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September 17th 2014

Calderwood learned the 'Showtime kick' from Pettis on TUF 20

Top British female fighter Joanne Calderwood is seeded #2 on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter and is set to have her first fight on the show in this week's episode against #15-seeded Emily Kagan. Fighters Only spoke with Joanne after her open workout at this past weekend's SENI 2014 expo at the Soccerdome in London, UK.  “I can't really comment...
September 17th 2014

Rousey picks Rose Namajunas as the star of TUF 20

UFC president Dana White said recently that he believes there is a 'Ronda Rousey'-type star on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, though he was mute on who that fighter is - obviously wanting to build tension and speculation for TUF 20. When Ronda herself was asked at a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who she thinks Dana is talking about, the UFC...
September 16th 2014

Between the Sheets: Zingano recounts UFC debut

#1-ranked female UFC bantamweight Cat Zingano will make her highly-anticipated return to the Octagon later this month at UFC 178 against Amanda Nunes.  Zingano was originally lined up to coach on The Ultimate Fighter opposite UFC champ Ronda Rousey, followed by a shot at Rousey's title, before an injury forced her onto the sidelines. Her place was then filled by...
September 16th 2014

[Video] Dustin Poirier's training at ATT

UFC featherweight Dustin Poirier has been on a tear for the past year, amassing three straight wins including two KO/TKO stoppages. The top-five 145lb'er is now scheduled to face Conor McGregor at UFC 178 later this month. In this UFC Ultimate Insider video, Poirier discusses how relocating to Coconut Creek, Florida has helped improve his training and push him to...
September 16th 2014

Fedor says he finds most UFC fighters uninteresting to watch

The standing of retired heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko among the all-time greats of the sport has long been debated, primarily due to the Russian never signing with this modern era's top promotion - the UFC. In a rare interview, Emelianenko addressed this very question. "The UFC didn't want me to fight there, so what could I do?" answered Fedor. "We were...
September 16th 2014

[Video] 'Fighting Queens' - Tate vs Nakai preview

The women will be looking to grab the attention of Japanese MMA fans this weekend as undefeated Rin Nakai makes her UFC debut against Miesha Tate at UFC Fight Night 52. It's a tall order for Nakai to take on the #2-ranked UFC female bantamweight in her promotional debut, but Miesha feels the match-up was the right call to make - as she explains while absorbing the...
September 15th 2014

Gustafsson waiting for UFC to make fight with 'Rumble' happen

With his rematch against current 205lb champ Jon Jones looking further and further away, UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson has recently turned his attention to another top contender in his division; namely Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson. After initially seeming uninterested in the fight, Alexander has now warmed to the idea and it looks like it's now just a...
September 15th 2014

Daley chasing titles in BAMMA, Bellator and K-1

Paul 'Semtex' Daley remained among the top welterweights outside the UFC this past Saturday with an impressive body punch TKO win over tough Brazilian Marinho Moreira da Rocha at BAMMA 16 in Manchester, UK. Daley is expected to face Mohammad Ghaedibardeh in a kickboxing bout at the K-1 World MAX 2014 World Championship Tournament Final in Thailand next month. With...
September 15th 2014

Arlovski following KO of 'Bigfoot': "I still have a lot of work"

Andrei Arlovski stunned Brazilian fans in their own country this past weekend by knocking out Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva in the first round of their main event fight at UFC Fight Night 51. Arlovski was clearly thrilled with the win, getting fired up in his post-fight celebrations in which he was heard to tell the booing crowd at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia,...
September 12th 2014

Gambling Guide: UFC Fight Night 51

Another busy weekend in the world of MMA is crowned with the UFC’s return to Brazil on Saturday night, sandwiched between events for both Bellator and WSOF, meaning an action-packed couple of days for hard-core fans. The first event the UFC have staged in the Brazilian capital of Brazilia, the Fight Night 51 card is punctuated with opportunity, as some the British...