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Jessica Andrade says beating Tecia Torres is ‘a matter of honor’

The stakes are high for Jessica Andrade’s upcoming bout against Tecia Torres. A win could not only mean another UFC strawweight title shot for the Brazilian, but will also be a chance to redeem her team, Parana Vale-Tudo, after her teammate Priscila Cachoeira’s subpar performance against Valentina Shevchenko, in Belem. So, as Andrade told Combate, when she meets Torres, she’ll… Read More
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Trigg: Yamasaki cost me $1 million, but reffed fine on Saturday

It was widely believed that UFC 222 was on the verge of being downgraded to a Fight Night after the main event champion, featherweight Max Holloway, was injured and forced out of his fight with Frankie Edgar. However, Ariel Helwani reports for MMA Fighting that the show will go on, and with a title fight. UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’… Read More
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Trigg: Yamasaki cost me $1 million, but reffed fine on Saturday

Mario Yamasaki has come under more criticism than any referee in recent memory, for his officiating of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Priscila Cachoeira in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 125. However, defense has come from an estimable source, former UFC title contender and current CSAC referee Frank Trigg. Trigg was recently cited by CSAC director Andy Foster as one of the future… Read More
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UFC Fight Night 125 performance bonuses and highlights

In addition to being paid a fixed amount to show and another, usually equal amount to win, each UFC event also awards four $50,000 Performance Bonuses. Usually, there is a Fight of the Night in which both fighters are given a performance bonus, and a performance bonus to the winner in two fights. “Performance Bonus” means the fight made you say “HOLY… Read More
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Brazil implementing Foster plan to end extreme weight cutting

It’s a great, great day for health and safety in mixed martial arts. The single most unnecessary danger in the sport is the culture of extreme weight cutting. A safety measure, designed to ensure fighters won’t face a much larger opponent, turned cancerous, killing several fighters and injuring countless others. Andy Foster, executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, crafted a 10 Point Plan to fix… Read More
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Invicta FC signs jiu-jitsu star Luanna Alzuguir, MMA prospect Adriana Vukovich

Invicta FC has inked deals with debuting fighters Luanna Alzuguir and Adriana Vukovich, the company announced Saturday. The promotion has yet to officially announce when they will make their professional debuts. Alzuguir (0-0) competed in an amateur MMA bout back in October, defeating Brittney Cloudy in a flyweight bout. The 32-year-old Brazilian, who trains at American Top Team alongside UFC… Read More
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Shevchenko: Rematch result will be the same

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas defeated former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 in November. A rematch has been scheduled for UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York on April 7, 2018, and Jedrzejczyk is a two to one favorite. However, the #1 ranked women’s bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko thinks the bettors have it wrong. And Shevchenko defeated Jedrzejczyk three times in kickboxing, so it would be to her advantage to… Read More