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Watch Ronda Rousey Win A WWE Belt At Summerslam

Rousey becomes just the third person in history to hold both a WWE and UFC title.

Much like her early matches in MMA, Ronda Rousey just tore through her opposition quick to take a championship belt. This time it was the WWE’s RAW Women’s Championship title, which she took off Alexa Bliss in a five minute squash match that ended with (what else?) an armbar.

The whole affair was a bit anti-climactic. Bliss offered no real offense and took three or four bumps before Rousey mangled her arm and forced a tap. The ending had shades of Rousey’s first fight against Miesha Tate, where Ronda snapped Miesha’s arm backwards. We’ll have to get back to you on the time, but I think the celebration actually lasted longer than the match itself.

With the victory, Ronda Rousey joins Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar as they only athletes to win titles in both the WWE and UFC.

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One-Punch Man? Watch Jones Flaunt New KO Power (Video)

Dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives.

Remember last week when longtime striking coach Brandon Gibson was telling the MMA media how Jon Jones was developing one-punch knockout power and we all LOL’d and were like, “Okay Mr. Grape Buster.”

Well, looks like Gibson may have been right.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion appears to be gearing up (no pun intended) for his Octagon return and during his time away from cage fighting, “Bones” has been working on his knockout power.

Just listen to those pads:

Yikes.

Jones is currently suspended for flunking his UFC 214 drug test back in July 2017. His license to compete was also pulled in California and “Bones” would need to rectify that before getting cleared by any other stateside commission.

That said, the Jones camp expects a 2018 return and there is currently an open slot in the UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) main event for the promotion’s November return at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Which is when this light heavyweight should be ready to compete.

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Midnight Mania! Watch Kid Take Off Own Legs, Win Street Fight

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It’s weird. It’s wild. It involves MMA. UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis shared the video tale of this handicapped kid taking off his prosthetic legs- both of them- and somehow still winning the fight. While his opponent in the black shirt doesn’t seem to exactly be a very skilled fighter, it is still an amazing feat, the handicapped boy showing off impressive head movement, courage, and fighting knowledge to close distance and land schooled ground-and-pound.

Here’s a slightly longer version, because you are going to want to watch that again.

There are handicapped people who have had a lot of success in MMA, including congenital amputee Nick Newell, who fights with only one arm. Matt Hamill, who was deaf, had a very successful UFC career. Still, seeing someone win a fight with no legs is an extraordinary sight.


Insomnia

By far the saddest story today was that Andrea Lee’s husband, Donny Aaron, a real piece of work, has been (allegedly) beating her. He has warrants pending; hopefully Andrea is able to extricate herself and her child safely from this abusive situation. Donny Aaron is the same guy who refused to get his multiple Nazi tattoos covered after they surfaced on social media earlier this year. He defended the symbols as prison tattoos; Aaron spent five years in prison for negligent homicide, after he shot and killed an unarmed black man outside his home. This isn’t his first case of domestic abuse, either.

There was naturally a lot of anger in the MMA community following the story.

This is badass.

Boat party with fighting? Sounds like a fun cruise, except maybe for the losing fighters.

This is a great concept: The Batman slap meme, but Nate Diaz doing the slapping.

Thiago Santos got turned down in his bid to jump to light heavyweight to fight Jimi Manuwa.

Grappling wizard Garry Tonon says transitioning to MMA can be an uncomfortable journey

Jon Jones working on his one shot one kill power

Just because there isn’t UFC this weekend doesn’t mean there aren’t combat sports happening

McGregor was in the mood to write today and explained what he loved about Mexican gloves, Mexicans, the Irish, and tasty four-ounce gloves.


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Speaking of long screeds on Mexico, Joe Rohde, Disney imagineer, tells a good tale of the background of the Aztec-Spanish conflict.

