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Look: Ex-UFC Star Paige VanZant Shares Racy Outfit Photo

Former UFC star and Bare Knuckle Boxer Paige VanZant continues to grow her brand on social media. VanZant, who left the UFC a couple of years back, has amassed millions of followers on social media. The former UFC star is constantly pushing content with her significant other. This weekend, VanZant...
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Anderson Silva names BJ Penn as his GOAT of MMA: “Penn is the best MMA fighter I saw fight in my entire life”

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva believes BJ Penn is the greatest to ever do it. ‘The Spider’ is set to return to the boxing ring next month against Jake Paul. The Showtime pay-per-view headliner will take place from the Gila River Arena in Arizona. Ahead of the bout, many have praised Silva as the greatest fighter in MMA history.
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Maryna Moroz becomes first UFC fighter to feature in Playboy

Maryna Moroz is officially taking her modeling endeavors to the next level. The Ukrainian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight contender revealed today (Mon., Sept. 26, 2022) that she’ll be making a bit of history. Moroz has partnered with iconic American men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine, Playboy. UFC ring girls, Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer, have previously featured in the magazine, but Moroz will be the first fighter from the promotion to do so.
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Sean O’Malley Responds To Underdog Status For UFC 280, ‘I’m A Little Surprised’

Sean O’Malley is not keen on being the underdog in his next fight. UFC 280 is full of amazing matchups from top to bottom. There will be two title fights that night in Abu Dhabi, a lightweight bout between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev and a bantamweight bout between champion Aljamain Sterling and TJ Dillashaw. These two title fights are exciting, but many fight fans are looking forward to another bout on the card. There is a bantamweight title contender fight between former champ Petr Yan and rising star Sean O’Malley, this is the people’s main event.
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Scott Coker unsure if Dillon Danis will fight in Bellator again: “Dillon is a kid we had a lot of high hopes for”

Scott Coker doesn’t know if Dillon Danis will fight in Bellator again. Danis was a high-profile signing for Bellator as he was highly known for his work in jiu-jitsu as well as being a training partner and grappling coach of Conor McGregor. However, the signing hasn’t panned out as Danis has fought just twice in Bellator and hasn’t competed since 2019 and Coker is unsure if he will fight again.
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Jake Paul, Logan Paul betting favorites to be Nate Diaz’s next opponent

Nate Diaz’s first opponent in his post-UFC life is likely going to be one of the Paul brothers, according to oddsmakers. Both Jake Paul and brother Logan Paul are currently the odds-on favorites to face Diaz next, with Jake topping the list at +150 odds and Logan coming in second at +400, according odds posted Monday by online bookmaker BetOnline. Diaz and Jake Paul have publicly flirted with one another over a potential bout for months, with Diaz saying just last week that the 25-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer is “for sure” on his radar for a next move.
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First UFC Fighter To Join Playboy Centerfold Revealed

UFC flyweight contender Maryna Moroz will make history by becoming the first UFC fighter to join the Playboy Centerfold platform. Moroz made the announcement of her new gig in a recent tweet. “Announcement. Happy to announce that I’ll be the first UFC Fighter on Playboy Centerfold!” Moroz tweeted. “Can’t wait...
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Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 4 targeted for UFC 283

Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will be fighting for the fourth time in January. According to MMA reporter Rodrigo Del Campo Gonzalez, Figueiredo and Moreno are targeted to fight at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 21. It’s uncertain if the fight will serve as the main event, but all signs point to the fight being made official soon.
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Sean O’Malley anticipates eventual move to featherweight, believes could ‘beat a lot of those turds’ now

Sean O’Malley doesn’t expect to be a Bantamweight forever. Currently ranked No. 12 in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) official 135 pound rankings, O’Malley has been nearly perfect in his 17-fight career. Never short on confidence, “Suga” will need it for his next bout against former champion, Petr Yan, at UFC 280 on Oct. 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Report: Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno 4 targeted for UFC 283 in Brazil

