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UFN 119 Free Fights With Font, Munhoz

Sat, 2017-10-28 12:00

Ahead of their meeting Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 119, check out a pair of fight replays featuring Rob Font and Pedro Munhoz.

In the video above, Font takes on Tristan Johnson at CES MMA XXIII, and below, Munhoz battles Jeff Curran at RFA 9.

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UFC Boss On Upcoming Talks For New TV Deal

Sat, 2017-10-28 07:00

UFC president Dana White appeared on a recent edition of “The Unnamed Podvideocast” for The Wall Street Journal to discuss the future of the promotion.

White explained why going with a digital service provider could be in the cards when the current TV deal with FOX Sports expires in 2018.

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UFC Announces Deal For Mouthguards

Fri, 2017-10-27 17:00

The UFC announced recently a deal with OPRO to be the official maker of mouthguards for fighters competing inside the Octagon.

The deal goes into place in 2018.

Below is a press release:

UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new multi-year global licensing agreement with OPRO®, the world’s largest manufacturer of mouthguards. The partnership, which begins in 2018 and was negotiated by IMG, grants the oral protection company the rights to produce UFC branded mouthguards and provide bespoke guards to UFC athletes.

“OPRO has been a world-renowned manufacturer of mouthguards for more than 20 years and we are thrilled to launch this new global partnership,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “As an industry pioneer, OPRO has designed some of the most innovative guards in sports and we look forward to delivering these premium products to UFC athletes and the combat sports community.”

As part of this collaboration, OPRO will be able to brand the products and packaging for their Custom Fit, Self-Fit and Snap Fit product ranges, providing oral protection guards to athletes currently on the active roster.

“OPRO has ambitious international expansion plans for the coming years, and partnering with another hugely progressive and pioneering brand who are growing exponentially all over the world, particularly in key markets for us such as Asia and the Americas, is truly exciting,” OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen said. “This partnership with UFC reflects our continued growth in the combat sports market and we look forward to working with them as we kit out more and more UFC athletes with OPRO guards.”

UFC athletes will have the option of wearing mouthguards by OPRO while training or competing inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon®. OPRO will also offer UFC branded guards to combat participants and fight fans for purchase at opromouthguards.com and through a network of key global retail partners.

OPRO will plan to showcase their new UFC product line in 2018 at ISPO in Munich, Germany from January 28-31, followed by Taispo from March 7-10 in Taipei, Taiwan and at IHRSA in San Diego, California, from March 21-24, alongside the rest of the OPRO licensed product range.

OPRO serves as the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organizations, including Great Britain Taekwondo, England Boxing, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby and England Hockey, as well as the German, French and Italian Mixed Martial Arts Federations. For more information, please visit opromouthguards.com.

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DJ Walks Us Through One Of His Finishes

Fri, 2017-10-27 12:00

In this special video production, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson walks us through his finish of Joseph Benavidez.

Johnson recently set a new UFC record for consecutive title defenses when he defeated Ray Borg.

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UFC 217 Promo Featuring Garbrandt, Dillashaw

Fri, 2017-10-27 07:00

Check out this promo featuring Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw, as the former Team Alpha Male teammates square off at UFC 217 for Garbrandt’s bantamweight belt.

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Joanna “Champion” Vs. “Thug Rose” Promo

Thu, 2017-10-26 17:00

Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her belt on the line as she takes on Rose Namajunas for the UFC women’s strawweight title at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden on November 4.

Here’s a promo highlighting the contest entitled “Make you see.”

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Invicta FC To Hand Out Contract

Thu, 2017-10-26 17:00

Amateur fighters will have a chance to win a contract with Invicta FC through @worldclassFL’s first 8 Woman Tournament! pic.twitter.com/ndKKFWLycN

— Invicta FC (@InvictaFights) October 20, 2017

The winner of a special one-night tournament hosted by World Class Fight League will receive a contract with Invicta FC.

The promotion made the announcement earlier this week.

World Class Fight League 20 takes place February 16. The exact weight class is currently unknown for the tournament, but eight females are expected to compete.

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Preview: Lyoto Machida Vs. Derek Brunson

Thu, 2017-10-26 12:00

Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida take to the Octagon Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 119.

Check out this preview for the bout, which airs live on FOX Sports 1.

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Foundations On Ilima-Lei MacFarlane

Thu, 2017-10-26 07:00

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane fights gold at Bellator 186 when she meets Emily Ducote for the inaugural female flyweight title.

Check out this special edition of “Foundations” on MacFarlane.

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Maia-Covington: Styles Make Fights

Wed, 2017-10-25 17:00

Check out this preview for Saturday’s co-main event at UFC Fight Night 119 between Demian Maia and Colby Covington.

Maia, a submission specialist, will try to control the ground game when he meets Covington, a former wrestling standout.

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Another Bisping-GSP Promo Revealed

Wed, 2017-10-25 12:00

Taking a spin from “Saturday Night Live,” the UFC has put out a promo for UFC 217 entitled “Live From New York.”

The card takes place November 4 and features Georges St-Pierre challenging Michael Bisping for the middleweight title.

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Cage Warriors Streams Live Saturday

Wed, 2017-10-25 07:00

Along with the UFC heading to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 119, Cage Warriors 88 will also take place this Saturday.

The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass and features two titles up for grabs.

Chris Fishgold puts his lightweight title on the line against Alexander Jacobson. Also, Lee Chadwick and Victory Cheng battle for the vacant middleweight title.

