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Match up two standout wrestlers together, and sometimes you get a standup fight. Sometimes, though, even the standup fight that breaks out between those two wrestlers ends up in a near-stalemate. That's what happened in Saturday night's light heavyweight bout between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm. In the end, though, Bader got the best of what action there was in the fight, and he took two of three 29-28 decisions for a split-decision win. Davis went for 15 takedowns ov read news >>

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When Bubba Jenkins and Georgi Karakhanyan tangle inside Bellator's circular cage this Friday night, it won't be the first time the two have been willing dance partners. Actually, far from it. A decorated NCAA champion wrestler, Jenkins served as one of Karakhanyan's primary sparring partners ahead of Karakhanyan's WSOF title challenge against fellow wrestler Lance Palmer in late-2013, and Jenkins thinks the time the two featherweights spent together could very well come into play at Bellator 132 read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Wrestling is known as one of the original Olympic sports and a pillar to mixed martial arts. Many athletes with a strong base in wrestling have been successful in the world of MMA. With standout wrestler Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 182 against Jon Jones on Saturday, here is a look at five individuals who attained great success when competing on the Olympic mats. Some are past names, and others are present competitors. These individuals deserve consideration as some of the best Olympi read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Bloody Elbow provides Factgrinder guides as an easy way to access the wrestling backgrounds of fighters on a particular card. In this entry, UFN 58: Machida vs. Dolloway. In an effort to provide fans with the accurate wrestling backgrounds of fighters before major MMA cards featuring more than one wrestler of note, we provide a Factgrinder guide. In a rare circumstance for a UFC Brazilian, Ultimate Fight Night 58 feature two very accomplished wrestlers on its main card, Pat Cummins and C.B. Doll read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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CM Punk has spent his entire adult life proving critics wrong who felt he could never make it to the top in pro wrestling. Now, he's bucking even longer odds in starting from scratch in MMA, without a high-level background in any combat sport. The first time I saw CM Punk wrestle was about a dozen years ago. He and his friend Colt Cabana were independent pro wrestlers out of Chicago, who had gotten a little bit of an underground name, and came to wrestle in Northern California. He had long hair, read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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In a special post-Thanksgiving edition of the Twitter Mailbag, we look at everything from weight-cutting to title shot fast tracks, plus the mandatory pause to give thanks to all the good stuff in the wacky world of MMA.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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"The Bully" thinks that his wrestling skills are the key to beat the Irishman. Ricardo Lamas is sure that he has what it takes to beat Conor McGregor, although the former UFC Featherweight title challenger feels that the fight isn't going to happen. Interviewed by Tatame.com.br, Lamas believes that his wrestling would neutralize the Irishman's striking but the UFC will avoid this fight to protect McGregor. From the interview: "I think that I'm the ideal guy to face McGregor right now. He needs t read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Onetime UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas isn’t clamoring for a title shot just yet, but if the UFC is asking him who he wants to fight next, it’s Conor McGregor.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

  • 5 months ago
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Who knows what this wrestler was thinking when he challenged a 10th Planet Jui-Jitsu instructor, but he got the wet-willie chokeout for his trouble! read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Two talented wrestlers in Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero look to distinguish themselves in the crowded middleweight division at UFC 178 this Saturday (Sept. 27, 2014) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. With both men on significant win streaks, what adjustments can be made to gain an edge? Read our fight preview to find out! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero collide deep in the title hunt at UFC 178 this Saturday (Sept. 27, 2014) at the M read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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What would a trip to Japan be without a few rounds of sumo wrestling? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Roy Nelson, who battles Mark Hunt in the main event of UFC Fight Night 52 later tonight on Fight Pass (results here), broadens his horizons as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter by strapping on a mawashi loincloth and bumping bellies with some of the local rikishis. Unfortunately, he can't dress like that for his "Super Samoan" fight, since Dennis Hallman had to be the one bad a read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The GLORY middleweight and now Bellator light heavyweight looks to take advantage of a huge opportunity against Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal tonight (Sept. 5, 2014) at Bellator 123 in Uncasville, Conn., at Mohegan Sun Arena on Mashantucket Indian Reservation live on Spike TV. After spending the last year and a half as a kickboxer under GLORY, and a carousel of opponent changes when Vinny Magalhaes withdrew with an injury, Dustin Jacoby made a triumphant return to the cage at Titan Fighting Champions read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Brock Lesnar. Alberto del Rio. Bobby Lashley. Those are just three professional wrestlers that have dabbled in the world of MMA. They are among the most famous men, due to their runs in WWE and the amount of fights they have actually taken. There are a number of pro wrestlers who have tried the fastest growing combat sports, you just don't know they did it. A lot of them have taken just one or a small number of fights, which is probably why you don't know they did MMA. So, here are five pro wres read news >>

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