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UFC and Joe Hand Promotions Extend Agreement
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Joe Hand Promotions Remains Exclusive Distributor of UFC Events on Closed Circuit TV/Pay-Per-View for all Commercial Establishments in United States   Feasterville, PA – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization and Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. announced a multi-year extension of their closed circuit/pay-per-view TV distribution agreement. The deal maintains Joe Hand Promotions, headquartered in Feasterville, […]

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Brad Tavares: Chasing His Dream around the World
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As a kid growing up on the Hawaiian island of Kailua, Brad Tavares dreamed of one day seeing the world. The ambition to do so was never in short supply, but the idea of traveling the globe and the means to bring this goal to fruition, at times appeared to be as distant as the […]

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Siyar Bahadurzada: Fired Up for Kim and 2013
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As far as insults go, this one was pretty bad if you ask UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada. So as he prepares for his Saturday meeting with Dong Hyun Kim, the Afghanistan native has turned a business trip into something very personal. “When the UFC offered him (Kim) the fight, he went out there and said […]

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Rani Yahya: Step by Step
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When you think of the top finishers in the UFC, the names of Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Minotauro Nogueira often come to mind, but quietly creeping onto that list may be another Brazilian, featherweight Rani Yahya, who has ended 15 of his 17 pro wins by submission. Last August, the Brasilia native introduced UFC […]

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NY Senate Committee Reports MMA Bill
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ALBANY, NY February 28, 2013 – Lorenzo Fertitta, The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Chairman & CEO, today thanked the members of the New York State Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation for overwhelmingly – 11 to 3 – approving S.2755, which would authorize the New York State Athletic Commission to add Mixed […]

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Brian Stann: So I'm Fighting an Axe Murderer
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At some point or another, every fighter has found themselves in a difficult position. Whether that comes in the heat of battle with their opponent on the attack, or at a juncture of a career where there is no longer room for a back step; an athlete competing in the competitive world of mixed martial […]

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UFC 130 Excuse-Watch: Roy Nelson Had ‘Walking Pneumonia’
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(We would have also accepted ‘extreme-constipation’. Photo courtesy of HeavyMMA.) Breaking away from his usual “fat guy who can throw down” persona, Roy Nelson just looked like your garden-variety fat guy last weekend at UFC 130, wheezing through three rounds, too exhausted to do anything besides absorb blows from Frank Mir. Was it a sign […]

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The Potato Index: UFC 131, TUF 13 Finale, and UFC 130 Edition
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(Clay Guida‘s party-animal status: Unchanged. Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle.com) Now that we’re halfway through a six-week stretch featuring a UFC or Strikeforce event every weekend, it might be time to take a deep breath, drag out a semi-retired recurring feature, and assign some totally meaningless scores to some of the notable trends and fighters we’ve seen lately. […]

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