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UFC 227 Pick ‘Em Contest

UFC 227 Pick 'Em Contest

So you think you know your MMA? You think you can predict who is going to win a fight and how?  Time to prove it. We present to you The MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em contest.

This contest is sponsored by McBryde Mats

We are McBryde Mats, a sports mat manufacturer that’s based out of Lubbock, Texas. Our CEO, Clayton McBryde, founded the company in 2014 after plenty of research and consideration into the mat market – Today we pride ourselves on making the best quality mats at affordable prices to keep athletes in all sports categories safe from accidents and injury.

This week’s winner wins a one month subscription to UFC Fight Pass!

UFC 227 Pick 'Em Contest

So you think you know your MMA? You think you can predict who is going to win a fight and how?  Time to prove it. We present to you The MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em contest.

This contest is sponsored by McBryde Mats

We are McBryde Mats, a sports mat manufacturer that’s based out of Lubbock, Texas. Our CEO, Clayton McBryde, founded the company in 2014 after plenty of research and consideration into the mat market – Today we pride ourselves on making the best quality mats at affordable prices to keep athletes in all sports categories safe from accidents and injury.

This week’s winner wins a one month subscription to UFC Fight Pass!

UFC 227.  All picks need to be  submitted by 6:15 PM Eastern Sat, Aug 4th. 
If you don’t predict the correct winner of a match you don’t qualify for the bonus point given for predicting how the match will be won.
Only one entry per person.  Ties will be broken by the following, in order:
1) Most questions correct,
2) Most points earned from main event match,
3) Whoever entered their picks the earliest.

Click here and fill up the table on this link!

Pick now before the timer ends!



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Purler Wrestling uses McBryde Mats. You should too!

Purler Wrestling uses McBryde Mats, and you should too!

PWA makes the safety of their students #1

A family owned and operated wrestling company, Purler Wrestling Academy was established in 1999. Since it has grown to offer a wide range of training opportunities for the entire nation. Not only is PWA is the nation’s largest wrestling school, but also one of it’s most successful.

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Andrea ‘KGB’ Lee UFC Fight Night 129: New Blood

UFC Fight Night 129: New Blood

After a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view (PPV) occasion with zero Octagon debutants, “New Blood” is back for UFC Fight Night 129. which includes the promotion’   s greatest non-The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) ladies’ Flyweight marking on the FOX Sports 1-broadcast principle card. Before Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman bolt horns and Alexa Grasso faces Tatiana Suarez to decide the ladies’ Strawweight division’s best prospect, how about we observe Invicta FC veteran and LFA Flyweight champion, Andrea “KGB” Lee.

Andrea Lee 1Name: Andrea “KGB” Lee Weight Class: Flyweight Age: 29 Record: 8-2 (2 KO, 4 SUB) Notable Victories: Rachael Ostovich, Ariel Beck

After a 8-2 amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) run and a 12-second win in her expert presentation, Lee made the bounce to Invicta FC, where she destroyed Shannon Sinn before losing a split decision to the exponentially more experienced Roxanne Modafferi. She split her opportunity in LFA and Invicta, winning and protecting the previous’ Flyweight title, before noting UFC’s call. As you may have speculated from her four accommodation wins, she’s a genuine risk on the tangle, too. Basically, she’s likewise eager and ready to stand up when gotten underneath solid best control specialists instead of unproductively seek after entries and lose minutes of the round. She battles Veronica Macedo, who had a half year of expert MMA encounter before getting hurled into the Octagon against Ashlee Evans-Smith. I envision Macedo will improve at 125 pounds, however her absence of any genuine takedowns and the issues she had with Evans-Smith’s weight make this a to a great degree winnable battle for Lee. To read more; this post was originally posted on MMAmania

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Dylan McBride Wins!All-American wrestler Virginia

Dylan McBride
Fort Morgan senior Dylan McBride (right) gets his hand raised to the crowd after defeating Braden Barker of Mountain View in the 4A 195-pound championship match in the state wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Brandon Boles / Fort Morgan Times)

