Kennedy thanks troops in farewell to Octagon

In a Facebook post announcing his retirement on Tuesday, longtime middleweight contender Tim Kennedy wrote of his reasons for walking away from the sport at the age of 37, and also touched on his greatest moment in a pro career that began in 2001. Not surprisingly, it was a night the decorated member of the United States Armed Forces shared with his fellow soldiers.“I’ve been a professional fighter for two decades, but there was no greater moment for me than winning the main event of Fight for the Troops 3,” Kennedy wrote. “You made me invincible that night.”It wa … Read the Full Article Here
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The top UFC fighters under 25

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It wouldn’t be fair to say mixed martial arts was an “old man’s sport,” but for a long time, athletes in MMA either started late or hit their prime a lot later than they did in other sports. That has changed, and it would be fair to say that we are seeing the greatest collection of young talent to hit the sport and start hitting their prime years at the same time. Want proof? Read on for 13 of the top fighters in the UFC that are just 25 and under.In order … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Statement on Angela Hill

On December 13, 2016, UFC strawweight Angela Hill was re-enrolled by USADA into the UFC Anti-Doping Policy Registered Testing Pool (RTP). Hill had previously been part of the RTP as a contracted athlete in 2015, before she was released at the discretion of UFC and subsequently removed from the program. UFC is granting Hill an exemption to the four-month RTP requirement, which will allow her to compete against Jessica Andrade on February 4, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy section 5.7.1, in exceptional circumstances or where the strict application of that rule would be … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Unfiltered: Din Thomas and Fight Night recap

The great Din Thomas joins Jim and Matt in studio to break down the results of UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn, Robbie Lawler leaving American Top Team, Din and Matt’s experiences at UFC 33, Woodley vs. Wonderboy 2, Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight, and much more.Some of the highlights from Episode 61 of UFC Unfiltered include:Matt talks about BJ Penn’s loss to Yair Rodriguez Din texted Matt something nice… maybe Din talks about Robbie Lawler leaving ATT Read the Full Article Here
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Angela Hill returns to UFC, faces Andrade in Houston

After tearing through the strawweight division in Invicta FC, former Ultimate Fighter standout Angela Hill will return to take care of some unfinished UFC business on Feb. 4 when she takes on No. 5-ranked contender Jessica Andrade at Toyota Center in Houston.In the UFC Fight Night main event, it’s the return of “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, as he faces featherweight contender Dennis Bermudez in a five-round matchup. Tickets are on sale now.Entering the Octagon with just a single pro fight in 2014, Hill defeated TUF 20 castmate Emily Peters Kagan in her UFC debut, and though she lost s … Read the Full Article Here
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Rodriguez: 'I was ready to die or win' vs. Penn

Yair Rodriguez put the featherweight division on notice Sunday night when he dismantled legend BJ Penn, earning a second-round TKO stoppage victory in the main event of Fight Night Phoenix.
Rodriguez discussed his historic win with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi backstage after the event.
“I was pretty confident in myself that I would win in this fight, I visualized it that way. I didn’t see five rounds coming, so I was ready to die or to win,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez leaves Fight Night Phoenix with a win over decorated fighter BJ Penn. “El Pantera” extends win strea … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Penn Fantasy Rewind

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Yair Rodriguez picked up where Conor McGregor left off as the most promising prospect in the featherweight division after he dismantled UFC legend BJ Penn in the main event from Phoenix on Sunday night. After an impressive run through The Ultimate Fighter Latin America, Rodriguez has put on a series of blistering performances capped off with his lopsided rout of Penn to win his sixth consecutive bout inside the Octagon. From the start of the fight, Rodriguez kept up a tireless pace as he battered Penn with a series of kic … Read the Full Article Here
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Waterson featured in Uninterrupted documentary

Michelle Waterson’s explosion onto the UFC scene seemed like just a moment away when she debuted back in July 2015.The former Invicta FC atomweight champion took out Angela Magana in dominant fashion and announced her arrival in grand fashion. She had the look, the fighting style and that unexplainable star quality wrapped up into one sensational package.Unfortunately for “The Karate Hottie,” the injury bug hit hard, beginning with a broken hand in her debut. When she seemed ready to return later in 2015 she suffered a knee injury. Then Waterson broke her hand just days before h … Read the Full Article Here
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Rodriguez stops Penn with stunning striking display

It was a painful sight for fans of UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn, but featherweight phenom Yair Rodriguez did what he had to do to cement a changing of the guard in the sport on Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, stopping the comebacking 38-year-old in the second round of their UFC Fight Night main event.“This was an amazing fight for me,” Rodriguez said. “I fought a legend tonight, and he deserves all the respect, more than I can give him.”More from UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs Penn: Full results | Rodriguez stops Penn | Lauzon wins split decision; Saunders, … Read the Full Article Here
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How to Watch Fight Night Rodriguez vs Penn

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