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Ben Thapa

  • joined Dec 12, 2009
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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Ben Thapa is a Nepali combat sports devotee who resides and grapples in New York. Despite his deafness, he's usually pretty good at listening and can be found co-hosting The Verbal Submission, a weekly internet radio show.

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UFC 146 Results Recap: Jaime Varner Stuns Edson Barboza To Win Our Applause

UFC 146 Results Recap: Jaime Varner Stuns Edson Barboza To Win Our Applause

UFC 146 Results Recap: C.B. Dollaway Barely Decisions Jason Miller

UFC 146 Results Recap: C.B. Dollaway Barely Decisions Jason Miller. Miller to be cut and Dollaway moves on.

UFC 146 Results Recap: Dan Hardy Gets A KO Win Against Duane Ludwig

UFC 146 Results Recap: Dan Hardy Gets A KO Win Against Duane Ludwig, Stops 0-4 Skid

UFC 146 Results Recap: Paul Sass Triangles Jacob Volkmann In First Round

UFC 146 Results Recap: Paul Sass Triangles Jacob Volkmann In First Round

UFC 146 Results Recap: Glover Teixeira Blasts Away Kyle Kingsbury

UFC 146 Recap of the less than two minutes long fight between Glover Teixeira and Kyle Kingsbury.

UFC 146 Results Recap - Mike Brown Vs. Daniel Pineda

The recap of the UFC 146 bout between Mike Brown and Daniel Pineda. Do watch this in between watching the many quick finishes on the card.

UFC 146: Backstage Drama Ends Jason Mayhem Miller's UFC Career, Dana White Confirms

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A mysterious backstage incident seems to have ended the UFC career of Jason Mayhem Miller. Dana White confirms this during press conference.

TNT Fight Series Tip-Toes Around MMA Ban In New York

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TNT Fight Series Tip-Toes Around MMA Ban In New York. This amateur MMA event becomes bold pioneer in NY MMA.

Strikeforce: Barnett Vs. Cormier - Daniel Cormier Decisions Josh Barnett To Win Grand Prix

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Daniel Cormier beat Josh Barnett handily to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix. Every round went his way, although Barnett fought valiantly in defeat.

Strikeforce: Barnett Vs. Cormier - Gilbert Melendez Wins Controversial Split Decision Victory Over Josh Thomson

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In a very competitive fight, Gilbert Melendez escapes with a split decision victory over Josh Thomson to retain his Strikeforce lightweight title at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.

Strikeforce: Barnett Vs. Cormier - Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante Guillotines Mike Kyle In 33 Seconds

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Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante finishes Mike Kyle with a guillotine early in the first round of their bout at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.

Strikeforce: Barnett Vs Cormier Results - Chris Spang Knocks Out Nah-Shon Burrell

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Chris Spang knocks out Nah-Shon Burrell with an onslaught of knees and uppercuts at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.

Bellator 69: Falcao Vs. Spang Live Results, Play By Play And Discussion

Bellator 69 Live Play By Play with Ben Thapa. Come out and hang in the comments with the BE crew.

Bellator 69 Preview: Falcao Vs. Spang, Amossou Vs. Rickels, Aguilar Vs. Fuji

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A preview of Bellator 69, highlighting the crucial fights and an exciting young prospect on the undercard by Ben Thapa.

Braulio Estima Responds To Cesar Gracie's Statement In A Big Way

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As perhaps the closing shot in this strange Brazilian jiu jitsu tragicomedy, Braulio Estima responded to Cesar Gracie's account of what went on in the World Jiu Jitsu Expo last Friday and Saturday.

Nick Diaz Nevada Hearing Pushed To May 21

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In an expected, but still noteworthy, move, a Nevada judge denied the attempt of Ross Goodman, the attorney for Nick Diaz, to overturn the year-long suspension of Diaz. The hearing with the...

Cesar Gracie Provides Statement On Nick Diaz No Show For Braulio Estima Match

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A look at Cesar Gracie's statement regarding the backstory of Nick Diaz's famous no show for a grappling match against Braulio Estima. It is compelling, but perhaps not 100% accurate.

How The Nick Diaz-Braulio Estima Situation Spiraled Out Of Control

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Following Nick Diaz no-showing a jiu-jitsu superfight with Braulio Estima, a combination of factors allowed the situation to quickly spiral out of control.

Babalu Sobral Goes OFF On Promoters, Saying 'No Money, No Babalu.'

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In a video interview Renato "Babalu" Sobral goes OFF on Instinct MMA and ONE FC promoters, saying "No Money, No Babalu." Video from MMA Prime and quotes.

Matwork!: Cupcake Armbar World Pro Recap, Brazilian Nationals, 2012 Mundials, Baku Judo, Baku Wrestling

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A Matwork! round-up of recent happenings in judo, international wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, sambo and other odds and ends by Ben Thapa. Lots of videos and links.

How Will Nick Diaz Vs. Braulio Estima Go This Weekend At World Jiu Jitsu Expo?

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Nick Diaz takes on Braulio Estima in a grappling match this weekend at the World Jiu Jitsu Expo. Bloody Elbow brings you interviews, details and a preview of the entire superfight card.

Questionable Backroom Move Spikes Legalizing Of NY MMA Once More

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This year's edition of the NY MMA hokey-pokey took a nasty turn with some dirty politics being played in a closed door session of the Assembly. Sheldon Silver, the long-serving Assembly Speaker,...

UFC On Fox 3 Full Of Great Performances, But Also Boneheaded Moments

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The thrilling performances we saw at UFC on Fox 3 on Saturday night, yet the Izod Center on Saturday night featured an unusual amount of brain-farts. Ben Thapa takes a look at the chain of events...

Nate Diaz backstage and calmly posing for pictures after his win over Jim Miller. Photo via Bootney.

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Nate Diaz backstage and calmly posing for pictures after his win over Jim Miller. Photo via Bootney.

The Grappling Of Jim Miller And Nate Diaz

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A look at the grappling tendencies of Jim Miller and Nick Diaz in preparation for their five round bout at UFC on Fox 3 this Saturday, May 5, 2012.

UFC On Fox 3 First Two Prelims Now On Facebook

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UFC On Fox 3 First Two Dark Prelims Now On Facebook. Watch Massenzio/Vemola and Denis/Delorme live streaming.

Want To Fix Lay And Pray? Legalize Upkicks To A Downed Opponent

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As the resident wing nut on staff, Ben Thapa believes that one rule change would fix many problems in MMA: allowing upkicks to a downed opponent. In his mind, this kills "lay and pray" fighters,...

UFC 145 Video: Jon Jones "On The Brink" Series From Ultimate Insider On Fuel TV

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For those sitting on the fence or those not aware of the capabilities of Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, his compelling narrative of the rise to greatness is being showcased by the...

Imanari gets another leg

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Masakazu Imanari is one of the most feared leglock-based grapplers in MMA. Here is how he tapped out Kevin Belingon at ONE FC 3.

UFC 146 Injury Update: Gonzaga And Dunham Out, Dave Herman And Jamie Varner In

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UFC 145 reshuffling due to injuries gives us Dave Herman versus Roy Nelson and Jamie Varner versus Edson Barboza. Gabriel Gonzaga and Evan Dunham are out with injuries.

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