Nick Vera

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English Student at Rollins College with a passion for all things combat sports. Mixed martial arts isn't just entertainment; it's an art form.

The Story of Cain Velasquez: Has ‘Sea Level Cain’ been stunted by greatness?

Before Stipe Miocic defined the new breed of heavyweight within the UFC, Cain Velasquez was the end-all, be-all in the division. A well-oiled machine with a gas tank certified by the CSA, Velasquez made a name for himself doing what…

Thiago Santos looks to continue his steady rise at UFC Fight Night 128

Thiago Santos is preparing to keep his winning ways at UFC Fight Night 128. The Brazilian hitman has enjoyed a 9-3 record since joining the UFC. But sometimes his accomplishments get overshadowed by his lack of buzz. Santos has done…

It’s time for Israel Adesanya to prove that he is a cut above the rest

This weekend at UFC on FOX 29, Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori have a chance to steal the show as both fighters fight to improve their stock in the middleweight division. A classic striker vs. grappler match-up reanimates itself as…

Edgar vs. Swanson II: A legendary rematch booked way too soon

It’s easy to get hyped up about two icons in the UFC going at it for a second time. In this case, Frankie Edgar’s necessity to erase his last loss to Brian Ortega prompted a quick turnaround. But is Frankie…

Technique vs. Toughness: Tom Duquesnoy gears for a comeback against Terrion Ware

At UFC Fight Night 127, both Tom Duquesnoy and Terrion Ware will fight to redeem their careers. Making up for lost time Bantamweight can very well be the deepest division in the UFC today. With a completely new breed of…

MMA Flashback: Pat Miletich makes his UFC debut

On March 13, 1998, Pat Miletich made his UFC debut as he won the UFC lightweight tournament on a night that would spawn a legendary mixed martial arts career. Forging a dynasty 20 years ago, the UFC as an organization,…

Mairbek Taisumov rips Michael Chiesa for dodging fight: ‘I’ve lost all my respect for him, his management is scared of me’

It’s been a frustrating couple of months for perennial contender Mairbek Taisumov as he’s struggled to find a logical opponent to face in the Octagon. As the stage sets for UFC 223, Taisumov put the lightweight division on notice as…

Alexander Hernandez shocks the MMA world with first round KO at UFC 222

Alexander Hernandez came in on short notice and wasted little time in making his mark. His UFC debut got off to a massive start with a 42-second finish over Beneil Dariush at UFC 222. Short notice? No problem Alexander Hernandez…

Cody Stamann continues his winning streak with decision victory against Bryan Caraway

It was a close fight between the veteran Bryan Caraway and rising talent Cody Stamann over the course of three rounds. In the end, Stamann did enough to win on the judges’ scorecards and gets the victory over his first…

UFC Fight Night 126 Bonuses: Derrick Lewis and Curtis Millender earn bonuses after action packed night

UFC Fight Night 126 played host to a slew of intense moments in Austin, Texas, as Derrick Lewis, Curtis Millender, Brandon Davis and Steven Peterson all come away with bonuses in what was a stellar night of fights. The Black…

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