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WORTH THE WAIT: The Story of Daniel Cormier

[embedded content] The Sports Emmy nominated “UFC 25 Years in Short” is now available on YouTube and not exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. It was originally released in 2018 and features 25 short films to celebrate the promotions 25-year anniversary. The 17th film in the series was entitled, “WORTH THE WAIT: The Story of Daniel Cormier.” In 2009, Daniel Cormier transitioned from Olympic Wrestler to MMA rookie, launching a second act in combat sports and difficult journey to the top of UFC. Cormier (22-1, 1NC) has gone on to have major accomplishments in his Octagon career. Those include becoming a two-division...

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Jeremy Kennedy vs. Steven Siler set for July 25 PFL Card

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey plays host to PFL 16. Two featherweights who came up short in the opening round will square off on July 25. British Columbia’s own Jeremy Kennedy will take on Steven Siler. The PFL 16 fight card will air live on ESPN2, with the prelims available on the ESPN+ streaming service. Kennedy (13-2) got caught in the opening fight of the 2019 featherweight tournament. Luis Rafael Laurentino landed a high-kick early, which finished the fight just 23-seconds into the first round. Prior to that loss, “The Bandit”...

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BJJ Mental Models – Ep. 23: Instructor Series ‘Coaching’

Mental models are frameworks for understanding how things work. We use mental models to identify patterns in the world and make better, faster decisions. You have been taught mental models your entire life, but may not know it.  “The Golden Rule” is a mental model.  There are thousands of others. Can mental models improve my Jiu-Jitsu? Mental models can be used in all walks of life, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  This site documents the mental models we’ve discovered on the mats. This site only discusses concepts and does not veer into specific techniques.  This is very intentional.  There are hundreds of other sites that teach techniques.  This...

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UFC Returns to Vancouver in September

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: (R-L) UFC President Dana White and Ari Emmanuel are seen in attendance during the UFC Fight Night event at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The rumor mills have been swirling since the beginning of the year. Well, the rumors were true. The pinnacle combat sports promotion, UFC will be returning to Vancouver in September. Tapology was the first to post the date of the event at Rogers Arena,...

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BJJ Mental Models – Ep. 22: Size Discrepancies

Mental models are frameworks for understanding how things work. We use mental models to identify patterns in the world and make better, faster decisions. You have been taught mental models your entire life, but may not know it.  “The Golden Rule” is a mental model.  There are thousands of others. Can mental models improve my Jiu-Jitsu? Mental models can be used in all walks of life, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  This site documents the mental models we’ve discovered on the mats. This site only discusses concepts and does not veer into specific techniques.  This is very intentional.  There are hundreds of other sites that teach techniques.  This...

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Ricky Simon: ‘I’m Going in There Ready to Kill’

UFC bantamweight Ricky Simon came into the promotion as a star in the making. His next outing could catapult him into the stratosphere as he takes on UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber. [embedded content] Ricky Simon vs. Urijah Faber Faber will be returning from a short retirement hiatus and Simon will be welcoming him back into the Octagon. The 26-year-old looks to make the best of this opportunity. “It’d be a little bit crazy if I said it wasn’t pretty cool to fight Urijah Faber, but at the same time my mindset is the same — every fight...

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BFL 61 Results

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Hard Rock Casino plays host to Battlefield Fight League 61 on Saturday evening. We will be bringing you BFL 61 results all night long. The main event features the BFL middleweight champion Jared Revel putting his title on the line against Ultimate Fighter vet Collin Hart. The first ever BFL super welterweight title is up for grabs in the evening’s co-main event as Dejan Kajic takes on American Eric McConico. Along with those two titles is a champion vs. champion fight, as Daniel Richards takes on Dario Sinagoga. Check out full BFL...

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John Lineker Tells UFC ‘If you don’t like me or my style just let me go’

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: John Lineker of the Brazil celebrates victory over Brian Kelleher of the United States in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC) UFC Bantamweight John Lineker has fought just four times since 2016. Injuries may have plagued a few outings, however, a very bold Tweet from the 28-year-old suggests the UFC may be holding him back. My last opponent fought 4 times in a year. He already has another fight! Sean likes him!...

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Watch UFC 1: The Beginning

Jiu-Jitsu black belt Royce Gracie (USA) receives a $50,000 check after becoming “The Ultimate Fighter” by defeating Gerard Gordeau of the Netherlands int he finals of the Ultimate Fighter Championships in Denver, Colorado. Mandatory Credit: Markus Boesch [embedded content] The event that had everyone buzzing. UFC 1: The Beginning started it all and you can watch it for free. November 12, 1993 was the day that people huddled in their basements to watch the spectacle that was UFC 1. McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado played host to the inaugural event and featured the promotion’s first eight-man tournament. A skinny, gi-wearing,...

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