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Arlovski-Barnett Headlines Hamburg Event

Two blockbuster bouts have been announced for the UFC's first visit to Hamburg, Germany on September 3.In the main event at Barclaycard Arena, two former UFC heavyweight champions collide, as Josh Barnett squares off against Andrei Arlovski. Despite storied careers that have seen them excel against the elite around the world, Arlovski, winner of six of his last eight, has never faced Barnett, who has defeated Frank Mir and Roy Nelson since his return to the Octagon in 2013. On September 3, the wait is over.Also officially announced for the event is a light heavyweight battle pitting the No. 5- ... Read the Full Article Here

Vegas Talking Points: Garbrandt, Stephens and more

Cody Garbrandt let out a ferocious scream as he stepped into the Octagon to take on fellow undefeated rising star Thomas Almeida.During the majority of the lead-up to the anticipated clash of potential future title contenders, Garbrandt was calm and focused. Come to think of it, he seemed like a man who knew what was about to happen.That’s amazing, considering those in attendance and watching at home had no idea.Garbrandt landed 18 significant strikes in under half a round – and that’s all the Team Alpha Male power puncher needed to drop Almedia, who crumbled under the barrag ... Read the Full Article Here

Reasons to watch UFC 199

The UFC 199 main event went from one heated rivalry to the next when Michael Bisping replaced injured Chris Weidman to face Luke Rockhold at the The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on June 4.It’s no secret that Rockhold and Bisping despise each other – that’s nothing new. But what is a changeup for this new main event is the storyline. Weidman was just a +145 underdog to Rockhold in his quest to reclaim his lost title. But Bisping stands as an astounding +650 dog to take Rockhold’s strap. A $1,000 bet on Rockhold will yield just a $100 payout. Vegas is giving Bispin ... Read the Full Article Here

FIGHT PASS breakdown: Preview 199's fights

After an explosive Memorial Day weekend event in Las Vegas, the UFC action continues this Saturday when the Octagon lands in Inglewood, California for UFC 199. And before the middleweight and bantamweight titles are put on the line, UFC FIGHT PASS will kick off the evening at 6:15pm ET / 3:15pm PT with four intriguing bouts sure to get the card off to a rousing start.This is the UFC FIGHT PASS breakdown on UFC 199. Don't miss out on all these great bouts, a plethora of original programming, and more! Start your UFC FIGHT PASS free trial now!Dong Hyun Kim vs Polo ReyesPoor Dong H ... Read the Full Article Here

Vegas rewind: What you got right and wrong

Think you know how the next fight card will play out? Play UFC Pick 'EmCody Garbrandt capped off a night filled with upsets after he obliterated Thomas Almeida with a vicious first-round knockout to hand the young Brazilian his first loss in 22 fights. Almeida was the popular pick with fantasy players as 67 percent picked him to win, but Garbrandt needed less than a round to get the job done after landing a devastating right hook that finished the fight in blistering fashion. For the 33 percent of players who picked Garbrandt, 69 percent selected him to win by knockout, and he certainly came t ... Read the Full Article Here

McMann, Trujillo, Collier, Koch take prelim wins

MCMANN vs EYEIt wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing bout, but Sara McMann will take the victory, as she shut out Jessica Eye over three rounds in a UFC Fight Night bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday.All three judges saw it 30-27.Eye was able to stay upright in the first, as she kept the Olympic Silver medal-winning wrestler from taking the bout to the mat. McMann did some good work against the fence, scoring particularly well with her knees, but that was the extent of the compelling action in the round.After more tentative action in the early going of round two, McMann g ... Read the Full Article Here

