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Two nights, two events. This weekend, the UFC is offering a double dose of combat, starting off with “The Ultimate Fighter” finale on Friday, and the UFC on Fox 13, headlined by a heavyweight clash between slugger Stipe Miocic and perennial contender Junior dos Santos. Saturday’s co-main event will be a lightweight tilt with title implications involving Nate Diaz and Rafael dos Santos. Here are the picks from some of our writers:


Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

John Michael Edwards: Dos Santos is what Miocic wants to be. Junior by being the better boxer and overall fighter. TKO in the 4th.

Ethan Mudford: I’d love to see Miocic win just to shake up the Heavyweight division and there’s a chance that could happen. I’m gonna go with the favourite on this one though. Dos Santos TKO.

Matthew Wells: The formula for beating Dos Santos has been proven over the last two contests vs Cain. Miocic isn’t capable of bringing that same type of fight. He’ll want to stand and trade which is home for Cigano. Dos Santos via TKO.

Sam LaPoint: Dos Santos will beat Miocic with superior boxing and get the TKO within three rounds.

AJ Camacho: I see Dos Santos winning by KO before they reach the third round. The only holes in Cigano’s game are his wrestling and his ground game, tools which Miocic has yet to deploy despite his Division I wrestling credentials.


Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos

John Michael Edwards: Diaz UD

Ethan Mudford: Dos Anjos TKO

Matthew Wells: Dos Anjos UD

Sam LaPoint: Dos Anjos UD

AJ Camacho: Diaz TKO


Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve

John Michael Edwards: Overeem UD

Ethan Mudford: Overeem TKO

Matthew Wells: Overeem TKO

Sam LaPoint: Overeem TKO

AJ Camacho: Struve TKO


Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

John Michael Edwards: Mitrione SD

Ethan Mudford: Gonzaga Sub

Matthew Wells: Gonzaga TKO

Sam LaPoint: Mitrione SD

AJ Camacho: Gonzaga TKO


Willie Gates vs. John Moraga

John Michael Edwards:  Moraga UD

Ethan Mudford: Moraga UD

Matthew Wells: Moraga UD

Sam LaPoint: Moraga SD

AJ Camacho:  Moraga SUB


Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Oliveira

John Michael Edwards: Oliveira SUB

Ethan Mudford: Stephens TKO

Matthew Wells: Stephens TKO

Sam LaPoint: Oliveira SUB

AJ Camacho: Oliveira SUB


Daron Cruikshank vs. K.J. Noons

John Michael Edwards: Cruickshank SD

Ethan Mudford: Cruickshank UD

Matthew Wells: Cruickshank TKO

Sam LaPoint: Cruickshank SD

AJ Camacho: Noons UD



Stephen Howson730.700%
Dorian Bell850.615%
John Michael Edwards1170.611%
Ethan Mudford1080.556%
Sam LaPoint990.500%
Matthew Wells8100.444%
AJ Camacho460.400%
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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



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



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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