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Midnight Mania! McGregor Teammate Taunts Opponent, Eats Side Kick to Face

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This was a truly glorious knockout rendered more glorious by what transpired before. Conor McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher got in Ricky Bandejas face at Bellator 204, trying to intimidate him.

It didn’t work out for him.

The man has become a meme, and not in the good way.

Sweet chin music

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That’s just how the sport goes. Bandejas is now 11-1 at bantamweight and someone to keep an eye on. Check out the full Bellator 204 recap with GIFs!


Insomnia

Pankration, the original MMA, fought naked and sometimes to the death.

This guy, Bud Jeffries, and Tony Ferguson might get along

Great drawing but I can’t decide if it looks like Darren Till or not.

What Canadian maple syrup nonsense was happening at this old Kajan Johnson weigh-in faceoff?? Steve Claveau looks like he came straight from a cabin in the wilderness for this fight.

Sorry man, Palhares will not be outmuscled.

l This isn’t even his final form…

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Mike Perry has big ambitions

A mans gotta have goals @platinummikeperry

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Justin Gaethje is training at altitude with featherweight prospect Cory Sandhagen for his upcoming main event with James Vick.

Ido Portal, Conor McGregor’s erstwhile movement coach, on his new sleeping style.

That would get some attention.

Bantamweight prospect Petr Yan is getting his second UFC fight after a first round KO in his first.

All gloves should be banned from competition, it’s the repeat head trauma that’s the problem.

Oooh this is nasty. The classic “duck into a knee” Aljamain Sterling style KO (sorry Aljo)


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This kind of skill will always amaze me.

The goose is loose

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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Sage Northcutt Survives Butt-Kicking to Kick Butt

CM Punk may be the dude who doesn’t belong in the Octagon the most, but for a while that distinction was held by Sage Northcutt, who was plucked from obscurity via “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” show and given a slot that maybe he wasn’t ready for.

He’s since chewed up some lesser opponents and spit them out, gotten chewed up himself, and along the way has actually become a bit better at this whole fighting thing. I mean, training with Urijah Faber has certainly helped.

Anyhoo, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 133, our boy got to face Zak Ottow, a total ham-and-egger but someone with at least some wins over quality opponents (like Mike Pyle). He also purportedly has a jiu-jitsu black belt, so Northcutt wasn’t getting fed an easy meal here… as evidenced by the immediate butt-kicking Northcutt was taking right out of the gate.

Just about the first punch Ottow threw nailed Northcutt square and dropped him, and Ottow was all over him with his jiu-jitsu. But Northcutt dodged whatever submissions Ottow was trying to set up, and whenever Ottow slid into mount, Northcutt expertly regained guard. It was pretty impressive! And then, in the final minute or so of the round, Northcutt found his way to this feet, and lit Ottow up with strikes too fast for Ottow to see.

Northcutt picked up where he left off in Round 2, devastating his opponent with strikes, and the end came when Ottow got taken down, tried to grab an ankle, and Northcutt hammerfisted him into oblivion.

Dare I say it: Northcutt looked pretty good?

 

Results: Sage Northcutt def. Zak Ottow via KO (Hammerfists) at 3:13, R2

 

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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Sage Northcutt Survives Butt-Kicking to Kick Butt

CM Punk may be the dude who doesn’t belong in the Octagon the most, but for a while that distinction was held by Sage Northcutt, who was plucked from obscurity via “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” show and given a slot that maybe he wasn’t ready for.

He’s since chewed up some lesser opponents and spit them out, gotten chewed up himself, and along the way has actually become a bit better at this whole fighting thing. I mean, training with Urijah Faber has certainly helped.

Anyhoo, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 133, our boy got to face Zak Ottow, a total ham-and-egger but someone with at least some wins over quality opponents (like Mike Pyle). He also purportedly has a jiu-jitsu black belt, so Northcutt wasn’t getting fed an easy meal here… as evidenced by the immediate butt-kicking Northcutt was taking right out of the gate.

