MMA Chronicles

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 117 // Valentina Shevchenko | Jorge Masvidal | Eddie Alvarez | Alex Volkanovski

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:34 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Jason Kindschy

Valentina Shevchenko returns to recap her incredible performance at UFC 238 against Jessica Eye. With what many consider a front-runner for KO of the Year, the “Bullet” further cemented her place as one of the pound-for-pound best. We’ll discuss the victory in depth, hear Valentina’s reaction to receiving a congratulatory phone call from the president […] The post BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 117 // Valen...

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Gane not surprised by UFC call: ‘People like the way I fight’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:25 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Nick Baldwin
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Top heavyweight prospect Ciryl Gane is happy to be in the UFC, but assured fans this is only the “beginning of the journey.” Ciryl Gane had a feeling before his last fight that if he walked away with a win, he would soon after get a call from the UFC. And he was right. It was announced earlier this month that the top heavyweight prospect has signed with the UFC, just two weeks after his first-roun...

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Moicano: Holloway fight is a ‘reward’ for Edgar

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Nick Baldwin
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Top UFC featherweight contender Renato Moicano believes Alexander Volkanovski deserves the next crack at champ Max Holloway more than Frankie Edgar. Renato Moicano believes Alexander Volkanovski deserves the next shot at UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway more than Frankie Edgar, but the top contender isn’t overly upset at the UFC’s booking of Holloway vs. Edgar. “I think Max and Volkanovski ...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov suggests Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:31 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Tony Ferguson has earned himself a fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. That much is undeniable. Unfortunately for Ferguson, Nurmagomedov is currently tied up with a fight with Dustin Poirier, scheduled for UFC 242 on September 7 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to ESPN recently, Khabib Nurmagomedov discussed his rival Tony Ferguson, and suggested that […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov su...

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen gets emotional when asked what he’d tell late father at career’s end

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:13 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

On Friday night, after being stopped by Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator 222, Chael Sonnen decided to up to hang up the gloves. Sonnen had a legendary career as a professional mixed martial artist, challenging for WEC and UFC titles on multiple occasions, and very nearly battling the Bellator heavyweight strap. In […] The post VIDEO | Chael Sonnen gets emotional when asked what he’d ...

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Evolution of the Guard Pass in MMA: Part I - The basics

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:30 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Bloody Elbow
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In part one of this two-part series, BJJ & Judo black belt Tommy Elliott examines the fundamentals of guard passing and the divergence between MMA and sport BJJ. Note: 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. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was the originating art of modern, western MMA. And whil...

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Fedor Emelianenko signs on for ‘retirement tour’ in Bellator

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:15 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko has signed a new multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA, per Bellator boss Scott Coker. According to Coker, this new contract will see Emelianenko embark on a “retirement tour,” taking on foes of a similar vintage in the final bouts of his career. “It’s a multi-fight deal, multi-year [deal] and this is […] The post Fedor Emelianenko signs on for ‘retirement tou...

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Fighters Pick Fighters - Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. - Bellator London

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Jun 16, 2019 by June M. Williams
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In this exclusive SBN MMA Feature, Bloody Elbow Interviewer, Shakiel ‘Shak’ Mahjouri speaks to ranked professional MMA fighters like Jimmie Rivera and Ricardo Lamas, who give their take on Bellator London’s main event title fight between Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr., , happening at the SSE Arena in London, England. In this exclusive SBN MMA Feature, Bloody Elbow Interviewer, Shakiel ‘Shak’...

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Jorge Masvidal, Anthony Pettis battle to draw in charity grappling showdown

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:57 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

On Saturday night, UFC welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Anthony Pettis met in a charity grappling match. After ten minutes of entertaining action that saw both men have some success and lots of fun, the bout was scored a draw. If you missed the Pettis X Masvidal main card you can rewatch here (also features […] The post Jorge Masvidal, Anthony Pettis battle to draw in charity grappling s...

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Tyson Fury shares plans for 2020 rematch with Deontay Wilder

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:41 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Last night, heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury put on a show, pummeling the out-matched Tom Schwarz to a second-round knockout. Shortly after this victory, the Brit called for a rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who he battled to a controversial draw in December. Fury plans to fight once more on October 5, possibly […] The post Tyson Fury shares plans for 2020 rematch with Deon...

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Video: Watch Fury stop Schwarz in two rounds

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:34 AM Jun 16, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Tyson Fury entertained in his first appearance in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch his win vs. Tom Schwarz. Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) made the most of his Las Vegas debut, as he put on a clinic against Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16 KOs) in Saturday night’s Top Rank on ESPN+ main event. In the first fight of his reported $100 million deal with Top Rank/ESPN, Fury was the heavy favorite against the unheralded Ger...

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Pros react to Tyson Fury defeating Tom Schwarz by TKO

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:32 AM Jun 16, 2019 by Chris Taylor
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A heavyweight boxing match between undefeated fighters Tyson Fury (27-0-1) and Tom Schwarz (24-0) took place this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout marked Fury’s first appearance since fighting reigning WBC title holder Deontay Wilder to a draw this past December in Los Angeles. Many thought that the former IBF, […] The post Pros react to Tyson Fury defeating Tom Schwarz...

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Twitter reacts to Fury’s flawless TKO win over Schwarz

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:32 AM Jun 16, 2019 by Harry Davies
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Tyson Fury maintained his unbeaten record by knocking out Tom Schwarz in the second round. Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) maintained his undefeated record by picking up the 20th KO of his career, knocking out Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16 KOs) in the second round. From the opening bell Fury looked to be on his A game, however Schwarz still had his moments in the first-round. After a relatively quiet opening ...

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Tyson Fury dominates Tom Schwarz in Vegas debut

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:19 AM Jun 16, 2019 by Fraser Coffeen
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Tyson Fury came to Las Vegas, and he got it done, stopping Tom Schwarz in two rounds. Tyson Fury def. Tom Schwarz, TKO (Round 2, 2:54) In his Las Vegas debut on ESPN+, lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury came in to make a statement, and he succeeded. It took Fury just under two rounds to put overmatched opponent Tom Schwarz away, earning a TKO victory in the closing seconds of round two. Fury s...

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Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz Result: Fury stops Schwarz in Round 2 (Video)

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:13 AM Jun 16, 2019 by Chris Taylor

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1) returns to the ring this evening for a showdown with fellow undefeated boxer Tom Schwarz (24-0). ’The Gypsy King’ was last seen in action against current title holder Deontay Wilder this past December, with the fight ending in a controversial draw. The thrilling contest and controversial decision have many […] The post Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz Resu...

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