Sabah Homasi predicts a “long but short night” for his Titan FC 40 opponent this Friday

It’s been a good year for Sabah Homasi. Since returning to the regional circuit after an unsuccessful bid at the Ultimate Fighter crown in 2015, the 27-year-old American Top Team member has remained busy, rattling off three fights since and going undefeated in 2016 with back-to-back first-round knockouts. He’s looking to make it three in a row—and two in a row […]

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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 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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MMA Musings: Royce Gracie to Bellator, Korean Zombie Out & The Injury Dilema

Royce Gracie: MMA trailblazer, UFC Hall of Famer, Bellator spokesman. …Wait, what?! Last week, it was announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Royce Gracie accepted a role with Viacom’s Bellator MMA—the UFC’s closest current competitor—under the title of “promotional brand ambassador.” Though he has yet to act publicly since signing on with the company, it is generally assumed that his […]

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Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson: 4 Ways the UFC Can Boost His Popularity

The sentiment leading up to UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso was resoundingly fervent, but, to employ an admittedly oxymoronic descriptor, anomalously uniform when regarding its main event. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson—among the most talented, well-rounded, entertaining and consistently improving fighters in the entire organization—was once again being overshadowed by his supporting cast. This time, he was facing […]

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UFC Double-Header Saturday: Five Fights to Focus on (and How They’ll End)

Unless they really have absolutely nothing else going on in their lives, UFC fans have something of a love/hate relationship with the increasing number of double-headers that are occurring as part of the company’s mission towards “World Fucking Domination.” Dana White and company have now put on several back-to-back Saturday events (one often airing through their online subscription service, UFC Fight […]

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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 Double-Header Saturday: Five Fights to Focus On (and How They’ll End)

It hasn’t even been a month since the UFC tested the limits of even its most hardcore fans’ attention spans with back-to-back fight cards on the same day, yet here we are again on the precipice of another double-header this Saturday. Unlike last time, there is a bit of a lull in between cards, as the UFC Fight Pass presentation […]

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UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov – Main Card Preview and Predictions

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov Saturday, June 14, 2014 Main Card: 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET/PT FX Prelims: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET/PT UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 7 p.m./4 p.m. ET/PT After spending all of 2013 as the UFC’s Fox programming spearhead, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is, at long last, finally headlining his first pay-per-view since becoming the inaugural flyweight champion in […]

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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 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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WSOF 8 Media Conference Call

For more than an hour and fifteen minutes, World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo, executive vice president Ali Abdelaziz, lightweight title fighters Justin Gaethje and Rich Patishnock, women’s strawweight title fighters Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray, and light heavyweight bruisers Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Mike Kyle fielded questions from numerous MMA news sites regarding the upcoming WSOF 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock that will […]

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