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Juliana Miller explains Degeneration X crotch chop after beating Brogan Walker at UFC Vegas 59

Juliana Miller made quite the impression at UFC Vegas 59 last night (Sat., Aaug. 6, 2022), winning The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 30 women’s Flyweight tournament with a dominating victory over Brogan Walker in Las Vegas, Nevada. Walker had the clear experience advantage with a 7-2 record to Miller’s scant 2-1 experience. However, that didn’t stop Miller from controlling the fight on the feet and ground.
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Sam Alvey reveals he suffered a broken jaw from the first punch he ate at UFC Vegas 59: “I’m likely getting my mouth wired shut”

Sam Alvey has revealed that he suffered a broken jaw “from the damn first punch” Michal Oleksiejczuk hit him with at UFC Vegas 59. Alvey (33-18-1 MMA) had entered last night’s contest sporting an eight-fight winless skid, his most previous effort resulting in a submission loss to Brendan Allen back in February. ‘Smile’n Sam’ had last tasted victory June of 2018, when he earned a split-decision victory over Gian Villante.
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UFC Vegas 59 video: Cory McKenna becomes first woman in UFC history to earn Von Flue choke submission

Not only did Cory McKenna overcome an incredible reach advantage, she made UFC history in the process. The Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner took on Miranda Granger on the preliminary card of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 59 event at the APEX. After Granger — who had a 10-inch reach advantage — was likely saved by the horn during a tight arm triangle by McKenna in the opening round, the youngest female fighter on the roster got Granger back to the mat to start the second before becoming the first ever woman in UFC history to complete and get a tap due to a Von Flue choke.
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Juliana Miller explains inspiration behind ‘DX’ crotch chop celebration after winning The Ultimate Fighter 30

Juliana Miller picked up the biggest win of her young career Saturday and afterwards she was more than happy to break it down. Not only did Miller find a finish in the third round to defeat Brogan Walker and become The Ultimate Fighter 30 flyweight tournament champion, she put a personal stamp on it by directing a ‘crotch chop’ motion at Walker. The celebration evoked memories of the classic professional wrestling stable “Degeneration X,” which featured WWE legends like Shawn Michaels and Triple H throughout its various incarnations.
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Watch: MMA Fighter Absorbs Multiple Strikes After Being KO’d

MMA fighter Cristian Perez delivered a particularly brutal knockout in the third round of his recent fight with Samuel Alvarez at Combate Global. Both lightweights were swinging hard until Perez backed Alvarez towards the cage and landed a well-timed right straight that floored the American. With Alvarez looking like he could potentially get back up, Perez wasted no time jumping in to finish the bout.
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Fighters React To Jamahal Hill Finishing Thiago Santos

UFC light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill put the finishing touches on a historic night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Hill faced former title challenger Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 59. The event had a 100% finish rate, with Hill adding the exclamation point in his toughest test in the Octagon.
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Watch: MMA Fighter Contorts Opponent In Wild KO

Bantamweight MMA fighter Malcolm Wellmaker earned one of the most vicious one-punch knockouts you’ll ever see at iKON FC 4 on Friday. Wellmaker faced Langston Sykes at iKON FC 4 in Savannah, GA. The promotion is owned by UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal and is only a few months old.
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Nate Diaz’s Coach Points Out Khamzat Chimaev’s Weakness, Vouches For Nick Diaz Vs. Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie assessed Khamzat Chimaev ahead of UFC 279. Gracie opened up about what he thinks of Nick or Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor. The drama between the UFC and Nate Diaz is slowly coming to an end and both parties apparently decided to cap things off by slating the former Ultimate Fighter winner against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279.
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UFC San Diego: Vera vs. Cruz fight card

The UFC is on the road again, heading to San Diego, California for the first time since 2015. In the main event, former UFC bantamweight champion and San Diego native Dominick Cruz looks to continue his push for one more shot at the title against the surging Marlon Vera, a winner of three straight and looking in the best form of his career. In the co-main event, featherweight prospect David Onama takes on the very entertaining Nate Landwehr.
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Jamahal Hill wants a title shot after finishing Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 59: “I was able to do what Jon Jones wasn’t able to do”

UFC light heavyweight Jamahal Hill has explained why he believes his win over Thiago Santos last weekend was so impressive. In his latest outing at the UFC Apex, Jamahal Hill faced his biggest test yet as he went head to head with Thiago Santos. The former title challenger gave Hill everything he could handle and then some but in the end, it was ‘Sweet Dreams’ who secured his third straight KO/TKO finish as he took Santos out in the fourth round of their fascinating main event showdown.
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Morning Report: Cesar Gracie says Nick Diaz ‘had to pretty much take’ fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266

Nick Diaz’s return to the cage last year, did not come under the best of circumstances. Last September, Diaz returned to action after a six-year layoff to rematch Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. It didn’t go well for him. Diaz looked noticeably older and slower in the fight, and Lawler battered him en route to a third-round stoppage. Afterwards, Diaz said he had “a lot of stress” heading into the fight and “knew I had it coming,” and apparently there was a reason for that: he wasn’t in the best shape to fight, at least not according to his coach Cesar Gracie.
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UFC weight class power rankings: Big fights ready to shake up almost every division

Two of the more unheralded UFC weight classes had a chance to show out last month. In the main event of UFC 277 on July 30, Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes had their rematch for the UFC women's bantamweight title, following Peña's huge upset over Nunes at UFC 269 last December. Former champion Brandon Moreno took on Kai Kara-France in the co-main event with the interim UFC flyweight title on the line.
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Peña Flattered By Nunes’ UFC 277 Strategy, Lobbies For Trilogy

The punishment she absorbed in her rematch with Amanda Nunes has done nothing to dissuade Julianna Peña from seeking a third fight with the Brazilian champion. “The Venezuelan Vixen” was in attendance at last weekend’s UFC Vegas 59 to support the fighters she coached on Season 30 of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Nunes.
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Michael Chandler questions if Dustin Poirier still considers himself one of the best in world: “We all know what going after a fight against Nate Diaz means”

Michael Chandler has questioned whether or not Dustin Poirier still believes he’s one of the best fighters in the world. The introduction of Michael Chandler to the UFC family has certainly been entertaining. In addition to being in four incredibly fun fights with a 2-2 record, he’s also a real ‘company man’ who doesn’t shy away from any challenge that comes his way.
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