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It is the era of the superfight. Women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes is happening, and the odds are closer for any fight Cyborg has had since she fought Gina Carano in Strikeforce in 2009.
Opening odds for Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 are Justino -300 and Nunes +230. Those are the closest opening odds for Cyborg since she and Gina Carano both opened at -115 in 2009.— Trent Reinsmith (@TrentReinsmith) August 23, 2018
The fighters will clash at the big end-of-year UFC 232 card, on December 29 in Las Vegas, so there is plenty of time for those odds to shift. Nunes brings legitimate knockout power with her to 145 lbs., where she faces perhaps the most feared woman in mixed martial arts. It isn’t the superfight Cyborg has been angling for all these years — the only way she faces Ronda Rousey is in the WWE ring at this juncture — but Nunes does represent the most credible challenge to the current biggest female draw in combat sports.
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Andrea “KBG” Lee posted this today asking for privacy while she deals with the fallout from alleged domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Donny Aaron.
I wonder if McGregor still spends $300,000 on his fight camps
Conor McGregor is also expected to move his training camp to Las Vegas in September to wrap up his preparation for Khabib Nurmagomedov #UFC229— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) August 23, 2018
Suga Sean O’Malley working his elbows on the pads
Joanne Calderwood is back, possibly the quietest fighter on the UFC roster
Georges St. Pierre working on his gymnastics
Chael Sonnen vs. Fedor Emelianenko has a suitably over the top poster from Bellator.
Speaking of posters, Justin Gaethje is doing the heavy lifting in this one.
LOL, Gaethje got 15 of them. pic.twitter.com/yVMRPIj2rG— Lucas Bourdon (@lucas_bourdon) August 22, 2018
Michael Chandler will be staying put at Bellator, which is kind of a shame, but probably the best decision for him given how easy it would be to become lost in the shuffle in the UFC’s lightweight division.
Breaking: Michael Chandler is staying put with Bellator MMA. Sources say Chandler has signed a new multi-fight deal to continue fighting in Bellator. Chandler's last deal ended earlier this year and he was open to looking around, but Bellator pursued him hard.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 22, 2018
Bryce Mitchell is keeping those bloody boxers, and he expressed it in the most Southern way possible.
Someone asked me to auction off the bloody boxers but yal got me fucked up. That’s a good pair Ima bleach em and keep wearin em.— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) August 22, 2018
It’s a living
Well momma we made it. @SportsCenter is talkin bout my nutsack.— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) August 23, 2018
Yoel Romero says he’s going to start charging USADA rent, they visit so often.
Matt Brown posted this clip of an excellent jiu-jitsu display in the face of aggression. What made me mad watching it was all the aggressor’s buddies trying to peel off his grips so their guy could break free and throw punches. If you are gonna let them fight, let them fight. Otherwise break it all the way up, but don’t just help out your guy.
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
I missed all these fight clips from the weekend so y’all can relive them now.
undefated (7:0 now, 6 T/KO) Mario Souza wins ny 1R submission this time (Max Fight)pic.twitter.com/9of101BbdW— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 19, 2018
Moving backwards on one leg. Still getting the KO. Winning.
watch this KO by Bruno Bolt (Max Fight) pic.twitter.com/oD0I7x3k6F— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 18, 2018
This fight got wild before the finish
WFCA World HW Championship - Evgeny Goncharov KOs Zelimkhan Umiev in 1R pic.twitter.com/dAfubLCgku— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 18, 2018
Not bad at all.
Lethwei is even more brutal than MMA. No gloves, just hand wraps, head butts allowed.
Headbutts like this one...
Tun Tun Min headbutt at the end on round 5. Lokuku got up and it ended in a draw. So close. pic.twitter.com/zfxzaI7ens— inxxane (@inxxane) August 19, 2018
Max Fight FW Title Fight - Bruno Beirute hellbowed Thiago Samurai in 3R pic.twitter.com/RnJB0Yvxyt— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 19, 2018
Max Fight LW Title Fight - Lucas Almeida TKOd Guilherme Carcaca in 1R pic.twitter.com/zVc5DInO9b— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 19, 2018
When the light bill is due
Spinning kick to the head KO by Beslan Ushukov ! (WFCA)— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 18, 2018
Sometimes we see MMA fighters shoot for double legs on the ref when they get KO'd. In boxing, Simon Brown was so badly wiped out by Vincent Pettway that he was still boxing while unconscious. pic.twitter.com/TVLrxIvbRy— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) August 22, 2018
Imagine this guy thinks he can tell anyone anything about fitness.
Early running for Football Guy of the year right here pic.twitter.com/MNpONrkktE— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) August 22, 2018