Top Five – Andre Ward Is Back

Andre Ward is back

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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Report: Rose Namajunas Vs Carla Esparza Play By Play

Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza

After one of the most fulfilling seasons of The Ultimate Fighter, it’s time to crown a champion. Continue reading

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Pettis Vs Team Melendez – Episode 12 (Rose Namajunas Vs Randa Markos)

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It’s the twelfth episode of the all-female season TUF 20 in which the strawweight champion will be determined. These fights are the semi-finals. Continue reading

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Pettis Vs Team Melendez – Episode 10 (Jessica Penne Vs Aisling Daly)

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It’s the tenth episode of the all-female season TUF 20 on Thanksgiving Eve in which the strawweight champion will be determined. Continue reading

Invicta FC 5 Preview – How Rousey Helped Cyborg (and Women’s MMA)

Photo via Bleacher Report

Photo via Bleacher Report

An old cliche of the economy is that “a high tide raises all ships,” meaning that when things like the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit all-time highs, everybody from the CEO to the janitor cleaning his office will benefit from it. This time of year that saying has credence leading into WrestleMania weekend, when a lot of smaller independent promotions book events in the same market as Mania, and the tide does indeed raise their attendance and iPPV viewership.

Now one can’t argue that the wrestling tide raises a ship like Invicta Fighting Championships on April 5th. In fact, many observers would say the timing is bad for this show with dozens of shows going on this weekend. Even in MMA they are far from the only major event, with a free UFC card airing Saturday on Fuel TV, although that card has been hurt by Alexander Gustafsson being scratched from the main event. Invicta is also in the unenviable position of not having a TV deal, having to rely on InvictaFC.com streams and live attendance to get eyeballs on their product. Their exposure level could certainly be higher. Continue reading