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Tyrone Spong and Angel DeAnda headline the fourth offering from the World Series of Fighting on Aug. 10 in Ontario, Calif. (and airing live on NBC Sports Network).
Let's get you started for that bout with a pair of pre-fight videos.
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UFC president Dana White rarely, if ever, minces his words.
After UFC on Fox 8 on Saturday night, White had nothing but positive things to say about flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, but welterweight Rory MacDonald did not get the same treatment.
MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger went three rounds, with MacDonald winning the decision in a very uneventful fight.
Hear what White...Read more »
In May, Allanna Jones was the opponent of Fallon Fox, the first known transgender MMA fighter.
In July, Allanna Jones was the recipient of a perfectly placed headkick by former boxer Holly Holm and got herself knocked out at Legacy FC 21.
Below is the full fight video, with the highlight headkick coming in around the 9:08 mark.
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Newsday videographer Mario Gonzalez is in Las Vegas to chronicle Baldwin's Chris Weidman and his pursuit of the UFC middleweight championship belt against Anderson Silva at UC 162 on Saturday night.
Above is video from Thursday's press conference. Below, in the "Related" section is video from Wednesday's open workout, plus a video gallery of all the Chris Weidman videos from past...Read more »
Many media outlets asked Chris Weidman the same sorts of questions during Monday's blitz around the city ahead of UFC 162 on Saturday.
Here are some of the answers he gave to Newsday, plus a cameo from training partner and UFC light heayweight Gian Villante....Read more »
Monday's media blitz began at 6:30 a.m. for Chris Weidman, the title hopeful from Baldwin who fights Anderson Silva at UFC 162 this Saturday.
Somewhere in the middle of that tour was this hit on SI Now, the live web show from Sports Illustrated.
Here's the clip below:
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Soledad O'Brien makes her debut on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night (June 25) with an interesting piece on MMA.
Actually, it's more about war veterans turning to MMA as a way to combat against the memories etched in their minds from what they saw and did during the tours of duty as soldiers.
Here's a clip from the segment....Read more »
Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman headline World Series of Fighting 3 this Friday in Las Vegas in what is the newer MMA promotion's biggest fight so far.
Below are featured videos on each fighter leading up to WSOF 3 on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET Friday.
Newsday's app users can watch the videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZruI4joDA...Read more »
Good comedy can transcend nearly any language barrier.
This video, in Portuguese with no subtitles, attempts to answer this basic question: What would have happened if UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva became a soccer star instead?
Whether or not you can understand Portuguese is irrelevant to the amusement you'll get from watching this video that hit YouTube on Wednesday, 24 days...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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