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The UFC has picked up another top bantamweight product in Team Alpha Male fighter Cody Garbrandt. When you look at the career path for the typical American top prospect, look no further than Cody Garbrandt. A young fighter with a strong background in combat sports, aligned with a major camp, has arrived in the UFC just two years and five fights into his pro career. Garbrandt is now scheduled to take on Marcus Brimage at UFC 182 on January 3, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC announced the matchup on read news >>

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UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is interested in a title fight against Dominick Cruz in either February or March. Following a recent surgical procedure on his elbow, it appears T.J. Dillashaw will be ready to return to the cage in either February or March. Dillashaw's manager informed MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on this week's edition of UFC Tonight that his client would be perfectly fit to make his return in either of those months to face former champion Dominick Cruz. The bantamwe read news >>

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Talented young UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald will fight again by spring 2015. That's McDonald's stated goal as he works his way back from hand and wrist surgeries that kept him out of action for over a year. Ariel Helwani announced the news Wednesday on UFC Tonight, with Marc Raimondi of Fox Sports adding an additional report. UFC bantamweight contender Michael McDonald targeting spring return http://t.co/lSQmGe3reX — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) November 20, 2014 Once considered a phenom at 13 read news >>

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Having not fought at all this year, UFC bantamweight contender Michael McDonald is targeting a return to the Octagon in the spring. Michael McDonald has been largely out of the spotlight in the UFC's bantamweight division. The 23-year-old phenom hasn't fought since a lopsided submission loss to Urijah Faber in December 2013, dropping him to 1-2 in his last 3 bouts. According to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, McDonald is coming off wrist surgery and is planning to make his return early next year. M read news >>

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Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia was all set to settle her war of words against former division No. 1 contender Miesha Tate, until "Pitbull" was bounced from the "mix" with a devastating eye injury. A detached retina, to be exact. That paved the way for Tate vs. Sara McMann at the upcoming UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a 135-pound showdown that could eliminate one of the competitors from the bantam read news >>

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Miesha Tate wanted women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correira in her next fight, but Correira was forced to turn the offer down due to an injury. Now we know exactly what it was that kept the Brazilian from competing. Turns out it was a detached retina in her right eye. Correia's coach Wallid Ismail told UFC Tonight that she suffered the injury last month in training and had to have surgery to fix it. According to Ariel Helwani, who spoke to Ismail, Correia is hoping to return to action in th read news >>

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A new women's bantamweight fighter and a new light heavyweight make their way to the UFC It's always good to see talent added to the UFC's thinnest divisions, and today we get two such additions, with the signings of Ashlee Evans-Smith, and Jonathan Wilson. Both fighters will debut at UFC 181, in just under three weeks time. WombatSports.com first reported the signing of Evans-Smtih, who will fill in for the injured Holly Holm against Raquel Pennington. Jonathan Wilson's signing was reported yes read news >>

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Ronda Rousey is the Queen of Mean. Her reign as the UFC women's bantamweight champion is one of glory, guts and undeniable domination. However, in a sport bubbling over with talented fighters from all corners of the globe, a champion's tenure is never a sure bet. Instead, scintillating titleholders like Rousey are forced stand their ground and power through the waves of hungry contenders that crash upon MMA's beachfront. It's a life of violence and sometimes ultimate peril, but it comes with the read news >>

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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey keeps her 2015 plans simple. She just plans to hang onto the women's 135-pound title. read news >>

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UFC bantamweight Sergio Pettis, younger brother of lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, will clash with Matt Hobar at UFC 181 on Dec. 6. Pettis comes into the contest a winner, scoring a unanimous-decision victory over veteran ground specialist Yaotzin Meza. In the bout, Pettis used an effective combination of striking to defeat the 33-year-old. At 21 years old with a record of 11-1, Pettis is talented but still evolving, and he knows that. "I was starting to get a little bit more loose," Pettis read news >>

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UFC women's bantamweight Leslie Smith suffered one of the most disturbing injuries in MMA history at UFC 180 Saturday night, when an ill-fated punch to her cauliflower-stricken left ear caused it to explode. While the injury looked absolutely awful in real time, per Fox Sports, the post-fight photo is arguably even worse, as a Sqor Sports post (warning: very graphic image) from Smith features her ear—gaping, bloody hole and all. It's certainly not for the weak of heart. She wrote on Sqor: I was read news >>

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