Episode One. The Conquest of Mexico. An IG straight talk History Mini-Serious-Series. Most conquistadors come from a part of Spain that was so nasty they’re like: “We GOTTA to get out of here! ANYTHING is better than this!” Plus, “We hate each other, too, so we’re really competitive. And we spent about 800 years in a perpetual state of war fighting Muslims, so we’re kind of knee-jerk reactionary types and pretty violent.” Most colonial expeditions were like, venture capital investments, see? With a business license from the government. Not so much like the Marines…more like Blackwater. (Academi, now, ..if you’re checking.) So, Cortes is like a entrepreneurial civil servant mercenary soldier. His plan isn’t to wreck the Aztec Empire, just to get the Emperor Montezuma to sign a contract with his Emperor Charles V….so Mexico would be a subsidiary of the Hapsburg Empire, kinda like Instagram and Facebook, and Cortez would be, like the head of Instagram. But his whole plan is all illegal anyway because he doesn’t have a license. So he just kind of improvises the whole thing. The Aztecs are newbies. Really we should call them Mexica, but everybody knows Aztec… So…The Aztecs just show up one day about 150 years back and all these super-ancient civilizations are like “Eeeew! You guys suck. Go live on that crappy island.” Big mistake. The Aztecs turn out to be badass as hell. Their war god is a hummingbird. Hummingbirds are badass. Ask an ornithologist. Pretty soon they conquer almost everybody. In really mean ways, too. Plus, they are reeeeeally into the human sacrifice thing…Industrial Scale. Even the locals are like “Geez!! We get it already!” They turn their little island into a huge beautiful floating city in the middle of the lake, connected by aqueducts and a long bridge. Most of their rulers are more or less generals. But as luck would have it, Montezuma is kind of introverted, you know? The kinda guy who doesn’t like to shake hands? Then one day…a cliffhanger!

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Midnight Mania! Watch Darren Till Claim ‘Worst Dad Ever’ Title

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Darren Till, who fights Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight championship in the headliner of UFC 228 on September 8, said with apparent sincerity that he doesn’t care about his family or daughter. His daughter, who lives in Brazil, hasn’t seen him in a year, his current girlfriend is seven months pregnant. Darren Till says he doesn’t care, he just cares about getting the belt and being the greatest.

Transcript via MiddleEasy.com:

“I’ve got a girlfriend who’s nearly seven months pregnant. I don’t really care. I’ve got a daughter in Brazil right now who I haven’t seen for one year. I don’t really care. I just care about legacy and greatness. That’s what I’m in this for.”

There is a certain level of selfishness that just comes with the territory for elite fighters and athletes, but this goes beyond that. Till, if we can take his comments seriously, doesn’t see his family as motivation and a source of stability the way other fighters do. Everyone from Cody Garbrandt to TJ Dillashaw to Daniel Cormier to Robert Whittaker… hell, even Jon Jones is proud of his family and kids. He doesn’t consider them at all. I can’t think of any other fighter who would openly admit to being that bad of a father. At 25, Darren Till is well on his way towards being the greatest… the greatest deadbeat dad in the sport of MMA.


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Marlon Moraes calls his shot

Zlatan called it

Dillashaw memes were dominating the MMA interwebs

l King Snake win the big W!

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video by @mojahedfudailat

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Nate Diaz found a two-handed sword somewhere

Warlord 209

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Chris Pratt really enjoys MMA

This must be an amazing feeling for Marlon Vera, though it also seems like he shouldn’t have to literally fight for the chance to get his daughter healthcare.

Brett Johns lost but he wouldn’t change a thing.

This is a good callout- Islam Makhachev vs. Alex Hernandez for prince of the grinders at 155.

Rumors are flying that Claudia Gadelha and Brian Ortega are an item.

A lot BJJ in this pic. #ufc227 #teamcg

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Nate Diaz and Rafael Dos Anjos went back and forth over the weekend.

Mike Perry is stoked for his fight with Donald Cerrone

Now that Khabib and McGregor are booked, look at this picture of Khabib utterly unimpressed in the crowd after UFC 194.

Great poster for a great event

A lot of faceoffs went down this weekend at the big 25-year anniversary press conference

#UFC #228

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Colby Covington got his mug on the front page of CNN

Truth

Joe Rogan had some pretty good thoughts on redeeming people from hate cults like the Westboro Baptist church, who are protesting him.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Nice combination

I remember this fearsome knockout by Koreshkov

Defense


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This looks fun

Creepy

This video went viral, then the narrator got fired


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Free Fight! Watch Alvarez Wreck Dos Anjos, Capture Crown

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is slowly marching his way back to the 155-pound title, currently held by undefeated kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The next step in his quest to reclaim gold is what may be a title eliminator bout against streaking contender Dustin Poirier, a rematch that takes place in the UFC on FOX 30 main event this Saturday night (July 28, 2018) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Before we get to this weekend’s grudge match, the promotion wants to show you, the fickle fight fan, what kind of damage “The Underground King” can inflict when he’s in the zone. The best example of said carnage, at least in recent years, is his title-winning performance against then-champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 in summer 2016.

