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Meet Hector Lombard *VIDEO*

Born in Cuba, Hector Lombard poured himself into Judo as a way to eventually escape an oppressive regime. He became an Olympian, moved to Australia, turned to MMA, eventually wound up at American Top Team in Florida and over time became one of the baddest dudes on the planet at 185 pounds. This weekend Lombard will make his long-awaited UFC debut as he takes on Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch. Meet Hector Lombard in this UFC Ultimate Insider video profile. Read More »

Kongo vs. Jordan: Countdown to UFC 149 *VIDEO*

Heavyweights Cheick Kongo (17-7-2) and Shawn Jordan (13-3) will clash Saturday at UFC 149. Kongo had put together three straight quality wins (and a draw) prior to running into Mark Hunt at UFC 144 in February. He will be looking to get back on track against Jordan, a Strikeforce transplant, who won his UFC debut against Oli Thompson via second round TKO in March. This is the "Countdown to UFC 149: Kongo vs. Jordan". Read More »

Lombard vs. Boetsch: Countdown to UFC 149 *VIDEO*

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This Saturday night rising UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch (15-4) will face-off with former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (31-1-1, 1 NC) in what will be Lombard's UFC debut. With 31 wins on his record, Lombard has knocked out 17 and submitted seven. With an incredible 24-fight win streak will Lombard continue his reign of terror or will he be exposed in his "big show" debut? Go behind-the-scenes and into the training camps of both fighters as they prepare for the showdown in this episode of "Countdown to UFC 149". Read More »

Independent MMA Link Club

As the corporate climate of MMA continues to grow, fewer and fewer notable independent MMA sites remain. Each week we will bring you some of the top articles from a few of our friends still holding it down out there. From the East Coast to the West Coast, the U.K. and Asia, this is the Independent MMA Link Club. Read More »

Video: Six-year-old MMA fighter pays tribute to Tito Ortiz after win

Watch as this 6-year-old Arm FC (Armenian Fighting Championship) fighter pays a special tribute to UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz after his first round guillotine choke submission win. Say what you want about having kids this young doing MMA (no punches to the head), but you have to admit his cage top celebration and homage to Tito is pretty damn cute. Read More »

Tito Ortiz on TRT: ‘I think we’re sending the wrong message to fans’

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UFC Hall of Famer Tito Oritz is not happy. His final fight inside the Octagon was a rubber match against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148. It was a close fight, Tito dropped Forrest a couple times, but in the end the judges awarded Forrest the decision. After the fight however, it came out that Forrest is yet another fighter that has received a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Read More »

The journey of Renan Barao *VIDEO*

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Go inside Renan Barao's (28-1, 1 NC) fight camp as he prepares to face Urijah Faber for the UFC interim bantamweight title this Saturday night, July 21, in the UFC 149 headliner live on Pay-Per-View from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Read More »

UFC on FUEL TV 4 delivers third most watched day in network history

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UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman, the fourth UFC® Fight Night on FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), delivered the network’s third most-watched day in history and its second most-watched night of Primetime with 211,000 total viewers, according to figures released by Nielsen Media Research. The action-packed three-hour program, which featured six live bouts, was the fourth of FUEL TV’s six exclusive UFC events in 2012. Read More »

Weekend MMA wrap-up: Batista to make MMA debut, Rousey vs. Kardashian, Damm gets KO’d

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We try to bring you as much news and original content as possible each week here at ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com), but let’s face it, especially as MMA continues to grow, we can’t cover every single story every week — there just isn’t enough manpower or time to make that happen. As an MMA fan, here are some of the mixed martial arts news stories from around the web you should know about for the week of July 7-14: Read More »

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