Just about the first punch Ottow threw nailed Northcutt square and dropped him, and Ottow was all over him with his jiu-jitsu. But Northcutt dodged whatever submissions Ottow was trying to set up, and whenever Ottow slid into mount, Northcutt expertly regained guard. It was pretty impressive! And then, in the final minute or so of the round, Northcutt found his way to this feet, and lit Ottow up with strikes too fast for Ottow to see.

Northcutt picked up where he left off in Round 2, devastating his opponent with strikes, and the end came when Ottow got taken down, tried to grab an ankle, and Northcutt hammerfisted him into oblivion.

Dare I say it: Northcutt looked pretty good?

 

Results: Sage Northcutt def. Zak Ottow via KO (Hammerfists) at 3:13, R2

 

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Watch The Most Violent Head Kick KO In WMMA Since Holm Vs. Rousey

Jenni Kivioja scored the huge KO kick en route to winning silver in a three day 8-woman tournament.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) just held its 2018 Senior European Championships in Bucharest, Romania over the week and the amateur tournament event featured one of the meanest kicks to the face since Holly Holm dethroned Ronda Rousey in 2016.

Finland’s Jenni Kivioja caught Sweden’s Jessica Forslund Reis with the fight stopping headkick at 2:38 of the first round in their women’s featherweight fight. Watch it now:

The fight was Kivioja’s first of three in as many days. She’d go on to beat Italy’s Fabiana Giampa on the scorecards in the semis before losing in the finals via decision to Germany’s Julia Dorney. That landed Kivioja a silver medal in her weightclass and a highlight that will live on forever.

A quick explanation on why Kivioja was fighting so often: the IMMAF dubs itself “the global governing body for amateur MMA, working for Olympic recognition” so their events are structured to simulate what Olympic MMA could look like. In this case, that’s fourteen weight classes worth of 8-fighter tournaments contested over three consecutive days of fighting.

Who knows how big of a role the IMMAF could play in MMA’s inclusion in the Olympics (if it ever happens at all). But it’s pretty cool that this massive amateur tournament worked out without half the competitors getting injured after day one.

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Watch ‘Cowboy’ Head Kick Brown Into Oblivion In ‘KO Of The Week’

Donald Cerrone will try to continue his divisional resurgence tomorrow morning (Sat., June 23, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 132 live on Fight Pass from inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, when he takes on streaking welterweight contender Leon Edwards.

In preparation for Cerrone’s main event clash with “Rocky,” UFC has opened up its vault and released one of the better performances in the career of “Cowboy” in the latest edition of “KO of the Week.”

This time around the action focuses on Cerrone’s UFC 206 clash with fellow fan favorite Matt Brown. The welterweight bout was pegged as one of the most enticing matchups of 2016, but “Cowboy” ultimately stole the show when he delivered an epic third-round head kick knockout that finally put “Immortal” to rest.

That memorable finish can be seen above courtesy of UFC.

Only time will tell if Cerrone can put together a similar performance opposite Edwards this weekend in Singapore. Cerrone doesn’t have much to prove at 35 years of age, but a decisive victory over a young and hungry name like Edwards should allow “Cowboy” to regain any divisional momentum he lost over the past 18 months.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 132 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 4:30 a.m. ET, followed by the main card start time of 8 a.m. ET, also on Fight Pass.

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Midnight Mania! MMA Fans Head Kick Transit Officer in Perth Following UFC 221

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Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:

Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.

PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.

But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.

The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.

The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.

With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.


Insomnia

Alastair Overeem waxed poetic on the highs and lows of MMA after Luke Rockhold’s KO loss.

Someone fight Zabit Magomedsharipov.

I love good head movement.

We used to admire this man.

I hate Derrick Lewis for posting this video.

He even posted a reply meme!

@as_shopped_as_it_gets_ lmao

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Chris Weidman training with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, adding tools to the arsenal.

Muay Thai sweeps are awesome.

Ilir Latifi and Alex Gustafsson getting some clinch work in.

Mischief managed.

Yoel Romero had the most success when he just rushed Rockhold, who moved back in straight lines all the way across the Octagon:

Al Iaquinta points out exactly what’s wrong with UFC 3: he’s making exactly zero money off his likeness.

