Coming off a disappointing loss to Sean Strickland back at UFC Fight Night Berlin at the end of May, Barnatt, originally from Cambridge, will be looking to get back to winning ways as he faces Roger Narvaez in Austin. Speaking plainly just a few hours after his last loss in Berlin, Barnatt admitted getting frustrated by Strickland’s counter-fighting style, and found himself chasing his opponent to get the fight going. He has a very analytical mind when assessing his performances and should have no problem taking his first defeat in his lengthy stride. His height advantage is something … Read the Full Article Here

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That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Texas-sized edition of The Downes Side! While I can’t guarantee it’ll be as entertaining as Walker Texas Ranger, I think we all know it’ll be a lot better than Texas toast.Regardless of how you feel about carbohydrates, the Ultimate Fighting Championship fits well into any paleo diet lifestyle. Live from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, Cub Swanson can punch his ticket to a featherweight title shot with a win over Frankie Edgar. In the co-main event of the night, lightweights Bobby “King” Green … Read the Full Article Here

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Edson Barboza has never been one to fight at a leisurely pace. From start to finish he’s throwing punches and kicks with the intent of getting his opponent out of there and going home early.This Saturday, he really wants to go home early.Matched up with fellow lightweight contender Bobby Green in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas, Barboza isn’t just fighting for himself and his wife Bruna anymore. In early December, the couple is expecting a son, yet while that’s the expected date of the youngest Barboza’s arrival, kids have a way of making their o … Read the Full Article Here

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With five post-fight bonuses in his UFC career thus far, Brad Pickett isn’t known for his patience in the Octagon. As far as he’s concerned, when it’s time to fight, it’s time to fight, and if his opponents don’t feel the same way, it can lead to frustration on the part of the London native and the fans.Unfortunately though, the former bantamweight contender is in a position in his flyweight run where patience is going to be necessary, as he’s only 1-1 in his fairly new weight class leading up to his Saturday bout against Chico Camus, meaning that a shot a … Read the Full Article Here

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We’ve all heard the stories from the Hawaiian fighters who graced the UFC roster over the years, from Penn to Holloway, Grove to Tavares. They all spoke of Hawaii having a fighting culture that didn’t necessarily confine itself to the gyms and rings. That was the male version of matters. So, Kailin Curran, first female fighter from Hawaii to be signed to the UFC, is it the same way for the ladies?“It is,” she laughs. “Unfortunately, as much as there are guy fights out of the cage, there are a lot of girl fights too. I’ve never been in one outside of the cage, but … Read the Full Article Here

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No two fighters get where they are looking to go by traveling the same path.This especially rings true for German powerhouse Nick Hein, who has put together one of the most versatile portfolios of any fighter currently competing at the highest level. The 30-year-old has tested his skills in both the artistic and athletic realms as he appeared as an actor in a popular sitcom on television sets in his home country just before launching out into a successful international judo career where he won numerous tournaments around the globe.Furthermore, Hein went head and heart into both tasks while pro … Read the Full Article Here

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