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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…

Why it is a mistake to count out Derek Brunson at UFC 230

UFC veteran and #6 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson will enter UFC 230 as a +280 underdog on some oddsmakers books to surging contender, Israel Adesanya. Adesanya, ranked #9, is still undefeated in his professional MMA career and coming off an…

Anthony Smith and the great light heavyweight dilemma

With his submission of Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith called for a title shot. Oezdemir was in his athletic prime and coming off a scrappy loss to dominant champion Daniel Cormier. On the other hand, Smith was an ex-middleweight whose…

Despite entering UFC 230 as a huge underdog, Derrick Lewis is well-deserving of his shot at Daniel Cormier

In the last month, the only thing that has been hotter than Derrick Lewis’ balls is his career. At UFC 229, we saw one of the best come from behind knockouts in UFC history when Lewis finished Alexander Volkov in…

A look at the stats behind Shane Burgos’ unrelenting pace and pressure before UFC 230

Shane Burgos has racked up some staggering statistics after four fights in the UFC. Burgos’ relentless pace and constant forward pressure have been a product of excitement for fans ever since the 27-year-old joined the promotion in December 2016. Marching…

What’s next for the UFC lightweight division?

The UFC’s lightweight division has been a reliable source of madness for some time now. This madness at 155-pounds, it seems, is in considerable excess at the moment and is in desperate need of a clean-up. The last week or…

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