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This Is Why Amanda Nunes Will Beat Valetina Shevchenko…Again

We know everyone is on the Valentina Shevchenko hype train after the win. She dispensed of top contender Juliana Pena in less than two rounds – by armbar nonetheless. However Amanda Nunes is a different animal, and unfortunately for Shevchenko her power and confidence is on the rise.

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Jonathan Coachman On Ronda Rousey: “As Far As WWE Is Concerned, They Don’t Bring in Broken Stars.”

We all know what happened last saturday night to UFC media darling Ronda Rousey. She was taken out in less than a minute by current reigning women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes. While many called for retirement, those looking for the silver lining called for a career in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

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Fallout: The Real Reasons Ronda Rousey Lost At UFC 207

She got hit in the face. That would probably be the meathead’s quick and easy version of what went wrong for former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey when she faced off against the new champ Amanda Nunes. That certainly isn’t an incorrect statement by any means, but it’s not really telling the full story of proceedings. Ronda Rousey, her coach Edmond Tarverdyan, and the UFC made some pretty big gaffs leading up to UFC 207.

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Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey: 5 Things To Keep An Eye On

Ronda Rousey has been a ghost for the past thirteen months since her defeat at the hands of Holly Holm. Since then it’s been radio silence on the “Rowdy” front and as such fans have been waiting with baited breath to see how Rousey would rebound from her first loss. The sad part about Ronda’s big comeback party is that she’ll have to lock horns with current women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Usually, a breakdown would follow this introductory paragraph, but you have to shake things up now and again. So instead, here’s five points of interest to watch out for in the UFC 207 main event.

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Look Who’s Coming Back To The Cage: Ronda Rousey To Face Amanda Nunes At UFC 207

It appears as if Ronda Rousey will be making her long awaited return to the Octagon as she is set to face off with current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

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UFC 200 Results/Highlights: Nunes Obliterates Tate, Lesnar Tops Hunt in Underwhelming Night of Fights


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There were a lot of ways that UFC 200 could have gone wrong, and for a minute there, it seemed as if at least a few of them were destined to be realized. The one thing we failed to overlook in all of the lead-up to the quote unquote biggest card in UFC history, however, was that the fights themselves would be what left us underwhelmed when all was said and done.

And yet, here we are. Despite being stacked with recognizable talent and solid matchups from top to bottom, UFC 200 simply fell flat for the most part, ending the Zuffa Era™ with a faint whisper instead of the triumphant bang that we were all expecting.

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What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Anti-Jinxing UFC 200

By Asaph Bitner 

One of the best on-paper and most hyped MMA cards in memory is fast approaching, and anticipation is building to a fever pitch. And as everyone raises their hopes for what they wish will be a transcendent celebration of civilized violence at UFC 200 this weekend, we pessimists of this lovely sport start to ready our cringe faces.

But what if we could prepare ourselves for the worst? Soften the 4-ounce-gloved blow to our souls that the MMA gods are sure to deliver in their infinite, cruel, brawlability?

Well, here’s your pre-gut-punch padding, dear readers: a fight-by-fight breakdown of all the ways in which the gourmet chicken salad that is UFC 200 could turn into a total chicken s**t-show.

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Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes Booked for UFC 200, As Ronda Rousey’s Self-Imposed Exile Continues


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Following her shocking upset win over Holly Holm at UFC 196, the general consensus seemed to be that she would defend her title against rival Ronda Rousey next, despite the fact that Rousey a) had not competed since her loss to Holm at UFC 193 and b) still had not offered a timetable for her return. Regardless of the UFC’s plans, Tate told reporters shortly after the fight was announced that she didn’t foresee Rousey returning to the octagon anytime soon.

“She’s obviously said that she’s so emotional to the point where she’s considering crazy things and it’s like this is a broken woman,” said Tate during an appearance on The Jay Mohr Show. “I don’t know if she’ll ever come back the same.”

For the time being, it appears that Tate might be onto something. Last night, it was announced that Tate would be making her first title defense at UFC 200, and the opponent was probably the last person you’d expect…

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Fight Night 73 Highlights/Results: Teixeira Submits OSP, Nunes Batters McMann, MMA Judges Screw Up Another One + More

Having dropped his past two contests two a couple of nobodies named Jon Jones and Phil Davis, it seemed as if the tide was turning against Glover Teixeira heading into his main event showdown with Ovince St. Preux last weekend. And at the end of first round, which saw Glover nearly finished compliments of a brutal liver kick, it seemed as if we might be right.

But then, the tide turned. Falling back on his underrated wrestling/Jiu-Jitsu game, Teixeira rallied and dominated OSP on the mat for the next two rounds before sinking in a fight-ending rear-naked choke that put St. Preux to sleep. Just like that, a former title challenger finds himself back in the title picture…and he’s already got his trash-talking game ON POINT.

But Teixeira — OSP wasn’t the only surprise we were treated to at Fight Night 73, so head after the jump for highlights and a complete list of results.

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Fight Night 62 Aftermath/Results: Maia Dominates LaFlare, Koscheck & Baszler Edge Closer to Retirement in Night of Thrilling Finishes


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Fight Night 62 was one of those cards that, while appearing just abysmal on paper, actually turned out to be a rather entertaining affair. I mean, sure, the main card broadcast dragged along at it’s typical sloth-like pace — something that the UFC desperately needs to change but sadly never will — and the main event wasn’t exactly the kind of barnburner we’ve come to expect from a Demian Maia fight (sarcasm), but Fight Night 62 more than made up for its lack of name power with exciting finishes. It was also a card that signaled the (competitive) end of at least two MMA careers and the possible resurgence of another, so join us after the jump for a full breakdown of what went down in Rio over the weekend.

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