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Penn State alum Phil Davis talks about his fight at UFC 179 against Glover Teixeira – Short Time Ep. 114

PHIL DAVIS

After capping his career as a four-time All-American with a 2008 NCAA Division I title, Penn State alum Phil Davis moved quickly into the world of Mixed Martial Arts. On October 25 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the sixth-ranked Davis is set to take on fourth-ranked Glover Teixeira at UFC 179. We catch up with Davis to talk about his ...

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Olympic champion and new UFC signee Henry Cejudo – Short Time Ep. 85

Back in 2008, Henry Cejudo became the youngest wrestler from the United States to win a gold medal at the Olympics in freestyle wrestling. After coming back for one last run in 2012, Cejudo left his shoes on the mat and retired from competition. While he retired from wrestling, his wrestling skills are still used today in the world of ...

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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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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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Former Newberry tandem on upcoming season of TUF

By Josh Manck Newberry Sports Information LAS VEGAS – Former Newberry College wrestlers Corey Anderson and Kelly Anundson have been selected for the cast of the 19th season of the popular TV series The Ultimate Fighter, as announced by FOX Sports on Tuesday. The Ultimate Fighter 19: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn will debut on April 16 on FOX Sports 1 with a ...

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Dallas’ new superstar: Johny Hendricks wins UFC title

By Mark Francescutti Dallas Morning News Seven years ago, Johny Hendricks told his family he didn’t want to be an Olympic wrestling champion and was going to be a mixed martial arts fighter instead. His mother cried. His father laughed. “He’d never been in a fight in his life,” his father said. But now, Hendricks is the champion his family ...

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Hofstra alum Chris Weidman wins UFC middleweight championship

By Jim Sheehan Hofstra Sports Information Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Wrestling alumnus Chris Weidman captured the UFC middleweight championship Saturday night by knocking out Anderson “Spider” Silva at the 1:18 mark of the second round of UFC 162  before a capacity crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the most anticipated fight of 2013, Weidman, ...

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