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Luke Thomas

  • joined May 13, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Senior Editor and former Editor-in-Chief of BloodyElbow.com. Current MMA radio host for SiriusXM. Co-host of Spike TV's 'MMA Uncensored Live'. Graduate of The College of William & Mary and former U.S. Marine.

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Holly Holm signs with UFC

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Despite negotiations that initially went sour, three-division boxing champion and undefeated MMA fighter Holly Holm has signed with the UFC to compete in their women's bantamweight division.

Chat Wrap: UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale, & UFC 176 talk

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Luke Thomas discussed on his weekly live chat the topics of UFC 175 and TUF 19 Finale recap, UFC 176's cancellation and a host of reader questions and comments.

Signal to Noise: UFC weekend's best and worst

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On the plus side, Weidman vs. Machida was the sort of title fight fans of this sport crave and deserve. It delivered in every way. On the downside, watching a legend forcing mauled into retirement is something I don't ever have to see again.

Rousey's coach: 'Ronda knocks out Cyborg'

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Ronda Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan isn't only in favor of having Rousey fight Cyborg Justino or having that bout be next for her, but believes the Olympic judoka would knock out the fearsome Brazilian striker with ease.

TUF 19 Finale bonuses: Issa earns $100,000

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UFC bantamweight Leandro Issa earned two post-fight bonuses for the effort and ultimately the finish he turned in when facing Jumabieke Tuerxun at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TUF 19 Finale results: Edgar routs Penn

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In the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Frankie Edgar defeated B.J. Penn in a one-sided beating, making it the third time Edgar has bested the Hawaiian.

TUF 19 Finale results: Anderson mauls Van Buren

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It only took a minute and one second for Corey Anderson to put Matt Van Buren away and become the season 19 light heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter.

TUF 19 Finale results: Gordon runs over Lima

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Eddie Gordon used relentless pressure and heavy punches to put Dhiego Lima away and become the season 19 middleweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter.

TUF 19 Finale results: Lewis smashes Inocente

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With ferocious ground and pound, Derrick Lewis stopped Guto Inocente in the first round of their bout at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday night.

TUF 19 Finale results: Ortiz decisions Scoggins

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In the opening bout of the TUF 19 Finale main card, flyweight Dustin Ortiz won a split decision victory over Justin Scoggins.

TUF 19 Finale results: Drysdale cruises in debut

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The jiu-jitsu phenom Robert Drysdale had little trouble dispatching Keith Berish in the opening bout of the card in Las Vegas at the TUF 19 Finale.

TUF 19 Finale predictions

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Will B.J. Penn finally get his revenge on Frankie Edgar or is 'The Answer' still one step ahead of 'The Prodigy' even at featherweight? I

White says Belfort potentially next for Weidman

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Until he gets his licensing issues with the Nevada Athletic Commission fixed, nothing is set in stone, but UFC President Dana White said a bout with Vitor Belfort would hopefully be next for UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman.

White furious with production truck, not Rogan

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While it appeared that UFC President Dana White was angry with commentator Joe Rogan for asking about Ronda Rousey potentially headlining UFC 176 in August, White said his anger was instead directed at the UFC production team.

UFC 175 bonuses: Weidman, Machida claim FOTN award

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UFC middlweight champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida were among many post-fight bonus award winners. In the case of the main event, they earned Fight of the Night honors for their sensational instant classic title fight.

UFC 175 live blog: Weidman vs. Machida

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Follow the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida fight live at UFC 175 on Saturday night.

UFC 175 live blog: Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis

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Follow the Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis fight live at UFC 175 on Saturday night.

UFC 175 live blog: Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos

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Follow the Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos fight live at UFC 175 on Saturday night.

UFC 175 live blog: Brimage vs. Doane

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Follow the Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane fight live at UFC 175 on Saturday night.

UFC 175 fight card: What's at stake?

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UFC 175 is an excellent test of the state of the casual mixed martial arts fan base. The event has legitimate, well-known fighters in bouts of consequence. Is that enough to draw a significant buy rate on pay-per-view?

WSOF 11 predictions

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Will Nick Newell make history or is Justin Gaethje's roll through the division set to continue?

MacDonald says bout with Saffiedine 'makes sense'

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After being called out by Tarec Saffiedine on Monday's The MMA Hour, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald says a bout with the former Strikeforce welterweight champion 'makes sense'.

UFC 175 predictions

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Will Chris Weidman continue his run of middleweight dominance or is Lyoto Machida going to win two titles in two weight classes? Is Ronda Rousey set to land her patented armbar or is Alexis Davis going to cause a huge upset?

Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis possible for fall

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Nothing is finalized yet, but UFC light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis could meet in the Octagon this fall, according to a report by Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.

Chat Wrap: Sonnen, UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale and more

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Luke Thomas discussed on his weekly live chat topics that include UFC 175 discussion, Chael Sonnen's situation and a host of reader questions and comments.

GSP explains support of drug kingpin in letter to fans

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After news broke that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre wrote a letter in defense of Jimmy Cournoyer, a notorious drug kingpin, GSP decided to explain to fans why he was taking the side of a man so far on the other side of the law.

Myles Jury attempts to nudge Nate Diaz into bout agreement

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UFC lightweight Myles Jury took to Twitter to see if he could bring the semi-retired Nate Diaz back to the Octagon. Interestingly, Jury's tweet was re-tweeted by the UFC's Twitter account.

Marquardt claims $50,000 bonus in return to 185lbs

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Nate Marquardt's return to middleweight proved a fruitful one as he earned a win for the first time in four fights as well as Performance of the Night bonus for his first-round submission of James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night 43.

UFC results: Nate Marquardt submits James Te Huna

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In a must-win bout for both competitors, Nate Marquardt got back on the winning track as he submitted James Te Huna in the main event at UFC Fight Night 43 via first-round armbar.

UFC Fight Night 43 predictions

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Will Nate Marquardt be able to get back on the winning track or is James Te Huna ready to make his mark in his new home of middleweight?

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