Ivanov excited to put the heavyweight division on notice

“I welcome the challenge. I think I can finish him.” – Blagoy Ivanov is excited to make his @UFC debut this Saturday at #UFCBoise pic.twitter.com/Duu2l7br13
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No matter what happens in the Octagon, UFC newcomer Blagoy Ivanov has been through much worse than having someone trying to kick or punch him. And the thing is, he knows it, making him not just a talented heavyweight, but a dangerous one.So how can his opponent, former world champion Junior Dos Santos, hope to intimidate someone who faced almost certain death after being stabbed in a club in … Read the Full Article Here
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Ottow confident experience is on his side against Northcutt

There’s something to be said for following a muse, jumping into the deep end of the pool or any other cliché used to describe taking a risk to go after something most wouldn’t or couldn’t do. So as he awaits his co-main event meeting with Sage Northcutt in Boise this Saturday, don’t expect Zak Ottow to be missing Wall Street too much.“I don’t,” he laughs. “I left for a reason and I’m happy that I found my way into this. I couldn’t be happier with the way things are going with my career. I always did well in school and saw myse … Read the Full Article Here
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Boise Fight by Fight Preview

JUNIOR DOS SANTOS VS BLAGOY IVANOVIn action for the first time since his title fight loss to Stipe Miocic in May 2017, former world champion Junior Dos Santos finds himself in Boise, facing a fighter that hardcore fight fans know to be one of the top heavyweights in the game in Blagoy Ivanov. Bulgaria’s Ivanov may be a relative unknown to more mainstream UFC followers, but that obscurity can disappear in a hurry if he can dispatch JDS in his first Octagon bout. And while Ivanov has the tools to do just that, the favorite remains Dos Santos, whose size and reach advantages – and h … Read the Full Article Here
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Title shot not on Reneau's mind, solely focused on Zingano

For the teachers at Farmersville High School, this is the best time of the year. Marion Reneau might agree, but not for the same reason, because while her peers are enjoying summer vacation, the Phys Ed teacher is working harder than ever in preparation for the biggest fight of her mixed martial arts career this Saturday against Cat Zingano.“It is an ideal type of training for me, especially for larger fights,” she said of preparing for a summer fight. “I get more time to recover, I get more time to rest, and I can space out my workouts so they’re not back-to-back-to-b … Read the Full Article Here
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Unfiltered Episode 213: Junior Dos Santos & Chad Mendes

First, Chad “Money” Mendes calls in and discusses his return to the Octagon after two years away, what he did during his USADA suspension, fighting Myles Jury in Boise, Idaho, TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt 2, and more. Then, former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos joins the show and talks about being flagged, and eventually cleared, by USADA, returning to the Octagon against former WSOF Heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov, the mental side of fighting, DC vs. Brock, and a lot more. Finally, the newly-minted UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra calls in from Las Vegas to make his picks for … Read the Full Article Here
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Curse broken, Cormier returns to CONAN

DC broke the curse!After almost backing out of a scheduled appearance on the late night show last month, Daniel Cormier admitted that he was fearful of his fate – a number of recent athletes that have appeared on the show have gone on to lose their fight.”Other people had warned you: don’t do the show,” O’Brien said.”Yeah, they said ‘don’t do it,'” Cormier confirmed.However with Daniel’s dominant win against Stipe Miocic this past Saturday at UFC 226, he showed there was nor curse at all, prominently displaying both his heavyweight and light heavyweight belts on O’Brien’s desk. Watch the … Read the Full Article Here
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Glenn focused on good vibes before his Boise showdown

If you see a towel on the mat in a corner of the Ultimate Fitness gym in Sacramento, steer clear, because Rick Glenn is in town. And fellow UFC featherweight Darren Elkins is probably close by.“We usually do take a corner spot so we’re not crashing into people,” said Glenn of the workout sessions the two Midwestern transplants have among the no-shirt crowd of Team Alpha Male. “I usually have my spot and an extra towel on the mat to clean up all the sweat so we’re not slipping and sliding. I’ve got plenty of clothes in my locker, a grocery bag for my wet, s … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Gym Expands International Footprint with New Franchise Locations Opening in Japan in 2019

TOKYO – UFC GYM®, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels inspired by the training regimens of UFC® athletes, today announced that it will be expanding its international footprint by opening 20 franchise locations in Japan beginning in 2019.“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Japan to the UFC GYM family,” UFC GYM President Adam Sedlack said. “The overall passion for sports, entertainment and fitness is strong in Japan, and we believe this market will be a perfect fit for our TRAIN DIFFERENT® philosophy.& … Read the Full Article Here
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Lewis, Espinosa impress the boss, score contracts on DWTNCS

Following a one-week hiatus for International Fight Week, the action returned to the TUF Gym on Tuesday night for Week 4 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, with 10 new hopefuls battling it out for a chance to earn a UFC contract.To say Season 2 has been action-packed thus far would be an understatement, as the initial three weeks resulted in 14 of the 15 bouts ending inside the distance and eight fighters being awarded contracts. Last time out, flyweight Antonina Shevchenko joined her sister Valentina on roster by collecting a second-round stoppage win over Jaimee Nievera th … Read the Full Article Here
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Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 2 – Week 4

Following a one-week hiatus for International Fight Week, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series returns with five fights and 10 fighters all looking to earn a spot on the UFC roster.On the last Contender Series card, Antonina Shevchenko – older sister of top-ranked women’s flyweight competitor Valentina Shevchenko – looked impressive in the featured bout on the card to earn her spot in the UFC.Meanwhile, Te Edwards needed just 28 seconds to blast home a first-round knockout to get his call up to the UFC from Dana White. Finally, Josh Parisian, who was a late notice replacement on the c … Read the Full Article Here
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