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UFC 223 Primer: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk

Thanks to some Irish dude going crazy and throwing things at vans, we almost didn’t have a fight between strawweight champ Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223 on Saturday night.

You see, Namajunas was in the van parked within the bowels of the Barclays Center when McGregor and company went on their rampage, and though Michael Chiesa suffered a cut from broken glass after McGregor shattered one of the windows, Namajunas was pretty shaken up.

But she’s a tough cookie (obviously), and remains on the card.

So! A breakdown of the fight… Namajunas is going to want to punch Jedrzejczyk in the face again, or submit her (which is actually her specialty), and the former champ is going to want to avoid those two outcomes at all cost.

UK commentating team Dan Hardy and John Gooden of course can give you better insight into the intricacies of the match-up. And here they are!

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UFC 221 Primer: Hardy and Gooden Break Down Rockhold vs. Romero

The best thing about Saturday night’s UFC 221 pay-per-view is that both competitors – Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero – are capable of anything.

Well, almost anything, because we have yet to see Romero win by submission…

But former champ Rockhold, he can do it all! Want to see a TKO via a kick to the body? Rockhold’s got you covered.

Want to see someone tap out from a choke? Rockhold’s your man.

Want to see a grinding decision victory that makes you question why you’re a fan of this sport? That’s Rockhold, too.

Romero, for his part, is great at explosive TKO’s where his knee splits open a dude’s head. That’s something, right?

Anyway, anything can happen when these two meet for the interim middleweight title on Saturday. And to help break down what you’ll be looking at once the action is underway in the cage, here’s UFC UK commentating team Dan Hardy and John Gooden.

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Johnson vs. Borg

When I gaze my crystal ball and focus on Saturday night – specifically, the co-main event between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Ray Borg – I see only a limited number of outcomes for the fight. Obviously, all those outcomes have Johnson kicking Borg’s butt. It’s just a question of how he feels like […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Johnson vs. Borg

Every champ needs a challenger to threaten his reign, otherwise, no one cares when that champ fights. Such is the case with Demetrious Johnson, who’s beaten back all comers, and is now so far ahead of the rest of the division that his fights are practically foregone conclusions. On Saturday, at UFC 215, Johnson will […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Johnson vs. Borg

Every champ needs a challenger to threaten his reign, otherwise, no one cares when that champ fights. Such is the case with Demetrious Johnson, who’s beaten back all comers, and is now so far ahead of the rest of the division that his fights are practically foregone conclusions. On Saturday, at UFC 215, Johnson will […]

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VIDEO: Hardy and Gooden Break Down Nunes vs. Shevchenko

UFC 213 is rapidly approaching – it’s this Saturday, actually – and with it comes another installment of: “Who Can Dethrone Amanda Nunes?” Thus far, we’ve seen a legend in female MMA get utterly clobbered, and we’ve seen a bunch of women take some lumps. But challenger Valentina Shevchenko can take Nunes’ kind of punishment […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Weidman vs. Mousasi

For over a decade my local beat involved covered New Jersey-based MMA shows of all levels, and I got to see all of Chris Weidman’s minor league fights from cageside. He was quite the unstoppable force then – so much so that his UFC debut seemed inevitable. As did his fighting for the belt. As […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Weidman vs. Mousasi

For over a decade my local beat involved covered New Jersey-based MMA shows of all levels, and I got to see all of Chris Weidman’s minor league fights from cageside. He was quite the unstoppable force then – so much so that his UFC debut seemed inevitable. As did his fighting for the belt. As […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Cormier vs. Johnson II

UFC 210 is almost upon us, and with it comes the rematch between champ Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, and an answer to the question: Has Buffalo, NY, changed much since UFC 7? (Answer: probably not.) That’s right, the UFC is returning to the market that just opened up, with a pay-per-view event […]

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VIDEO: Dan Hardy and John Gooden Break Down Cormier vs. Johnson II

UFC 210 is almost upon us, and with it comes the rematch between champ Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, and an answer to the question: Has Buffalo, NY, changed much since UFC 7? (Answer: probably not.) That’s right, the UFC is returning to the market that just opened up, with a pay-per-view event […]

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