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Leo Frincu: How intense is your training?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

I have trained people with various goals. From getting into a wedding gown or losing the baby weight to winning the UFC world championship belt or jiu jitsu/boxing world title, there’s not much difference in the type of exercises one’s performing. It’s the strength and intensity that separates a professional athlete from a regular person. Read More »

Luke Sanders and Zach Underwood Battle For Tennessee Featherweight Supremacy at XFC 26

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If the opening bout sets the tone for the entire show, then MMA fans are in for a hell of a night when Night of Champions III invades the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on October 18th. XFC President John Prisco and company will kick off their nationally televised show with a bang, when they send Tennessee Featherweights Luke Sanders and Zach Underwood into the cage to do battle. Read More »

Countdown to UFC 165 (full episode) *VIDEO*

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Get caught up on the backstory of UFC 165's three main fights as former TUF 10 cast mates and friends Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione prepare to face off at heavyweight, interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao puts his title on the line against inaugural WEC bantamweight champ Eddie Wineland, and reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones looks to continue his dominant legacy against Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson. Read More »

UFC 165 preview: Schaub vs. Mitrione *VIDEO*

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UFC heavyweights, former football players and The Ultimate Fighter season 10 cast mates Brendan Schaub (9-3) and Matt Mitrione (6-2) will slug it out Saturday night at UFC 165 in Toronto. Take a listen as these two friends (former friends?) talk about why they feel they have the advantage over the other Read More »

RFA holds tenth event in Des Moines, Iowa

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Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) today announced that its 10th event will take place in the Hawkeye State and will feature the first-ever RFA welterweight title fight pitting two of the sport's most exciting young strikers, Mike “Biggie” Rhodes and Alan Jouban, against each other for the belt. Read More »

European boxing champ Rafal Jackiewicz signs multi-fight MMA deal with KSW

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Thirty-six-year-old professional boxer Rafał Jackiewicz has signed a multi-fight contract with KSW Federation to compete in mixed martial arts. Born in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Jackiewicz originally began his fight career as a kickboxer but later switched to professional boxing. Beginning with his first fight in February 2001, Jackiewicz amassed a record of 42-11-2 in the welterweight division. In 2010 Jackiewicz contended for the IBF world title and is one of the few Poles to hold the EBU European championship. Read More »

Bellator 99 fight results

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Bellator 99 took place Friday night at Temecula, California’s Pechanga Resort. The event featured the opening rounds of the Season 9 Bellator Featherweight Tournament with Patricio Pitbull, Fabricio Guerreiro, Justin Wilcox and Joe Taimanglo moving on to the semifinal rounds. Patricio Pitbull will face Fabricio Guerreiro and Justin Wilcox will fight Taimanglo in the semifinals. Read More »

UFC on FOX 9 set for Sacramento on December 14

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship's final Fox event of the year - UFC on Fox 9 - will be at Sleep Train Arena on Saturday, Dec. 14. The main card, expected to start at 5 p.m., will be broadcast nationally on Fox (FOX40 in Sacramento). The preliminary bouts, broadcast on FS1, are expected to begin at 2 p.m. Read More »

Benson Henderson: The hunt for recognition and redemption

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Benson Henderson currently occupies an unusual space, he has reached the pinnacle of his profession, winning and retaining a world title, but he is not yet a star. At UFC 164, he will be fighting for recognition, something that has so far eluded his tenure as champion, and, because of the opponent, redemption. Read More »

UFC Fight Night 27 preview: Carlos Condit looks to take out Martin Kampmann

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The UFC Fight Night 27 event will take place tonight on FOX Sports 1 and will be headlined by the welterweight bout between former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and the always tough Martin Kampmann. Both fighters are coming off losses to Johny Hendricks and need a win to stay near the top of the welterweight division. Let's break the fight down to see who will come out the victor. Read More »

Where does Alistair Overeem go from here?

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Alistair Overeem's MMA career has recently taken a turn for the worst following back-to-back losses in the UFC. His most recent defeat came this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 26, where he was knocked out Jackson's MMA heavyweight fighter and rising star Travis Browne. Read More »

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