Camacho, in search of first UFC win, is embracing the moment

Frank Camacho poses during Fight Night Singapore weigh-ins” align=”center” />After taking a short notice bout with Jingliang Li that earned him a Fight of the Night bonus but not a victory in his UFC debut, the normally upbeat and positive Frank Camacho was in the dumps as he left Singapore Indoor Stadium.“I got on the bus with my coach and I was so bummed, wondering where I go from here,” he said. But soon, there would be good news in the form of the aforementioned Fight of the Night award, and it brightened his mood – not just for the extra money in his pocket, but for some … Read the Full Article Here
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The Ultimate Fighter 26 – Ep. 10 Preview

Last week on The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion, No. 1 seed Roxanne Modafferi and No. 12 seed Sijara Eubanks punched their tickets into the semifinal round with only a few matchups still remaining until a UFC women’s flyweight champion is crowned. This week, the other two semifinalists will join them in the final four of the tournament as former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak takes on tough-as-nails Hawaiian competitor Rachael Ostovich-Berdon, while submission specialist Montana Stewart faces off with Nicco Montano, who surprised everybody in the competition when she knocke … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura Fantasy Cheat Sheet

The UFC returns to Australia this weekend for a card stacked with top 10 fighters and prospects hoping to earn a spot in the rankings when this event unfolds on Saturday (Sunday local time). At the top of the bill, former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum looks to build on his lightning-quick submission win over Walt Harris in October when he faces Marcin Tybura in a matchup of fighters both hoping to earn a spot in the title race in 2018. In the co-main event, the women’s flyweight division will kick off with an all-Australia battle as former Ultimate Fighter competitor Bec Rawlings takes … Read the Full Article Here
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Northcutt's star burns brighter after Norfolk win

An 11-month layoff and a switch to Team Alpha Male seemed to suit Sage Northcutt beautifully. During the Fight Night Norfolk prelims, the Texas native controlled nearly the entire bout against Michel Quinones with a mixture of patience and precision, a development he attributes 100% to his new teammates and his last three months of training. If this is what three months looked like, he mused from The Octagon following the win, “…I can’t wait to see what six months looks like, or a year looks like. I’m looking forward to the future.”He dropped into the UFC Unfilte … Read the Full Article Here
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Unfiltered Episode 146: Sage Northcutt, Aleks Paunovic, and Bobby Kelly

Actor and big UFC fan, Aleks Paunovic, joins Jim and guest co-host Bobby Kelly in-studio to talk about UFC 217, boxing vs. MMA, working on War for the Planet of the Apes, and much more. Later, UFC Fight Night Norfolk winner “Super” Sage Northcutt calls in to discuss his first fight back inside the Octagon after a little less than a year away, training full time at Team Alpha Male, auditioning to be Ivan Drago’s son in Creed 2, and more. Plus, Matt Serra joins the show from his family vacation in Disney World to give his thoughts on this past weekend’s fights.
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Young to make UFC debut against Volkanovski in Sydney

Despite losing opponents Jeremy Kennedy and Humberto Bandenay due to injury, Australian prospect Alexander Volkanovski will be in action this weekend in Sydney, as New Zealander Shane Young has stepped up for the UFC Fight Night bout at Qudos Bank Arena.Auckland’s Young, 11-3 as a pro, brings a five-fight winning streak into his Octagon debut against Windang’s Volkanovski, who has won 12 straight, including two UFC bouts against Yusuke Kasuya and Mizuto Hirota, leading up to this weekend’s matchup, which will be contested at a catchweight of 150 pounds.The UFC Fight Night card, which is headli … Read the Full Article Here
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Volkanovski was a natural from the first step he took in an MMA gym

Many fighters fall in love with MMA after getting beat up on their first day of training, consumed by wanting to learn whatever magic their opponent used to dominate them.The story of UFC featherweight Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski, who fights Shane Young this Saturday (Sunday local time) at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, is the opposite.Before he even stepped foot in what would later become his home gym, Volkanovski was targeted as fresh meat. Strange, considering that this was in 2011, when he was still a 213-pound rugby league player. Un … Read the Full Article Here
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On the Rise: Sydney Edition

For the fifth time in UFC history, the Octagon arrives in Sydney, Australia for a massive 13-fight event at Qudos Bank Arena.The last time the company swung through the state capitol of New South Wales was three years ago and that night, the 11 pairs of combatants that stepped into the cage combined to make history as every contest ended inside the distance. Only one fight reached the third round and, even then, Louis Smolka only needed 18 seconds of it to put away Richie Vaculik.While there is no telling if history will repeat itself this weekend, there are a few emerging talents you should p … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Norfolk Scorecard

Saturday’s UFC Norfolk event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Virginia, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Ted Constant Convocation Center.
1 – Dustin PoirierOne of mixed martial arts’ good guys, Dustin Poirier will be auctioning off the fight kit used for Saturday’s bout against Anthony Pettis to raise money for the family of Lafayette police officer Michael Middlebrook, who was killed in the line of duty in October (see auction here). Whoever wins that auction will have some souvenir after Poirier’s th … Read the Full Article Here
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Mackenzie Dern makes Invicta FC debut in December

As one of the top Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners on the planet and the daughter of BJJ royalty, Mackenzie Dern is used to having the spotlight on her. On Dec. 8, the spotlight on the unbeaten prospect will glow even brighter as she makes her Invicta FC debut against former title challenger Kaline Medeiros.“With the opponent that they offered and to be on UFC FIGHT PASS, and to keep growing as an athlete and try to get the fan base bigger and bigger, this was a good opportunity,” said Arizona’s Dern, who improved to 4-0 with a first-round submission of Mandy Polk in Octob … Read the Full Article Here
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