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Paul Felder UFC Phoenix open workout highlights

Paul Felder UFC Phoenix open workout highlights

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Paul Felder put on a show for the fans and media gathered Thursday ahead of his co-main event fight with James Vick on Sunday.
Cain Velasquez UFC Phoenix open workout highlights

Cain Velasquez UFC Phoenix open workout highlights

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Cain Velasquez put on a show for the fans and media gathered ahead of his big heavyweight fight against Francis Ngannou in the main event of Sunday’s card.
Francis Ngannou UFC Phoenix open workout highlights

Francis Ngannou UFC Phoenix open workout highlights

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Francis Ngannou put on a show for the fans and media gathered ahead of his big heavyweight fight against Cain Velasquez in the main event Sunday.
UFC Phoenix open workout photos

UFC Phoenix open workout photos

UFC Phoenix open workout photos are from Thursday’s UFC event.
Cain Velasquez believes going for an early takedown on Francis Ngannou is ‘probably not gonna work’

Cain Velasquez believes going for an early takedown on Francis Ngannou is ‘probably not gonna work’

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Cain Velasquez discusses why he wanted to return on this card, fighting Francis Ngannou, the challenges Ngannou presents, visiting Senegal and more.
James Vick says a lot of UFC fighters are ‘optimistic’ about possibility of 165-pound division

James Vick says a lot of UFC fighters are ‘optimistic’ about possibility of 165-pound division

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, James Vick discusses his loss to Justin Gaethje, what a fight with Paul Felder does for him, whether he’d consider fighting at welterweight, the possibility of
Paul Felder says win over James Vick will allow him to start calling out lightweight ‘cry babies’

Paul Felder says win over James Vick will allow him to start calling out lightweight ‘cry babies’

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Paul Felder discusses how family drives him, his lengthy layoff, his broadcast work, his fight with James Vick, the lightweight division, the extreme cold in
Francis Ngannou responds to critics who question his fighter’s mentality

Francis Ngannou responds to critics who question his fighter’s mentality

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, Francis Ngannou discusses what he’s learned since his title shot against Stipe Miocic last year, his knockout win over Curtis Blaydes, fighting Cain Velasquez,
Sergei Kharitonov believes Fedor Emelianenko has two or three years left of fighting in him

Sergei Kharitonov believes Fedor Emelianenko has two or three years left of fighting in him

NEW YORK — At Bellator 215 media day, Sergei Kharitonov discusses getting into a car crash on Instagram Live, fighting Matt Mitrione, wanting big fights more than a title, whether he thinks Fedor
Invicta FC 34 weigh-in results: Helena Kolesnyk misses weight by 10 pounds, bout canceled

Invicta FC 34 weigh-in results: Helena Kolesnyk misses weight by 10 pounds, bout canceled

Invicta FC 34 is down a bout after one of its competitors badly missed weight. Featherweight Helena Kolesnyk tipped the scales at 156.3 pounds at the official weigh-ins on Thursday, 10 pounds over the
Aljamain Sterling: Jimmie Rivera clash means ‘a lot more than just winning a UFC fight’

Aljamain Sterling: Jimmie Rivera clash means ‘a lot more than just winning a UFC fight’

The war of words between Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera has been building for years. In fact, Sterling dates their rivalry back to their time competing for New Jersey-based fight promotion Cage
Roy Nelson says Mirko Cro Cop has ‘doctors’ that make him ‘better and stronger’

Roy Nelson says Mirko Cro Cop has ‘doctors’ that make him ‘better and stronger’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 216 media day, Roy Nelson discusses his rematch with Mirko Cro Cop, Cro Cop’s “doctors,” Ryan Bader winning the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix and more.
Bellator 215 weigh-in video, results

Bellator 215 weigh-in video, results

At the Bellator 215 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Friday night’s fights will step on the scales Thursday. In the main event, Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov hit the heavyweight limit
Israel Adesanya says fighting Anderson Silva was ‘very cool,’ ‘still kind of surreal’

Israel Adesanya says fighting Anderson Silva was ‘very cool,’ ‘still kind of surreal’

Now that the fight’s over, Israel Adesanya isn’t afraid to admit that his UFC 234 matchup with the legendary Anderson Silva brought out the fan in him. If you thought it was cool to see the greatest
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko targeted for UFC Russia

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko targeted for UFC Russia

An important women’s flyweight bout is heading to Russia. Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko is slated for UFC Saint Petersburg on April 20, sources confirmed Thursday with MMA Fighting. My MMA
Matt Mitrione responds to King Mo’s callout: ‘Who’s that?’

Matt Mitrione responds to King Mo’s callout: ‘Who’s that?’

NEW YORK — Matt Mitrione discusses where he had camp for Bellator 215, facing Sergei Kharitonov, his thoughts on King Mo’s recent comments, and more during Bellator media day Wednesday.
Gilbert Burns vs. Gleison Tibau combat grappling superfight set for Titan FC 53

Gilbert Burns vs. Gleison Tibau combat grappling superfight set for Titan FC 53

Titan FC is jumping into the world of combat grappling with a marquee matchup. On Thursday, MMA Fighting was told that UFC veterans Gilbert Burns and Gleison Tibau will meet in a combat grappling
Michael Chandler vs. Patricio ‘Pitbull’ lightweight title fight slated for Bellator 221

Michael Chandler vs. Patricio ‘Pitbull’ lightweight title fight slated for Bellator 221

It’ll be a battle between perhaps the two most significant fighters in Bellator history. Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire is slated for Bellator 221 on May 11 in Rosemont, Ill., sources confirmed
Mirko Cro Cop talks Bellator future, Fedor’s GP effort and pet squirrel

Mirko Cro Cop talks Bellator future, Fedor’s GP effort and pet squirrel

NEW YORK — Mirko Cro Cop discusses returning from his knee injury, fighting Roy Nelson at Bellator 216, Fedor Emelianenko’s performance in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, his pets, and more
Marlon Moraes believes his recent body of work speaks for itself in title bid

Marlon Moraes believes his recent body of work speaks for itself in title bid

If anybody was happy to see current flyweight champion Henry Cejudo chumming it up with Joseph Benavidez out in Australia, it was Marlon Moraes — the bantamweight limbo contender who finds himself in