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Author: Michael Henken

Evolution Serves as Major Storyline for UFC Milwaukee Headliner

NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 01: (R-L) Al Iaquinta punches Kevin Lee in their lightweight fight at the UFC 169 event inside the Prudential Center on February 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Mixed martial arts is often times an unforgiving and ever-changing game that forces fighters to either adapt and grow with the times or to get lost in the shuffle and left behind. In other words, fighters must constantly evolve over time in order to see success. This idea can certainly be connected to UFC on FOX 31, which...

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Michael Chandler Gunning for Revenge at Bellator 212

(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) For years, Michael Chandler has been a staple of the Bellator roster. A former lightweight champion, the 32-year-old has always oozed confidence and has never been afraid to speak his mind, although he’s never been the most brash fighter. Instead, he’s typically preferred to let his hard work and skill set do his talking inside of the cage. Ahead of his Bellator 212 rematch with current 155-pound titleholder Brent Primus, which is set to take place Friday (Dec. 14) at the Neal. S Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, however, his tone has seemed to...

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History Looms Large Over UFC 231 Co-Main Event

TORONTO, CANADA – DECEMBER 05: (L-R) Opponents Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan and Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland face off during the UFC 231 Press Conference at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 5, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) In the co-main event of Saturday’s (December 8) UFC 231 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, the vacant women’s flyweight title will be on the line, as ex-bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko is slated to meet former 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a highly anticipated contest. While it’s clear that both Shevchenko...

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Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega Represents The Best MMA Has To Offer

7DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 02: Max Holloway prior to his fight with Jose Aldo of Brazil during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) On Saturday night (Dec. 8), UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will once again put his 145-pound title on the line against unbeaten top contender Brian Ortega live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada in a bout that represents the best of what mixed martial arts has to offer. In an era that seems to continuously be defined by “money fights” and “super fights,”...

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