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Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:50:56 -0800

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Sherdog’s Top 10: Bellator MMA Main Events

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:42:42 -0800

The promotion flung open its doors in 2009, and in the nearly eight years have passed since, it has produced its share of memorable headlining bouts, from the ridiculous to the sublime.

Opinion: In a Cold Place Beyond True and False

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:13:57 -0800

Tyron Woodley says he’s the “worst-treated champion” in the history of the UFC. He says it’s because he’s black; he says it’s “blatantly facts.” It’s more complicated than that and certainly not a true-or-false proposition.

Emmanuel Sanchez: A Sense of Belonging

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:57:12 -0800

The Roufusport standout sees himself as one of the sport’s top featherweights ahead of his battle with Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 170 on Saturday in Inglewood, California.

Bellator 170: What to Watch For

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:24 -0800

Tito Ortiz meets Chael Sonnen in a main event featuring two of the sport’s foremost self-promoters on Saturday in Inglewood, California.

The Bottom Line: One Depressing Evening

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:12:57 -0800

The aging process in combat sports is cruel, meaning elite fighters like B.J. Penn will want to continue fighting well past their primes and will take unnecessary beatings for as long as MMA exists, writes Todd Martin.

Beating the Odds: UFC Fight Night ‘Rodriguez vs. Penn’

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:17:09 -0800

Ben Saunders pocketed a unanimous decision against favored “Ultimate Fighter” winner Court McGee on Sunday in Phoenix.

Opinion: The Final Pass of the Torch

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:43:05 -0800

The last seven bouts of B.J. Penn’s career have mostly served to decorate the highlight reels of other fighters. Never was that truer than against Yair Rodriguez, writes Eric Stinton.

The Walkmen: UFC Fight Night ‘Rodriguez vs. Penn’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:02:21 -0800

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Ludacris, Johnny Cash and Rage Against the Machine helped provide the soundtrack for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday in Phoenix.

Yair Rodriguez: ‘I Respect Him Even More Right Now’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:05:14 -0800

Former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn was mere cannon fodder for flashy contender Yair Rodriguez, as the Mexican ripped him apart.

Joe Lauzon: ‘I 100 Percent Think He Won the Fight’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:56:15 -0800

Joe Lauzon picked up a split decision victory over Marcin Held, but the longtime UFC lightweight veteran wasn't pleased with his performance, nor does he think he deserved the victory.

Ben Saunders: ‘This is What I Do For a Living’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:50:02 -0800

Ben Saunders had a hard-fought battle with Court McGee and wound up winning a unanimous decision, even if it wasn't the Phoenix crowd's favorite.

Sergio Pettis: ‘By The End of This Year, I Hope To Get a Title Shot’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:44:29 -0800

Milwaukee’s Sergio Pettis was a step ahead of opponent John Moraga throughout their flyweight encounter.

Drakkar Klose: ‘I'm Explosive, Exciting, I Knew I Was Gonna Get My Hand Raised’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:38:25 -0800

Drakkar Klose filled in on late notice to take on Octagon newcomer Devin Powell and came away with a big victory.

Augusto Mendes: ‘I Want to Fight One Day in Brazil’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:33:43 -0800

Bantamweights Frankie Saenz and Augusto Mendes electrified the Phoenix crowd as the two tore into each other for three gruelling rounds and “Tanquinho” came out on top.

Tony Martin: ‘Like 30 Seconds Into the Fight, My Cup Broke’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:25:28 -0800

Alex White stepped in on late notice to fight Tony Martin in what was the first televised bout on FS1 on Sunday and it didn’t turn out well for him.

Monday Morning UFC Coffee: Who Won The Fight Last Night?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:11:05 -0800

For those of you wondering “What time is the fight tonight?” and “Who is fighting tonight?” in relation to the latest Ultimate Fighting Championship event, has you covered.

Matches to Make After UFC Fight Night ‘Rodriguez vs. Penn’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:36:51 -0800

The Ultimate Fighting Championship showcased one of its brightest young talents at the expense of one of its most revered legends.

Video: UFC Champion Amanda Nunes Talks Ronda Rousey, and Her Future

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:28:13 -0800

UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, hot on the heels of her timely destruction of Ronda Rousey, met with the MMA media in Phoenix to discuss her monumental first title defense, as well as what awaits her at 135 pounds.

Alexey Oleynik: ‘That's Why I Hold It For About 20 Seconds’

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:24:41 -0800

Heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik made history on Sunday as he became the first man to pull off the elusive Ezekiel choke inside the famed Octagon.

Nina Ansaroff: ‘To Beat Her Up a Little Bit, the First Few Weren't Under His Chin’

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:56:40 -0800

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BR> Strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff got into the UFC win column by trouncing RFA veteran Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger in the featured bout of the UFC Fight Night 103 prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Ansaroff landed the better strikes while on the feet and took her foe down in each of the three rounds.

Once down, Ansaroff controlled the action and softened her opponent up with strikes. Ansaroff got what she wanted in the third when she seized Jones-Lybarger’s back, eventually sunk in the rear-naked choke and forced the tap. The official time of the submission cam at the 3:39 mark.