Posts Tagged "MMA"

With her recent successful title defence against legitimate featherweight contender, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg took a big step in building her featherweight division.

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Result: Yoel Romero defeated Luke Rockhold via knockout at UFC 221 after three rounds.

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Ronda Rousey has ditched UFC for WWE.

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2017 was an interesting for MMA fans, but not entirely for MMA reasons. Much of the year was dominated by the circus that was McGregor versus Mayweather.

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Debuting for the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world, UFC, and winning by KO in the first round is a fairytale start. South Sydney heavy hitter Tai Tuivasa lived that fairytale in his hometown of Sydney at UFC: Werdum vs Tybura.

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UFC 217, possibly the most exiting line-up of the year, is finally upon us this weekend. Headlined by the return of Georges St-Pierre against the middleweight champion Michael Bisping, this card is packed with great fights.

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UFC president Dana White has gone scorched earth on Jon Jones, labelling the former light heavyweight champion the biggest waste of talent in the history of sports.

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Mark Hunt’s withdrawal from November’s UFC Sydney has again brought chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) into fans’ consciousness. The UFC appears to be making a stand on brain injury, and therefore the time is right for a discussion about gloves and wrist wraps.

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UFC 215 recap

By , 13 Sep 2017

With a debatable result in the headline fight, a couple of bouts which probably should have been stopped, and most fans still angry at Ray Borg, UFC 215 will not be the most keenly remembered card of all time. But that is not to say it did not have its moments.

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In the lead up to the McGregor versus Mayweather superfight there were many lists of reasons why McGregor could win.

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With increased participation, incredible pay increases, and a general growth in popularity, no sport is promoting the role of women more than mixed martial arts.

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The name is Vitaly Minakov, haven’t heard of him? That’s fine, you will soon enough.

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First off, I’d like to apologise to Linton Vassell for a mistake I made in my previous article. I stated that he won by unanimous decision against Liam McGeary, but in fact, he won by submission is the third round.

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Four years ago, if you had asked me what ‘Bellator’ was? I would not have been able to tell you. Fast forward four years, I get excited every Bellator event.

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Muhammad Ali is a name that not only resonates with every sports fan but near the whole population of the world. So when Mixed Martial Artist, Kevin Casey married Ali’s daughter Hana no doubt he would feel the pressure on his already full shoulders.

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The much-hyped fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continues to edge closer to reality, with Mayweather Promotions reportedly planning to go to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request a date for the bout.

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In the main event of UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland, Mark Hunt has defeated American Derrick Lewis in front of a packed house.

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Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker has given home fans a thrill, with a superb move that ended his lightweight bout with American Ross Pearson during Fight Night 110.

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Adopted Aussie Ben Nguyen entered his flyweight bout against the world’s number eight ranked fighter Tim Elliott as the underdog at Fight Night 110 in Auckland, but quickly proved his doubters wrong.

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Jose Aldo will be looking to defend his UFC featherweight title when he takes on interim-champion Max Holloway. Join The Roar from 12pm AEST for live coverage and round-by-round updates.

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