Month: November 2022

To be the best you have to beat the best, but according to American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez, sometimes a single win can push a fighter higher up the rankings than they may otherwise deserve. Interestingly enough, Mendez was talking about this in relation to his own fighter, Islam Makhachev. Following Makhachev’s dominating win
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Fights come together fast these days, and if you blink, you can easily miss them. In Fight Roundup, we bring you the latest reported matchups to keep you up to date with what’s on the horizon. All bouts featured have been officially announced or confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz, Mike Heck, and Damon Martin
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UFC newcomer Bo Nickal is under no illusion about the kind of mixed martial arts skillset that he’ll need in order to reach his ambitions inside the cage. Nickal, a three-time NCAA Division I National Champion and three-time Big Ten Conference champion out of Pennsylvania State University, secured his place on the UFC’s middleweight roster with a pair of dominant
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Nov 23, 2022 UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira says he went into his title fight against Israel Adesanya at less than 100%. Pereira told ESPN Brazil’s Gustavo Faldon in an interview Wednesday that he suffered torn ligaments in his right middle finger two months ago and couldn’t grapple for two to three weeks during his
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Count UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad among those who don’t want to see an immediate rematch between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. Muhammad, of course, wants a shot at the welterweight title after going unbeaten in his past nine fights, and he urged Usman to step aside after the ex-champ’s head-kick knockout loss to Edwards
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Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor didn’t appreciate the recent comments made by light heavyweight Anthony Smith about his USADA testing. Smith voiced concern about McGregor being out of the USADA testing pool and made some allegations about “The Notorious.” “There’s only one reason you would do that. He’s looking jacked as shit. You keep
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2:00 AM ET UFC star Conor McGregor is not currently in the promotion’s drug-testing pool and will likely need to be in the pool for six months before competing again, a spokesperson for USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, told ESPN on Saturday. McGregor, the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, has been out of action
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Cris Cyborg reacts to Kayla Harrison losing at PFL Championships Former UFC, Strikeforce, and current Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg reacted to Kayla Harrison losing to Larissa Pacheco. Harrison suffered her first career loss in a trilogy match against Pacheco at the 2022 PFL championships on Friday. Pacheco defeated Harrison by unanimous decision
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Despite her spotless professional MMA record, Dakota Ditcheva admits she has struggled to believe in her abilities as a fighter. The 24-year-old flyweight is now two fights into her PFL journey after a vicious first-round knockout of Katherine Corogenes on the prelims of 2022 PFL Championships at Madison Square Garden. Ditcheva (7-0) has finished both
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