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NEWS | Cris Cyborg open to lightweight fight with PFL star Kayla Harrison

January 21, 2019

" Last night, new UFC featherweight champ Amanda Nunes stated — apparently jokingly — that she is done with the featherweight division. Nunes followed this announcement by suggesting that Cris Cyborg, the woman she knocked out to win the U...

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NEWS | By The Numbers: Lance Palmer

January 21, 2019

" Lance Palmer prefers to wrestle and strangle opponents into submission. The former World Series of Fighting champion has always relied heavily on his base skills, and his recent run in the 2018 Professional Fighters League playoffs was n...

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NEWS | By The Numbers: Louis Taylor

January 21, 2019

" Louis Taylor once tried and failed to qualify for “The Ultimate Fighter,” and if not for an injury, he would have competed inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship cage in 2015. Taylor stepped in as a short-notice replacement for Costas...

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NEWS | By The Numbers: Sean O'Connell

January 21, 2019

" Many fans likely remember Sean O'Connell from his hilarious weigh-in antics in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However, those who have followed his career more closely know he has a well-established reputation as a true scrapper. Bef...

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NEWS | How Sean O'Connell formulated a plan to become an MMA millionaire – and why he walked away the instant he'd succeeded

January 21, 2019

" By just about any standard, Sean O’Connell had a good life.The year was 2017 and he was just starting to get used to the idea that his MMA career was over. He had a job he enjoyed, talking sports on the radio in his home stat...

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NEWS | Who will be the next group of fighters to sign with the PFL for 2019 and beyond?

January 11, 2019

" After a successful first season, the Professional Fighters League is ready for round two. Some of the best fighters in the world will be looking to once again try and win gold and $1 million. We know some stars that will be back, includi...

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NEWS | Bloody Elbow 2018 Year-End MMA Awards - Magomed Magomedkerimov nominated for Best Fighter

January 9, 2019

" It’s back!Over the next few days, Bloody Elbow is going to ask for your opinion on some of the best things that have happened in the MMA world over the course of 2018. There will be a total of eight different categories you’l...

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NEWS | The bottom line: MMA New Year's Resolutions

January 8, 2019

" This promises to be an important year for most major MMA organizations, with each facing unique challenges in a shifting landscape. There have been significant movements of talent, with more likely on the horizon. The business plans for...

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NEWS | Cooper, Lins, O'Connell make Sherdog.com's 2018 All-Violence Team

January 8, 2019

" 2018 All-Violence Second TeamHeavyweight: Philipe LinsLight Heavyweight: Aung La N SangMiddleweight: Israel AdesanyaWelterweight: Ray Cooper IIILightw...

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NEWS | Mixed Martial Arts: Columbia Station's Lance Palmer earned a huge payday and the PFL title with his New Year's Eve win

January 8, 2019

" Lance Palmer didn’t need to join the hordes of people who sat down recently and filled out a list of resolutions.The MMA fighter will be just fine if 2019 goes as smoothly as the previous year.“The last year in ge...

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NEWS | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show | Interview with 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight Champion Sean O'Connell

January 8, 2019

" Join Ariel Helwani live for Episode 29 of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. Guests today include: Colby Covington, Joanne Calderwood, Corey Anderson, Cat Zingano, Cain Velasquez, Rachael Ostovich, Sean O'Connell and Alex Hernandez.

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NEWS | How the PFL is changing the way we watch MMA in 2019

January 8, 2019

" For many, the end of the year means lots of turn-ups, food and regretful texts. But if you’re a fight fan like me, you know that every late December the MMA gods bless us with some of the year’s sickest fight cards.So when th...

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NEWS | MMA Fighting’s 2018 Upsets of the Year: Number 3: Ray Cooper def Jake Shields on July 5 at PFL 3

January 7, 2019

" When the PFL signed Ray Cooper III as part of its inaugural welterweight tournament field, the acquisition hardly made a blip. At the time, Cooper had fought to some renown, having defeated the colorful journeyman Charles “Felony” Bennet...

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NEWS | Natan Schulte confident against the best lightweights after PFL Championship win

January 6, 2019

" Natan Schulte was an unknown name on the PFL lightweight roster a year ago, but went on to win the million dollar prize in the end of the first season.“Russo” capped off his almost-perfect year in the PFL cage with a decision...

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NEWS | Fight Facts: PFL 2018 Year in Review

January 6, 2019

" Total number of PFL Fights in 2018: 122Total number of PFL Events in 2018: 11With 11 events taking place in the Professional Fighters League 2018 tournament, PFL had a historic year, visiting six different states from J...

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NEWS | PFL’s Kayla Harrison still hoping to fight Cris Cyborg

January 6, 2019

" Rising PFL star Kayla Harrison is often compared to fellow Olympic judoka Ronda Rousey. Yet she says one of the main differences between her and Rousey is that she actually wants to fight Cris Cyborg.“That’s always been the d...

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NEWS | MMA Junkie's 2018 'Knockout of the Year': Alex Nicholson violent knee receives honorable mention

January 6, 2019

" Alex Nicholson def. Jake Heun at PFL 1Alex Nicholson (13-7) made a massive statement in his PFL heavyweight season debut after thrashing Jake Heun (11-8) with a violent knee in the second round of their matchup.Af...

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NEWS | MMA Junkie Radio interview with Ray Sefo to discuss PFL 2018 Championship

January 6, 2019

" MMAjunkie Radio kicks off with guests Ray Sefo, Brad Tavares and Alexander Hernandez.Sefo and UFC middleweight Tavares co-host the show in-studio, with the PFL exec discussing the conclusion of his promotion’s first season, w...

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NEWS | PFL Rings-In New Year With A Record Setting 2018 Championship At Madison Square Garden In NYC To Cap Breakthrough Inaugural Season

January 4, 2019

" 5 MILLION MMA FANS ACROSS THE GLOBE WATCH 6 NEW PFL CHAMPIONS CROWNEDTOTAL PFL PLAYOFF PRIZE POOL $10 MILLION WITH EACH OF SIX CHAMPIONS EARNING $1M The Professional Fighters League (PFL) capped its breakth...

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NEWS | Sean O'Connell's formal retirement announcement after $1 million PFL win

January 3, 2019

" Sean O'Connell said Monday night in the cage that he was ready to call it quits in the fight game, and Tuesday he made it official.O’Connell posted a statement to his Twitter account formally announcing his retirement from MM...

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