UFC 198 Night of Jiu Jitsu Champions

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Two weeks before Thanksgiving ‘93 Royce Gracie submitted three men in one night. All told he spent less than five minutes in the cage and, in doing so, introduced audiences to the complex world of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Now, 22 years, six months, and one day later, three men are carrying on the legacy that […] READ MORE


Even With Loss, Ben Rothwell Among Heavyweight Elite

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When they look back at the Dark Lord Ben Rothwell’s surprising turn-around late in his career that eventually led to a four fight winning streak and a possible number one contender’s fight, they’ll point to the cloak. Likewise, when it all came tumbling down, as Rothwell dropped a five-round unanimous decision to former champion Junior […] READ MORE



Cowboy vs Cowboy an Opportunity and a Risk

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Despite what you may think, the aptly titled UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy main event has more on the line than just who gets to take the dude ranch moniker home. In what will be his first ever appearance at 170lbs, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looks to put some distance between his embarrassing title fight […] READ MORE



UFC 196 A Lesson Zuffa has Been Slow to Learn

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It started out innocuously enough, just another lost pay-per-view main event thanks to Cain Velasquez’ ailing frame. Disappointing, though the news was, fans were assuaged with the hopes they’d still get to see Fabricio Werdum, the arguable “baddest man on the planet”, compete at UFC 196 in February. The UFC even managed to line up […] READ MORE