Fights To Watch Before UFC Rochester

Dos Anjos is coming off of back-to-back decision losses to Colby Covington and new champion Kamaru Usman and is looking to get back to his winning ways. Before dropping both of those contests, Dos Anjos defeated Neil Magny and Robbie Lawler putting him among the welterweight elite. Lee, who is just 26 years old, had great success at lightweight before deciding to move up to welterweight. Lee put together a five fight win-streak on his way to an interim title shot against Tony Ferguson. It was always a tough weight…

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Julian Erosa Is Always A Student

Over ten years ago, Erosa took that attitude into mixed martial arts, and it hasn’t changed in the slightest. “I don’t care if a white belt walks into the gym and they’ve never trained before; that guy might be able to teach me something,” he said. “I’m not keeping myself to a standard to where I can’t be taught something. I enjoy being a student and I want to give a hundred percent to what I’m doing. That’s always been my drive with fighting. It doesn’t matter how good you…

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Grant Dawson Determined To Deliver The Thrills

It’s all Dawson needed to embrace the night in Wichita for what it was – a victorious start to his UFC career. “The reason why I do this is that in this sport, when you win, there’s no greater feeling than winning an MMA fight, especially at the highest level,” said Dawson. “And I saw myself not letting me enjoy that. So thanks to James, I got my head out of my butt and when we went to do the interviews I felt a lot better.” As well he should.…

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Desmond Green Is Excited To Put On A Show In His Hometown

Green kept training and told his manager if the UFC matchmakers call, don’t call me and ask if I want the fight, just say yes. And that’s exactly how it played out. “I looked up Charles Jourdain after and, no offense to him, but why would he take this fight?,” Green asked. “Thank you, but why?” Charles Jourdain is a champ at featherweight in TKO and admitted at media day that he plans to move back to 145 pounds after fighting Green. He said he is not a lightweight but…

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Sijara Eubanks Talks Game Of Thrones And Aspen Ladd

UFC: How does it feel to be a bantamweight and what has training camp been like? Sijara Eubanks: It feels great. Training camp has been phenomenal and I’ve been able to work on things that I couldn’t as a flyweight. Flyweight everyday was about how much I weighed. And now I can focus on wrestling, grappling, strength and conditioning and be more of an athlete now. This is the best athletic shape I’ve been in in two years. UFC: Aspen Ladd had an impressive win over Tonya Evinger recently, did…

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Austin Hubbard Is Ready For “Just Another Fight”

It is the perfect mix for the 27-year-old Illinois native, who has top level training in Colorado and Midwest grit in his DNA. “The Midwest is known for solid wrestling, the top wrestling in the country, and there’s that edge that you get, just grinding,” he said. “I grew up wrestling and I feel like it set me up well for where I’m at today, for sure.” And though the physical training can’t be overestimated, the biggest benefit for Hubbard as he awaits his UFC debut may be the advice…

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Ladd Sees Two New Fighters In Eubanks Rematch

A win over Eubanks would put her at 3-0 in the UFC with a slim list of potential opponents ahead of her in the top 10 rankings in the women’s bantamweight division. Still, Ladd won’t be calling out any big names or saying that she should be fighting for the title even if that’s what everybody else might be thinking. “The word I use a lot is ‘excitable’. I’m not very excitable as far as things like that go,” Ladd said. “I don’t pay much attention to it. I’m doing…

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UFC Unfiltered: Episode 295 | UFC

UFC Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili, and Serra-Long Fight Team teammate Zuka Mtchedlishvili, join Jim and Matt in-studio for the full episode to talk about Merab’s big win over the previously-unbeaten Brad Katona, his MMA journey from Tbilisi, Georgia to the United States, training with Aljamain Sterling for the first time, and much more. Later, #15 UFC Welterweight Vicente Luque calls in for the first time and talks about his UFC Rochester co-main event bout against Neil Magny, his potential Fight of the Year against Bryan Barberena back in February, training with…

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Nik Lentz Is A New Man

Lysanna Lentz was born on December 9, 2016 and, according to her father, it was also the day he started to reorganize his priorities and become a better man. “A lot of it was my own fault,” he says, laughing. “Because I was trying so hard to excel at this game, the rest of my life fell apart, but when we had our first kid, all of that went away. She made everything click and come back together.” Lysanna would soon become a big sister, but it was a moment…

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