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Something from nothing: ONE Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong

How ONE Championship founder went from poverty to founding Asia’s top MMA promotion... By Gareth A DaviesThe rise of ONE Championship is a pretty remarkable story in itself, yet the rise of its founder and owner Chatri Sityodtong is even more incredible. Utter rags to untold riches. Yet the 42-year-old who is half-Thai and half... Continued

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Glover Teixeira reflects on 13 seconds he wants to forget

A lot can be achieved in thirteen seconds. Or, I should say, a lot can be achieved in thirteen seconds if you punch as hard as Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson. Thirteen seconds, remember, was all it took for Johnson, in August 2016, to land a right uppercut on the chin of Glover Teixeira, end their much-anticipated light-heavyweight fight and simultan... Continued

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Alexander Gustafsson: Future Champ or Nearly Man?

On another day, at another time, with a different set of judges, Alexander Gustafsson might already have been crowned UFC light-heavyweight champion. He could have won the title in 2013, when pushing Jon Jones to the wire, and he could have been awarded the belt in 2015, when doing the same to Daniel Cormier. Both times Gustafsson excelled hims... Continued

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Romero and Whittaker booked for interim UFC middleweight title

Finally, after much dilly-dallying, deliberation and mixed messages, we have a middleweight title fight.Kind of.In what is billed as an interim UFC middleweight title fight, Yoel Romero, the consensus number one contender, will fight Robert Whittaker, fresh from an impressive mauling of Ronald 'Jacare' Souza, on July 8 at UFC 213. There... Continued

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Norman Parke feels "free as a bird" ahead of KSW debut

Irish lightweight 'Stormin' Norman Parke leaves for Poland today (Tuesday) and will fight in front of 55,000 Polish fans at a football stadium on Saturday (May 27) in Warsaw. He will battle a Pole, Mateusz Gamrot, an undefeated one at that, and hopes to come away unscathed. Better yet, he intends to return to Ireland on Sunday as the new KSW li... Continued

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UFC Fight Night Countdown: Gustafsson vs Teixeira

*** Leading light-heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira meet this Sunday (May 28) in Stockholm, Sweden at UFC Fight Night 109. Gustafsson, from Sweden, is a former two-time UFC light-heavyweight title challenger with wins against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Jimi Manuwa, while Teixeira, from Brazil, is a heavy-handed cont... Continued

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Five Fights: Ben Askren

By Ben Askren *** Ben Askren is the current ONE Championship welterweight champion. He is undefeated in his eight-year professional MMA career and a former Olympic wrestler. He defends his welterweight title against Agilan Thani this Friday (May 26) in Singapore at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes *** Trevor SpencerI can t... Continued

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The UFC gets its first official hospital

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will serve as the global brand’s first-ever official hospital. The new multi-year partnership provides UFC with access to the hospital’s sports medicine physicians, who will serve as orthopedic consultants in conjunction with the brand’s medical tea... Continued

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9 things you need to know about Alexander Gustafsson

As he prepares to headline UFC Fight Night 109 this Sunday (May 28) in his native Sweden, here are nine things you may or may not know about UFC light-heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson... 1. Country boyGustafsson grew up in Arborga, Sweden, a rural 13th century town of just 10,000 inhabitants. 2. Box cleverAs a ... Continued

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KSW go big, make history this weekend

Polish promotional outfit KSW will make history at the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw this Saturday (May 27) when they host Poland's first MMA show in a stadium and the biggest MMA show to ever take place in Europe.The stadium, home to the Polish national football team, has a capacity of 65,000 and KSW founder Martin Lewandowski expects a fair numb... Continued

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