Best of 2016, General, UFC

Cleveland, We’ve Got a Champion: WFNY Top Stories of 2016

Stipe Miocic had an incredible 2016. The UFC heavyweight belt was won in Brazil, defended in Cleveland, and he got married. Miocic describes the year that was.

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UFC

Stipe Miocic lights up Cleveland with UFC title defense

Saturday night in Cleveland was one of the greatest Cleveland sporting events of my life. In front of a completely sold out crowd at Quicken Loans Arena for UFC 203, Stipe Miocic snatched the microphone away from Joe Rogan and screamed “O-H” to the loudest “I-O” I had ever heard. Miocic had just sparked the

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General, UFC

Why Stipe Matters

But, is Stipe Miocic better than the Buckeyes?

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UFC

Inside Stipe Miocic’s UFC Heavyweight Championship Win – WFNY Podcast No. 500

Our friend was on hand for Stipe Miocic’s UFC Heavyweight Championship win in UFC 198 and delivers all the details of what it was like behind the scenes in Brazil.

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Boxing/MMA, UFC

STIPE MIOCIC IS THE UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!

STIPE MIOCIC IS THE UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD!

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UFC

Stipe Miocic is on the cusp of the UFC heavyweight championship

After following Stipe Miocic closely for the better part of four years, his time has finally arrived in the UFC. He battles Fabricio Werdum for the UFC Heavyweight Championship of the World on Saturday night.

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Featured, UFC

Stipe Miocic faces long, meaningless odds against Junior Dos Santos

Stipe Miocic is on the precipice of something. Saturday night, the gigantic Clevelander is a big underdog as he faces former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. You never want to be an underdog – certainly not this big of one anyway – but it’s the perfect opportunity for Stipe. He’s ranked number four among

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Boxing/MMA, General, UFC

An Immigrant’s Song

ON JESSICA “EVIL” EYE AND THE FIGHT TO THE TOP On January 5, 2003, Randy Eye was burrowed inside of his Rootstown, Ohio home, shielding himself from the outside world. A bearded, motorcycle-riding mountain of a middle-aged man, Eye was soaking in the remaining hours of a weekend which had only served to provide a

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UFC

Making sense of Anderson Silva’s loss to Chris Weidman

It’s the morning after UFC 162 and I still don’t know what to make of Anderson Silva’s loss to Chris Weidman. We’ve seen Anderson Silva clown around in the ring, taunting his opponent throughout contests. We’ve seen him take more post-fight criticism than punishment in fights where he seemed disinterested in finishing as he danced

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UFC

Jump Aboard the Bandwagon for Cleveland’s own Stipe Miočić

The scene is the Champps restaurant in Valley View Ohio. I arrived this past Saturday night to watch Stipe Miočić face off against Roy “Big Country” Nelson at UFC 161 and the restaurant is absolutely packed with Stipe’s people. It isn’t an odd mix of people or even a mix that is at odds, but

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UFC

Stipe Miočić down, but far from out after first UFC loss

October 8th will be the one year anniversary for Stipe Miočić in the UFC. His first fight was a unanimous decision against Joey Beltran. His second fight came in February when he knocked out Phil De Fries. We picked up the story of the Cleveland-raised fighter prior to his third fight against Shane del Rosario in

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General, UFC

Stipe Miočić takes Cleveland to UFC 146

When I asked Stipe Miočić1 about how much different it has been to fight in the UFC since it requires travel, he told me that he doesn’t like flying very much. The way he laughed about it afterwards, I am guessing that when he says he doesn’t like it much, he really doesn’t like it.

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UFC

UFC Needs to Sell MMA as More Than Just Brutality

This weekend Dana White is hoping to bring the UFC back to the roots of boxing.  Before the great sport of boxing fell victim to the business culture that sprouted up around it, it was a spectacle that seemingly stopped the world.  People tuned in on television and radio and the biggest fans can tell

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