Nunes vs Cyborg more monumental for Amanda Nunes than Rousey fight

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Amanda Nunes beating Ronda Rousey was a monumental moment in Nunes’ career. There is absolutely no disputing that. However, her upcoming fight with Cris Cyborg trumps all other career-related goals. A champion vs champion fight against arguably the baddest woman on the planet will be the pinnacle of Nunes’ fight career.

She seems focused on the task at hand and genuinely happy as well. TMZ, of course, have to ask the most irrelevant question ever when talking about Cyborg’s connection with Halle Berry; But if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be TMZ.

The fight between Nunes and Cyborg is the most important fight in women’s MMA history. It goes down next weekend at UFC 232 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Apparently, Halle Berry will be there too.

Gus vs Jones. Nunes vs Cyborg. UFC 232 Presser. Watch right here.

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The UFC 232 presser comes to us live with five of the biggest names that the UFC has to offer. Dana White, Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, Cris Cyborg, and Amanda Nunes will all be in attendance to field questions regarding all things UFC 232. You can either watch the presser live at 2 PM / PT or after it has completed, right here on MikeSwick.com.

Jon Jones will be coming back from an extended layoff to take on his old foe and title contender, Alexander Gustafsson. The two previously fought to a unanimous decision win for Jones back on September 21, 2013. Many people contend that Gus won the fight and that he was robbed. The two will fight once again for the UFC light heavyweight championship.

Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes will be fighting in a women’s superfight. Cyborg is the 145 champion and Nunes is the 135 champion. Nunes will look to become the first-ever female champ/champ in the UFC.

The card takes place December 29, 2018, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Return of the Prodigy, BJ Penn to meet Ryan Hall at UFC 232

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BJ Penn is making his return to the Octagon in December BJ Penn is making the walk again. The Prodigy will be back at 155 pounds when he faces TUF 22 winner, and grappling ace Ryan Hall at UFC 232. BJ Penn has struggled against strikers late in his career, but he has little to … Read moreReturn of the Prodigy, BJ Penn to meet Ryan Hall at UFC 232

Holly Holm out until 2019 after successful knee surgery

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Holly Holm just went under the knife to repair a torn meniscus Holly Holm underwent successful knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus that will leave her on the shelf until 2019 according to a report from Ariel Helwani. Holm will be recovering and rehabbing the knee and expects to return in 2019.  She could come back … Read moreHolly Holm out until 2019 after successful knee surgery

Cris Cyborg set to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 232, holy smokes!

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We’ve got a female super-fight as Cris Cyborg will meet Amanda Nunes at 145 pounds! We’ve known these guys were headed towards a major clash, but just didn’t know when. Well, now we do. Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes will clash at UFC 232 on December 29th in Las Vegas. The fight was announced by … Read moreCris Cyborg set to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 232, holy smokes!

Amanda Nunes announces engagement to Nina Ansaroff via Twitter

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The happy couple showed off Nina’s ring as Amanda announced happily, “She said yes.” Congratulations are in order for UFC Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and fellow MMA fighter Nina Ansaroff. The two became engaged over the weekend. The longtime couple made the engagement announcement via Twitter, and we couldn’t be more happy for them. The two … Read moreAmanda Nunes announces engagement to Nina Ansaroff via Twitter

If these reported UFC 224 PPV numbers are correct, it is pretty bad.

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There is nothing confirmed about the PPV buys for UFC 224, which was headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington. However, TerezOwens.com has reported that the numbers are bad. If they are correct, it was REALLY bad. “Reports coming in that UFC 224 is going to be the lowest selling PPV for the ufc in … Read moreIf these reported UFC 224 PPV numbers are correct, it is pretty bad.

UFC 224: The Thrill and The Agony – Sneak Peek Video

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UFC 224 The Thrill and The Agony has a touching moment with Vitor Belfort.

