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The big news in MMA this week was the UFC’s signing of former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, who will now take on surging No. 4-ranked Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of September 27’s stacked UFC 178 from Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez quickly stated that he wanted the belt and he wanted it soon. With a win over “Cowboy,”...
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UFC Fight Night 49 is set to go down tomorrow (Saturday, August 23, 2104) from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is headlined by a top 10 lightweight clash. Former 155-pound champion Ben Henderson goes up against hungry contender Rafael dos Anjos in the evening's main event, backed up by Jordan Mein vs Mike Pyle at welterweight. Francis Carmont...
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Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos: Mike Drahota: Henderson has looked like a man on a mission since losing his belt at UFC 164, and I think he’s fully deserving of his No. 1 ranking. He’ll always be criticized for his fighting style that many fans deem boring, but the bottom line is that he wins more often than not. Dos Anjos has been stellar as well, winning six out of his past seven with the only loss coming to No. 3-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although dos Anjos is a longtime Brazilian...
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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre left his long-held title and status as greatest 170-pounder alive behind earlier this year. The move sent shockwaves through the sport of MMA, as did his reasoning behind the vacation of the strap. GSP has said multiple times that the lack of firm drug testing in combat sports was a big factor in his semi-retirement. Things have got better in the time since late 2013 when “Rush” beat Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision at UFC 167,...
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UFC Fight Night 49: Rafael Dos Anjos Training Feature

Posted on August 22, 2014, 02:18 PM by Mike Drahota
Tomorrow night (Sat., August 23, 2014) No. 5-ranked UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos will step into the biggest fight of his life when he meets No. 1-ranked former titleholder Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 49 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dos Anjos got back into the win column at UFC Fight Night 42 in June, stopping Jason High to rebound from a UFC on FOX 11 decision loss to No. 3 Khabib Nurmagomedov. “RDA” is poised to make a huge leap up the rankings if he can...
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Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le: Mike Drahota: This is an interesting enough match-up for the UFC Macau main event. Bisping is coming off an ugly loss to Tim Kennedy in a fight he said he rushed back for. We’ll see if he’s back. I expect Bisping to push the pace with his kickboxing, while Le looks to use his flashy kicks and power to disrupt “The Count’s” flow. Having been out of the Octagon since the very first UFC Macau in 2012, Le is a huge question mark, but judging from his...
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Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been embroiled in a feud with Michael Bisping since joining the UFC back in 2013. Now with a 2-1 promotional record, “Rocky” is being linked to a burner with former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. All this, and it appears that Rockhold still has his mind on “The Count”. Bisping is set to face off against Cubg Le in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event tomorrow (Sat. Aug 23, 2014) and Rockhold...
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We are just under 24 hours away from the UFC's third visit to China where the promotion is set to hold UFC Fight Night 48. UFN 48 takes place will go down tomorrow morning (Sat., August 23 2014) at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. Headlining the event is a middleweight match up between TUF 3 winner Michael Bisping and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le. In anticipation for this epic clash the UFC have released two free fights of the headliners from previous battles where they both picked up vicious stoppages....
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UFC middleweight Wanderlei Silva chose not to attend his scheduled hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) yesterday, choosing to go on a tour around Canada instead. "The Axe Murderer" was set to face the NAC to discuss his failure to submit a random drug test in May ahead of his planned bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. Sonnen submitted two random test which both came back positive for banned substances, he subsequently retired the following day. Silva decided not to attend the meeting but...
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UFC Fight Night 48 Weigh-Ins Results: All Fighters On Point

Posted on August 21, 2014, 09:41 PM by Mike Drahota
With UFC Fight Night 48 set to pop off this Saturday (August 23, 2014) from Macau’s CotaiArena, the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings us the official weigh-ins bright and early at 4 a.m. EST. The card features a middleweight main event of Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, a pivotal bout for both fighters if they want to remain relevant in the tough UFC 185-pound division. Bisping may have a bit more pressure on his shoulders after losing a one-sided decision to No. 6 Tim Kennedy in the main event of April...
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In preparation for this Saturday’s (August 23, 2014) UFC Fight Night 48 from the CotaiArena in Macau, China, the UFC has released the latest in their new series of “On The Fly” video logs. The vent features a middleweight headliner between Longtime standout Michael Bisping and returning former Strikeforce 185-pound champ Cung Le. Both fighters have much to prove after Bisping lost and Le has been out of the cage for so long. The video below chronicles Bisping and Le’s preparation for...
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With six straight wins in the talented UFC featherweight division, No. 3-ranked Cub Swanson is on the hunt for an elusive title shot. After defeating tough knockout striker Jeremy Stephens in the main event of June’s UFC Fight Night 44 from San Antonio, UFC president Dana White said that Swanson was “going to get what he wants.” But when featherweight champion Jose Aldo went down with a neck injury that forced him out of his UFC 177 main event rematch with No. 1 Chad Mendes, the fight was...
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Yesterday (August 20,2014), UFC president Dana White was in Hong Kong doing a Q & A session along side women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. White was answering many questions from many local fans and a question came up regarding one of the most talked about topic in MMA history. This topic was super fights. Super fights have been talked about for years. A super fight is almost like a fantasy fight so to say, putting the best fighter in one division up against the best fighter in another for...
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is one of a long list of absent talent from the promotion's roster, and has served the longest on the injury list with a near three-year sit. The news that 'The Dominator' would return at UFC 178 to face fellow WEC veteran Takeya Mizugaki was music to the ears of Cruz's fans. Then came the news that the former champion would be fighting on the FOX Sports prelims, which was met with a few raised eyebrows. For Cruz though, that cloud has a very silver lining. Check...
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