Miss USA hopeful challenges UFC stars

A Miss USA contestant walked into UFC Fight Night Las Vegas and instantly threw down a challenge to two UFC fighters. No, it's not the start of a joke. It's actually for a very worthy cause on Memorial Day weekend.Neely Fortune challenged UFC fighters Cub Swanson and Kelvin Gastelum to #22pushups, a campaign created by the organization 22Kill which is meant to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention. Miss USA contestant @RealMissVTusa challenges @CubSwanson and @KelvinGastelum to #22Kill push ups at #UFCVegashttps://t.co/uarfqMnibp — #UFCVegas (@ufc) May 30, 2016 ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Almeida vs Garbrandt results

Almeida vs Garbrandt | Barao vs Stephens | Saffiedine vs Story | Camozzi vs Miranda | Masvidal vs Larkin | Burkman vs Felder | McMann vs Eye | Trujillo vs Rinaldi | Collier vs Uda | Koch vs Campbell | Sterling vs Caraway | de la Rocha vs Milstead UFC Fight Night Almeida vs Garbrandt main card Main event: Cody Garbrandt defeats Thomas Almeida Garbrandt wins by 1st Round TKO More from Fight Night Las Vegas: Results | Stephens tops Barao; Story, Camozzi win | McMann, Trujillo, Collier, Koch take prelim wins | Caraway turns tables to defeat Sterling | Backstage interviews: Lorenz Larkin, Paul F ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC shows support for Intrepid Fallen Heroes

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.   // The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided nearly $200 million in suppor ... Read the Full Article Here

Werdum returns against Rothwell at UFC 203

Looking to get back in the title race after his May loss to Stipe Miocic, former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum will make a quick return to the Octagon on September 10, as he faces No. 5-ranked contender Ben Rothwell in UFC 203 action at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Related: UFC 203 fight cardIn the main event, the newly-crowned Miocic defends his title for the first time at home, as he faces Alistair Overeem.One of the best heavyweights of this era, Brazil’s Werdum has defeated a Who’s Who of the division, including Cain Velasquez, Fedor Emelianenko, Minotauro Nog ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night results and news as it happens

Almeida vs Garbrandt | Barao vs Stephens | Saffiedine vs Story | Camozzi vs Miranda | Masvidal vs Larkin | Burkman vs Felder | McMann vs Eye | Trujillo vs Rinaldi | Collier vs Uda | Koch vs Campbell | Sterling vs Caraway | de la Rocha vs Milstead UFC Fight Night Almeida vs Garbrandt main card Main event: Cody Garbrandt defeats Thomas Almeida Cody Garbrandt landed 18 of the 50 strikes he threw with bad intentions, but those 18 were all he needed to knock out Thomas Almeida cold at 2:53 of the first round. The loss was the first for the Brazilian, who had posted a perfect 21-0 record to start ... Read the Full Article Here

Stephens tops Barao; Story, Camozzi win

STEPHENS vs BARAOFeatherweight veteran Jeremy Stephens picked up the biggest win of his career Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, spoiling the 145-pound UFC debut of former bantamweight champion Renan Barao, using his power punching prowess to pound out a three-round unanimous decision.All three judges saw it 29-28 for Stephens, now 25-12; Barao falls to 35-4 with 1 NC.Barao was busy and sharp as the bout opened, with Stephens taking all the shots well as he fired back hard kicks to the leg. The speed of the Brazilian was proving to be the biggest difference though, not jus ... Read the Full Article Here

Caraway turns tables to defeat Sterling

CARAWAY vs STERLINGBryan Caraway’s long career at the elite level of the sport didn’t keep him from being a prohibitive underdog against Aljamain Sterling on Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, but those odds didn’t deter Caraway, who handed Sterling his first pro loss via split decision.Scores were 29-28 twice and 28-29 for the No. 8-ranked Caraway, now 21-8; the No. 4-ranked Sterling falls to 12-1.   // Caraway got off to a strong start behind a steady striking attack, and while the veteran forced Sterling to work for his first takedown, once the New Yo ... Read the Full Article Here

