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Florian wonders if Aldo still motivated after Holloway ‘broke him mentally’

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After an unprecedented run of dominance that saw him remain undefeated for a decade, defending his featherweight title nine times, Jose Aldo has now lost two of his last three bouts and the questions are starting to mount. Is Aldo done? Did Conor McGregor break his chin? Is his heart not in it anymore? Where does he go from here? Boxing, really?  Well, now there’s an answer to one of those questions as Aldo will rematch Ricardo Lamas at UFC Winnipeg on Dec. 16. Aldo won their first fight by unanimous decision but this will be unfamiliar territory for the former featherweight champ as it will be...

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Holloway Defends Title Against Edgar In The Motor City

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UFC® will make its first appearance in Detroit in more than 20 years with the 145-pound world title on the line when Max Holloway makes his first walk as champion against No. 2 ranked Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC® 218: HOLLOWAY vs EDGAR.Setting the stage for the main event will be two bouts with title implications as No. 1 ranked Alistair Overeem and No. 4Francis Ngannou clash in a heavyweight tilt, and top lightweight contenders No. 3 Eddie Alvarez and No. 5 Justin Gaethje try to position themselves in the stacked l55-pound division. The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and will air live on...

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UFC Crowns Its First Women's Flyweight Champion On December 1st

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Women’s MMA in the UFC® extends to new boundaries when one talented athlete is crowned the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion at THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE, Friday, Dec. 1 at Park Theater in Las Vegas. One of the 16 women competing on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter® will make UFC history as the first champion in a new 125-pound weight division.  Some of the world’s most exceptional female fighters from a variety of different backgrounds converged to compete on The Ultimate Fighter this season, including two UFC vets, Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy, former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak and seven-time world jiu-jitsu champion Sijara Eubanks....

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Matt Brown: Why my next fight will be my last

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Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown personifies grit and toughness. He started MMA to get away from drugs and partying. The nickname comes from surviving a heroin overdose that nearly killed him. He entered season 7 of TUF with a 7-6 record. There he lost to Amir Sadollah in the quarter finals, who would in turn go on to lose in the finals to C.B. Dollaway. Brown beat Matt Arroyo in his UFC debut, and then lost a split decision to Dong Hyun Kim. He rebounded by winning three in a row. Then he lost three in a row. That would be it for...

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Miesha Tate blasts Edmond Tarverdyan

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Many were surprised by the wish and Tarverdyan’s confidence that Rousey would win. Rousey is coming off two straight knockout losses and Cyborg is the biggest knockout artist in the history of women’s MMA, who has not lost a fight since her pro debut in 2005. Cyborg herself brushed it off and Tate is glad she did.  “I’m gonna give Cyborg a round of applause, because she wouldn’t look more like a bully than if she took that fight with Ronda,” Tate said Wednesday on her SiriusXM radio show MMA Tonight. “That would be ridiculous. It’s just nonsense to even think about...

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