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Following 15 fights to open The Ultimate Fighter 19, the one fighter who was already in the house without actually battling inside the Octagon to get there was Irish fighter Cathal Pendred. Now it wasn’t Pendred’s idea to coast through the elimination round without actually fighting to get to the house, but a litany of injuries and other hopefuls missing weight left him sitting in the audience as a bystander, scouting potential opponents instead of fighting alongside them to prove his worth. Pendred was already considered a hot commodity coming from Ireland, where he was a welterweig … Read the Full Article Here
The upcoming undercard for UFC 172 features the No. 2 flyweight in the world, as Joseph Benavidez looks to get back on track in the division when he faces Timothy Elliott in the featured bout on the prelims, while former Ultimate Fighter competitor Jessamyn Duke looks to pick up her second win in the Octagon when she takes on Brazilian striker Bethe Correia. PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi also returns this weekend when he draws Team Greg Jackson fighter Isaac Vallie-Flagg. All told, it’s an action-packed slate of fights with implications on the top 10 rankings, as well as some top up and … Read the Full Article Here
The UFC call. Once you’ve received it the first time, it’s hard to ignore it the second time around. So after Charlie Brenneman put together four wins on the local circuit following his UFC 152 loss to Kyle Noke and subsequent release from the promotion, a request for him to step in on two weeks’ notice to face Beneil Dariush wasn’t one he thought too hard about.“Career wise, my goal was to get back to the UFC, and that was the path back,” he said. “So it was a calculated decision, but we decided to take it.”The January 15 fight in Atlanta came two and a half months after his previous bout in … Read the Full Article Here
In a business full of tough guys, Tim Boetsch is one of the toughest. But there is one middleweight he wouldn’t want to share the Octagon with.“When you’re in the cage with a guy that you can throw your best stuff at, and even if it lands, he absorbs it and keeps moving forward, that’s gotta be a terrible feeling for somebody,” said the Pennsylvanian.That hypothetical opponent? Himself.“That would be one heck of a knock down, drag out battle,” he laughs. “But the answer is, no, I wouldn’t want to fight me.”It may sound like a throwaway question, but it’s not. When you’re known for going above … Read the Full Article Here