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BTC 12 Results

On Saturday night, live from Burlington, Ontario BTC returned for their twelfth event. We have full BTC 12 results for you below. This event marks the first time the promotion held an event in Ontario since June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-fight card was headlined by a...
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Francis Ngannou has “serious concerns” with his UFC contract, says Randy Couture

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has “serious concerns” with his UFC contract, says legendary MMA fighter, Randy Couture. Ngannou knocked out former champ Stipe Miocic in the pair’s rematch at UFC 260 back in March to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. The original plan was for Ngannou to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but Jones and the UFC were not able to come to terms on a new deal and the fight fell apart. Ngannou was then booked to fight Derrick Lewis in a rematch at UFC 265, but that fight also fell apart when Ngannou and the UFC couldn’t reach an agreement on him fighting for that date in August. Instead, the UFC brought in Ciryl Gane to fight Lewis, and he TKOed him to win the interim belt.
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UFC Fight Night 192 Prelims: Tafon Nchukwi Rebounds, Steamrolls Mike Rodriguez in Las Vegas

The outcome was never in doubt, not even for a second. Team Lloyd Irvin prospect Tafon Nchukwi rebounded from his first professional defeat and made a triumphant return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division, as he was awarded a one-sided unanimous decision over Mike Rodriguez in the featured UFC Fight Night 192 prelim on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Nchukwi (6-1, 2-1 UFC) swept the scorecards with matching 30-27 marks across the board.
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UFC Fight Night Prop Picks and Best Bets: Expert Is Zeroed In On 2 Picks and +825 Prop Bet

UFC Fight Night Prop Picks and Best Bets: Expert Is Zeroed In On 2 Picks and +825 Prop Bet. With the UFC in full swing throughout 2021, we here at OddsCheckerUS will be looking to have you covered when it comes to betting on MMA. As a longtime martial arts analyst and gambler, I'll be providing you with everything from technical analysis to my favorite lines in the form of parlays, props, and more for upcoming fight cards.

Dana White reacts after Joseph Benavidez retires from the UFC

UFC president Dana White reacted after former flyweight title contender Joseph Benavidez announced that he has retired from the UFC. Benavidez announced on Wednesday that he is stepping away from MMA. Now 37 years old, Benavidez lost his last three fights against Askar Askarov and Deiveson Figueiredo twice, and after taking so much damage in those fights, he decided that it’s time to walk away. As such, the Xtreme Couture-based product revealed that he is done with fighting.

Gustavo Lopez on Heili Alateng fight and meeting Shaq

Gustavo Lopez takes on Heili Alateng in the preliminary portion of UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann. The bantamweight bout goes down on September 18th and emanates from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. I spoke with Lopez ahead of this bout and the excerpts from our conversation are...

4 Bears Casino Presents: Beatdown 22

Professional and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts returns to the 4 Bears Casino Events Center – Saturday Sept 18th at 7 pm. Up to 10 Professional MMA bouts will take place with fighters from North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, and two prestigious gyms in the United States. Two of the best gyms that supply many fighters to the UFC are Jackson Wink in Albuquerque, NM and Xtreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas NV and 4 Bears Casino is proud to showcase some of their fighters on Sept 18th. (see attached fight lineup- subject to change) Also in attendance will be 6X UFC champion and hall of famer Randy Couture to sign autographs and take pictures during two intermissions. Tickets on sale at 4 and VIP tables for 8 people can be purchased by calling 701-627-7575. Xtreme Couture GI Foundation is the official non-profit organization for Beatdown 22 supporting Veterans.

Ranking the Top 10 MMA Training Camps in the World

Contrary to popular belief, MMA is not an individual sport. In fact, whole teams of fighters, coaches, and sparring partners work together to achieve top conditioning for any fight. As such, a fighter’s MMA Training Camps deserve the utmost importance and credit for his or her success inside the Octagon.

UFC fighter’s search for affordable health insurance puts spotlight again on the fighter pay issue

A call to action Instagram post from UFC fighter Jessica-Rose Clark once again has put a spotlight on the problems of fighter pay in the UFC and mixed martial arts as a whole. In a Thursday post to her Instagram stories, the 33-year-old Octagon veteran reached out to her near 300,000 followers on the social media platform asking for some advice. The flyweight, who has made five appearances in the UFC, asked for suggestions to find affordable health insurance. Since the 16-fight MMA veteran currently competes and trains without individual coverage.

Checking In With Julian Erosa

Labor Day, 2021. Julian Erosa is two days removed from a grueling third-round submission win over Charles Jourdain in a fight he took on less than two weeks’ notice, but he was still back in the gym for 9am practice with the Xtreme Couture squad. “It's a holiday today, but...
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Julian Erosa: If Paddy Pimblett decides to drop back to 145, ‘I’ll be waiting for him’

Julian Erosa would love to run it back with UFC upstart Paddy Pimblett, but would prefer it at his weight class. Erosa earned a third-round submission win over Charles Jourdain in an entertaining matchup this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 36. Pimblett, who was making his octagon debut, also earned a finish on the card with an opening round TKO win over Luigi Vendrimini, although he faced a bit of adversity early on.

Contender Series: Season 5, Ep. 2 Preview and Predictions

Dana White’s Contender Series is back for its fifth season. The show, which continues on its home on ESPN+, aims to give top prospects a chance to impress the UFC brass in an attempt to earn a contract with the company. The show’s second episode of the new season takes place on Sept. 7 and streams live at 8 p.m. ET.

Ngannou's coach still hoping Jones fight comes to fruition

Ciryl Gane is likely up next for Francis Ngannou, but the UFC heavyweight champion's head coach remains hopeful that a blockbuster matchup against Jon Jones will materialize. "That's the fight to make," Eric Nicksick told Ariel Helwani on "The MMA Hour" on Wednesday. "And I would hate to miss out on that opportunity between Francis and Jon."

Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane UFC heavyweight title fight targeted for January

The upcoming Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane UFC heavyweight title fight is being targeted for January, according to Ngannou’s coach. Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic back at UFC 260 in March to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. “The Predator” was expected to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in his first title defense, but when Jones and the UFC got into a much-publicized contract dispute with Jones, the matchmakers changed gears to a Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis title fight at UFC 265 in August. However, that date did not work for Ngannou, and the UFC instead decided to give Gane the fight against Lewis with the interim heavyweight belt on the line, which Gane ended up winning via third-round TKO.
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MMA fighter Kyle Reyes dies at 30

MMA fighter Kyle Reyes died Monday. He was 30. Reyes, nicknamed "Boom," started fighting professionally in 2009. He put up a 15-7 record. Reyes was part of Xtreme Couture, a training organization co-founded by Randy Couture. Reyes' most recent fight — a loss to Bibert Tumenov — occurred last February.

MMA Veteran Kyle Reyes Pronounced Dead, MMA Community Mourns

Another MMA fighter has been taken from this world. Kyle Reyes was only 30 years old before he lost his life inside a Las Vegas hospital room. At the time, he was undergoing surgery on his torn left bicep. The operation wasn’t successful. Over the course of the next 24...