Dylan McBride becomes an All-American wrestler in Virginia

In mid-February, Fort Morgan senior Dylan McBride accomplished the greatest objective of his secondary school athletic profession. Before a stuffed group at Pepsi Center, he vanquished Braden Barker of Mountain View by decision in his last wrestling match to win the state title in Class 4A at 195 pounds. By winning the state title, McBride earned the opportunity to go to Virginia Beach in March to contend with a portion of the best wrestlers in the whole nation, all competing to end up an All-American in the game. By winning four of his initial five matches in the competition, McBride turned into an All-American in Virginia Beach. He would go ahead to complete in fourth place in his weight section. “It was crazy,” McBride said. “Everyone in this tournament was really tough since everyone was state champs. It was amazing to be able to compete with everyone that’s good in every state.” Since winning his first state title, McBride has been in the wrestling room working with head mentor Kyle Graulus and others on the group to prepare for the national competition in Virginia. “It never really stops,” McBride said. “(Kyle) Graulus and I would stay and wrestled to get ready.” The keep running at Nationals started with a match against a state champion from Georgia for the Fort Morgan senior. Ahead of schedule in the second-time frame, McBride won by fall to progress to the following round and confronted a two-time state champion from Virginia. His second match would go all the way with him getting the 3-2 choice win. The very first moment would end with a third triumph. This time over a wrestler from Montana, to place him in the quarterfinals and one win far from turning into an All-American. On day two, McBride began with an intense 1-0 decision loss to a champion from Ohio, compelling him to work back in the encouragement section to wind up an All-American. Still looking for one win to gain that status, he conveyed with a stick over a wrestler from Washington to win his status. “It was amazing to realize I was in the top-eight in the national tournament,” McBride said. “Once I was All-American, I went goal after goal to finish the best I could.” McBride would, in the long run, work his way to the third-put coordinate in the competition, where he lost to a wrestler from Pennsylvania to complete fourth in the field. With another stacked field of contenders, remaining cool under strain was the greatest lesson McBride took from his keep running at state to discover accomplishment in Virginia too. “During practice, I have a hard time getting too anxious and nervous,” McBride said. “I had to stay calm and work what we know.” McBride joins his more seasoned sibling, Toby, in turning into an All-American wrestler for the Fort Morgan Mustangs. Getting a state title and discovering accomplishment at nationals was something he needed to do to add to his family’s heritage, he told the Times. “It’s not the accomplishments, but the hard work we do to get it,” McBride said. “We have to work for what we have. It’s about that hard work and effort to achieve what we have.” McBride is required to come back to Virginia later to contend in a double competition. That, and maybe other offseason competitions, will enable him to prepare for his next part as he wrestles at Western State Colorado University one year from now.

Brush state champion likewise wrestles in Virginia

Another wrestler from Morgan County that headed out to Virginia for the national competition was Brush junior Wyatt Pfau. Who won the state title at 152 pounds in class 3A this year. His keep running at nationals saw him go 6-2 and miss on turning into an All-American by one round. The initial two counterparts for Pfau were won by fall, beginning with a stick in 55 seconds over a champion from Connecticut and a fall in 3:48 over a wrestler from North Carolina. In the round of 32, Pfau lost by choice 8-3 to a champion from New Jersey to move into the reassurance section. Pfau’s endeavors in the relief side of the section put him near All-American status as he won three matches, including two by fall. His last match, a 1-0 choice misfortune to a wrestler from New York, put him one round shy of gaining All-American status during the current year. This article was originally posted on Fort Morgan Times Local Sports  

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MMA Fighter Drew Chatman Disqualified For Front-Flipping Off His Opponent’s Back

MMA Fighter Drew Chatman Disqualified

MMA assembled such a following since it had all the ability and severity of boxing joined with the drama of wrestling (yet with moves that really arrive). Yet, despite the fact that contenders do some astonishing things with their bodies inside the octagon, there are clearly a few things that they simply aren’t permitted to do. Drew Chatman will include ‘front-flipping off rival’s back’ onto his rundown after he really played out the move at LFA 36 in California.   Chatman went up against Irvins Ayala at the first-class occasion on Friday, and his rival really had him right where he needed him before an appalling mistake. Ayala kicked Drew with his correct foot, sending Chatman on his back in the first round. However, as the American went in for the slaughter, it appears as if he was thumped out by Drew’s knee in the wake of tossing a hammer fist on the ground. Rather than valuing the win, Chatman remained on Irvins’ back and played out a front-flip.   Unexpectedly, Attracted Chatman’s epithet MMA is ‘The Good’ – albeit some may recommend this move is definitely not.  

People on social media seem pretty pissed at the move

Obviously, Chatman was excluded from the match.

Envision winning your first expert battle in the first round and after that positioning it up so awful that you get excluded.

Addressing MMA Battling, Chatman stated: “Typically, I commend my battles. On the off chance that you see all my novice battles, I’m doing flips, I’m doing cartwheels or whatever the case might be. “I didn’t think before I did it. I just jumped and did a flip. So, it was almost like subconsciously I did what I normally what I would do celebrating a victory that I normally get.” The California State Athletic Commission has suspended him from the game for 90 days and his installment for the battle is being withheld. Chatman completely concedes what he did wasn’t right, including:

“It’s disappointing watching that. My mother has to see that. People that look up to me and see me become an inspiration to them have to look at that.”

