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The importance of Valentina Shevchenko’s takedowns against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231

In the run-up to their UFC 231 co-main event bout, a great deal of attention was given to the three Muay Thai bouts between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. As Shevchenko was victorious in all three bouts, many used this…

After UFC 231, Max Holloway needs to move up to lightweight

With finishes over Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar, Brian Ortega was supposed to be Max Holloway’s toughest test yet. I boldly claimed that while “T-City” shouldn’t be the favorite, he’d give Holloway a run for his money. But like so…

Breaking down Donald Cerrone’s armbar win over Mike Perry

It is difficult to envision a better way to have capped off the UFC’s 25th birthday event than the final two fights of UFC Fight Night 139. The card culminated with two bouts that showed us everything we love about…

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…

Understanding how Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor with a rear-naked choke that wasn’t under the chin

In an effort to make sure the post-fight melee doesn’t overshadow the exceptional martial arts displayed at UFC 229, let’s take a look at how Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to use a rear-naked choke to strangle Conor McGregor, without needing…

T.J. Dillashaw was the best bantamweight; now he’s the greatest too

When T.J. Dillashaw knocked out Cody Garbrandt a second time, it was more than the final seal on a rivalry. We witnessed the birth of a monster. One who will take his place on the pantheon of MMA gods. T.J.…

Grading Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till

It may not have been the barnburner that we were all hoping for, but Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till was certainly intriguing to any striking obsessed fan. It had some of those palpable, energetic spaces that made you feel like…

Lyoto Machida proves victorious in the ‘Battle of Brazil’ vs. Vitor Belfort

Two Brazilian MMA icons battled in their home country in Brazil as UFC 224 brought a stacked card that featured two very important middleweight fights. One of those fights was Vitor Belfort’s showdown with Lyoto Machida, a fight that could…

The doctor wins via TKO in UFC Fight Night 128’s main event between Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee

This fight was all about redemption for both Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza. For Lee, it meant getting back into the win column after dropping the Interim Lightweight Championship to Tony Ferguson back in October of last year, while for…

Frankie Edgar picks up an important win in Atlantic City

Defying many critics with his quick turnaround, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar bounced back in a major way by defeating Cub Swanson by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 128. In front of an electric crowd in Atlantic City, just about…

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