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Stephens Knee
Jeremy Stephens KO’d Dennis Bermudez in the second round at UFC 189 with a huge knee to the face.  In another action packed fight in which the two combatants had big shots, it was Stephens who delivered the KO via knee to the face.  As Bermudez dipped his head to throw a big right, Stephens unleashed the knee that ended it.
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almieda knee
At the twenty-nine second mark of the second round, Thomas Almeida KO’d Brad Pickett at UFC 189 with an incredible flying knee.  After a fantastic first round in which both fighters landed some thunderous blows, Almeida caught Pickett with a huge flying knee that sent the Brazilian’s record to 20-0.
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via Evan Shoman (@shomanart)

Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement.  The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering.  Just check out former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks and Miesha Tate in the new Reebok duds: Read the rest of this entry »

Image courtesy of mmasucka.com

Image courtesy of mmasucka.com

Conor McGregor predicted Jose Aldo would withdraw from UFC 189 earlier back in 2014.  Aldo reportedly injured his ribs in a training session, and said if they were broken that he wouldn’t fight as scheduled on July 11th.  As it turns out, Jose Aldo only has a bone bruise and a cartilage injury.  The fight is still on, and McGregor’s response on twitter was classic: Read the rest of this entry »

proteinpowder

As MMA has become more and more popular, people are looking for the same edge that the professionals get. “What should I eat, what should my workout routine be, and most importantly, what supplements should I take?” These are some of the most popular questions I have come across since following MMA. There are some athletes out there that have all the physical tools to be top fighters, but when raw athleticism is not enough, supplements can be just what their body needs to take them to the next level.
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Werdum pic
At 2:13 of the third round at UFC 188 in Mexico City, Fabricio Werdum submitted Cain Velasquez via guillotine choke to win the UFC Heavyweight championship. This was Velasquez’ first fight in 602 days due to injury and was clearly affected by the altitude of Mexico City, Mexico. Cain was extremely sluggish towards the end of the first round and slowed more and more as the fight went on. Check out the choke after the jump.
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<> attends the UFC 139 pre-fight press conference at the Fort Mason Center on November 17, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

<> attends the UFC 139 pre-fight press conference at the Fort Mason Center on November 17, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Dan Henderson defeated Tim Boetsch at the 28 second mark of the first round at UFC Fight Night in New Orleans. The 44 year-old MMA legend has recently looked like he was out of gas, but that was not the case tonight. A big time right hand by Hendo, followed by a devastating uppercut, ended Boetsch’s night in a hurry. Check out the KO.
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MMA legend Ken Shamrock squares off with my favorite fighter of all-time, Kimbo Slice, on June 19 in St Louis at Bellator 138, and yours truly will be there 5 rows from the cage to witness the action.  While there are rumors that drug testing may derail this must-see bout, I’ll be making the trip to support Michael Chandler, a Missouri native who faces Derek Campos at this event.  Chandler sent me a promo code on Twitter to get some killer seats at this event, and although I didn’t use it (I wanted to get closer to the cage), it was a first-class move and I instantly became a fan.

If you’re questioning why Kimbo Slice is my favorite fighter of all-time after he pretty much got laughed out of the UFC, hear me out. Read the rest of this entry »

Weidman
Chris Weidman defended his Middleweight title tonight at UFC 187 via 1st Round TKO of Vitor Belfort.

Weidman was in trouble early in the first round when Belfort unleashed a fury of punches while keeping him inside the clench.  After Weidman was able to escape, Belfort was taken down and Weidman went to his bread and butter. Check out the TKO.
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Fresh off a victory over Felice Herrig, Paige VanZant has a career record of 5-1 in MMA, but is undefeated in winning over men’s hearts.  We were robbed of seeing the up-and-coming fighter on The Ultimate Fighter TV show because at the time, she was only 20 years old.  Now 21, Paige “12 Guage” (awesome nickname) VanZant is working her way up the rankings and is this week’s Total Sports Babe.  Check out some more photos of Paige VanZant after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »