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Las Vegas, NV – With the historic season of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned in full swing, the 16 fighters vying for the opportunity to be the first UFC female 115-pound champion have shown the world they are both strong and beautiful, inside and out. Each has pushed herself to peak athleticism – prepared for any battle. 
One opponent however, doesn’t care about strength, fitness or mental determination. Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in their lifetime and, despite the cast of The Ultimate Fighter being at the top of their physical prowess, they … Read the Full Article Here

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This week’s episode focuses on the highly anticipated grudge match between No. 6 Felice Herrig and No. 11 Heather Clark. Heather explains her distaste for Felice by politely saying, “I don’t particularly care for [Felice’s] antics.” She then throws out all civility and calls Felice things like trashy, obnoxious and tasteless. She may be concerned with Felice’s antics, but Heather should also worry about her own teammates. Sensing the rising tension, Coach Gilbert Melendez calls a team meeting. Besides most of the other women not liking Heather personally, … Read the Full Article Here

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Beneil Dariush has learned a lot about himself in 2014 and now it’s time to learn why you should be a fan of his. First thing first, it’s pronounced “b-neil” “daryoosh.” Born in Iran, Dariush is of Assyrian descent and spent the first nine years of his life working on his family’s farm in the small city of Gol Tappeh. When Dariush was four, his father moved to California to lay the groundwork to eventually move the whole family, which they did five years later. In high school, Dariush played soccer, and near the end of his senior year he took the adv … Read the Full Article Here

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The biggest fight to be made in women’s MMA now has a date and a home, as UFC President Dana White confirmed Wednesday that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her crown her for the fifth time against number one contender Cat Zingano at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on January 3.The bout will be the UFC 182 co-main event, with the UFC light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier serving as the headliner.Rousey (10-0) has ripped through contender after contender at 135 pounds, needing just a combined 82 seconds to defeat Sara McMann and Alexis Davis in her tw … Read the Full Article Here

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It was the offer Diego Ferreira couldn’t refuse. Sure, a UFC 179 fight against Beneil Dariush was on short notice, but when the opportunity included a chance to pick up his third win of the year and to do it while fighting in his native Brazil for the first time, he was all-in.“That was also one of the reasons,” he laughs. “But it didn’t matter where the fight was, I felt ready. But yes, I’m very excited to fight in my country; it’s gonna be awesome.”As for the other reasons why he stepped in for the injured Alan Patrick, just look at what he’s done as a m … Read the Full Article Here

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When talking about his UFC 179 bout against Darren Elkins, Lucas Martins discusses fighting in front of his home fans in Brazil, saying “I know the Brazilian fans will give me a lot of energy,” and also that “I will be very hard to beat when I am fighting in Brazil.”On the first point, that’s a no brainer, as we’ve seen the Brazilian diehards do everything in their power to give their fighters that extra jolt on fight night. As for the second, yeah, Martins will be very hard to beat in Brazil, but as we’ve seen over the last year, the 25-year-old is … Read the Full Article Here

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