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Before UFC: Greg Hardy’s road from NFL to UFC co-main event

As many fight fans look forward to the UFC’s first event in 2019, headlined by Henry Cejudo defending his flyweight belt against T.J. Dillashaw, they will be going down the fight card and wonder who the one half of the…

Looking back on 2018: Yair Rodriguez’ elbow heard around the world

If there is one word that would be best used to describe the year of 2018 in MMA, it would be “unpredictable.” There were a plethora of incredible moments that took place in and out of combat sports enclosures. Some…

A Retrospective on Chad Mendes

UFC 232 featured a rematch involving a consensus pound-for-pound talent, as well as a super-fight of proportions never seen prior in female mixed martial arts, and yet there’s a good argument that neither bout featured the most skilled fighter of…

One of the greats? What’s next for UFC 232’s Alexander Volkanovski?

If you’re new to the ‘World of Volk’, you might think UFC 232’s performance makes him the next best thing at 145-pounds. Truth be told, that’s been the case for quite some time now. Alexander Volkanovski might have stolen the…

By defeating Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes is now queen of the jungle

It’s hard to deny the claims that are circling the mixed martial arts community in the aftermath of an electrifying UFC 232 event; Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes is certainly the pound-for-pound best female fighter on the planet. She now becomes…

The Evolution of Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem is a battle-tested veteran of the sport of mixed martial arts and kickboxing. His career has spanned 21 years beginning back in 1997. To put that into perspective, when Alistair’s first pro kickboxing bout took place, Bill Clinton…

Who should Donald Cerrone fight at lightweight in 2019?

After his first-round submission of Mike Perry in early November, Donald Cerrone announced that he is interested in returning to lightweight. That isn’t something that many thought we would be hearing, just a short while ago. When Cerrone lost to rising…

Curtis Blaydes must get a title shot if he defeats Francis Ngannou in Beijing

At long last, Curtis Blaydes has a chance to avenge the singular blemish on his professional record. On Saturday, November 24, he will step into the octagon with Francis Ngannou. “The Predator” defeated Blaydes by doctor stoppage in the second…

Prospects, veterans, and “The Last Stylebender” – What’s next for UFC 230’s middleweights?

UFC 230 was always slated to be a spectacular night for the middleweight division. On September 8, it was announced that a rematch between former champions Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold would take the cards co-main event slot. Also, rising…

Can Francis Ngannou bounce back and reclaim his past hype?

Francis Ngannou is the most dangerous man on the planet. At least, that’s what you would have believed if you had only heard of him from UFC 220’s advertising. The UFC has a looming problem of lacking stars, compared to…