Ngannou to face Dos Santos in UFC 215 matchup

In his first bout since challenging Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title in May, former champion Junior Dos Santos will attempt to stop the rise of French contender Francis Ngannou in a UFC 215 showdown to be held at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 9.Currently ranked fourth in the heavyweight division, the 33-year-old Dos Santos is one of the sport’s most popular fighters outside the Octagon and one of the most feared inside of it. A former titleholder who owns wins over Miocic, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Mark Hunt and Ben Rothwell, “Cigano” fell short of regaini … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC star Michelle Waterson gets cover of ESPN's Body Issue

UFC strawweight superstar Michelle Waterson is one of the cover athletes for ESPN’s 2017 annual Body Issue.“The Karate Hottie” joins the likes of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and more.RELATED: Waterson spoke to ESPNW about her role as a fighter and mother | Watch ‘FIGHT MOM’ now on UFC FIGHT PASSWaterson told ESPN that she’s proud of her body. “Everything tells a story and I’m proud of my story. So I’m proud of my body,” Waterson said. “My body is everything. It’s my m … Read the Full Article Here
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On the Rise: UFC 213 Edition

On a fight card like UFC 213, there are bound to be competitors and contests that live under the radar.After all, the July 8 Pay-Per-View boasts one of the most stacked main card lineups of the year, boasting a pair of dynamic championship fights and former titleholders taking on established veterans in each of the three remaining main card contests. From start to finish, it should be electric inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.But before the champions, challengers and marquee names make their way into the Octagon, a host of emerging talents with designs on showing out on the big stage will st … Read the Full Article Here
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The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption – Ep. 11 Recap

 
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The first finalist has been crowned on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption, but questions still remain about whether or not the other semifinal matchup will still move ahead as scheduled. Before Dhiego Lima stepped into the Octagon to battle it out with teammate Tom Gallicchio this week, James Krause became the center of attention because an eye injury he suffered during his fight with Ramsey Nijem put him in jeopardy of not being able to continue in the competition. Krause suffered a scratched cornea, which probably wouldn’t take too long to heal, but with time ticking down … Read the Full Article Here
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