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Ronda Rousey Will Fight Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5th

Ronda Rousey’s next title defense will take place on July 5th at UFC 175 in Las Vegas. Rousey will not fight Gina Carano despite the fact that it would make for more page and pay per views.

Instead, Rousey will fight Alexis Davis.

Davis is 3-0 in the UFC, has won her last 5 fights and is 16-5 overall. Rousey – Davis will co-headline at UFC 175 with Chris Wiedman – Lyoto Machida. Weidman and Rousey also co-headlined UFC 168. Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are also expected to fight on the 4th of July weekend card which is traditionally one of the UFC’s three biggest shows of the year.

Rousey is undefeated at 9-0 and holds a 3-0 record in the UFC. She has defended her belt in all three UFC bouts, tapping out Liz Carmouche and Miesha Tate with her patented armbar, while putting away Sara McMann in her most recent scrap with strikes.

The armbar queen is also the former Strikeforce champion, where she beat Tate for the title and defended it once against Sarah Kaufman before migrating over to her current home.

 

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Roy Nelson Knocked Out “Big Nog” Cold at UFC Fight Night 39 [Video]

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Roy Nelson and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira headlined UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dahbi on Friday afternoon. Unless you had UFC Fight Pass, you probably didn’t see Nelson landed one of his famous right hands square in the face of Big Nog, knocking him out cold. It was a walk-off KO for Nelson who had lost his last two fights. For Big Nog, it  should be the final fight of his career. Nog turns 38 in June and has dropped two straight, 3 of 4, 4 of 6 and 5 of 8 with 3 of those losses coming by knockout.

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Team Fighting Championship Is 5-on-5 MMA Insanity You Have to See [Video]

For MMA fans, theirs nothing like a good fight in the octagon, but what if there was five-on-five in a all-out royal rumble. Thats would be heaven, right?

Middle Easy’s Zeus spotted this video, thanks to a tip from Twitter user Phuket Top Team, featuring a cavalcade of awesome.

The YouTube description from Team Fighting Championship has a bit more detail on the advent of team-building exercises that now feature fists to faces:

This is a 4 minutes video of the Fight 1 of the TFC Event 1 LPH (Poznan, Poland) vs Wisemen (Gothenburg, Sweden). The 15 minutes video is already available on our site www.teamsfight.com for registered users.

They go on to say that they will continue to upload more clips to YouTube in the coming weeks, so get ready for more melee action.

As you see in the video, the fight begins with a clash of kicks and punches and devolves into fighters trying to stave off attacks from their backs. However, we never quite get to see any grappling, because as one fighter submits, it opens up the ability for the other team to double-, triple- and quadruple-team an opponent.

[Thanks to BleacherReport for the find]

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MMA Fans Brawled in the Stands at UFC 171 [Video]

UFC 171 took place this weekend with Johny Hendricks beating Robbie Lawler for the vacant Middleweight Title. In the co-main event, Carlos Condit blew out his damn knee against Tyron Woodley. During Condit’s walk to the cage, a fight broke out in the stands. Luckily, this young man was already recording and caught the two bros duking it out.

Watch at the 2:25 mark as the guy in the red shirt and backwards hat drops a guy to start the brawl.

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Johny Hendricks Beats Robbie Lawler for UFC Welterweight Title in Unanimous Decision

For almost six long years, Georges St-Pierre held the welterweight belt. For five of those years, his hold on it was utterly unbreakable.

Until Johny Hendricks showed us all who the new champion was going to be.

Hendricks (16-2) claimed the vacant UFC welterweight title on Saturday, defeating Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision at UFC 171 at American Airlines Center.

Judges Aladin Martinez, Mike Gonzales and Doug Crosby all scored the bout for Hendricks, 48-47. Martinez and Gonzales awarded the third and fourth rounds to Lawler (22-10). Crosby scored the second round 10-8 and the fifth 10-10.

The two fighters fought on equal ground, until the final round — similar to the last time Hendricks fought for a UFC title. In November, Hendricks came up short in a title bid against Georges St-Pierre when he lost a pivotal fifth round at UFC 167 in Las Vegas.

“I had to come back in the fifth round,” Hendrick said. “I knew that I lost that round last time. If I had went out there [at UFC 167] and fought like I did today, maybe the belt would have been mine before this.”

Hendricks becomes the seventh welterweight champion in UFC history. He also is the first man to hold the official title other than St-Pierre since 2006. St-Pierre vacated the belt due to personal reasons in December.

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“You Got Knocked the F*ck Out!”: MMA Fighter Ends Fight in 5 Seconds with Powerful Knockout [Video]

At Mayhem in Mesquite IV, A.J. Leone lasted a mere five seconds before getting knocked out by a powerful right hook from his opponent Corey Conway.

Conway spent more time taking victory laps than he did fighting. Not bad for an 18-year-old in his first professional bout. 

[via Tuff-N-Uff]

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