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VIDEO | Watch Conor McGregor’s 25 best punches

VIDEO | Watch Conor McGregor’s 25 best punches

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has made a fortune by destroying opponents with his brutal left hand.

“Mystic Mac” became the first UFC fighter in history to simultaneously hold two belts in different weight classes at November’s UFC 205 event in New York, this after he finished Eddie Alvarez via a sensational second-round knockout.

Conor McGregor

Alvarez is not the only opponent to get put away by McGregor’s nasty left hand. Fellow UFC standouts Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier, Marcus Brimage and Dennis Siver have all fallen to the iron left hand of “The Notorious”.

McGregor will face his stiffest challenge to date next weekend when he makes his professional boxing debut opposite undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

If Conor is to defy the odds and emerge victorious against Mayweather on August 26 he will surely need to do so by utilizing his lightning-quick left hand.

In the following video courtesy of “Boxing Legends TV“, we see the 25 best punches ever landed by Conor McGregor during his time in combat sports.

Check it out.

Do you think Conor McGregor can pull off the massive upset next weekend and thus prevent Floyd Mayweather from retiring with a perfect 50-0 professional boxing record?

Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight championship at UFC 216

Stipe Miocic will defend his heavyweight championship at UFC 216

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his strap for the third time at UFC 216 on October 7 in Las Vegas when he squares off with former division kingpin Cain Velasquez.

The fight was first reported to be in the works on Monday evening by BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor and was later confirmed by James Lynch via mmaoddsbreaker.

Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos.

The victory served at Miocic’s fifth in a row, as he had previously scored finishes over Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem.

Meanwhile, Cain Velasquez (14-2 MMA) has not competed since 2016 at July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Travis Browne.

Prior to that, Velasquez had his impressive five-fight win streak snapped by Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 in Mexico City, losing his heavyweight title in the process.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Cain Velasquez and Stipe Miocic throw down this October in Las Vegas?

With Megan Anderson out, Cris Cyborg gets a new opponent for UFC 214

With Megan Anderson out, Cris Cyborg gets a new opponent for UFC 214

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Cris Cyborg will still be fighting for the UFC women’s featherweight championship on July 29 at UFC 214 in Anaheim, but it won’t be against Megan Anderson.

Unfortunately for fight fans, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke news early this evening that Megan Anderson (8-2 MMA) has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled UFC title shot opposite Cris Cyborg (17-1 MMA) due to personal reasons.

“Due to personal issues, Megan Anderson has been forced to withdraw from her UFC 214 bout against Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino on July 29,” a UFC official stated.

With that said the UFC has managed to keep Cris Cyborg on UFC 214, as the promotion announced that the Brazilian slugger has been booked to fight current Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (19-5 MMA) at the event.

Tonya Evinger was most recently seen in action this past March, where she scored a second-round submission victory over Yana Kunitskaya.

Evinger has recorded 15 finishes in her 19 career victories.

What do you think of the newly announced title fight for UFC 214?

Georges St-Pierre’s fate has been determined

Georges St-Pierre’s fate has been determined

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA) was originally slated to make his long awaited octagon return this summer in a middleweight title fight opposite current division champion Michael Bisping.

Unfortunately for fight fans hoping to watch “Rush” square off with “The Count”, the proposed fight was delayed due to a lingering eye injury suffered by the Canadian star.

Now it appears that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre bout has been scrapped entirely as UFC president revealed to MMAJunkie that the promotion has a new plan for the former welterweight champion of the world.

“Georges and I talked a couple days ago when he was in Vegas,” White said in an exclusive interview at UFC headquarters. “Georges is saying he wants to fight; we’ll get this thing figured out. We’re talking about Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia. These two are going to fight soon. That will free up the 170-pound champion for Georges St-Pierre to return and try to regain his belt.”

News broke earlier this evening that current welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley would be defending his title against top division contender Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California.

With that said, Georges St-Pierre will now meet the winner of the newly announced Woodley vs. Maia matchup.

The timing would work very well for “GSP” to return to the cage against the Maia vs. Woodley winner at Madison Square Garden this November in New York.

St-Pierre was last seen in action at UFC 167 in November of 2013, where he earned a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks.

“GSP” will return to action riding a current twelve-fight win streak, which includes victories over Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, Carlos Condit, Matt Serra, Jake Shields and Matt Hughes just to name a few.

What do you think of the news from UFC president Dana White?