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  • 2 years ago
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Renan Barao's impressive submission win over Brad Pickett at UFC 138 makes him the favorite leading into a bout this Saturday with Scott Jorgensen. Coupled with the stellar record he holds in professional competition, the Brazilian is the man to beat in the eyes of most. But Jorgensen is a gambler in the cage, and the only sure bet he makes is that nothing is ever certain when it comes to fighting. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Chris Leben has been suspended for one year by the Las Vegas-based organization after testing positive for banned substances. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The UFC has suspended Chris Leben for one year due to a failed drug test. The veteran middleweight tested positive for the prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone following his UFC 138 main-event loss to Mark Munuz earlier this month. UFC officials, who oversaw regulation for the overseas event, today announced the suspension. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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This past weekend's UFC 138 event drew an average audience of 1.8 million viewers (and a 1.2 household rating) and peaked with more than 2.1 million viewers on Spike TV. Spike TV officials today sent the ratings information to MMAjunkie.com. The Nov. 5 broadcast was the No. 1 rated program on cable in its timeslot among men 18-34 and men 18-49. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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UFC 138 earned an average of 1.8 million viewers for its Saturday evening broadcast on Spike TV. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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BIRMINGHAM, England - Renan Barao believes he's ready for a title shot. Of course, his 27 straight victories lend some credence to the argument. After all, Barao, who scored a first-round submission victory over English fighter Brad Pickett in Saturday's UFC 138 co-headliner, said there's only one reason fighters come to the UFC: to fight for a championship. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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BIRMINGHAM, England - UFC 138 had the makings of a disaster for former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves. A 16-fight UFC veteran, he was criticized for taking on an unknown UFC newcomer in Papy Abedi, and at Friday's weigh-ins, his past weight-cutting issues seemed to catch up with him again when he initially failed to make weight. A victory, though, was Alves needed to reassure himself better days are ahead. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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BIRMINGHAM, England - Saturday night's "UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz" event featured a pair of U.S.-based middleweights in the promotion's first-ever five-round non-title fight, and while headliner Mark Munoz impressed with a second round stoppage of Chris Leben, he wasn't the only fighter providing storylines. UFC 138 marked the UFC's lone visit to England in 2011, and no less than eight British fighters competed on the card. At the evening's post-event press conference, British winners Terry read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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UFC 138 was headlined by Mark Munoz’s stoppage of Chris Leben and featured the arrival of Brazilian star Renan Barao. Pictures from all bouts follow read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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BIRMINGHAM, England - UFC middleweight contender Mark Munoz is good and ready to drop that "up-and-comer" tag. After a 10-minute dismantling of popular slugger Chris Leben in the main event of Saturday's UFC 138 card in Birmingham, England, Munoz said he's ready to challenge UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva for the belt. And while Silva has in the past been targeted by opponent's who seem to bear ill will toward him, Munoz doesn't share in that malice. In face Munoz credits a "Bru read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Though Thiago Alves has only fought twice in the United Kingdom, it has already become one of his favorite stages for combat. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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BIRMINGHAM, England - Saturday's "UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz" event drew a reported 10,823 attendees and generated a live gate of $1.5 million. UFC president Dana White revealed the figures at the evening's post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie.com attended. Featuring a middleweight contest between fast-rising contender Mark Munoz and fan-favorite slugger Chris Leben, White said the figure represents a live-gate record for Birmingham, England's LG Arena, which hosted the event. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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BIRMINGHAM, England - Che Mills, Terry Etim, Renan Barao and Brad Pickett each earned $70,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 138 event. Mills earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Etim picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Barao and Pickett took home "Fight of the Night" honors. MMAjunkie.com learned of the bonus winners and award amounts at UFC 138's post-fight press conference. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Four men took home an extra $70,000 on Saturday night, as Terry Etim, Che Mills, Brad Pickett and Renan Barao were each awarded official bonuses following UFC 138. read news >>

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