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For the second straight week, the “official” UFC rankings have seen a couple of key changes in the light heavyweight division, thanks to UFC 247 earlier this month and now UFC Rio Rancho, which took place last weekend on ESPN+. That’s where longtime 205-pound contender, Jan Blachowicz, put his name atop a very short list of division title challengers with a thrilling, first-round knockout win over fellow heavy-handed hopeful, Corey Anderson (see it again here)....

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Nathaniel Wood is no stranger to playing the hometown hero from his championship run with Cage Warriors, but ahead of his fight with John Dodson in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, “The Prospect” isn’t too uncomfortable on enemy soil. The Londoner arrived on location early to get used to the altitude. And even though Dodson is a New Mexico native, Wood has found it nothing but welcoming since his arrival. “The people over here have been...

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Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title by outlasting Dominick Reyes in a closely-contested championship showdown in the UFC 247 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took place last Sat. night (Feb. 8, 2020) inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. But not without a ton of controversy. In a much more dominant performance, Valentina Shevchenko smashed and trashed Katlyn Chookagian to retain her flyweight title. You can watch that fight (slowly) unfold, along with Jones-Reyes and...

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HOUSTON – Alexander Hernandez is ready to return, and he’s mapped out a plan that gets him to the top. Ever since getting back to the win column with a win over Francisco Trinaldo last July, Hernandez (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. But now at 100 percent, he’s looking for an active 2020. “I want three fights,” Hernandez told reporters, including MMA Junkie, on Thursday. “I mean, time is...

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What made Babe Ruth’s 1927 home run season so spectacular is that his then-record of 60 dingers was so far ahead of the rest of the field it was almost like he was playing a different game. Consider that Hack Wilson, who came in at No. 3 behind Lou Gehrig (47), only had 30. I guess by that standard we can consider Joe Rogan to be the “Bambino” of podcasting and 2019 was his 1927...