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UFC 220 promo video for ‘Miocic vs Ngannou’ event on Jan. 20 in Boston

Now that UFC 219 is in the books — full results here — it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) offering.

And it’s a big one.

UFC 220 is all set to go down on Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 from inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, and will feature a Heavyweight title fight between division champion Stipe Miocic and power-hitting Francis Ngannou.

Miocic is looking to defend his title for the third time in “Bean Town” when he faces off against his stiffest test to date, Francis Ngannou, in UFC’s first mega event of 2018. Stipe hasn’t stepped foot inside the cage since May after a contract dispute with the promotion forced him to the sidelines.

But now that he’s back, his next fight will be a monumental task, as he will be facing the most powerful puncher in all of MMA, as “The Predator” has taken out one foe after another rather violently.

In the co-main event, Daniel Cormier will look to move on from Jon Jones once and for all when he defends his 205-pound title against Volkan Oezdemir.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 220: “Miocic vs Ngannou” click here.

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UFC 219 promo video for ‘Cyborg vs Holm’ event on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas

UFC 219 is all set to go down on Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature a women’s Featherweight title fight as division queen Cris Cyborg defends her title for the first time against Holly Holm.

Holm — the former women’s Bantamweight champion — looks to earn her second tile in as many divisions, becoming the first-ever women to do so under the UFC banner. For Cyborg, her first title defense and win over Holly will secure her slot as perhaps the most dominant female fighter of all time.

If she isn’t already.

Also on the card, Khabib Nurmagomevo returns for the first time in over a year to take on sensational striking machine Edson Barboza in the co-main event of the evening. Khabib has yet to suffer a loss in his pro mixed martial arts (MMA) career, so it would be a huge feather in Edson’s cap if he can pull off he upset. For Khaib, a win is another step closer to earning his first-ever UFC title fight.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 219: “Cyborg vs Holm” click here.

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UFC 219 promo video for ‘Cyborg vs Holm’ event on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas

UFC 219 is all set to go down on Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature a women’s Featherweight title fight as division queen Cris Cyborg defends her title for the first time against Holly Holm.

Holm — the former women’s Bantamweight champion — looks to earn her second tile in as many divisions, becoming the first-ever women to do so under the UFC banner. For Cyborg, her first title defense and win over Holly will secure her slot as perhaps the most dominant female fighter of all time.

If she isn’t already.

Also on the card, Khabib Nurmagomevo returns for the first time in over a year to take on sensational striking machine Edson Barboza in the co-main event of the evening. Khabib has yet to suffer a loss in his pro mixed martial arts (MMA) career, so it would be a huge feather in Edson’s cap if he can pull off he upset. For Khaib, a win is another step closer to earning his first-ever UFC title fight.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 219: “Cyborg vs Holm” click here.

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UFC 219 promo video for ‘Cyborg vs Holm’ event on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas

Now that UFC on FOX 26 is in the books — full results here — it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) offering.

And it’s a big one.

UFC 219 is all set to go down on Saturday Dec. 30, 2017 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature a women’s Featherweight title fight as division queen Cris Cyborg defendes her title for the first time against Holly Holm.

Holm — the former women’s Bantamweight champion — looks to earn her second tile in as many divisions, becoming the first-ever women to do so under the UFC banner. For Cyborg, her first title defense and win over Holly will secure her slot as perhaps the most dominant female fighter of all time.

If she isn’t already.

Also on the card, Khabib Nurmagomevo returns for the first time in over a year to take on sensational striking machine Edson Barboza in the co-main event of the evening. Khabib has yet to suffer a loss in his pro mixed martial arts (MMA) career, so it would be a huge feather in Edson’s cap if he can pull off he upset. For Khaib, a win is another step closer to earning his first-ever UFC title fight.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 219: “Cyborg vs Holm” click here.

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Mirko Cro Cop returns, yet again, set for Dec. 31 RIZIN event in Japan

Hey, remember when Mirko Filipovic said THIS IS DEFINITELY THE END after winning the RIZIN 2016 Openweight World Grand Prix and we were all like “haha yeah okay Mirko” … well, it turns out we had a right to be skeptical.

“Cro Cop” is back, yet again.

The kickboxer-turned-mixed martial arts (MMA) legend, who was a heavyweight headliner for PRIDE FC and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), among others, will return to the RIZIN ring on Dec. 31 in Japan, according to The Underground.

“He has decided to fight in front of his beloved Japanese fans a few more times before he retires,” RIZIN head cheese Nobuyuki Sakakibara told his social media followers. “He would like to continue to face meaningful opponents until he hangs his gloves.”

His opponent will be Tsuyoshi Kohsaka because his first choice is too busy doing this.

