DWCS 25 Highlights: Steve Garcia Stops Desmond Torres

Steve Garcia emerged victorious over Desmond Torres at DWCS 25. Garcia went one-on-one with Torres inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. It didn’t take long for Garcia to earned the win. He had Torres on wobbly legs early on and finished the …

Steve Garcia emerged victorious over Desmond Torres at DWCS 25. Garcia went one-on-one with Torres inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. It didn’t take long for Garcia to earned the win. He had Torres on wobbly legs early on and finished the fight on the ground via TKO. DWCS 25 is ongoing and MMA News […]

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Pic: Rousey Nearly Loses Finger During ‘Freak Accident’

Ronda Rousey recently took to social media to show off the finger she almost lost while filming “9-1-1,” a television show on FOX. According to the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion, a boat door fell …

Ronda Rousey recently took to social media to show off the finger she almost lost while filming “9-1-1,” a television show on FOX. According to the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion, a boat door fell on her hand in a “freak accident,” nearly chopping her finger clean off.

From her Instagram:

“So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox. Freak accident, first take of the day a boat door fell on my hand, I thought I just jammed my fingers so I finished the take before looking (I know sounds crazy, but I’m used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I’m supposed to) after a break in the action I told our director the situation and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital where they promptly reattached my bone and tendon with a plate and screws,” she said.

Eventually, Ronda returned to set the following day to finish her duties after having the plate inserted into her finger.

“I returned to filming the next day and finished my scenes before returning home to recover. Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days,” she added.

“There’s so much more than I can write here, stayed tuned via @rondarouseydotcom for the full story. And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didn’t just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox.”

And now we wait patiently for the rest of the story.

Ronda hasn’t competed inside the UFC Octagon since suffering her second straight knockout loss, with her most recent one happening at UFC 207 against Amanda Nunes back in 2016.

“Rowdy” then took her talents over to the WWE arena where she became the women’s champion rather quickly, and went on to become the first female to headline a WrestleMania event. After a successful — and somewhat short — career in pro wrestling, Rousey left WWE to focus on starting a family with her husband, former UFC Heavyweight, Travis Browne.

Not one to sit idle, though, Ronda is still going strong in her acting career, which apparently is just as — if not more — dangerous as fighting.

UFC rankings: Diaz in at welterweight, Cormier falls hard

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UFC 241 shook up the official rankings pretty good. UFC 241 had an amazing main card and was very high on the relevancy scale to boot. With one new champion, a new contender in the mix at middleweight, and…

MMA: UFC 241-Pettis vs Diaz

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UFC 241 shook up the official rankings pretty good.

UFC 241 had an amazing main card and was very high on the relevancy scale to boot. With one new champion, a new contender in the mix at middleweight, and the return of Nate Diaz, there were a lot of changes pretty much everywhere in the rankings, including at pound-for-pound. Daniel Cormier had been the highest-ranked fighter in the world P4P, but his decisive loss to Stipe Miocic changed all that.

Here’s a look at all the changes coming out of the big PPV.

P4P – DC fell a huge six spots to seven. Jon Jones is now back on top of the P4P rankings. This means that Khabib Nurmagomedov is now at two, and Henry Cejudo is up one to three. Miocic climbed a big seven spots to four upon getting his belt back. Max Holloway fell one to six. Dustin Poirier and Kamaru Usman fell one each to eight and nine. Robert Whittaker is down two to 11.

Heavyweight – Stipe’s the champ again. Cormier is the number one contender. Pretty simple.

Light Heavyweight – No changes.

Middleweight – Paulo Costa’s huge, exciting win over Yoel Romero vaulted him up six spots into the two position and likely earned him a title shot. Romero dropped one to three. Kelvin Gastelum, Jack Hermansson, Jacare Souza, and Chris Weidman all fell a spot each to four through seven respectively.

Welterweight – Nate enters the ranking at seven following his decisive win over Anthony Pettis. Santiago Ponzibibbio is up one to eight. Stephen Thompson drops two to nine. Pettis drops large, down five spots to 12. Robbie Lawler, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, and Vicente Luque fall one each to 13 through 15.

Lightweight – No changes.

Featherweight – Mirsac Bektic and Ryan Hall flip-flop the 14 and 15 spots.

Bantamweight – Sandhagen is up six spots to three after defeating perennial contender Raphael Assuncao. Assuncao drops two spots to five. Pedro Munhoz, Dominick Cruz, Cody Garbrandt, and Jimmie Rivera all all down one each to six through nine.

Flyweight – Ryan Benoit falls from a tie for 11 to take over the 12 spot on his own.

Women’s Bantamweight – Sijara Eubanks is down one spot to 14.

Women’s Flyweight – No changes.

Women’s Strawweight – No changes.