Alvarez (29-5, 1 NC) would cough up his crown to Conor McGregor in his very first title defense, then battle to a controversial No Contest against “The Diamond” at UFC 211 in May 2017. After a recent technical knockout win over Justin Gaethje, the former Bellator champ finds himself back in the Octagon with Poirier.

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Midnight Mania! Watch Mayweather Get Blocked by Model

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Brittney Elena makes a living on her looks, as a model, but it turns out she is a very skilled athlete as well. She completely shut Floyd Mayweather down at a charity basketball game Tuesday, just using good fundamental defense.

So, so beautiful.

It may not mean much in the scheme of things, but when a woman shuts down an athlete with the cowardly history of beating other women that Floyd has, forgive me for taking a moment to savor it.

He also got crossed up by an R&B singer later.


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Rose Namajunas is so right. It will never stop surprising me how professional basketball players are just built to another scale than the rest of us.

If basketball players start training we all dead. @dwighthoward #espys

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GSP was with Rose at the ESPYs.

Look who we bumped into here at the Heroes party for the #espys

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Israel Adesanya is clearly the fight to make for Anderson Silva; he is Silva’s spiritual successor and the chance for them to fight is fleeting. Style Bender vs. Spider. Last generation of great striker vs. new generation of great striker. Adesanya works best when given space; Silva will give him space. Silva works best when on the counter; Adesanya is probably confident enough to come forward without having to worry about the takedown.

Donald Cerrone got a custom lever-action Henry rifle for his kid and that’s pretty damn awesome.

All of these seem accurate though

l Completely, probably true!

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Jessica-Rose Clark

Olivier Aubin-Mercier wins with this one

The wider world is seeing this and I’m ashamed

Bruh

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I included Angela Hill’s post about Alexa Grasso for the pun

Hopefully Bellator’s welterweight tournament sees Michael Page actually fight Paul Daley and/or some other good welterweights.

I don’t know who to root for because both these guys have gotten raw deals in their last couple bouts. Merab Dvalishvili fights at an utterly insane pace and nearly survived that guillotine for thirty seconds by just bicycling his feet, and Terrion Ware has fought hot prospects or top fifteen guys in each of his three UFC fights so far.

This link is worth watching. The kid knows how to fight. Of course, bullies can also learn MMA…

I saw this work in Fast and Furious 7 so it’s definitely a real technique.


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The ‘truck driver’ literally cleaned his clock with this punch, sending the sand flying off his face.

Size isn’t always everything- this ‘turn his own strength against him’ moment is straight out of the camp action movies I used to watch as a kid.

I like this shifting punch

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This is pure and adorable

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How to watch UFC Fight Night 133: ‘Dos Santos vs. Ivanov’

The UFC is rolling into Boise, Idaho with a great card of fights and we have the details on how to catch all the action!

The UFC returns to action tonight, Saturday, July 14th, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 133 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho as mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran and former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos returns to action to take on WSOF heavyweight champ Blagoy Ivanov.

In addition to the headlining act, Sage Northcutt will be returning to welterweight to take on the dangerous Zak Ottow, Chad Mendes is back after a lengthy USADA suspension to face Myles Jury, and Cat Zingano will face Marion Reneau in a women’s bantamweight showdown.

The prelims are also looking pretty great and feature the return of Darren “The Damage” Elkins and Khabib cousin Said Nurmagomedov’s UFC debut. The UFC Fight Pass prelims are stacked with WMMA goodness including fights like Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia and Jessica “JAG” Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel.

Check out below to find out when and where to watch UFC Fight Night 133 in its totality.

