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Tatiana Suarez Becomes “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 23 Champion

Tatiana Suarez

LAS VEGAS, NEV – California native Tatiana Suarez, made quick work of her opponent, Amanda Cooper, to become the “The Ultimate Fighter” season 23 women’s straw-weight champion Friday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “We don’t break; we break people. We don’t break, and I will never break. I’ve overcome a lot in my life. I’m ...

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Bellator MMA’s Bubba Jenkins talks fighting and looks back on his wrestling career – Short Time Ep. 108

Virginia Beach native Bubba Jenkins has had a tumultuous life leading into his NCAA Division I championship a few years back. After putting the wrestling shoes away (at least for the most part), he joined the world of MMA. Now he’s rising up the ranks in Bellator MMA and is on a four-fight win streak after beating Thiago Meller at ...

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The polarizing, energetic and most hated man in MMA: Chael Sonnen – Short Time Ep. 96

Hate him or, well, hate him, Chael Sonnen is never at a loss for words. Even in the wake of his failed drug test and his subsequent retirement from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Sonnen continues to embrace his role as the ultimate heel in the world of mixed martial arts. You might even find a list — or 10 — ...

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Henry Cejudo, Olympic champion wrestler, signs with UFC

By Nick Zaccardi NBC Sports.com Henry Cejudo will be the third Olympic gold medalist to compete for UFC after signing a promotional contract announced Friday. Cejudo became the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion at 21 at Beijing 2008. The son of illegal immigrants from Mexico, his story gained instant fame, and was told in a book, “American Victory.” He did not ...

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TUF Finale: Frankie Edgar routs B.J. Penn in one-sided beating

By Luke Thomas MMAfighting.com If this was to be the retirement fight for former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn, this was hardly the best way to go out as Frankie Edgar put on a clinic against Penn in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday night. Penn opened the bout ...

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Chris Weidman defends title against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175

By Mark La Monica Newsday LAS VEGAS – On his 365th night as UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman assured himself of a few more with that belt above the mantel in his home. He also quieted anyone who still wanted to question his place atop the middleweight division after he beat Anderson Silva twice last year. And he did so ...

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Daniel Cormier submits Dan Henderson at UFC 173

By Brett Okamoto ESPN LAS VEGAS — An “H-bomb” did not go off inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. Daniel Cormier made sure of it. Cormier (15-0) kept his unbeaten record intact at UFC 173, submitting Dan Henderson via rear-naked choke at 3:53 of the third round. The outcome was never in doubt, as Cormier dominated Henderson ...

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Blackzilians fire coach Kenny Monday, former Olympic gold medalist

By Marc Raimondi Fox Sports One of MMA’s top teams has released a high-profile coach. Former Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kenny Monday was fired by the Blackzilians, Monday told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani spoke with pseudo-team captain Rashad Evans and he said that Monday and “management” had a rift and it was brewing for some time. ...

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UFC 172: Jon Jones batters Glover Teixeira, defends belt

By Brett Okamoto ESPN.com BALTIMORE — Seven months after narrowly winning the closest fight of his career, Jon Jones returned to his dominant ways at UFC 172. Big time. Jones (20-1) recorded his UFC-record seventh consecutive light heavyweight title defense, dominating challenger Glover Teixeira over the course of five rounds inside Baltimore Arena. All three judges scored the five-round contest ...

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UFC roundup: Cormier-Hendo on for UFC 173

By Mike Johnston SportsNet.ca A light-heavyweight bout between Olympic wrestling veterans Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson has been made official for UFC 173. The fight will serve as the co-main event for the show that takes place May 24 in Las Vegas. Cormier (14-0) is unbeaten in his three UFC fights since moving over from Strikeforce last year. He won ...

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