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Rankings Updated

Before a huge weekend in MMA, our rankingsmith Cory Braiterman is out with his latest edition of Men’s MMA Rankings.  Where does your favorite fighter stand??   FLYWEIGHT:   BANTAMWEIGHT:   FEATHERWEIGHT:   LIGHTWEIGHT:   WELTERWEIGHT:   MIDDLEWEIGHT:   LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT:   HEAVYWEIGHT:

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Your Weekend in Combat Sports

  As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programming is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday February 27 1:30am: UFC 184 Countdown (Fox Sports 2) […]

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Fighters of the Week

1. Gennady Golovkin: Put an absolute beating on Martin Murray, who was too damned tough for his own good, but fought gallantly and put on the best performance he probably could have given. GGG has cleaned out middleweight, and now, perhaps, a date with Miguel Cotto awaits. 2. Frank Mir: Well, I didn’t see that […]

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Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Arthur Abraham defeated Paul Smith [UD] David Price defeated Irineu Beato Costa Junior [R6 TKO] Jackson Sousa [won Black Belt Heavyweight and Openweight […]

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Fighters of the Week

1. Benson Henderson: On very short notice, took on a hilariously outsized, super-dangerous welterweight in Brandon Thatch, and earned a fourth-round stoppage over him. Extremely impressive from Bendo, and hopefully he shakes some things up at 170. 2. Marlon Moraes: The WSOF stalwart bantamweight champion stayed atop his throne and in the conversation of the […]

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Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Brian Rose lost to Carson Jones [R1 TKO] Mike Lee defeated Gary Tapusoa [R2 TKO] Sonny Boy Jaro defeated Albert Alcoy [R2 TKO] […]

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Remembering Past Warriors: Chris Leben

Contributor: Ben Kohn   In the short time since the conception of the modern sport of MMA, we have watched promotions and fighters rise and fall in the time, a little over 20 years, since the UFC was created (the time period most consider the formation of MMA today and a good starting point historically). […]

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Fighters of the Week

  1. Nieky Holzken: Barely escaped his first fight with Alex Stetsurenko, but came out and absolutely styled on Raymond Daniels to earn a shot at the belt he never lost. 2. Terrion Ware: In the main event of RFA 23, Ware’s striking was too much for Joe Murphy, and is on his way to […]

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Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Garry Tonon defeated Javier Vazquez [Submission, Gracie Nationals 2015] Andy Ristie defeated Steve Moxon [R1 TKO, Glory 19] Brian Collette defeated Myron Dennis […]

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Glory 19 Predictions

  Glory Heavyweight Championship: Rico Verhoeven (c) (44-10-1) vs. Errol Zimmerman (79-18-1) -Zimmerman has really, really impressed me lately. Errol was always a second-tier fighter who’d lose to fighters that would stick it out with him, but he’s 3-1 in his last four in Glory, stopping tough hombres like Hesdy Gerges and Ben Edwards, and […]

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Fighters of the Week

  1. Anderson Silva: “I back. I back.” 2. Tyron Woodley: Overcame a grotesque weigh-in deficiency to hand Kelvin Gastelum his first loss of his career and set himself up for a title fight after another win. 3. Robinson Castellanos: The late-bloomer dominated Rocky Juarez en route to a shot at the Jhonny Gonzalez and […]

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Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)   Sod Kokietgym defeated Joaquim Mahe [PTS] Kevin Mitchell defeated Daniel Estrada [R8 TKO] Simon Marcus lost to Fang Bian [R2 Stoppage, Wu […]

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Your Weekend in Combat Sports

  As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programming is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday January 30 12:00am: Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander (Showtime […]

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Fighters of the Week

  1. Anthony Johnson: It was an absolute destruction in front of Gus’s home crowd at the wee hours of the morning, and now Jon Jones needs to plan for the hard-hitting former welterweight. 2. Brandon Rios: Speaking of destruction in someone’s hometown, Rios battered Mike Alvarado for far too long, and Alvardo’s despicable corner […]

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Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)   Andre Galvao [won Medium Heavyweight gold medal, openweight gold medal, 2015 IBJFF European Open Championship] Gianni Grippo [won Featherweight silver medal, 2015 […]

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