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 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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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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UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown – Preview/Predictions for the Entire Main Card

UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown FOX Main Card: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET|PT FOX Prelims: 6 p.m./3 p.m. ET|PT UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims: 4:15 p.m./1:15 p.m. ET|PT With four events already in the books and one more fight night set to take place this Saturday, July has officially become the UFC’s busiest month so far this year. Despite […]

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UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi – Preview/Predictions for the Top 3 Fights

UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Berlin, Germany UFC Fight Pass: 3 p.m./12 p.m. ET/PT It’s already Tuesday, but many of us are still buzzing about this last weekend’s title upset. UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw was a splendid night of fights, rife with finishes and spectacular moments, but it’ll be remembered, more than anything, […]

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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 3)

There’s a delusion that many fight fans enjoy – that although guys like Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Demetrius Johnson, Anthony Pettis and even Johny Hendricks are the best there is at what they do in their particular weight classes, if you’re considerably bigger than them, someone who walks around at 250-odd pounds, they likely won’t be able to do much to […]

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