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Tyron Woodley says Floyd Mayweather could ‘hold his own’ in the UFC Tonight

Woodley says Mayweather could ‘hold his own’ in the UFC Tonight

Amid the week-long special visit for the hybrid super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor a year ago, Floyd Mayweather indicated that they two contenders could rematch in the UFC octagon after their bout. At that point, recently, Mayweather started prodding a potential move into MMA. At that point, half a month back, Mayweather declared that he would start preparing for a conceiwoodleyvable battle in the octagon with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Presently, Woodley is stating that he doesn’t anticipate that Mayweather will simply get by inside the enclosure, however, flourish. On UFC Tonight this week, Woodley talked about conceivably preparing Mayweather for a pen battle, proposing that it wouldn’t take a great deal for a competitor like Mayweather to effectively change into MMA and “hold his own” against anybody in his weight class.

Tyron Woodley said

Blocking kicks is really easy,” explained Woodley. “Once you get to the point where Floyd Mayweather is at, you can see that his boxing. His defense, his ability to see a punch coming in a fraction of a second and avoid or evade that punch, comes from repetition. Drilling over and over and over again. So that’s all we would have to do to utilize blocking kicks.

“If you look at mixed martial arts as a sport, there are guys that are in the UFC that don’t have a four out of five in their wrestling or jiu-jitsu. So, therefore, it’s not kinda crazy that someone with some of the best boxing we’ve ever seen may be able to hold his own.

“Obviously, every round starts on the feet, every fight starts on the feet, and if you can keep it on the feet. I think that he can hold his own with pretty much anyone in that weight division. My job is to really just help him avoid being taken down, using angles, using footwork, using defense, how to get back up if he gets taken down.”

Mayweather has never battled professionally outside of the enclosing standard set yet boxing he is a standout amongst the most refined warriors ever. Winning an Olympic bronze decoration and going 50-0 in his expert vocation and asserting world titles in five diverse weight classes. With that first class range of abilities as a foundation, Woodley beforehand recommended it would take around 10 weeks to get ready Mayweather for a battle inside the UFC yet not long ago, Mayweather said he would anticipate taking a half year or more to get ready so everything is “done the correct way.” However long it takes him, however, Woodley is energized for the chance to not just take an interest in one of the greatest occasions in UFC history, yet to hone his own devices up for his next title guard.

Tyron Woodley added

“You think for one second I’m gonna be in Floyd Mayweather’s camp and I’m not gonna tighten up my boxing and get my hands ready to go?” said Woodley. “There’s gonna be a crossover in there. So I wouldn’t be second fiddle at all, it’s just a pivotal part of the sport where a boxing great decides to maybe come over to the octagon and see what he can do on that side and it’s an honor that they would consider me to do that.”

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NCAA Wrestling Championships 2018 results and coverage

The final round of the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships was wrestled at Quicken Loan Arenas on Saturday night, with Penn State’s Zain Retherford and Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder becoming three-time national champions. Here are the complete results:


125 POUNDS (One Hundred Twenty-Five): Spencer Lee (Iowa) d. Nick Suriano (Rutgers), 5-1 (Five to One) 133 POUNDS (One Hundred Thirty-Three): Seth Gross (South Dakota State) d. Stevan Micic (Michigan), 13-8 (Thirteen to Eight) 141 POUNDS (One Hundred Forty-One): Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) d. Bryce Meredith (Wyoming), 7-4 (Seven to Four) 149 POUNDS (One Hundred Forty-Nine): Zain Retherford (Penn State) d. Ronald Perry (Lock Haven), 6-2 (Six to Two) 157 POUNDS (One Hundred Fifty-Seven): Jason Nolf (Penn State) d. Hayden Hidlay (N.C. State), 6-2 (Six to Two)  

BRACKETS125 lbs | 133 lbs | 141 lbs | 149 lbs | 157 lbs | 165 lbs | 174 lbs | 184 lbs | 197 lbs | 285 lbs

  165 POUNDS (One Hundred Sixty-Five): Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) d. Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), 6-1 (Six to One) 174 POUNDS (One Hundred Seventy-Four): Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) d. Mark Hall (Penn State), 8-2 (Eight to Two) 184 POUNDS (One Hundred Eighty-Four):  Bo Nickal (Penn State) pin. Myles Martin (Ohio State), 2:29 (Two to Twenty-Nine) 197 POUNDS: Michael Macchiavello (N.C. State) d. Jared Haught (Virginia Tech), 3-1 285 POUNDS (Two Hundred Eighty-Five): Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) d. Adam Coon (Michigan), 3-2 (Three to Two)


