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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 December 19 12:00am: George Foreman vs. Muhammad Ali (ESPN […]

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Fighters of the Week

  1. Carla Esparza: As expected, the favorite going in to The Ultimate Fighter came out as the winner and first-ever UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. 2. Rousimar Palhares: Took Jon Fitch’s leg home to dine on like a leg of mutton, to retain his WSOF Welterweight Title. 3. Amir Khan: Amir finally got his hands […]

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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.) Mariusz Wach defeated Travis Walker [R6 TKO] Kiko Martinez defeated George Gachechiladze [R2 TKO] Gabriel Campillo defeated Mirzet Bajrektarevic [R7 TKO] Blake Caparello defeated […]

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Men’s MMA Rankings Updated

(Ahead of this weekend’s massive MMA stretch, our rankingsmith Cory Braiterman updated his rankings.  Come see where your favorite or least favorite fighters stand!) -Contributor: Cory Braiterman   FLYWEIGHT   BANTAMWEIGHT   FEATHERWEIGHT   LIGHTWEIGHT   WELTERWEIGHT   MIDDLEWEIGHT   LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT   HEAVYWEIGHT  

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The Afternooner for December 12

(The Afternooner is your daily dose of news and tidbits from across the combat sports landscape.) -Contributor: Ben Kohn   Hey guys! Today is my brother’s birthday, he’s now 22. He’s also going to be married in a few months. Cool story right? Anyway happy birthday bro. Now welcome to the Afternooner, I’m your host […]

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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 December 12 12:00am: Emile Griffith vs. Nino Benvenuti II (ESPN […]

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The Afternooner for December 10

(The Afternooner is our daily lunchtime roundup of news from across the combat sports landscape.) -Contributor: Ben Kohn   Hi. Remember me? No? Well, eat it then. I’m Ben Kohn and I’m the host, creator, and deity of the Afternooner. Your news reports and all you know comes from my fingertips as they push small […]

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Fighters of the Week

1. Anthony Pettis: After fifteen months, Pettis retained his title as the best lightweight on the planet and submitted Gilbert Melendez for the first time in his career. 2. Herica Tiburcio: Pulled a major upset over one of the best female fighters on Earth with a guillotine choke over Michelle Waterson to become the Invicta […]

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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.) Billy Dib defeated Isaias Santos Sampaio [R2 TKO] Jean Pascal NC Roberto Feliciano Bolonti [R2 NC] Bibiano Fernandes defeated Dae Hwan Kim, [R2 Submission, […]

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Men’s MMA Rankings Updated

(Our rankingsmith Cory Braiterman has his updated rankings ahead of tonight’s massive UFC 181 card.)   FLYWEIGHT:   BANTAMWEIGHT:   FEATHERWEIGHT:   LIGHTWEIGHT:   WELTERWEIGHT:   MIDDLEWEIGHT:   LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT:   HEAVYWEIGHT:   -Cory can be reached @KrmtDFrog on Twitter.

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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 December 5 12:00am: Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley (ESPN Classic) […]

UFC tickets in Vegas among hottest Vegas tickets in upcoming months

Las Vegas used to be the epicenter of the boxing world. Major title bouts were among the most sought after tickets in Vegas, often fetching in the high hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars on the secondary market after selling out on primary. But with the sport of boxing lacking knockouts or a heavyweight superstar, there has been […]

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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.)   Tyson Fury defeated Dereck Chisora [R10 TKO] Ruslan Provodnikov defeated Jose Luis Castillo [R5 TKO] Vivian Harris lost to Ramon Alvarez [R7 KO] […]

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The Afternooner for November 26

The Afternooner is your mid-day news roundup from across the combat sports landscape. Contributor: Ben Kohn   Hello my friends, welcome to another edition of the Afternooner. As always, I’m your host Ben Kohn and will be guiding you on your tour through Willy Wonka’s chocolate facto….wait sorry you’re not that lucky. You’re actually just […]

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Fighters of the Week

  Luke Irwin: 1. Manny Pacquiao: Did Chris Algieri nasty, dropping him SIX times, and cruised to a cakewalk victory. 2. Frankie Edgar: In a fight many people picked him to lose, Edgar dominated Cub Swanson and got a finish with four seconds left to possibly earn another shot at ALdo. 3. Jessie Vargas: Defeated […]

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