On the Rise: Singapore Edition

Song Yadong of China celebrates after his victory over Bharat Kandare in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 25, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />
Bright and early Saturday morning, the action returns to the Octagon for the first time since UFC 225 as 13 sets of combatants will step into the cage in Singapore for UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards.Emanating from Singapore Indoor Stadium, the international event is headlined by a key matchup in the welterweight divis … Read the Full Article Here
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Pedro embracing the grind, learning along the way

A loss is just a learning experience. A sports cliché that’s easier to say than to live by.Tyson Pedro, who fights Ovince Saint Preux this Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Edwards, was undefeated in the lead-up to his September 2017 fight against Ilir Latifi at UFC 215.While the world buzzed about his 6-0 record comprised of six first-round finishes, Pedro didn’t seem attached to his “0.” A lifelong practitioner of martial arts, Pedro told UFC.com before the Latifi bout that he was used to losing in training.“Every day I’m taking a loss, so th … Read the Full Article Here
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Longtime UFC cutman Leon Tabbs passes away at 86

Leon Tabbs, beloved cutman and a seminal figure in the history of the UFC from the early days to the modern era, passed away Friday at the age of 86.The original UFC cutman, Tabbs was a fighter’s first and last line of defense in the Octagon, whether wrapping their hands before a bout, or keeping them in a fight while treating their battle wounds between rounds. And though he was a familiar sight to fans for nearly two decades, there was more to him than what was seen on fight night. An amateur boxer, Tabbs saw his career interrupted by a stint in U.S. Navy during the Korean War. When he … Read the Full Article Here
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Right weight, right time – Eye back to 125 pounds

The topic is the four-fight losing streak Jessica Eye endured in her final days in the bantamweight division. The response from Cleveland’s Eye is immediate and to the point.“I don’t know who that is,” she said. “I left that girl behind. This is who they’ve been waiting on and I don’t identify myself with that girl. They can just let her go.”She means it, and no one could blame her. Now back competing in the flyweight division where she first made her name in MMA, Eye has moved on from those days, even though they do remain a part of her story.For context, Eye&rsq … Read the Full Article Here
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2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tickets go on sale today!

Las Vegas – UFC today announced that tickets to the 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, June 15, via Ticketmaster. The 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 5, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Tickets to the 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction ceremony are priced at $20.00 (does not include fees), with all proceeds benefitting Three Square Foodbank, southern Nevada’s largest hunger-relief organization.
The UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony stands as one of the marquee event … Read the Full Article Here
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Asian MMA resurgence on display in Singapore

For over two decades, Japan has been the center of the MMA universe in Asia, with fighters like Kazushi Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi, “Mach” Sakurai, Genki Sudo, Rumina Sato, Shinya Aoki, “Kid” Yamamoto and Masakatsu Funaki all proudly representing the Land of the Rising Sun on the world stage.But now Japan is not alone in producing world-class mixed martial artists, with South Korea, China and the Philippines all seeing fighters making it to the UFC in recent years. On Saturday, June 23, fans in Singapore and those watching around the world on UFC FIGHT PASS, will see 13 of … Read the Full Article Here
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Dillashaw on rematch with Garbrandt: 'I’m better everywhere'

The champ @TJDillashaw spoke at a media lunch moments ago about his rematch against @Cody_Nolove at #UFC227. Tickets are on sale now https://t.co/915BHQqtHp pic.twitter.com/43A31eJXAQ
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The bitter rivalry between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former champ Cody Garbrandt is as alive as ever. While at a UFC 227 media lunch, Dillashaw provided some insight into the relationship between the two former Team Alpha Male fighters.“It never really was personal between me and him. It became personal by the attacks you know? But I don&rsquo … Read the Full Article Here
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OPRO Announces Launch Date of UFC Branded Mouthguards

London – OPRO®, the world’s largest manufacturer of mouthguards today announced that their UFC-branded products will be available for consumers to purchase beginning Thursday, June 21. UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, announced its multi-year global licensing partnership with OPRO this past October, granting the mouthguard manufacturer with the rights to produce UFC-branded mouthguards and provide bespoke mouthguards to UFC athletes currently on the active roster.  Consumers will be able to purchase UFC branded mouthguards from the Custo … Read the Full Article Here
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Crucial flyweight fight could steal the show in Singapore

Jessica-Rose Clark of Australia poses for a post fight portrait backstage during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Scottrade Center on January 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
” align=”center” />Next weekend, when the UFC Octagon returns to Singapore, a pivotal clash in the still developing women’s flyweight division has the potential to steal the show and vault the winner into title contention.The second course in Saturday’s four-course main card, “The Battle of the Jessicas” sees Australia’s Jessica- … Read the Full Article Here
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Unfiltered Episode 205: Tyron Woodley & TJ Dillashaw

UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw calls in and discusses his UFC 227 rematch with Cody Garbrandt, why the fight with Demetrious Johnson didn’t come to fruition, Marlon Moraes as a potential number one contender, how his perspective has changed since the birth of his son, and more. Later, UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joins the show and talks about a matchup with Colby Covington, potentially becoming a fan-favorite in their fight, being willing to bet $10,000 a takedown, training with Floyd Mayweather, doing standup comedy, and more. Plus, the guys recap Week 1 of Dana White’s … Read the Full Article Here
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