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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

  • 4 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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  • 5 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 >>

  • 5 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 >>

  • 5 months ago
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UFC 171 hits Dallas for fight week, and for the first time since 2008, someone other than Georges St-Pierre will hold the UFC Welterweight Championship. The vacant title is up for grabs between No. 1-ranked Johny Hendricks and No. 3-ranked Robbie Lawler in the main event, but there are two other high-profile welterweight bouts on the card as well. No. 2-ranked Carlos Condit battles No. 11-ranked Tyron Woodley, and No. 6-ranked Jake Shields squares off against No. 12-ranked Hector Lombard. The 13 read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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2008 Olympian Fredy Serrano has signed an eight-fight contract with the Resurrection Fighting Alliance. read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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For 2008, Olympic gold medal wrestler Henry Cejudo, transitioning to MMA has gone just about as well as he could have hoped for. read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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Here's something you may not know about UFC Fight Night 29 headliner Demian Maia: In his first five UFC fights, the Brazilian picked up a remarkable four "Submission of the Night" bonuses. read news >>

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