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MMAWeekly 2014 Female Fighter of the Year: ...

Jan 05, 2015Comments off1071 Views

Women’s mixed martial arts continued to make its mark on MMA’s biggest stage in 2014, but a few women's performances stood above the rest.

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TUF 20 Finale Fighter Salaries: Charles Oli...

Dec 15, 2014Comments off1854 Views

New UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza and co-main eventer Charles Oliveira topped the list of the TUF 20 Finale fighter salaries released to


Joanna Jędrzejczyk Earns Strawweight Title...

Dec 14, 2014Comments off1495 Views

Less than 24 hours after crowning Carla Esparza the first UFC women's strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk earned a shot at the newly crowned champ.

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Carla Esparaza: ‘I Had a Lot of Expec...

Dec 13, 2014Comments off1364 Views

Despite being the outgoing Invicta FC champion when she arrived at the UFC, Carla Esparza was happy to fight through a tournament and prove herself.

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TUF 20 Finale Fighter Bonuses: Carla Esparz...

Dec 13, 2014Comments off979 Views

Carla Esparza not only became the first UFC women’s strawweight champion on Friday night, she also led the charge on the post-fight fighter bonuses.

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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Post-Fight P...

Dec 13, 2014Comments off76 Views

The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned post-fight press conference took place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas following Friday's event.


TUF 20 Finale Results: Carla Esparza Makes ...

Dec 13, 2014Comments off2013 Views

Carla Esparza solidified her place in UFC history on Saturday by submitting Rose Namajunas to become the first UFC women's strawweight champion.


The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Results

Dec 12, 2014Comments off1670 Views

The Ultimate Fighter 20: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale full results from Las Vegas. Featuring Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas for the strawweight title.

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TUF 20 Finale Weigh-in Photo Gallery

Dec 11, 2014Comments off6474 Views

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Weigh-in photo gallery from Thursday in Las Vegas. Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas fight for the strawweight title in the


TUF 20 Finale Main Card Weigh-in and Face-O...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off1709 Views

Check out the TUF 20 Finale weigh-in and staredown between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas and the other fighters on the five-fight main card.

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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Full Weigh-I...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off1839 Views

Watch the 22 fighters participating on The Ultimate Fighter Finale : A Champion Will Be Crowned officially make weight for Friday's event at the palms

Carla Esparza vs Rose Namajunas

The TUF 20 Finale Weigh-In Results: Carla E...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off1567 Views

The 22 fighters competing on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale officially weighed in on Thursday in Las Vegas.


Watch the TUF 20 Finale Weigh-In Streaming ...

Dec 11, 2014Comments off1331 Views

Watch the fighters officially weigh-in for The Ultimate Fighter Finale: A Champion Will Be Crowned streaming live on Thursday, at 7 p.m. ET.

Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas

TUF 20 Finale Faceoff Photos

Dec 11, 2014Comments off2405 Views

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Media Day photo gallery from Wednesday's festivities in Las Vegas.

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TUF 20 Finale Video: Carla Esparza Out to P...

Dec 10, 2014Comments off1305 Views

TUF 20 finalist and former Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza talks about her Dec. 12 fight against Rose Namajunas for the inaugural UFC women's strawweight


TUF 20 Episode 12 Notes: The Finals Are Set...

Dec 10, 2014Comments off1299 Views

After the twelfth and final episode of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned, only two women remain. One will be crowned the

Jessica Penne vs Carla Esparza

Jessica Penne and Carla Esparza Prepare for...

Dec 10, 2014Comments off1366 Views

Check out Jessica Penne and Carla Esparza as they prepare for their semifinal showdown, which takes place on TUF 20 twelfth episode, Wednesday night.

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Fighters React on Twitter To Anthony Pettis...

Dec 07, 2014Comments off1290 Views

Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defended his title at UFC 181 on Saturday by becoming the only fighter to finish Gilbert Melendez and fighters reacted to


Knockout Radio Podcast: TUF 20’s Carl...

Dec 07, 2014Comments off1068 Views

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their Dec. 4 broadcast that features the latest The Ultimate Fighter 20 fight winner and now a semifinalist,


Fighters React to the UFC Signing CM Punk V...

Dec 07, 2014Comments off2803 Views

Fighters react to the UFC 181 announcement that former WWE star CM Punk had been signed to a multi-fight UFC deal via Twitter.


Six Bouts Announced for The Ultimate Fighte...

Dec 04, 2014Comments off1375 Views

On Wednesday evening, The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced six matchups that will be featured on the Dec. 12 The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale fight card.


TUF 20 Episode 11 Notes: The Semifinals Are...

Dec 03, 2014Comments off1244 Views

The eleventh episode of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned featured the last two quarterfinal match ups.


Fighters React to UFC Implementing Uniforms...

Dec 03, 2014Comments off1963 Views

Following the UFC's announcement that it had signed a multi-year deal with Reebok and that fighter uniforms are coming in 2015, fighters took to Twitter


Hot Tweets: Fighters and Insiders React to ...

Nov 23, 2014Comments off1119 Views

Following Frankie Edgar’s domination of No. 2-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson, fighters and industry insiders took to Twitter to react.


TUF 20 Episode 4 Notes: Pressure Begins to ...

Oct 01, 2014Comments off2112 Views

The top seed, Carla Esparza, starts to feel the pressure of being the favorite heading into her fight against sixteenth seeded Angela Hill.

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Carla Esparza Knew it was Just a Matter of ...

Sep 10, 2014Comments off1442 Views

Once Ronda Rousey ushered in female fighters to the UFC, Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza knew it was just a matter of time before

Carla Esparza and Claudia Gadelha

Getting to Know The Ultimate Fighter 20 Fav...

Sep 10, 2014Comments off1961 Views

Learn more about Ultimate Fighter 20 competitor and Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza and how mixed martial arts has impacted her life.

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Gilbert Melendez Re-signs with UFC, Will Co...

Feb 24, 2014Comments off956 Views

Gilbert Melendez has agreed to re-sign with the UFC and will coach the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis,

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With TUF Target on Her Back, Carla Esparza ...

Dec 25, 2013Comments off2615 Views

Carla Esparza returned a call to a number she didn't recognize, only to find out it was UFC President Dana White.

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Shameless MMA Radio: Invicta FC’s Sha...

Dec 16, 2013Comments off749 Views

Join Matt Sierra and Conner Cordova as they talk with Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp and two of the UFC’s newest strawweights: Carla Esparza and