UFC to hold debut event in Russia on September 15

London, UK – UFC® today confirmed its debut event in Russia to be held later this year at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow on Saturday, September 15. Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MOSCOW go on general sale Friday, June 1, via Kassir.ru.UFC has experienced a sharp rise in popularity in Russia over the past few years, with a fan base that has grown to more than 22 million, driven by the success local athletes have had in UFC. In just the past few months, Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the lightweight championship; heavyweight Alexander Volkov defeated legend of the sport and former UFC hea … Read the Full Article Here
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TUF: Undefeated – Ep. 5 Recap

It was a tough start to the season for heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic after his team dropped the first four fights of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated to Daniel Cormier. That all changed in the latest episode as Team Miocic finally got on the board with a win in the lightweight division as Mike Trizano defeated Thailand Clark from Team Cormier.Before the action got started this week there was plenty going on, including a budding rivalry between Team Cormier featherweight Tyler Diamond and Team Miocic fighter Suman Mokhtarian.Now the genesis of this beef actually traces back to Cormier, wh … Read the Full Article Here
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Moreno back at UFC Fight Night with a vengeance

Mixed Martial Arts presents fighters with a different scenario every time they step in an Octagon. Each circumstance and situation forces athletes to grow not only as a fighter, but as a person.That happened to Brandon Moreno, who suffered his first loss in more than 5 years when he took on Sergio Pettis in Mexico last August. Moreno wanted to return to action by the end of 2017, but circumstances pushed his return to the Octagon to this Saturday.Now he has the opportunity to be featured on the first fight card the UFC has ever hosted in Chile.The wait hasn’t been ideal but Moreno and … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Preview: Grasso vs Suarez

Before Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman close the show in Santiago, Chile on Saturday night, fans at Movistar Arena will be treated to a women’s strawweight battle featuring not only two of the top emerging talents in the division, but two of the top female prospects in the sport today, as Alexa Grasso squares off with former Ultimate Fighter winner Tatiana Suarez in the penultimate bout of the evening.Hailing from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Grasso arrived in the Octagon as one of the most hyped young females in the sport. After posting four consecutive victories in the competitive 115- … Read the Full Article Here
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TUF: Undefeated – Ep. 5 Preview

It’s no secret that things have not been going very well for Team Miocic to this point in the season on The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated.Four fights into the competition and UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic has yet to see a fighter from his squad stand in the winner’s circle while his upcoming opponent at UFC 226, Daniel Cormier, has been celebrating non-stop since the show first began.Last week saw another tough defeat for Team Miocic as Bryce Mitchell was able to outwork Jay Cucciniello over two rounds to earn a victory in the featherweight division. In the next episode, the lightweight … Read the Full Article Here
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Bandenay finally to return after thrilling 26-second KO from last August

Humberto Bandenay sure knows how to make an entrance…and an exit. Coming in on short notice to face TUF Latin America 3 winner Martin Bravo last August, the Peruvian featherweight entered the Octagon as an unknown and he left it 26 seconds later with a knockout win, a Performance of the Night bonus, and a new status as a fighter to watch.Then, nothing. Oh, there were proposed fights with Alexander Volkanovski and Steven Peterson, but both fell through, halting the momentum just as fast as he built it up. “It can admittedly be frustrating, but these are things that made me stronger … Read the Full Article Here
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Knockout win on the mind of Chad Laprise

rChad Laprise of Canada celebrates his TKO victory over Brian Camozzi in their welterweight bout during the UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)” align=”center” />Chad Laprise was the first fighter to step on the scale during the morning weigh-in session and he did so with a dejected look on his face.The former TUF: Nations winner entered his bout with Thibault Gouti on a two-fight losing streak – the first two losses of his career – and was hell-bent on righting the ship that weekend in V … Read the Full Article Here
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Get to know TUF Cast: Mike Trizano

Mike Trizano had reached a crossroads in his mixed martial arts career. It was a little early for such a situation, but it was a crossroads nonetheless.Sporting a perfect 6-0 record that included a win in Bellator and several victories for the Ring of Combat promotion, the New Jersey prospect was obviously on the right track to the UFC, but why not speed up the process through The Ultimate Fighter??His coach had some reservations, though.“If you want to go and that’s really what you want to do, I have your back one hundred percent,” he told Trizano. “In my opinion, I … Read the Full Article Here
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White replaces Nelson, faces Magny in Liverpool

With Gunnar Nelson forced to withdraw from his UFC Liverpool bout against Neil Magny on May 27, Exmouth veteran Craig White will step up to make his UFC debut against the No. 9-ranked welterweight contender at Echo Arena. In the UFC Liverpool main event, which airs live on FS1, Stephen Thompson faces Darren Till.Winner of four in a row, White has been competing professionally since 2009, and all 14 of his wins have come by knockout or submission, making him a must see against Colorado’s Magny, who has won five of his last seven, with victories over Kelvin Gastelum, Carlos Condit and Johny Hend … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Fight Night Chile Fantasy Cheat Sheet

For the first time, the UFC will head to Chile this weekend with a card topped by welterweight standout Kamaru Usman taking on former title challenger Demian Maia in a five-round main event.Usman has been tearing through the competition since winning The Ultimate Fighter, but this will definitely be his biggest test to date as Maia looks to rebound after suffering back-to-back losses.In the co-main event, another Ultimate Fighter winner will look to crack the top 10, as Tatiana Suarez takes on highly-touted prospect Alexa Grasso in an intriguing matchup at 115 pounds.Light heavyweights Jared … Read the Full Article Here
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