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  • 12 days ago
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" MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Ronaldo Souza avenged a 2008 loss against Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 on Friday night to make it seven wins in a row, four of which have come in in the UFC. But don't book him into a middleweight title fight just yet. That's because there's already a 185-pound title fight on the horizon between Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman, which is set for UFC 181 on Dec. 6. Even though Jacare has earned his way into title talks, his timing is off for that to happen immediate read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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This Friday, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza squares off against the former DREAM light heavyweight, middleweight and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50. Souza and Mousasi will be headlining the card, a rematch of a fight they had back in 2008 with the DREAM middleweight title on the line. That fight ended early in the first round when Mousasi landed a brutal upkick and knocked Souza out cold. Each fighter has done very wel read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Henry Cejudo isn't giving up on his UFC dream just yet. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist, who withdrew from his scheduled UFC debut last Friday in Sacramento, Calif., due to medical issues related to his weight cut, has accepted the UFC's offer to move up to bantamweight, according to his manager Bill McFarlane. After Cejudo failed to make the 126-pound flyweight limit 24 hours before UFC 177, UFC president Dana White told the media that Cejudo had two options: either compete at bantamweight in hi read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Henry Cejudo is a former Olympic gold medalist. He won gold in 2008 in Beijing for wrestling in the freestyle 55kg division. He went back for the Olympic trials in 2012 but didn't make it. He retired on the mat by removing his shoes and tossing them to the crowd. In early 2013, he announced plans to begin training for MMA, and he made his debut in March 2013 at bantamweight. He won that fight by submission to punches in just about 90 seconds. He racked up a record of 6-0 before being signed to t read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Wilson Reis won the EliteXC featherweight championship in 2008, but his life changed a lot since. After a nine-fight career under the Bellator banner, the talented fighter entered the UFC as a bantamweight in 2013, but UFC Fight Night 49 marks a new start. Ranked No. 15 at 135 pounds, Reis cuts down to flyweight to battle Joby Sanchez on Saturday night in Tulsa, and he credits former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz for his recent evolution. "It’s my second full training camp here read news >>

  • a month ago
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Michael Bisping has fought in front of friendly crowds more than his fair share during his UFC career. Check out one of his first in the UFC, when he ran through Jason Day at UFC 85. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC has signed 2008 Olympic gold medalist and undefeated mixed martial artist Henry Cejudo to a multi-fight deal, promotion officials announced on Friday evening. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Gegard Mousasi finished Ronaldo Souza the first time they fought in 2008, but can he do it again? The middleweights are set to collide again at the UFC 176 co-main event in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 2, and "Jacare" is confident he will have his hand raised this time. "I was waiting for a tough fight," Souza told MMAFighting.com. "I knew I could possibly fight Gegard Mousasi, or maybe Luke Rockhold, and I’m glad the UFC gave me this fight. I hope I can do a great fight and get the win." The fi read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Check out the main event bout between 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii (12-2-1 MMA) and UFC veteran Philip De Fries (10-4 (1) MMA) at IGF 1: Inoki Genome Fight 1 in Tokyo, Japan on April 5.
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  • 6 months ago
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For the first time since 2008, the UFC welterweight title was up for grabs by a person not named Georges St-Pierre. At UFC 171 on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler engaged in a five-round battle that had as much activity as it did tense moments. Ultimately, it was Hendricks who emerged the victor, earning a unanimous decision victory 48-47 across all three judges scorecards. The Oklahoma State University alumnus didn't get there easily, as he was nearly finished read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Back on December 6, 2008, it was pretty clear the career of Oscar De La Hoya was over after his fight with Manny Pacquiao ended after the eighth round. Suddenly, there was a moment of truth. For years people said boxing was a sport on life support, and what was keeping it alive was the mainstream popularity of De La Hoya. Insiders knew De La Hoya was past his physical peak, but he was still the biggest drawing card in the sport. Bob Arum was directly asked it about that same thing about an hour read news >>

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