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Israel Adesanya Wants To Get Paulo Costa Before USADA Does

The newly-crowned UFC interim-middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has stressed his hope that he can fight contender Paulo Costa in the near future. Costa first took a shot at Stylebender following his UFC 236 war with Kelvin Gastelum last weekend. Borrachinha has been on something of a tear in the middleweight division since first signing for the UFC. His most notable …

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Anderson Silva Speaks Out In Defense Of Jon Jones

Anderson Silva has spoken out in defence of his friend and fellow legend Jon Jones, who has experienced the glare of the spotlight more than most in recent years.  Jones has been making every effort to stay active in recent times – fighting twice in the last four months, defeating both Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith in a pair of …

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James Gallagher To Return On Bellator London Main-Card

James Gallagher is poised to make his return to the Bellator cage as he joins middleweight headliners Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr. on June 22. The Strabanimal made good on his promise of a dominant win in front of his home-crowd at Bellator Dublin in February – submitting his opponent Steven Graham with ease within the opening minutes of …

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Robert Whittaker Vs. Kelvin Gastelum: Our Official Prediction

UFC 234 is finally upon us and in the night’s main-event, the UFC middleweight title will be on the line as Robert Whittaker takes on Kelvin Gastelum. It’s a middleweight title tilt worth writing home about as the champion Robert Whittaker looks to add the scalp of Kelvin Gastelum to his increasingly long list of conquests. This is an extremely …

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Israel Adesanya Vs. Anderson Silva Reportedly In The Works For UFC 234

ESPN reported today that the UFC are looking at setting up a middleweight clash between rising phenom Israel Adesanya and the former champ, Anderson Silva. Brett Okamoto reported first that UFC 234 could well host a 185lb clash between Adesanya and Silva, a fight that would mark the Brazilian legend’s first outing since February 2017. Breaking: Anderson Silva vs. Israel …

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Whittaker Vs. Gastelum Set For UFC 234 In Melbourne, Australia

ESPN has reported that the middleweight title showdown between champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is set for UFC 234 in Australia next year. The pair have been competing against each other on the most recent edition of The Ultimate Fighter but with that series’ conclusion, the attention will turn to the 185lb championship bout that will end the show’s run. ESPN reported …

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Paulo Costa Out, Yoel Romero Reportedly Now Wants Anderson Silva

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Yoel Romero celebrates after a middleweight fight against Ronaldo Souza during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa has pulled from his UFC Brooklyn showdown with Yoel Romero, the second time this fight has been unsuccessfully booked. And what a fight it would have been! Two of the middleweight division’s most violent customers locked into a cage together? That sounded good to us. Romero has only come up short against the reigning champion Robert …

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Watch: Jacare TKO’s Weidman In War, Scolds Ref For Stoppage

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza managed to overturn some early momentum from Chris Weidman to get his man out of there in the third-round. Jacare was seemingly down on the scorecards to the former-champion Weidman before getting the job done in the third. For what it was worth, ‘The All-American’ looked fantastic at first, frequently touching up his Brazilian adversary with jabs …

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Gegard Mousasi Annihilates Rory MacDonald At Bellator 206

In the biggest fight in the history of Bellator, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi was the one who managed to put on a dominant performance. Rory MacDonald may well be the greatest welterweight fighter on the planet today – that’s up for debate. But when he crossed paths with the streaking former Strikeforce light-heavyweight Gegard Mousasi, it mattered for little. Mousasi’s …

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Darren Till Outlines Future Plans As A Middleweight

UFC title-challenger Darren Till has outlined his plans for a move to the middleweight division if he manages to defeat Tyron Woodley at UFC 228. Till’s strenuous cut to 170lbs for his UFC Liverpool showdown with Stephen Thompson saw him eventually miss weight in a rather dramatic turn of events. The entire scandal that surrounded his failed-attempt to make the limit …

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Paulo Costa Calls Out Former-Champ Chris Weidman

The middleweight division’s most terrifying prospect has called out the former-champion Chris Weidman in an attempt to avenge the three Brazilian’s the American has beaten inside the UFC. Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva. All former UFC champs who hail from Brazilian and most importantly in this case, all fighters who have come up short against the ‘All-American’ Chris Weidman. …

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Robert Whittaker – “I’m Better At Everything Than Gastelum”

The UFC middleweight champion will defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum after spending six weeks filming the next season of The Ultimate Fighter alongside him. Robert Whittaker might just have claimed iconic status within the UFC’s middleweight division following his pair of scintillating victories over Yoel Romero. Two contrasting styles met over ten rounds to decide the title of 185lb champion and …

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Paulo Costa Destroys Uriah Hall With Vicious Barrage At UFC 226

Paulo Costa lived up to his billing once again after annihilating longtime contender Uriah Hall with a brutal display of power at UFC 226 last night. Paulo Costa could well be the most vicious competitor in the middleweight division today. This guy is quite literally a wrecking ball. A walking, talking sledgehammer whose physique is like something you’d see in …

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