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Germany’s Unexpected Love for MMA and Poker

Posted on 30 June 2013 by MMA Zone Staff

Coming from two distinctly different backgrounds, the physical sport of MMA and the tactical game of poker have some unique similarities that are hardly noticeable to the naked eye. But by putting both under the scrutinizing lens of a German microscope and analyzing the key ingredients to its mainstream success, MMA and poker have some surprisingly glaring resemblances that naturally enticed its German followers.

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Joe Rogan Chimes Into MMA NY Legal Battle

Posted on 22 June 2013 by Tony Hackerott

It is almost hilarious how much New York is behind the time when it comes to MMA.  What are they trying to prove?..  It’s getting absurd

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UFC 161 Takes Another Hit

Posted on 07 June 2013 by Hobson Lopes

On June 15, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will present UFC 161. The original UFC 161 card was set to feature a title fight and several of the most popular fighters in the sport. Several weeks ago, the Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland interim UFC bantamweight title fight was scrapped from the card after Barao was forced out due to injury. Then came the news yesterday that the fight between Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was being scrapped due to an injury to Nogueira. This is just another huge blow to a UFC event due to injury. In its current state, does UFC 161 warrant your pay per view buy?

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Cat Zingano Out, Miesha Tate in for TUF

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes

The mixed martial arts community will get to see its greatest female MMA rematch in history after the latest news regarding the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Current Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will still coach on the show, but instead of facing off with Cat Zingano both on the show and in December for the title, Miesha Tate will step in for the injured Zingano in both avenues.

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What’s Next for UFC Heavyweight Fighters?

Posted on 29 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight division saw some major moves at UFC 160 last weekend. The UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez retained his title by beating Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and top contender Junior dos Santos defeated Mark Hunt. What do these results mean to the heavyweight divisional rankings and what is next for other top heavyweight contenders?

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How Drugs Cost Pat Healy $130K

Posted on 17 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes

When Pat Healy was in Strikeforce, he was an unknown fighter that worked to become known. During his time on the Strikeforce Challengers circuit, he won all three of his fights. He was 7-1 overall in the promotion with the lone loss coming to Josh Thomson. In the final four fights of his Strikeforce career, he picked up victories against Maximo Blanco, Caros Fodor, Mizuto Hirota, and Kurt Holobaugh. Those wins helped propel him towards his first UFC fight after his contract was absorbed by the company.

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Who Should Fight UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Next?

Posted on 14 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes

After his toe-breaking performance against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, all the talk surrounding the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been about who will challenge him next. There are two light heavyweights that seem to be getting the most traction in the MMA community, but there is still one super-fight that the fans are craving to see.

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MMA Fighter: World of MMA Super Fights

Posted on 12 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes

In the world of mixed martial arts, there are fights and then there are super fights. When the sport was gaining traction again in 2005, Randy Couture defended the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title against Chuck Liddell. That was a super fight. When Liddell went on to defend the title for the first time following his knockout victory against “the Natural” against Jeremy Horn, that was a fight.

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Top 3 Most Gruesome Injuries in UFC History

Posted on 28 April 2013 by Hobson Lopes

Important: Images in this article may be too graphic if you have a weak stomach!  If you do please choose another story.

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UFC 159: Jones Vs. Sonnen – Odds and Outlook

Posted on 26 April 2013 by Hobson Lopes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to pay-per-view tomorrow night for UFC 159. The card is headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and the challenger, Chael Sonnen. Also on the card are fights between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher, Phil Davis and Vinny Magalhaes, and Cheick Kongo and Roy Nelson.

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