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Jiri Prochazka, Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony Smith Outlook: If not for Khamzat Chimaev, Jiri Prochazka would’ve been the biggest discovery to UFC fans after the first stint on Fight Island when he halted Volkan Oezdemir with a flush right hand. Prochazka caught eyes with his quirky fighting style, and his 11-fight winning streak has him on
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Darren Till, Derek Brunson Outlook: While just 1-1 at 185 pounds, Darren Till proved in his matchup with Robert Whittaker that he has the qualities that attributed to his fast rise up the welterweight rankings when he first broke through on the scene. The brash Liverpudlian seems rejuvenated, refocused and motivated as ever, despite having
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First, Jim, Matt, and Laura discuss Saturday’s wild card: Khamzat Chimaev’s 17-second KO of Gerald Meerschaert, Mackenzie Dern’s first round armbar submission of Randa Markos, and Colby Covington’s dominant performance in the main event against Tyron Woodley. Plus, a quick preview of the Adesanya-Costa title fight this weekend. Then, Mackenzie Dern calls in to share
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Sweden’s Chimaev made the shortest work of his biggest test to date, needing only a scant 17 seconds to KO Gerald Meerschaert and continue his rise as one of the hottest fighters in MMA. “I’ve been in this game my whole life, I’ve never seen anything like him,” UFC President Dana White would later tell
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The fight game is so unpredictable, but some things are certainties, and going to the ground with Mackenzie Dern is a guaranteed bad night for you. And it was for Randa Markos, so tough and so game that she may have thought, “Hey, I’ll test myself on the ground with you.” That’s a fighter’s mindset
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“It’s hard to stop crazy, for sure, so that’s where he catches a lot of people off guard,” Cerrone said. “Like, ‘What was that?’ He gets hit, and he just keeps coming, so dealing with that durability, I’m just going to have to turn the lights off. That’s the only way to do it. I’m
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Walker burst onto the scene with a meteoric rise of flying knees and dance moves before hitting a skid against Corey Anderson and Nikita Krylov. And while some people have hopped off the Johnny Walker bandwagon, Spann still knows that hype surrounds him. “He did have a lot more hype, but he’s still got hype
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“I’m in Las Vegas — I’m going to fight in Las Vegas — but a year ago, I didn’t think about that,” he added. “Everything has turned to crazy.” While he has embraced his newfound celebrity and status as a rising star within the mixed martial arts world, Chimaev has kept things very simple in
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Cerrone, who fights on September 19 in the co-main event against Niko Price, holds UFC records for most wins (23), Performance Bonuses (18), tied for first with Charles Oliveira with finishes (16) and will once again tie Jim Miller for most UFC fights when he makes his 36th walk on Saturday.  After receiving the commemorative
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Chandler (21-5, 9 KOs, 7 submissions) opened his career with a short-stint with Strikeforce before spending the last 10 years fighting under Bellator, where he was a 3-time lightweight champion with wins over former UFC lightweight champions Benson Henderson (twice) and Eddie Alvarez.  The 34-year-old was a free agent coming off his most recent win, a first-round knockout
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“For me, it was a surprise that it was the first because it’s so common for us,” Dern said of leglock finishes in the jiu-jitsu community. “Now I’m like, okay, let me look at all my jiu-jitsu submissions that are so common for us because I’m going to start letting them out.” Dern plans to
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Key Stats: 5 submission wins (1st all-time among MW), 46% takedown defense, 43.8% takedown accuracy (5th) What It Means: “GM3” is as slick as they get on the ground and he has a penchant for finding a submission out of nowhere. He’s also adept at setting his opponent up to fall into a trap so
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At this point in 2020, nothing would be too shocking, and while Stewart has been catching a groove as of late, winning three of his last four, he doesn’t see himself to be a finished product just yet. “No, I don’t think so,” said the London native. “There’s a lot more work to do, to
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A world-class jiu-jitsu player, Mackenzie Dern’s transition into mixed martial arts generated a tremendous amount of buzz. Less than 18 months in, Dern had posted a 5-0 mark with victories over Montana De La Rosa (nee Stewart) and former Invicta FC title challenger Kaline Medeiros, resulting in the promising prospect inking a deal with the
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