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  • Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is ‘largely at a standstill,’ according to Showtime executive
  • Josh Thomson appealing Bellator 172 knockout loss to Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire
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WCFL XI: Night of Reckoning is set for January!

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January 24th, 2015 will be the Night of Reckoning in Florida! World Class Fight League's 11th installment of premiere amateur MMA action is set to go down in Central Florida. The location will be the Double Tree Hilton and some of the best schools in the state are scheduled to send in their top amateur prospects. For more info and tickets check out their site WorldClassFightLeague.com.

 

Models and MMA will be there live to bring you all the action. Stay tuned for more info and matchups. See you there! 

RFC 32 Recap

Real Fighting Championships 32 went down in Tampa and Florida's longest running professional MMA organization put on another solid card showcasing the best young prospects in the Sunshine State. Notable wins included Dan Martinez of Gracie Tampa and Luis Zequeira of World Class Martial Arts scoring impressive finishes. Check out some shots of the action and for more info stop by their site http://www.rfcmma.com/

Featured Model Spotlight: Alicia Sara

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We’re just going to come out and say it…Alicia Sara is a stunner! Hailing from Miami, we can see this exotic beauty is making waves and getting noticed. From making music videos to photo shoots she is in high demand and we were lucky enough to catch up with her for a minute to be our featured model spotlight. Alicia is rocking a jaw dropping 39DD-27-45 figure with centerfold smile and we know our readers won’t mind a closer look! Be sure to follow her online and join us after the jump, you’ll be glad you did!

UFC 178 Recap: One of the Best Cards of the Year!

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UFC 178 was hyped as one of the most stacked fight cards of the year and totally delivered. It didn’t just deliver…it gave a virtual smack down to all the critics claiming too many cards, not enough finishes, and boring fights.

 

It was originally billed as the much anticipated rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson but things took a turn for the bizarre as the main event changed opponents and was scrapped all together leaving the UFC’s smallest champ to step up and carry the main event as in a title defense against Chris Cariaso. Mighty Mouse made quick work of the challenger who was clearly game but outclassed. Johnson has cleaned out the division and seems on another level from the rest of the flyweight fighters. Johnson did what was expected, he finished Cariaso and left no doubt why he remains the undisputed champ.

 

Although the card was headlined by the flyweight title match, it had plenty more matches each with their own interesting storyline. {youtube}MT3oOBIndvU{/youtube} Former Bellator Champ Eddie Alvarez got his chance to finally test his skills in the Octagon as he took on Donald Cowboy Cerrone. You know the saying, be careful what you wish for as Cowboy gave Alvarez a harsh welcome to the UFC. Alvarez showed he definitely belongs among the best in the division and gave Cerrone a tough time in the first round. Cerrone however found his range and his strikes started wearing Alvarez down. His leg kicks in particular brutalized Alvarez finally dropping him in the third frame. Cowboy followed him to the ground and delivered punishment for the rest of the fight. Cerrone is on the short list for a title shot now and Alvarez will be a force to be reckoned with, but has a way to go before he can achieve the status he had in Bellator.

 

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The hype train known as Conor McGregor showed no signs of slowing down as he made his prediction of a 1st round knock out of Dustin Poirier come true in spectacular fashion. Poirier was supposed to be McGregor’s first true challenge and highest ranked opponent to date. He showed no fear of McGregor’s striking but the end came quickly. McGregor needed only 1:46 to end the fight and even less time to clamor for his shot at title holder Jose Aldo. Claiming his weight division was full of rookies and has beens, McGregor has always claimed he is the best fighter in the UFC, after this fight he might have gained a lot more believers.

 

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Fight of the Night bout saw Tim Kennedy got in a slugfest with Yoel Romero in a fight that will be remembered more for the controversy between rounds than the actual fights. Kennedy weathered the early storm from the former Cuban Olympian and connected with some brutal punches at the end of round 2. Romero was clearly saved by the bell and his corner seemed to do everything to buy their fighter some extra time as they were slow to get out of the cage and Romero was still sitting on his stool dazed at the start of the third frame. Despite ref Big John McCarthy trying to get him to stand up to start the round, Romero was able to buy enough time to recover and connect some hard punches on Kennedy when the fight did resume. Kennedy was never able to recover and was TKO’ed at :58 seconds into the final round. Romero was showered with boo’s and Kennedy has vowed to appeal the ruling. Nevada rules state that a fighter unable to answer the bell at the start of a round will lose the fight by TKO. Whether or not the outcome of the fight can be appealed or not remains to be seen, but at the very least it deserves a rematch. {youtube}L-BgCMh5oB4{/youtube} Cat Zingano made a triumphant return to the cage stopping Amanda Nunes in the third round via TKO. Overcoming injury and personal issues Zingano looked very impressive. Impressive enough to earn the next fight and title shot against Ronda Rousey.

 

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Former bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz has not stepped in the cage in almost 3 years. Being stripped of his belt because of inactivity due to injury Cruz had a lot to prove. Kept off the main card, his fight against Takeya Mizugaki capped off the prelim card. Everyone including the UFC brass was wondering what version of Dominick Cruz would show up. It took exactly 61 seconds for Cruz to show that he still had the heart and skills of a champion. Exploding with a takedown and crushing Mizugaki with some vicious ground and pound, Cruz made his return as resounding as possible. The UFC brass listened and Dana White announced his next fight will be versus champ TJ Dillashaw. 3 years is a lifetime in the sport of MMA, in little more than a minute Cruz found himself only one fight away from reclaiming his belt. UFC 178 was without a doubt one of the best fights of the year to date. Not only for the action it delivered but also for the fights it now sets up. Zingano vs Rousey. Cruz vs Dillashaw are just a few of the reasons why the fan in all of us still believes MMA is the best sport in the world!

 

Full fight results after the jump