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Tyron Woodley – professional fighter

Tyron Woodley – professional fighter

Tyron Woodley – professional fighter

Tyron Woodley is an American professional MMA fighter, former freestyle wrestler. In 2013 he appeared in the UFC. He is the UFC welterweight champion.
Tyron Lanklet Woodley was born on April 17, 1982 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tyron was the eleventh of thirteen children into the family of Sylvester and Deborah Woodley. He was raised by his mother, as his father left the family when Tyron was 10 years old. In 2000 the boy graduated from McCluer High School. He was a member of the American football school team. In 2000 Tyron became the champion of Missouri in wrestling. In the same year he participated in the United States Wrestling Championship and took the third place among juniors.
In 2005 Tyron graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in agriculture. As a student he was the captain of the university wrestling team from 2003 to 2005, in 2003 he was the winner of the Big 12 Conference. In 2003 and 2005 he was an All-American athlete in wrestling.
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Miesha Tate – MMA fighter

Miesha Tate – MMA fighter

Miesha Tate – MMA fighter

Miesha Tate is an American mixed martial arts fighter. She is former UFC and former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion. In March 2016 she took the fifteenth place in the official UFC ranking among the best pound for pound fighters and Sherdog put her in the first place in the women’s bantamweight rating. Tate is also grappling silver medalist in the weight category 63-72 kg according to the FILA.
Miesha Theresa Tate was born on August 18, 1986 in Tacoma, Washington. At school she was engaged in wrestling. In 2005, she won the Women’s State Championship school level. Then she won the state-level championship in the weight category 71 kg. Later she joined mixed martial arts club at Central Washington University. The head of the club was Bryan Caraway. Tate began fighting at amateur level and then began her professional career.
Tate’s debut took place in 2007 in a one-day Women’s Grand Prix HOOKnSHOOT. She defeated Jana Finney in the first round, but lost to Caitlin Young.
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Luke Skyler Rockhold – MMA fighter

Luke Skyler Rockhold – MMA fighter

Luke Skyler Rockhold – MMA fighter

Luke Skyler Rockhold is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He is a former UFC champion and a former Strikeforce middleweight champion. In March 2016 he was the fifth in the official UFC ranking of the best pound for pound fighters. Sherdog rating puts Rockhold in first place in middleweight and fourth in the list of the best pound for pound fighters
Rockhold was born on October 17, 1984 in Santa Cruz, California. His brother Matt Rockhold is a professional surfer (they sometimes go surfing together). His father Steve Rockhold was a professional basketball player in Europe. Rockhold has Irish and Native American roots.
At the age of six Luke was engaged in judo, but gave up this sport when he was ten. In seventh grade Rockhold joined the school wrestling team and was engaged in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After winning several Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments he decided to try his hand at mixed martial arts. Rockhold joined American Kickboxing Academy.
In July 2007, Rockhold made his debut against Mike Martinez at Melee on the Mountain tournament. He won in the middle of the first round. In November 2007 he lost his second fight to Tony Rubalcava.
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Conor Anthony McGregor – Irish fighter

Conor Anthony McGregor – Irish fighter

Conor Anthony McGregor – Irish fighter

Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish fighter. He is UFC featherweight and lightweight champion. In July 2016 he took the sixth place among the best fighters in the official UFC pound-for-pound ranking. Sherdog rating puts McGregor on the first place in the featherweight.
Conor McGregor was born on July 14, 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. He has one sister named Erin. As a child he became interested in sports, especially football. McGregor played for the football club Luders Celtic and was a fan of Manchester United.
In 2006 his family moved to Lucan where Conor went to Colaiste Cois Life School. After graduating from school he began studying plumber profession. Later McGregor began to train with future UFC fighter Tom Egan. So McGregor became interested in mixed martial arts. At the age of 16 he joined SBG (Straight Blast Gym).
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Ronda Rousey – American MMA fighter

Ronda Rousey - American MMA fighter

Ronda Rousey – American MMA fighter

Ronda Rousey is an American MMA fighter, judoka, and actress. She is the first champion of the UFC, former champion of Strikeforce. She completed almost all (except one) fights in MMA in the first round. She spent a total of one minute and four seconds on victory in the last three fights. In 2008, Ronda became the first American woman to win a bronze medal in judo at the summer Olympics.
According to MMARising, MMAWeekly and other sources, Rousey is considered one of the best MMA fighters in the pound for pound world rankings and the number one in the overall lightest weight ranking among women.
In August 2015, Forbes magazine put Ronda to eighth place in the top 10 highest-paid female athletes of the world with annual earnings of $ 6.5 million. Forbes Experts estimated that her earnings for the fights were $ 3 million, and the remaining 3.5 million she received from other activities.
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Cool Papa Bell – baseball player

Cool Papa Bell - baseball player

Cool Papa Bell – baseball player

Cool Papa Bell is known as one of the fastest base runners of all time. In 1974 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
James Thomas Nichols was born on May 17, 1903 in Starkville, Mississippi to Jonas Bell and Mary Nichols. James had two sisters and four elder brothers. His mother was Mary Nichols, and his father was Jonas Bell. When James was seventeen, he changed his name to Bell and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to join his four brothers in the amateur baseball team, Compton Hill beginners. In 1920 James married Clarabelle Thompson.
James Bell was given the nickname “Cool Papa” when he was 19-year-old pitcher. He made the name for himself when he struck out slugger Oscar Charleston at a crucial point in a game.
At the time, African Americans were not allowed to play for major league teams. They played instead for teams in the Negro leagues. Bell retired shortly before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Between 1922 and 1950 James Bell played for teams across the Midwest.
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Lance Armstrong – great cyclist

Lance Armstrong – great cyclist

Lance Armstrong – great cyclist


Lance Armstrong is an American road racing cyclist. Lance was one of the greatest professional cyclists. He is the only person to have won the Tour de France—the world’s most difficult bicycle race—seven times in a row (1999-2005). He was only the second person from the United States ever to win the Tour de France. In 2012, he was disqualified for doping.
Lance is the founder of the charity fund to help people affected by cancer – Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Lance Edward Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas. His surname at birth was Gunderson. His father left the family when he was a little boy and Lance was brought up by mother. When he was three-years-old, his mother was remarried to a man named Terry Armstrong, who formally adopted Lance.
In his childhood Lance was engaged in swimming.
In 1989 and 1990 he became US champion in triathlon. In those years, the triathlon was not an Olympic sport, and Lance decided to be engaged in cycling, to participate in the Olympics.
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