1. Anderson Silva Set to Dominate Sonnen in UFC 148

    Las Vegas will host Anderson Silva 's crowning achievement in July when Silva vs. Sonnen 2 headlines UFC 148 . There we will see just how much better The Spider is than absolutely everyone else in MMA at 185 pounds...

    Spinalmanu the First Written by Spinalmanu the First about 2 years ago 6,107 reads 44 comments

  2. Why Is Nick Diaz the No. 2 Welterweight in the World?

    The Las Vegas lights softened the judges' heads at UFC 143 to the point that Carlos Condit walked away with a win over Nick Diaz for the UFC's interim welterweight title. Despite this technical blip, Nick Diaz is the No...

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  3. UFC 137: 2 Reasons Why Diaz Will Beat Penn in Las Vegas

    UFC 137 —On October 29, 2011 BJ Penn will square off against Strikeforce's Nick Diaz. The winner will undoubtedly be in line for a title shot against the winner of GSP vs...

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  4. Vitor Belfort: Moving to Welterweight?

    After a stunning debut in the early years of the UFC, Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort disappeared. Eventually he re-surfaced and found his way back to MMA and finally the UFC. This time his competition included some of the finest MMA athletes in history...

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  5. UFC 134 Results: Silva vs. Okami 2, Shogun vs. Griffin and Nogueira vs. Schaub

    Rio de Janeiro hosted UFC 134 on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Brazilian fighters were in 11 of the 12 fights. Some well-known Brazilians filled the five fights on the main card, with four of them going home victorious...

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  6. Why the UFC-Fox Sports Deal Is Good for MMA

    This week, Dana White and the Fertitta brothers announced that UFC has entered into a seven-year television deal with Fox Sports...

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  7. UFC: Why Sonnen vs. Silva Is Still the Most Exciting Fight Imaginable

    In the last 18 months, we've seen Fedor Emelianenko 's mystique vanish and Georges St-Pierre has bored us for the fourth fight in a row. Brock Lesnar has been exposed as an emperor with no clothes, and B...

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  8. Why GSP vs. Nick Diaz Will Be Close

    UFC 137 : On October 29, 2011, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay auditorium, Canadian George St. Pierre will face former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz for the UFC welterweight belt...

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  9. Dana White: Why He Cut Fedor and Overeem

    Although he owns less than 10% of the UFC, Dana White is its public face and chief decision-maker. He recently cut his Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem because he wouldn't take a fight on short notice...

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  10. Why Fedor Emelianenko Will Beat Dan Henderson

    Let me rephrase: "Why Fedor Should Beat Henderson" Chicago will be the scene for this Saturday's July 30, 2011 fight between Fedor Emelianenko (31-3) and the current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Dan Henderson (27-8)...

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  11. Fedor Emelianenko: Four Things Fedor Must Do to Stay a Legend

    Before losing two straight fights, Fedor Emelianenko was more than a legend, he was a demi-god. Since his fall to earth, his many fans are wondering what he can do to revive his mythical career...

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  12. This Man Can Beat Jon Jones

    The man is... Phil Davis. At 26 years old Phil Davis is 8-0 in the octogan. He stands 6' 2" and his body hovers around 220 when he's not cutting weight. His reach is a hair below 80" and his style is very similar to Jon Jones...

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  13. UFC 128 Results: Jon Jones Dominates Shogun, Wins Light Heavyweight Championship

    Saturday night in New Jersey, 23-year-old phenom Jon "Bones" Jones defeated light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua by third-round TKO to become the youngest title-holder in UFC history...

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  14. Zdeno Chara's Dirty Hit Against Max Pacioretty Goes Unpunished by NHL

    Last Tuesday, the Boston Bruins were in Montreal taking on the Canadiens in what appeared to be an uneventful NHL regular season hockey game. However, in just a moment, the game quickly turned from normal to infamous...

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  15. UFC 121 Results: Brock Lesnar Defeated By Cain Velasquez

    Brock Lesnar did not survive the first round of Saturday night's UFC Heavyweight championship bout against undefeated challenger Cain Velasquez...

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  16. Five Reasons Jon "Bones" Jones Will Be Light Heavyweight Champ by 2012

    The first generation of UFC fighters have come and gone. The second generation is well under way and the third generation is starting to poke its head into the octagon...

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  17. UFC 118: Randy Couture Defeats James Toney But What's Next For "The Natural?"

    On August 28, 2010 in Boston Massachussetts Randy Couture (47) tackled, pounded and then submitted boxing legend James Toney (42) in the very first round. No one was surprised. Except perhaps some die-hard boxing fans...

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  18. UFC 118 Results: Frankie Edgar Beats Heartless BJ Penn for Second Time

    Saturday night in Boston Frankie Edgar retained his lightweight UFC belt via unanimous decision by frustrating, exhausting, and demoralizing BJ Penn...

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  19. Brock Beats Fedor: An Analysis

    In the Rocky saga, it was the soft spoken American who warmed our hearts. Seeing him defeat hypermacho loud mouths was the simple formula behind all six films. In the real life arena of MMA, we have a soft spoken Russian as fan favourite...

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  20. Machida, Hughes Winners at UFC 98

    UFC 98 played itself out on Saturday night in Las Vegas with two co-main events. Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra and a championship bout between two undefeated light heavyweight fighters, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans...

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  21. Chuck Liddell Retires: a Perspective

    Unless Chuck Liddell receives very bad advice in the next few weeks, he is officially retiring. Although not official at this time, his retirement will mark the end of the first generation of UFC fighters...

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  22. Chuck Liddell Retires: a Perspective

    Unless Chuck Liddell receives very bad advice in the next few weeks, he has unofficially retired. Although not official at this time, his retirement will mark the end of the first generation of UFC fighters...

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  23. Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn: Post-Fight Review

    The "Rush" was declared the winner during the break between the fourth and fifth round Saturday night at the MGM Grand. The call was not made by the referee, but by BJ Penn's coach...

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  24. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski: Better To Be Lucky Than Good?

    For less than four minutes, Andrei Arlovski was able to prove that Fedor is only human. Andrei's style, speed, and stance were clearly neutralizing any rampage on the part of Fedor...

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  25. BAAMM!!! That's What It's All About

    Certain sounds in life are delectable. The sound of popping bubble wrap. The opening of a fresh can of Coca-Cola. Chewing Capt'n Crunch cereal. Bones slipping back into place at the chiropractor office...

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