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Undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare aims for an early 2015 fight with former middleweight and welterweight contender Demian Maia. Ryan LaFlare is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the UFC, with wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Ben Alloway, Court McGee, and John Howard. An injury prevented him from facing Gunnar Nelson back in July, and it ultimately sidelined him for the rest of 2014. In an interview with MMA Fighting, LaFlare expressed interest in taking on Demian Maia once the New Yorker is cleared to c read news >>

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The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Currently the #6 ranked featherweight, Poirier has been competing at the weight class since he made his UFC debut in 2011. As he announced the news on his twitter account, 'the Diamond' will head back to 155 lbs, where he has competed earlier on his career, up until his WEC days in 2010. The 25-year-old read news >>

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Dustin Poirier's featherweight days are over. The former 145-pound contender confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he has decided to resume his fighting career as a lightweight. "I'm big," he wrote via text message. "The cut made me hate the process of getting ready for a fight. I was focused on how to make weight instead of how to beat my opponent. It's sucks to drop out of the rankings, but it has to be done. I'm 180 right now and in great shape." Poirier most recently lost via first-round TKO to read news >>

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Less than two months after he was promised the next UFC welterweight title shot in his native Canada, it appears now that Rory MacDonald won’t get the next crack at the gold.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Sorry, Rory MacDonald, but you're going to have to wait. The UFC welterweight contender was recently told by UFC brass that he will not get the next shot at the 170-pound title, according to "UFC Tonight." read news >>

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No. 4-ranked contender Lyoto Machida meets No. 10-ranked CB Dollaway in the UFC Fight Night 58 headliner. The middleweight clash will send the winner into title contention. Dollaway has a chance to silence his critics and establish himself as one of the elite in the division. He started his career 6-0 before joining the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. The Arizona State wrestler made the finals against Amir Sadollah, where he would suffer his first career loss. Dollaway had an up-and-down read news >>

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UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor seems a bit torn over the promotion's decision to allow a retired professional wrestler with no competitive experience whatsoever to compete alongside him in the sport's premier organization. McGregor understands the appeal of wrangling the elusive and dreaded 'casual fan,' but would have preferred for 36-year-old CM Punk to first prove himself elsewhere. "I don't have no problem with it," McGregor told Severe MMA. "If you bring something with you to th read news >>

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A UFC heavyweight contender was born at UFC on Fox 13. A former champion was exposed. In the night's main event from Phoenix, Junior dos Santos met his equal in Stipe Miocic. Miocic took the fight to dos Santos early and often, cracking the former champion with hard punches and avoiding any serious punishment himself until the championship rounds. Dos Santos did not falter. He did not fall. He's the toughest heavyweight in the UFC, and Miocic was not the man to put him away. Still, the punishmen read news >>

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"She's the former Invicta champ for a reason. Hats off to her, she's really good. It just wasn't my night tonight but I'll get better from this just like last time. I'm just gonna take a minute to take everything in. It was my UFC debut and there was a lot of pressure going into this. I just know that I'm a contender for a reason. I just gotta get back and get stronger and climb my way back to the top." TJ Dillashaw was knocked out in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale back in late 2011, and n read news >>

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The UFC invades Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday with UFC on Fox 13, a stacked card featuring two critical heavyweight bouts. In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos battles 12-1 Stipe Miocic in what appears to be a No. 1-contender's matchup. The winner of that fight can appeal for a shot at the winner of Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, and he'll probably get it. The other important heavyweight bout, though, takes place earlier on the card. It's Stefan Struve vs. Alist read news >>

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Watch the UFC on FOX 13 Fight Club Q&A featuring welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum streaming live on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. read news >>

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Jake Shields will look to attain his second win in as many fights under the World Series of Fighting banner against Brian Foster at WSOF 17 on Jan. 17. read news >>

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For WSOF featherweight contender Lance Palmer, it's not about just winning a title, it's about becoming a better mixed martial artist. read news >>

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Rousimar Palhares puts his World Series of Fighting welterweight title on the line Saturday night against Jon Fitch, and the winner of that bout will sit down and watch Jake Shields battle Brian Foster for the No. 1 contender spot at WSOF 17. Ariel Helwani reported on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that Shields vs. Foster goes down Jan. 17 at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and a title shot is also on the line. The fight card airs live on NBC Sports. After a eight-fight run in the UFC, Shie read news >>

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