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Two of the UFC's best will collide on the stacked UFC 232 card on December 29, as former bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano moves to 145 pounds to face off with former Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.In the UFC 232 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Jon Jones returns to face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch for the UFC light heavyweight title. Plus, it's a women's MMA SuperFight, as featherweight champion Cris Cyborg meets bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes.Fresh from a July win over Marion Reneau, Zingano is more determined than ever in ... Read the Full Article Here
The first season of The Ultimate Fighter featuring heavyweights and women's featherweights has been nothing short of action-packed and drama-filled from the first day the competitors stepped foot into the house in Las Vegas.With middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and top five-ranked contender Kelvin Gastelum leading the teams, the fighters are all vying for their opportunity to earn a six-figure contract with the UFC while jumping into two of the toughest divisions in the sport.Right away, when the show got started, Whittaker and Gastelum set up a much different approach to how they would ... Read the Full Article Here
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Jonathan Martinez couldn’t stop looking at the local MMA gym, and every day he told his girlfriend about it. Eventually, she told him to get over there because she paid for a membership.
“She took me there and for the whole week, I got beat up,” said Martinez, a ne ... Read the Full Article Here
The big boys of the Octagon will be in action in Milwaukee on December 15, with two bouts in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions made official today.In a heavyweight matchup, highly-touted Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series graduate Juan Adams will put his unbeaten record on the line in his UFC debut against Chris de la Rocha, who is coming off a stirring second-round finish of Rashad Coulter in June.Plus, in a clash of light heavyweight prospects, Adam Milstead returns to take on Mike Rodriguez. In the UFC Milwaukee main event, which airs live on FOX, Kevin Lee battles Al ... Read the Full Article Here
The best way to end the year is with a bang, and that’s exactly what the UFC will get when Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones step into the octagon to square off for the second time at UFC 232. The light heavyweights put on one of the best title bouts of all-time at UFC 165, and part two is expected to bring more of the same thrills. John Gooden caught up with Gustafsson, where “The Mauler” discussed coming back from injury as well as his second shot at Jones.
The last time fight fans saw Gustafsson, he knocked out Glover Teixeira in his hometown at Fight Night Stockholm all ... Read the Full Article Here
“Featherweight athlete Michael Johnson will be replacing Zubaira Tukhugov in the scheduled bout against Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith, due to an ongoing investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Johnson, 18-13, moved to the featherweight division earlier this year, earning a victory over Andre Fili in his most recent bout.Johnson vs. Lobov will serve as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith as the organization makes its debut in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on Saturday, October 27, 2018.” Read the Full Article Here
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White and lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov have come to terms after the fallout from The Eagle’s UFC 229 fight against Conor McGregor, where a massive brawl ensued following a submission victory for Nurmagomedov.
Harry Lester, a 2012 Olympian and two-time world bronze medalist in Greco-Roman, joins The MatBoss Podcast for Episode 9. Lester now serves as head wrestling coach St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Ohio). Host Chad Dennis talks with Lester about his wrestling journey, coaching philosophy, Team USA's potential at the Worlds and much more.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Bradley Scott has accepted a two-year USADA suspension after allegedly testing positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, following an in-competition test on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130 in May.
At UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov continued to showcase just how effective his wrestling and top control game is, especially against a striker of the caliber of his opponent, Conor McGregor.
Nurmagomedov controlled the fight from start to finish, smothering his opponent before eventually securing a neck crank in the fourth round to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight belt.
In 2005, shortly after winning season one of The Ultimate Fighter, the idea of stardom hadn’t set in for Forrest Griffin. Forget that he almost single-handedly put mixed martial arts on the mainstream map with his stirring three round victory over Stephan Bonnar on April 16, 2005 and captivated a nation with his self-effacing humor and ability to smile through a mask of blood. He was just another guy taking out his stitches with the aid of an Xacto knife nine days after the biggest fight of his life.“I still do it,” he deadpanned three years later. “It's convenient.&rdq ... Read the Full Article Here
Daniel Cormier wasn’t planning on a third fight to close out 2018. And that was understandable, considering that his previous two bouts saw him successfully defend his light heavyweight title against Volkan Oezdemir in January before taking Stipe Miocic’s heavyweight crown in their July SuperFight. In other words, he earned a vacation.But a visit to Las Vegas earlier this month got that competitive fire burning again, as he watched his teammate and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov score the biggest win of his career over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229. Now ... Read the Full Article Here
UFC Bantamweight Brian Kelleher joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about fighting at Madison Square Garden at UFC 230, what he learned from the John Lineker fight, rapping on social media, and a lot more. Plus, the guys revisit their 2018 UFC champions predictions and talk about DC vs. Derrick Lewis, Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2, Darren Till's move up to Middleweight, and more. Plus, a dual-installment of Matt's Movie Minute featuring Hot Tub Time Machine and The Nun. Full Episode Brian on writing rap songs since he was 18 or 19 Brian on the loss to John Lineker Brian on figh ... Read the Full Article Here
Taylor Venz defeated Max Dean at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine)
Nebraska's Taylor Venz and Cornell's Max Dean established themselves last season as up-and-coming 184-pound stars when the freshmen earned All-America honors.
Their path to podium in Cleveland included a head-to-head consolation battle. Venz scored a pair of first-period takedowns and maintained control of the bout on his way to an 11-6 victory.
But Dean will get a rematch on Nov. 2 in Denver when he takes on Venz in the 184-pound bout at the NWCA All-Star Classic. The event will be streamed live on Trackwrestling.com.
Venz compiled a 29-9 record last season. After suffering a second-round loss at the NCAA Championships, he reeled off five consecutive