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UFC on ESPN+ 1: Four Can’t-Miss Preliminary Fights

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: (L-R) Alexander Hernandez and Donald Cerrone face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Barclays Center on January 18, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The UFC ushers in the ESPN era with UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Saturday, January 19 in Brooklyn, NY. Its solid main card features Henry Cejudo defending his flyweight title from bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, who is looking to become the next two-division champion. There’s more than a title on the line there–the UFC flyweight...

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Chris Honeycutt to Appeal “Disappointing” Split Decision Loss to Costello van Steenis

Chris Honeycutt (left) intends to appeal his split decision loss to Costello van Steenis (right) from Bellator 210. PHOTO CREDIT: Bellator MMA Bellator middleweight Chris Honeycutt is set to appeal his loss to Costello van Steenis from their Bellator 210 fight that occurred on Nov. 30. Honeycutt will meet with the Chickasaw Nation, the governing body which oversaw Bellator 210 in Thackerville, OK, on Feb. 6 to plead his case. Honeycutt officially lost the fight to van Steenis via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Van Steenis won the third round on each card, while Honeycutt took the second round....

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MMASucka 2018 MMA Awards

(© RIZIN FF) 2018 is in the rear-view mirror, which means it’s time to reflect on another whole year of mixed martial arts. Thousands of fights took place across the globe among the sport’s numerous promotions. MMASucka would like to recognize and award the sport’s fighters, promotions and personalities that provided us with another entertaining year. As a staff, we voted on who the publication should recognize in each category. These are the MMASucka 2018 MMA Awards. Fighter of the Year Winner: Kyoji Horiguchi (© RIZIN FF) RIZIN’s star, Kyoji Horiguchi, had a successful 3-0 run in MMA competition this...

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Bellator 214’s Desmond Torres Feels he and Steve Ramirez are Each Other’s Toughest Opponents to Date

Photo credit: www.twotwentytwollc.com/ When Desmond Torres (5-1) and Steve Ramirez (6-3) meet at Bellator 214, each flyweight prospect will have a chance to take the next step of their young careers. Torres enters the contest on a three-fight winning streak across KOTC and CXF. Ramirez has a pair of wins on Bellator undercards and is the former CXF flyweight champion; he defeated Mike Hansen for the title before losing it to George Garcia. Ramirez has finished all of his wins while Torres has ended three of his five victories. “Bellator put together two finishers so it should be a...

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LFA 58’s Natan Levy Aiming for Title Shot by End of 2019

Photo credit: Amy Kaplan and LFA. Israeli fighter Natan Levy will look to improve to 3-0 when he fights Henry Barahona (1-3) at LFA 58 on January 25. Levy kicked off his professional career last year with two submission wins. He went 4-0 as an amateur with two more submissions and a T/KO. The Syndicate MMA product has LFA gold on his mind, and hopes it will become a reality by the end of 2019. He intends to fight three to four times this calendar year and feels he’ll be ready for a crack at the currently vacant featherweight title...

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Te Edwards Feels Size Advantage Will Lead to Victory Over Dennis Bermudez at UFC on ESPN+ 1

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 26: Te Edwards celebrates after knocking out Austin Tweedy in their lightweight 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) Te Edwards is slated to return to the Octagon following his UFC debut loss to Don Madge in October. He’ll look to pick up his first UFC win against a man who has nine of them: Dennis Bermudez. While Edwards is looking to rebound from a tough KO loss, Bermudez will try to end a four-fight skid....

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Henry Corrales: Aaron Pico Fight is “Bringing Out the Best of Me”

Photo credit: Bellator MMA Henry Corrales returns at Bellator 214 on January 26 in his backyard of Los Angeles with a chance to earn the biggest win of his career. He’ll put his four-fight winning streak on the line against blue-chip featherweight prospect Aaron Pico. Corrales is excited for the opportunity ahead of him; Pico is also on a four-fight winning streak after his debut loss to Zach Freeman. He most recently finished Leandro Higo in the first round. “His hype is justified,” Corrales told MMASucka. “He’s smashing. It’s bringing out the best of me in fight camp. We’re...

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RIZIN 14: Five Under-the-Radar Fights

© RIZIN FF RIZIN 14 is set to take off a few hours from now with arguably its most stacked card ever. Fans might not be able to watch the exhibition fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa, but the card is headlined by two highly-anticipated title fights. Kyoji Horiguchi, who won the RIZIN 2017 Bantamweight Grand Prix, puts his 10-fight winning streak on the line against Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell. Before that, Kanna Asakura and Ayaka Hamasaki will fight for the RIZIN super atomweight title. Asakura won the RIZIN 2017 Super Atomweight...

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Daron Cruickshank Expecting Highlight-Reel Finish of Damien Brown at RIZIN 14

© RIZIN FF Daron Cruickshank enters his RIZIN 14 bout opposite Damien Brown on a four-fight winning streak, and he’ll be looking to tie his career record for consecutive wins with a victory over Brown. “The Detroit Superstar” is unbeaten in 2018 with all three wins coming via stoppage in RIZIN. He most recently KO’d fellow UFC veteran Diego Brandao with a flying knee at RIZIN 13. It was one of the best wins of his MMA career to date. “This year has been really good to me,” Cruickshank told MMASucka. “[A win over Brown] would be the end-cap...

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UFC 232’s Walt Harris: “It’s My Time to Show the World Who I Am”

UTICA, NY – JUNE 01: (R-L) Walt Harris celebrates after defeating Daniel Spitz in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Adirondack Bank Center on June 1, 2018 in Utica, New York. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Walt Harris has quite the opportunity ahead of him at UFC 232. “The Big Ticket” is slated to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski on the preliminary card headliner of a pay-per-view marked by the return of Jon Jones, who fights Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of arguably the greatest light heavyweight title...

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