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Striking Coach: Miesha Tate knocking out Holly Holm is “possible”

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Miesha Tate has a good possibility of knocking her UFC 196 opponent, Holly Holm, out according to renowned striking coach Gil Martinez.

Martinez believes that he could teach Tate the necessary striking skills that would enable her to not only hold her own against the 19x boxing champ but actually end it should the opportunity present itself.

I’d actually love to work with Miesha for the next fight. I think I could be a good part of her team and definitely teach her how to beat Holly. 

Sure outstrike her and even knock her out. Anything can happen. 

Tate and Martinez both reside under the Xtreme Couture roof in Las Vegas, they don’t train together due to conflicting training schedules as well as Tate being a student of coach Robert Follis. Regardless of how much “Cupcake” trains her striking and regardless of what coach trains her, coming up against a multiple-time boxing champ like Holly Holm is no easy task.

Tate (17-5) is bringing in an impressive four-fight winning streak into the contest after she most recently defeated Jessica Eye via unanimous decision last July. Prior to the Eye victory, Tate scored wins over Sara McMann, Rin Nakai and Liz Carmouche which has secured her a shot at UFC gold at UFC 196.

Holm (10-0) brings an impressive undefeated record into her first title defence since beating former champion Ronda Rousey down under in Melbourne, Australia via KO at UFC 193 last November. A victory which both shocked the world and the UFC roster, Holm showed her boxing credentials are no joke and should not be taken lightly as 7 of her 10 wins have come by way of Knockout.

Both bantamweights have showed respect towards one another  in the build up to this fight. But one thing is certain, come fight night there will be blood, sweat and tears as only one can walk away the UFC women’s Bantamweight champion.

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*WATCH* DaveNoseMMA – Aljamain Sterling Knockout Aftermath

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In this video, MMA Latest’s Dave Noseworthy shares his thoughts on Marlon Moraes’ brutal knockout of Aljamain Sterling that took place this past weekend at UFC Fresno.

Check out Dave’s thoughts below:

 

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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220

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UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)

Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:

“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.

The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.

If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.

Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.

UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.

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Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview

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Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.

LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.

Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.

Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)

The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.

In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.

Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.

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