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And Now He’s Fired: Kendall Grove
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Just think of the captions that a lesser journalist would come up with. Seriously, just think it this time. You had to see this one coming. Three weeks out from his unanimous decision defeat to Tim Boetsch at UFC 130, the UFC has decided to part ways with TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove. After defeating […]

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And Now He’s Fired: Jorge Santiago
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File this one under “least surprising info of the day.” Following back-to-back losses to Brian Stann and Demian Maia at UFC 130 and 136, repectively, word has it that Jorge Santiago has been released by the UFC for the second time. The American Top Team standout’s original run took place back in 2006, where he […]

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Take a Look at the Welterweight Version of Sexyama
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(I have come for your women.)  As promised, Yoshiro Akiyama has already completed his transformation to 170 pounds, and besides looking a little gaunt in the face, it’s safe to say that he has taken this “Sexyama” thing to a whole ‘notha level. I mean, first the music video and now this? You are making […]

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Wanderlei Silva + Japan = the Perfect Combination
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There is nothing like seeing (and hearing) a fighter cheered on in his home arena. Georges St-Pierre in Canada, Anderson Silva in Brazil, Wanderlei Silva in Japan. Wanderlei Silva in Japan? Yes, despite being a native of Curitiba, Brazil, Silva’s second home, and most likely his first fighting home, will always be in the Land […]

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The Axe Murderer Forever: Silva KOs Stann – UFC on FUEL TV 8 Main Card Results
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It was a storybook return to the Saitama Super Arena in Japan for former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva, who knocked out Brian Stann in the second round of a light heavyweight war that saw the legendary “Axe Murderer” win in his first fight in the Land of the Rising Sun since 2006. “I’m proud to […]

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Tavares Top Notch in Win over Fukuda – UFC on FUEL TV 8 Prelim Results
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After some hit or miss, though often victorious, performances in the Octagon, middleweight up and comer Brad Tavares put it all together in his UFC on FUEL TV 8 prelim bout at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, winning a gritty three round unanimous decision over Riki Fukuda. The judges saw it 30-27 and 29-28 twice […]

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The Downes Side: UFC Japan Predictions
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That’s right boys and girls it’s time for another Japanese edition of the Downes Side! It may not be as adorable as Hello Kitty, but I’d like to think it has just as many merchandising possibilities. The UFC merchandise table (and I suppose the fighters) sets up shop in Japan for UFC on FUEL TV […]

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UFC on FUEL TV 8 Post-Fight Presser and Bonus Recap
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Four fighters attended the UFC on FUEL TV 8 post-fight press conference – Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt, Yushin Okami, and Takeya Mizugaki. Silva and Hunt both earned Knockout of the Night bonuses for their stoppages of Brian Stann and Stefan Struve, respectively. Silva and Stann engaged in an all-out brawl that also earned Fight of […]

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