FIGHT PASS “Prelims” 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT

Online Airings

FIGHT PASS on UFC.tv: Available Worldwide

Excluded Countries: Brazil

Cable/Satellite Airings

  • Central/South America

Brazil – Combate

Mexico – UFC Network

Argentina – UFC Network

Bolivia – UFC Network

Chile – UFC Network

Colombia – UFC Network

Costa Rica – UFC Network

Ecuador – UFC Network

El Salvador – UFC Network

Honduras – UFC Network

Nicaragua – UFC Network

Panama – UFC Network

Paraguay – UFC Network

Peru – UFC Network

Rep. Dominicana – UFC Network

Uruguay – UFC Network

Venezuela – UFC Network

FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Online Airings

FIGHT PASS on UFC.tv: Available Worldwide

Excluded Countries: US, Brazil, Latin America, San Marino, Vatican City, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Cuba, Iran, North Korea

Cable/Satellite Airings

  • North America

US – FOX Sports 1

US – FOX Deportes

Canada – TSN 5

Canada – RDS 2

  • Central/South America

Brazil – Combate

Brazil- SporTV

Mexico – UFC Network

Argentina – UFC Network

Bolivia – UFC Network

Chile – UFC Network

Colombia – UFC Network

Costa Rica – UFC Network

Ecuador – UFC Network

El Salvador – UFC Network

Honduras – UFC Network

Nicaragua – UFC Network

Panama – UFC Network

Paraguay – UFC Network

Peru – UFC Network

Rep. Dominicana – UFC Network

Uruguay – UFC Network

Venezuela – UFC Network

  • Pacific Rim

Australia – FOX Sports 2

New Zealand – Sky Sports 1

Brunei – FOX Networks Group

Cambodia – Hang Meas (Delayed)

Cambodia – FOX Network Group

China – STAR Sports (FOX Networks Group)

China – BesTV

China – Guangdong TV Sports

China – PPTV

Hong Kong – FOX Networks Group

India – Sony ESPN SD

Indonesia – MNC

Indonesia – I-News (Delayed)

Indonesia – FOX Networks Group

Japan – FOX Sports Japan

Macau – FOX Networks Group

Malaysia – FOX Networks Group

Micronesia – FOX Networks Group

Mongolia – FOX Networks Group

Myanmar – FOX Networks Group

Palau – FOX Networks Group

Papau New Guinea – FOX Networks Group

Philippines – Hyper TV

Philippines – TV 5 (Delayed)

Singapore – FOX Networks Group

South Korea – Superaction

South Korea – SpoTV

Thailland – FOX Networks Group

Vietnam – FOX Networks Group

  • Europe/Middle East/Africa

U.K. / Northern Ireland – BT Sport 2

Algeria – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Angola – FOX Sports Africa

Armenia – Setanta Sports

Azerbaijan – Setanta Sports

Bahrain – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Belarus – Setanta Sports

Belgium – Kombat Sport (Near Live)

Benin – FOX Sports Africa

Botswana – FOX Sports Africa

Burkina Faso – FOX Sports Africa

Burundi – FOX Sports Africa

Cameroon – FOX Sports Africa

Cape Verde – FOX Sports Africa

Central African Republic – FOX Sports Africa

Chad – FOX Sports Africa

Chad – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Comoros – FOX Sports Africa

Comoros Islands – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Congo Democratic Republic – FOX Sports Africa

Congo Republic – FOX Sports Africa

Cote d’Ivoire – FOX Sports Africa

Croatia – Fight Channel

Czech Republic & Slovakia – Nova Sport (Delayed)

Denmark – TV3+, TV3 Sport1, Viasat Sport & VIAPLAY

Djibouti – FOX Sports Africa

Djibouti – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Egypt – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Equatorial Guinea – FOX Sports Africa

Eritrea – FOX Sports Africa

Ethiopia – FOX Sports Africa

France – Kombat Sport (Near Live)

Finland – Viasat Sport and VIAPLAY

Gabon – FOX Sports Africa

Gambia – FOX Sports Africa

Georgia – Setanta Sports

Germany – MAXDOME/PS71

Ghana – FOX Sports Africa

Guinea – FOX Sports Africa

Guinea Bissau – FOX Sports Africa

Iceland – 365 Media

Iraq – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Israel – Sport 5

Italy – FOX Sports Italy

Jordan – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Kazakhstan – Setanta Sports

Kenya – FOX Sports Africa

Kuwait – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Kyrgyzstan – Setanta Sports

Lebanon – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Lesotho – FOX Sports Africa

Liberia – FOX Sports Africa

Luxembourg – Kombat Sport Near

Madagascar – FOX Sports Africa

Malawi – FOX Sports Africa

Mali – FOX Sports Africa

Mauritania – FOX Sports Africa

Mauritania – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Mauritius – FOX Sports Africa

