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“I’m 6-0 in the UFC. I want the winner of Hollway versus Volkanovski,” Magomedsharipov said. “I promise if I get that fight, I’ll be ready for five rounds and I will be better next time.” Despite his success in the UFC, Magomedsharipov has yet to go into the championship rounds in any of his six
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Each of the year’s previous two stops in the South American hotbed produced new names to track that have gone on to become bona fide contenders in their respective divisions. In February, Jairzinho Rozenstruick arrived on the heavyweight scene with a second-round stoppage win over Junior Albini. Since then, “Bigi Boy” has put Suriname on
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Zabit Magomedshapirov has long been considering one of the rising contenders in the UFC’s featherweight division. On Saturday he will have to prove it once again, as he faces the dangerous Calvin Kattar in Moscow. This fight originally was slated as the co-main event at UFC Boston in mid-October but, one the fight eventually landed
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Featherweight contenders Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar delivered as expected in their UFC Moscow main event at CSKA Arena, but it was Magomedsharipov who left with the victory, holding off a late charge from Kattar to win a three-round unanimous decision. Scores were 29-28 across the board for the No. 5-ranked Magomedsharipov, who improves to
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Ed Herman: It was great to get that W; it had been a while. Someone just told me it had been three years since I won a fight, so I’m glad I didn’t think about that before the fight. But yeah, it was nice. I’ve never lost three in a row so I wasn’t sure
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“This UFC ride has been a trip,” he said. “I’m enjoying every step of the way and what an opportunity this is to put another feather in the cap in life experience. I’m going to Russia and living out a Rocky IV movie, but the people that know me and the real fight fans know
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Roberts has earned that confidence with the experience he’s gained, which includes bouts against Mike Perry, Nordine Taleb and Claudio Silva – three stalwarts of the welterweight division. “There’s no stress. The past is the past and we can’t change that,” Roberts said. “Putting that pressure on ourselves isn’t a good thing to do. Keeping
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Rozenstruik replaces Walt Harris, who withdrew from the bout due to the continuing search for his stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard (for more details, click here) One of the breakout success stories of 2019, Rozenstruik has made short work of Junior Albini, Allen Crowder and Arlovski since joining the UFC roster, and now he’s eager to test
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If there is better yet to come, Saturday is a fine time for Amirkhani to show it, as after proving he’s deserving of a step up in competition through his first six Octagon appearances, he gets one in the form of the Team Tiger Schulmann standout Burgos. Like Amirkhani, “Hurricane Shane” has gone 5-1 through
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But if you ask Hardy, the drama can’t take away what he has accomplished in the Octagon. “Inhaler or no inhaler, I’m a man with asthma. I shouldn’t be here anyways,” Hardy said. “But I’m here fighting three rounds and knocking off all these men in one year – and I am counting Volkov. This
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Initially Volkov was slated to headline this week’s return to Moscow opposite former champion Junior Dos Santos, but when “Cigano” came down with an illness and was forced from the matchup, Hardy stepped up to create an arguably more intriguing heavyweight clash. The towering Russian is a Top 10 fixture and proven commodity in the
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So while that night at the end of June was a disappointment, both to Roberts and the pundits who tapped him to beat Pichel and ascend to great heights in the lightweight division, the macro view of his career-to-date offers a very different perspective, one that excites Roberts as he readies to return to the
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On the way to returning to its status as one of the hottest weight classes in the sport, the light heavyweight division has been getting a steady influx of talent as of late, and Gamzatov looks to join the collection of new names to track in the 205-pound ranks as he makes his first foray
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“Wonderboy” returned to form in the face of the fast-rising Vicente Luque, who gave Thompson all that he could handle. In the first round, it looked like Luque was going to find a finish as he rocked Thompson a couple of times with short hooks. However, Thompson found his distance, led the dance and struck
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Thompson said the prospect of fighting Luque is “very fun” and called it a classic battle of a Dutch kickboxer versus a karate practitioner. He stylistically compared Luque to main-event fighter Jorge Masvidal, whom Thompson beat via unanimous decision the last time he fought in New York City. Always eager to laugh at himself, Thompson
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