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Megan Poe’s MMA Origins and Dedication

Photo courtesy of Valor Fights. Megan Poe drives nearly 90 minutes each way from Pennington Gap, a small town in Virginia, to Team Oxendine in Johnson City, TN, to train multiple times a week. As an amateur mixed martial artist, she’s not even paid yet to step into a cage and fight another woman. It sounds grueling, but it’s something Poe said she enjoys doing. And she hopes to make a career of it one day soon. “It’s 100 percent passion,” Poe, who is only 20 years old, told MMASucka. “It’s a great way to spend your days. I really...

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Shana Dobson is Looking Forward to Taking Lauren Mueller’s Undefeated Status

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 01: Shana Dobson celebrates after her TKO victory over Ariel Beck in their women’s flyweight bout during the TUF Finale event inside Park Theater on December 01, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Shana Dobson (3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) fights the debuting Lauren Mueller (4-0) at UFC on FOX 29 this Saturday. It will be Dobson’s first appearance since her own debut when she TKO’d Ariel Beck at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. She acknowledged that Mueller had more tape to study on her than vice-versa. Dobson’s bouts...

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A.J. McKee Says Justin Lawrence is “Most Definitely” Toughest Opponent to Date; Fires Back at Gallagher

Photo via Bellator MMA For the first time, A.J. McKee gave himself a full eight-week training camp to prepare for Justin Lawrence, his opponent at Bellator 197 this Friday. His longest previous camp was four weeks, which he held for Dominic Mazzotta. McKee is a perfect 10-0 with all of his wins coming under the Bellator MMA banner. He admitted that he’s never “taken a fight over 50 percent,” and that he’d been playing around with his previous competition. That is about to change, however. “There’s no short-cutting with Justin Lawrence,” McKee told MMASucka. “I’ve been putting in the work....

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Kevin Ferguson Jr. Intends to Move to Lightweight After Bellator 197

Photo via Bellator MMA Kevin Ferguson Jr., aka “Baby Slice,” is slated to compete in his fourth professional MMA bout. He takes on Devon Brock (1-0) at Bellator 197 on Friday, April 13. Ferguson Jr., 2-1 as a professional, said his camp is going very well and is ready to get the job done inside the cage. He had a rough start to his career when he was submitted by Aaron Hamilton, but he feels he’s made massive strides since. “I’m getting better and better,” Ferguson Jr. told MMASucka. “I had no training prior to that. I’m really fresh in the...

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Bellator 197’s Jordan Dowdy: “I Just Have to Show Up and Be Me”

Photo courtesy of Shamrock FC. Jordan Dowdy is looking to make it three wins out of four on Friday, March 13. He’s fighting Jeff Crotty on the Bellator 197 prelims at welterweight for that attempt. Dowdy predicts that will happen as long as the best version of himself shows up on fight night. He and those around him say that his 5-4 record doesn’t represent his skills as a mixed martial artist, and he’s looking to prove that. Dowdy said making sure he shows up at his peak is something that comes with experience, as he’s set to make...

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Max Holloway Out of UFC 223 Main Event

BROOKLYN, NY – APRIL 04: Max Holloway waits backstage before the UFC 223 Press Conference at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 4, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The UFC 223 drama cycle continues to spin. Max Holloway is officially out of his UFC vacant lightweight championship bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov. As originally reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Holloway was “declared medically unfit to fight,” per Dana White. BREAKING: Max Holloway has been declared medically unfit to fight. Holloway is out of UFC 223. Per Dana White. —...

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What a UFC Atomweight Division Could Look Like

Jinh Yu Frey (left) and Ayaka Hamasaki competed for the Invicta FC atomweight title at Invicta FC 19 on Sept. 23, 2016. //Photo courtesy of Invicta Fighting Championships. The UFC has intermittently created four women’s divisions to its ranks over the past five-plus years. Fans have seen the rise of strawweight through featherweight in the world’s largest MMA organization. However, there’s one missing: atomweight. The UFC, if it opted to open up 105, would be able to import talent from promotions like Invicta FC, King of the Cage and Road FC, to name a few. It may take a...

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Lindsey Jones Calm Ahead of Valor Fights Title Eliminator

Photo courtesy of Valor Fights. If you speak to Lindsey Jones, you would never know that he’s preparing for what is arguably the biggest fight of his MMA career. He fights Robert Hale on Saturday in the main event of Valor Fights 48. Sources have confirmed that the bout is a title eliminator, and the winner will fight Jason King for the vacant Valor Fights welterweight title later in 2018. Jones, a 3-0 prospect, has been cool as a cucumber in the build-up to the fight. “I don’t think about the implications of the fight,” he told MMASucka. “It...

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Invicta FC 28 Results

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo courtesy of Invicta Fighting Championships Invicta FC 28 comes at you from Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stay tuned to MMASucka.com for the full Invicta FC 28 results. The main event features a vacant strawweight title bout between Mizuki Inoue and Virna Jandiroba. MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET) Mizuki Inoue vs. Virna JandirobaDeAnna Bennett vs. Karina RodriguezMilana Dudieva vs. Christina MarksPearl Gonzalez vs. Kali RobbinsMinna Grusander vs. Fernanda PriscilaKal Schwartz vs. Kay HansenChelsea Chandler vs. Kerri KennesonJillian DeCoursey vs. Rebekah LeVineTracy Cortez def. Kaytlin Neil via...

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The Rallying Cry for a UFC Atomweight Division

Amber Brown (left) and Ashley Cummins show each other respect after their fight at Invicta FC 22. Cummins won the fight via unanimous decision. // Photo courtesy of Invicta Fighting Championships. Ashley Cummins nearly reached the UFC, a goal she has been chasing for a decade. Most fighters view it as the top of thAme MMA mountain. Cummins came closer than she ever had when she attempted to compete on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter. She fought Lanchana Green at strawweight and lost via second-round TKO. Cummins, a 5’2″ atomweight, was giving up three inches of height from the...

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