As expected, UFC 175, which featured title defenses by both Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey, was UFC's most successful pay-per-view show of 2014.The show is estimated a doing between 500,000 and 545,000 buys based on various cable sources. It would be the largest number since UFC 168, also headlined by Weidman and Rousey, that was one of the few shows in UFC history to do in the 1 million buy category.Weidman retained his title in the July 5 main event from Las Vegas, with a five-round win over L read news >>
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With three title defenses down, Demetrious Johnson is on his way toward becoming a UFC legend.
At UFC 174, he'll look to make it four in a row against Ali Bagautinov. If successful, Johnson would match the title reigns of MMA greats Frank Shamrock, Pat Miletich and Chuck Liddell.
Bagautinov won't go down easy, though. The Russian has won 11 in a row and is undefeated inside the Octagon.
Here is a closer look at how Johnson and Bagautinov match up in all areas ahead of their meeting Saturday. Beg read news >>
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At just 26 years of age, Jon Jones has already defeated some of the top fighters of his generation and the generation before him. The reigning UFC light heavyweight champion won the belt at 23 years old, becoming the youngest champion in promotion history. Since that time, he's set a new UFC record by successfully defending his title seven times.
With former titleholders like Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson among his list of victims, his resume reads like read news >>
- 4 months ago
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Japanese promotion Deep pulled out all the stops for “66 Impact” on Tuesday night, stacking the card with title fights in five different weight classes from 135 to 205 pounds. read news >>
- 11 months ago
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones can set the UFC light heavyweight record for most title defenses at UFC 165 on Sept. 21 when he faces Alexander Gustafsson. read news >>
Following his finish of John Moraga at UFC on Fox 8 on Saturday night, Demetrious Johnson is already looking forward to his next in-cage appearance. read news >>
It wasn't the easiest of title defenses, but Legacy FC flyweight champion Will Campuzano retained his belt with a unanimous-decision win over a previously undefeated Allan Nascimento. read news >>
UFC president Dana White says Anderson Silva has got a new 10-fight deal, probably three or four more title defenses, and then superfights with the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones on the horizon. read news >>
- a year ago
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Anderson Silva will sign a new 10-fight deal with the UFC that will likely carry him through the end of his fighting career, and he's got big things in store before he retires. read news >>
As expected Bellator is expanding from four tournaments per season to six beginning in 2013.
According to Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney, it's all part of the organization's goal to have each of its titles defended three times per year.
In the past 12 months, Bellator's eight titles have been defended just six times total. But with the move from MTV2 to the bigger Spike TV in 2013, that should change.
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