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Four Combat Athletes Who Stepped Up Weight Classes Ahead of Canelo v Kovalev

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As he prepares to challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight championship, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knows a little something about stepping up weight classifications. The Mexican is already a triple champion – someone who has held world titles in three different classes. Alvarez now tries to make the leap from middleweight going into this bout at the MGM Grand …

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Dominick Reyes Fancied to Hand Chris Weidman Light Heavyweight Debut Loss

BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 08: Chris Weidman is looked at by the doctor during the fight with Gegard Mousasi of the Netherlands in their middleweight bout during the UFC 210 event at KeyBank Center on April 8, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Adesanya Stylishly Beats Whittaker To Claim Undisputed MW Title

Israel Adesanya became the undisputed middleweight champion of the world on Saturday night as he dismantled Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 in Melbourne. “The Last Stylebender” was his confident, assured self in front of 57,000 fans at Marvel Stadium as he TKO’d Whittaker in the second round to move to 18-0 in his professional career. Whittaker hadn’t fought since June …

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How McGregor’s Genius Resulted In His Detachment From Ireland

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It started with a cult following before descending into global superstardom. Love him or loathe him, it’s hard to ignore him.Β  Conor McGregor transcended a sport that was already growing at warp speed and he did it like no other before him. His crossing into the mainstream of popular culture was so meteoric that it has become hard to identify …

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AJ McKee Scores 8-Second KO At Bellator 228

AJ McKee managed to score a stunning first-round knockout of Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 228, finishing the fight in just eight seconds. This 24-year-old is going places, there’s absolutely no doubt about it. On a night that also included a successful return to action for AJ’s father, Antonio McKee, the prospect was able to score one of the fastest KO’s …

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Jared Cannonier TKO’s Jack Hermansson In Statement Copenhagen Victory

Jared Cannonier made a major step towards middleweight title contention with a second-round TKO of Sweden’s Jack Hermansson in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since debuting at 185lbs last November, Cannonier has managed to rack off a trio of finishes – beating David Branch, Anderson Silva, and now, Hermansson to truly signal himself as a divisional top contender. Once fighting as a heavyweight …

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Jack Shore Earns Third-Round Submission In UFC Debut

Jack Shore announced his arrival to the big stage with a dominant victory over Nohelin Hernandez on the UFC Copenhagen prelims today. Shore represents perhaps the most promising talent of all of those at forefront of the growing Welsh mixed martial arts scene at the moment, joining UFC stars Brett Johns, Jack Marshman, and John Phillips in leading the country’s …

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James Gallagher Submits Roman Salazar In 35 Seconds

James Gallagher made short work of his Bellator Dublin opponent Roman Salazar, submitting him within 35 seconds of the opening bell. After his originally scheduled opponent Cal Ellenor was forced to withdraw from their contest, taking a matchup against the tricky veteran Roman Salazar was a risky move for the Irishman, but a move he made regardless. The 3Arena is …

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Leah McCourt Steamrolls Kerry Hughes To First-Round Submission

Leah McCourt was as dominant as advertised as she absolutely ran through her Bellator Dublin opponent Kerry Hughes on her way to a first-round stoppage. McCourt had the opportunity to show all of her skills as she dealt with the threat presented by the Essex-native Hughes on the Bellator 227 main-card. Opening up the fight with some heavy exchanges on …

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Richie Smullen Scores Dominant First-Round Submission At Bellator Dublin

Richie Smullen returned to the Bellator cage in emphatic fashion, scoring a beautifully manoeuvred submission victory over Sean Tobin in Dublin. As soon as the opening bell sounded it was vintage Richie Smullen as he secured the takedown within the contest’s first thirty seconds, something that signalled the beginning of the end for Limerick’s Sean Tobin. From there on out …

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