TV: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU (varies by round). Live streamWatchESPN (all mats for all rounds). Tournament schedule: All times Eastern, TV channel for each round noted: DAY 1, THURSDAY, MARCH 15: Session 1 (first round): 12 p.m., ESPNU Session 2 (second round and wrestlebacks): 7 p.m., ESPN DAY 2, FRIDAY, MARCH 16: Session 3 (quarterfinals and wrestlebacks): 11 a.m., ESPNU Session 4 (semifinals and wrestlebacks): 8 p.m., ESPN DAY 3, SATURDAY, MARCH 17: Session 5 (wrestlebacks and placement bouts): 11 a.m., ESPNU Session 6 (national finals): 8 p.m., ESPN2 Past individual national champions in tournament: Darian Cruz, Lehigh; Mark Hall, Penn State; Dean Heil, Oklahoma State (2x), Vincenzo Joseph, Penn State; Myles Martin, Ohio State; Isaiah Martinez, Illinois (2x); Bo Nickel, Penn State; Jason Nolf, Penn State; Zain Retherford, Penn State (2x); Kyle Snyder, Ohio State (2x); Nathan Tomasello, Ohio State; Jason Tsirtsis, Arizona State. Last five team champions: Penn State in 2016-17; Ohio State in 2015; Penn State in 2013-14. To read more about our blog, go to the top menu > media > blog or simply click here > McBryde Mats

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How to watch UFC Fight Night 127 today: Fight card, start time, online results and where to stream

UFC Fight Night 127’s main event is a heavyweight bout between former champion Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and ex-Bellator champ Alexander Volkov (29-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC). In the co-feature, Jan Blachowicz (21-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) takes on England’s own Jimi Manuwa (17-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in a rematch. The full UFC Fight Night 127 fight card is available below.

UFC Fight Night 127 main card (UFC Fight Pass, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Jan Blachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware
  • Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta

UFC Fight Night 127 preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass, 1:45 p.m. ET)

  • Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips
  • Oliver Enkamp vs. Danny Roberts
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Danny Henry
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Paul Craig
  • Kajan Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
  • Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Nad Narimani
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Live Updates: NCAA Championships Se. 5

NCAA Championships Se. 5

Saturday morning’s Session V of the NCAA Wrestling Championships will only feature three Penn State athletes competing, but it could have a big say on the overall team race.

Saturday morning’s Session V of the NCAA Wrestling Championships will only feature three Penn State athletes competing, but it could have a big say on the overall team race. The Nittany Lions currently lead Ohio State 120.5-109.5 as the two Big Ten powers have separated themselves from the pack. Iowa is third with 86.5, Michigan is fourth with 73.5 and N.C. State rounds out the top five with 69.5.
  • Penn State will have two wrestlers in seventh-place bouts in the session, which begins at 11 a.m., and one that could finish as high as third. After his first-round loss via pin, 141-pound freshman Nick Lee could come all the way back in the consolation bracket.
  • Ohio State has six wrestlers in the consolation finals this morning and two finalists this evening. Penn State has five finalists this evening.

The session begins at 11 a.m. and will air live on ESPNU. The tournament can be found on the ESPN family of networks all weekend long. You can follow along with our wrestling community with live updates on the Lions’ Pride message board and our On the Mats wrestling forum.

Here’s a look at the Nittany Lions’ matchups on Saturday morning at Quicken Loans Arena.

Consolation Bracket

  • 141 – No. 8 Nick Lee vs. No. 2 Jaydin Eierman (Mizzou) (Winner advances to third-place match)
  • 197 – No. 5 Shakur Rasheed vs. No. 6 Willie Miklus (for seventh-place)
  • 285 – No. 3 Nick Nevills vs. No. 12 Youssif Hemida (Maryland) (for seventh place)

Live Updates – NCAA Wrestling Session 

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NCAA Wrestling Championship: Results, live updates and highlights

Ohio State has the lead after Day 1 of the Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. The Buckeyes went an impressive 19-1 on Thursday to open up the competition at Quicken Loans Arena.

March 15, 2018 6:15pm PDT

Te’Shan Campbell’s loss to Rider’s Chad Walsh at 165 pounds is the Buckeyes’ only loss in 20 matches today. 9 men in 2morrow morning’s QF … Buckeye fans have to be happy … Penn State not done, however, with semifinalists at 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 285  

March 15, 2018 6:35pm PDT


March 15, 2018 6:46pm PDT


March 15, 2018 7:26pm PDT

That’s a wrap from The Q for tonight … down to the last 285-pound matches. Ohio State will lead going into Day 2 … See u in the morning at 11 EST for another full day of NCAA wrestling.


March 15, 2018 7:21pm PDT

Here are a few highlights from Princeton…. Article was originally posted on the NCAA blogsite to read more about the event click the link: To read more about our blog click here:    

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