The UFC does a fantastic job of producing high-quality behind the scenes videos from their events. UFC 224’s The Thrill and The Agony is another great example. They take you inside the cage, into the corners and backstage with the unprecedented footage. In order to see the entire video, you need to be a member of Fight Pass but we’ll bring you the sneak peek right here.

There’s a scene in this that is tremendously touching. Vitor Belfort walks to the back and greets some friends and his friend and Cezar Ferreira comes over and hugs him. Vitor asks him how he did and if Cezar won his fight. Cezar says he did and Vitor congratulates him. At that point, Cezar begins to cry.  It’s a really touching moment. It’s why these videos are so amazing.

The full-length version of the video is available via Fight Pass. It’s well worth checking out if you’re a member. Fight Pass is worth the price if nothing else than for their incredible library of fights from WEC, KOTC, Strikeforce, Pride and more.

You can revisit UFC 224 and see the winners and losers, right here.

UFC 224 Event Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

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Get your complete UFC 224 Event Results right here. UFC 224 is in the books. There were tremendous amounts of action tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we saw a ton of good fights. We’re happy to provide the UFC 224 Event Results, right here. In the main event, Amanda Nunes faced off with … Read moreUFC 224 Event Results: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 6: Faceoffs and Weight Cutting

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 6

The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 6 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, we see the fighters on the main card faceoff and pose for photos. We see the fighters doing everything they can to sweat off those last remaining pounds prior to weighing in. Mackenzie Dern misses weight by an incredible 7 pounds.

Amanda Nunes takes a walk down memory lane with a former coach and some pictures. Get ready, it’s almost time to step into the cage.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 6 of UFC 224 Embedded, Ultimate Media Day brings out the fighters’ inner fashionistas, as they don apparel ranging from nice dresses to short shorts to bathrobes. Opponents sound off and face off: Strawweights Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Cooper; former champions Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort; middleweights Jacare Souza and Kelvin Gastelum; and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Raquel Pennington.

Afterward, Nunes reunites with a former coach, who brings photos from her early career. Then all attention turns to the weight cut as Cooper, Souza and Pennington sweat out their final pounds.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 5: Interviews and photo shoots.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 5

The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 5 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the Brazilian fighters take center stage doing photo shoots and interviews with media ahead of the fight card. Mackenzie Dern gets in a workout at Big Nog’s gym and Kelvin Gastelum dazzles at his open workout.

Kevin Casey, Lyoto Machida’s training partner, and former UFC fighter blesses us with some freestyle rapping. They are traveling in a van, as he raps along to the beat on his phone. He’s pretty talented.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 5 of UFC 224 Embedded, the Brazilians on the card shine for the cameras, as Vitor Belfort, John Lineker, Lyoto Machida, Jacare Souza and Amanda Nunes do photos and interviews. Strawweight Mackenzie Dern trains at the gym of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. At official open workouts, middleweight Kelvin Gastelum impresses the crowd by speaking Portuguese, and the crowd impresses title challenger Raquel Pennington by not booing her.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 224 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 224 Weigh-in results: McKenzie Dern misses weight by 7 pounds

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This is not the first time Mackenzie Dern has missed weight…or even the second UFC 224 is set for tomorrow evening, so today the fighters were on the scale. One by one they entered a small room filled with officials and members of the press and weighed in. The event was by and largely uneventful, … Read moreUFC 224 Weigh-in results: McKenzie Dern misses weight by 7 pounds

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 4 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the fighters are ramping up their final training sessions and beginning their final weight cuts for the fights Saturday night. Lyoto Machida works out in Brazil, looking … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

Five can’t miss fights that you have to see this weekend

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The UFC and Bellator are offering some awesome fights this weekend This is going to be a big Saturday night for fans of MMA. Both the UFC and Bellator are putting on events with some great potential fights on them. I still wish that the two cards were running Friday & Saturday instead of both … Read moreFive can’t miss fights that you have to see this weekend

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 3 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this e[pisode we see what the fighters do with the very small amount of downtime they have during fight week. Amanda Nunes spends some time at the mall, while … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?