Clarification on Yoel Romero’s controversial post-fight speech by a Miami native

It’s been a few days since Cuban Olympic silver gold medalist turned UFC middleweight contender Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero all but confirmed what many had been dreading since April: that fan favorite fighter Lyoto Machida has indeed lost a step and, since his style relies so heavily on reflexes and speed, his career is in steep decline. However, instead […]

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UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum – Shortcut predictions for the entire card

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Arena Ciudad de México | Mexico City, Mexico Saturday, June 13, 2015 Before we get started, here’s a little bit of history, for contextual purposes. If you don’t need it, please go ahead and skip down to my predictions. (I won’t be offended, I promise.) Six years ago to the day (June 13, 2009), Cain […]

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UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier – Shortcut predictions for the entire card

In the photo above: (L-R) Daniel “DC” Cormier, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, UFC middleweight champion “The All-American” Chris Weidman, and “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort. The shadow of Jon “Bones” Jones looms large over the main event at UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier. After all, were it not for Jones’s serial bad decision making, it would be him and not Daniel Cormier […]

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UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold — Shortcut predictions for the entire card

UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Prudential Center–Newark, NJ Fox main card: 8PM/5PM ET|PT Fox prelims: 6PM/3PM ET|PT UFC Fight Pass early prelims: 4:30PM/1:30PM ET|PT Through no fault of their own, the UFC are apparently undercutting their own pay-per-view, UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi, by airing an inarguably superior card just a week earlier. Granted, no titles are on the line, but, based […]

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UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas — Shortcut predictions for the entire card

This Saturday, April 4, UFC fans are being treated to a rare matinee fight card capped off by what’s likely a number one contender match between #1-ranked featherweight Chad “Money” Mendes and #4-ranked Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas. Both men are looking to get another crack at champion Jose Aldo, who will have his hands full against Conor McGregor in July. […]

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UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare — Shortcut predictions for the entire card

Welcome back. The UFC is back again this Saturday to put on a night of fights full of intriguing matchups between mostly unranked fighters. Combine that with the fact that this is a Brazilian-heavy card taking place in the heart of Rio de Janeiro and you can be sure things will play out far better than they appear on paper. […]

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UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano – Shortcut Predictions for the Entire Card

  I’m breaking protocol this time around: less pictures, stats, odds and… well, words. Here are my predictions for every fight at UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano, in five sentences or less per fight. MAIN CARD—Pay-Per-View—10PM/7PM ET|PT (C) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. #1 “Alpha” Cat Zingano – Were this to have occurred when it was originally scheduled two years ago, I’d […]

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UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz — Preview/Predictions for the Entire Card

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz January 31, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV PPV Main Card: 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET|PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET|PT UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 6:30 p.m./3:30 p.m. ET|PT For years, UFC fans have clamored for a legitimate superfight, and though they won’t exactly be getting one this weekend, there’s still a lot to get […]

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UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver — Main Card Preview/Predictions

UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver January 18, 2015 | The TD Garden – Boston, MA Fox Sports 1 Main Card: 10PM/7PM ET|PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 7PM/4PM ET|PT UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims: 6PM/3PM ET|PT The meteoric rise of Conor McGregor has been among the most interesting developments in mixed martial arts over the last year and a […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Five: Lightweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. This time, we’ll be focusing on one of the UFC’s most historically strong divisions: the 155-pound lightweights. Event: UFC 136: Edgar vs. […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Four: Featherweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. As you may have guessed at this point, but for one backstep two weeks ago, we’re ascending the UFC’s current nine titled […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Three: Flyweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. Welcome back. We previously examined the greatest title fights in both the male and female bantamweight divisions, but, in doing so, completely […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Two: Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. In the series’ first installment, we covered the women’s bantamweight division. This week, we’ll be examining the greatest fight in the male […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part One: Women’s Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. We’ll start off modestly in the organization’s youngest weight class, the women’s bantamweight division, and work our way up. Event: UFC 157: Rousey vs. […]

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