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Francis Ngannou: “The Predator” has risen from the ashes

Francis Ngannou was poised to take the world by storm. UFC president Dana White was smitten with “The Predator.” He openly gushed to the media and claimed the Cameroonian would be a star not only in Africa but “globally” after…

Ismail Naurdiev: A look at “The Austrian Wonderboy” before his UFC debut in Prague

While rising talents such as Darren Till and Kamaru Usman have aided the welterweight division in its re-emergence as one of the most compelling in the UFC, the organization continues to search for young and hungry contenders to add to…

Who is Kron Gracie? Meet the undefeated BJJ whiz before his UFC debut

For many, the Gracie name is synonymous with fighting, and for good reason. The eminent Brazilian family created and popularized Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, adapting the Japanese version of the grappling art to make it more effective in certain situations. Legends…

No time like the present: Nadia Kassem isn’t your next ‘Plain Jane Aussie’

For young fighters that are starting their careers, timing is truly everything. As everyone is different, it means that some progress faster or slower than others. Sometimes a fighter may be fast-tracked when they should have taken it slower, perhaps…

A Rising Star: What’s on the line for Israel Adesanya at UFC 234?

Israel Adesanya is on the precipice of stardom. The 29-year-old middleweight out of New Zealand is MMA’s latest phenom, hot off a 4-0 start in his UFC career. “Stylebender” is now at the defining moment of his career as he…

A shot at history is on the line for TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 143

TJ Dillashaw has dominated the UFC bantamweight division. His first-round TKO of Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227 solidified his status as one of the greatest bantamweights to ever enter the octagon in the UFC, with his only major blemish being…

Violence Queen cometh: Ariane Lipski and her inevitable arrival in the ultimate MMA proving ground

Compared to the many other sports that there are in the world, mixed martial arts is one of the youngest. For the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) specifically, the worldwide leader in MMA just recently celebrated 25-years of existence in November…

Respect is on the line for Henry Cejudo at UFC Fight Night 143

Henry Cejudo entered UFC 227 seen as nothing more than another stepping stone in Demetrious Johnson’s historic title defense. After suffering a first-round TKO  in their first match-up, “The Messenger” was understandably an underdog in everyone’s eyes. Five rounds later,…

TJ Dillashaw has an opportunity of a lifetime at UFC Fight Night 143

In the discussion of the greatest bantamweight fighter of all time, there are only a select few fighters that get brought up, mainly Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber, and TJ Dillashaw. While many would point to Cruz at this point for…

Alexander Hernandez has finally generated some respect; currently betting favorite against Donald Cerrone

In less than two weeks time, Alexander “The Great” Hernandez will be locked inside of the octagon with by far the toughest challenge of his career in Donald Cerrone. Not only will he be facing one of the biggest names in…