DWCS 25 Live Results Tonight (Aug. 20)

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series rolls along tonight (Aug. 20). The UFC Apex in Las Vegas plays host to the 25th edition of DWCS. Headlining the card will be welterweight action as Leon Shabazyan meets Phil Rowe. Taking the co-main eve…

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series rolls along tonight (Aug. 20). The UFC Apex in Las Vegas plays host to the 25th edition of DWCS. Headlining the card will be welterweight action as Leon Shabazyan meets Phil Rowe. Taking the co-main event spot are light heavyweights Marcos Brigagao and Jamal Pogues. Steve Garcia and Desmond […]

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UFC 241 fight night weights: 13 of 24 fighters exceeded 10% threshold

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See how much fighters weighed on the night of UFC 241 in California. One of the benefits of the UFC holding an event in California is the fact that California’s commission releases the fight night weights …

MMA: UFC 241-Romero vs Costa

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See how much fighters weighed on the night of UFC 241 in California.

One of the benefits of the UFC holding an event in California is the fact that California’s commission releases the fight night weights for all fighters competing on the card. This is a practice the CSAC started last year and gives us a glimpse into how much athletes are cutting weight, and how much weight they’re gaining back from weigh-in day to fight day.

For UFC 241, the eye-catching statistic is that out of 24 fighters, a whopping 13 of them gained more than 10% of their body weight back from Friday to Saturday. Under the CSAC’s comprehensive weight cutting guidelines, the commission has the authority to recommend (or suspend the license of) fighters move up a division when they exceed the 10% limit.

The worst offender was Manny Bermudez, whom even with a 140 lbs catchweight, still gained an astounding 17.7% of his body weight back for what was originally slated to be a bantamweight scrap with Casey Kenney. Anyone weighing 165 lbs and regularly fighting at 135 lbs should probably move up a division.

Just for an interesting comparison, the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card that was scheduled for the same evening as UFC 241 only had three of 18 boxers exceed the 10% threshold.

The CSAC has been mulling a new rule that would cancel bouts on fight day if a fighter is at least 15% above the contracted weight limit. If that rule hypothetically existed for UFC 241, Sodiq Yusuff vs. Gabriel Benitez, Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson, and Kenney vs. Bermudez would’ve all been nixed.

By the way, Daniel Cormier’s 11.5 lbs ballooning from 236.5 to 247 lbs comes with an asterisk, as he was fully clothed with items in his pockets when he was on the scale.

Here’s the full set of UFC 241 fight night weights (compiled via MMA Fighting):

Main Card

Stipe Miocic (230.5 pounds to 233 pounds = 1.1%) def. Daniel Cormier (236.5 pounds to 247 pounds = 4.4%)

Nate Diaz (170 to 180 = 5.9%) def. Anthony Pettis (169.5 to 177.2 = 4.5%)

Paulo Costa (186 to 213.8 = 14.9%) def. Yoel Romero (184.5 to 207.2 = 12.3%)

Sodiq Yusuff (145 to 169.2 = 16.7%) def. Gabriel Benitez (146 to 164.6 = 12.7%)

Derek Brunson (186 to 204.8 = 10.1%) def. Ian Heinisch (185.5 to 203.5 = 9.7%)

Preliminary Card

Khama Worthy (155.5 to 167.6 = 7.8%) def. Devonte Smith (156 to 163.8 = 5%)

Cory Sandhagen (136 to 149.2 = 9.7%) def. Raphael Assuncao (136 to 153.2 = 12.6%)

Drakkar Klose (155.5 to 175.2 = 12.7%) def. Christos Giagos (155 to 176.2 = 13.7%)

Casey Kenney (139 to 145 = 4.3%) def. Manny Bermudez (140 to 164.8 = 17.7%)

Hannah Cifers (114.5 to 125.6 = 9.7%) def. Jodie Esquibel (116 to 127.8 = 10.2%)

Kyung Ho Kang (136 to 156.4 = 15%) def. Brandon Davis (136 to 156 = 14.7%)

Sabina Mazo (126 to 145.6 = 15.6%) def. Shana Dobson (124.5 to 136 = 9.2%)

Jorge Masvidal Claims He’s In Negotiations To Fight Nate Diaz

Jorge Masvidal says he’s already in negotiations to fight Nate Diaz. The mixed martial arts world is buzzing over a potential bout between Masvidal and Diaz. This past Saturday night (Aug. 17), Diaz returned to action to meet Anthony Pettis. The …

Jorge Masvidal says he’s already in negotiations to fight Nate Diaz. The mixed martial arts world is buzzing over a potential bout between Masvidal and Diaz. This past Saturday night (Aug. 17), Diaz returned to action to meet Anthony Pettis. The Stockton native returned in style, defeating “Showtime” via unanimous decision. Diaz called out Masvidal […]

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