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UFC 185 Preview and Picks

UFC 185 Preview by Philip Hanna UFC 185 takes place this Saturday night at the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas. With two title fights, top contenders and big names throughout, this card is stacked top to bottom. A taste of PPV’s to come with shows like UFC 187 on the horizon, the UFC finally seems to be taking the talk of watered down cards seriously. With just days to go and no injuries yet reported, we might actually get to see this phenomenal card come to fruition. In the main event ‘Showtime’ Anthony Pettis looks to make it two successful […]

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The Main Event Preview: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt @ UFC 180

  UFC 180, which sees the UFC make its long-awaited debut in Mexico this weekend, is something to behold and one to mourn at the same time. On the one hand, the original main event between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who would be headlining the promotion’s first event in his ancestral homeland, and a resurgent Fabricio Werdum who has been unbeatable since returning to the UFC, was one to relish when you consider Cain Velasquez’s last five fights came against two men (Junior Dos Santos and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva). On the other hand, while Velasquez’s latest injury is devastating when […]

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(Podcast) Talking Brawls MMA Radio Live featuring Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder

Talking Brawls MMA Radio Live with Niall McGrath and Fergus O’Farrell featuring Paul” The Irish Dragon” Felder who will be joining us to tap about his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: “Saffiedine vs. MacDonald” against Jason Saggo. We will also review Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Japan and look forward to UFC 178. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . Follow us on Twitter here or hashtag #TBMMALive to engage in the conversation or if you have any questions for us.

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The Main Event Preview: Fabricio Werdum vs Travis Browne @ UFC on FOX 11

In a period of weeks where one fight card seems to merge into the next and events taking place on not just the usual Saturday but also on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, one could be forgiven for losing track of some of the most exciting upcoming bouts on the UFC calendar. One such fight takes place this Saturday night in the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as #2 heavyweight Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (17-5-1, 5-2 UFC) takes on the #3 in the division, Travis “Hapa” Browne (16-1-1, 7-1-1 UFC). Make no mistake about it, this one is a heavyweight […]

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UFC Fight Night 39: ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson Fight Preview

This Friday marks the UFC’s return to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for UFC Fight Night 39 and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira (34-8-1, 5-4 UFC) and winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 10, “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-9, 6-5 UFC). Both men are veterans of not just the Ultimate Fighting Championship but the sport of mixed martial arts in general, bringing with them a back catalogue of legendary bouts spanning continents and organisations. Both are also coming off some very disheartening losses, with “Minotauro” fighting for the […]