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


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


The Parting Shot #151: Mike Chiappetta, Julia Budd, UFC Fight Pass VP Eric Winter

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On Episode 151 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 Bleacher Reports’ Mike Chiappetta to discuss his recent article ‘The Grass Is Greener’ regarding MMA free agency Then we’re joined by Canadian fighter Julia Budd who takes on Marloes Coenen at Bellator 155 for the vacant […] READ MORE



Parting Shot #143: Ken Shamrock, Chas Skelly, Darren Owen

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The Parting Shot Podcast is back with our 143rd Episode brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com & Nuetrition Supplements. This week Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we are joined by MMA legend Ken Shamrock who discusses his upcoming trilogy fight with Royce Gracie at Bellator 149 on Feb. 19th Then we’re joined […] READ MORE


Stipe Miocic Can Revive UFC's Flagging Heavyweight Division

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Last Saturday night at UFC 195 in Las Vegas, Stipe Miocic provided a timely reminder of the undying appeal of heavyweight MMA. Heading into battle with a revered foe and household-name in Andrei Arlovski, predictions were as diverse as they were debated, with the fight acknowledged as having potential to play out in a multitude […] READ MORE



Hammer 277: New Champions and Preview of Dos Anjos vs Cerrone

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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. Following three consecutive nights of newsworthy UFC events last weekend, there is already another […] READ MORE


Beyond Velasquez vs Werdum 2: Barbarians at the Gate

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It has been almost two full decades since Mark “The Hammer” Coleman unified the early UFC Superfight and UFC Tournament titles to become the inaugural undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world. Aside from Velasquez vs Dos Santos 2, at no other point since the title’s inception in 1997 has a championship rematch had more […] READ MORE


Who Should Challenge Fabricio Werdum for the Heavyweight Title

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At UFC 188 this past Saturday night, interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum submitted Cain Velasquez with a third round guillotine choke to unify the belts and become the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world. Since October of 2010, only Velasquez and Junior dos Santos have held the championship. With Werdum now sitting atop […] READ MORE