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Report: ESPN and FOX Sports put in joint bid for UFC TV rights deal

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It’s possible that an unlikely partnership could be responsible for airing UFC fights next year.

Rival networks ESPN and FOX Sports have teamed up to put in a bid for the UFC’s new TV rights deal, according to Variety.com, which reported the development today citing sources with knowledge of the proposal.

Here are some of the details, per the report:

According to sources with knowledge of the proposal, ESPN has signaled that it would be willing to pay $120-180 million per year to add the Endeavor-owned mixed martial arts league to its collection of live-event rights.

Fox, which currently pays $120 million per year UFC rights, would be willing see that number increase to a little more than $200 million. Fox’s current package includes four Saturday-night fights per year on Fox Broadcasting and a number of fight events on cabler Fox Sports 1 that has increased annually under its current agreement. A joint bid with ESPN would see Fox’s total number of events decline slightly.

Representatives from the UFC and the potential TV partners reportedly declined comment.

According to the report, as many as 15 UFC events could head to the new subscription streaming service ESPN+. The service launched this past week and costs $4.99 per month.

The current deal with FOX, which began in 2011 and ends this year, brings in an average of $120 million a year, with the price jumping to $160 million for this final year.

RelatedUFC owners just bought a major streaming company, and it could change the hunt for a new TV rights deal

The UFC reportedly wanted $450 million per year – a nearly threefold increase of the peak price under the current deal – but in late 2017, FOX reportedly was prepared to make an offer of just $200 million a year.

Recently, reports have suggested the UFC was considering direct-to-consumer options for its event broadcasts/streams.

For now, though, negotiations are likely to continue behind the scenes with all of the major players.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green added to already ridiculously stacked UFC 225 lineup

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UFC 225 is going to be one hell of an event. Now, everyone knock on wood.

As it stands, the lineup could be the year’s best, and it continues to grow, this time with a lightweight bout between vets Clay Guida (34-17 MMA, 14-11 UFC) and fellow wrestler Bobby Green (24-8-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC).

ChicagoTribune.com today reported the bout.

UFC 225 takes place June 9 at United Center in Chicago. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Related$300 gets you cageside tickets for 'UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2' in Chicago

Guida, a 15-year pro who’s been with the UFC since 2006, is a former contender who slipped out of the lightweight title picture following a 3-6 skid from 2011-2016. However, the 36-year-old “Carpenter,” who’s a nine-time UFC fight-night bonus winner, has since rebounded with a decision victory over Erik Koch (which marked his return to lightweight from featherweight) and a TKO win over fellow vet Joe Lauzon.

He now meets Green, a fellow Strikeforce vet who’s struggled with consistency since moving to the UFC in 2013. The 31-year-old won his first four UFC fights but then suffered a string of losses to notables Edson Barboza, Dustin Poirier and Rashid Magomedov. After a split draw with Lando Vannata in October (in a “Fight of the Night” bonus winner), he rebounded in January with a decision victory over Koch.

The latest UFC 225 card includes:

  • Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title
  • Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos – for interim welterweight title
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
  • Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm
  • Mirsad Bektic vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
  • Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
  • Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago
  • Bobby Green vs. Clay Guida

For more on UFC 225, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Marvin Vettori plans to slap 'double-face liar' Israel Adesanya next time they cross paths

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Marvin Vettori is unhappy with a lot of people following his loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC on FOX 29 this past weekend.

Vettori (12-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) believes the split-decision result in the middleweight fight with Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) should have gone his way. He said he’s disappointed in how the judges scored the fight, but they weren’t the only ones who have drawn the ire of the Italian.

He’s also not pleased with how UFC commentators Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz called the three-round bout. However, it doesn’t compare to the disdain he has for Adesanya. Before he gets to that, though, let him first explain why he felt he won Saturday’s 185-pound contest, which aired on FS1 from Gila Rivera Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

“I kind of shut down his whole rhythm, his fight rhythm,” Vettori told MMAjunkie. “He couldn’t do anything he was supposed to do against me. He couldn’t do any of what he wanted to do. I put him against the cage. I controlled him there. I’ve watched the first round three or four times now. I really think I got the first round. I see that pretty clearly. Then second was close, so I see it going his way. Then my corner told me we need the third. From the beginning I put good pressure on him, took him down and secured the round.”

RelatedTwitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's win over Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29

Vettori’s, 24, argument isn’t entirely flawed. The third round was the most clear-cut in his favor, but the second was even clearer for Adesanya. It all comes down to the highly competitive opening frame, and Vettori is convinced he did the superior work.

Although he’s not trying to paint a picture of conspiracy, Vettori said he went into UFC on FOX 29 at a disadvantage before ever stepping into the octagon. Unbeaten Adesanya has garnered a lot of attention as a can’t miss prospect, and Vettori said that translated into a bias from both the judges and the commentary team, who he felt didn’t show enough respect to his efforts.

“Honestly I think the judges and a lot of people, they’ve been fooled by all the hype and the media he has around,” Vettori said. “They kind of built this image, and people are influenced by that. Even the commenters and stuff were all on his side in the first round. It’s crazy how I was pushing the pace and landing and stuff and they were saying – they weren’t talking about me landing. They were saying, ‘Oh, he’s trying to make it go longer so he can counter and stuff.’ (Cormier) said that. It’s so crazy. I think that was silly. It didn’t make any sense. They were all fooled. They were thinking about pushing him and making him look good. Meanwhile I was landing, and they didn’t give a (expletive) about me landing.”

RelatedIsrael Adesanya OK with criticism after UFC on FOX 29: Even Jesus Christ got crucified

All four of Vettori’s career losses have come by decision, so he knows the consequences that can come with leaving a fight to the scorecards. However, what made this one so difficult to digest, he said, is how Adesanya allegedly acted moments after their fight had reached its conclusion.

According to Vettori, “Stylebender” conceded defeat inside the octagon before the decision was read. But when the decision went his way, his tone apparently shifted drastically.

“After the fight, he knew he lost; he really knew he lost,” Vettori said. “He came up and told me, ‘We’ll do it again. Don’t worry. We’re going to meet again.’ He was looking all kind of like beaten. His mind was beaten. Then he went up to my coaches and is like, ‘Ah yeah, maybe I will come to train.’ He was humbled a lot by my performance against him. Then right after he goes out and talks (expletive) on media. That’s what pissed me off, because he’s like a double-faced piece of crap. That’s what he is. So my performance, I was solid. I definitely think that I won the fight. But the judges didn’t see it that way.”

RelatedUFC on FOX 29 post-event facts: Even in a loss, Justin Gaethje makes history

Vettori and Adesanya exchanged plenty of barbs prior to their encounter. Sharing the cage for 15 minutes is typically a good way to vent out all frustrations and put any negative feelings in the past, but that’s not the case from Vettori’s perspective.

Vettori’s resentment has only grown in the fallout of UFC on FOX 29. The decision paired with Adesanya’s public dismissal of there being any chance he lost does not sit well with Vettori. He said he plans to act on those emotions the next time he crosses paths with his rival.

“I just don’t like his attitude,” Vettori said. “He kept talking (expletive) about the spaghetti bull(expletive). He knows I can’t do any of this thing because he knows I’ll be pointed as racist because he’s black, but he can do that toward me because I’m white, and I don’t like that, at all. I think UFC should do something to stop this because it’s not fair. I’m not joking.

“Next time I see him – I better not see him because I’m going to after him. I don’t care who is in front of me. I’m going to slap him real hard. I don’t care. Whatever I say I’m down to back it up. I’m not a little (expletive). I don’t talk to be funny like he does. Next time I see him, it’s better that I don’t see him because it’s not going to be good for him. I don’t like the fact that he’s a double-face liar. At first he said something and he was all beat up, and then right after he goes out and talks (expletive).”

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 29, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Rafael Gordinho ensina transição do cem-quilos para o mata-leão no Jiu-Jitsu

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Líder da nossa GMI Start BJJ Academy, em Pembroke Pines, na Flórida, o faixa-preta Rafael “Gordinho” vez ou outra nos presenteia com uma de suas eficientes transições no solo. E para a aula de hoje, sem ser diferente, o professor mostra como gosta de surpreender o adversário que quase consegue se livrar do domínio no cem-quilos.

