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Q&A: UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson

Fighters Only's Tony Reid catches up with UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson, 7-3, on the eve of his fight against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 109. Tony Reid: We are talking just ahead of UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm, Sweden. You are taking on Jack Hermansson. How do you envision the fight playing out? Alex Nic... Continued

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ONE: Angela Lee finishes Istela Nunes with anaconda choke

(c/o ONE Championship)In an exciting main event showdown between two talented females, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee overcame a spirited performance from challenger Istela Nunes to win by submission in the second round. After catching Nunes with a twister in the first stanza, the bout appeared all b... Continued

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Darren Till: From Liverpool to Brazil and back again

Don't talk to Darren Till about sacrifice. Don't talk to any fighter about sacrifice. But, definitely, if you have any sense, don't talk to Darren Till about sacrifice.After all, this is a man, a proud Liverpudlian, who, in late 2012, left behind everything he knew and loved in Liverpool to venture halfway across the world to Brazil in orde... Continued

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Interview: Teixeira believes Gustafsson should have been champ

It's commonplace for a fighter to watch footage of their upcoming opponent through not only rose-tinted specs but with a certain cynicism and negativity. Well, they might think, he isn't that good. He can't do this; he can't do that. I'm better than him in every department.In the case of Glover Teixeira, however, compliments come thick and ... Continued

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Rich Franklin expects Lee to face her toughest test to date against Nunes

A former UFC world middleweight champion, Rich 'Ace' Franklin, 42, now spends much of his time fulfilling a new role, that of ONE Championship Vice President. It's a position he has held since 2014, one which presumably materialised as a result of the stellar work he produced both in the Octagon, during a (on/off) nine-year year stint with the ... Continued

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ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes is a big deal in Singapore

By Michael Owens in SingaporeThe latest event from the promotion Forbes has called the biggest ever sports media brand in Asia (yes, bigger than Pride, though maybe not yet quite able to match it's blockbusting arena events) takes place in the Asian city state tomorrow night – or morning in the Western world.In the main event of Dynasty... Continued

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The Rousey of Asia? Angela Lee has greater plans

Angela Lee is an undefeated, dominant female fighting champion doing serious legwork for an organisation, all the while seemingly hellbent on changing society's perception of women. Remind you of anyone? Lee, lazily dubbed the 'Ronda Rousey of Asia', or variations on the theme, defends her ONE Championship atomweight title for the second time t... Continued

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Mariusz Pudzianowski: A big man for a big occasion

A five-time 'World's Strongest Man', Mariusz Pudzianowski has proven to be stronger and more masculine than a field of similarly-sized blokes – okay, the entire planet – in a number of ways. He lifted more, he pushed more, he threw further. You know how it works. The only thing he didn't do is use one of his lunchbox-sized fists to beat the cra... Continued

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Dillashaw and Borg fight (tweet) for the right to face Mighty Mouse

When TJ Dillashaw, a man on the hunt for a fight, yesterday asked his followers on social media who they'd rather see UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson face next – Dillashaw or number three-ranked Ray Borg – it was akin to the most popular kid in school, the high-school quarterback, asking every one of the girls in his class whether dat... Continued

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