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UFC 208 Holly Holm Germaine de Randemie Anderson Silva Derek Brunson Jim Miller Dustin Poirier Ronaldo Souza Tim BoetschPreview of UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie

By Andrew Chapados     10/2/17     Previews

Spinningbackfist.ca and the MMA DnA podcast’s Andrew Chapados makes a guest appearance at MMA Files with a preview and predictions for the top fights at UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie.


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Preview of UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos

By Owen Phillips     10/4/16     Previews

‘Big’ Ben Rothwell (36-9) is back again to continue his charge to the title as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its maiden visit to Croatia and his opponent is former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (17-4)…


ufc fight night 85: Hunt vs MirPreview of UFC Fight Night 85: Mir vs Hunt

By Owen Phillips     19/3/16     Previews

The ‘Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt (11-10-1) is back to press his claims for a title shot against mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Frank Mir (18-10) who was on a bit of a roll before losing a close decision to Andrei Arlovski in his last fight. Brisbane, Australia is host to UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir…


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Preview of UFC 196: Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz

By Owen Phillips     3/3/16     Previews

Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor (19-2) is back again for another instalment of the cannot-miss real life drama series at UFC 196 in Las Vegas. Another late notice replacement Nate Diaz (18-10) steps up in the absence of lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos…


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Preview of UFC Fight Night 84: Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping

By Owen Phillips     26/2/16     Previews

Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping (27-7)  has wanted to get a fight against Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (33-6, 1NC) for a long time. He would have preferred it was when Silva was champion but he will take this opportunity like it is for a title…


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Preview of UFC Fight Night 83: Cerrone vs. Oliveira [UPDATED]

By Owen Phillips     15/2/16

Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira (13-3-1, 1NC) steps up to face Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (28-7, 1NC) on short notice as the main event after Tim Means was removed for a potential drug test failure. UFC Fight Night 83 on Monday (Australian time) is Cerrone’s debut at welterweight and Oliveira is similar to Cerrone in not just nickname but edge-of-your-seat fighting style.


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Preview of UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson

By Owen Phillips     2/2/16

The event that was supposed to be UFC 196 with a heavyweight championship on the line is now UFC Fight Night 82 headed by Johny ‘Bigg Rigg’ Hendricks vs. Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. These competitors were shunted to the top spot after there were no willing or fit heavyweights to fill in the gaps in the previously named UFC 196 pay-per-view.


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Preview of UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader

By Owen Phillips     25/1/16

Anthony Johnson has thunderous power. He has knocked out names such as Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. His only problem is with fighters who can take his power and push him to the later rounds. That does not leave many opponents who can get the best of Johnson. Ryan Bader will attempt to join Daniel Cormier, the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light-heavyweight champion, as one of those people.


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Welcome back Dominick Cruz – Preview of UFC Fight Night 81

By Owen Phillips     12/1/16

Dominick Cruz never lost a fight to lose his title as bantamweight champion. His persistent injuries forced the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to take the belt from him and move on with the division. Renan Barao filled in for a period of time and now T.J. Dillashaw has made the title his own. A salivating matchup is upon us now with Dillashaw meeting Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81 for the bantamweight championship this Monday (Australian time).


Happy New Year! – Preview of UFC 195

By Owen Phillips     28/12/15

It’s not the replay of the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks display, it’s a potential fight of the year candidate to start the year. ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler stands opposite Carlos ‘The Natural Born Killer’ Condit at UFC 195 to vie for the 170 pound (77.1kg) championship title on Sunday (Australian time). Lawler’s last defence of the title against Rory MacDonald was an absolute masterpiece – a back and forth battle, blood-soaked and pure brutality.


‘Cowboy’ finally gets his title shot – Preview of UFC on FOX 17

By Owen Phillips     17/12/15

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone meets lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos this Sunday (Australian time) at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event UFC on FOX 17. Known for not caring about title shots and only the love of the fight, ‘Cowboy’ has amassed a phenomenal eight-fight winning streak. The guarantee of a title fight had him sitting back and slowing his usual busy schedule to wait for the champion to be ready.


What a weekend of fights coming up! – Preview of UFC 194, UFC Fight Night 80, and TUF 22 Finale

By Owen Phillips     10/12/15

The three fight nights in consecutive days the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has coming up this weekend is like a visit to the enjoyable Las Vegas buffets – three helpings seems reasonable.  It finishes up with the long awaited Jose Aldo versus Conor McGregor featherweight title unification bout at UFC 194 on Sunday (Australian time).