Filipovic (35-11-2) used retirement to skip out on his United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test suspension back in 2015 after admitting to injecting growth hormone to repair a bum shoulder.

The Croat turned 43 back in September.

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UFC Fight Night 120 promo video preview for ‘Poirier vs Pettis’ event on Nov. 11 in Norfolk

Now that UFC 217 is in the books — complete results here — Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for a quick turnaround, as UFC Fight Night 120 is set to go down inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017.

The Fox Sports 1 event will feature a pivotal Lightweight showdown as former division champion Anthony Pettis will face Dustin Poirier in what is sure to be a stand up war. “Showtime” is looking to collect back-to-back wins at 155 pounds for the first time in a long time after making the jump back up following a less than stellar tenure at Featherweight.

As for Poirier, he will look to get back on the winning track after fighting to a draw against Eddie Alvarez in his last outing. With a win, Dustin will collect the biggest win of his career and cement his standing in a 155-pound weight class that is filled to the brim with contenders eager for their invitation to the big dance.

Also, Matt Brown and Diego Sanchez will collide in the co-main event in a fight that could provide fireworks in the leading candidate to win “Fight of the Night” honors. Also, Andrei Arlovski makes his return to face Junior Albini in Heavyweight action.

To see the latest and most up-to-date fight card click here.

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UFC Veterans Matt Riddle, Tom Lawlor to Meet in Main Event of Pro Wrestling Card Dec. 7

Matt Riddle and Tom Lawlor never fought in the Octagon, but they will get a chance to square off in the sports entertainment world on Dec. 7.
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Midnight Mania! Man attends MMA event as a fan, leaves with title belt and fiancee

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It’s what practically every MMA fan has wished at one point in their life- that they were the one getting their hand raised in the cage, a shiny new belt around their waist. Luis Felipe Alvim, who had never competed in MMA, had that wish come true in the Brazilian promotion Juiz de Fora Fight; stepping in on less than an hour’s notice, he is now their professional welterweight champion. As if the night could get any better, he proposed to his girlfriend. (She said yes)

The story, as reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com, is a wild one. Alvim and his girlfriend had baked a pan of brownies to sell outside the hotel where the fights were being held, so they could afford tickets. When they arrived at the venue, no one was buying their brownies. Because MMA is life, they decided to spend some money they had been saving for bills, and bought tickets anyway.

Now, Luis Felipe Alvim had never fought a professional MMA bout, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have any martial arts training. He is a Muay Thai black belt, and a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, with 16 Muay Thai bouts and tournament experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He had some friends scheduled to compete that night, so he visited his coach, UFC lightweight Felipe Silva, backstage. That’s when he found out someone had pulled out from a welterweight title fight. He let his coach know he was ready to step in.

“I told Felipe Silva I’d fight, that I’d put on a show, but a new fight was already booked,” Alvim told MMA Fighting. “Forty minutes before the main event, this guy chickened out and they offered me the fight again.”

So, forty minutes ahead of the fight, young Alvim stepped up in front of 1,500 fans.

Initially, the fight didn’t go well. He got taken down and his opponent, Carlos Eduardo Rufino, began landing heavy ground and pound. They weren’t tame shots either; Alvim was taking a hellacious beating.

“He took me down and landed some heavy shots, and I though ‘oh sh*t, what the f*ck am I doing here?’” Alvim said. “When I locked the triangle I thought to myself, ‘sh*t, I’ll catch him.’ I asked God ‘please, don’t let this round end,’ and he tapped.”

The young hero of the hour wasn’t about to let the moment go. He proposed to his girlfriend on the spot. How was she going to say no to that?

Alvim said he took his inspiration from the Greek hero Achilles, as depicted in the movie Troy.

“I showed my girlfriend — my fiancee now [laughs] — the trailer of the movie Troy yesterday,” he said, “in which this kid tells Achilles he’d never fight a giant like Achilles was about to do, and Achilles says ‘that’s why your name won’t be remembered.’ That stuck in my mind.”


Insomnia

Tony Ferguson posted this. That’s all I have to say about it.

That is an awesome poster

It makes so much sense that Tito Ortiz would make his acting debut in “Madea Halloween”. Not only that… but he got the hashtag wrong.

I had never seen this version of the logo before.

This is a great skit; AJ and I discussed it on our podcast below. Maybe Nick was trying to get away from his “wife”…

Rico Verhoeven, who became the latest in a long line to knock out Bigfoot Silva this past weekend, sparring with a Wing Chun expert.

Owned.

Holistic recovery in preparation for a holistic beatdown.

Who, I wonder, is CM Punk fighting?


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This guy is must see TV

RIZIN!

