Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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RECAP! Griffin Picks Perry Apart!Source: MMA Mania | Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight head-knockers Mike Perry and Max Griffin threw down last night (Feb. 24, 2018) at UFC on FOX 28 inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Perry has seen ups-and-downs in his short UFC career, but he’s also demonstrated a ton of natural ability and more charisma than [...]
RECAP! Andrade Powers Past Torres!Source: MMA Mania | Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight elites Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres collided last night (Feb. 24, 2018) at UFC on FOX 28 inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Andrade came into this bout with a scary energy around her. The Brazilian faced off with Claudia Gadelha — a woman assumed by [...]
Rafael Lovato Jr defeated Tim Spriggs for the black belt heavyweight no-gi title in Denver, Colorado. Four titles were on the line at Fight to Win Pro 64; headlined by a heavyweight no-gi competition between Tim Spriggs and Rafael Lovato Jr. At the end of the night, Lovato Jr. would [...]
It’s official: nobody can agree on anything any more, not even the simplest of MMA rules. We’ve spent the past couple ‘Shots After The Bell’ columns raging against the machine that is the worldwide athletic commission system and their referees that refuse to enforce the rules, even when fouls as [...]
UFC women’s bantamweight Leslie Smith discusses her new unionization effort, Project Spearhead, and why it’ll succeed unlike previous attempts. Leslie Smith is keeping her expectations low in the early stages of her new effort to unionize fighters. Earlier this month, the UFC women’s bantamweight launched Project Spearhead, an association that hopes [...]
What you may have missed from last night Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens capped off a wild night in Orlando for the UFC. The two action featherweights are both known for their rocket-powered hooks and durable chins. Emmett was the first to draw blood, knocking Stephens down with a left [...]
Adesanya meets Vettori at UFC GlendaleSource: Bloody Elbow | Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Two rising middleweights will square off in April. A highly-touted prospect will receive a big step-up in competition in his second UFC bout. Israel Adesanya is set to take on fellow up-and-comer Marvin Vettori in a middleweight bout at UFC on FOX 29 in April. UFC officials announced the news Friday. Adesanya [...]
Opinion: Stephens’ knee was illegal, but does it matter?Source: Bloody Elbow | Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Michael Hutchinson argues the idea of rules getting in the way of deciding who the better fighter is. Jeremy Stephens landed an illegal knee on Josh Emmett. Looking at the replays, you can see on the back swing of the illegal knee that Stephens’ leg hits Emmett in the [...]
Earlier
Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold today told MMAjunkie.com that he never signed a bout agreement to fight Lorenz Larkin and never intended to fight at the promotion's final event. When officials announced the Jan. 12 event in early November, Rockhold said he informed them a wrist injury lingered and that he [...]
Lorenz Larkin said injuries could excuse him from Strikeforce's final card. The middleweight today told MMAjunkie.com Radio he's accumulated all the bumps and bruises that come with four months of training. Yet Larkin wouldn't think of bowing out like his opponent did. He said he needs to fight every five months, or [...]