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Night | UFC Fight Night 117 Bonuses: Andrade, Gadelha, St. Preux, Saki Receive $50K

The bout that many viewed as UFC Fight Night 117 ‘s true main event was also the evening’smost entertaining bout. Strawweight contenders JessicaAndrade and ClaudiaGadelha banked $50,000 apiece for “Fight of the Night” in theirco-headlining affair at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, onFriday night. Gadelha started well, getting the better of Andradeduring exchanges in […]

Andrade | Jessica Andrade Knew Landing Takedowns Would Mess With Claudia Gadelha’s Head

During her rise to title contender as a strawweight, JessicaAndrade became known for her relentless standup attack. Against a powerful grappler like ClaudiaGadelha at UFC Fight Night 117, it seemed that Andrade’sbiggest advantage would be on the feet. While “Bate Estaca”certainly had her moments in exchanges, it was her takedowns andground-and-pound that ultimately carried her […]

It&rsquos | Get To Know TUF Cast: Nicco Montano

Long before the 28-year-old earned a spot in The Ultimate Fighter 26 flyweight tournament, Montano was a high school student with no thoughts of becoming a fighter, despite having a father who spent most of his life in the boxing business before passing away in 2006. “I was a quiet kid who liked drama and […]

Montano | The Ultimate Fighter 26 – Episode 4 Preview

Montano got a late start in her mixed martial arts career after starting out in boxing while following her father to the gym but not actually beginning to work in Brazilian jiu-jitsu until she was well into her twenties. Since that time, Montano has fallen in love with all aspects of the fight game while […]

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