Look at the timing on this shot

Eyes wide shut

Armbar win


Podcasts and Video

Check out episode 2 of my podcast, the MMA Outsiders. Today, AJ and I interviewed Glory reporter Whitney Miller on life, her own foray into boxing, and what “raising the consciousness of the world” means to her. The audio quality on the call is… a bit lacking… but we will do better with that moving forward.

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst

The CME podcast

Carlos Condit’s new podcast


Good Reads and Quick Hits


Stay woke, Maniacs!

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Midnight Mania! Man attends MMA event as a fan, leaves with title belt and fiancee

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

It’s what practically every MMA fan has wished at one point in their life- that they were the one getting their hand raised in the cage, a shiny new belt around their waist. Luis Felipe Alvim, who had never competed in MMA, had that wish come true in the Brazilian promotion Juiz de Fora Fight; stepping in on less than an hour’s notice, he is now their professional welterweight champion. As if the night could get any better, he proposed to his girlfriend. (She said yes)

The story, as reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com, is a wild one. Alvim and his girlfriend had baked a pan of brownies to sell outside the hotel where the fights were being held, so they could afford tickets. When they arrived at the venue, no one was buying their brownies. Because MMA is life, they decided to spend some money they had been saving for bills, and bought tickets anyway.

Now, Luis Felipe Alvim had never fought a professional MMA bout, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have any martial arts training. He is a Muay Thai black belt, and a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, with 16 Muay Thai bouts and tournament experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He had some friends scheduled to compete that night, so he visited his coach, UFC lightweight Felipe Silva, backstage. That’s when he found out someone had pulled out from a welterweight title fight. He let his coach know he was ready to step in.

“I told Felipe Silva I’d fight, that I’d put on a show, but a new fight was already booked,” Alvim told MMA Fighting. “Forty minutes before the main event, this guy chickened out and they offered me the fight again.”

So, forty minutes ahead of the fight, young Alvim stepped up in front of 1,500 fans.

Initially, the fight didn’t go well. He got taken down and his opponent, Carlos Eduardo Rufino, began landing heavy ground and pound. They weren’t tame shots either; Alvim was taking a hellacious beating.

“He took me down and landed some heavy shots, and I though ‘oh sh*t, what the f*ck am I doing here?’” Alvim said. “When I locked the triangle I thought to myself, ‘sh*t, I’ll catch him.’ I asked God ‘please, don’t let this round end,’ and he tapped.”

The young hero of the hour wasn’t about to let the moment go. He proposed to his girlfriend on the spot. How was she going to say no to that?

Alvim said he took his inspiration from the Greek hero Achilles, as depicted in the movie Troy.

“I showed my girlfriend — my fiancee now [laughs] — the trailer of the movie Troy yesterday,” he said, “in which this kid tells Achilles he’d never fight a giant like Achilles was about to do, and Achilles says ‘that’s why your name won’t be remembered.’ That stuck in my mind.”


Insomnia

Tony Ferguson posted this. That’s all I have to say about it.

That is an awesome poster

It makes so much sense that Tito Ortiz would make his acting debut in “Madea Halloween”. Not only that… but he got the hashtag wrong.

I had never seen this version of the logo before.

This is a great skit; AJ and I discussed it on our podcast below. Maybe Nick was trying to get away from his “wife”…

Rico Verhoeven, who became the latest in a long line to knock out Bigfoot Silva this past weekend, sparring with a Wing Chun expert.

Owned.

Holistic recovery in preparation for a holistic beatdown.

Who, I wonder, is CM Punk fighting?


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This guy is must see TV

RIZIN!

Look at the timing on this shot

Eyes wide shut

Armbar win


Podcasts and Video

Check out episode 2 of my podcast, the MMA Outsiders. Today, AJ and I interviewed Glory reporter Whitney Miller on life, her own foray into boxing, and what “raising the consciousness of the world” means to her. The audio quality on the call is… a bit lacking… but we will do better with that moving forward.

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst

The CME podcast

Carlos Condit’s new podcast


Good Reads and Quick Hits


Stay woke, Maniacs!

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UFC 217 promo video preview for ‘Bisping vs. St-Pierre’ PPV event on Nov. 4 in New York

Now that UFC 216 is in the books, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is ready to present it’s next pay-per-view (PPV) offering. And it’s a big one!

UFC 217 is set to pop off from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on Nov. 4, 2017 and will feature a Middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and former Welterweight king, Georges St-Pierre.

It will be St-Pierre’s first fight in four years, while “The Count” looks to defend his title for the second time by knocking off another former champion.

In the co-main event, Cody Garbrandt will defend his Bantamweight title against former training partner T.J. Dillashaw, while Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her women’s Strawweight strap against Rose Namajunas.

Expect more video likes this one to be released as the event draws nearer, until then click here to see the most up-to-date news regarding UFC 217.

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