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Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal Preview at UFC Fight Night 147

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: (L-R) Darren Till of England and Jorge Masvidal face off during the UFC Fight Night Ultimate Media Day at Glaziers Hall on March 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) UFC Fight Night 147 will feature a pivotal welterweight match-up in Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal, set for the main event of the promotion’s London offering. Odds According to online MMA betting sites, Till has opened up as a moderate favorite over Masvidal. “The Gorilla” is pegged at -260, while “Gamebred” Masvidal can be had at +210...

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Shamrock FC Spring 2019 Report: Upcoming Shows, Title Shots, Prospects and Streaming Rights

Photo courtesy of Shamrock FC. The spring 2019 season will be a busy, and if CEO Jesse Finney has his way, successful, period for the St. Louis-based Shamrock FC. Between a trio of upcoming events, title pictures coming into focus, hot prospects, streaming rights up in the air and more, it will be an eventful spring for the Midwest regional promotion. This is the Shamrock FC spring 2019 report. Shamrock FC 316 The promotion has set dates and main events for its next three shows: Shamrock FC 316, 317 and 318. Shamrock FC 316 takes place this Friday, March...

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Shamrock FC 316’s Jordan Dowdy Compares 11-Month Layoff to Training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber

Photo courtesy of Shamrock FC. The last time Jordan Dowdy stepped into a cage to fight was April 13, 2018. That will change on March 15 at Shamrock FC 316. Dowdy will take on Ben Brewer in a 180-lb. catchweight main event spot. Dowdy (6-4) will look to make it three in a row against one of his most experienced opponents to date in Brewer (11-6). Though he hasn’t fought in 11 months, Dowdy says he’s been actively training the whole time. “My experience has only grown in this year,” Dowdy told MMASucka. “I haven’t taken any time off....

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TWC Title Challenger Jarred Brooks Eyeing Eventual Return to UFC

DALLAS, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: Jarred Brooks walks to the Octagon before fighting Roberto Sanchez during the UFC 228 event at American Airlines Center on September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Jarred Brooks Four months after Jarred Brooks (14-2 MMA) was one of the many victims of the UFC’s looming flyweight shutdown, “The Monkey God” has a fight. He’ll compete for the Total Warrior Combat vacant flyweight title against Josh Robinson (12-12) this Saturday. Brooks was released following a 2-2 stint in the UFC, where he earned decision victories over...

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Maurice Greene Wants to “Spoil the Debut” of Jeff Hughes and Avenge Loss at UFC on ESPN+ 4

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 19: Maurice Greene prepares to enter the octagon during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters on JULY 19, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Despite it being on two-and-a-half weeks’ notice, Maurice Greene jumped at the opportunity to fight Jeff Hughes at UFC on ESPN+ 4 this Saturday. Hughes’ original opponent, Daniel Spitz, suffered an injury that forced him out of the fight. Greene, aka “The Crochet Boss,” who lost to Hughes at LFA 38 in April 2018 for the LFA heavyweight championship, said...

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Julian Erosa Feels his “Experience is Key” to Defeating Grant Dawson at UFC on ESPN+ 4

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 26: Julian Erosa celebrates after his TKO victory over Jamall Emmers in their featherweight bout during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on June 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/DWTNCS LLC) As Julian Erosa (22-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) put it, both he and Grant Dawson (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will prepare similarly for their featherweight clash at UFC on ESPN+ 4: they’ll both be practicing their striking, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. Both men will be running on the treadmill, preparing their cardio and getting their weight down. However,...

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Destiny MMA’s Russell Doane Looking to Win his Way Back Into UFC

SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Russell Doane celebrates after his knockout victory over Kwan Ho Kwak of South Korea in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Honolulu’s Russell Doane is scheduled to compete in his first non-UFC fight since November 2013 when he meets Diego Silva at Destiny MMA on Saturday, March 2. His goal? To win and keep winning until he’s back with the UFC. Doane (15-8 MMA, 3-5 UFC) was released after dropping five of...

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In Last Fight of UFC Deal, Zak Ottow Looking to Finish Alex Morono in Grudge Match

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 14: Zak Ottow poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Fiserv Forum on December 14, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Zak Ottow’s next fight might be the most important of his MMA career, for several reasons. The UFC on ESPN+4 welterweight match-up with Alex Morono has some heat behind it. It’s also the last fight on Ottow’s UFC contract. Ottow (17-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has alternated wins and losses since joining the promotion back in 2016. While a loss would only drop him...

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UFC 235’s Cody Stamann Wants to Prove he’s Still a Title Threat vs. Alejandro Perez

DALLAS, TX – SEPTEMBER 08: Cody Stamann has his hands wrapped backstage prior to his bout against Aljamain Sterling during the UFC 228 event at American Airlines Center on September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Following his first UFC loss, Cody Stamann (17-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will return to the Octagon at UFC 235 with a chip on his shoulder. He’s slated to meet fellow top-15 bantamweight Alejandro Perez (21-6-1 MMA, 7-1-1 UFC) in a pivotal match-up that could determine who gets a shot at a top-10 opponent. And for Stamann, it’s...

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