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Keys To UFN 119 Headline Fight

Tue, 2017-10-24 07:00

UFC Tonight co-hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian offered up their thoughts on the UFC Fight Night 119 main event between Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson.

The two square off in Brazil this coming Saturday night.

Cormier on what Derek Brunson needs to do against Lyoto Machida: “We need to see the guy who fought against Yoel Romero, who used his wrestling to dominate an Olympic silver medalist, who’s had success against the highest level of competition. The guy we don’t want to see is the guy who hangs his chin up in the air and tries to chase knockouts. All the success he’s had knocking people out does leave him exposed and he needs to show patience and use his striking to secure the takedowns. Lyoto has to stand back at range and wait for Brunson to make a mistake. As we’ve seen, Lyoto is a classic sniper.”

Florian on what Machida needs to do to beat Brunson: “I want to see the guy who uses his footwork, who switches his stances back and forth. I want to see the counter striking and also he’s going to need some more tricks. He’s been out for a couple of years. The game evolves, so he’s going to need some new tricks, especially if the fight hits the mat. Maybe some new submissions or other ways to get back to his feet.”

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“Cowboy” Shows Off Broken Nose From Till Fight

Mon, 2017-10-23 17:00

One hell of a job @darrentill2 safe to say you broke the fuck out my nose ?!!! I don’t make excuses nor will I ever. You had a great game plan and executed it perfectly. I did not over look nor take you lightly. So again congratulations.

A post shared by Donald Cerrone (@cowboycerrone) on Oct 21, 2017 at 4:07pm PDT

Never one to enjoy a loss, Donald Cerrone does understand what MMA is all about.

Cerrone showed nothing but class to Darren Till after Till earned a first round finish vs. him this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 118.

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Pena Vows To Make Fighting Return

Mon, 2017-10-23 07:00

Julianna Pena wants to make one thing perfectly clear: becoming a mother does not mean her fighting career is over.

Pena, who confirmed she is pregnant recently, explained on “UFC Tonight” that she plans to take time off but will return to MMA.

Pena on if she’ll come back after having her baby: “Definitely. People are saying I’m retired. But that’s definitely not the case for me. I’ll take eight months to a year to come back. It’s selfish to be in a fight camp. You’re a crazy person already. I want to get that bonding experience with that kid for that first year before I come back.”

Pena on the other women who have had kids and fought again: “Those women are inspirations to me. Davis, McMann, Waterson. They’re moms and they fight ferociously. It’s going to be such an amazing comeback for me, to show other women who are watching because I’m a mother now. It’ll be very important to be a role model for women that you can be brave and show them they can do things they don’t think they can do.”

Pena on who she’ll fight when she comes back: “I think I got a little too far ahead of myself before my last fight. I’ll take whichever fight I can when I come back. I’d love to rematch Valentina Shevchenko.”

Pena on if she’d fight at 135 or go to 125: “I still have a lot to prove at 135. I’m not trying to move down to be the bigger fighter. I’m afraid of no one in the 135 division. And who knows if I’ll be able to make 135 after the baby?”

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Who Did It Better: DJ Or GSP?

Sun, 2017-10-22 17:00

Has Demetrious Johnson moved past Georges St-Pierre for the most impressive title run in UFC history?

“UFC Tonight” co-hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian discussed the subject during a recent episode.

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“DC” Tries To Figure Out Issues With Ferguson

Sun, 2017-10-22 12:00

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier really isn’t sure what happened between himself and Tony Ferguson.

All Cormier knows is that the interim lightweight titleholder seems to have “beef” with him.

“You told me, Kenny Florian, welcome to the world of the commentator,” Cormier said during a recent spot on UFC Tonight. “I don’t know what I did to the guy. After the fight, my phone just started pinging. Maybe it was because I said I thought Conor McGregor’s next fight would be the Diaz fight and not with Tony.”

Cormier defended his comments yet again, explaining why he feels McGregor has earned his spot in the MMA world.

“First off, Tony, great performance. But to say Conor is only talk is not true. Conor’s backed it up. He beat Aldo, then beat Eddie Alvarez. It’s not all talk,” he said. “But I believe the fight between Conor and Tony now will happen. But you’ve got to be careful, Tony – what you ask for isn’t always what’s best for you. I think Conor might have seen something in that fight and is ready for it now. I think they both have to make some strategic adjustments.”

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Preview: Eddie Bravo Invitational 13

Sun, 2017-10-22 07:00

Check out Countdown to EBI 13: The Lightweights with tournament founder and jiu-jitsu legend Eddie Bravo as he prepares us for the return of four-time EBI champ Garry Tonon this Sunday.

The event airs live on UFC Fight Pass.

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Complete Results From UFN 118 In Poland

Sat, 2017-10-21 20:46

Darren Till promised to make a name for himself Saturday and that’s exactly what he did.

Till finished Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118, ending the bout in the first round with a series of punches.

The card aired live on UFC Fight Pass from Poland.

Till remained unbeaten in his career, handing Cerrone his third consecutive loss in the process.

In the co-main event, former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz out-pointed Jodie Esquibel for a decision win.

Jan Blachowicz and Oskar Piechota also earned victories on the main card.

Marcin Held, Brian Kelleher, Ramazan Emeev, Andre Fili, Warlley Alves, Aspen Ladd and Josh Emmett were prelim winners.

Kelleher and Damian Stasiak claimed “Fight of the Night” honors, with Till and Blachowicz scoring “Performance of the Night” bonuses. The attendance inside the Ergo Arena in Gdarisk was announced at 11,138 for a live gate of $677,000.

Complete results are on the following page:

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