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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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Interview with Erik “New Breed” Koch

Posted on 06 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella

With a face that even some who’s illiterate could read, it’s not hard to tell that Erik Koch enjoys his job. What does he do you may ask? Well, in addition to watching the Food Channel non-stop, Tweeting about the Food Channel, and wanting to eat the food he sees while he’s watching the Food Channel, the guy is a UFC fighter. And a pretty damn good one to boot.

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UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Undercard Preview

Posted on 21 January 2011 by Hobson Lopes

Cole Miller’s next fight may be decided already, but how will he do against Matt Wiman.

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How 5 Months have changed Chael Sonnen’s Career

Posted on 05 January 2011 by Hobson Lopes

Chael Sonnen has led one of the most decorated careers in recent memory.  However, his career started with a list of fights against nobodies.  He started his career 6 – 0, with the only meaningful victory coming over Jason Miller.  This was even before you could call Miller “Mayhem.”  He would then lose to Trevor Prangley & Forrest Griffin in 2003.  Following a loss to Jeremy Horn in September, 2004, Sonnen rebounded and went 3 – 1 before getting the call to fight in the UFC.

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2010 Fights of the Year

Posted on 26 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

The year 2010 had some very impressive mixed martial arts competitions. Fans were blown away by exciting knockouts, submissions and come from behind victories. Still, out of all these fierce battles which stood out among the rest as the best of the year. Here are a few that will be talked about into 2011 and long after.

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Potential Fights After WEC 53

Posted on 18 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Thursday’s WEC 53 brought a spectacular close to an organization that was known for action packed battles. While the fighters are being brought under the UFC banner, many new challenges and potential fights are available. While the obvious battles wait; such as that to unify the lightweight title, here are some others that would excite the fans and introduce stars of the WEC to the mainstream mixed martial arts fan.

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Tearing Down the Cage – WEC 53

Posted on 17 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

As if the World Extreme Cagefighting organization had not provided fight fans with enough excitement during its tenure, WEC 53 was the perfect final act to close down the show. With two title fights, submissions and knockouts, this show was exactly what everyone could have asked for.

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The UFC – WEC Merger

Posted on 28 October 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Write down the date of October 28, 2010 as the day the World Extreme Cagefighting organization was merged with its big brother, Ultimate Fighting Championship. In a conference call which was deemed a “major announcement” UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC would be expanding to include the bantamweight (135 pounds) and featherweight (145 pounds) weight classes. Along with that, the WEC’s lightweight class (155 pounds) will also be merged with the UFC’s lightweight class. As all announcements, the UFC-WEC merger is going to have its fans and opponents. Either way, this is an interesting direction that Zuffa is taking the combat sports game.

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