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Sergio Pettis: ‘I Have To Go Out There And Be Brutal’

On Saturday night, Sergio Pettis will fight on the same card as his brother, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, for the fourth time.
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Sergio Pettis: ‘I Have To Go Out There And Be Brutal’

On Saturday night, Sergio Pettis will fight on the same card as his brother, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, for the fourth time.
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Sergio Pettis: ‘I Have To Go Out There And Be Brutal’

On Saturday night, Sergio Pettis will fight on the same card as his brother, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, for the fourth time.
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Sergio Pettis: ‘I Have To Go Out There And Be Brutal’

On Saturday night, Sergio Pettis will fight on the same card as his brother, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, for the fourth time.
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Donald Cerrone Explains Departure from Jackson-Wink: ‘It’s All About the Money There Now’

Donald Cerrone has parted ways with longtime gym Jackson-Wink MMA ahead of his UFC Fight Night 139 showdown with Mike Perry, and to hear him tell it, it wasn’t on the best of terms.
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UFC 227 Primer: For TJ Dillashaw, There Remains Another Mountain To Climb

Maybe I’m wrong, but as far as it goes, Dominick Cruz is still the best bantamweight of all-time.

TJ Dillashaw will defend his title this Saturday night at UFC 227 vs. Cody Garbrandt in a rematch of their November bout that ended with Dillashaw knocking Garbrandt out inside Madison Square Garden.

A two-time champion, Dillashaw believes the spot atop the Mount Rushmore of his division belongs to him with a second consecutive win over Garbrandt and the 16th of his career in 19 fights.

But is Dillashaw forgetting about that 2016 date with Cruz that resulted in “The Dominator” reclaiming the belt via split decision? How can you call yourself “the best” without having bested someone that many believe is just that?

Cruz has suffered an incredibly bad run of injuries that have limited him to just four fights since a 2011 win over Demetrious Johnson. That, in fact, was the last time the current UFC flyweight champion lost.

He finally returned in 2014 and knocked out Takeya Mizugaki, earning a shot at Dillashaw for the belt that he never lost. Officials had to move on and stripped Cruz of the belt that he had held dating back to winning it in the WEC in 2010.

Late in 2016, Cruz suffered a loss to Garbrandt via decision, just the second of his career. The other being a defeat he avenged vs. Urijah Faber, remains one I am sure Cruz would love to have a crack at.

But back to Dillashaw and his claim to being the G.O.A.T. in the bantamweight ranks.

You can definitely feel free to place him on the mountains with a second win over Garbrandt, as his victories vs. Renan Barao John Lineker, Raphael Assuncao and others give him a strong case.

Just don’t call him the greatest yet when Dominick Cruz is still lurking in the shadows.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Bantamweight Championship
TJ Dillashaw (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo

Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Kevin Holland

Strawweight: Polyana Viana vs. JJ Aldrich

Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Brett Johns

Bantamweight: Ricky Simon vs. Montel Jackson

Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana

Featherweight: Matt Sayles vs. Sheymon Moraes

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Flyweight: Jose Torres vs. Alex Perez

Bantamweight: Ricardo Ramos vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Strawweight: Danielle Taylor vs. Zhang Welli

Bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs. Wuliji Buren

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UFC 225 Primer: Is There Room for Joe Benavidez in this World?

At one point, Joseph Benavidez was the second-best flyweight around. In fact, when we last saw him back in 2016, he was the man who could beat everyone except champ Demetrious Johnson.

But Benavidez was relegated to the “injured list” soon after, and had to have all sorts of procedures done to cobble together some sort of athletic functionality, and, well, you know how well those go in combat sports…

Which is to say, this weekend Benavidez returns to face Sergio Pettis on the Fight Pass prelims of UFC 225, and we’re going to learn if there is any room for the great Almost Champ in this modern world.

These are the facts:

  • Benavidez beat Henry Cejudo, Zach Makovsky, Alie Bagautinov, Ian McCall, John Moraga… the list goes on.
  • He’s only ever lost to Dominick Cruz and “Mighty Mouse”.
  • He’s been fighting since 2006, and all that wear and tear takes a toll – regardless of how much surgery and rehab fixes a person.

Saturday night could be inspiring, or it could be incredibly sad. Either way, we’re going to know where Benavidez fits in.

Here’s a preview vid for your troubles.

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UFC 225 Primer: Is There Room for Joe Benavidez in this World?

