‘Cowboy’ vs. Edwards Official, Full Weigh-in Results from UFC Fight Night in Singapore

The main event for the UFC’s return to Singapore is now official after all 26 fighters competing on Saturday stepped onto the scales for the weigh-ins on Friday morning local time (Thursday night in the U.S.) Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone c…

The main event for the UFC’s return to Singapore is now official after all 26 fighters competing on Saturday stepped onto the scales for the weigh-ins on Friday morning local time (Thursday night in the U.S.) Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone came in at 171 pounds for his main event showdown against outspoken British fighter Leon Edwards, […]

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Highlights: Kayla Harrison Debuts With Amazing Armbar

Watch Kayla Harrison’s impressive MMA debut at tonight’s PFL 2 from Chicago:

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This evening’s (Thurs., June 21, 2018) Professional Fighters League (PFL) 2 from the Chicago Theater in Chicago, Illinois, was a sneaky-good card flying under the radar.

Much of that was because it featured the awaited MMA debut of highly-touted Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison. A former training partner and roommate of legendary former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Harrison was expected to submit opponent Brittney Elkin.

Harrison did just that to start her MMA career off right, using a twisting, turning armbar to score a highly impressive first win. After winning her second judo gold medal in 2016, Harrison shifted to MMA and is currently training at Florida’s American Top Team (ATT) with a plan to eventually fight women’s MMA queen Cris Cyborg in the future. She showed little in the way of striking prowess, getting the clinch and immediately taking the fight to her obvious area of strength, so a bout with Cyborg is understandably a far way off.

For now, watch her submission win in her MMA debut:

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UFC Sponsors Pride March, Several Fighters Scheduled to Appear at NYC Event

In support of the LGBTQ community, the UFC has partnered with OutSports ahead of the massive Pride march scheduled for New York City this weekend. The event taking place during Pride month brings together more than 150 LGBTQ athletes from around the wo…

In support of the LGBTQ community, the UFC has partnered with OutSports ahead of the massive Pride march scheduled for New York City this weekend. The event taking place during Pride month brings together more than 150 LGBTQ athletes from around the world to participate in a sports summit as well as other activities including […]

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Report: Greg Hardy gets injured playing arena football

It looks like the UFC’s most recent heavyweight signing may not be able to compete in the Octagon for a while. After former NFL player Greg Hardy won his way into the UFC with a knockout victory on the Tuesday Night Contender Series, UFC p…

It looks like the UFC’s most recent heavyweight signing may not be able to compete in the Octagon for a while.

After former NFL player Greg Hardy won his way into the UFC with a knockout victory on the Tuesday Night Contender Series, UFC president Dana White stated that he wanted Hardy back in the cage as soon as possible.

Unfortunately for him, a reported injury he picked up while playing arena football might change those plans.

According to ESPN, Hardy suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of his game with the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League. He is going to have the knee examined in the next few days, which will clear up the nature and severity of the injury.

Hardy (1-0) defeated fellow former NFL player Austen Lane via knockout early in the first round of his pro debut. The UFC was criticized for giving Hardy, who has been convicted on domestic violence charges in the past, a chance to fight for the organization. He played in the NFL from 2010 to 2015.

Before his bout White defended Hardy, saying that “everyone deserves a second chance.” Hardy called White “an angel” for granting him the opportunity.

PFL 2: Firmino vs. Brooks Live Results

Get live results for tonight’s PFL 2 right here:

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Professional Fight League is holding their second event in Chicago on Thursday, and the preliminary portion of the card was action-packed with several former UFC and Bellator fighters picking up impressive victories.

On the main card, former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks will meet Luiz Firmino, UFC vet Ramsey Nijem will meet Brian Foster, and Olympic judo medalist Kayla Harrison will make her MMA debut against Brittney Elkin.

Former Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey looked outstanding in his light heavyweight tournament bout against former heavyweight Smealinho Rama, who Halsey stopped via TKO after a cut over Rama’s eye ended the fight at the end of the second round.

Elsewhere on the undercard, former UFC fighter Thiago Tavares lost in bizarre fashion to Robert Watley. Tavares suffered a kick to the groin early into the second round, but the referee deemed the kick accidental, and Watley was awarded the TKO win. Vinny Magalhaes scored a quick submission victory, as well.

PFL features a tournament-based format with a $1 million prize for the winner.

Here are the results:

Main Card:

Luiz Firmino vs. Will Brooks

Brian Foster vs. Ramsey Nijem

Kayla Harrison vs. Brittney Elkin

Efrain Escudero vs. Jason High

Ronny Markes vs. Sean O’Connell

Preliminary Card:

Vinny Magalhaes def. Jamie Abdallah, submission (rear-naked choke), 1:37 round one

Brandon Halsey def. Smealinho Rama, TKO, 0:01 round three

Rakim Cleveland def. Rashid Yusupov, TKO, 5:00 round two

Islam Mamedov def. Yuki Kawana via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Maxim Grishin def. Jason Butcher, TKO, 1:40 round one

Robert Watley def. Thiago Tavares, TKO, 0:35 round two

Natan Schulte def. Chris Wade via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

Dan Spohn def. Bazigit Atajev, TKO, 4:31 round three.

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Georges St. Pierre & Rose Namajunas Nominated For ESPY Awards

Who had the more impressive 2017?

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Two of the UFC’s biggest names have been nominated for an ESPY award.

According to ESPN.com where all of the nominees have been listed, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St. Pierre and current women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas have both been nominated for 2017 ‘Best Fighter’ of the year alongside Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko, two of the world’s best boxers.

St. Pierre, widely considered to be the very best welterweight to have ever competed in mixed martial arts, returned late last year following a four-year hiatus to submit Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Namajunas, on the other hand, picked up two huge victories in 2017, submitting Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City before shocking Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a first-round  TKO victory at UFC 217 to capture the 115-pound title.

Who do you think most deserves the award?

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