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Brayton Lee celebrates after winning a Junior freestyle title over Alex Lloyd (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
FARGO, N.D. -- Tuesday afternoon was one to remember for five graduated high school seniors, who got to have one last moment as a scholastic athlete before moving onto the collegiate competitive ranks. These young men all won championships in Junior freestyle on the raised mat.
The last match of the program saw No. 18 overall Class of 2018 wrestler Anthony Cassioppi of Illinois earn a repeat Junior National freestyle title at 285 pounds. The Iowa enrollee replicated a 3-1 Junior folkstyle finals victory over Nash Hutmacher of South Dakota, who is ranked No. 14 overall in the Class of 2020. It was augmented with a bit more fl
After a stirring run on The Ultimate Fighter that culminated in her being crowned the first women's flyweight champion in UFC history, Nicco Montano will defend her crown for the first time on September 8, as she battles the No. 1 contender Valentina Shevchenko in a UFC 228 bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Also made official on Wednesday were the following matchups…In a highly anticipated clash of rising stars in the featherweight division, Zabit Magomedsharipov puts his unbeaten UFC record on the line against Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez.Strawweight contenders will ... Read the Full Article Here
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Nasrat Haqparast is hiding, laughing. “I don’t want Firas (Zahabi) to see me, because he doesn’t want me to be here all the time.” Haqparast, dressed in sweat-soaked training gear, is relaxing on the mats of Zahabi’s famous Tristar Gym after practice in Montreal, and his problem is that Zahabi wants him to do more of just that. Resting. Haqparast is a gym rat, and between two cancelled fights in the span of a few months, the 22-year-old German lightweight has been bust ... Read the Full Article Here
Already streaming the best live action in not only live mixed martial arts, but also submission grapping, kickboxing and Muay Thai, UFC FIGHT PASS has further expanded its offering to include an exciting new take on the centuries old martial art of karate. FIGHT PASS confirmed it will live-stream events from the exciting new Karate Combat promotion, beginning with next Saturday’s event which takes place in Athens, Greece. Karate Combat features elite level karateka competing in a specially designed slope-sided fighting pit, using full contact (aka full-force) rules. That ruleset, c ... Read the Full Article Here
It must be something about Hamburg. Corey Anderson laughs, making it clear that if Sunday’s UFC Fight Night card was in Germany, Greece, Ghana or Guatemala, he was going to offer up his services when both main eventer Volkan Oezdemir and co-headliner Ilir Latifi fell off the card.He made that offer back in April, as soon as wrapped up an impressive win over Patrick Cummins in Atlantic City, putting himself at the top of the list should at least one of the four light heavyweights on the top of the Hamburg card needed replacing.“After the fight I called (UFC matchmaker) Mick (Mayna ... Read the Full Article Here
Michael Page may only be 31 years old, but the British striking ace is already a five-year Bellator veteran. The Viacom-backed promotion has changed drastically throughout those five years, with the newest development being Bellator’s new streaming deal with DAZN and a welterweight tournament that’s stacked with talent.
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has a history of criticizing fighters he feels don’t perform, especially if they’re on high profile pay-per-views like at UFC 226, when a hugely-anticipated heavyweight clash between two of the biggest hitters in the division in Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis took place in the co-main event.
Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw is confident that a win in his rematch with former champion Cody Garbrandt puts him at the top of the list as the greatest bantamweight of all time in MMA.
"Super" Sage Northcutt, fresh off his first UFC Welterweight win over Zak Ottow in Boise, calls in to discuss the fight, working on his ground game at Team Alpha Male, how he'd match up with Mike Perry, and a lot more, including answering fan questions. Then, lead UFC Play-By-Play man Jon Anik calls in and discusses a wide range of topics including DC winning the UFC Heavyweight title, JDS vs. Blagoy Ivanov, Ngannou vs. Lewis, Brock Lesnar's potential UFC return, judging problems in MMA, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt break down the action from UFC Fight Night Boise and talk about DC and Yoel ... Read the Full Article Here
The latest season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series will roll on this week with a featured matchup taking place in the women's strawweight division between Maycee Barber and Jamie Colleen.On last week’s show, UFC President Dana White handed out two more contracts as Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa will join the roster following two highlight reel finishes. Lewis is now a two-time Contender Series veteran with a pair of knockouts as he joins the UFC's middleweight division. Meanwhile, Espinosa also picked up his second win on the series while earning a TKO finish with just ... Read the Full Article Here
Sitting in the backyard of his Danbury, Connecticut home just a few days prior to departing for Hamburg, Germany, Glover Teixeira is as content as can be.Another training camp in the books, the warm summer afternoon is spent in the company of the characters in the book he’s reading and the birds that flit and sing as he flips the pages and soaks up the sun.“I told my wife a few years ago that I was looking for different things to do eventually because I could start planning my retirement,” says the 38-year-old Brazilian, who squares off with Corey Anderson in the co-main ev ... Read the Full Article Here
After handing out a record four contracts following an explosive second week inside the TUF Gym, just four additional competitors have gotten the call to the Octagon in the subsequent weeks, as the blistering performances have given way to more closely-contested battles over the last two weeks.Coming off a week where the two returning competitors from Season 1 delivered strong performances and earned contracts, the action on Week 5 of the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series featured the lone returning fighter taking on one of the most promising prospects in the s ... Read the Full Article Here
The UFC will embark on a return to Germany this weekend with a card headlined by a pair of light heavyweight matchups, including one that sees former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua looking for his fourth straight win as he takes on upstart contender Anthony Smith in the main event.Former title challenger Glover Teixeira will also be back in action this weekend as he takes on former Ultimate Fighter winner Corey Anderson, who stepped up on short notice for the opportunity to take on the top five-ranked light heavyweight.It will also be a battle of the big men when Marcin Tybura takes on Stefa ... Read the Full Article Here
Below is the list of matches for Tuesday afternoon's finals program from Fargo, N.D.
100 pounds: Joseph Fischer (Pennsylvania) vs. Ronan Schuelke (Illinois)
106 pounds: Will Guida (New Jersey/Maryland) vs. Anthony King (Illinois)
--Guida is a defending Junior freestyle champion
113 pounds: Cullan Schriever (Iowa) vs. Jonathan Prata (California)
--Schriever is ranked No. 32 overall in the Class of 2020, and a 2016 Cadet freestyle champion; while Prata was a 2017 Junior folkstyle champion
120 pounds: Aden Reeves (Iowa) vs. Eric Barnett (Wisconsin)
--Reeves is ranked No. 59 overall in the Class of 2019, and is now a four-time Fargo freestyle All-American; Barnett is No. 53 in the Class of 2019, and a Junior folkstyle runner-up