Photo album: Fathers and fighters

Inside the Octagon, ferocious UFC and WEC fighters go by a bevy of menacing nicknames: The Crowbar, Batman, Lil' Heathen... but outside, many of them go by just three even more powerful letters: "Dad."

Inside the Octagon, ferocious UFC and WEC fighters go by a bevy of menacing nicknames: The Crowbar, Batman, Lil' Heathen... but outside, many of them go by just three even more powerful letters: "Dad." Click to see photo album

Take Vladimir Matyushenko, aka The Janitor, who's headlining the UFC's first-ever fight card in San Diego on August 1. Just 21 years old when his son was born, he raised the boy himself -- all of their extended family still lives in Belarus. Today, Roman Matyushenko is a great martial artist with a promising MMA career ahead of him who just graded from Air Force boot camp.

fdmatyu“Being a father is the hardest and greatest challenge I have ever faced; but it is also the most fun, significant, and fulfilling experience of my life," he says. My son, Roman, has brought the best out of me, and I am grateful to him for that. ”

To celebrate Father's Day, we created this album of pictures of fighters with their own fathers and with their children.
 

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UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles previews what's coming up for Fight Night Las Vegas this Sunday. This fight card is stacked so be sure not to miss the action on FS1 at 9pm/6pm ETPT.
27 mai 2016
Lors du duel Cowboy vs Cowboy, Donald Cerrone a remporté sa dixième victoire par soumission contre Alex Oliveira. Cerrone se mesurera à Patrick Côté dans le cadre de l'événement Fight Night Ottawa le 18 juin.
27 mai 2016
Uriah Faber a remporté une seconde victoire d'affilée lorsqu'il a vaincu rancisco Rivera à l'UFC 181. Ne manquez pas Faber vs Dominick Cruz à l'UFC 199 le 4 juin en direct sur UFC Premium.
27 mai 2016
UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down and preview the five-round main event between Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt, who meet at Fight Night Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The event airs live and free on FS1.
26 mai 2016