Frankie Edgar talks motivation, legacy and upcoming fight against ‘The Korean Zombie’

The year 2018 didn’t start out great for former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.In March, his long-awaited bout against Max Holloway for the featherweight crown was cancelled for the second straight time due to an injury sustained by the Hawaiian less than a month from the fight. Edgar remained on the card and accepted a fight with Brian Ortega instead – and that ended up with him being knocked out for the first time in his career by “T-City.”“All of us around Frankie did not expect that to happen because he had been in so many fights where people dropped him a … Read the Full Article Here
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The Road to UFC 229: Khabib's run of lightweight dominance

Finally wearing the UFC lightweight crown he has chased for years, unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov is on top of the world right now, and he’s ready to defend that title against longtime rival Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229 on October 6. It’s the biggest fight of the year, but before UFC 229 rolls around, we’re going into the archives for fight reports and UFC FIGHT PASS videos that show just how dominant “The Eagle” is on fight night.2012UFC on FX – Kamal Shalorus (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)By Frank Curreri – “The Eagle” has landed, and … Read the Full Article Here
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Nurmagomedov and McGregor Battle in Biggest Fight in UFC History

Las Vegas – UFC® lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his title against former two-division champ and No.1 contender Conor McGregor in the most anticipated fight in the promotion’s history. The co-main event will see a battle between heavyweight KO artists, as No.2-ranked contender Derrick Lewis will lock horns with No.5-ranked Alexander Volkov. UFC® 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR takes place Saturday, Oct. 6 from T-Mobile Arena and will air live on Pay-Per-View.Known for his crushing pressure and ground game, the undefeated Nurmagomedov (26-0, fighting out of Dag … Read the Full Article Here
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Te Edwards has sights high on the big spotlight

There’s been no official tally taken, but I would estimate that at least 75 percent of the big winners on the two seasons of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series believed they earned a UFC contract as soon as they left the Octagon with their victory. Some, like Maycee Barber, thought she had it locked up as soon as she signed her contract. And she was right.But then there’s Te Edwards, who used a single right hand to end his June 26 bout against Austin Tweedy by knockout in 28 seconds, then used that same hand to sign the imaginary contract he held up as soon as refere … Read the Full Article Here
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Unfiltered Episode 222: Nicco Montaño

UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Nicco Montaño joins the show and discusses her long-awaited return to the Octagon against Valentina Shevchenko on September 8 at UFC 228, coming into the fight as a big betting underdog, getting a new apartment after winning TUF and becoming the inaugural champion, recovering from health issues over the last year or so, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt talk about their first day recording at a new studio, and discuss Justin Buchholz’s comments about Cody Gardbrandt’s UFC 227 performance, Tony Ferguson announcing he’s medically cleared to return to fighting, Ka … Read the Full Article Here
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The Road to UFC 229: Conor McGregor’s Greatest Hits

Ten fights. That’s all it took for Conor McGregor to go from relative unknown to worldwide superstar. Along the way, “The Notorious” one made history, becoming the first fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously. But this story isn’t over yet, and on Saturday, October 6, McGregor will return to Las Vegas and T-Mobile Arena to challenge unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title he never lost in the Octagon. It’s the biggest fight of 2018, and to start getting you ready, here’s a look at the fights that got McGregor to the UFC 229 main e … Read the Full Article Here
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Pilarte prepared to leave his mark

Dom Pilarte is a man of faith. And through all the ups and downs of the fight game, he trusted that one day that faith would be rewarded. Then came his July 17 bout with Vince Morales on week five of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, and he wondered just what test would he have to pass next when he got hit right on the eye by his opponent in the first round.“I said, ‘This is gonna be an issue,’ and I tried not to think about it,” said Pilarte, who saw a strong start vanish with that right hand. “I was just hoping they wouldn’t stop it. My eq … Read the Full Article Here
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The 10: The All-Action Squad

Sometimes you’ve just got to give it up to the men and women who consistently bring the excitement each and every time they step into the Octagon.While everyone likes an intriguing championship matchup or compelling clash of styles, there is something about hearing a fight announcement featuring those all-action types who can be counted on to deliver an entertaining fight, win or lose, no matter what, whenever they cross the threshold into the UFC cage.The trouble with a list like this is that it can only contain 10 fighters. I mean, sure, I could just sit here and rattle off all of the … Read the Full Article Here
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From fighter to MMA analyst, Laura Sanko a natural

Watching Laura Sanko deliver powerful monologues about Ian Heinisch and Devonte Smith on this season’s final two episodes of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, you wouldn’t know that the Kansas City resident wasn’t a trained journalist.Speaking directly into the camera, the 35-year-old recounted the hardships and struggles that led each man down their respective paths to the Octagon, conveying their stories with the gravitas their journeys – and the individual journeys of all the men and women who make their living inside the Octagon – deserve.&ldq … Read the Full Article Here
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The 10: Top UFC Welterweight Title Fights

There have been nine men who have carried the UFC welterweight title over the just about 20-year history of the belt, beginning with Pat Miletich and carrying forward to Tyron Woodley today, with Matt Hughes and Georges St-Pierre standing as the only two-time champions in the 170-pound weight class.Over that time, there have been 37 welterweight title fights (not including interim championships) that have produced some of the most iconic moments in UFC history. From massive upsets and incredible comebacks to heart-warming triumphs and heart-stopping intensity, the battle for gold in the welter … Read the Full Article Here
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