Hammer 308: The Return of Holly Holm

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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. The UFC returns to Fox this Saturday night for UFC On Fox: Holm vs. […] READ MORE


McDonald vs Lineker: Breakdown and Predictions

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It’s been four long days since International Fight Week, and as we gear up fo UFC Fight Night: Mcdonald vs. Lineker, let’s delve into each main card fight a little bit closer. Starting the main card off will be a flyweight battle between Louis Smolka and Ben Nguyen. Louis Smolka vs. Ben Nguyen In a […] 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


Breakthrough Stars And Performances from UFC 191

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has gone through a bit of an overhaul in recent months. UFC 189 was the genesis of a new chapter in the evolution of the UFC. Cleaner look, simpler graphics, the Reebok kits, a remix to Stemm’s “Face the Pain” that some folks find more abhorrent than the original. It felt […] READ MORE


Post fight notes: UFC 191 Edition

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From the illegible scratchings of my notebook to your computer, tablet or smartphone screen, post fight notes is an in depth analysis of some of the finest technical action from a weekend of combat sports action. The piece will take a look at 3 select fights from the card picked for reason other than my […] READ MORE


Where John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum Go From Here

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John Lineker is a UFC flyweight and weighed in at 130 lbs at UFC 183 (which is 4 lbs over the limit). Kelvin Gastelum is a UFC welterweight and he came in at 180 lbs (which is 9 lbs over the limit). Because of this, Dana White mentioned that both fighters have to move up […] READ MORE


LWOS Picks the Fights: UFC Fight Night 55 and 56

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UFC Fight Night 55 (Rockhold vs. Bisping) emanates November 8, 2014, from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The next night, UFC Fight Night 56 (Shogun vs. St. Preux) takes place in the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlândia, Brazil. Last Word on Sports’ MMA Department brings to you their fight picks and analysis for this […] READ MORE


UFC Fight Night 55 & 56: Top 5 Fighters To Watch This Weekend

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This weekend, the UFC is putting on fight cards on back-to-back nights. First, UFC Fight Night 55 from Sydney, Australia on Friday night (Saturday morning in Sydney), then UFC Fight Night 56 from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil on Saturday night. Over the course of the two nights, there’s 22 fights lined up, featuring 44 fighters. […] READ MORE