Mayotte – FOX Sports Africa

Moldova – Setanta Sports

Morocco – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Mozambique – FOX Sports Africa

Namibia – FOX Sports Africa

Netherlands – FOX Sports Netherlands

Niger – FOX Sports Africa

Nigeria – FOX Sports Africa

Norway – CMore

Oman – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Palestine – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Poland – Extreme TV

Portugal – Benfica TV

Qatar – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Reunion – FOX Sports Africa

Russia – NTVplus / Match TV

Rwanda – FOX Sports Africa

San Marino – FOX Sports Italy

Sao Tome & Principe – FOX Sports Africa

Saudi Arabia – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Senegal – FOX Sports Africa

Seychelles – FOX Sports Africa

Sierra Leone – FOX Sports Africa

Somalia – FOX Sports Africa

South Africa – FOX Sports Africa

South Sudan – FOX Sports Africa

St Helena – FOX Sports Africa

Sudan – FOX Sports Africa

Swaziland – FOX Sports Africa

Sweden – TV3, TV10, Viasat Sport & VIAPLAY

Tajikistan S- etanta Sports

Tanzania – FOX Sports Africa

Togo – FOX Sports Africa Live

Tunisia – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Turkmenistan – Setanta Sports

U.A.E. – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Uganda – FOX Sports Africa

Uzbekistan – Setanta Sports

Vatican City – FOX Sports Italy

Western Sahara – FOX Sports Africa

Yemen – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Zambia – FOX Sports Africa

Zimbabwe – FOX Sports Africa

FOX Sports 1 Main Card 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Online Airings

Pay-Per-View on UFC.tv: Available Latin America

FIGHT PASS on UFC.tv: Available Worldwide

Excluded Countries: US, Australia, Canada*, UK, Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, Netherlands, Latin America, Italy, India, Denmark, Finland, Norway, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg San Marino, Vatican City, Sub-Saharan Africa, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Poland, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Cuba, Iran, North Korea

Cable/Satellite Airings

  • North America

US – FOX Sports 1

US – FOX Deportes

Canada – TSN 5

Canada – RDS 2

  • Central/South America

Brazil – Combate

Brazil- SporTV

Mexico – UFC Network

Argentina – UFC Network

Bolivia – UFC Network

Chile – UFC Network

Colombia – UFC Network

Costa Rica – UFC Network

Ecuador – UFC Network

El Salvador – UFC Network

Honduras – UFC Network

Nicaragua – UFC Network

Panama – UFC Network

Paraguay – UFC Network

Peru – UFC Network

Rep. Dominicana – UFC Network

Uruguay – UFC Network

Venezuela – UFC Network

  • Pacific Rim

Australia – FOX Sports 2

New Zealand – Sky Sports 1

Brunei – FOX Networks Group

Cambodia – Hang Meas (Delayed)

Cambodia – FOX Network Group

China – STAR Sports (FOX Networks Group)

China – BesTV

China – Guangdong TV Sports

China – PPTV

Hong Kong – FOX Networks Group

India – Sony ESPN SD

Indonesia – MNC

Indonesia – I-News (Delayed)

Indonesia – FOX Networks Group

Japan – FOX Sports Japan

Macau – FOX Networks Group

Malaysia – FOX Networks Group

Micronesia – FOX Networks Group

Mongolia – FOX Networks Group

Myanmar – FOX Networks Group

Palau – FOX Networks Group

Papau New Guinea – FOX Networks Group

Philippines – Hyper TV

Philippines – TV 5 (Delayed)

Singapore – FOX Networks Group

South Korea – Superaction

South Korea – SpoTV

Thailland – FOX Networks Group

Vietnam – FOX Networks Group

  • Europe/Middle East/Africa

U.K. / Northern Ireland – BT Sport 2

Algeria – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Angola – FOX Sports Africa

Armenia – Setanta Sports

Azerbaijan – Setanta Sports

Bahrain – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Belarus – Setanta Sports

Belgium – Kombat Sport (Near Live)

Benin – FOX Sports Africa

Botswana – FOX Sports Africa

Burkina Faso – FOX Sports Africa

Burundi – FOX Sports Africa

Cameroon – FOX Sports Africa

Cape Verde – FOX Sports Africa

Central African Republic – FOX Sports Africa

Chad – FOX Sports Africa

Chad – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Comoros – FOX Sports Africa

