results for: striking in news

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Sorry Yanks, but that's where the best stand-up specialists on the planet reside. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, caused quite a ruckus when it was announced he signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Read full details here. That's because the former WWE superstar made it to the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) stage of them all without ever having fought professionally. To his credit, Brooks -- a self-admitted white belt in the sport -- isn't boasting about se read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – Scottish striking sensation Joanne Calderwood is happy (no, really) to be in the UFC. But she admits her path to the sport’s biggest promotion wasn’t necessarily ideal.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch chronicles history's forgotten greats from the sports of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. Forgotten champions and belt-less legends alike are celebrated for their accomplishments and skill. When can their glory fade?--Alfred Lord Tennyson December 6th, 2014. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, a veteran of 14 years and 35 fights, wins a contentious split decision over Team Takedown's Johny Hendricks to become the new UFC welterweight champion. It has bee read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Anthony Pettis talks about his UFC 181 fight against Gilbert Melendez, his time off, his defense of his long-time coach Duke Roufus, what he has in store for Melendez, and more. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his special brand of off-the-cage striking will likely be on display at Saturday’s UFC 181 event. It’ll basically look nothing like this amateur MMA fight.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis discusses why he doesn’t see Gilbert Melendez as a threat to his title. Following a 17-month absence from the octagon, Anthony Pettis is eager to display his striking skills against "beginner" Gilbert Melendez during Saturday night's UFC 181 co-main event. Pettis was initially supposed to defend his title for the first time over a year ago before he suffered a knee injury. Following a surgical procedure, the lightweight champ was selected to serve as one o read news >>

  • a month ago
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Check out former UFC champion Frankie Edgar teaching some of the striking technique that makes him seem so elusive in the cage. read news >>

  • a month ago
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MEXICO CITY – Alejandro Perez’s sharp striking earned him the distinction as the first winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.”Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Because "Bang" turned a bunch of wrestlers at Team Alpha Male into dangerous standup fighters. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former title contender Chad Mendes put on a match for the ages during their title fight rematch at UFC 179, which took place just last month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For five rounds, the two talented fighters went toe-to-toe, strike-for-strike, in a battle of attrition that ultimately saw "Junior" retain his title (video). Sinc read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald delved into the reasons why he is a fan of Conor McGregor. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Duane Ludwig, striking coach for UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes, reveals he didn't hear the bell at the end of the first round and blames referee Marc Goddard for not being more forcible in his fighter intervention. By now, everyone knows Duane "Bang" Ludwig. The former lightweight and welterweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter has made an astonishingly successful transition from pugilist to coach in the past two years. Under his guidance, Team Alpha Male fighters have gone from pere read news >>

  • a month ago
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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the final three rounds of this instant classic featherweight title fight. It is appropriate that the last two rounds of a title bout are commonly referred to as the "championship" rounds. More than anything else, it is these final rounds of the fight that seem to separate the good fighters from the great, the chaff from the--well, the champions. It's not merely a matter of stamina, though fatigue has been the downfall of many wistful challenge read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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I guess not every boxing champion is turning their nose up at "Rowdy's" stand-up skills. Over the past few months, plenty of current and former female boxing champions have called out the striking skills of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder, Ronda Rousey. Or lack thereof. Mainly because her coach, Edmond Taverdyan, has made it a point to boast about his pupil's improved striking technique, going as far as saying she would become a boxing champion and could eve read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the game of once-and-maybe-future bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, complete with apologies to the man whose style he didn't appreciate until just now. It's not often that I approach a pay-per-view UFC card--not to mention one as stacked as this weekend's UFC 178, which truly does consist of quality fights from top to bottom--but then it's not often that a fighter of Dominick Cruz's quality is to be found on the prelims. Indeed, in the past read news >>

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