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The Livest Dog at UFC London: Danny Henry

By: Daniel Vreeland | March 16, 2019 Jul 16, 2017; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Danny Henry (red gloves) reacts before his bout against Daniel Teymur (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at SSE Hydro. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Danny Henry Opponent: Dan Ige Odds: +125 (bet $100 to win $125) Danny Henry enters his third UFC fight as the underdog yet again. He’s never been listed as the favorite for any of his fights. After his two-fight...

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UFC London Prelim Breakout Star: Mike Grundy

By: Daniel Vreeland | March 13, 2019 The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. The best part of regional UFC cards is the influx of new fighters from that area to sink our teeth into. This weekend we get a fighter making his long awaited UFC debut with plenty of...

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The Livest Dog at UFC Wichita: Ben Rothwell

By: Daniel Vreeland | March 9, 2019 Jan 30, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; Josh Barnett (black trunks) fights Ben Rothwell (white trunks) during UFC on Fox 18 at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Ben Rothwell Opponent: Blagoy Ivanov Odds: +101 (bet $100 to win $101) Rothwell is a fighter who has always been underrated. This is likely due to his physique not exactly being the large muscle-bound heavyweight that we tend to hype up. Add in...

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UFC Wichita Prelim Breakout Star: Anthony Rocco Martin

By: Daniel Vreeland | March 6, 2019 Oct 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tony Martin (blue gloves) celebrates beating Ryan LaFlare (red gloves) Tony Martin (blue gloves) during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Very rarely...

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The Livest Dog at UFC 235: Charles Byrd

By: Daniel Vreeland | March 2, 2019 Mar 17, 2018; London, United Kingdom; Charles Byrd (blue gloves) defeats John Phillips (Red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Charles Byrd Opponent: Edmen Shahbazyan Odds: +130 (bet $100 to win $130) Charles Byrd is the classic case of losing a lot of hype in one punch or, in this case, elbow. With loads of hype behind him coming off the Contender Series and...

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Conor Heads to UK with Proper

By: Daniel Vreeland | March 1, 2019 CONOR McGREGOR’S PROPER No. TWELVE IRISH WHISKEY LAUNCHES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AFTER RECORD BREAKING DEBUT IN IRELAND AND AMERICA  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRELAND, 28 February 2019 – Eire Born Spirits today announces the launch of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in the United Kingdom.  Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion and one of the world’s most iconic athletes, Conor McGregor, the founder, chairman and majority owner of the company, is proud to expand the highly sought-after Irish whiskey by adding distribution in the UK.  This expansion comes on the heels of Proper No. Twelve’s...

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UFC 235 Prelim Breakout Star: Macy Chiasson

By: Daniel Vreeland | February 27, 2019 Nov 30, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Macy Chiasson (blue) reacts after defeating Pannie Kianzad (red) during a featherweight bout at The Pearl. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. When a team is giving you...

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The Livest Dog at UFC Prague: Gian Villante

By: Daniel Vreeland | February 23, 2019 Jan 20, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Gian Villante (red gloves) fights Francimar Barroso (blue gloves) during UFC 220 at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Gian Villante  Opponent: Michal Oleksiejczuk Odds: +175 (bet $100 to win $175) Gian Villante’s record stands at 2-2 in his last four. However, each of those fights were split decisions. So really we could be looking at a fighter who is on a four-fight...

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UFC Prague Prelim Breakout Star: Carlos Diego Ferreira

By: Daniel Vreeland | February 20, 2019 Feb 18, 2018; Austin, TX, USA; Carlos Diego Ferreira (blue gloves) reacts to fight against Jared Gordon (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. The unbeaten streak...

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The Livest Dog at UFC on ESPN 1: James Vick

By: Daniel Vreeland | February 17, 2019 HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: James Vick celebrates after defeating Abel Trujillo in the third round of their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Toyota Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: James Vick  Opponent: Paul Felder Odds: +110 (bet $100 to win $110) One fight ago, James Vick was a favorite against Justin Gaethje. That’s right…. a -120 favorite at fight...

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