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The Nightmare Split Decision at Fight Night 42

Holding Kevin Mulhall’s hand in the centre of the Octagon while awaiting the judges’ decision must have been an emotionally gruelling experience for Diego Sanchez on Saturday night. The Dream was comprehensively beaten for three rounds in the co-main event of the first UFC card in his home town. He was staring down the barrel of a three-fight losing streak which would have likely resulted in him being cut from the promotion. “The judges score the contest 30-27 Pearson”, Bruce Buffer bellowed. Sanchez was on the verge of losing his job after yet another lacklustre performance in which he was […]

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Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson Set for UFC Fight Night 42

A clash between TUF winners has been added to the UFC Fight Night 42 main card in Albuquerque. The UFC has announced that Diego Sanchez will square off against Ross Pearson in the Tingley Coliseum on June 7. #UFCFightNight in Albuquerque adds @DiegoSanchezUFC vs @RossTheRealDeal! http://t.co/lSk4i9Luk1 — UFC (@ufc) March 28, 2014 Sanchez defeated Takanori Gomi by split decision in his return to the lightweight division last March. In his next two bouts against Gilbert Melendez and Myles Jury, “The Dream” showed a heightened capacity to eat blows to the head. However, his affinity to remain conscious could not stop […]

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UFC 171 – What’s on the line?

This weekend the UFC is back on PPV (On BT Sport in the UK & Ireland). Tonight the UFC will crown a new UFC Welterweight Champion for the first time in nearly six years. The only possible spanner in the works would be the unlikely result of a draw. The last time this happened was in 2003 when BJ Penn & Caol Uno for the then vacant Lightweight title went to a controversial tie which ended up putting that belt on ice for over three years. Although the Welterweight title is highly unlikely to face a similar sentence in MMA […]