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The Biggest Winners And Losers Of UFC 197

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones joins in for a warm up during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship sold out the MGM Grand Arena on Saturday for UFC 197, producing a night of crazy knockouts, mundane decisions, and one long-awaited return. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones returned from a 15-month layoff to face short notice replacement Ovince Saint Preux – standing in for current champion Daniel Cormier who withdrew due to injury. Flyweight champion Demetrious …

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Watch: Jon Jones Didn’t Exactly Ooze Class Upon Learning That He Broke Ovince St. Preux’s Arm

If Jon Jones had tweeted this himself, we have no doubt it would have been deleted already. Jon Jones returned to the octagon on Saturday night following a near 16-month layoff to take on dangerous late-replacement Ovince St. Preux in the main event of UFC 197. Understandably, the mercurial former light-heavyweight champion wasn’t at his best but the performance he turned …

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UFC 197: Predictions Part 2

Demetrious Johnson

In the famous words of UFC announcer Bruce Buffer “IT’S TIIIIME!”. UFC 197 is upon us and with two of the greatest fighters in UFC history headlining and co-headlining, the event it is sure to be one to be remembered. It also begins the countdown to UFC 200 as the title fights are coming thick and fast over the next …

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UFC 197 Predictions: Part 1

After a clean sweep at UFC on FOX 19: Predictions, we look to try and emulate that achievement in this huge card taking place on Saturday night in Las Vegas. In the main event, Jon Jones and Ovince St Preux square off for the Interim Light Heavyweight Title and in the co-main, long-time Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, takes on Olympic …

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Watch: The First Episode Of UFC 197 Embedded

With UFC 197 right around the corner the promotion for the event is going to be coming thick and fast this week. The buzz around fight week is always more intense for the PPV cards and one of the reasons for that is the Embedded Series. Catch up with headliners Jon Jones and Ovince St Preux and co-headliners Henry Cejudo …

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Jon Jones ‘Felt Really Bad’ For Rashad Evans Following UFC On FOX 19 Loss

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pauses during a UFC media event at Jackson?s Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy on April 8, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

With one gigantic left hand, courtesy of Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 19 this past Saturday night, Rashad Evans said goodbye to his light heavyweight title ambitions. The former UFC champion is currently recovering from what he described as an “embarrassing” performance against the Brazilian, failing to make it to the second round of their five-round bout. Unexpectedly, his …

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Daniel Cormier Says He Believes Jon Jones is Primed for Defeat

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones and Daniel Comier on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jon Jones has never lost the light-heavyweight belt in the ring, which is now held by Daniel Cormier. The one loss on the 28 year old’s record came via a disqualification. UFC president Dana White would later say that the disqualification should have been declared a no-contest. Jones had his light heavyweight title stripped from him in April 2015. The decision to …

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Is The UFC Setting Itself Up For A Huge Fall?

ufc LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 6: The Ultimate Fighting Championship belt on display during the Leaders UFC Breakfast at the Cafe Royal Hotel on March 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

As the UFC embarks on its latest calender of fights entitled “Unstoppable”, many questions have been directed at the company for its liberal use of Interim Titles and making fights that make more business sense than fighting sense. The introduction of Interim Titles certainly can de-value the Undisputed Title should it fall into the wrong hands and with fighters such …

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Jon Jones Pleads Not Guilty To Traffic Violations, Court Date Set For After UFC 197

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has officially pleaded not guilty to five traffic violations he received in late March and is still clear to fight at UFC 197 later this month. Jones was pulled over by the authorities while driving in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who accused the fighter of drag racing, having an illegible licence plate, driving in the wrong lane, having …

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Greg Jackson, MMA, And Money Ball

In an individual sport like MMA, it is rare that we see coaches in the spotlight. Fighters in the UFC are beholden to their ability to promote themselves as lone warriors. The UFC Embedded series has given fans a greater deal of insight into the training that goes into each fight. As a result, coaches are becoming more prominent. Conor McGregor’s …

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Top 10: UFC Late Replacement Victories

With news breaking last night that Ovince St. Preux is stepping up on short notice to take on Jon Jones in the Main Event at UFC 197, we take a look at the top 10 late replacement victories in the history of the UFC. While OSP has just over three weeks to get ready for his upcoming bout, he will …

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Jon Jones Gets New Opponent For UFC 197 Main Event

Jon Jones will face Ovince St. Preux in the main event of UFC 197 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier this evening, Jones posted a video to social media in which he informed the UFC and it’s fans that he intended to remain on the April 23rd card despite the withdrawal of his originally scheduled opponent, …

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Watch: Jon Jones Says He Is Determined To Save The UFC 197 Main Event

It has been a crazy few days for Jon Jones. On Thursday, March 24th the former UFC light-heavyweight champion was pulled over following an alleged drag racing incident and given five citations for a variety of traffic violations. While the officer was in the process of issuing these tickets, Jones launched into an expletive laden rant that would later grab …

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