Devonte Smith: "There was no doubt I was gonna get the contract"

Devonte Smith celebrates after his knockout victory over Joseph Lowry in their lightweight fight during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWTNCS LLC)” align=”center” />It’s a week after Devonte Smith became a UFC fighter, and he’s finally getting a little downtime to play Fortnite with his niece and relax. For now. But not for long.“I think a flaw of mine is that I tend to look towards the next thing,” Smith said. “My mom was actually talking to me and trying to teach me to enjo … Read the Full Article Here
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The 10: The Best UFC Lightweight Title Fights of All-Time

When Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor collide at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on October 6, it will not only be the biggest fight of the year, but also a battle for the UFC lightweight title.While the heavyweight champion might be considered the “Baddest Man on the Planet” and various other belts have produced more iconic title reigns, the lightweight division has long been considered the deepest and most talented division in the sport and, as such, there has always been a great deal of prestige and respect that comes with capturing the 155-pound crown.Only 10 men have had the distin … Read the Full Article Here
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Second time's the charm for Kennedy Nzechukwu

Kennedy Nzechukwu celebrates after his TKO victory over Dennis Bryant in their light heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWTNCS LLC)” align=”center” />It would have been easy for Kennedy Nzechukwu to be bitter after he defeated Anton Berzin on season one of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series but left Las Vegas without a UFC contract.Sure, the Nigeria-born Texan was only 3-0 as a pro after the victory, but you know how things go when you’re young and hungry and read … Read the Full Article Here
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Unfiltered: Anthony Smith and Luis J. Gomez

Rising UFC Light Heavyweight contender Anthony “Lionheart” Smith calls in and talks to Jim and Matt about his upcoming UFC Moncton bout against Volkan Oezdemir, his devastating finish of Shogun Rua in Hamburg, Germany, his willingness to fight anyone at 205, and much more. Then, comic Luis J. Gomez joins the guys in-studio and talks about his first ever MMA fight at EllisMania 15 on August 25, training hard for the last three months in preparation, Rockhold vs. Bisping 2, and a lot more. Full Episode Anthony on being shocked how smoothly things went against Shogun in Hamburg, Germany Anthony … 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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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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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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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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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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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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