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Auckland, stand up! Paul Felder and Dan Hooker absolutely delivered a warriors’ performance in UFC Auckland’s main event. Both fighters refused to give the other man ground, with Hooker using the distance to pepper Felder and “The Irish Dragon” closing that distance to land huge shots. It was a back and forth battle that had
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Lightweight contenders Dan Hooker and Paul Felder were expected to deliver the goods in the UFC Auckland main event at Spark Arena, and that’s exactly what they did in a memorable five-round war that saw Hooker emerge with a split decision victory that propels him further up the list of elite 155-pounders. As for Hooker’s rival
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Fighting out of The MMA Lab in Glendale, Arizona, the 24-year-old Phillips has already had a couple opportunities to break into the UFC, but come up short each time. First, he faced off with James Gray on the opening season of the Contender Series, collecting a first-round stoppage win in 46 seconds. Rather than being
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And anywhere Tukhugov goes, fighting will be a part of his DNA, which isn’t surprising considering that he started training at the age of five, focusing on wrestling and hand-to-hand striking before beginning to compete in MMA at 18 years old. So, when forced to the sidelines for over three years due to a pair
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“That’s exactly what it feels like,” he said. “I feel like I made some choices in the last three years that are finally stacking up and putting me in the position to make a lot more money and make big fights happen and be in main events and fighting top contenders and that’s where I
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Saturday’s fight will be Kowalkiewicz’ first opportunity to fight in New Zealand and she is excited to produce a fight that fans will remember. “I just want to be memorable. I want to bring a fight that makes people cheer and want to watch me fight again,” Kowalkiewicz said. “I’m truly excited to be here.
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“In Vegas at the Contender I felt like a kid, I felt like a young boy,” Crute said. “As I said before, this is the first fight I’ve felt like a man that’s going in there with a purpose.” That purpose is to be remembered as an exciting fighter and a warrior that never took
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1. Dan Hooker vs Ross Pearson After elbowing Ian Entwistle into defeat in his UFC debut in Auckland three years before, the UFC’s favorite Kiwi was at it again. Dan Hooker came out brawling, but Pearson had seemed to figure out Hooker’s jab and was making him pay for it. “The Hangman” was now eating
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Kevin Aguilar (145.5) vs Zubaira Tukhugov (145) Jalin Turner (155.5) vs Josh Culibao (155.5) Jake Matthews (170.5) vs Emil Meek (171) Callan Potter (170.5) vs Song Kenan (171) Kai Kara-France (125.5) vs Tyson Nam (125) Loma Lookboonmee (115) vs Angela Hill (115) Priscila Cachoeira (126) vs Shana Dodson (125.5) *** Due to illness, Maki Pitolo is
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Owner of wins over Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum over the course of his storied career, Weidman believes he has another title run in him, and it starts when he faces Norway’s Hermansson, whose recent body of work has seen him defeat the likes of “Jacare” Souza, David Branch and Gerald Meerschaert. 
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“Since becoming the first Thai in the UFC, I think Thai people have now become more interested in the UFC. Some people didn’t even know about it, but then saw me in the news and then started following me and reached out to me to give me encouragement. Before my fight in Singapore, I opened
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But then came round two, and Saint Preux dug deep to pull out the veteran experience he needed to catch Oleksiejczuk in his patented Von Flue choke and end the fight at 2:14 of the frame in Copenhagen. Just like that, Oleksiejczuk went from a possible three-fight winning streak to a loss. Looking back, though,
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“It was weird in Melbourne — I was very calm when I got there and I was sitting out back, thinking, ‘I’m going to need some coffee to wake up,” he said with a laugh. “I thought over 50,000 people would be enough to get me going, but the heart rate was a little too
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It comes out intimidating, but Nam can’t keep a straight face for long. In that way, he’s like all his peers on the Hawaiian fight scene: as laid-back and nice as can be outside the Octagon, but when the gloves are on, it’s on. “You know, I would like to say that the weather is
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“It’s something very special,” he said. “I am Maori, I do come from the native people of New Zealand, so being able to perform in front of them live is incredible. A lot of my family hasn’t seen me fight live because a lot of my fights have been overseas, so I’ve definitely not taken
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“I’m where I’m supposed to be. I’m supposed to be in the UFC and I’m supposed to be fighting the best fighters in the world. I’m going to chop my way up this tree to the top pretty quickly here,” Riddell said. “I will go out on my shield and I will fight until I
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He brought it to Dana White’s Contender Series last summer, and now that he has a UFC fight under his belt, he is ready to live up to his nickname at UFC Auckland this weekend. “I love the action. I always stand because I don’t like a boring fight and I don’t like to watch
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