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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

Top 10 MMA Bantamweights: November 2015 & Ted Czech Speaks Up

Due to inactivity Dominick Cruz, Johnny Eduardo, Brian Bowles, Michael McDonald, Mike Easton and Raphael Assuncao are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers: Top 10 Bantamweights (10/1/15) 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw is preparing for his UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz title defense against Dominick Cruz. This fight will be an unofficial lineal unification title fight for the championship. 2) Renan Barao (2)

Halloween 2015 Special: Top 10 scariest fighters in MMA (redux)

Halloween was last night but that doesn’t mean a list can’t be compiled the day after for the event. At the suggestion of fellow writer Edson Valenzuela, the top 10 scariest fighters list of 2013 will be rebooted based on input from various fans, readers, writers and colleagues. The list will be compiled based on a combination of skill and looks: 10) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey UFC Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey has certainly gained much

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episodes 4, 5 and 6

Episode 4 – A Faithless Foe After the latest match, Urijah Faber criticizes Conor McGregor for his decision not to come to the morning practices and advises that he should be there if he is going to become emotional when his fighters under perform, which McGregor ignores. Within Team Faber there are issues with Johnny Nunez, the fighter brought back by Faber for a second chance, when he doesn’t come to practice. Faber has some choice

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: October 2015

Due to suspensions, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are ineligible for rankings. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Rankings (8/1/15) 1) Jose Aldo (2) Jose Aldo will face Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 on December 12th on pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Before then he will become ranks ineligible. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson recently defended his title against John Dodson last month. The next likely opponent

Top 10 fights of July, August & September 2015

The last three months have had some exciting months and some interesting developments. Here are all of them now: Top 10 Fights of July  10) Joe Lauzon’s technical knockout of Takanori Gomi – UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 9) Alex Garcia’s decision over Mike Swick – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor 8) Gunnar Nelson’s submission of Brandon Thatch – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor 7) Jeremy Stephens’ technical

Scottish MMA star Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig set for BAMMA title shot

Widely regarded as Scotland’s top MMA prospect, Airdrie fighter Paul Craig is set for the biggest contest of his career so far when he squares off against Marcin Lazarz for the BAMMA light heavyweight championship on November 14th at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Fighting out of one of Scotland’s most respected MMA Gyms, ‘Scottish Hit Squad’, Paul made his BAMMA debut in Dublin on Saturday September 19th where he increased