Na transição, Gordinho se aproveita do posicionamento do oponente, que gira para o lado inverso do cem-quilos para escapar, e limita o movimento dos seus quadris com o cotovelo. Em seguida, com pressão por trás, Gordinho força o inimigo a ficar sentado, para assim atacar no mata-leão e puxar o oponente para ser finalizado.

Confira a transição em detalhes no vídeo abaixo, estude a posição e aplique no treino de hoje!

Oh no not again: Joanna Jedrzejczyk is getting a little fuzzy on the facts while protesting her UFC 223 loss

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk does a lot of things well. Handling a loss is, apparently, not one of them.

We all remember how, after she suffered a first-round TKO loss to UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas in their first meeting at UFC 217, she spent weeks afterward blaming the loss on a bad weight cut and on the doctor who “failed” her before that bout.

Then they rematched at UFC 223, had themselves an awesome five-round war, and Namajunas walked away the victor again with scores of 49-46 from all three judges.

Jedrzejczyk wasn’t thrilled about the scoring right after the loss, and as time goes by she seems to be getting more and more upset with it, to the point where she might even be making up her own version of the recent past to make it all more palatable.

RelatedJoanna Jedrzejczyk shocked at UFC 223 loss to Namajunas, tells other strawweights: 'Bow down'

In interviews with local media in her home country of Poland (courtesy of BloodyElbow.com), Jedrzejczyk continued to blame the loss on the judges, and she’d even have us believe that this is the consensus viewpoint.

“Even Rose’s coach said after the verdict that I won that fight,” Jedrzejczyk said. “ … Numbers don’t lie. Commission in New York is very young. They are still learning how to score fights. Dana White was also a little bit disgusted by the scoring.”

Here we have a statement that appears to mix fact and fiction. Did Namajunas’ coach (assuming she’s referring to Trevor Wittman) say that he thought Jedrzejczyk deserved to win? If he did, we sure missed it. Also, that would be a really weird thing for him to say after his protege successfully defended her title in one of the best women’s fights we’ve seen in the UFC.

Also, did UFC President Dana White say he was “disgusted” by the scoring here? Not publicly. In fact, he said he thought the bout was even heading into the final round, which Namajunas pretty clearly won.

However, it is true that Jedrzejczyk led the stats in the striking department, landing 145 significant strikes to Namajunas’ 105, according to FightMetric.com.

And while it’s true that the New York commission is new to regulating MMA, the judges who scored that bout – Glenn Trowbridge, Dave Tirelli, and Chris Lee – certainly aren’t. Between the three of them, they’ve judged more than 700 MMA bouts, according to MMADecisions.com.

Obviously, that experience is no guarantee of competence (Adalaide Byrd has judged 172 bouts), but come on. Is Jedrzejczyk really going to go around acting like the entire MMA world decried this result as a robbery? Because that didn’t happen.

If it’s true that we learn a lot about fighters by how they deal with defeat, Jedrzejczyk continues to make a pretty poor case for herself.

For complete coverage of UFC 223, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly seriously, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

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Adam Piccolotti vs. Carrington Banks among Bellator 199 additions

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The fight card is nearly full for next month’s Bellator 199 card in California.

The latest main-card addition features lightweight prospects Adam Piccolotti (9-2 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) vs. Carrington Banks (7-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC).

Bellator officials confirmed the booking with MMAjunkie following an initial report from MMAFighting.com.

Bellator takes place May 12 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Piccolotti, a 29-year-old Californian, made a quick splash in Bellator and won his first five bouts to push his overall pro record to 9-0. However, in his two most recent fights, he’s suffered a submission loss to Goiti Yamauchi and a decision defeat to David Rickels (in a 160-pound catchweight fight), who replaced injured Derek Anderson

He now meets Banks, an undefeated 29-year-old who’s scored decision victories over C.J. Keith, Jake Roberts and Steve Kozola since debuting with Bellator in 2016. The former Legacy FC fighter was a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 21” and represented the Blackzilians, who faced off with American Top Team on the special edition of the reality series.

The latest Bellator 199 card includes:

For more on Bellator 199, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

 

Saturday's UFC Fight Night 128 broadcast plans set; Fitzgerald and Felder on the call

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The UFC’s first event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., in nearly 13 years takes place Saturday with UFC Fight Night 128.

