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Top Ten - The Newcomers of 2014

The UFC’s rookie class of 2014 was one of the strongest in years, and there was plenty of difficulty whittling this category down to a top ten. How difficult? I decided to go against my rule of newcomers having at least two fights in the calendar year and made a special entry at number ten for three of the top debutants who only fought once in 2014. So without further ado, here are the top fighters who debuted in the Octagon this year…10 (tie) - Carla Esparza, Paige VanZant, Henry Cejudo This trio of lighter weight fighters made quite an impact with only one fight each in the Octa ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Barueri Post Fight Bonus Recap

Lyoto Machida took just over a minute to finish C.B. Dollaway in devastating fashion with a perfectly placed body kick to the liver. Machida was awarded one of four performance bonuses for his spectacular finish.The three other performance bonus recipients were Renan Barao, Erick Silva and Vitor Miranda. All four fighters earned an extra $50k.UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik was joined on stage at the Fight Night Barueri Post Fight Press Conference by seven fighters: Machida, Dollaway, Barao, Mitch Gagnon, Silva, Miranda, and Renato Moicano. Read the Full Article Here

Pezao Potent Once More in KO of Pokrajac

Sao Paulo light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima didn’t get out of the Octagon in 20 seconds like he did in his May debut against Richardson Moreira, but he did go home early in his UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil, knocking out Igor Pokrajac in under two minutes on Saturday night.Locking up immediately, de Lima bulled Pokrajac to the fence and went to work with punches to the body as he kept the Croatian from getting loose. With 3:15 remaining, referee Fernando Yamasaki broke the stalled action and restarted the fight. As soon as the two were ... Read the Full Article Here

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