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Latifi Vs. Anderson Slated For UFC 232

Streaking UFC light heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi will try to continue his winning ways when he takes on wrestler Corey Anderson at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, per a recent announcement on FOX Sports 1’s UFC Tonight (Kimura.se originally reported the bout).

Latifi, 35, is coming off a sensational first-round submission victory over former UFC title challenger Ovince Saint Preux back in February. “Sledgehammer” has now won two straight since getting flattened by Ryan Bader two years ago. He may not be the most active contender at 205 pounds, but a divisional record of 7-3 has Latifi on the doorstep of title contention. A win over Anderson this December should put him one step closer.

Anderson, 28, is fresh off a unanimous decision win over former UFC title challenger Glover Teixeira back in July. While “Beastin’ 25/8” hasn’t shown the best consistency within the division’s top 10, his wrestling abilities are good enough to control almost every fighter in the division. It should be interesting to see how he handles the the overall power of Latifi in close quarters.

UFC 232 will be headlined by a women’s superfight between UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes.

Stick with Mania for more UFC 232 fight card news.

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Latifi Vs. Anderson Slated For UFC 232

Streaking UFC light heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi will try to continue his winning ways when he takes on wrestler Corey Anderson at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, per a recent announcement on FOX Sports 1’s UFC Tonight (Kimura.se originally reported the bout).

Latifi, 35, is coming off a sensational first-round submission victory over former UFC title challenger Ovince Saint Preux back in February. “Sledgehammer” has now won two straight since getting flattened by Ryan Bader two years ago. He may not be the most active contender at 205 pounds, but a divisional record of 7-3 has Latifi on the doorstep of title contention. A win over Anderson this December should put him one step closer.

Anderson, 28, is fresh off a unanimous decision win over former UFC title challenger Glover Teixeira back in July. While “Beastin’ 25/8” hasn’t shown the best consistency within the division’s top 10, his wrestling abilities are good enough to control almost every fighter in the division. It should be interesting to see how he handles the the overall power of Latifi in close quarters.

UFC 232 will be headlined by a women’s superfight between UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes.

Stick with Mania for more UFC 232 fight card news.

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Midnight Mania! Ilir Latifi Wants to be the Next Steve Irwin

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Ilir Latifi, he of elephant-riding fame, wants to launch a wildlife show where he does more of what he already does- explore nature and ride wild beasts. I’m 100% on board with this. From Nick Baldwin at BloodyElbow.com:

“I’ve always said one day, I’m gonna do a Steve Irwin kind of animal show,” Latifi told BloodyElbow.com. “100 percent, you’re gonna see that. That is gonna be on another level. You’re never gonna see the things that I’m gonna do.”

“I have plans about that,” he said. “I just want to find the right people and team to work with, great production team to do it. I would love to do it. A lot of people would love to see it, right? I’m gonna do a crazy show.”

“Probably we will start in Africa, do the big five: see all the lions, the buffalo, the rhinos — rhinos are my favorite — elephants,” Latifi said. “Then probably do the Amazon in Brazil, see that. And Australia. There’s a lot of cool places to see. Nature is amazing.”

Latifi explains that the famous photo of himself riding the horse bareback wasn’t something he did for social media. That’s just who he is.

“I’m very interested in everything with nature and animals and wildlife,” Latifi said. “I just love taking a ride on a horse on the beach.

“I never thought [there] would be such a hype about that photo. I think it’s just like it is a natural photo, and almost a little bit raw — like some kind of ancient time, I don’t know what. But it’s a cool photo, I can admit it.”

He also explained the following photo:

“I was at an elephant sanctuary that helps elephants that have been abused and stuff,” Latifi said. “They take care of them. I was there visiting and got the opportunity to meet some amazing animals. Elephants are very intelligent; they have a great memory.”

“Can you imagine seeing me riding a rhino?” Latifi asked. “It would be amazing.”


Insomnia

Rener Gracie with the smart babysitting.

I babysit like I jiu-jitsu.

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Who is this old lady??

In this fight, I’ve got Yoel Romero.

Here we go! @yoelromeromma

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Roger Huerta is back in Bellator.

Nick Newell draws a distinction between himself and CM Punk without being negative. 14-1 is a respectable regional record’ his only loss is to top ten lightweight Justin Gaethje. I would like to see him get a UFC shot.

Rich Franklin is living his best life

Is this useful or just for show?