Comoros Islands – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Congo Democratic Republic – FOX Sports Africa

Congo Republic – FOX Sports Africa

Cote d’Ivoire – FOX Sports Africa

Croatia – Fight Channel

Czech Republic & Slovakia – Nova Sport (Delayed)

Denmark – TV3+, TV3 Sport1, Viasat Sport & VIAPLAY

Djibouti – FOX Sports Africa

Djibouti – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Egypt – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Equatorial Guinea – FOX Sports Africa

Eritrea – FOX Sports Africa

Ethiopia – FOX Sports Africa

France – Kombat Sport (Near Live)

Finland – Viasat Sport and VIAPLAY

Gabon – FOX Sports Africa

Gambia – FOX Sports Africa

Georgia – Setanta Sports

Germany – MAXDOME/PS71

Ghana – FOX Sports Africa

Guinea – FOX Sports Africa

Guinea Bissau – FOX Sports Africa

Iceland – 365 Media

Iraq – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Israel – Sport 5

Italy – FOX Sports Italy

Jordan – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Kazakhstan – Setanta Sports

Kenya – FOX Sports Africa

Kuwait – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Kyrgyzstan – Setanta Sports

Lebanon – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Lesotho – FOX Sports Africa

Liberia – FOX Sports Africa

Luxembourg – Kombat Sport Near

Madagascar – FOX Sports Africa

Malawi – FOX Sports Africa

Mali – FOX Sports Africa

Mauritania – FOX Sports Africa

Mauritania – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Mauritius – FOX Sports Africa

Mayotte – FOX Sports Africa

Moldova – Setanta Sports

Morocco – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Mozambique – FOX Sports Africa

Namibia – FOX Sports Africa

Netherlands – FOX Sports Netherlands

Niger – FOX Sports Africa

Nigeria – FOX Sports Africa

Norway – CMore

Oman – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Palestine – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Poland – Extreme TV

Portugal – Benfica TV

Qatar – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Reunion – FOX Sports Africa

Russia – NTVplus / Match TV

Rwanda – FOX Sports Africa

San Marino – FOX Sports Italy

Sao Tome & Principe – FOX Sports Africa

Saudi Arabia – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Senegal – FOX Sports Africa

Seychelles – FOX Sports Africa

Sierra Leone – FOX Sports Africa

Somalia – FOX Sports Africa

South Africa – FOX Sports Africa

South Sudan – FOX Sports Africa

St Helena – FOX Sports Africa

Sudan – FOX Sports Africa

Swaziland – FOX Sports Africa

Sweden – TV3, TV10, Viasat Sport & VIAPLAY

Tajikistan S- etanta Sports

Tanzania – FOX Sports Africa

Togo – FOX Sports Africa Live

Tunisia – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Turkmenistan – Setanta Sports

U.A.E. – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Uganda – FOX Sports Africa

Uzbekistan – Setanta Sports

Vatican City – FOX Sports Italy

Western Sahara – FOX Sports Africa

Yemen – Abu Dhabi Sports 6

Zambia – FOX Sports Africa

Zimbabwe – FOX Sports Africa

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Midnight Mania! Watch Insane International B-Ball Brawl

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A massive brawl broke out today in an international game between Australia and the Philippines. There were elbows, flying punches and knees, a ludicrously bad side kick, ground and pound, chairs thrown, and a total of 13 players ejected. The game went on, 5 vs. 3, until 2 MORE Filipino players fouled out. With 5 vs. 1 no one’s idea of a game, the referees called it and Australia had won it handily. They didn’t exactly win the brawl, though, as the Filipinos got more than their fair share of licks in during the Battle Royale on the court.

I’m here to break down what happened and rate the technique involved.

First, the forearm thrown by the Filipino, Roger Ray Pogoy to knock down Chris Goulding, who will get the very worst of this brawl: 4/10. It looked like more of a body check, and I don’t think the elbow even landed, but Goulding sold it as a foul, this of course being basketball. (For the alpha version of that elbow, check out this unbelievable knockout) The retaliation elbow by Daniel Kickert, though, is much more brutal. It’s not exactly a Muay Thai elbow, but it levels Pogoy effectively; that’s about as good as you can expect from a non-combat-sports athlete.

