UFC 235 Embedded: episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC 235 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones stays focused by watching opponent Anthony Smith’s interviews. Welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman gets custom meals for the week at the UFC Performance Institute, where training partner and former champion Rashad Evans runs into several of his past opponents. Jones has a friendly interaction with former rival Evans and meets French heavyweight Francis Ngannou. Teammates Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren continue to train together in Las Vegas, Woodley for his welterweight title defense and Askren for his Octagon debut. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt introduces welterweight Diego Sanchez to his secret weapon – his son.

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Sonnen believes Smith is number one contender at 205

If there’s ever a guy in the history of the world that looks like an MMA fighter it’s Anthony Smith according to Chael P Sonnen. Smith is on a three fight win streak right now and has gone 5-1 in his last 6. He’s knocked out Rashad Evans, knocked out Shogun Rua, and submitted Volkan Oezdemir most likely putting him next in line for the winner of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232. He got heaps of praise from “The American Gangster” and we wanted to share. Check it out.

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Despite recent run Smith is underdog in Oezdemir fight

Volkan Oezdemir is a solid fighter with the heart of a lion and his next opponent Anthony Smith might as well be one. The pair will throw down in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on October 27th at the appropriately titled UFC Moncton event. Volkan is coming off of a loss to Daniel Cormier back at … Read more

UFC 225 open workout recap

UFC 225 takes place in Chicago on Saturday and we are getting a solid card. The return of CM Punk, Romero vs Whittaker 2, and the most electric grudge match of 2018 so far in Rafael Dos Anjos vs Colby Covington. Holly Holm looks to get back on track with a win over Megan Anderson, Alistair Overeem isn’t on the main card, and Rashad heads up the prelims. This card is all over the place and awesome. Open workouts were held and things seem to looking up for the card in terms of fighters being ready. Check out the recap…

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UFC 225 media scrum with Benavidez, Gadelha, Ige

UFC 225 takes place June 9th with one heck of a card on tap. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker faces Yoel Romero for a second time and Rafael Dos Anjos squares off with Colby Covington in a grudge match-up in the main and co-main respectively. CM Punk fights for a second time and believe it or not, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is fighting in the prelims. Wow. Check out the first media scrum video for the event which features Joseph Benavidez and some of the other undercard competitors.

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Rashad Evans gets deep about the end of his career on the MMA Hour

Rashad Evans is one of the most memorable fighters to step in to the Octagon. He won the second season of TUF and provided a scary highlight reel kick shortly thereafter that obliterated Sean Salmon and will be replayed in the best knockout videos forever. He was the light heavyweight champion for a minute until Lyoto Machida brutally knocked him out. His feud with Rampage may have ended in a lackluster fight but the build up will stay with us. Now, at the end of his career he almost seems sad and so are we. Check out what he had to say about preparing for it on The MMA Hour recently.

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