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Report: UFC Strawweight Alexa Grasso Out of UFC Fight Night 135 Bout with Angela Hill

Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight Angela Hill is in need of a new opponent after Alexa Grasso was forced off of their UFC Fight Night 135 bout, ESPN reported on Thursday
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UFC Fight Night 134 Primer: Cherish These Shogun Rua Moments, For They Are Fleeting

Rickety old Brazilian beach shack Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will hobble his way into the Octagon this weekend, with ancient fighter headlining UFC Fight Night 134 opposite Anthony Smith in Hamburg, Germany. Since Germany hasn’t exactly set the MMA world on fire in terms of star athletes, and there is only so much Nick Hein to go around, the good people at the UFC have dusted off the former PRIDE FC star-turned-former UFC champ and called him up for action.

And given that Smith has a propensity for banging it out on the feet – which has always been Shogun’s bread and butter – Sunday’s event could be another chance to get a glimpse of the Shogun of old. Or not. Maybe the Brazilian will get clobbered, because his body began falling apart about eight years ago, and why retire because of something like that?

Savor these moments.

Shogun has managed to find wins in his last three fights, with the UFC wisely pitting him against foes who pose only a marginal threat to his well-being. But these moments are inevitably fleeting.

Remember his battle with Lil’ Nog? Dan Henderson? Those hotly-contested fistfights may have cemented Shogun’s reputation as the man who will keep fighting when there’s nothing left, but they take a toll.

The clock is ticking. And soon Shogun will be white-haired Brazilian dude shouting Portuguese from a wheelchair at cageside.

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UFC Fight Night 134 Primer: Cherish These Shogun Rua Moments, For They Are Fleeting

Rickety old Brazilian beach shack Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will hobble his way into the Octagon this weekend, with ancient fighter headlining UFC Fight Night 134 opposite Anthony Smith in Hamburg, Germany. Since Germany hasn’t exactly set the MMA world on fire in terms of star athletes, and there is only so much Nick Hein to go around, the good people at the UFC have dusted off the former PRIDE FC star-turned-former UFC champ and called him up for action.

And given that Smith has a propensity for banging it out on the feet – which has always been Shogun’s bread and butter – Sunday’s event could be another chance to get a glimpse of the Shogun of old. Or not. Maybe the Brazilian will get clobbered, because his body began falling apart about eight years ago, and why retire because of something like that?

Savor these moments.

Shogun has managed to find wins in his last three fights, with the UFC wisely pitting him against foes who pose only a marginal threat to his well-being. But these moments are inevitably fleeting.

Remember his battle with Lil’ Nog? Dan Henderson? Those hotly-contested fistfights may have cemented Shogun’s reputation as the man who will keep fighting when there’s nothing left, but they take a toll.

The clock is ticking. And soon Shogun will be white-haired Brazilian dude shouting Portuguese from a wheelchair at cageside.

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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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UFC Fight Night 133 Bonuses: Niko Price Pockets $50K for Rarely-Seen Finish

There were a few impressive performances at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday night, but Niko Price’s victorious effort is the one most likely to stick in the memory banks.
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UFC Fight Night 133 Results: Niko Price KOs Randy Brown in Pretty Creative Fashion

The reality show “Dana White’s Looking for a Fight” gave us Randy Brown, and thus far, Brown has had some decent wins in the Octagon to offset a few losses.

It takes a bold white dude to rock the corn rows in his hair, but Niko Price is one such bold dude.

Brown is all lanky limbs and movement in the first, with Price throwing heat and Brown firing back. It’s pretty even in terms of striking effectiveness… until Brown lands a knee to Price’s dome that wobbles him at the bell.

Round 2 sees Brown get Price down, and pound away from the top as Price swivels and goes for a heelhook attempt. But somewhere along the way Price traps Brown’s head with his foot as a backstop, and when he wails away with hammerfists (from the bottom), he knocks Brown unconscious.

Well, okay then.

 

Results: Niko Price def. Randy Brown via KO (Hammerfists) at 1:09, R2

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UFC Fight Night 133 Bonuses: Niko Price Pockets $50K for Rarely-Seen Finish

There were a few impressive performances at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday night, but Niko Price’s victorious effort is the one most likely to stick in the memory banks.
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UFC Fight Night 133 Bonuses: Niko Price Pockets $50K for Rarely-Seen Finish

There were a few impressive performances at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday night, but Niko Price’s victorious effort is the one most likely to stick in the memory banks.
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UFC Fight Night 133 ‘Dos Santos vs. Ivanov’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 133 coverage kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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