Camp Update: Training with DC ahead of UFC 210

After being in Daniel Cormier’s corner throughout his mixed martial arts career, American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) founder and head coach Javier Mendez knows that when the UFC light heavyweight champion wants to do something, there’s nothing he can do to stop him.“You don’t necessarily have complete control on that,” Mendez said when asked how he will keep Cormier to the game plan once the first punches start flying in DC’s UFC 210 main event against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson on Apr. 8. “A perfect example is what he did with (Alexander) Gust … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Unfiltered: Cynthia Calvillo, Chad Gilbert and Bobby Kelly

New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert joins Jim and guest cohost Bobby Kelly in studio to discuss training Muay Thai, BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver, Bisping vs. GSP, DC vs. Rumble 2, New Found Glory’s brand of pop-punk, and a lot more. Later, UFC Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo calls in to talk about how her debut fight against Amanda Cooper came to be, her fight against Pearl Gonzalez at UFC 210 on April 8 in Buffalo, New York, Cody vs. TJ, PVZ’s future training in Sacramento, the Strawweight division in general, and more. Plus, Jim and Bobby discuss Luke Rockhold’s callout of Fabricio Werdu … Read the Full Article Here
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Two fights in a month now normal for Cynthia Calvillo

If the name Cynthia Calvillo sounds familiar on the UFC 210 card, it’s because you just heard Bruce Buffer declare her a first-round winner by submission at UFC 209.Cynthia Calvillo made her UFC debut on March 4, submitting Amanda Cooper on the UFC 209 main card. Now she’s building on that successful launch with a second fight in a five week span, with a spot on the UFC 210 main card in Buffalo on April 8.
RELATED: Check out Calvillo’s main card fight against Pearl Gonzalez | Fighter bioFor some, this accelerated schedule might sound special or remarkable. Not for … Read the Full Article Here
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Asian Fighters and Former Heavyweight Champ Confirmed for Singapore

Singapore – The UFC®, home of the world’s MMA elite, has announced five fights for the Singapore card taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17. The main and co-main events for the Singapore fight card have yet to be announced.Former UFC heavyweight Champion and current No.8 ranked Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (25-14-0, 1NC, fighting out of Chicago Illinois) has claimed his spot on the Singapore fight card. Arlovski, a product of the famed Jackson-Wink MMA Academy and a veteran of the heavyweight division, has met and defeated almost every name of not … Read the Full Article Here
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Aldana has knack for show-stealing performances

With a dedication few others have, the Mexican culture celebrates the art of the prizefight. No matter what the rules are, if there’s a fight in Mexico, there will be a packed house living and dying with every blow. That’s unless someone’s daughter is fighting. Then, there’s not as much celebration.Irene Aldana knows this firsthand, as she put her career in graphic design to the side to become a mixed martial artist, much to the initial chagrin of her mother.“She saw the fights and there was blood and she was scared,” Aldana laughs. “She said, ‘N … Read the Full Article Here
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Ouch! Feel what it's like to get hit by Rumble Johnson

 
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There could be worse feelings to have while competing in the Octagon, but if there are, Charlie Brenneman doesn’t know about them. What he does know is that in the midst of his 2011 fight with UFC 210 headliner Anthony Johnson, he got rocked by “Rumble” but made it to his feet. His legs were somewhere else, though, so he needed a couple seconds to steady himself. Johnson, who faces Daniel Cormier on Apr. 8 in Buffalo, wasn’t interested in such a plan.

“It’s like sprinting into a brick wall and saying, ‘I can’t stop’ and boom … Read the Full Article Here
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More to come? A look at GSP's greatest moments

Get your Georges St-Pierre Fight Kit and fan gear ahead of his Octagon return!Following more than three years away from the sport, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre officially announced his return to the Octagon with a press conference that saw him go face-to-face with the man he will battle later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. This clash of champions is already one of the most highly anticipated bouts of 2017, and if you need a little reminder why, just take a look at GSP’s defining moments.Karo Parisyan – January 31, 2004 – UFC 46Resu … Read the Full Article Here
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Top 10 – Light Heavyweight Title Fights

In the main event of UFC 210 on Apr. 8, Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will meet for a second time with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line. It’s an intriguing rematch any way you slice it, but when you consider the possibility of “DC” and “Rumble” earning a place on the list of the greatest 205-pound UFC title fights ever, the stakes are even higher for two fighters eager to etch their name in the history books.1999Frank Shamrock-Tito Ortiz (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)One of the most memorable fights from the early UFC days, and in the eyes of many the … Read the Full Article Here
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Jhenny Andrade reveals emotion in winning “MMA Oscar"

SAO PAULO, BrazilFor popular UFC Octagon Girl Jhenny Andrade, the third time was definitely the charm: The Brazilian was recently voted best ring girl of the year 2016 at the MMA Awards, considered the Oscars of the sport. It was the third time Andrade was nominated. In an exclusive interview with UFC Brazil, Andrade revealed her feelings as she was being announced the winner at the ceremony earlier this month in Las Vegas.”I wanted to cry. It was a dream, I started shaking,” she said. “I did everything to be present at the awards, and it ended up happening. I was able to bring the awa … Read the Full Article Here
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On FIGHT PASS: Invicta fights on Saturday night

 

Saturday night at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, a host of the top female fighters in the world will cross the threshold into the Invicta FC cage in an event that airs live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.With the Octagon in a crate and en route to KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, the site of UFC 210 on April 8, we thought we’d get you up to speed and energized about the action taking place this weekend at Invicta FC 22.Tonya Evinger vs. Yana Kunitskaya for the Invicta FC bantamweight titleThese ladies closed out 2016 in the Invicta FC cage with a cham … Read the Full Article Here
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