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Fighters of The Week

By: Luke Irwin | January 6, 2020   1. Kazuto Ioka: New Year’s Eve is traditionally a very, very big night for combat sports in Japan, and this New Year’s was no different, as the Ota-City Gymnasium in Tokyo hosted a card featuring three world title fights, with Ioka being the most notable one. He handed Jeyvier Cintron his first career loss in defending his WBO Junior Bantamweight title.   2. Kosei Tanaka: Defended his WBO Flyweight championship over Wulan Tuolehazi on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo.   3. Ray Cooper III: Made a Cinderella run to the finals...

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10 Fighters That Went Into Pro Wrestling and Wrestlers That Went Into MMA (Part 2)

By: Luke Irwin | January 4, 2020 The connection between fighting and professional wrestling stretch back over a century. Both forms of entertainment share a basic premise, combat with a victor emerging, whether authentic or rehearsed. They also share many, many fans. Many MMA fans, myself included, started out as professional wrestling fans, and since combat sports undisputedly hit more common chords with a pro wrestling fan than any other sport, we gravitated to that. Same goes for athletes, as well. Collegiate wrestlers have long turned to professional wrestling, as there is no actual “professional” league for amateur-style wrestling....

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10 Fighters That Went Into Pro Wrestling and Wrestlers That Went Into MMA (Part 1)

By: Luke Irwin | January 3, 2020 The connection between fighting and professional wrestling stretch back over a century. Both forms of entertainment share a basic premise, combat with a victor emerging, whether authentic or rehearsed. They also share many, many fans. Many MMA fans, myself included, started out as professional wrestling fans, and since combat sports undisputedly hit more common chords with a pro wrestling fan than any other sport, we gravitated to that. Same goes for athletes, as well. Collegiate wrestlers have long turned to professional wrestling, as there is no actual “professional” league for amateur-style wrestling....

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Bellator/Rizin: Japan Picks

By: Luke Irwin | December 28, 2019 Heavyweight Bout: Fedor Emelianenko (38-6) vs. Quinton Jackson (38-13) Luke Irwin: Can you imagine this happening in either 2003 or 2007?! I think if Rampage would have joined Affliction after Pride went down, they would have made this fight. Alas, here we are in 2019, nearly 2020, and both men are doughy, wealthy, and secure in their legacies. Fedor isn’t interested in wrestling or Sambo these days and Rampage isn’t interested in defending it. These are two men near retirement wanting a Japanese payday and a notch on their post that they...

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Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime: Davis vs. Gamboa Picks

By: Luke Irwin | December 27, 2019 Vacant WBA “Regular” World Lightweight Championship: Gervonta Davis (22-0) vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-2) Luke Irwin: Gamboa is still a mighty tough veteran who can give anyone a tough time and can beat anyone in a good day. but Davis is a killer who just barnstormed through the junior lightweight division, never going past the eighth round in his contests. Gamboa will test him like few before him, but Davis hasn’t even hit his prime yet. Davis via R10 TKO. WBA “Regular” World Light Heavyweight Championship/WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Championship: Jean Pascal (c)...

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The Betting Window for December 27-29

By: Luke Irwin | December 26, 2019 Here at Undercard Superstar, we’re in the business of your business! Just follow our sound betting advice, and you too can enjoy the Christmas spirit by being entitled and waiting for karmic points “to your goodness” by doing something for “a different ethnicity than I am“. As usual, we’ll take a hundred dollars and divide it among five fights. Let’s make some cashola. Gervonta Davis -3500 over Yuriorkis Gamboa ($50) Fedor Emelianenko -125 over Quinton Jackson ($5) Lorenz Larkin -500 over Neita Nakamura ($10) Michael Chandler -365 over Sidney Outlaw ($30) Goiti...

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The Weekend Bulletin

By: Luke Irwin | December 23, 2019 A quick snapshot at the weekend that was. Biggest Upset: Oscar Escandon +850 over Jhack Tepora Notable New Champions: WBC World Flyweight Championship: Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar WBO World Female Flyweight Championship: Debora Anahi Lopez WBC Silver Cruiserweight Championship: Thabiso Mchunu WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship: Liam Williams BBBofC British Junior Bantamweight Championship: Sunny Edwards WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Dubois IBF European Junior Middleweight Championship: Troy Williamson WBC World Junior Middleweight Championship: Jermell Charlo A Few Storylines Going Forward: The Family Business: Tough times in the family trade for the Chavez family....

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Premier Boxing Champions on FOX: Harrison vs. Charlo II Picks

By: Luke Irwin | December 21, 2019 WBC World Junior Middleweight Championship: Tony Harrison (c) (28-2) vs. Jermell Charlo (32-1) Luke Irwin: Charlo underestimated Harrison pretty brutally in their first contest, and Harrison handed it to him with nonstop pressure and crisp combos, awarding him his first career loss and taking his title. Charlo clearly had no answers for Harrison and was unprepared for what Harrison brought that night. Fool me once. I heavily doubt Charlo comes unprepared this time around. Charlo is still more talented than Harrison, and with a sharper focus and better gameplanning, he’s got enough...

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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie Picks

By: Luke Irwin | December 21, 2019 Featherweight Bout: Chan Sung Jung (15-5) vs. Frankie Edgar (22-7-1) Luke Irwin: Brian Ortega was on deck for the Zombie, but after he pulled out, here comes the ultimate wildcard, Frankie by-god Edgar. Lightweight? Featherweight? Bantamweight? Frankie is on board. This is a game-changer for Zombie because while Ortega is a hell of a fighter, but Edgar is even more dangerous, because he’s completely versatile. No matter who you match him up against, Frankie Edgar will give you a hell of a time. Until Max Holloway was defeated, Frankie was one of...

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