Fedor Emelianenko Joining the UFC is Closer Than Ever

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On June 17th, Fedor Emelianenko will be returning to MMA action. He will be taking on UFC veteran Fábio Maldonado at EFN 50: Emelianenko vs. Maldonado in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although this will be Fedor’s second bout after a three-year absence from fighting, significant interest and excitement has been growing for a number of reasons […] READ MORE



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


Fedor Emelianenko and the Emperor’s Last Sword

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Legendary mixed martial arts icon “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko recently revealed the plans for his return to fighting. The former PRIDE and Strikeforce heavyweight champion will headline for a new MMA promotion called Rizin Fighting Federation (RFF) at its inaugural event on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan. The card is being co-promoted by […] READ MORE


The Parting Shot #126: Mike Rhodes & Scott Zerr

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The Parting Shot Podcast is back with our 126th Episode brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our partners at LastWordOnSports.com. This week I (@LynchOnSports), welcome three great guests. First, Dan Levi (@BestFightPicks) joins the show to co-host the entire episode Then I’m joined by welterweight Mike “Biggie” Rhodes who fights in the main event of that card against Taki Uluilakepa Then I’m joined by Prestige […] READ MORE


Hammer 267: UFC 192 Review 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. While there are no major MMA events coming up this weekend, we do have […] READ MORE


Hammer 265: Barnett vs. Nelson 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 Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson takes place in Japan this weekend, and the […] READ MORE


Fedor Returns on New Year’s Eve to Japan for Bellator Dynamite 2

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“I am fighter.” -Fedor on why is he returning. Scott Coker promised a big announcement on Spike TV during Bellator Dynamite 1 and he delivered. The long awaited and rumored return of Fedor to Japan, the country where his legend grew while fighting for Pride FC. There is also the return of Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the man […] READ MORE


Today’s LWOS MMA History Lesson Fedor vs Fujita

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The LWOS History Lesson is a series dedicated to looking back at the people and fights that make up the history of the sport.  In the first LWOS History Lesson we will take a look at a between Fedor Emelianenko and Kazuyuki Fujita from Pride FC 26 Bad to the Bone. This is not a […] READ MORE


Why I Do Not Care About Fedor’s Comeback

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Once the rumors started to spread that Fedor Emelianenko was returning to MMA the fight world started to go crazy with excited anticipation. At the center of this excitement is the possibility that after many years and failed attempts, Fedor could finally be headed for the UFC. I am not one of those fans. Do […] READ MORE