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UFC Completes Debut Card in Croatia



The UFC has confirmed the addition of three more exciting bouts set to feature at UFC Fight Night:Rothwell vs dos Santos, which takes place on Sunday, April 10 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The final three bouts added to the 13 fight card include Scottish featherweight, Robert “The Hammer” Whiteford, (12-3; fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland) who will meet Brazilian strikeLucas “Mineiro” Martins (15-3; fighting out of Minas Gerais, Brazil).

Also added to the UFC Fight Night:Rothwell vs dos Santos fight card is a women’s strawweight bout between No.9 ranked Maryna “Iron Lady” Moroz and 21 year-old undefeated Romanian standout Cristina “Barbie” Stanciu, who makes her UFC debut on the night.

The final bout confirmed today is a bantamweight matchup between Ian “Enty” Entwistle  and Alejandro “Diablito” Perez. Entwistle (9-2; fighting out of Lancashire, England) returns to the Octagon after more than a year on the sidelines due to injury. Known for his deadly leg lock submissions, Entwistle secured a first round submission win over Anthony Birchak in his last fight, back in December 2014. Perez, meanwhile, (17-6; fighting out of San Jose, California) winner of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America is a seasoned striker and comes into the fight off the back of an impressive KO win over Scott Jorgensen in November.

UFC Fight Night:Rothwell vs dos Santos is headlined by a five round heavyweight battle between the No.4 ranked heavyweight Ben Rothwell and the No.5 ranked Junior dos Santos, a bout which could have serious implications for the 265lbs division.

Also in action is Brazilian heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga (17-10; fighting out of Ludlow, Massachusetts, USA) who meets Russian powerhouse Ruslan Magomedov (14-1; fighting out of The Republic of Dagestan, Russia).

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UFC Fight Night:Rothwell vs dos Santos fight card (bout order to be confirmed):

  • Ben Rothwell vs. Junior Dos Santos
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov
  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac
  • Maryna Moroz vs. Cristina Stanciu
  • Robert Whiteford vs. Lucas Martins
  • Ian Entwistle vs. Alejandro Perez
  • Bojan Velickovic vs. Alessio Di Chirico
  • Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier
  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Zak Cummings vs. Nicolas Dalby
  • Damian Stasiak vs. Filip Pejic
  • Marcin Tybura vs. Timothy Johnson
  • Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou


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Sensor Equipped Tracking Gloves to be Used at UFC 219



From implementing the likes of USADA, the UFC Performance Instiute and the introduction of the instant replay. The UFC has always prioritized being at the top of the sport science game. 

Now, at UFC 219 on December 30th, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has approved a test run for sensor equipped tracking gloves to be worn by a selection of fighters on the card.

The technology behind the gloves comes from AGI International (an analytics company) along with HEED (a consumer platform company). A collaboration founded by the UFC.

After a sparring exhibition between top lightweights, Edson Barbosa (19-4-0) and Mark Diakiese (12-1-0), HEED co-founder Mati Kochavi had this to say regarding how “70 insights” collected from sensors on the gloves, the corner-men, the octagon itself can depict a clearer image of a fight.

“Those insights are covering entire aspects  of the fight between Diakiese and Barbose. Their passion, power of the fight, resiliency and strategy. All happen in the octagon.“

Shouldn’t sport be told in real-time, with real data, information and emotions?”

He finally promises “We are a company which is trying to revolutionize the way we (broadcast) sports and live events”

As for now there is little to zero information into the technical aspects of the gloves, however products like a Fit Bit have similar abilities to give data on speed,  force, motion, elevation, heart rate etc.

The UFC 219 card takes place on Decemebr 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It will be headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight between current champion Cris Cyborg (18-1) and former UFC bantamweight champion, Holly Holm (11-3).

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Mark Hunt Returns to Fight Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221



UFC 221 in Perth has officially added a another Australian to the main card. Joining Robert Whittaker is the knockout legend Mark Hunt.

The Daily Telegraph first reported that Hunt will be stepping into the octagon to face #9 Curtis Blaydes. Some weren’t sure if we would ever see Hunt fight again after he was pulled from the main event in UFC Fight Night 21 against Marcin Tybura. The UFC removed him due to “medical concerns” while Hunt was stating he was perfectly fine.

After getting evaluated and cleared to fight by Australian and American doctors, it looks like his time has come to return.  Hunt’s last fight was back in June when he derailed the Derrick Lewis hype train with a 4th round TKO win.

Hunt had been adamant about calling out #3 ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum and trying to get that rematch booked, labelling Werdum a “chicken shit” and a “coward.”

Curtis “Razor” Blaydes who has an 8-1 record, is coming off a TKO victory due to doctor stoppage at UFC 217 in November. Since losing to now title challenger Francis Ngannou in April of 2016, Blaydes has rattled off three straight wins over Alexey Oleynik, Daniel Omielanczuk, and Cody East.

With all this momentum from the win streak, Blaydes looks to capitalize and win the biggest fight of his career against Hunt.

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Angela Magana says she has been cut from the UFC



Angela Magana announced her release from the UFC on Twitter yesterday.

The now-former UFC strawweight was 0-3, in as many contests with the promotion. Her most recent loss came at the hands of Amanda Cooper, at UFC 218, on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims. A bout which she lost by TKO in the second round.

Her first opportunity arose with the UFC when she appeared on, The Ultimate Fighter 20. A #12 seed, in the tournament of strawweights, Magana lost her preliminary round bout to #4 seed, Aisling Daly. Unfortunately, her promotional debut, on The Ultimate Fighter Finale: 20, resulted in another loss. Tecia Torres defeated Magana that night via unanimous decision. The following summer, Magana fought Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson at The Ultimate Fighter Finale: 21. Waterson won by submission (rear-naked choke) in the third round of the bout.

Oddly enough, following her July 2015, loss to Waterson and before her final bout with the UFC, Magana seemingly instigated a feud between herself and current featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg. A feud which began on social media and boiled over at the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat. Disregarding her well-documented spat with Cris “Cyborg”, Magana managed her way through a storm of misfortune on her way to UFC 218.

After falling in love with Puerto Rico while on vacation, Magana moved to the island in the fall of 2016. Her entire life followed her there, as she began to train on the island she fell in love with. The tropical paradise turned to an apocalyptic wasteland following Hurricane Maria, the category five hurricane which decimated the area. The disaster became an extreme hindrance for the strawweight.

Her UFC 218 bout became official in early October. Yet, in spite of horrendous living conditions, she powered on through the natural disaster that left her home without power, until the week of the fight. Magana took to social media to tell fans that she would not stop fighting and is currently training for her next opportunity.


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