The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, and it features a lightweight headliner between Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC), who are respectively No. 6 and No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings

MMAjunkie today confirmed with a FOX Sports official that Brendan Fitzgerald and UFC lightweight Paul Felder (15-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will call the fights cageside.

RelatedMMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City

Analysts for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 128 weigh-in show on FS2, as well as the pre- and post-fight shows Saturday on FS1, will be retired lightweight veteran Yves Edwards (42-22-1 MMA, 10-10 UFC) and veteran MMA broadcaster Jimmy Smith. Megan Olivi serves as anchor for the programs.

Heidi Androl will be conducting backstage interviews at the event.

The UFC Fight Night 128 card, along with broadcast plans and air times, are as follows:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson
  • Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis
  • David Branch vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Brett Johns vs. Aljamain Sterling
  • Dan Hooker vs. Jim Miller

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Alex Garcia vs. Ryan LaFlare
  • Magomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas
  • Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Aspen Ladd vs. Leslie Smith
  • Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon
  • Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura

For more on UFC Fight Night 128, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Matt Brown and Yves Edwards

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MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Matt Brown and Yves Edwards.

Veteran UFC welterweight Brown is on the mend following recent knee surgery that forced him out of a planned UFC on FOX 29 co-headliner against Carlos Condit. Edwards, a former fighter and current FOX Sports analyst, is working Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 128 event on FS1.

MMAjunkie Radio airs from 1 to 3 p.m. ET (10 a.m. to noon PT), live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. You can watch and listen live on MMAjunkie’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Additionally, SiriusXM Rush (Ch. 93) carries a replay later in the day (8-10 p.m. ET) and the following morning (7-9 a.m. ET), or catch a replay on demand.

MMAjunkie Radio listener guide:

  • HOW TO WATCH (ON WEB): Watch a live stream on MMAjunkie’s Facebook or YouTube pages.
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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2661 with Bellator 197's Michael Chandler

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Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guest Michael Chandler.

Chandler, who submitted Brandon Gritz in the Bellator 197 main event this past Friday, co-hosted the second half of the show in the studio. He talked about what’s next for him and his fighting future. The hosts also discussed the latest news, including a recap of UFC on FOX 29 in Glendale, Ariz.

You can listen below or stream the entire episode on AudioBoom.com. You can watch a replay of the episode below, as well.

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Depressão no esporte: as lições de Michael Phelps para você não cair nessa armadilha

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Rei nas piscinas, Michael Phelps marcou presença na Rio-2016, e acumulou mais medalhas. Foto: AFP

Certa vez, um competidor amigo de GRACIEMAG nos soprou: “Olha, ver sua mão levantada ao fim de um combate é melhor do que ganhar um saco de dinheiro…”. De fato, pode ser que muitos atletas experimentem essa sensação no mundo das artes marciais, mas o fato é que a quantidade de ouro não traz felicidade. Quem deixou isso claro foi o maior caçador de medalhas olímpicas da história, Michael Phelps.

Antes dele, a ex-campeã do UFC Ronda Rousey e o cracaço do Barcelona Andrés Iniesta já haviam admitido o problema. Em janeiro, foi a vez do monstro das piscinas vir a público abrir o jogo sobre um lado sombrio dos esportistas de altíssimo rendimento: a depressão e a vontade de tirar a própria vida.

O depoimento de Phelps, durante uma conferência em Chicago, chamou atenção para o problema da depressão, e joga uma luz para quem vive do esporte.

“Eu não queria mais estar no esporte; eu não queria mais estar vivo”, recordou o nadador, lembrando um período depois dos Jogos de Londres-2012, em que ele conquistou seis das 28 medalhas olímpicas que tem em casa. “A realidade é que após cada Olimpíada eu me sentia dentro de um grande estado de depressão”.

A corajosa declaração do nadador faz pensar no papel do esporte. Como uma atividade capaz de encher o organismo de bem-estar, uma cabeça boa e energia positiva pode se transformar em fonte de ansiedade e angústia mental?

Se o amigo leitor anda transformando a caça por títulos em ansiedade excessiva, procure lembrar dos competidores mais bem sucedidos do esporte. Marcus Buchecha sempre gostou de arejar a cabeça com horas de surfe e viagens pelo mundo; Roger Gracie certa vez nos disse que “encontrar os velhos amigos antes de um campeonato dá mais alegrias do que a medalha de ouro”.

