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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.)    Paul Spadafora defeated Hector Velazquez [UD] Nathan Cleverly defeated Alejandro Emilio Velori [R4 TKO] Tony Bellew defeated Cesar Dos Santos [R5 TKO] Jeff […]

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Canelo vs. Lara Picks

Junior Middleweight Bout: Erislandy Lara (19-1-2) vs. Saul Alvarez (43-1-1) Luke Irwin: Gonna be some salty, salty folks after this one.  Lara is very, very underrated.  He’s only lost one fight and it was a scorecard so egregious that the judges were immediately suspended.  He’s fared better against mutal opponents, including a much better performance […]

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Men’s MMA Rankings Updated

Our rankingsmith Cory Braiterman has taken advantage of the slow week in MMA and is caught up after a weekend of nuttiness.  How does the middleweight division shake out over the weekend? What did Frankie Edgar’s win over BJ Penn do to his standing?  Find out where your favorite fighters stand!   FLYWEIGHT     […]

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 programing is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN.   Friday July 11 2:45am: Archie Moore vs. Jimmy Slade (ESPN Classic) 3:30am: […]

Undercard Supercast for July 8

 

On this episode of the Undercard Supercast, we hand out awards from a busy weekend in combat sports, talk UFC 176 cancellation and what it means, look ahead for our victors, give our predictions on Canelo-Lara and more!

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Fighters of the Week

Luke Irwin: 1. Chris Weidman: Went five rounds for the first time in his career and became one of the only men to go toe-to-toe with Lyoto Machida and live to tell about it, gaining a warrior credibility that Jon Jones earned against Alexander Gustafsson. He’s here to stay. 2. Ronda Rousey: Thanks, Alexis. Great […]

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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 Graham Earl [UD] Steve Moxon lost to Dennis Hogan [SD] Ruslan Chagaev defeated Fres Oquendo [MD] Jake Heun defeated Kendrick Miree […]

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Ben’s Breakdowns: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

Contributor: Ben Kohn Ahhh it’s been so long since my last breakdown and now I get to write one on the fight I’ve been so excited for, I can barely contain it. UFC 175 main event on July 5th, Chris Weidman, the champion and man who beat the unbeatable Anderson Silva, twice, will take on […]

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UFC 175 Staff Picks

Staff Standings: Ben Kohn: 75-32 .701 Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692 TC Engel: 75-39 .658 Josh Hall: 33-18 .647 Luke Irwin: 130-80 .619 Earl Montclair: 55-37 .598 Nolan Howell: 71-60 .542 Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455 Last Event Winner: Lucas Bourdon (6-2) UFC Middleweight Championship: Chris Weidman (c) (11-0) vs. Lyoto Machida (21-4) Luke Irwin: Weidman’s striking […]

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 programing is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN. Friday July 4 12:00am: Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle (ESPN Classic) 3:00am: […]

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Fighters of the Week

Luke Irwin: 1. Terence Crawford: If he’s not the best lightweight in the world, he’s 1b with Miguel Vazquez, after putting on a clinic against Yuriorkis Gamboa and knocking him down four times to get the TKO win. 2. Cub Swanson: In a barnburner of a fight, Swanson and Stephens went toe-to-toe for five rounds […]

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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.)  Ricky Burns lost to Dejan Zlaticanan [SD] Glen Johnson lost to Ilunga Makabu [R9 TKO] Zack Mwekassa defeated Bernard Adie [R7 TKO] Sonny Boy […]

Undercard Supercast: June 24

On this week’s episode of the Undercard Supercast, we hand out our awards from over the weekend, look at the lacklust UFC cards coming this week, in honor of Luis Suarez, discuss which fighters would bite an opponent, and more!

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Fighters of the Week

Luke Irwin: 1. Artem Levin: Showed, definitively, that he is the best middleweight in the world, winning Glory Last Man Standing and is the undisputed king. 2. Toby Smith: Pulled a massive upset of John Wayne Parr, winning the WKA Middleweight Championship and becoming the first fighter in five years to stop Parr. 3. Rico […]

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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.)  Martin Murray defeated Max Bursak [UD] Cristian Mijares defeated Sebastian Daniel Rodriguez [R7 TKO] John Wayne Parr lost to Toby Smith [R3 KO, Powerplay […]

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