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Mackenzie Dern moves up to flyweight, meets Mandy Polk in October at LFA 24

After failing to make weight in her first two professional MMA appearances, BJJ ace Mackenzie Dern (3-0 MMA) will move up to the 125-pound division to face Mandy Polk (3-3) at Legacy Fighting Alliance 24.

Mackenzie Dern will move from the 115-pound division to the 125-pound division for her first since March. The weight class change should come as no surprise, as Dern has struggled to make 115 several times in the past.  Continue reading “Mackenzie Dern moves up to flyweight, meets Mandy Polk in October at LFA 24”

Edmond Tarverdyan wants Ronda Rousey to return against ‘too slow’ Cyborg

Ronda Rousey’s infamous head coach Edmond Tarverdyan is not sure if Rousey will return to MMA. However, if she does, he knows exactly who he wants her to fight– And it’s none other than Cris Cyborg. 

Earlier today, Ariel Helwani welcomed Edmond Tarverdyan to the 400th episode of The MMA Hour. Continue reading “Edmond Tarverdyan wants Ronda Rousey to return against ‘too slow’ Cyborg”

Kristina Williams set to make Bellator debut vs Heather Hardy in October

Bellator has officially revealed “The Heat’s” next opponenet.

On October 20th at Mohegan Sun, Kristina Williams (1-0) will make her promotional debut against Heather Hardy (1-0 MMA) on the main card of Bellator 185.

This will be both fighter’s sophomore MMA appearance. Williams made her MMA debut a few months back, scoring a unanimous decision win. Boxing-great Hardy made her MMA debut in June for Bellator by TKOing a game Alice Yauger in the third round.

Hardy recently spoke to The New York Post about her upcoming fight. “I can’t wait for it,” she said. “I made huge improvements in my boxing after every fight and I’m seeing the same thing in MMA. I’m looking forward to getting back

Source: Kristina Haugsjaa, Double G Sports (article here)

Breaking down Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko II, check out the stats

Last night at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, “The Lioness” Amanda Nunes (15-4) successfully defended the bantamweight championship against number contender Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (14-3). After five hard rounds Nunes was declared the victor via split decision on the judges scorecards. The incredibly close fight immediately sparked controversy with fellow fighters and fans alike. Some thought “The Lioness” did enough to retain while others thought “Bullet” shot her way to victory. Take a look at the fight breakdown below and let us know who you scored the fight for! Continue reading “Breaking down Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko II, check out the stats”