MMA Chronicles

UFC sets shows in Abu Dhabi, Uruguay, Sao Paulo

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Mark your calendars for these three UFC events. The UFC is coming off an international card in Russia, and they’ll have several more lined up throughout the year. MMA Fighting reported that the Octagon is coming to Montevideo, Uruguay on August 10th for a Fight Night card on ESPN+. It’ll be the UFC’s first ever event in Uruguay, and the fourth different country in South America. In addition to the...

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UFC Executive responds after Khabib Nurmagomedov criticizes St. Petersburg event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:35 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Chris Taylor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was not happy with the lack of promotion for Saturday’s UFC event in St. Petersburg, Russia. The undefeated Russian, Khabib, said he would like to see the promotion adapt a new policy, one which would pay attention to his countries fighters. “I think the UFC should have a different policy, […] The post UFC Executive responds after Khabib Nurmagomedov cr...

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UFC St. Petersburg: Fights to Make

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:30 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Zane Simon
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All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book, following their latest event in St. Petersburg, Russia. Saturday’s UFC card in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was just about the perfect low-stakes UFC event. Fun fights, fast pace, and at an early enough hour that hardcore fans who couldn’t bear missing the card had plenty of time left in their day once it was ove...

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Dana White wins Instagram with hilarious Happy Easter post

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:47 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Chris Taylor

UFC President Dana White took to Instagram earlier today where he wished fight fans a Happy Easter while posting a hilarious photo of Brian Ortega. As seen below, the UFC boss pictated the recent featherweight title challenger, Ortega, as Jesus Christ. After accumulating a perfect record of 14-0, which included a knockout of Frankie Edgar, […] The post Dana White wins Instagram with hilarious Happ...

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Bellator 220 - Jon Fitch is having fun again: ‘Somewhere along the way I lost it’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Apr 21, 2019 by June M. Williams
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Our own Shakiel ‘Shak’ Mahjouri recently interviewed Welterweight Jon Fitch ahead of his Bellator 220 headliner bout against Rory MacDonald, from San Jose, CA on April 27th, 2019. Our own Shakiel “Shak” Mahjouri recently interviewed Welterweight fighter, Jon Fitch, ahead of his upcoming performance headlining the Bellator 220 event against Rory MacDonald, from San Jose, California, USA in April 27...

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Report: Till arrested for allegedly trashing hotel, stealing taxi

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:58 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Nick Baldwin
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A top UFC welterweight reportedly had a recent run-in with the law. Darren Till was arrested Thursday in Tenerife, Spain for allegedly trashing a hotel room and stealing a taxi, according to Spanish outlet ElDia.es. The UFC welterweight contender and four other Brits allegedly damaged furniture and emptied fire extinguishers at a hotel in Costa Adeje. After being kicked out, the group travelled to...

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Anderson Silva defends Jon Jones legacy

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:32 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Chris Taylor

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva believes that reigning light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones has done more good than bad for the sport of MMA. Like Jones, Silva has had issues with drug testing in the past, which has caused some fans and analysts to question each fighters legacy. Despite previous controversies, “The Spider” says […] The post Anderson Silva defends Jon Jones legacy ap...

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What’s next for UFC St. Petersburg main event fighters?

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:55 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Cole Shelton

The Octagon headed to St. Petersburg, Russia for UFC Fight Night 149 on Saturday. In the main event, Alistair Overeem took on Alexey Oleynik. Alexey found some success early in the fight, but Overeem was able to turn the tide thanks to a barrage of knees and finished the fight via ground and pound. Following […] The post What’s next for UFC St. Petersburg main event fighters? appeared first on | B...

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Israel Adesanya responds to Paulo Costa

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:39 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Chris Taylor

It is becoming very clear that current interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and surging contender Paulo Costa do not like each other. Following his thrilling five round decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, Adesanya was targeted by Costa in a social media post. “Really this is the interim (fake) champ?” wrote Costa. “No […] The post Israel Adesanya responds to Paulo Costa appe...

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The fighting art of MMA, defined

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Kostas Fantaousakis
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A basic definition of MMA specific techniques, MMA striking & MMA grappling and the overall MMA game Author’s note: this article is a heavily edited and updated version of my personal definitions previously posted here on Bloodyelbow (source 1, source 2). From time to time, I like to share my personal definition of our great sport, a definition that is obviously stated in these three words: Mixed ...

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Rizin videos: Prochazka TKO’s King Mo, Horiguchi bombs on Nguyen

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:11 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Eddie Mercado
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Jiri Prochazka just TKO’d King Mo in the third round of the Rizin FF 15 main event to capture the light heavyweight belt. RIZIN FF 15 just wrapped up from the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan with Jiri Prochazka stopping Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal with strikes in the third round to capture the vacant light heavyweight title. Prochazka is now on an eight-fight winning streak as he evens up his serie...

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UFC welterweight Darren Till reportedly arrested in Tenerife

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:50 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Chris Taylor

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till has reportedly been arrested in Tenerife for allegedly trashing a hotel and stealing a taxi. Till, who is coming off a brutal knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal, is said to have been stopped by police after jumping into a cab and speeding off as the driver was handling luggage. Darren […] The post UFC welterweight Darren Till reportedly arrested in...

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Overeem: ‘It’s too soon’ to talk about title shots even after UFC St. Petersburg win

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:30 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Veteran fighter Alistair Overeem is not yet ready to talk about title shots, even after his first-round TKO win over Alexey Oleinik. Alistair Overeem notched his second straight win on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Russia with a first-round TKO win over Alexey Oleynik. But even with this mini-win streak, the 38-year-old UFC veteran is not interested in title shots just yet. “I’m going to take ...

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RIZIN 15 results: Prochazka claims gold, Horiguchi and Tenshin continue dominance (Highlights)

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:55 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Drake Riggs
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RIZIN 15 went down on Sunday morning for those stateside and it acted as the first RIZIN event of 2019. In the first MMA bout of the night, top strawweight prospect, Kanako Murata made her return to the RIZIN ring on short notice to take on Mexico’s Saray Orozco at flyweight. Murata would end up […] The post RIZIN 15 results: Prochazka claims gold, Horiguchi and Tenshin continue dominance (Highlig...

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One-on-one with Nobuyuki Sakakibara: PRIDE regrets, and a new era with RIZIN

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:08 AM Apr 21, 2019 by LeeLi
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The founder and president discusses how RIZIN has adapted to the new MMA climate in Japan, and outlines future success with the “federation” approach, welcoming both more competition and cooperation. RIZIN Fighting Federation is hosting its nineteenth event in Yokohama Arena in Japan, featuring a rematch for the light heavyweight title between 2015 World Grand Prix winner “King” Mo Lawal and Czech...

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