Because the fighters have so much leverage. This fan doesn’t understand how monopsony works in labor markets.

Kajan Johnson and Nathan Quarry explaining to more ignorant fans how little the UFC fighters get paid as professional athletes at the highest level of their sport. It never fails to surprise me how many fans don’t understand this. Fighters talk about money all the time now because they realize how little of it they are getting from a 5 billion dollar company.

Israel Adesanya has a social media game.

Derrick Lewis appreciated this, and so do I.

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Dustin Poirier hates the memes around the picture of Romero kissing Rockhold.

The memes surrounding this uncomfortable image will not go away, despite Poirier’s feelings on the matter.

America, No forget

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In the comments, Cody Garbrandt asked Sage Northcutt, where is the neck tattoo?

Should Luke Rockhold get back to his roots?

Violence everywhere I look on this poster.

Back to business. #UFCGlendale

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Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This combination is unreal from Tenshin.

A reminder of just what new UFC middleweight Israel Adesanya is capable of:

I can’t remember if I posted this yet

I have never seen a triangle this dedicated.

That’s next level commitment.

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Hellbows

Yoel Romero has been terrifying for a long, long time.

This kid is incredible

This was fun


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Random Land

We don’t have flying cars in 2018 but we do have terrifying robot dogs

Treat your fears like this guy treats his cobras.

I want to visit:

These Nollywood (Nepalese Hollywood) videos make my day every time I watch them.

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TUF 26 Finale bonuses: Brett Johns’ calf slicer submission, Gerald Meerschaert’s body kick TKO lead the way

As a prelude to UFC 218 the promotion pieced together a surprisingly memorable TUF 26 Finale card last night (Fri., Dec. 1, 2017) live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Monte Carlo’s Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From top to bottom, this card delivered. We saw a crafty calf slicer by Brett Johns in a 30-second shocker, a come-from-behind knockout victory by Ryan Janes, an entertaining debut by young gunslinger Sean O’Malley, Gerald Meerschaert body kicking Eric Spicely into oblivion, and three first-round submission victories put forth by women’s flyweights Rachael Ostovich, Gillian Robertson, and Montana De La Rosa.

Not to mention the main event that saw Nicco Montano defeat Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision to claim the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight championship.

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $ 50,000, we take a closer look at the official TUF 26 Finale bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Nicco Montano vs. Roxanne Modafferi

Performance of the Night: Brett Johns

Performance of the Night: Gerald Meerschaert

For complete TUF 26 Finale results and coverage click here.

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Fighter shakes head saying a strike didn’t hurt — then gets KO’d by head kick

The MMA gods will get you every time.

Jordan Powell, a light heavyweight fighter competing at LFA 13, shook his head during the bout to tell his opponent that the last strikes didn’t hurt him. Then, Dominick Reyes, his foe, landed a left head kick that ended the fight Friday night in Burbank, Calif. Powell was unconscious before he hit the ground and faceplanted.

Powell was doing his best to no-sell a previous exchange. And he was right — Reyes’ strikes didn’t hurt him or really hit him. But as soon as Powell let his guard down for a second, Reyes was there with the knockout blow :53 of the first round.

Reyes (6-0), a California native, is a real prospect at 205 pounds. He has finished all but one of his pro fights. Powell (8-7) came in on a three-fight winning streak that was abruptly stopped.

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.

Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning strikes and holds more than 180 kickboxing victories to his name, steamrolled UFC and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard at the event in Yantai, China, knocking Guillard out cold with a devastating spinning head kick despite the fact that Guillard missed the welterweight limit by more than 10 pounds.

Salikhov, 32, is nicknamed “The King of Kung Fu,” and it’s easy to why. Check out video of his latest knockout below.

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.

Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning strikes and holds more than 180 kickboxing victories to his name, steamrolled UFC and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard at the event in Yantai, China, knocking Guillard out cold with a devastating spinning head kick despite the fact that Guillard missed the welterweight limit by more than 10 pounds.

Salikhov, 32, is nicknamed “The King of Kung Fu,” and it’s easy to why. Check out video of his latest knockout below.

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