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Dan Hooker had the guts to call out Paul Felder to his face, and it was actually awesome

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So, Dan Hooker is standing there in the cage, doing the whole post-fight interview thing after his first-round knockout of Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night 128, and he gets hit with the inevitable question from Paul Felder , a UFC commentator who also happens to be a fighter in his weight class.
And what does Hooker do in this situation? Well, he very calmly tells Felder , straight to his face, that he'd like a chance to beat him up next.
Somehow, he made it sound a lot more respectful than that.
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UFC Fight Night 128 results: Justin Willis outlasts Chase Sherman in sometime-slugfest

UFC Fight Night 128 results: Justin Willis outlasts Chase Sherman in sometime-slugfest

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What started as a potential slobberknocker turned into a solid, if pedestrian, decision win for Justin Willis .
Willis topped Chase Sherman with a trio of 29-28 scores. The first round was the best for him, including a big knockdown.
The heavyweight bout was part of the main card of today's UFC Fight Night 128 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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Eddie Alvarez: Khabib Nurmagomedov beat No. 11, and now he's champ. 'Pray on that during Ramadan.'

Eddie Alvarez: Khabib Nurmagomedov beat No. 11, and now he's champ. 'Pray on that during Ramadan.'

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Eddie Alvarez showed up backstage at UFC Fight Night 128 on Saturday night with the division that he calls home in a state of upheaval and confusion.
“A lot of guys hurt, a lot of guys out, in prison, praying, injured, I don't know what's going on,” Alvarez told MMAjunkie. “But I'm enjoying myself. I've been fighting three, four times a year since I was 19. I don't mind a little bit of time off.”
For a former UFC lightweight champion like Alvarez, who finds himself near the top of the division, it's tough to know where things are headed, or who he might get to fight...
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UFC Fight Night 128 results: Frankie Edgar tops Cub Swanson in rematch

UFC Fight Night 128 results: Frankie Edgar tops Cub Swanson in rematch

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Frankie Edgar couldn't get Cub Swanson to the canvas, but did enough to get his hand raised in their rematch.
Edgar rebounded from the first knockout loss of his carrer with a unanimous decision win over Cub Swanson .
The featherweight bout was the co-main event of today's UFC Fight Night 128 show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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UFC Fight Night 128 bonuses: That wacky Simon-Dvalishvili bout was 'Fight of Night'

UFC Fight Night 128 bonuses: That wacky Simon-Dvalishvili bout was 'Fight of Night'

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Siyar Bahadurzada , David Branch , Ricky Simon and Merab Dvalishvili each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today's UFC Fight Night 128 event.
Simon and Dvalishvili earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Bahadurzada and Branch each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Simon pulled off a stunner against Merab Dvalishvili. Dvalishvili was on his way to a decision victory. But with a minute left, Simon got the fight to the canvas, got on top and landed a mounted guillotine...
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UFC Fight Night 128 draws reported 9,541 attendance for $923,720 live gate

UFC Fight Night 128 draws reported 9,541 attendance for $923,720 live gate

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Saturday's UFC Fight Night 128 event drew an announced attendance of 9,541 and a live gate of $923,720.
UFC officials announced the figures following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
In the main event, Kevin Lee dominated Edson Barboza for a fifth-round doctor's stoppage TKO. Lee outstruck Barboza, one of the most feared strikers in MMA, by a factor of about 4-1 for the huge lightweight win.
UFC Fight Night 128 took place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
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UFC Fight Night 128 draws reported 9,541 attendance for $923,720 live gate

UFC Fight Night 128 draws reported 9,541 attendance for $923,720 live gate

5 monthes ago   |   By

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Saturday's UFC Fight Night 128 event drew an announced attendance of 9,541 and a live gate of $923,720.
UFC officials announced the figures following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
In the main event, Kevin Lee dominated Edson Barboza for a fifth-round doctor's stoppage TKO. Lee outstruck Barboza, one of the most feared strikers in MMA, by a factor of about 4-1 for the huge lightweight win.
UFC Fight Night 128 took place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
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UFC Fight Night 128 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Attendance And Gate

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The UFC's latest visit to Atlantic City saw Kevin Lee and Frankie Edgar come up with huge victories.
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UFC Fight Night 128 bonuses: That wacky Simon-Dvalishvili bout was 'Fight of Night'

UFC Fight Night 128 bonuses: That wacky Simon-Dvalishvili bout was 'Fight of Night'

5 monthes ago   |   By

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Siyar Bahadurzada , David Branch , Ricky Simon and Merab Dvalishvili each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today's UFC Fight Night 128 event.
Simon and Dvalishvili earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Bahadurzada and Branch each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Simon pulled off a stunner against Merab Dvalishvili. Dvalishvili was on his way to a decision victory. But with a minute left, Simon got the fight to the canvas, got on top and landed a mounted guillotine...
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UFC Fight Night 128 results: Kevin Lee dominant for TKO win over Edson Barboza

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Edson Barboza is no easy out for anyone, but Kevin Lee made it look like a walk in the park... mostly.
Lee dominated Barboza , save for a third-round spinning head kick that landed for Barboza, en route to a fifth-round TKO stoppage when the cageside doctor waved the fight off due to a big cut over Barboza's right eye. The end came at the 2:18 mark of the final frame.
The catchweight bout was the main event of today's UFC Fight Night 128 show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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Twitter reacts to Kevin Lee's victory over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128

Twitter reacts to Kevin Lee's victory over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128

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Kevin Lee got himself back in the discussion among top lightweight contenders on Saturday when he defeated Edson Barboza in the UFC Fight Night 128 headliner.
Following a disappointing loss to Tony Ferguson in October, Lee continued his trend of never dropping two-straight when he scored a one-sided fifth-round TKO win over a dangerous foe in Barboza in the FS1-televised main event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Lee's victory over Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128.
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Twitter reacts to Frankie Edgar's victory over Cub Swanson in UFC Fight Night 128 rematch

Twitter reacts to Frankie Edgar's victory over Cub Swanson in UFC Fight Night 128 rematch

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Frankie Edgar put himself back consideration among top featherweight contenders on Saturday when he scored his second career win over Cub Swanson in the UFC Fight Night 128 co-headliner.
Edgar was questioned for making a quick turnaround from his first career knockout loss this past month, but he managed to overcome that narrative with a solid unanimous decision victory over Swanson's in the FS1-televised bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Edgar's victory over Swanson at UFC Fight Night 128.
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