MMA Chronicles

John Kavanagh prefers Nate Diaz trilogy next for Conor McGregor

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:33 AM Jun 18, 2019 by Mike Pendleton

As the UFC’s lightweight championship picture continues to take shape, the road back to the Octagon for former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor also seems to be taking shape. Back in March while doing a Q&A with fans McGregor said he feels he owes it to Nate Diaz to have a trilogy fight, but […] The post John Kavanagh prefers Nate Diaz trilogy next for Conor McGregor appeared ...

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Moicano eyes FotY outing against Korean Zombie

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 AM Jun 18, 2019 by Lucas Rezende
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Featherweight contender Renato ‘Moicano’ Carneiro expects an exciting fight against the ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung at UFC Greenville. Featherweight contender Renato Moicano wants to bounce back from his TKO loss to former champion Jose Aldo in unforgettable fashion. Paired up against Chan Sung Jung, one of the most aggressive and exciting men in the 145 lb division, the Brazilian tells Combate...

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Khabib says McGregor must earn rematch by winning more fights

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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“Come back and fight with someone and deserve this. No problem. But right now, a lot of tough and good opponents who have good win streak, they deserve.” Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is open to a rematch with Conor McGregor, but under one condition — ‘The Notorious’ must start winning fights again. McGregor, who was submitted by Nurmagomedov at last year’s blockbuster UF...

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White on Ferguson getting next title shot: ‘I’m assuming he’s next

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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“Tony Ferguson just came off a great win this weekend over ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and I’m assuming he’s next.” What else does Tony Ferguson have to do to earn a title shot? The former interim champ is on a whopping twelve-fight win streak and holds impressive victories over the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson hasn’t lost a fight since 2013 and is one of the most we...

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Wilder not overly-impressed with Fury’s TKO win over Schwarz: It ‘was just OK’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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“It’s building him up. But the performance was just OK.” Boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury put on a masterclass performance against Tom Schwarz this past weekend in Las Vegas, outboxing the undefeated German enroute to a second-round TKO victory at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury, who hails from Wythenshawe, Manchester, was untouchable for those two rounds but former opponent Deontay Wilder wasn’t ov...

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Dillon Danis makes bold prediction for potential MMA fight with Jon Jones

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:18 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Last weekend, on the main card of Bellator 222, Dillon Danis improved to 2-0 in MMA with a submission victory over Max Humphrey. Shortly after this sophomore win, the Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist and Conor McGregor stablemate made yet another callout of reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Speaking on Monday’s edition of Ariel […] The post Dillon Danis makes bold prediction for pot...

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VIDEO | Every finish from ONE: Legendary Quest

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:58 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Atilano Diaz
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ONE Championship made a successful return to China, with ONE: Legendary Quest selling out the Baoshan Arena in beautiful Shanghai. The biggest winner of the night was no doubt reigning ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand, who successfully defended her Muay Thai crown against a very game challenger in Alma […] The post VIDEO | Every finish from ONE: Lege...

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Cormier says UFC 241 title fight vs. Miocic is likely his last

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier sets a new date for his planned retirement. UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was ready to retire last March, when he hit 40 years of age. Those plans, however, were postponed, when he sustained a back injury during UFC 230 title fight against Derrick Lewis in November 2018, which kept him in the sidelines for an extended period. “DC” was also looking ...

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Paulie Malignaggi credits ‘f**king stupid’ MMA fans for setting up ‘easy’ Artem Lobov payday

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:51 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

This weekend, in the main event of BKFC 6 in Tampa, Florida, former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi will meet UFC veteran Artem Lobov in bare knuckle fight. Given his accolades in the boxing arena, Malignaggi is expecting an easy night of work against his foe. And he’s thanking the “f**king stupid” MMA fans that support […] The post Paulie Malignaggi credits ‘f**king stupid’ MMA fans for setting up...

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What a ONE Championship Welterweight World Grand Prix field might look like

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:14 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Atilano Diaz

Tournaments and Grand Prix are excellent for martial arts promotions. It hearkens back to the golden days of competition in a variety of combat sports. ONE Championship is capturing that magic with its various ladder-style tournaments. Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev has already secured himself a spot in the lightweight final on the strength of two KO […] The post What a ONE Championship Welterweight Wo...

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Bellator’s Kielholtz believes camp switch will lead to best version of herself

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Scott Lagdon
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Ahead of her return at Bellator London, Kickboxing world champion, Denise Kielholtz, has moved to Team Schrijber to round out her MMA game. Despite losing her last Bellator MMA outing, Denise Kielholtz (2-2), signed a new promotional deal with the company back in February. The first fight on that new contract sees the Bellator Kickboxing flyweight champion return to the MMA cage against promotiona...

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Evolution of the Guard Pass in MMA

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:36 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Zane Simon
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In this two-part series, BJJ & Judo black belt Tommy Elliott examines the fundamentals of guard passing and the divergence between MMA and sport BJJ. As well as diving into the evolution of guard passing in MMA, through four fighters who exemplified the art. This technique breakdown is a guest post from BJJ & Judo black belt, multiple time Fight 2 Win Pro competitor, and amateur Muay Thai fighter ...

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Evolution of the Guard Pass in MMA: Part II - From Hawaii to Dagestan

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Bloody Elbow
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In the second half of this two-part series, BJJ & Judo black belt Tommy Elliott dives into the evolution of guard passing in MMA, through four fighters who exemplified the art. This technique breakdown is a guest post from BJJ & Judo black belt, multiple time Fight 2 Win Pro competitor, and amateur Muay Thai fighter Tommy Elliott. Part one of this series examined modern sport Jiu Jitsu guard passi...

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Kevin Lee plans to stay at welterweight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:26 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Last month, in the main event of UFC Rochester, long-time UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee made his debut in the welterweight division opposite a fellow former lightweight in Rafael dos Anjos. Unfortunately for Lee, this first welterweight bout didn’t go as planned, as he was submitted by his foe in the fourth round. While Lee […] The post Kevin Lee plans to stay at welterweight appeared first ...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains how Conor McGregor can earn rematch

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:13 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

From the sounds of it, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is open to a rematch with his last opponent, Conor McGregor, who he submitted at UFC 229 in October. Before this prospective blockbuster can occur, however, the champ wants to see the Irish star put in some work and earn it. “Have to deserve. I […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov explains how Conor McGregor can earn rematch appeared ...

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