Phelps lembrou que a vida só se tornou mais fácil quando ele percebeu que era “OK não estar OK”, e se abriu sobre o assunto, em vez de ficar tentando sozinho domar seus demônios internos.

Os treinos e resultados, portanto, são importantes, mas não descuide do que há em torno do dojô. Quando for vestir o kimono novamente, tente enxergar o Jiu-Jitsu como a arte perfeita para entender que o aprendizado jamais termina, que os momentos ruins podem ser superados e que, como tudo na vida, os amigos estão ali para ajudar você.

*Artigo retirado da GRACIEMAG #252. Para ler mais conteúdos como este, assine já!

Daily Debate: How much is too much when it comes to UFC fights on a card?

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This past Saturday, UFC on FOX 29 took place in Arizona with a whopping 14 fights on the card.

In some ways, maybe it felt like the baker’s-dozen-plus-one of bouts was a make-good from the week prior, when UFC 223 in Brooklyn got pared down to just nine bouts, in part thanks to the infamous Conor McGregor bus incident.

RelatedDana White once banned Paul Daley for doing less than what Conor McGregor is charged with

With nine bouts, UFC 223 wound up with nothing to offer on UFC Fight Pass. That’s in stark contrast to UFC on FOX 29, which had six early prelims on the streaming platform. UFC 223 seemed to fly by in a hurry; UFC on FOX 29 seemed to take forever.

In MMAjunkie Radio’s Daily Debate feature, we asked readers/listeners to give us their opinions on what is the right amount of fights on a card (via Twitter):

Today's #DailyDebate poll question for @MMAjunkieRadio: What is the perfect number of fights for a UFC event night?

— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) April 16, 2018

Ten or 11 fights, most of you said, is what seems right. About a quarter of respondents wanted even more – 12 of 13 per event.

Check out the video above to hear what our MMAjunkie Radio hosts think is the way to go.

And for complete coverage of UFC on FOX 29, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Check out the best highlights from ONE Championship 71's biggest MMA stars

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ONE Championship returns to the Philippines this week with a new series and a bit of a new look.

“ONE Championship 71: Heroes of Honor” takes place Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. The card streams as an online pay-per-view in North America.

In the MMA main event, Kevin Belingon (17-5) will fight for his home-country fans in a bantamweight bout against Indonesia-based New York native Andrew Leone (8-3). But the card also will feature matches in other disciplines than MMA.

ONE Championship will unveil its “Super Series,” which will feature matches in muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, taekwondo, wushu, sanda, and more, the promotion said in a release.

Ahead of the MMA portion, though, take a look at some of the best some of the event’s stars have had to offer in their past ONE Championship fights. In the video above, check out not just Belingon and Leone, but Honorio Banario (12-6) and opponent Adrian Pang (22-11-2); lightweight and former featherweight champion Marat Gafurov (15-1), who takes on Emilio Urrutia (11-4); and more.

And for more on ONE Championship 71, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

Watch UFC Atlantic City headliner Kevin Lee choke out Magomed Mustafaev

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On his way to an interim lightweight title shot, Kevin Lee won five straight fights, and an impressive three in a row by rear-naked choke.

In the middle of that run, he started his stretch of submission finishes with a bonus-winning stoppage of Magomed Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After that, he tapped out Francisco Trinaldo and Michael Chiesa.

Of course, his interim 155-pound title shot against Tony Ferguson didn’t go his way this past October, and now he’s in a position to build back up another winning streak to try to get back to contention. Prior to the loss to Ferguson, he had nine wins in 10 fights.

On Saturday, Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) headlines UFC Fight Night 128 against feared striker Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC). UFC Fight Night 128 takes place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Ahead of his headliner, check out how Lee took out Mustafaev in Belfast for a $50,000 performance bonus in the video above. Then don’t miss his main event against Barboza on Saturday.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 128, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Fans invited to workouts, weigh-ins, fan experience at UFC Atlantic City

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If you’re heading to “America’s Playground” for this week’s UFC Fight Night 128 card, you have some fight-week events you can attend for free.

UFC Fight Night 128 takes place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) meets Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in a key lightweight fight. In the co-feature, New Jersey’s own Frankie Edgar (22-6-1 MMA, 16-6-1 UFC) takes on Cub Swanson (25-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC).

