1. UFC 173: 3 Prelim Fighters Worth Keeping Tabs on

    UFC 173 is a star-studded card that promises to deliver on all fronts. The card, which is headlined by Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw , also features names such ...

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  2. Bellator 120: 2 Fights for Rampage Jackson to Take Next

    Bellator 120 saw the return of Rampage Jackson. In his way was a popular commodity in the form of Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal . The fight represented two of the biggest names in Bellator throwing down in the main event...

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  3. Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks: What We Learned from Interim Title Fight

    Bellator 120 was supposed to feature a rubber match for the lightweight title between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez. Instead, Chandler fought Will Brooks for the interim title on Saturday...

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  4. Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko: What We Learned from the Catchweight Bout

    Bellator 120 saw a plethora of stars compete on its inaugural pay-per-view card, but former UFC champion Tito Ortiz was one of the biggest names on the card...

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  5. The Beaten Path: Ashlee Evans-Smith Goes from Punk Rock Wrestler to MMA Champion

    A few years ago, women's MMA was a rarity. If you wanted to see the ladies scrap, you could occasionally catch them on a Strikeforce or Bellator card, but that was about it. The fame and notoriety wasn't there...

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  6. Bellator 120: Preliminary Card Predictions

    Bellator 120 marks the first time the company takes its product to the pay-per-view airwaves. The historic event is headlined by King Mo Lawal and Rampage Jackson, who look to settle their grudge in the light heavyweight tournament finals...

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  7. Bellator 120: 5 Reasons to Watch

    Bellator 120 limps to the finish line this weekend as the first pay-per-view for the company. Holding an interim title fight and numerous tournament final fights, the card maintains a solid lineup despite hiccups...

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  8. Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal: Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Bellator 120 was marketed as the third fight in an epic trilogy between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez. It is now banking on another fight to draw pay-per-view buys, as that fight is no longer the top billing...

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  9. UFC Fight Night 40: Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC returns after a weekend off with UFC Fight Night 40. Live from Cincinnati, the card features a number of prospects and potential main carders, as well as a few former title challengers and veterans...

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  10. Stefan Struve Returns from Heart Condition, Meets Matt Mitrione at UFC 175

    Stefan Struve makes his long-awaited return to the UFC this summer, as the Dutch mixed martial artist has received clearance to return to the cage. Struve meets fellow heavyweight Matt Mitrione at UFC 175 in Las Vegas in July...

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  11. TUF 19 Episode 4 Results and Recap: Did Team Edgar Finally Get on the Board?

    With Team Penn up 2-0 in the early going of The Ultimate Fighter 19 , Team Edgar looked to Dhiego Lima to get its first win of the season. In his way was a scary man known as "The South Jersey Strangler," Tim Williams...

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  12. Retired UFC Fighter Chris Lytle in Negotiations to Box Roy Jones Jr.

    Chris Lytle is in talks to come out of retirement for a fight. No, not a UFC fight, but a fight in the squared circle against a legendary boxer...

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  13. Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis: An Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    UFC 175 is shaping up to be the biggest weekend for the UFC in 2014. The card hosts one of the most anticipated championship bouts of 2014 in a middleweight title clash between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 16,557 reads 81 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 40: 5 Reasons to Watch

    The UFC returns this weekend with UFC Fight Night 40. Live from Cincinnati, the card boasts a solid lineup with prospects and UFC vets alike scattered throughout the card. Headlining are the welterweights, as Matt Brown takes on Erick Silva...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 3,321 reads 5 comments

  15. Correia Gets Shot at 2nd 'Horsewoman' Baszler at UFC 176

    Bethe Correia wanted it and she got it. In Los Angeles at UFC 176 , Correia will fight one of the dubbed "Four Horsewomen" of W MMA when she takes on Shayna Baszler in the ...

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  16. B/R Women's MMA Rankings, May 2014

    Women's MMA is growing, and with that, we must keep up with the times. Women are getting more and more opportunities in mixed martial arts, as well as becoming more prevalent on the big stage...

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  17. 4 Potential Breakout Stars from TUF 19

    The Ultimate Fighter 19 is already under way, as we are two quarterfinal bouts into the season. Despite the fact that this installment of the show doesn't come in with great hype, ...

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  18. The Beaten Path: 5 Prospects to Watch in May

    The month of May looks to be chock full of MMA action. From the UFC to Bellator to One FC to everything in between, MMA fans are going to find themselves with all sorts of entertainment should they choose to watch...

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  19. TUF 20 Tryouts: Projecting the Final 8 Women to Make the Cast

    The talk of Twitter Monday morning and afternoon was definitely the tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter 20 . That is because it is the first season that features all women and will crown a champion at the end of the season...

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  20. What I Did on Spring Break: 3 MMA Events to Watch During UFC Hiatus

    The UFC is going on a short break, as they hold their next event May 10. If you are an MMA addict like myself, you will be looking for some MMA to watch in the meantime. Well, folks, you are in luck...

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  21. UFC 172 Results: Power Ranking Jon Jones' 3 Best Performances in the Octagon

    Jon Jones has arguably become the best fighter in the world, and last Saturday at UFC 172 , he continued to prove why people are singing his praises. Jones defended his belt in dominating fashion against Glover Teixeira...

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  22. UFC 172 Results: Power Ranking the Most Impressive Performances from Baltimore

    UFC 172 was a memorable night for many reasons. Not only did Jon Jones retain his light heavyweight championship against Glover Teixeira, but Anthony Johnson made a triumphant return ...

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  23. UFC 172 Results: Joseph Benavidez Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    UFC 172 marked the return of Joseph Benavidez , who fought for the first time since his failed title bid back in December. Benavidez took on Tim Elliott, a guy that wasn't that close in the rankings...

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  24. UFC 172 Results: 3 Stars Who Emerged on the Prelims

    UFC 172 was chock-full of exciting bouts and impressive finishes. This is especially true of the prelims where there were three finishes and a ton of excitement...

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  25. UFC 172 Results: 3 Fights for Anthony Johnson to Take Next

    Anthony Johnson made a successful return to the UFC Saturday night, as the recent World Series of Fighting poster boy took a dominant decision over Phil Davis...

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