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Uriah Hall burst onto the scene with a pair on monstrous knockouts on the 17th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" only to fall short in the finale with a somewhat flat performance against Kelvin Gastelum. Now, the Manhattan-based, Queens-raised, Jamaica-born MMA fighter gets another opportunity to show what he can do inside the octagon when he fights Nick Ring on Aug. 17 in Boston. The...Read more »
There's a feature documentary on the horizon about UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Directed by Peter Svatek and Kristian Manchester, "The DNA of GSP" promises to be a "look at the human being behind the legend." No release date has been announced yet, but here's the trailer:
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A report surfacing out of Brazil via Yahoo! Interactive Sport said Wednesday that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffered a broken rib. (Here's the story, hopefully translated from Portuguese into English via Google.) Silva's camp has emphatically denied the report to MMA Junkie and MMA Fighting, among others. UFC president Dana White did the same. Silva is scheduled to fight Baldwin's...Read more »
At UFC 159 last month in New Jersey, Gian Villante lost by technical decision when he was poked in the eye by Ovince St. Preux and the referee stopped the fight. On Tuesday, Gamma Labs posted this humorous PSA on eye safety in the workplace starring Levittown's Villante. Watch and enjoy.
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Ronda Rousey got a nice surprise Tuesday when taping began for Season 18 of "The Ultimate Fighter" and Miesha Tate showed up instead of Cat Zingano. Zingano was supposed to be Rousey's opposing coach but tore her ACL earlier this month. So, in steps Tate, Rousey's rival. This is good. This is bad. Let's explain: GOOD: TV ratings for TUF 18 on the new Fox Sports 1 will likely get a boost...Read more »
Nick Newell has had nine professional MMA fights. He has won all nine, including eight in the first round. He has done so without having a complete left arm. Newell, a 27-year-old from Springfield, Mass., will bring his skills -- he won the XFC lightweight title last year -- to the World Series of Fighting, the promotion announced Tuesday. No fight date was announced, but Newell is expected to...Read more »
Transgender fighter Fallon Fox, a first in MMA, earned most if not all of the headlines leading into and following Friday night's Championship Fighting Alliance card in Coral Gables, Fla. But earlier on that CFA 11 card was Freeport's Eddie Gordon, a former football player at Fordham. The Serra-Longo trained fighter earned a second-round submission victory over Oscar Delgado in impressive fashion...Read more »
The events of UFC 160 on Saturday night have set into motion affirmative talk of the heavyweight fight most fans wanted in the first place: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3. The two first fought at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011, with Dos Santos taking Velasquez's title in 64 seconds. Velasquez then took the title back in December 2012 with a five-round classic. With Velasquez stopping Antonio...Read more »
Here's the first installment of the UFC 160 video roundup heading into Saturday's fight. This one includes an overview of the main and co-main events, plus more from Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva....Read more »
Renan Barao, the interim bantamweight champion while true champion Dominick Cruz has been sidelined with multiple knee injuries the past 18 months, is now injured and off the UFC 161 card in Winnipeg. Barao (32-1) was scheduled to defend his title June 15 against Eddie Wineland. Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson will now headline the UFC 161 pay-per-view card....Read more »