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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UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw – Preview, Odds and Predictions for the Main Card

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Saturday, May 24, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV Pay-Per-View Main Card: 10 p.m./7p.m. ET/PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m./3:30 p.m. ET/PT Fight Pass Early Prelims: 6:30 p.m./3:30 p.m. ET/PT The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to their home city of Las Vegas, NV this weekend with UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw. As the only […]

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UFC Roundup: Analyzing Every Title Challenger (Part 2)

Alright folks, it’s been exactly one week since I began opining on the state of the UFC and its title pictures. In the first installment, we examined the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s flyweight and bantamweight categories and, suffice it to say, things looked outright grim for each class’ respective next title hopefuls, with no challenger exceeding a 15-percent likelihood […]

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UFC Roundup: Analyzing Every Title Challenger (Part 1)

It’s amazing how much things have changed in less than a year. Chris Weidman is now the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion after beating Anderson “The Spider” Silva not once, but twice. Renan Barao shed the “interim” modifier and became the undisputed champion when yet another injury prevented Dominick Cruz from returning for their unification bout. Johny Hendricks became the new welterweight champion […]

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WSOF 8’s Cody Bollinger: “If I Finish Tyson Nam, I’m Fighting for the Belt Next”

It’s New Year’s Day at 5:30 p.m. ET and I’m on the phone with Cody “Bam Bam” Bollinger, the 22-year-old bantamweight from Rancho Cucamonga, CA who skyrocketed to notoriety late last year when, as part of the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, he failed to make weight and subsequently was given the proverbial boot by […]

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