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January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown - The Main Event: Edgar vs Maynard

By Simon Platt Frankie Edgar (13-1-0) vs. Gray Maynard (10-0-0) What does Frankie Edgar have to do to convince people, the bookmakers at least, that he is the real deal as the UFC’s lightweight champion? Rewind eight months ago to his first meeting with, then, champion BJ Penn at UFC 112 and he was the 3-1 underdog that shocked the world by becoming the...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown: Gomi vs Guida

Former PRIDE FC champion Takanori "The Fireball Kid" Gomi has stupendous knockout power, a record of stopping people and a patchy record cardio-wise. Clay Guida is a takedown machine, has a (somewhat undeserved) record as a decision fighter and has cardio that is off the scale. Interesting match-up.In theory its a knockout stand-up fighter versus a takedown...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown: Leben vs Stann

After back-to-back losses to Michael Bisping and Jake Rosholt, with a lengthy suspension for steroid use in between, Chris Leben was being written off by many MMA fans as a spent force whose crude brawling tactics had been figured out. But in 2010 Leben confounded his critics with an unbeaten three-fight run that included an incredible submission victory over...
January 1st 2011

UFC 125 Countdown: Vera vs. Silva

By Simon Platt    Brandon Vera (11-5-0) vs. Thiago Silva (14-2-0)  It wasn’t that long ago that Brandon Vera was considered by many a future star of the UFC. Following an 8-0 run that culminated with a 1st round (T)KO of Frank Mir at UFC 65: Bad Intentions, Vera spoke at the time of challenging for both the heavyweight and...
December 31st 2010

Aldo wants the UFC lightweight title in 2012

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is in his native Manaus (capital of The Amazon, where you’ll find the biggest forest on earth)this holiday to enjoy family, long-time friends and to spend the turn of the year. The audacious fighter spoke with D24AM.com about his short-term plan of going up to the lightweight division to face off Frank Edgar or even the...
December 31st 2010

Dream Dynamite! report and results: Overeem blasts Duffee

Todd Duffee took a fight with Alistair Overeem on short notice and was out of the ring on even shorter notice when they met at the DREAM Dynamite! New Year’s Eve show.Duffee, who was fighting on eight days notice, pressed forward from the off and came out looking for a takedown. That effort was stuffed and he ate a high knee in the clinch before being shoved...
December 30th 2010

Latest UK issue out today: Aldo exclusive inside

It’s been a dramatic year for José Aldo. Catapulted into MMA superstardom through a showcase string of epic battles in the World Extreme Cagefighting Championships (WEC), the pint-sized pugilist is Fighters Only’s very own ‘Fighter of the Year’. As the WEC and UFC join forces, Aldo will enter the biggest MMA stage in the world,...
December 30th 2010

UFC 125 Countdown - The Prelims part 1. Volkmann vs. McKee

By Simon Platt Jacob Volkmann (11-2-0) vs. Antonio McKee (25-3-2) Sporting a chest rug that is every grappling partners worst nightmare, Jacob Volkmann’s recent drop from 170lb’s to 155lb’s has reaped immediate rewards for the former three time NCAA All American. 0-2 against solid welterweights Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann following his...

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