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Adam Antolin: A Missing Flyweight From the UFC’s Roster — NorCal MMA

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Unlike sports where participants have to dress up like a group of friends in matching Halloween costumes, mixed martial arts strips competitors down to the bare bones. As primal as MMA may be, the clarity of pecking order—true discovery of a place amongst the pack—becomes a troublesome terrain to traverse. A saturated and fragmented market […]

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Jeremiah Labiano Will Now Meet Noad Lahat at Bellator 188 — NorCal MMA

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When Jeremiah ‘The Kid’ Labiano (11-5) was informed by Bellator MMA’s brass that his bout with James Gallagher (7-0) at Bellator 187 had been cancelled, he didn’t throw a tantrum; instead, he demonstrated the maturity of a seasoned veteran, accepting a slot against Noad Lahat. on Bellator 188’s main card. Pulling Ireland’s own Gallagher—in Dublin […]

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Max Griffin: Standing His Ground at #UFCSaoPaulo’s Weigh-Ins — NorCal MMA

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With the early morning weigh-ins in the record book, Max ‘Pain’ Griffin (13-3), after fully rehydrating, showed he’s hungrier than ever at UFC Fight Night 119’s ceremonial trip to the scale, locking eyes for the last time with his opponent, Elizeu ‘Capoeira’ Zaleski dos Santos (17-5), before being locked in the Octagon twenty-four hours later. […]

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Max Griffin: Excited to Cross Enemy Lines at UFC Fight Night 119 — NorCal MMA

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Max ‘Pain’ Griffin (13-3) anticipates hate and ill-will to rain down from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium’s rafters at UFC Fight Night 119, and he couldn’t be happier. Nearly a year has past since Griffin was pricked with a sensation he’d never encountered as a professional prizefighter: the role of outsider. Prior to Griffin’s departure for Sao […]

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‘KO’ Kaleio Romero: Five-Point KO at Epic Fighting 35 — NorCal MMA

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About a year ago, ‘KO’ Kaleio Romero earned his nickname like stripes on a Jiu-Jitsu belt, and the undefeated prospect stamped his poetic alter ego on Epic Fighting’s canvas with the head of Christian Stolp at Epic Fighting 35. At Nor Cal Fight Series (NCFS) 3, ‘KO’ was birthed with a right hand that left […]

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209 Beatdown 3: Results

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August 19, 2017—A quiet, cavernous auditorium in Stockton, California crept to a crescendo of echoing chaos by the start of 209 Beatdown’s third installment: 209 Beatdown 3. Nine of the twelve all-amateur bouts forced the judges to hold their opinions and four championship belts found their rightful owners, but an infinite number of audible reactions […]

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GKO 10: Preview — NorCal MMA

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The mixed martial artists featured on Global Knockout’s upcoming card, GKO 10, may not possess universally acclaimed notoriety—at least not yet, but the attitudes of these gladiators are unrivaled—at least within this plane of reality. Weeks, even days, prior to GKO 10 on August 5, 2017, match-ups were still being shuffled and solidified. In the […]

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