Prior to the event, fans can attend several pre-event activities, including:

Wednesday (4:30 p.m. ET local time): UFC Fight Night 128 open workouts at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The main and co-main event fighters will work out for fans and meet the media.

Doors open to the public at 4:30 p.m. The fighters will work out in 30-minute increments starting with Swanson at 5 p.m., followed by Lee, Edgar and Barboza.

Friday (5 p.m. ET): UFC Fight Night 128 ceremonial weigh-ins at Boardwalk Hall. The ceremonial UFC Fight Night 128 weigh-ins start at 5 p.m. ET local time, and the doors open to the public at 4 p.m.

Friday (5:30 p.m. ET): UFC Fight Night 128 Fan Experience at Adrian Phillips Theater at Boardwalk Hall. The fan event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 and includes meet and greets, a striking challenge, 25th anniversary displays and more. Participants include former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, upcoming UFC Fight Night 130 headliners Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes, and octagon girls Luciana Andrade and Brookliyn Wren.

For more on UFC Fight Night 128, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Co-Main Event Podcast: Download episode No. 302 with Ben Fowlkes, Chad Dundas

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Episode No. 302 of the Co-Main Event Podcast now is available for streaming and download.

MMAjunkie/USA TODAY columnist Ben Fowlkes and Bleacher Report lead MMA writer Chad Dundas host the weekly show (also dubbed the “CME,” if you nasty). This week, the Montana rockers take a pause from trying to form a Led Zeppelin-sounding band called Greta Van Meat and look back at the insanity that was Dustin Poirier’s win over Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29. They also look ahead to Saturday’s UFC show in Atlantic City.

Check it out at comainevent.com, or download the podcast directly.

Felipe Preguiça revela estratégia usada para finalizar Adam Wardzinski no ACB Jiu-Jitsu

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Preguiça vibra com o títulp do ACBJJ. Foto: Reprodução

Campeão absoluto do ADCC, Felipe Pena, o Preguiça, começou a sua temporada com ótimo desempenho no ACB Jiu-Jitsu, realizado no último final de semana, no Cazaquistão. Em sua primeira defesa de cinturão do evento, título conquistado no ano passado, Preguiça venceu Adam Wardzinski no seu melhor estilo: pegando as costas e encaixando o estrangulamento, obrigando Wardzinski a bater.

A fera, que já embarcou para Guam, onde irá defender neste sábado, dia 22 de abril, o cinturão do Marianas Open, e logo em seguida ele embarca para Abu Dhabi, onde também irá defender seu título do World Pro, em evento que rola no dia 28 de abril, detalhou sua participação no ACBJJ, e como faz para chegar nas costas com facilidade. Confira!

Como foi a luta contra o Adam ? Como você chegou na posição que terminou a luta?

O Adam faz muito bem uma guarda de gancho que não é muito comum no Jiu-Jitsu hoje em dia. Então, entrei com a estratégia de sentir esse jogo nos primeiros rounds. No terceiro round já estava me sentindo melhor para contra-atacar as posições dele e consegui chegar nas costas, encaixando o arco e flecha.

Mais uma vez você pegou as costas de um oponente. Qual é o detalhe principal para chegar nessa posição? A forma como você passa a guarda facilita de alguma maneira?

Pra te falar a verdade têm muitos detalhes importantes, mas sempre tive muita facilidade em pegar as costas. Acaba que o oponente fica sem saída, pois, ou ele aceita a passagem e o cem-quilos, o que ninguém quer fazer, ou acaba virando de costas. Em qualquer uma das opções fica bom pra quem está passando a guarda.

Você está encarando uma maratona de eventos, que começou com o ACBJJ. Como tem sido os seus treinos para enfrentar essa sequência de competições?

Me preparei durante uns dois meses para esta maratona e estou me sentindo muito bem. Comecei com o pé direito e vou dar o meu máximo para sair com essas vitórias nos três finais de semana consecutivos. Após desses três eventos pretendo focar no Mundial e depois nas defesas de cinturão do ACBJJ.

(Fonte: Assessoria de imprensa)

Cub Swanson was 'really close' to signing with a company (not Bellator) before new UFC offer

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On Saturday Cub Swanson will get a chance at payback for a bitter UFC Fight Night 57 loss to Frankie Edgar back in 2014.

