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  • Podcast: UFC 165 Recap, Shayna Baszler By: Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood were back Monday to host another edition of "Beatdown" on the Sherdog Radio Network. The duo welcomed back Shayna Baszler to the program as she recapped the latest episode of "The Ultimate Fighter."

    TJ and Jeff also talked about UFC 165 and polled listeners asking "Who do you think is the deserving champion?" - Alexander Gustafsson or Jon Jones?

    Check it out here!

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  • Podcast: Shayna Baszler By: Staff

    TJ De Santis was joined by long-time MMA journalist Damon Martin on this episode of “Beatdown” on the Sherdog Radio Network. The guys were joined by “The Ultimate Fighter” season 18 contestant Shayna Baszler to talk about her time on the show and her upset defeat to Juliana Pena.

    Check it out here.

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  • Poll: McMann-Baszler Scorecard?

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  • Robert Sargent Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by founder Robert Sargent.

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  • UFC Announces Grappling Superfights By: Mike Fridley

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    The UFC on Tuesday made public its plans to host four grappling bouts at the 2010 UFC Fan Expo, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on May 28 and 29.

    “For grappling fans, this is an awesome opportunity to see some of the world’s best ground fighters compete against one another,” stated UFC President Dana White in a press release.

    May 28 Bouts:
    Shayna Baszler vs. Penny Thomas
    Hermes Franca vs. Bill Cooper

    May 29 Bouts:
    Caol Uno vs. Fredson Paixao
    Javier Vazquez vs. Jeff Glover

    Seating for the bouts will be limited and handled on a first come, first served basis, according to the press release. Tickets for the two-day expo are on sale now at

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  • Killing Me Softly By: Loretta Hunt

    God bless five-minute rounds.

    What a pleasure it was to watch Shayna Baszler and Sarah Kaufman both enjoy the upper hand for a time in their 15-minute tryst.

    Those extra six minutes allowed an intriguing story to unfold between the pin-point accurate striker and inventive grappler –- one that would likely have been stilted by the previously abbreviated rounds. The bout also silenced any doubts that women aren’t capable of performing in the same time frame allotted the men (though to anyone that has seen the women ply their trade in the last two years, it was never really a question.)

    Baszler stole the first round away from Kaufman by taking the Canadian’s feet out from under her and implementing a unique knee-to-head choke.

    But the 23-year-old boxer found her groove in the second frame, baiting Baszler into her world with crisp combinations off a potent low kick.

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