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  • 17 days ago
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Selecting a weight class is a big deal in mixed martial arts. Most athletes want to cut down to the smallest size possible, while retaining the physical abilities that will allow them to excel over their opponent. However, some struggle with maintaining that competitive weight. John Lineker and Kelvin Gastelum are two men who face the challenge of competing in new divisions due to issues with weight cuts. Lineker and Gastelum were poised for big fights at UFC 183. Lineker was supposed to face of read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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UFC welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard not only lost their UFC 186 co-headlining slot, but they also lost the matchup itself.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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A pivotal fight between welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard has been removed from the UFC 186 fight card. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Mere logic would put top contenders Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson in a bout to determine the next title contender, but obviously, the UFC has other things in mind for the light heavyweight division. During the UFC 183 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that bouts for both Cormier and Gustafsson had already been booked. “Cormier’s got another fight set up right now and we actually have another fight for Gustafsson, too,” said White. “After those two fight th read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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It appears UFC lightweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone have taken matchmaking duties into their own hands.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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We're about 18 months into the new era of middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Ever since that historic night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena at UFC 162, the world has begun familiarizing itself with this new breed. He's the All-American and the best fighter at 185 pounds. Two men have tried to pry the belt from his grasp. Two men have failed. A third man gets his chance at UFC 184 on Feb. 28, but whether Vitor Belfort has what it takes to dethrone the king is anybody's guess. Whether any o read news >>

  • a month ago
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If two top UFC lightweight contenders get their way, they could be fighting for a title shot at UFC 187 in May.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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With his win over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, No. 5 featherweight contender Conor McGregor earned a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo. In the stacked featherweight class, multiple other competitors were deserving of a title shot, but McGregor rose above the rest by igniting MMA fans with his confidence inside and outside the Octagon. With a 5-0 start to his UFC career, the Irishman has set up what will be one of the most highly anticipated 145-pound bouts in MMA history. During the UF read news >>

  • a month ago
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Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida, two middleweight contenders, are currently slated to fight at UFC on FOX 15 in Newark, N.J. on April 18, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rockhold (13-2) has won his last three fights in a row, most recently submitting Michael Bisping in November. Meanwhile, Machida (22-5) is coming off a first-round TKO win over C.B. Dollaway last month. Both fighters, as well as UFC president Dana White, have expressed interest in the fight recently. Rockho read news >>

  • a month ago
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Several UFC fighters stepped up to the plate and made names for themselves in 2014. Some talked their way into title contendership, while others flourished in the underdog role and earned the respect of their peers. Fighters like Yoel Romero, Kelvin Gastelum and Conor McGregor ran through opponents en route to establishing divisional dominance. This year will feature a new crop of prospects looking to pave their way toward Top Five territory. So who will be this year's Gastelum? Brazilians Charl read news >>

  • a month ago
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Lost in all of the hype surrounding the growing number of title contenders atop of the UFC lightweight division is former champion Benson Henderson. Henderson, a former WEC lightweight champion, has one of the most spotless records in MMA and defended his title three times before dropping his strap to Anthony Pettis in a surprise armbar loss at UFC 164. Since then, the MMA Lab fighter has rebounded with wins over Josh Thomson and Rustam Khabilov, the latter being his first finish inside the UFC. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Unbroken. After 22 professional fights—nine of which have come against some of the very best contenders the UFC's light heavyweight division has ever had to offer—Jon Jones has, for all intents and purposes, remained unbroken. But thankfully, for both MMA fans and Jones' legacy, he hasn't gone untested. He's outclassed certain opponents while making few others appear to be near equals. Few people would be able to convincingly argue that Jones is anything but the greatest light heavyweight fighte read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC’s list of bantamweight contenders on Monday was dealt not one, but two devastating blows, as Raphael Assuncao joined Dominick Cruz on the injured list. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Champions Johny Hendricks and Anthony Pettis as well as UFC 181 title contenders Robbie Lawler and Gilbert Melendez weigh-in on Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor. read news >>

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