On the Rise: Hamburg Edition

July is one of those months where there are no weekends off, so following a fun night of fights in Boise, Idaho, the Octagon is making a transatlantic journey and settling down in Hamburg, Germany for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith this weekend at Barclaycard Arena.The sixth UFC event to be held in Germany and second to take place in Hamburg, Sunday’s 13-fight lineup is capped by a pair of contests in the light heavyweight division, both of which underwent last-minute changes, but remain compelling contests, as former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua looks to extend his winn … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Boise: Fantasy Rewind

It was a dominant return to the Octagon for former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, as he came back from more than a year away to dish out a unanimous decision victory in his main event fight against newcomer Blagoy Ivanov.Over the course of five rounds, Dos Santos looked like he hadn’t missed a step in his time off, as the Brazilian used his boxing arsenal to land punches at range on Ivanov all night long. Despite his best efforts to return fire with some counter shots, Ivanov just couldn’t seem to land his best punches and instead found himself eating straight shots from Dos Santos al … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Boise Scorecard

Cat Zingano celebrates her decision victory over Marion Reneau in their women’s bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside CenturyLink Arena on July 14, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />Friday’s UFC Boise event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Idaho, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at CenturyLink Arena.1 – Junior Dos SantosThe great thing about being a heavyweight is that you are always one punch or one win away from being back in the mix. A … Read the Full Article Here
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Volkanovski, Perez extend win-streaks on Boise prelims

 PEREZ vs WINELAND

Frenzy at the end of the first! #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/ixWbUJ0MdX
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Mexico’s Alejandro Perez extended his unbeaten streak to seven at CenturyLink Arena in Boise on Saturday night, as he took a close three-round unanimous decision win over veteran bantamweight contender Eddie Wineland.Wineland was the aggressor throughout the opening round, but that cost him on a few occasions when Perez landed crisp counter right hands. But Wineland did score with the biggest punch of the frame when he scored a flash knockdown with a right … Read the Full Article Here
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Mendes, Price and Northcutt score finishes at Fight Night Boise

 NORTHCUTT vs OTTOW

Wobbled him.Finished him.@SageNorthcutt enjoys a triumphant return to WW. #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/DZzg7QQfjA
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Sage Northcutt’s return to the welterweight division Saturday night wasn’t without its rocky moments, but when the Texan was able to let his hands go at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, he was impossible for Zak Ottow to stop, with the result being a second-round stoppage win for Northcutt.Ottow opened the fight with a flush right hand that put Northcutt on the deck, and “The Barbarian” kept his oppone … Read the Full Article Here
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Dos Santos battles to Boise main event win over Ivanov

 DOS SANTOS vs IVANOV

Solid combo from the former champ! #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/2K6avbOwMm
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In his first bout since a title fight loss to Stipe Miocic in May 2017, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos returned to the win column with a grueling five-round win over UFC newcomer Blagoy Ivanov in the UFC Fight Night main event at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.The unanimous decision read 50-45 across the board for the Brazilian star.Pressuring Ivanov as soon as the bout began, Dos Santos kept his opponent on the defensive, but a right hand … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Boise Official Weigh-in Results

Get the official weigh-in results for Fight Night Boise: Dos Santos vs Ivanov, happening live from Boise, Idaho on Saturday July 14, 2018 on FS1 at 10pm/7pm ETPT. Four prelim bouts will also air on FS1, beginning at 8pm/5pm ETPT. Three special FIGHT PASS early prelim bouts will air beginning 6:30pm/3:30pm ETPT
Five round heavyweight main eventJunior Dos Santos (247.5) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (257.5)FS1 Main CardSage Northcutt (170) vs. Zak Ottow (171)Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Rick Glenn (146)Randy Brown (171) vs. Niko Price (170)
Myles Jury (146) vs. Chad Mendes (146)Cat Zingano (136) vs. M … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC 3 #BeTheBoss winner John Farmer relates his unforgettable experience

In late May the UFC and EA Sports launched the first ever #BeTheBoss contest with EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3. The contest awarded six gamers with an ultimate UFC prize pack that included an all-expenses paid trip to UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier. One of the six winners, John Farmer, was selected to receive a private tour of the UFC headquarters, The UFC Performance Institute, train with Forrest Griffin, play EA SPORTS UFC 3 with Dana White, stand on-stage during the UFC 226 weigh-ins and sit in Dana White’s personal Octagon side section during UFC 226.That sounds like one heck of a prize. … Read the Full Article Here
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Mendes embraced his time off, excited to be back

As a competitor since the age of five, Chad Mendes probably saw the two-year suspension he received from USADA – after testing positive for the banned substance GHRP-6 that was found in a psoriasis cream he was using – as the athletic equivalent of a death sentence. Or maybe not.“It wasn’t too tough, to be honest,” said Mendes, the longtime featherweight contender who makes his first start since December 2015 on Saturday against Myles Jury. That may seem odd, but as the 33-year-old explains, after three fights in 2015, including a pair of knockout losses to Conor McGregor and … Read the Full Article Here
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Dos Santos feeling great, fighting for something bigger

Junior Dos Santos looks like one of those people who would be good at anything he tries. And in the time since his last bout against Stipe Miocic in May 2017, the former heavyweight champion has become quite the diaper changer for his son, Bento.“I’m a professional already,” laughs Dos Santos. “I’m almost doing those YouTube videos teaching people how to do it.”Spending time with 16-month-old Bento and his wife Isadora was the bright spot of a rough post-Miocic stretch that saw Dos Santos flagged for a USADA violation and put him on the shelf. But the mega … Read the Full Article Here
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