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Steve Montgomery steps into Friday's Titan FC 31 bout searching for a victory and hoping to catch the UFC's eye. read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Fighting in Brazil can be a difficult challenge, but Beneil Dariush was already used to it even before signing with the UFC. Set to meet undefeated lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Dariush discusses his win over ‘local hero’ Gilberto dos Santos in Goiania in 2012, how he plans to beat Ferreira on Saturday night, training with UFC contenders like Fabricio Werdum and Rafael dos Anjos at Rafael Cordeiro’s gym and much more. read news >>

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The fan-favorite heavyweight isn't intimidated to be fighting for the UFC interim title, he's just focused on losing 40 something pounds in time for the fight. UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez is injured and can't fight at UFC 180 in Mexico City. Instead the UFC has tapped a most unlikely Cinderella, contender Mark Hunt. Hunt will fight Fabricio Werdum for the interim heavyweight title. Hunt, a 40-year-old veteran of the K1 kickboxing promotion who once fought Fedor Emelianenko for the Pride read news >>

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Mark Hunt may need a miracle. While the heavyweight slugger didn't hesitate to accept an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum in the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Nov. 15 in Mexico, thanks to an untimely injury to reigning division kingpin Cain Velasquez, the 302-pound "Super Samoan" has just over three weeks to lose 37 pounds. The good news is, he's already done it once before, after struggling with his extra baggage last month in Japan. But assuming he gets to where he needs read news >>

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Mark Hunt got the call he's been waiting for on Tuesday morning -- the call to ask if he'd like to fight for the UFC heavyweight title. By now you know the details: A knee injury forced Cain Velasquez out of UFC 180, leading to a UFC interim heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Hunt getting booked for Nov. 15 in Mexico City. Hunt told MMAFighting.com he didn't think twice when he got the call, despite the fact that he'll only get a little over three weeks to prepare for the bigges read news >>

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Ahead of his UFC 179 title challenge against featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes was a guest on Tuesday's edition's of "Beyond the Octagon" on BT Sports. Before Mendes could go off the air, Irish featherweight contender Conor McGregor, who happened to be in studio, shared a few words with the American, and the ensuing exchange proved to be quite memorable. Watch the video above. read news >>

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UFC women’s bantamweight competitor Bethe Correia responds to Miesha Tate’s callout. Bethe Correia is not one to turn down a new challenge. The Brazilian women's bantamweight contender was recently called out by former Strikforce champion Miesha Tate, who selected Correia because she believed it would make for an instant ‘Fight of the Night' contender. "I really want to fight Bethe Correia," Tate told AskMen.com. "She's doing really well and she's not afraid to engage in a fight. She's undefeate read news >>

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If I can be disrespectful for a minute... Try as it could, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just couldn't get that Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis fight to come to fruition. How about "Showtime" vs. Conor McGregor, instead? That's a lightweight "super fight" that can and will happen, according to the "Notorious" featherweight, assuming he's able to win (and retain) the 145-pound strap. But that would also require Pettis to defeat Strikeforce import Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. McGregor talks to read news >>

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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor doesn't mind talking a big game. He's been talking since he joined the UFC in 2013, but it wasn't until he put Dustin Poirier away at UFC 178 that people started listening. "If you do what you say you're going to do, look what happens? I've skipped the queue and now I'm the world title contender, I'm number one contender," McGregor told Severe MMA. "My next fight is most likely going to be for the title. After that there will be no catching me." McGregor will be read news >>

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Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has been extremely dominant as the UFC’s first and only flyweight champion. Since his 2012 rematch with Ian McCall, he has reigned supreme over every 125-pound fighter the UFC has put in front of him. Despite many people thinking that Johnson has essentially cleaned out the top of the flyweight division, a few worthy adversaries remain. Johnson was one of the top fighters at 135 pounds when the UFC first introduced that weight class prior to flyweight. He defeat read news >>

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One of the promotional heads of a new MMA organization from Chechnya has high hopes for the global expansion of their company. The UFC may currently have a stranglehold over the international MMA market, but up-and-coming Chechen promotion ACB has some ambitious plans for global expansion over the coming years. The ACB has already hosted 10 events in various places in Russia, with two more scheduled to take place before the end of the year. It appears to have the full support of the Chechen Repu read news >>

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