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MMA 2017 — the Year that Was: MayMac, GSP, Jon Jones’ Downfall, and Free...

GSP. Free Agency. Mayweather-McGregor. The downward spiral of Jon Jones. These stories defined MMA in 2017. Looking back over the past twelve months in the MMA world, one thing stands out: the biggest story of the year wasn't about MMA....
UFC Rose Namajunas female fighter of the year

MMA 2017 Year in Review: Fighter of the Year

Naming the Female Fighter of the Year for 2017 was easy — on the men's side, not so much. For our MMA year-end review, the staff here at Cageside Press has opted to award two Fighters of the Year —...
UFC 217: Georges St. Pierre chokes out Michael Bisping

MMA 2017 Year in Review: Event of the Year

2017's Event of the Year was barely debatable, with all writers responding coming to a unanimous decision. Bellator NYC. KSW 39. UFC 217. The MMA world saw a number of huge events go down in 2017 — but who did...
Demetrious Johnson aka Mighty Mouse

MMA 2017 Year in Review: Submission of the Year

There were some fantastic submissions in 2017, but for our staff, one was mightier than the rest. From historic moments such as George St. Pierre choking out Michael Bisping, to crafty submissions like Brian Ortega riding Cub Swanson like a...
UFC 219 Cynthia Calvillo

UFC 219: Esparza and Calvillo Collide in Meeting of Strawweight Powers

The division's inaugural champion and newest upstart collide in a bout with serious strawweight title implications at UFC 219. When Joanna Jędrzejczyk was on the verge of making history to begin the year, it appeared the strawweight division was on track...
UFC 218 Francis Ngannou, Alistair Overeem

MMA 2017 Year in Review: Knockout of the Year

A vicious uppercut, flying knees, a slam — the candidates for Knockout of the Year 2017 had something for everyone. In a year that saw some big finishes in big fights, picking a Knockout of the Year was no easy...
UFC - Justin Gaethje & Michael Johnson

MMA 2017 Year in Review: Fight of the Year

Which slobber-knocker did Cageside Press give the nod to for Fight of the Year? 2017 has come and gone, and with it, plenty of action in the MMA world. There were lots of good fights, and heaps of great ones...
UFC 219 Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC 219: The Eagle’s Most Important Flight

The UFC lightweight division is still far from clearing up its title picture, but a big step will take place at UFC 219 when Khabib Nurmagomedov meets Edson Barboza. The UFC lightweight division was grounded to a halt in 2017....
UFC Auckland Mark Hunt

Three “Huh?” Moments in MMA Last Week: Alvarez-Poirier, Promotional Guidelines, and Mark Hunt’s Future

A former lightweight champion is avoiding a rematch everyone knows should happen, UFC adjusted some promotional policies, and Mark Hunt is already planning his next career move. Huh? Finding the proper response to much of the news finding its way...
Mark Hunt UFC Moscow

Mark Hunt Says He’s Exiting the UFC After His Current Deal – But to...

Mark Hunt is set to become another big name on the free agent market when his current deal runs out. Mark Hunt's rocky relationship with the UFC has been public knowledge for a good long while now. The heavyweight slugger...

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