For Swanson, UFC Fight Night 128’s co-headliner is a welcome opportunity. And, as it turns out, it was also quite the surprise.

“He wasn’t somebody really on my radar that I thought that I would get a rematch with,” Swanson told MMAjunkie Radio. “There are a lot of rematches I could get in the UFC, and that wasn’t one I thought was going to happen any time soon. And then the UFC approached me with it, and I was like, ‘Hell, yeah. Let’s do this.’ I’ve been wanting this one for a while. I just didn’t think it was close.”

Swanson (25-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and Edgar (22-6-1 MMA, 16-6-1 UFC) meet in the FS1-televised co-main event of UFC Fight Night 128, which takes place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

RelatedCub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar rematch headed to UFC-Atlantic City

The opponent, however, isn’t the only reason for celebration when it comes to Swanson’s upcoming matchup. It also means that, after a free-agency period, he got his wish of re-signing with the promotion that’s been his home since his 2011 migration from the now-defunct WEC organization.

Swanson fought the last fight of his previous UFC contract in December, when he met Brian Ortega. After upsetting Swanson with a second-round submission, Ortega went on to beat Edgar and is now the likely challenger for reigning champ Max Holloway’s featherweight belt.

And Swanson, who saw a four-fight winning streak snapped and his title aspirations slipping away, was off to testing the market.

“You’ve got to have tough skin when you’re going around, because you’ve got to kind of figure out what you’re worth at that time and depend on what organizations – it takes a lot of homework,” Swanson said. “We talked to literally everybody. And everybody had interest in me.

“But I think a lot of guys are coming out of the UFC on losses, on multiple losses, like they got cut. They’re not able to ask for as much money and things like that. So I think a lot of companies weren’t really prepared to make me a big offer.”

But there was one offer that enticed Swanson enough to get close. And though he won’t say which one, he said it wasn’t Bellator.

RelatedOfficial poster released for UFC-Atlantic City, with Barboza-Lee and Edgar-Swanson 2

“I was really close to signing with a company,” Swanson said. “I was really thinking hard about it. Me and my manager talked about it. I said, ‘Man, I really would like to be with the UFC, and I don’t like how this has all been playing out because I just wish that they would hit me with a number that I felt comfortable with and be happy to push forward.'”

The new UFC offer, Swanson said, came “literally” the next day.

“They called me and said, ‘Hey, we want to offer you a better deal than we talked about originally, but we also want you to take this fight,'” Swanson said. “I was like, ‘Cool, let’s do it.'”

Swanson said he appreciates the respect he was given by all the different promotions he talked to during his free agency. But ultimately, he still had “unfinished business” to take care of in the octagon. That starts with Edgar.

“I felt like I was on such a roll (when we first fought),” Swanson said. “I was expecting to fight for a title, and then they wanted me to fight him. It just didn’t go my way. He was great that night. And I felt like he was the better fighter that night, by far.

“But I learned a lot from that loss. And I feel like I’ve been working for years on how to get better on those things.”

To hear more from Swanson, check out the video above.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 128, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City

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We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 128 event in New Jersey.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC Fight Night 128 staff picks we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC Fight Night 128 takes place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.s.

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Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee

Records: Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC), Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC)
Past five: Barboza 3-2, Lee 4-1
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: Barboza No. 6, Lee No. 7
Odds (as of 4/15/18): Lee -135, Barboza +120

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UFC on FOX 29 'Fight Motion': Poirier-Gaethje in super slo-mo is basically sick

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If you’re into the whole super slo-mo thing, Saturday’s UFC on FOX 29 main event was custom-built for those kinds of highlights.

UFC on FOX 29 took place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., near Phoenix. The card aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In the headliner, Dustin Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) finally stopped Justin Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) early in the fourth round with a TKO after the two punched (Poirier) and kicked (Gaethje) each other unmercifully for the first 15 minutes.

Additionally, Alex Oliveira (19-4-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) choked out Carlos Condit (30-12 MMA, 7-8 UFC) in a bloody co-main event, and the prelims featured a handful of great stoppages, as well.

Check out those slow-motion highlights above, and catch some of the best shots from Poirier-Gaethje below.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 29, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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