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The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 6 – Give It All You Have

The episode opens with Angela Magana talking to Rose Namajunas about how she was born a heroin baby because of the fact that her parents were addicts. She continues to talk about how she was fighting her first few weeks of life to live. Then she talks about how her childhood was filled with details like digging through trash, being grazed by a bullet that hit her mom, and also how her mother

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 5 – Coming To Get You

Heather Jo Clark explains to her teammates how the quarrel between her and upcoming opponent Felice Herrig because Clark doesn’t like how Herrig carries herself as a woman or fighter. She also explains that she doesn’t like the fact that Herrig initially turned her down. Later on Team Melendez has a team meeting when coach Gilbert Melendez wants to discuss the issues the team has with Clark. Angela Magana is the most vocal of the group talking about

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

Top 10 MMA lightweights: October 2014

Due to inactivity TJ Grant and Anthony Pettis are ineligible. Also due to a rare tie there are eleven in the rankings. 8/31/14 in parenthesis: 1) Gilbert Melendez (2)  Like future opponent Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez will become ineligible for the rankings before their coaches match in December. However, we will still get to see him coaching on The Ultimate Fighter as he continues to seek his team’s first win in the competition. 2) Khabib Nurmagomedov

Top 10 fights of September 2014

There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 3 – Don’t Fight Fate review

The episode opens with Dana White calling Bec Rawlings into his office and informing her that he just got a call from Rawlings’ mother who informed him that Rawlings step father died. Rawlings then sobs over the loss of her step father while calling her mother about the passing. She then walks back into the Team Melendez locker room where her teammates and coaches comfort her and Angela Magana leads a prayer. Later on coaches Gilbert Melendez and Jake

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 2 – We All Came Here to Fight! review

The episode opens up with the Team Pettis coaching staff visiting The Ultimate Fighter house and delivering Miranda Markos food. During the visit, Felice Herrig gives Anthony Pettis’ younger brother Sergio Pettis a friendship bracelet which is intended as the first for all the coaching staff. However, her fellow teammates start teasing her about the fact that she’s “hitting” on a younger guy as there’s a ten year age gap between the two. At training the next day, Jessica

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 1 in review

The episode opens up with several introductions to the various fighters competing in the show which are also spread throughout the episode at appropriate times. UFC President Dana White talks about how for season 20 the UFC acquired eight contracts from Invicta FC and held tryouts for the remaining eight slots going into the house. It is at this time that there are several introductions to tryout members. Finally the woman are brought

The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned preview

The Ultimate Fighter is making history this season when sixteen women duke it out for the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. This is unique for a few different reasons, the first being that it will be the first time a champion is crowned and the second being the fact it’s all women. It is certainly a season to look forward to when it airs later tonight. There has been a