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UFC: As Star Building Struggles Continue, How Will the MMA Powerhouse Correct Course?

It's 2018, and the UFC lacks a single active, bankable superstar. So where have all the draws gone, and why has the promotion failed to create new ones? Welcome to the UFC's 2018 quagmire: Not a single UFC Pay-Per-View has...
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Ronda Rousey’s WWE Future is a Question Mark, but Deal Gives WWE an Edge...

Ronda Rousey may or may not have a future in the WWE, but she'll be a bargaining chip during negotiations for the wrestling promotion's next TV deal. Ronda Rousey finally made her WWE over the weekend at the end of...
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UFC Belem: The Dragon Takes Flight at Home

Lyoto Machida will headline a card in his hometown for the UFC, but a tumultuous few years makes this a less enjoyable experience than he would have hoped. To be able to headline a UFC event in your hometown should...
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EA UFC 3 Rating System: Where They Went Wrong

There are many things to like about the upcoming iteration of the EA UFC video game series. The rating system is not one of them. As the release of EA's third UFC title approaches, stats of top fighters have been...
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UFC: With Francis Ngannou Vanquished, Where Does the Heavyweight Division Go From Here?

With Francis Ngannou vanquished (for now), it's back to the usual suspects for the UFC heavyweight division. The very reason we love the heavyweight division is frankly its biggest pitfall. Career trajectories can change in a single punch. It is...
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UFC 220 – Miocic vs. Ngannou: Who is the Baddest Man Alive?

In what is being considered one of the best heavyweight title fights in years, who will walk away as 'The Baddest Man Alive' at UFC 220? What is it about a heavyweight fight that generates genuine excitement? Is it the...
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UFC 220: The Next Chapter in the Light Heavyweight Division

The shadow of Jon Jones has passed, and Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir will now battle in the first UFC title fight of 2018. In April of 2015, Jon Jones was stripped of his world championship when he was involved...
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Three “Huh?” Moments in MMA Last Week: Commentary Changes, USADA Suspensions, and UFC Buyrates

UFC and Bellator made some changes to their commentary teams, a strawweight was suspended before her promotional debut, and the last pay-per-view event of the year turned out to be a buyrate success. Huh? Finding the proper response to much...
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UFC St. Louis: Missouri to Provide Fireworks to Kick Off 2018

The UFC kicks off 2018 with several fan friendly bouts in what is a warm-up to marquee action in the coming weeks. With a new year comes new optimism. The same is true in mixed martial arts. Regardless of the...
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UFC, Bellator and Beyond: 18 Fighters to Watch For in 2018

Cageside's Mike Straus examines the talent both in and outside of the UFC with 18 fighters to watch in 2018! Last year I decided to write down 17 fighters to keep an eye on in 2017. This wasn’t an article...

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