The follow-up gets pretty crazy, and there is a LOT going on. This chair throw at Nathan Sobey gets an 8 out of 10.

At 3:51 of the top video, #7 William Jayson came in with a flying jab on Kickert that with a little work, could have been thrown by GSP himself. I’ll give it 7/10 for the hops and also because Jayson’s jersey number is 7. The human sandwich of punches on Australia’s #2 Nathan Sobey were effective, but didn’t land cleanly, so I won’t rate them. Thon Maker’s flying knee (5/10) didn’t crack anyone, but was not bad as a way to jump into a crowd of people, as he landed and knocked down several. He proceeded to ruin it with his subsequent side kick, which was terrible, and didn’t land at all- 0/10. In between his flying knee and his side kick, one of the Filipinos attempted a hammerfist on the downed #2 but was tripped by an Australian. The hammerfist was also 0/10, but A for effort.

Then Kickert, who was running away from the crowd of blue shirts, attempted a retreating check hook, which also didn’t land, but did keep the Filipino chaser off him; ditto for the missed right hand he threw at another player a moment later. 2/10 on both attempts.

Chris Goulding, the original guy who flopped to his back after the foul, appears to have ended up on the bottom of a pile-up along with Nathan Sobey. I couldn’t see those punches, but that didn’t look fun and Sobey was in apparent pain after his teammates finally dragged him out from under the mass of swarming blue shirts.

And finally, 10/10 for this dirty shot by what appears to a be a Filipino official, who lands a haymaker as poor Nathan Sobey is being restrained by a security guard.

Fighting in a crowd of people is extremely difficult and chaotic- even professional fighters aren’t always that effective.


Insomnia

Cody Garbrandt’s gigantic puppy dog cannot swim

Learning to swim… kind of lol

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This is pretty awesome underwater footage of Bellator kickboxer and MMA fighter Gaston Bolanos

Landing the low single leg, panda style

Why are we doing this? Why are we still willing to watch Chuck Liddell fight Tito Ortiz?

When I first started jiu jitsu I got this a lot. The internal dialogue was absolutely correct. It’s not a compliment.

This Chad Mendes fan art looks good

Dana’s son rolled their four-wheeler

Dustin Poirier has been flying under the radar but if he beats Alvarez he’ll have a very credible case for a title shot.

Remember the gunfight/MMA game in Vegas? Well, they have barrel hits.

One of the hardest barrel hits

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When in Russia…

Josh Emmett also competed in Russia and it was an extremely fast paced grappling match

Here’s a small clip of my match! #TheFightBack #Moscow #Russia #NoGi #BJJ #ACBJJ14

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Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power?

#legitasfuck #Repost @mcdojolife ・・・ Mind bullets!!!!

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No touch

There are weight classes for a reason

Alright, but Cub Swanson was lighting up Brian Ortega standing until Ortega just jumped on his neck and ended him

Semi-retired Georges St. Pierre is enjoying the scenery

Beetle fighting

Michael Chiesa liked the Drake song number that corresponded to his bout number at UFC 226

Emotionless. One week. #ufc226 #visionquest

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Michelle Waterson posted some cool pictures over the weekend

Yassssss @megan_kamauoha coming through with the hotness. Smoke from @shutterbombs

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@megan_kamauoha

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Luke Rockhold looks extremely American in this picture

Salute

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This Boy

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I’ve rewatched all of Lando Vannata’s UFC fights multiple times because they never fail to bring the entertainment quotient. He’s on Fight Pass this weekend, which just shows you how good UFC 226 is.

1 week. Excited. #ufc226

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Super-prospect Ed Ruth is doing well in Bellator


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This was the weirdest fight I’ve seen in a very long time

It was even weirder than Ivey’s tattoos

Elbow kingdom

This slap elbow in particular was unbelievably good

Punches work as well of course

High kicks will end a fight too

Soccer kicks are brutal

This was a high-octane round

The Ezekiel is one of my favorite gi chokes

Is it the greatest fight in ONE history? You decide

Crazy old fight

John Wayne Parr got the finish when he really needed it


Podcasts and Video

Your UFC 226 Beer Pairing suggestion! Follow MMA Mania on Youtube


Random Land

Spectacular

Nerves of steel

Would You? Credits @alex.girard194. #Destination_wild

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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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