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Midnight Mania! Justin Gaethje has (almost) signed with the UFC

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight we’ve got Lightweight Ultraviolence Brawler, Justin Gaethje, about to sign with the UFC, Tonya Evinger being funny, Demetrious Johnson getting confused for Yoel Romero somehow, grappling highlights, knockouts, and much more

Importing the Violence

According to World Series of Fi- I mean, Pro Fight League president Ray Sefo, Justin Gaethje is on his way to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

What happened to this?

Regardless, it isn’t completely final yet

However, when he does, there are no shortages of fun matchups awaiting him.

I’m a huge fan of the Al Iaquinta matchup. Pay Al, put him in there with Gaethje and see what shakes out.

A highlight reel:


Tonya Evinger can be hilarious.

How do you mix these two up??

I honestly have zero idea what to make of these at this point.

Woodley seems to find them funny though

Nunes too

This reads like a plug for a martial arts school. But for Jason “Mayhem” Miller, this is just a way of life.

Now that’s an interesting idea.

Scoggins, the most talented flyweight you can count on to lose fights he’s winning, is scheduled for a return to 125 after an ill-fated jump up to bantamweight.

UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. Who's coming with me maaaaan #ufc #864

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Slips, Rips, and Awesome Clips

All the fights this weekend:

Mini highlight of Koga, some throws in his career I've not typically seen in his HLs #judo #bjj

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Podcasts and Video

Jack Slack’s Fights Gone By:

Tommy Toehold:

The MMA Depressed-us:

Big John McCarthy explains the Weidman-Mousasi call and his role in it:

Relevant: How would Gaethje stack up in the UFC?

In other News

  • Patrick Wyman wrote his last article for Bleacher Report describing the technical and tactical changes he’s seen in MMA over the course of the 100+ UFC events he’s analyzed.
  • Why would Ovince St. Preux be touted as a possible UFC opponent? WHY??
  • Tony Ferguson offered to jump up in weight and fight Tyron Woodley. He would either get knocked out by Woodley, or win easily. I would watch.

Random Land

What is going on here??

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