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“In Vegas at the Contender I felt like a kid, I felt like a young boy,” Crute said. “As I said before, this is the first fight I’ve felt like a man that’s going in there with a purpose.” That purpose is to be remembered as an exciting fighter and a warrior that never took
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And anywhere Tukhugov goes, fighting will be a part of his DNA, which isn’t surprising considering that he started training at the age of five, focusing on wrestling and hand-to-hand striking before beginning to compete in MMA at 18 years old. So, when forced to the sidelines for over three years due to a pair
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1. Dan Hooker vs Ross Pearson After elbowing Ian Entwistle into defeat in his UFC debut in Auckland three years before, the UFC’s favorite Kiwi was at it again. Dan Hooker came out brawling, but Pearson had seemed to figure out Hooker’s jab and was making him pay for it. “The Hangman” was now eating
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Owner of wins over Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum over the course of his storied career, Weidman believes he has another title run in him, and it starts when he faces Norway’s Hermansson, whose recent body of work has seen him defeat the likes of “Jacare” Souza, David Branch and Gerald Meerschaert. 
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“It’s something very special,” he said. “I am Maori, I do come from the native people of New Zealand, so being able to perform in front of them live is incredible. A lot of my family hasn’t seen me fight live because a lot of my fights have been overseas, so I’ve definitely not taken
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He brought it to Dana White’s Contender Series last summer, and now that he has a UFC fight under his belt, he is ready to live up to his nickname at UFC Auckland this weekend. “I love the action. I always stand because I don’t like a boring fight and I don’t like to watch
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“I don’t have a knee injury this time, I don’t have anything stopping me, and I don’t have any hindrances,” he said. “Mentally, I’m prepared, and physically I feel like I’m where I need to be. So I feel I can start showcasing what I can do. My mindset is to start cracking the top
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Everything about Matthews screamed “future contender,” but while his size, athleticism, and acumen on the canvas remained impressive for someone so young, that same youthful exuberance and relative inexperience cost him in critical matchups against future contenders James Vick and Kevin Lee. A split decision loss to Andrew Holbrook turned out to be his final
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PAUL FELDER VS. DAN HOOKER There have been fights with greater stakes, but in terms of overall intrigue and explosive potential, this might be the best piece of matchmaking the UFC has delivered thus far in 2020. Not only is this a crucial bout in the lightweight title chase, but what started as a respectful,
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Scott Holtzman always seemed to be one fight away from making noise in the ultra-tough lightweight division but couldn’t quite get over the hump. Last Saturday night was his one fight away against Jim Miller, but this time, Holtzman slugged out the victory, picked up his first post-fight performance bonus, and with five wins in
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Merab Dvalishvili officially connected with 12 of his 24 takedown attempts against Casey Kenney,  joining Georges St-Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, and Colby Covington as the only fighters in UFC history to land 10+ takedowns in a fight on two or more occasions. His 12 takedowns in the same fight broke the UFC/WEC bantamweight record, 11, set
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The lightweight division is unquestionably one of the deepest, most-talent rich divisions in the sport, running in a three-horse race alongside the weight classes on either side of it — featherweight and welterweight. That depth and the constant ascent of new names and new contenders into the spotlight and towards the rankings make it easy
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Scott Holtzman (30-27, 29-28 x 2) def. Jim Miller by Unanimous Decision Scott Holtzman won the most important fight of his career, taking a unanimous decision over veteran lightweight star Jim Miller in a grueling three-round battle. The fight stayed on the feet for the first five minutes, each fighter having his moments before the
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So as Anderson put himself through another rigorous training camp in New Jersey, it wasn’t to prepare for the same Blachowicz he beat the last time, it’s to beat the 2020 version.  “It’s a brand new fight, a brand new opponent,” he said. “I’m not even thinking about anything that happened the first fight. We’re
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“I had done it right in the corner and Josh was like, ‘Do not tap, Soc, there’s three seconds,’” said Weaver. “After the fight, Josh found me at the after party and he said, ‘If you ever want to come to Miami and train, hit me up. There’s great fighters out there, people who can
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Almost perfectly? Most would say a Performance of the Night submission that took two minutes and 12 seconds is about as perfect as you can get. “It’s one of those bittersweet things,” Miller laughs, then explains. “The fight went really fast and I don’t think they had the opportunity to really drink it in. We
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