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TUF 26 Finale results: Nicco Montano outlasts courageous Roxanne Modafferi to claim UFC title

TUF 26 Finale results: Nicco Montano outlasts courageous Roxanne Modafferi to claim UFC title

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LAS VEGAS – Surprise finalist Nicco Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) claimed the UFC’s inaugural women’s flyweight title and “The Ultimate Fighter 26″ crown with an impressive win over an incredibly tough Roxanne Modafferi (21-14 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The inaugural women’s flyweight title bout, which was put together on just 24 hours’ notice when Sijara Eubanks was ruled medically ineligible before weighing in, was the main event of today’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale event at Park Theater in Las Vegas. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The action was quick to start, with Modafferi wasting little time moving forward and looking to mix it up. Montano quickly answered back, and both women were busy from the opening bell. Montano kept her guard high and added in
Two years ago, the UFC changed forever

Two years ago, the UFC changed forever

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It became obvious that Ronda Rousey was a mainstream superstar at UFC 190, when the then-UFC women’s bantamweight champion knocked out Bethe Correia in the first round of a title defense in Rio de Janeiro. Stars from every walk of life – athletes and musicians, actors and comedians, and so many more – tweeted to her or about her that night. She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the world’s most dominant athlete, which was hard to argue against since she’d won her previous three fights in a combined total of 64 seconds. Rousey was as dominant outside the cage as she was in it. She was far and away the UFC’s biggest star. She had a New York Times best-selling book. She was appearing in major movies. She had already been in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and at the time of U
Conor McGregor changes tune, offers legit apology for melee at Bellator 187

Conor McGregor changes tune, offers legit apology for melee at Bellator 187

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One day after posting (and quickly deleting) a non-remorseful explanation for his actions during the melee he caused at last Friday's Bellator 187 card in Dublin, Ireland, Conor McGregor has changed his tune. The UFC lightweight champion posted an apology to his Instagram account on Tuesday in response to the wild scene that saw McGregor leap over a cage wall, slap a Bellator official and twice shove referee Marc Goddard. Story Continues
Boomerang ‘drama’ no distraction for focused Werdum

Boomerang ‘drama’ no distraction for focused Werdum

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SYDNEY, Australia -- Fabricio Werdum says he's 100-percent focused on victory at UFC Fight Night Sydney despite a bizarre incident in which he is alleged to have assaulted fellow fighter Colby Covington with a boomerang. Werdum was on Friday charged with common assault and issued with a Dec. 13 court notice by New South Wales Police, with the alleged incident having taken place outside a Sydney hotel on Thursday afternoon. The boomerang was reportedly inside a bag thrown during the altercation Story Continues
UFC Fight Night Werdum vs. Tybura preview – Australian fans embrace both local and travelling fighters

UFC Fight Night Werdum vs. Tybura preview – Australian fans embrace both local and travelling fighters

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As I make my way across the globe to sit Octagonside for this weekend’s fights, Sydney has already been taken over by the fighters, coaches, and the UFC team ahead of another big event. Each time the UFC heads to Australia, the fans come out in force and show their support for both the local and travelling fighters. There are many local fighters on this card looking to represent on home soil, but the main event is a heavyweight clash featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Story Continues