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MMA Crossfire – UPDATED – UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs Swanson predictions

With the fireworks currently in progress in the UFC featherweight division, former lightweight king #3 Frankie Edgar (16-4-1)  and #2 contender Cub Swanson (21-5-0) hook ‘em up tonight in the UFC Fight Night Austin main event.

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MMA Crossfire – TUF 20: Ep 9 thoughts

Randa Markos continues to make Canada proud on TUF 20.

She did it again last night, upsetting #6 American Felice Herrig and collecting a tidy submission victory to move on to the TUF 20 semi-finals.

But it didn’t end the animosity in the Team Pettis camp, as MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman explains.

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MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman. She is a martial artist with over six years of study. Training primarily in South Korea, the proud Canadian from Roberts Arm, Newfoundland has black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and proficient in Muay Thai kickboxing. Image courtesy Steve Bartlett

TUF 20: Ep 9

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Randa Markos and Felice Herrig. Courtesy UFC/Zuffa LLC

Wiseman: I’m shocked by not even the drama, but rather the bullying happening in this season. Some of the female fighters are  showing really disgusting behavior. Felice Herrig is just one of those fighters. It’s not trash-talking like Conor McGregor, but rather forming little groups and causing sh*t in the house, which has nothing to do with fighting, and really nothing that shows professionalism.

I was personally cheering for Markos the entire time as it’s just ridiculousness that any one of the fighters should lose out on training, this isn’t a team sport. Herrig does have better standup and I thought that Markos would struggle to get her to the mat, which she did, but ultimately I had Markos with the submission game advantage.

I still don’t know how she transitioned into an arm bar, but Herrig got caught, which could happen to anyone.

Markos was the underdog in the standings, but certainly put on a show against a strong competitor. Herrig will be a force to deal with in the UFC, but the personality that she showed on the show resembles things that I’ve spoken against amongst kids at school who are bullied by others.

It’s just extremely disappointing that this is happening in a season that has all women.

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MMA Crossfire – Watch Kenny Florian explain why he thinks GSP is scared of Anderson Silva

UFC Tonight analyst Kenny Florian recently backed up Nick Diaz’s recent assertions that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is scared of fighting Anderson Silva.

Diaz made the assertions at the UFC The Time is Now press conference event November 17th.

Diaz is scheduled to fight Silva at UFC 183 in January 31st, 2015.

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MMA Crossfire – UFC bantamweight Holly Holm optimistic she can recover quickly from neck injury

UFC bantamweight Holly Holm had to withdraw from her scheduled UFC 181 December 6th debut bout with Raquel Pennington due to a herniated disk in her neck.

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MMA Crossfire – Watch the UFC 180: Embedded series

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MMA Crossfire – TUF 20: Ep. 8 thoughts

#1 Tecia Torres and #8 Bec Rawlings hooked it up in Episode 8 of TUF 20 last night.

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MMA Crossfire – Tickets for UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs Johnson go on sale Nov. 28th

The flagship of Swedish MMA, light-heavyweight #1 contender Alex “The Mauler” Gustafsson (16-2-0) will take on resurgent star #3 Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (18-4-0) at UFC on FOX 14 January 24th in Stockholm, Sweden.

The bout is expected to take place in front of more than 30,000 fans at the Tele2 Arena, making history as the first major stadium event in Europe and the second in UFC history.

UFC 129,  featuring Georges St. Pierre defeating Jake Shields in 2011 was the first UFC stadium event. It took place at the Rogers Centre with over 55,000 fans attending.

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Since narrowly losing the 2013 fight of the year to Jones at UFC 165 in Toronto, Gustafsson bested Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight: 37: Gustafsson vs Manuwa in March.

“This is going to be an epic event,” Gustafsson said. “I want more than 30,000 fans to come and witness me win on January 24. Then I’m going to go and get the title! My journey back to the top starts now. ”

Meanwhile, Anthony Johnson has been on a tear, winning eight straight fights, including a vicious TKO over legend Antonio Minotauro Nogueira at UFC on FOX: Lawler vs Brown in July.

“This fight might be on his home turf, but I’m ready to go over to Sweden and prove that I’m the next in the line for the UFC light heavyweight title,” Johnson said. “I’m not intimidated by fighting in front of Alex’s hometown fans. I’m going to go in there and look for the knockout like I do in all of my fights. I can’t wait for this!”

In the co-main event, Dan Henderson (30-12-0) moves down to middleweight to take on Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2).

Tickets are available to the general public beginning November 28th.

As usual, UFC Fight Club members get first dibs beginning Wednesday November 26th at 10am GMT, UFC Newsletter subscribers get pre-access beginning Thursday November 27th at 10am GMT.

You can also guarantee your seat by booking the official UFC VIP Experience starting Friday November 14th via UFC VIP or Tailor Events.

The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 with prelims starting at 5pm ET/2pm PT.

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