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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – UFC 162 Recap

On today’s podcast Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. Steve and Percy recap UFC 162 from Saturday night as Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to become the UFC middleweight champion. Steve and Percy discuss what’s next for Weidman and Silva, will Silva retire, discuss whether Silva was really into the fight and much more. The guys then get ...

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‘Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – 7/8/2013

Be sure to check out the Raw Rundown for complete coverage of last night’s show! Mark Henry and John Cena faced off last night, in a take-it or leave-it segment. This feud kicked off hot a few weeks ago with Henry’s faux retirement speech. Unfortunately, things died off for the last two weeks, and this segment only managed to muster ...

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Video: UFC 165 Jones vs Gustafsson Introductory Press Conference Starting at Noon ET

The UFC officially announced yesterday that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be defending his championship against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165. That event takes place on Saturday, September 21 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Both main event participants and UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright will be at the Real Sports Bar and Grill in ...

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Video: Wyatt Family Debut

Michael Cole kicked the show off last night announcing that a WWE.COM reporter had been sent earlier in the week to track down the Wyatt Family.  What followed was a series of three POV, horror-style videos.

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WWE Raw Rundown – July 8th, 2013

Entertaining Monday Night Raw tonight. While three hours still feels too long for a weekly wrestling show, the show had a number of great hooks, and a solid final build towards Money in the Bank that made it worth watching. Let’s take a look:

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Video: Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar Hall of Fame Ceremony

Dana White announced in May that the next two members of the UFC Hall of Fame would be former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar. That ceremony took place on Saturday at the UFC Fan Expo leading up to UFC 162. Here is the video below provided by MMA Heat with the complete induction of both fighters. ...

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UFC 162 Salaries: Anderson Silva Tops With $600K

UFC 162 took place on Saturday night with Chris Weidman defeating Anderson Silva to become the UFC middleweight champion. The Nevada State Athletic Commission sent an email to media members with the disclosed salaries of all the UFC 162 participants. Weidman took home a disclosed $48,000, while Silva took a home a disclosed $600,000, which topped all fighters on the ...

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UFC 162 Bonuses: Weidman Picks Up Bonus After Knocking Out Anderson Silva

After knocking out the longest reigning champion in UFC history, Chris Weidman picked up a little extra money for his handywork. The new middleweight champion picked up an additional $50,000 for his “knockout of the night” win over Anderson Silva. UFC officials also announced after the card that they were handing two $50,000 “fight of the night” bonuses as well. ...

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UFC 162 Video Highlights Of Chris Weidman Defeating Anderson Silva

See the highlight video of Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) ending the run of Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) to become the UFC middleweight champion last night at UFC 162. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter. Follow me on Twitter @SMuehlhausenMMA. Video: Highlights: UFC 162: Silva – Weidman

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Chris Weidman Defeats Anderson Silva To Win the UFC Middleweight Championship

Chris Weidman said he got into MMA because he knew he could beat Anderson Silva. The New York native made good on his promise. Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the world as he defeated Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) by knockout at 1:18 of Round 2 to become the UFC middleweight champion. Weidman took Silva down early in ...

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The Popularity of Mixed Martial Arts

We are seeing an increase in the popularity of mixed martial arts these days. To an extent, they are popular because of the exposure of the activity in television shows, as well as cage matches that have become readily available through web streaming. As a result, it has become regular events to many people. MMA training, on the other hand, ...

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – July 5th, 2013

A lot of stuff happened last night on Smackdown.  That’s not to say a lot of important stuff happened – outside of a great Randy Orton v Christian match, and an interesting main event angle, most of the stuff was pretty standard fare. Still, it wasn’t a bad way to spend two hours. Let’s take a look: The Good: Opening ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – July 5, 2013

Brian and Steve preview UFC 162 including Anderson Silva against Chris Weidman for the middleweight championship, if Weidman really has a chance to beat Silva, the undercard including Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira, Tim Kennedy vs. Roger Gracie, Mark Munoz against Tim Boetsch and Cub Swanson facing Dennis Siver, the UFC Hall of Fame and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes ...

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Revisiting TNA’s Impact Wrestling: Week 2

This is part two of an ongoing series, looking at TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective as it builds towards Destination X. You can check out week one here. Last week, Impact Wrestling was a disaster of a show. Between Hulkamania running a little too wild, a weak X Division title change, and overbooking in every segment, I had minimal ...

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Between The Ropes | Ricardo Lamas and Tim Boetsch Discuss UFC 162 – July 4, 2013

On today’s podcast we start our preview for UFC 162, which takes this Saturday night in Las Vegas. The main event of that show will feature UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva as he will be squaring off with Chris Weidman. On today’s podcast we speak to UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch as he discusses his bout with Mark Munoz this Saturday ...

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Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland Interim Title Fight Rescheduled For UFC 165

Eddie Wineland will get his title shot after all. The Star Phoenix has reported that UFC Interim Bantamweight Renan Barao(30-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-0 UFC) will square off against former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA,2-2 UFC) at UFC 165 in September. BetweenTheRopes.com has been able to confirm from a source in Wineland’s camp that the fight will be ...

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Video: UFC 162 Countdown Full Episode

The UFC traditionally does an event every year on Fourth of July weekend. This year is no different. UFC 162 takes place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The UFC last night aired, “Countdown to UFC 162” last night on Fuel TV. The episode previewed the main event featuring UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva ...

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Jay Briscoe Stripped of Ring of Honor Title, Tournament Announced

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Ring of Honor announced today that it has official stripped Jay Briscoe of the ROH Championship and will be holding a tournament to crown a new champion.  The company made the announcement in a video message from ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness. The championship is currently vacant with a 16-man, single elimination tournament to take place over the new few months ...

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TNA News: Taz Re-Signs with the Company

With all of the news of cuts and late payments with TNA Wrestling comes news that Taz has re-signed with the company.  He confirmed the news today on his Twitter account. I’m very proud to announce that I’ve re-signed w/TNA Wrestling!! #Lovemyhome — TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) July 3, 2013 This comes on the heels that Taz could be leaving the company ...

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TNA News: Company Reportedly Behind on Paying Workers

On the heels of the cuts made today in TNA Wrestling comes a report that the company is also behind on paying some of its workers. Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net is reporting that TNA talent is behind in pay at least a month.  This is not just with mid or lower level talent as Powell has heard that one former TNA ...

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