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UFC Mexico odds: Rodriguez vs. Stephens line tightens further

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Eddie Mercado
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Photo by Hector Vivas/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Mexico City event, where Jeremy Stephens is now more favored than Yair Rodriguez in the main event. UFC Fight Night Mexico City is scheduled to take place this Saturday, September 21st, with top-10 featherweights featured in the main event. Bloody Elbow is on deck with the betting lines. The top of the billing ...

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White: If McGregor doesn’t fight at UFC 245, he’ll fight early next year

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 13 hours ago by Harry Davies
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Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Dana White has given an update on Conor McGregor’s UFC return. UFC president Dana White has given an update on the return of former two-division champion Conor McGregor, stating the Irishman wants to fight in December. McGregor (21-4) has not fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov by fourth-round submission in October of last year at UFC 229. Since then, hi...

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Maia thinks Ben Askren is an ‘interesting challenge’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 14 hours ago by Lucas Rezende
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Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Demian Maia is unsurprisingly interested in a grappling fight against Ben Askren in Singapore. MMA veteran and legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Demian Maia is intrigued by his upcoming bout against fellow grappler Ben Askren. Generally used to having to fight to take his opponents to the ground in order to try and catch them in a submission, the Brazilian tells...

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UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens staff predictions

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens card in Mexico City, Mexico. The Bloody Elbow staff has made its predictions for UFC Mexico, and the opinion is split on who is to win the main event between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. As for the co-main event, we’re leaning towards Alexa Grasso knock...

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White: Khabib vs Ferguson ‘needs to happen,’ but I’m open to GSP bout

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Harry Davies
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Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images Dana White has admitted that although Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson must happen, the Russian could face GSP if that fight falls through. UFC president Dana White has echoed all our thoughts that a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has to happen next, but he also said if that falls through Khabib vs Georges St-Pierre is a possibility. The undef...

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Celebrating Khabib Nurmagomedov’s birthday with his top 5 wins

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:21 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Natasha Hooper

As Khabib Nurmagomedov celebrates his birthday today, the 31-year-old has made extraordinary leaps and bounds throughout his MMA career. Let’s take a look back at the career-defining moments of the undisputed lightweight champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Abel Trujillo, UFC 160: Khabib Nurmagomedov faced Abel Trujillo at UFC 160 in 2013. The fight was Nurmagomedov’s fourth […] The post Celebrating K...

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The UFC and Rashad Evans part ways, as former champ considers a comeback

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:09 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Mike Pendleton

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and 2019 UFC Hall Of Fame inductee “Suga” Rashad Evans has reportedly parted ways from the UFC. The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, who also reported that Evans’ manager, Ali Abdelaziz says Evans is considering a comeback to fighting. Breaking: Rashad Evans (@SugaRashadEvans) has been granted […] The post The UFC and Rashad Evans part ways, a...

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Oezdemir vs. Rakic set for UFC Busan

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports One of the best prospects in the UFC’s light heavyweight division is getting a major step up in competition. The UFC’s final event of 2019 will feature a big matchup in the light heavyweight division. The promotion officially announced on Thursday that former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will take on rising prospect Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Busan in South Korea on...

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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs GSP possible if Ferguson is unavailable

www.bjpenn.com Posted 9:02 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Mike Pendleton

While many have called for Tony Ferguson to be the next matchup for lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC President Dana White has another opponent in mind if “El Cucuy” doesn’t make it to a fight with the champion. In an interview with TMZ Sports, White said that Ferguson is next in line, despite the fact […] The post Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs GSP possible if Ferguson is unavaila...

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Jorge Masvidal gives timeframe for retirement from MMA

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:54 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Thomas Taylor
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Jorge Masvidal is currently in the prime of his fighting life, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an exit strategy. Speaking on SportsCenter on Thursday, Masvidal gave a loose timeframe for his retirement from mixed martial arts. The good news, for Masvidal fans, is that it sounds like it’s still a ways off. “This […] The post Jorge Masvidal gives timeframe for retirement from MMA appeared firs...

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Kenny Florian predicts Jeremy Stephens finishing Yair Rodriguez

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:39 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Fernando Quiles

Kenny Florian sees Jeremy Stephens getting his hand raised over Yair Rodriguez. Tomorrow night (Sept. 21), Stephens and Rodriguez will share the Octagon. The featherweight bout is set to headline UFC Mexico City. The action will be held inside Mexico City Arena. Earlier today, the weigh-ins took place and just one fighter failed to hit […] The post Kenny Florian predicts Jeremy Stephens finishing ...

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Dana White: Golden Boy is ‘f**king nuts’ for competing with UFC 244

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:35 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Thomas Taylor

On November 2, the UFC will go head-to-head with a massive boxing match, and UFC President Dana White is expecting to come out on top. Over on the East Coast, White and the UFC will promote UFC 244, a huge pay-per-view card topped by a dynamite welterweight showdown between fan favorite welterweight contenders Nate Diaz […] The post Dana White: Golden Boy is ‘f**king nuts’ for competing with UFC 2...

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White responds to fan Q&A on why he’s ‘cheap’ about fighter pay

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Zane Simon
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Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images The UFC president took some time to do a fan Q&A on social media recently. Including answering some questions that weren’t all that flattering. With the UFC class action lawsuit hitting the news again, and exposing more details than ever about the UFC’s athlete pay structure, Dana White has had some questions to answer. Namely, “Why are you so cheap?” That was the resu...

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Hollywood stunt coordinator talks transitioning MMA fighters to film

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Carolyn Lee Adams
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Peewee Piemonte and Julie Michaels attend the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images While Julie Michaels may be best known for her acting roles in Road House and Point Break, together with husband Peewee Piemonte she has forged an award winning career in the world of stunts It was 1989, and the local horse shows south o...

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Jorge Masvidal targets ‘two sissies’ after UFC 244

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:19 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Jorge Masvidal is currently focused on a UFC 244 fight Nate Diaz, but that doesn’t mean he’s not thinking about his future options in the UFC welterweight division. If everything goes according to plan against Diaz, Masvidal says he wants to mix it up with one of “two sissies” next. By that, he means UFC […] The post Jorge Masvidal targets ‘two sissies’ after UFC 244 appeared first on | BJPenn.com...

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