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The Ultimate Fighter 22: Episode 12 Review

The episode opens up with the two coaches talking to their respective teams about their upcoming fights. Conor McGregor talks to his training partner Artem Lobov about what he needs to do in order to win his fight with Julian Erosa and likewise Urijah Faber talks to Erosa about the upcoming fight. McGregor also talks to Saul Rogers and Marcin Wrzosek about the fact that as teammates they need to face each other and encourages them to be professional about it.

Around the World of MMA: December 10-12

This last weekend was slow but this coming week is going to be a busy one. With that here are the fight cards: Reviews: Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca Bellator MMA hosted an event at San Jose State University in San Jose, California on December 4th on Spike TV: Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Pablo Villaseca TKO (strikes) 2 3:59 Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

The Ultimate Fighter 22: Episode 11 Review

Episode 11 – Bone on Bone The episode opens with quarterfinal number three about to begin with a bout between Team Europe teammates Marcin Wrzosek and David Teymur. Conor McGregor talks about how he was expecting that a situation of teammates fighting each other would probably take place as he was confident that his team members would perform better then Team USA. He also talks about the fact that neither fighter is really being

UFC 194: Two Kings Battle for One Throne

The UFC featherweight championship showdown between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor has been almost a year in the making, but we are now only days away from finding out once and for all who the greatest featherweight fighter on the planet really is.  Both men will headline UFC 194 on Saturday 12th December at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on a night that is expected to smash

The Ultimate Fighter 22: Episode 10 Review

Episode 10 – Nice and Flowy After the fight announcements, Chris Gruetzemacher is depressed and Urijah Faber disagrees with the decision to exclude Gruetzemacher. However, the next day Martin Svensson complains that his elbow is in pain and goes to see a doctor. After an MRI, it is determined that Svensson has a broken elbow and as a result will be removed from the competition. It is then announced that Artem Lobov‘s new opponent will be Gruetzemacher

The Ultimate Fighter 22: Episode 9 Review

Episode 9 – Bullseye After talking with their respective fighters, Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber are accompanied by their teams to a place in the Nevada desert for the coaches challenge. Dana White arrives in a helicopter with Octagon girl Arianny Celeste in tow carrying the cash award for the winning team. The coaches challenge this season is a watermelon drop in which both coaches have to drop a watermelon onto a target five times to get

Scotland’s Paul Craig is the New BAMMA Light Heavyweight Champion

Scottish MMA has a new star in the form of Airdrie fighter Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig. Craig, 28, won the BAMMA Light Heavyweight World Championship at BAMMA 23 in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on Saturday night. Hardly breaking a sweat in the process.  Fighting for the title in what was only his second outing for Europe’s top MMA promotion, Craig submitted Poland’s Marcin Lazarz via triangle choke after 3:51 seconds of the very

The Ultimate Fighter 22: Episode 8 Review

Episode 8 – Heart Is Not Enough Following the fight announcements, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov return to the Team Europe locker room where the two men discuss the strategy for Lobov’s next match. In the interview, McGregor talks about how Lobov was given another chance and how the two have been training partners for a long time. During training, Lobov talks about how he is originally from Russia and how due to the

UFC 194: Has ‘Mystic Mac’ Predicted the Future Again ?

When the UFC first announced Frankie Edgar vs Chad Mendez would be headlining The Ultimate Fighter finale there was plenty of raised eyebrows amongst the MMA community.  Many felt this is a match up worthy of headlining a UFC Fight Night event as a minimum, not a mere TUF Finale.  Sure, the finale will form part of the busiest and most high profile weekend in the UFCs history which is scheduled

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 7

Episode 7 – Mental Breakdown Following the fight announcement Urijah Faber talks about Thanh Le‘s upcoming fight and about his strength’s as a strong stand up fighter. In the Team Europe room, Martin Svensson claims that all of Team USA’s victories haven’t been through actual fights and claims he will win his bout by actually fighting instead of waffling around. Back at the house, Le talks about his working so that he can see his