Each UFC division encompasses its own world of in-cage lunatics, obsessed practitioners and formidable title threats.
From January to December, these differing Octagon entities wage war on one another until they reach the bittersweet top.
But along the way we are reminded that certain fighters hold more appeal than others. Some have what it takes to not only dismantle the hungry wolves around them, but run the pack.
These are what we call top contenders. And for them, getting a shot at the champ more
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With UFC 175 on Saturday and The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale on Sunday, it was a busy weekend.
Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey both defended their championships at UFC 175. The middleweight champion faced some adversity in the later rounds, but Weidman ultimately held Lyoto Machida off for a decision win. Getting her hand raised in much smoother fashion, Rousey knocked Alexis Davis out in only 16 seconds after tossing the challenger to the canvas.
On Sunday, Frankie Edgar brought an end to BJ Penn more
Every fighter is different.
From the food they eat to the training camps they conquer, no two fighters are alike.
But as vast as the spectrum grows, their fear serves as a mediator, bringing polar opposites back together.
So what exactly creates this fear?
How about a devastating liver kick? Or an overhand right capable of punching through brick?
Whichever poison fuels their fire, they must all play their cards right to avoid the most dangerous weapons in their path.
Here are those tools that in more
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Robbie Lawler was only one of several Top 15 fighters to showcase their skills on Saturday. UFC on Fox 12 also featured big wins by Anthony Johnson, Dennis Bermudez and Bobby Green.
All four contenders took important steps toward title shots in their respective divisions. Though, surprisingly, none of the main card winners moved upward in the UFC divisional rankings.
What movement did result from the weekend's bouts?
Here are the latest official UFC rankings via UFC.com, which are voted on by va more
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Two American Judo Olympians, Travis Stevens and Jimmy Pedro, so how to defend the Judo favored rolling arm attack. more
The 16 fighters who will compete for the UFC's first strawweight title was announced Thursday.Some of the notable names include Invicta strawweight champion Carla Esparza and former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne.They will be coached by UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The show began filming earlier this week.Check out the TUF 20 cast below.Heather Jo ClarkEmily KaganAisling DalyLisa EllisCarla EsparzaFelice Herri more