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Brendan Schaub & Frankie Edgar Talk How Conor McGregor ‘Changed The Game’: ‘He Did That & Starched Dudes’

Brendan Schaub and Frankie Edgar praised Conor McGregor for changing the game in a way unlike anyone else in history. Former UFC two-division champion McGregor was one of the first true global superstars from the mixed martial arts world to break into the mainstream. His insane performances and brash persona turned him into one of the most influential fighters of all time in MMA. After capturing the lightweight gold in Nov. 2016, McGregor has only competed four times, out of which he dropped three with a sole win coming over Donald Cerrone.
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Raul Rosas Jr. explains important, unexpected sacrifices ahead of debut at UFC 282

LAS VEGAS – Raul Rosas Jr. had to make some unexpected sacrifices ahead of his UFC debut, but he believes they were necessary in order to achieve his goals. The undefeated 18-year-old bantamweight will make his promotional debut at UFC 282 in the featured prelim against Jay Perrin. The event takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on ESPN+.
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Jan Blachowicz will be ready for Jiri Prochazka when healthy: ‘He don’t want to fight against me’

Jan Blachowicz is on the cusp of becoming a two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion. UFC 282 was shaken up just two weeks out from fight night this weekend (Sat., Dec. 10, 2022) when it was announced that champion, Jiri Prochazka, was forced out of the main event and vacating the title due to a bad shoulder injury. Therefore, the co-main event received a promotion, leading to Blachowicz once again fighting for a vacant title against Magomed Ankalaev.
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Liz Carmouche: Juliana Velasquez rematch at Bellator 289 'doesn't really make sense'

NORWICH, Conn. – Liz Carmouche would rather be fighting a new opponent for her first Bellator title defense, but is ready to turn away Juliana Velasquez for the second time. In the co-main event of Bellator 289, Carmouche (17-7 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will put her flyweight title on the line for the first time against former champ Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) in an immediate rematch. The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena, and airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Digital Trends

UFC 282 PPV deal: Lock in now and save $50 on the live stream

On Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship is once again on the line for the main event of the MMA league’s final numbered event of 2022. UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev is a pay-per-view, meaning that you’ll need to sign up for ESPN+ in order to stream it live in the U.S. The good news is that if you’re looking to watch the UFC 282 live stream online this weekend and are new to ESPN+, then you can score a one-time bundle discount that lets you save $50 bucks on your PPV ticket. Here’s what you need to know.
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MMA Fighting

2022 World MMA Awards to air on ESPN+, Chael Sonnen returns as host

This year’s World MMA Awards will stream on ESPN+ for the second straight year with a familiar host in place. Fighters Only revealed earlier this week that Chael Sonnen will host the 14th annual event, which takes place Thursday at at the SAHARA Las Vegas. Trophies will be awarded for Male and Female Fighter of the Year, Knockout and Submission of the Year, Fight of the Year, and media awards will be handed out as well.
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Author Roger Grimes's New Book 'Lessons From the Cage: Life Lessons From MMA' is a Meaningful Work That Offers Life Lessons for Readers Based on the Author's Experiences

CLEVELAND - December 8, 2022 - (Newswire.com) Roger Grimes, who has been a martial arts instructor for over twenty-seven years, has completed his new book "Lessons from the Cage: Life Lessons from MMA": an encouraging and empowering narrative that offers principles that can be lifechanging for readers if sincerely received and put into practice.
MMA Fighting

2022 World MMA Awards Results

MMA Fighting has 2022 World MMA Awards results from Thursday night’s ceremony at the SAHARA Las Vegas. Trophies will be awarded for Male and Female Fighter of the Year, Knockout and Submission of the Year, Fight of the Year, and media awards will be handed out as well. The...
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'Not motivated by fame or money': Darren Till badly wants to snap skid at UFC 282

LAS VEGAS – Darren Till appears to have the right type of driving force behind him going into Saturday’s UFC 282 showdown with Dricus Du Plessis. Till (18-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) will attempt to avoid the first three-fight losing skid of his career when he meets Du Plessis (17-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a key middleweight bout, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+. It’s a hugely important fight for the Brit, who has not been able to put the right pieces together to get his hand raised since November 2019.
Tri-City Herald

Bellator 289 weigh-in results (9 a.m. ET)

NORWICH, Conn. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Thursday’s official Bellator 289 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT). The weigh-ins take place at the Bellator host hotel in Norwich, Conn. The nearby Mohegan Sun Arena hosts Friday’s event, which has a main card on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
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Ariel Helwani Busts Out Receipts In Lengthy Clap-Back On Paddy Pimblett

Ariel Helwani has issued a thoroughgoing response to Dana White and Paddy Pimblett’s insults, and he did so bearing receipts. Ariel Helwani is without question the most recognized journalist in the MMA media. For over a decade, he has been a leading source in breaking news, long-form interviews, and yes, the occasional beef.
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Superstar Conor McGregor sends wholesome message to ‘youngest ever’ 18-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. ahead of historical fight at UFC 282

Conor McGregor might not be actively fighting but he sure doesn’t take his eyes off UFC events. The superstar is excited about Raul Rosas Jr. making his debut this weekend. UFC 282 is a special PPV event. The world will witness the fighter from Las Vegas, Raul Rosas Jr. make etch his name in the UFC’s history books by becoming the youngest-ever fighter to step into the octagon in a fight. Conor McGregor is no stranger to breaking records and the superstar has a special message for Rosas ahead of his fight this weekend.
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Bloody Elbow

The MMA Vivisection - UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev picks, odds, & analysis

UFC 282 has had its fair share of injuries to deal with. While dealing with the loss of the main event is definitely a major blow, however, most of the rest of the card isn’t any worse for the cancellations. We’ll still get a light heavyweight title fight at the top, between Jan Blachowicz & Magomed Ankalaev. Paired up with that we’ve got the return of Paddy Pimblett and a surefire thriller between Ilia Topuria and Bryce Mitchell.
TheOvertimer

Paddy The Baddy: Disrespect From MMA Fans “P*sses Me Off!”

UFC lightweight Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett wants to prove the doubters wrong this weekend. He’s one of the most popular fighters on the roster, but some critics have pointed out the lack of serious competition on his resume. Of his three UFC fights, two of his opponents have been released by the promotion. Pimblett, speaking at the pre-UFC 282 media day, promised a “breakout performance” this weekend.
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