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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…

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and “Platinum” Mike Perry gun for glory at UFC Fight Night 139

Remember that one Christmas when you were six and you wrote to Santa about all the things you wanted? And when the big morning came you got everything you asked for? And for 15 minutes you were the happiest kid…

Jacare Souza evolved to knock out Chris Weidman at UFC 230

No one expected a wipe, but most fans had Chris Weidman beating Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. The NY native stood taller, moved quicker and fought longer. He finished the man who had just beaten Jacare in his most recent fight, Kelvin…

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…

Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis: A last-minute preview of the UFC 230 main event

Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis is a matchup made of circumstances. Lewis is 9-1 in his last ten fights in a heavyweight division that has been depleted of superstars and super talent, aside from Miocic’s reign, for the last few…

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…

UFC Argentina’s Devin Powell: A True Renaissance Man

On November 17, UFC lightweight Devin Powell will make his fourth walk to the Octagon, this time on foreign soil in Argentina. The New England native spoke to The Body Lock about his upcoming fight, training with Joe Lauzon, his love…

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…

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