Garbrandt stops Almeida in battle of unbeatens

Cody Garbrandt told anyone that would listen that he had the number of Brazilian phenom Thomas Almeida. On Sunday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, he backed up his words, knocking out Almeida in the first round of their highly-anticipated clash of unbeatens.“I’m the hardest hitter in the division,” Garbrandt said. “I’ll knock anybody out in my division. I’m gonna be the champion.”More from Fight Night Las Vegas: Results | Stephens tops Barao; Story, Camozzi win | McMann, Trujillo, Collier, Koch take prelim wins | Caraway turns tables to defeat ... Read the Full Article Here

Fight Night Las Vegas bonus recap

Fight Of The Night: Jeremy Stephens vs Renan Barao Performance Bonuses: Cody Garbrandt and Jake Collier • Cody Garbrandt took home a performance bonus after handing Thomas Almeida his first loss  • Jeremy Stephens and Renan Barao took home Fight of the Night honors for their three-round battle • Jake Collier's second round finish earned him a performance bonus • All four fighters earn $50k for their efforts tonight More from Fight Night Las Vegas: Results | Garbrandt stops Almeida in battle of unbeatens | Stephens tops Barao; Story, Camozzi win | McMann, Trujillo, Coll ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC Fight Night Las Vegas weigh-in results

UFC Fight Night Las Vegas, which is headlined by the UFC bantamweight clash between Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt, and the featherweight fight between Renan Barao and Jeremy Stephens, airs live on FS1 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 29 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and the event's first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.Main Event – UFC bantamweight fightThomas Almeida (136 lbs) vs Cody Garbrandt (135.5 lbs)FS1 Main Card Renan Barao (146) vs Jeremy Stephens&nb ... Read the Full Article Here

Rising stars Garbrandt, Almeida meet tonight in Las Vegas

Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt face off during the UFC Fight Night: Weigh-Ins inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 28, 2016 in Las Vegas Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC)" align="center" />The superstars of tomorrow usually get their crack on the big stage at an FS1 Fight Night.UFC megastar Conor McGregor began his meteoric rise on the network in a five-round main event against Dennis Siver back on Jan. 18, 2015. After that epic night in Boston, McGregor was one of the most talked about names in all of combat sports.Tonight bantamweights Cody Garbrandt and Thomas Almeida, ... Read the Full Article Here

Mom key as Garbrandt pushes for greatness

Cody Garbrandt knows that look. He’s seen it dozens of times. Whether he was getting ready to compete on a wrestling mat or in a boxing ring or UFC Octagon, the face of his mother, Jessica Enos, never changed.“You can tell that she’s worried, but I give her a hug and a kiss and say ‘What’s the worst thing that can happen to me in there?’”Garbrandt laughs, appreciative for his mother’s love and concern, but also well aware – as she is – that he’s never going to change. In his mind, he’s been a fighter from birth, and 24 yea ... Read the Full Article Here

Road to UFC 200: The bizarre moments

From the sublime to the spectacular, the UFC has offered it all to fight fans since that first event in 1993. But in the process, there have been some moments that can certainly be defined as unique or bizarre. Here are ten of them…Countdown to UFC 200 Best of the best: Strikers | Entrances | Upsets | Moments Figures that helped us get here: Matt Hughes | Brock Lesnar | Urijah Faber | Forrest Griffin Behind the lens - over 15 years of greatest UFC photography Help the UFC pick its greatest fighter of all time Gerard Gordeau gives Teila Tu ... Read the Full Article Here

By The Numbers – Fight Night Las Vegas

7Current ranking of Thomas Almeida as a UFC bantamweight21-0Almeida’s perfect pro record including four wins inside the Octagon95.2Career finishing rate percentage by “Thominhas” as he has finished all but one of his opponents - his UFC debut unanimous decision win over Tim Gorman in November 20143Consecutive knockouts by Almeida in the UFC including his most recent first round KO of Anthony Birchak in November 2015, tied for longest KO streak in UFC bantamweight history 6.82Significant strikes landed per minute rate by Almeida - UFC average is 2.8350Significant striking accu ... Read the Full Article Here

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