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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.)   Michael Katsidis defeated Rodynie Rafol [UD] Garry Tonon defeated Josh Hinger [Won Welterweight Tournament, Eddie Bravo Invitational 3] Javier Vasquez lost to […]

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Fighters of the Week

  1. Rafael dos Anjos: In the main event of UFC 185, RDA, who climbed the ladder from thd dregs of the UFC lightweight division to put a dominant performance against Anthony Pettis, the likes of which have not been seen against “Showtime”. 2. Sergey Kovalev: In a fantastic fight in hostile territory, Kovalev quelled […]

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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.)   Shane Mosley Jr. defeated Jerome Buchanan [R2 KO] Patrick Nielsen defeated George Tahdooahnippah [R8 TKO] Fernando Montiel defeated Rogelio Jun Doliguez [UD] […]

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Fighters of the Week

  1. Ronda Rousey: Ugh, Cat…why…just, I mean…why would you…dammit. 2. Liam McGeary: If Emanuel Newton wasn’t made of teflon, McGeary would have won by submission roughly eighty-four times. As it was, McGeary won by UD and is now the Bellator Light Heavyweight champion. 3. Carl Frampton: Frampton is just trucking fools at 122lbs and […]

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Around the Combat World

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.   Ben Edwards defeated Hunter Sam [UD] Anne Sophie Mathis drew Oxandia Castillo [SD] Tony Thompson defeated Odlanier Solis [R8 […]

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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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