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UFC Rankings Update: Heinisch, Oliveira Big Movers

ROCHESTER, NY – MAY 18: Ian Heinisch (left) stands across from Antonio Carlos Junior (right) during the first round of a middleweight bout at Blue Cross Arena on May 18, 2019 in Rochester, New York. Heinisch defeats Carlos Junior by unanimous decision. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) UFC Fight Night 152 is in the books, and what a great event it was. Just four of the 13 fights on the card went to the judges’ scorecards. As always, the UFC rankings were updated as a result of the fights. Below are some of the biggest movers in the rankings...

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A Newbie Watches: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz

PHOENIX, AZ – DECEMBER 13: Rafael dos Anjos (L) punches Nate Diaz in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) “A Newbie Watches” is a new series here at MMASucka where I go back in time and watch a fight that happened before my interest in MMA sparked. The first ever MMA event I watched was UFC 200, due to my WWE fandom at the time and Brock Lesnar’s presence on the card. I didn’t start following MMA consistently until...

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Steeltown Throwdown 2 Official for July 27

Photo courtesy of Damon Burke Pittsburgh’s newest MMA promotion is making its return to the Steel City following a successful debut. 247 Fighting Championships will be hosting their second event, Steeltown Throwdown 2, on July 27, 2019. The event will take place at the Printscrape Arena in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, which is the same venue in which the inaugural Steeltown Throwdown took place. Media Day 247 FC have announced that they will be hosting a media day ahead of the event. The media day will take place on June 23 at a location to be determined. At the same time, the promotion will shoot...

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MMASucka’s Bellator 221 Staff Picks

Photo courtesy of Bellator MMA MMASucka’s staff picks are back for the third time in this action-packed weekend. Bellator 221 takes place tonight from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The card will be streamed exclusively on DAZN, with the main kicking off at 9:00 pm ET. Also, be sure to check out our staff picks for tonight’s UFC 237 event. Bellator 221 is a stacked fight card that has been generating a bunch of hype. The card’s main event features a champion vs. champion match-up. Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will put his title on the line against current featherweight champion Patricio...

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Stipe Miocic Gets Rematch with Daniel Cormier

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is finally getting a chance to reclaim gold. The plan since last July seemed to be for former champion Brock Lesnar to challenge Daniel Cormier for the title. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported tonight that Lesnar has decided to retire. A few hours later, Okamoto broke news that the rematch between Miocic and Cormier would be taking place. Successful Holdout for Miocic When Stipe Miocic lost his belt last July at UFC 226, he immediately expressed that he would like a rematch. A rematch for Miocic made sense, as he has the most title defenses in the history...

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MMASucka’s Bellator 220 Staff Picks

Flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane at weigh-ins before her fight this weekend at Bellator 220 (picture courtesy of Bellator MMA’s Facebook page) MMASucka’s staff picks are in for tonight’s Bellator 220. The event takes place from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The prelims start at 7:30 pm ET with the main card following at 10:00pm ET, airing exclusively on DAZN. Also, check out our staff picks for tonight’s UFC event from Fort Lauderdale. THE FIGHTS The welterweight championship is on the line as current title holder Rory MacDonald looks to defend his belt against challenger Jon Fitch. MacDonald claimed the...

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Roosevelt Roberts Prospect Evaluation

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 30: Roosevelt Roberts celebrates after his submission victory over Darrell Horcher during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on November 30, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) UFC Fort Lauderdale is fast approaching. There are a plethora of young fighters looking for a breakthrough performance at the event. One of these young fighters is Roosevelt Roberts. “The Predator” possesses all of the tools needed to establish himself as a top young prospect in the UFC‘s lightweight division. Impressive Grappling Skills...

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