I love good pad work.

Some days I truly think Dana White takes joy in people’s pain. Then I remember, that’s crazy talk, he’s the premiere fight promoter for the world’s most open widely accepted rule set of combat. Of course he enjoys violence.

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Sharing this clip mostly for the repeated footsweeps, which are great, staged or not.

This crocodile probably didn’t start his day thinking he would get jumped by a pack… pod… swarm… whatever a gang of hippos is called. (looks it up really quickly) Crash. A crash of hippos.

Gunnar Nelson is one of those quiet dudes who is quietly hilarious with his Michael Jackson parody videos and his tribute to Anchorman here.

Mustache March @mjolnirmma with @mgm_86

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Slap happy grappling

This was always McGregor’s most signature of signature punches, but the Jose Aldo fight made it iconic.

This kid is the most flexible human I think I’ve ever witnessed.

This takes an incredible amount of skill and composure


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

We got a lot of weekend knockouts to review… you’re going to want to see some of these.

Okay this was the best knockout of the weekend by far.

Nice debut indeed.

This is the kind of clinch punching I aspire to

Front kick to the face!

He definitely tapped

This got real violent

Ouch. Ouch ouch ouch.

This is why the gi changes everything

I can name a couple but this is pretty good

Here we have some old-ass fights in this thread and if you like that stuff you should go visit it. Lucas Bourdon has the old-school kickboxing knowledge.

Old school grappling is fun too

I never knew this about Ricardo Arona and Rampage Jackson’s famous powerbomb.


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

The Monday Morning Analyst examines whether Nick Newell does or does not belong in the UFC


Random Land

This girl is insanely strong

This is hilarious

If Daylight Savings kicked your ass today this will cheer you up

Good Morning…

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I’m not ending tonight on fluffy cat and chick videos… because I’ve got something even better.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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UFC on Fox 28 Bonuses: Stephens, Latifi, Jouban, Saunders Earn $50K Awards

Jeremy Stephens lived up to his hard-hitting reputation at UFC on Fox 28, and he was compensated accordingly for his work.
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UFC on Fox 28 Bonuses: Stephens, Latifi, Jouban, Saunders Earn $50K Awards

Jeremy Stephens lived up to his hard-hitting reputation at UFC on Fox 28, and he was compensated accordingly for his work.
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UFC on Fox 28 Bonuses: Stephens, Latifi, Jouban, Saunders Earn $50K Awards

Jeremy Stephens lived up to his hard-hitting reputation at UFC on Fox 28, and he was compensated accordingly for his work.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on Fox 28 Bonuses: Stephens, Latifi, Jouban, Saunders Earn $50K Awards

Jeremy Stephens lived up to his hard-hitting reputation at UFC on Fox 28, and he was compensated accordingly for his work.
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Ovince Saint Preux vs Ilir Latifi rebooked for UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has rebooked the light heavyweight match up between Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi for its upcoming UFC on FOX 28 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Sat., Feb. 24, 2018.

Orlando Sentinel confirmed the booking on Wednesday.

The pair were originally expected to throw down at UFC on FOX 27 later this month in Charlotte, North Carolina; however, “The Sledgehammer” was sidelined by injury and forced to postpone his appearance.

Saint Preux (22-10) was mired in a dreadful 1-4 streak from 2015-17, but quickly bounced back last April with a submission win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima, then followed that up with consecutive stoppages over Yushin Okami and Corey Anderson, match ups that came together on super short notice.

“OSP” has 17 finishes in 22 wins.

After getting put away by Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 93, Latifi (13-5, 1 NC) returned to the win column with a unanimous decision win over Tyson Pedro at the UFC 215 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in July 2017.

“The Sledgehammer’ has captured four of his last five.

UFC on FOX 28 is still waiting for a main event following the departure of Yoel Romero (more on that here), but will still feature Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres, who are slotted to hook ‘em up in strawweight action.

To see who else is fighting at UFC on FOX 28 click here.

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Ovince St. Preux Says UFC on Fox 27 Opponent Ilir Latifi Injured, Out of Scheduled Jan. 27 Fight

Another Ultimate Fighting Championship co-main event looks to has fallen by the wayside.
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Ovince St. Preux Says UFC on Fox 27 Opponent Ilir Latifi Injured, Out of Scheduled Jan. 27 Fight

Another Ultimate Fighting Championship co-main event looks to has fallen by the wayside.
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