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Fedor Emelianenko continues to be ranked the #1 heavyweight MMA fighter in the world, as last week’s USA today rankings showed. How does a man who has fought sporadically over several years and avoided the best competition by fighting outside of the UFC still earn a #1 ranking?
Why? Why is this happening? There is no chance that Shine Fights can thrive in the world of MMA. They have to compete with UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator, all of which are better equipped to make a dent in the market place. To start with, Shine Fights’ pay-per-view event this…
Strikeforce continues its quest to become a viable MMA alternative to the UFC this Saturday with its Heavy Artillery card from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem defends his title for the first time since winning it two-and-a-half years ago when he faces Brett Rogers…
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber came through with big time excitement and fast-paced fights from top to bottom this weekend. Jose Aldo, Manny Gamburyan, and Ben Henderson all turned in big wins. But another story from Saturday is the total lack of WEC branding. What does that mean for “the…
It all started when someone ran me off the road when I was riding my bicycle and then cursed at me. I realized I was no Bruce Lee, just a wimp who has no martial arts, MMA, UFC, boxing, karate or other self-defense skills… a hydroponics grower who couldn’t punch…
World Extreme Cagefighting, sister company of the UFC, hosts its first pay-per-view event this weekend. WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber features some of the MMA world’s best featherweights and bantamweights, as well as top lightweight fighters.
The bookmakers had it wrong. In all three Strikeforce: Nashville championship fights, the contests went counter to what the Vegas line and MMA experts suggested. Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez defended their titles convincingly, while Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal captured the light heavyweight belt.
Frankie Edgar shocked the world with his unanimous decision victory over lightweight champion B.J. Penn at UFC 112. Unfortunately, the MMA upset of the year was overshadowed by Anderson Silva’s distasteful performance versus Demian Maia in the main event.UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva started the fight doing his typical showboating.…
B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva. Three of the UFC’s five champions have “cleaned out” their divisions. What does the UFC do when there are no contenders to the throne? First, a little history:
It was a good night for Ultimate Fighter finalists, as Kenny Florian, Roy Nelson, and Ross Pearson each delivered convincing wins at UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi. TUF Season One runner-up and lightweight stand-out Kenny Florian won his second straight fight by rear naked choke, getting Takanori Gomi…
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