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Weekly MMA Prospect Report: Bellator Marches on Moscow

Bellator MMA hosts its first event in Russia this weekend with Bellator 269, and brings with it a wealth of promising MMA prospects. KSW, XMMA, and more are in action this week as well — here's a look at the...
Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa

The Weight Cutting Chronicles: UFC Vegas 41 — The Paulo Costa Special

Like it or not, weight-cutting is deeply rooted in mixed martial arts. MMA adopted its weight-cutting from the sport of wrestling, where it is presumed to be very advantageous to be the biggest and strongest in your weight class....
Alexander Soldatkin

Prospect Watch: Russia’s Alexander Soldatkin

Open Fighting Championship heavyweight Alexander Soldatkin is our latest Russian prospect to watch out for. Not being paid by the minute, Soldatkin is a legit finisher who has eight stoppage wins among his 10 victories in MMA. Tale of the...
Aaron Jeffery and Caio Borralho, DWCS (Dana White's Contender Series Season 5)

Redemption: Second Chances on Dana White’s Contender Series — Caio Borralho

Dana White’s Contender Series began back in 2017. Since then, the Contender Series has produced some big-name upcoming stars like Dan Ige, Sean O’Malley, Geoff Neal, Maycee Barber, and Edmen Shahbazyan. In short, it has been a huge success. A...
Norma Dumont UFC

It’s Time for the UFC to Go All In on Women’s Featherweight

Two women's featherweight fights in a short span could signal change for the UFC, and the time is right for them to go all in on the weight class. One thing sorely lacking from even the latest UFC video game...
Norma Dumont and Felicia Spencer, UFC Vegas 27

What’s Next: UFC Vegas 40 Winners

It's hard to talk about Norma Dumont's performance at UFC Vegas 40 without also getting into the lackluster showing from opponent Aspen Ladd. Not to mention the coaching controversy that erupted when coach and boyfriend Jim West chose to...
Carlos Felipe UFC Vegas 40

What’s Next: UFC Vegas 40 Losers

Norma Dumont dominated Aspen Ladd in their main event bout at UFC Vegas 40. Not that Ladd did herself any favors with a sluggish performance. UFC pioneers Andrei Arlovski and Jim Miller both got big wins this past weekend...
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DWCS 2021 Week 8 Breakdown and Predictions

We're quickly approaching the end of this latest season of Dana White's Contender Series, and Season 5, Week 8 was likely to see the total number of contracts handed out in Season 3 matched if not surpassed. The 2019...
Vadim Nemkov and Julius Anglickas, Bellator 268

Bellator 268: Movie Narratives Galore in Nemkov vs Anglickas Semifinal

Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov will look to continue his run as he faces dark horse contender Julius Anglickas in the semifinals of the Grand Prix at Bellator 268. https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1448822378243395602?s=20 It is an unenviable task to be considered the heir...
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UFC Vegas 40: Serious Questions Loom Over Aspen Ladd vs Norma Dumont

Norma Dumont will welcome Aspen Ladd back to the Octagon as the two look to answer questions about their abilities to compete at featherweight at UFC Vegas 40. https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1447684685539135492?s=20 Go back to January 2019 and it was clear that the UFC...