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



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


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



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


LWOS May Fight of the Month

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May was a sensational month. It had everything. Stipe Miocic and Brandon Halsey carried out brutal beatdowns. Chris Weidman and Carlos Condit returned to the cage, reminding us how much we had missed them. We even saw a new light-heavyweight champion crowned in what will be remembered as one of the most exciting cards of […] READ MORE


LWOS Books the Fights: UFC 187

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Saturday night, UFC 187 emanated live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in LasVegas, Nevada. The event saw two titles on the line, with Daniel Cormier submitting Anthony Johnson to win the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, and Chris Weidman finishing Vitor Belfort in less than one round to retain his UFC Middleweight Championship. Below, LWOS books the fights […] READ MORE



LWOS Picks the Fights: UFC 187

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UFC 187 emanates live on pay-per-view on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last Word on Sports MMA crew – Trent Dozier, Moe Fuggahn, Michael Hutchinson, Brian Kirk, Stephen Rivers, Stephanie Schneider and Victor Vargas – bring you their picks and analysis for the main card fights. UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Anthony […] READ MORE