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  • UFC 145lb Mess

    UFC 145lb Mess

    With The Korean Zombie taking on long-time Feather Weight champ Jose Aldo in a couple of weeks, the state of the 145lb division has come under scrutiny and is frankly, a bit of a mess. In recent months, Feather Weight has become a gold-mine for great fights. TKZ vs Dustin Poirier was awarded FOTY last [...]

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  • Is Silva’s Reign in Trouble?

    Is Silva’s Reign in Trouble?

    Anderson Silva has been the Champion of the UFC since 2006 after a successful dishevelment of Rich Franklins face. Twice. Since then, not once has he seemed in any trouble of losing his title until he suffered a four and a half round gruelling fight with one Chael P. Sonnen, which still finished with The [...]

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  • UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold

    UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold

    Brazil gets the luxury of great events every time for two reasons; an almost unreasonably large market and certainly unfairly deep talent pool. Even their mediocre fighters are exciting; it seems to run in their blood. Once again, Captain TRT, Mr Belfort tops the bill and the so-called ‘StrikeForce Invasion’ continues with promising StrikeForce champion [...]

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  • UFC 157: Head-to-Head

    This fight card, no matter your thoughts on a female main event, is ground breaking and record setting. There has been much media scrutiny over the decision to have the women’s title put as the main fight ahead of two of the sport’s greats in Machida and Hendo, but the UFC’s policy is, rightly in [...]

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  • UFC London: Predictions

    The UFC comes to London, England (not Ontario), the real one. With the Queen most likely present, Dana has given us Brits the best European fight card in recent memory, with fights worth watching, not just because they’re on at normal time for us, but because they’re exciting match-ups! I’ll elaborate a little for the [...]

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  • UFC London: Barao vs McDonald

    Barao (C) vs McDonald When he debuted in the UFC, Barao made short work of Brad Pickett, and seemed to be an extraordinarily explosive and efficient fight finisher. However, since then, the Brazilian has won two decisions, against Scott Jorgensen and Urijah Faber, the latter laying his claim to the Interim belt. This has shown [...]

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  • UFC 155 Keys to Victory

    UFC 155 Keys to Victory

    Junior Dos Santos (c) vs Cain Velasquez The Champion’s task is far simpler this New Year than Cain’s, as he has already proven he can knock Cain out with just one punch, and he has to look to land only one again. He will be more patient than last time around this time, ensuring he’s [...]

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