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Invicta FC is back and headlining their 11th card will by Cris Cyborg with her first FW title defense. When Cristiane Justino announced, just last month, that she would no longer be moving down to 145lbs, this seemed to signal the end of any conversation about an eventual move to the UFC. Turns out that Rousey vs. Cyborg may still have a future, as Lorenzo Fertitta recently revealed that the UFC has re-opened negotiations with the Invicta featherweight champion. In the meantime, however, Justino read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Former flyweight title challenger John "The Magician" Dodson has been relegated to the sidelines since his lopsided second-round TKO of John Moraga in June. The 30-year-old re-aggravated a lingering knee issue during his bout with Moraga and underwent surgery a month later to repair his ACL and MCL. Dodson has compiled a 5-1 record in the UFC, including a first-round TKO over current 135-pound champion T.J. Dillashaw that won him The Ultimate Fighter in December 2011. "I'm looking at six to eigh read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Conor McGregor did (almost) everything he said he’d do at UFC Fight Night 59, and in the process set himself up for a huge fight with Jose Aldo. Whether or not he knows it, Aldo needs this as badly as McGregor.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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"Daddy" has returned. Former UFC title challenger Joe Stevenson is set to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) following a near three-year sabbatical from the sport after losing five straight bouts in unceremonious fashion. Stevenson (31-15) has not fought since being choked out by Dakota Cochrane in RFA back in 2012, but he hopes he can turn his career around at the ripe age of 32. "Daddy" will make his return at the Super Brawl Showdown pay-per-view (PPV) event against Dominique Robinson at the read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson discusses Jon Jones’ failed drug test and what it means for the sport overall. As one half of the ‘Fight of the Year' in 2013, Alexander Gustafsson is disappointed with how far Jones has fallen since their title fight over a year ago. While the champion remains dominant inside the octagon, his positive drug test for cocaine metabolites forces Gustafsson to contemplate about how this could negatively impacts the sport as a whole. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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T.J. Dillashaw is a champion in a very precarious position. The 135-pound division has long awaited a star who can push the division to mainstream fans, and T.J. seems to be that type of competitor. Unfortunately, the UFC finds itself at a point where very few men are viable contenders for his strap.Since winning the title at UFC 173, Dillashaw has sat atop a division that has been plagued by injuries to the men who would be inserted as challengers. Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assuncao were two me read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Recent flyweight title challenger Chris Cariaso will be Olympic gold medallist Henry Cejudo's next test in the UFC. Wrestling standout and Olympic gold medallist Henry Cejudo wanted to give flyweight another shot, and the UFC has given him that opportunity. After an impressive UFC debut at bantamweight, Cejudo has been booked to face former flyweight title challenger Chris Cariaso at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas on March 14th: #UFC185 adds flyweight bout between @ChrisCariasoMMA & Olympic gold medal read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Former flyweight title challenger Chris Cariaso will take on Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo at UFC 185 “Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.” read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Daniel Cormier was clearly a tough opponent for Jon Jones. After 25 minutes of action, the former Olympian gave the champion all that he could handle but was unable to walk out of the Octagon with a victory. Looking back, there are a few different points in the fight that may have went wrong for Cormier in his first shot at UFC gold. First and foremost, the reach advantage that Jones had over Cormier played a massive role in the course of this fight. According to FightMetric, Jones boasted a 12" read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier will fight in the main event at Saturday's UFC 182, but haven't stopped their squabbling. Despite a tepid staredown, the two continued their long-standing war of words as they hurled insults and epithets at one another. "These guys won't stop!!!," wrote UFC President on his Instagram post documenting the exchange between Cormier and Jones. "This just happened in the fighter meeting and this NEVER happens." A video posted by D read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – Who has the edge in Saturday’s “UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier” headliner? The UFC light heavyweight champion, the challenger and several of their fellow fighters gave us their predictions.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Light heavyweight challenger Daniel Cormier talks to the media at UFC 182, discussing his upcoming fight with Jon Jones and the new age of fighters that are rising up the ranks. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Onetime WSOF middleweight title challenger Jesse Taylor has been forced to withdraw from a planned appearance at next month’s WSOF 17 event.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Listen to the UFC 182 conference call audio featuring UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Daniel Cormier. read news >>

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