Wrapping the Hands: Preparing for UFC 202’s Main Event

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UFC 202 will take place August 20th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  Fans are about to watch one of the most stacked cards in recent history.  The 200th anniversary event in July was advertised as the UFC’s biggest ever.  202 however, will likely deliver the punch 200 failed to do.  Each fight on this card is worthy of discussion.  But […] READ MORE


Immediate Re-Matches in UFC

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With titles switching hands so fast in the UFC it’s hard to answer the question of whether a reigning champion deserves an immediate rematch. Sometimes it seems that belts switch hands as fast as fighters switch wraps. In these days of the sport, MMA is growing at such a fast pace, and there are so […] READ MORE


The State of the UFC Featherweight Division

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When it comes to one the divisions with the most talked about stars, there is no question that the featherweights rule that category. Conor McGregor has become a mega star that has become innovative for his offense both on the promotional side of things as well as in the octagon. He dazzles in every aspect […] READ MORE


UFC 200 Staff Picks: LWOS Weighs In

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They say if you want to make God laugh, make plans. That statement could not have been more true in the days leading up to the biggest series of fight cards in MMA history. Dominant champions such as Matt Hughes and George St-Pierre look more like relics of an ancient epoch of MMA, and with […] READ MORE


Hammer 306: Breaking Down UFC 200

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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’s episode is our huge UFC 200: Lesnar vs. Hunt preview, and it […] READ MORE


What to Expect at UFC 200

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Big event, big money, and an even bigger fight card. So with all the hype and match-ups, what should fans look forward to on July 9 inside the newly constructed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. What should be their UFC 200 expectations? What to Expect at UFC 200 Cain Velasquez (13-2) vs Travis Browne (18-3-1) […] 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