Reigning UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and current interim 125-pound titleholder Brandon Moreno will collide for a fourth (and hopefully final) time as part of the upcoming UFC 283 pay-per-view (PPV) event, recently made official for Sat., Jan. 21, 2023 inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That’s according...
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Hey Not the Face! 01: Comparing Nate Diaz and Francis Ngannou’s contract situations

Welcome to Hey Not the Face!, the podcast that provides expert analysis on all aspects of combat sports finance with an intense focus on fighter pay. Hey Not the Face! will also feature updates on both antitrust suits against the UFC, in-depth comparisons of boxing pay vs. MMA pay, thorough examinations of contracts and more. The show is hosted by John Nash and airs twice monthly. No permanent schedule has been worked out, but we’ll make sure to notify everyone via our various social media platforms. As always, we hope you enjoy listening.
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Michael Chandler takes aim at “premature praise” for Islam Makhachev: “We just can’t say that he’s that good yet”

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler believes we need to pump the breaks on praise for Islam Makhachev. The Russian has been out of action since his first-round TKO over Bobby Green in February. That victory, along with wins over names such as Dan Hooker and Arman Tsarukyan, has secured him a title shot. Makhachev is set to face Charles Oliveira next month at UFC 280 with vacant lightweight gold on the line.
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ICYMI: UFC Vegas 61 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Rebroadcast

It’s time for another one of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson, author of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Substack’, the fight book: “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking”, host of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Podcast, and co-host of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast, along with the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and co-host of our ‘Show Money’ Podcast... he is also one of the co-hosts of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast; the trio is moderated by the insightful Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change Podcast’, ’The Mookie & Crookie Show Podcast’ & the ‘Crooklyn’s Corner Podcast’.
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Fights on Tap: Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac among 9 UFC bouts announced

Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions. There was no UFC, but there was plenty to watch this past weekend. What was your choice? Bellator Dublin on Friday, RIZIN 38 or Fight Music Show 2 on Sunday? Leave it in the comments below. With those events now over, we can look at what we have ahead of us on the upcoming schedule.
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Marlon Vera: Title shot justified after Dominick Cruz finish, but Henry Cejudo can ‘get it’

Marlon Vera believes he could get a title fight next. In August, Vera scored the biggest win of his career, knocking out Dominick Cruz in the main event of UFC San Diego. The win was Vera’s fourth in a row and put him on the precipice of a title shot in the stacked 135-pound division — and according to “Chito” it could have been enough to seal the deal.
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Mike Davis vs Viacheslav Borshchev Pick, 10/1/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 61 Odds

Mike Davis will face off with Viacheslav Borshchev at UFC Vegas 61 on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The line has Davis at -175 while Borshchev is priced at +150. Mike "Beast Boy" Davis comes into this fight holding a mark of 9-2-0. The 29-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Viacheslav "Slava Claus" Borshchev measures in at 5'11" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a mark of 6-2-0. The 30-year-old reaches 69". Regarding significant strikes, Mike Davis lands 6.24 per minute and Viacheslav Borshchev is connecting on 2.85 significant strikes per minute. Davis is landing 53% of the significant strikes he throws and Borshchev is landing 63%. In terms of defending in the cage, "Beast Boy" absorbs 6.76 significant strikes per min while "Slava Claus" absorbs 2.64. Davis also prevents 57% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Borshchev curbs 50% of them.
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Mounir Lazzez vs. Gabriel Bonfim Set for UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro

A welterweight clash pitting Mounir Lazzez against Gabriel de Souza Bonfim. Multiple outlets confirmed the booking after Bonfim initially announced the bout on social media. UFC 283 marks the Las Vegas-based promotion’s first visit to Rio de Janeiro since May 2019. The event does not currently have a headliner.
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Photo | Sean O’Malley flaunts his physique ahead of UFC 280: “Ready for war”

It seems that bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley is ready for his return to the octagon. ‘Sugar’ has been out of action since his showdown with Pedro Munhoz in July. At UFC 276, the two bantamweight contenders fought to a no-contest, after the Brazilian was poked in the eye. The result snapped a three-fight winning streak for O’Malley, but he doesn’t view it that way.
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