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While the UFC has been in the news for the large number of fighters they've released lately (or are...
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Felice Herrig is this years super hero.

UFC strawweight Tecia Torres is adorbs as one of Santa’s little Tiny Tornado helpers in a costume that also doubles as fight gear.

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CHUN-LI – Jinh Yu Frey

Just like Invicta FC atomweight Jinh Yu Frey, Street Fighter’s Chun-Li is small but powerful.

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COWGIRL – Andrea KGB Lee

Invicta FC flyweight KGB Lee already wears the accent and the hat in real life, but throw on a pair of Daisy Dukes and some boots and anyone can be a Texas cowgirl.

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MORE HERE!! Ten Best Women's MMA Halloween Costumes - GIRL FIGHTS MMA
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World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje will know who his next title defense will come against once this eight-man, one-night tournament is complete on November 20th in Phoenix, Arizona.

With the tournament brackets set, the rules are now in place for next month's card. Here are the basic details per Thursday's press release:
  • No elbows allowed, ground or standing, until the tournament finals.
  • The quarter- and semifinals will consist of two five-minute rounds (ignore what their own poster says in the image at the top of the page).
  • If the three judges scoring the bouts have it as a draw, a fourth judge will be used to serve as the tiebreaker, but don't ask me what happens if the 4th judge has it as a draw as well.
LINK: Rules for WSOF's one-night tournament include 4th judge, no elbows until finals - Bloody Elbow
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Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission Suspended Rousimar Palhares 2 years in addition to a $40,000 fine plus legal costs for not promptly releasing a submission hold upon referee direction.

The infraction occurred at World Series of Fighting 22 where then Welterweight Champion Palhares retained his title via kimura submission. He was subsequently stripped of his title by the promoter and temporarily suspended by the NSAC pending today’s hearing.

This is not a first time occurrence for Palhares and his reputation preceded him with the NSAC being specifically concerned that this not occur. This history likely influenced the level of punishment imposed.

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After UFC middleweight Caio Magalhaes lost to Josh Samman at the UFC’s TUF 21 Finale in July 2015 he displayed poor sportsmanship by spitting blood at his opponent and catching referee John McCarthy in the crossfire.

Today the NSAC concluded this behavior constituted “conduct that is detrimental to a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat” and issued a 6 month suspension and 40 hours of community service for the infraction.

In an interesting side story, Magalhaes informed the commission, during his plea for leniency, that he had dinner with Samman following the bout and buried the hatchet. Samman promptly tweeted that this was, at least in part, false. If the Commission was misled while Magalhaes was under oath this can open the door to far more serious consequences.

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Dustin Poirier made a wise choice.

The UFC lightweight was without an opponent last week when Joseph Duffy was forced to pull out of their main event fight with a concussion just three days out. Poirier was offered a bout with Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, but turned it down.

Now, Poirier will get the bout he was supposed to have over the weekend. Poirier vs. Duffy has been rebooked for UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, it was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight.

LINK: Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy rescheduled for UFC 195 in January - MMA Fighting