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Cage Warriors 100 Saw Two New Champions Crowned

After 16 years and 99 numbered events, the Cage Warriors promotion reached the big century last night in Cardiff. Three UFC champions have competed under the CW banner (McGregor, Jedrzejczyk and Bisping), and it remains Europe’s premier MMA competition. The Viola Arena played host to Cage Warriors 100 on Saturday night, and it wasn’t short of action. In the main …

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Artem Lobov Offers To Fight As Replacement At UFC 231

That’s the spirit. Many have questioned how Artem Lobov can still be a part of the UFC roster despite his 2-5 record in the promotion. With his only non-exhibition UFC wins coming against¬†Teruto Ishihara and Chris Avila, Lobov’s latest defeat to Michael Johnson would have spelled the end of many a fighter’s UFC tenure. But while his close proximity to …

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Ben Askren’s Epic UFC Debut In January Is Official

Ben Askren finally has a sanctioned UFC bout to look forward to, and in fairness to the unbeaten grappler, it’s a baptism of fire. With Fedor Emelianenko’s defeats in Strikeforce earlier this decade, Askren has long been touted as the best fighter available outside the UFC. But a grapple-heavy style proved anaemic to UFC president Dana White, and it looked …

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Dana White Very Unhappy With De La Hoya Bringing Liddell Back

The UFC President has had his say on the controversial main event that took place over the weekend. Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has been in the promotion business for years, but his Golden Boy Promotions creation has been restricted to the squared circle until now. His foray into MMA started with GBP’s inaugural MMA event at the weekend, …

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Joe Duffy Pulled From December Comeback Fight

The career of ‘Irish’ Joe Duffy has suffered another setback. It’s been a year since we last saw the promising Donegal man in the Octagon. On that occasion, he was bested by lightweight contender James Vick. That fight followed much deliberation about whether to stay in the UFC or test the free agency waters. Despite signing a new deal with …

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Watch: Ponzinibbio KO’s Magny To Stake Welterweight Claim

Santiago Ponzinibbio’s impressive rise through the UFC welterweight ranks continued apace on home soil last night. The main event of UFC Argentina featured the country’s most prominent fighter, and the home favourite didn’t disappoint against a game UFC veteran in Neil Magny. Boasting wins over the likes of Carlos Condit, former 170lb. champion Johny Hendricks, and Hector Lombard, Magny arrived …

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Watch: Tenshin Wins Kickboxing Fight In Style Ahead Of Mayweather Bout

Tenshin Nasukawa prepared for his mammoth upcoming clash with Floyd Mayweather in perfect fashion. After an extraordinary press conference which saw the talented kickboxer matched up with the boxing great who subsequently backed out, the New Year’s Eve fight was remade with kicking banned. While that puts the young Tenshin at a major disadvantage, Mayweather cannot afford to be complacent. …

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Ireland’s Lee Hammond Claims Gold At IMMAF World Championships

Bahrain has played host to the¬†International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships over the week. The top-level amateur MMA competition is home to some of the best prospects in the sport, and Lee Hammond joined those ranks today. Following a submission finish earlier this week that saw him go viral, Hammond continued to progress in the lightweight tournament. Today’s final …

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Watch: ‘Cowboy’ Laughs During Perry Faceoff But Holds Serious Grudge

Two mouth-watering fights headline UFC Fight Night: Denver tomorrow. The main event features a personal favourite of ours in Yair Rodriguez. The Mexican’s fighting style is as effective as it is spectacular – with former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar comprising his only UFC defeat to-date. Rodriguez steps up on late notice after Edgar himself was forced to pull out of …

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