At one point, Joseph Benavidez was the second-best flyweight around. In fact, when we last saw him back in 2016, he was the man who could beat everyone except champ Demetrious Johnson.

But Benavidez was relegated to the “injured list” soon after, and had to have all sorts of procedures done to cobble together some sort of athletic functionality, and, well, you know how well those go in combat sports…

Which is to say, this weekend Benavidez returns to face Sergio Pettis on the Fight Pass prelims of UFC 225, and we’re going to learn if there is any room for the great Almost Champ in this modern world.

These are the facts:

  • Benavidez beat Henry Cejudo, Zach Makovsky, Alie Bagautinov, Ian McCall, John Moraga… the list goes on.
  • He’s only ever lost to Dominick Cruz and “Mighty Mouse”.
  • He’s been fighting since 2006, and all that wear and tear takes a toll – regardless of how much surgery and rehab fixes a person.

Saturday night could be inspiring, or it could be incredibly sad. Either way, we’re going to know where Benavidez fits in.

Here’s a preview vid for your troubles.

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Adrenaline Is A Hell Of A Drug (Just Don’t Die Out There)

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is roughly 48 hours away from its upcoming UFC on FOX 29: “Poirier vs. Gaethje” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place this Saturday night (April 14, 2018) inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

As the title suggests, UFC on FOX 29 will be headlined by the lightweight showdown pitting Dustin Poirier against Justin Gaethje, in what is widely-expected to be one of the best fights of the year, stylistically speaking.

There is a reason they call Gaethje “The Highlight.”

“I know he’s gonna try to hurt me on Saturday and I’m gonna try to do the same,” the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) import said. “That’s what I signed up for. Adrenaline is a hell of a drug and my adrenaline is pumping. This is going to be the most exciting live event in the world on Saturday. If you’re there, you’re gonna remember it for the rest of your life.”

Especially if someone dies, which is why Poirier may take his foot off the gas.

“The Diamond” recognizes what Gaethje brings to the table and has to fight the temptation to get sucked into a war. Not only because it increases the chance of a flash knockout, but also because bloodbaths tend to scramble the brains and shorten careers.

“I want to be a world champion. I’m not going out there looking to see who’s willing to lose more blood, because I’ll die out there,” Poirier said. “I know I would, but I don’t want that. I want to go in there and have a smooth fight and show my skill.”

Combined, they have a staggering 33 finishes — 25 of them knockouts.

Poirier (22-5, 1 NC) is coming off a violent submission win over Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120, good enough for a “Fight of the Night” performance bonus. Not surprisingly, Gaethje (18-1) earned the same bonus — worth $ 50,000 — in his UFC 218 war against Eddie Alvarez. Could we see “Fight of the Decade” this Saturday in Glendale?

That’s up to Poirier.

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Midnight Mania! BJJ Ace Tonon: There is Nothing Like MMA

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Garry Tonon is a highly decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, but it was his striking that caught the eye in his MMA debut. He knocked down his opponent and finished them with brutal ground strikes.

There is more to come from Tonon, who competes at welterweight, because he evidently really enjoys this.

It was a thrilling feeling, I’ll be honest with it. I had fun with it.

I don’t think anyone really understands- if you haven’t done MMA before, you just don’t know.

It’s the damage back and forth, the actual attempt to knock someone unconscious. You have to continue to punch until you are pulled away, or they are done or cut open or whatever the case may be. The thought of that goes through your head at the moment, at least for me.


Insomnia

Artem Lobov and Khabib Nurmagomedov got into it in a hotel lobby. I want to know what they were saying.

@khabib_nurmagomedov and the @rushammer Repost: @allofmma VC: @mma_jim

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Max Holloway is a G.

The drama has begun. #UFC223 Embedded | Ep. 2 | LIVE NOW LINK IN BIO

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Tony Ferguson skewers McGregor

This exact position is almost guaranteed to occur in the fight.

#ufc223 @khabib_nurmagomedov vs @blessedmma How long before Khabib scores a takedown?

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Poor Tony.

Exclusive footage of Tony hurting his knee #ufc #ufc223

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I’ve met all these guys

Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit might be another cursed fight that is too good to be true.

#badnews

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Edmonton presided over former UFC fighter Tim Hague dying as a result of a boxing match they should never have licensed.

Combat sports this weekend


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Some more fun from the weekend

Somewhere, Bas Rutten smiled


Random Land

True story

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