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Author: Connor Deitrich

Umar Nurmagomedov Scores Impressive Victory at GFC 14

Photo courtesy of PFL It is time to stop referring to Umar Nurmagomedov as “Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s cousin.” The 23-year old Dagestani prospect improved to 10-0 with a first round rear naked choke victory over veteran Taras Grytskiv at GFC 14. The win was Nurmagomedov’s fourth career submission victory, and his second career first round finish. Umar Nurmagomedov Improves to 10-0 As many would expect with a Nurmagomedov, most of this fight was spent on the floor of the cage. In the first exchanges of the fight, though, Umar Nurmagomedov showed flashes of his excellent kicking game. He threw two inside leg kicks...

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MMASucka’s ONE Championship: Master of Destiny Staff Picks

SINGAPORE – MAY 18: Angela Lee of Singapore (R) fights Mei Yamaguchi of Japan in the women’s Atomweight World Championship bout during ONE Championship: Unstoppable Dreams at Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) Staff picks are in for the first of three events this weekend. ONE Championship: Master of Destiny takes place Friday morning from the Axiata Arena. The card is headlined by a kickboxing bout between Giorgio Petrosyan and Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy. For MMA purposes, the main fight on the card is a strawweight battle between Angela Lee and Michelle Nicolini. STAFF PICKS Throughout the...

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Meghan Williams vs. Katie Perez Announced for Brawl in the Burgh

Photo courtesy of 247 Fighting Championships 247 Fighting Championships have announced another amateur fight for their upcoming fight card, Brawl in the Burgh. Pittsburgh’s Meghan Williams will be taking on North Carolina’s Katie Perez in what is the third announced women’s bout on the card. The fight between Williams and Perez will take place at atomweight. Meghan Williams For the fifth time in her amateur MMA career, Meghan Williams will be fighting in front of a hometown Pittsburgh crowd. Previously fighting for Pittsburgh’s Pinnacle FC, Williams is looking to leave a lasting impression on the 247 FC crowd. Fighting out of Stout Training, Williams...

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Buffalo Prospect Jamie Hare to Return to Pittsburgh

Photo courtesy of World Fighting Championships Fighting out of WNY MMA and Fitness in Buffalo, New York, amateur light heavyweight prospect Jamie Hare will be returning to action on July 13. Hare will be fighting at World Fighting Championships 109, which will take place from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He will be looking to bounce back from a loss in his last fight, which also took place in Pittsburgh, at 247 Fighting Championships‘ Steeltown Throwdown. Last Fight Jamie Hare’s last visit to the Steel City didn’t end the way he would have liked. He was defeated via standing guillotine in the second round of his fight against Adam Oatman....

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UFC on ESPN 3 Main Card Preview

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 12: (L-R) Francis Ngannou of Cameroon and Junior Dos Santos of Brazil Dos Santos face off during the UFC Seasonal Press Conference inside State Farm Arena on April 12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The UFC is back in action this weekend, as the promotion is headed to Minneapolis for UFC on ESPN 3. With the card being aired on ESPN, the UFC was surely looking to book high level fights, and they sure succeeded. Two potential title eliminators, two under-the-radar, undefeated prospects, and some fun grapplers make this...

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