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VIDEO | Mizuto Hirota misses weight and appears to nearly pass out on the scale

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:58 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Russell Ess
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All fighters but one made weight for the UFC Fight Night 117 event taking place in Saitama, Japan on Friday, September 22 (Saturday in Japan). UFC featherweight Mizuto Hirota was the last fighter to step on the scale during the official weigh-ins. According to MMA Junkie, every fighter on the card weighed in within the... The post VIDEO | Mizuto Hirota misses weight and appears to nearly pass out ...

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VIDEO | Mizuto Hirota misses weight and appears to nearly pass out on the scale

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:58 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Russell Ess
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All fighters but one made weight for the UFC Fight Night 117 event taking place in Saitama, Japan on Friday, September 22 (Saturday in Japan). UFC featherweight Mizuto Hirota was the last fighter to step on the scale during the official weigh-ins. According to MMA Junkie, every fighter on the card weighed in within the... The post VIDEO | Mizuto Hirota misses weight and appears to nearly pass out ...

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Mike Perry was very inspired by his most recent KO victim, Alex Reyes

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:26 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor

Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 116, rising welterweight slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry authored yet another brutal knockout, this time putting down Alex Reyes with a rocket-fuelled knee against the cage. Reyes, of course, was not supposed to be Perry’s opponent. Perry was originally expected to battle former UFC welterweight title... The post Mike Perry was very inspired by h...

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Mike Perry was very inspired by his most recent KO victim, Alex Reyes

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:26 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor
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Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 116, rising welterweight slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry authored yet another brutal knockout, this time putting down Alex Reyes with a rocket-fuelled knee against the cage. Reyes, of course, was not supposed to be Perry’s opponent. Perry was originally expected to battle former UFC welterweight title... The post Mike Perry was very inspired by h...

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Cyborg’s Coach Thinks She Could Beat Ronda Rousey, Nunes and Holm in One Night

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:00 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Justin Golightly

After the last two fights, it seemed like Ronda Rousey was done with the sport of MMA, at least for the time being. If anything, it seemed like she was inching closer to a wrestling in the WWE. However, her longtime coach Edmond Tarverdyan, recently just put it out in the news that he would... The post Cyborg’s Coach Thinks She Could Beat Ronda Rousey, Nunes and Holm in One Night appeared first on...

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Cyborg’s Coach Thinks She Could Beat Ronda Rousey, Nunes and Holm in One Night

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:00 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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After the last two fights, it seemed like Ronda Rousey was done with the sport of MMA, at least for the time being. If anything, it seemed like she was inching closer to a wrestling in the WWE. However, her longtime coach Edmond Tarverdyan, recently just put it out in the news that he would... The post Cyborg’s Coach Thinks She Could Beat Ronda Rousey, Nunes and Holm in One Night appeared first on...

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Check Out Bellator’s “Flying Cage”

fiveouncesofpain.com Posted 5:00 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Dana Becker

Bellator’s “Flying Cage” set to make inaugural U.S. appearance at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 23 during Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull and Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ross vs. Lomurno. A must-see spectacle, the steel structure is suspended from above and lowered to the platform beneath allowing the Bellator Kickboxing ring to […] The post Check Out Bellator’s “Flying Cage” ap...

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Andre Ward announces retirement from boxing

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:22 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Mookie Alexander
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Two-division champion Andre Ward, boxing’s consensus pound-for-pound best, has called it a career at just 33 years of age. In some perhaps unexpected news, boxing’s arguable pound-for-pound best has decided to end his decorated career. WBA-IBF-WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) made his retirement official in a statement released on his website: To the sport of boxing – I lov...

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Jorge Masvidal explains how he’ll avoid a defensive stalemate with ‘Wonderboy’ at UFC 217

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:03 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor
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On November 4, on the main card of the stacked UFC 217, fourth-ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will take on the division’s number-two fighter, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. This bout will serve as Thompson’s opportunity to rebound from back-to-back failed title bids opposite reigning champion Tyron Woodley – the first being a majority draw, the second... The post Jorge Masvidal explai...

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Jorge Masvidal explains how he’ll avoid a defensive stalemate with ‘Wonderboy’ at UFC 217

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:03 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor
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On November 4, on the main card of the stacked UFC 217, fourth-ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will take on the division’s number-two fighter, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. This bout will serve as Thompson’s opportunity to rebound from back-to-back failed title bids opposite reigning champion Tyron Woodley – the first being a majority draw, the second... The post Jorge Masvidal explai...

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After talking with managers, Mike Perry updates on desired Robbie Lawler fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:31 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Pittsburgh, brick-fisted welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry picked up a thunderous knee-induced KO win over Alex Reyes, who stepped in to replace Thiago Alves on short notice. Shortly after this win, Perry made an exciting callout of former UFC welterweight king and fellow knockout... The post After talking with managers, Mike Perry up...

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Weigh-In Results For UFC Fight Night 117: OSP Vs. Okami

fiveouncesofpain.com Posted 2:44 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Dana Becker

Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 117 went down Thursday from Japan. In the main event, Yushin Okami returns to face Ovince Saint Preux. Both Okami (203.5 pounds) and Saint Preux (206) were successful, but Mizuto Hirota missed weight for his lightweight main card opener vs. Charles Rosa. Hirota will forfeit a portion of his fight […] The post Weigh-In Results For UFC Fight Night 117: OSP Vs. Okami app...

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UFC Japan’s Charles Rosa reveals how Cole Miller helped him ahead of fight with Mizuto Hirota

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:30 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tim Bissell
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UFC featherweight talks about his UFC Japan match-up and how a fight with Cole Miller inspired his MMA journey. After being stopped for the first time in his pro career at UFC 210, American Top Team product Charles Rosa (11-3) has made the long trip from Florida to Tokyo in order to compete at Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Okami vs. Saint Preux. At the Saitama Super Arena he’ll face Mizuto Hirota (18-...

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Al Iaquinta gives some promising updates on possible UFC return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:08 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor

Ragin’ Al Iaquinta is one of the best lightweights in the world. Unfortunately, his gripes with the UFC have caused him to question his continued fighting career, and he’s been quite inactive over the last few years. Earlier this year, of course, Iaquinta did step back into the Octagon, dazzling with a thunderous first-round knockout... The post Al Iaquinta gives some promising updates on possible...

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Al Iaquinta gives some promising updates on possible UFC return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:08 PM Sep 21, 2017 by Tom Taylor
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Ragin’ Al Iaquinta is one of the best lightweights in the world. Unfortunately, his gripes with the UFC have caused him to question his continued fighting career, and he’s been quite inactive over the last few years. Earlier this year, of course, Iaquinta did step back into the Octagon, dazzling with a thunderous first-round knockout... The post Al Iaquinta gives some promising updates on possible...

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