Lessons Learned: Rousey, Aldo, and Werdum

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In the past eighteen months, we’ve seen long reigning champions unseated, divisional kings dethroned, and the passing of the proverbial torch in mixed martial arts. This pattern is all too familiar with a nascent combat sport like MMA, where certain fighters seem to usher in new eras of combat mastery, bringing new ideas and knowledge about […] READ MORE


Hammer 299: Michael Bisping, Cyborg Santos, and More

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. They have one of the premier radio shows in the world of MMA broadcasted weekly on Wednesday nights on 93.3 FM, CFMU and here at Last Word on Sports. This week we are joined by fight journalist Shawn Smith (Sportsnet, Vice Sports) to […] READ MORE


The Parting Shot #156: Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, Josh Hill, Chase Gormley

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On Episode 156 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by UFC welterweight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson who takes on Rory MacDonald in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 on June 18th. Then we’re joined WSOF title contender Josh Hill to talk about his upcoming title […] READ MORE


Hammer 298: Werdum vs. Miocic Preview and More

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. They have one of the premier radio shows in the world of MMA broadcasted weekly on Wednesday nights on 93.3 FM, CFMU and here at Last Word on Sports. UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic takes place this Saturday May 14th from Curitiba, Brazil. […] READ MORE


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



Keys to Victory: Alistair Overeem vs Andrei Arlovski

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UFC Fight Night 87 is scheduled to be the promotions inaugural show in the Netherlands. Zuffa’s debut goes down this Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Ahoy Rotterdam and features two of the heavyweight divisions’ most storied veterans. Those fighters, whose careers have spanned over a decade, are decorated competitors in various MMA organizations. Keys to Victory: Alistair Overeem vs Andrei […] READ MORE



Cornucopia of Combat: UFC 198 Card Shaping Up

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The media is all abuzz lately over the ultra-stacked UFC 198 card, which features an incredible breadth and variety of exciting fights across many divisions. The stacked line-up is a gratuitous gift to both the casual and the hardcore fan, including an olive branch to first-timers: a cornucopia of combat that bridges the gap between entertainment and sport. Amongst the plethora of […] READ MORE