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After some inconsistency in the early part of his UFC career, Michael Johnson has found his stride. It’s led to a four-fight winning streak – and now a top-10 spot in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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When it comes to women's MMA, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey hasn't yet found an equal inside the Octagon. At UFC 184, Cat Zingano will try to prove that she is Rousey's equal. To this point, Rousey hasn't just gone undefeated; she has obliterated anyone standing in her way. The 28-year-old's perfect 10-0 record is enhanced by the fact that all 10 fights have ended in stoppage. Her fights have combined for only 12 total rounds. Rousey has been in the cage for as many rounds as on read news >>

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Check out the results of the first four main card bouts from tonight's UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir in Porto Alegre, Brazil. UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir is the promotion's first of several trips to Brazil in 2015, and so far it's been a rough night for the Brazilian fighters. A dismal 1-4 record on the preliminary card included a quick submission loss for top 10 ranked women's bantamweight Jessica Andrade, but would things improve on the main card? Check out the results of the first fou read news >>

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For nearly six years, boxing fans and combat sports fans alike have hoped to bear witness to Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao in a boxing super fight for the ages. After months of negotiating, and years of speculation, the undefeated Mayweather and eight-division world champion Pacquiao will finally square off inside the ring on May 2nd to unify three welterweight world titles at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather made the fight official yesterday when he posted a picture of th read news >>

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There was a period, way back in early 2009, when Carlos Condit was the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) welterweight champion. That's right around the same time when Thiago Alves was the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 170-pound No. 1 contender. A lot has changed in six years. But not the fact that Condit vs. Alves would still be a great fight. Not just for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, but for each other, as well, as it would establish which longtime veteran is still a contender in the cr read news >>

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UFC 185 will play host to the first UFC title defense for Carla Esparza. The strawweight champion entered The Ultimate Fighter season 20 as the Invicta FC champion and No. 1 overall seed. She confirmed that ranking by advancing to the finals against Rose Namajunas. In the finals, she dominated the young prospect to become the inaugural champion of the UFC's newest division. Her challenger will be Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Jedrzejczyk moved down to 115 pounds when the UFC came calling, and her debut we read news >>

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Maybe we’re all feeling a little bit like Alexander Gustafsson right now. You remember how Gustafsson’s 2015 started, right? The erstwhile light heavyweight No. 1 contender rolled into a Jan. 24 title eliminator against underdog Anthony Johnson with sky-high expectations, only to get flattened—crushed, really—in two minutes, 15 seconds. Gustafsson left the Octagon in tears in front of roughly 30,000 fans in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. He was probably still a little dazed, wondering how a read news >>

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As a wise man once said, "We don't get fooled again." Rumors continue to swirl around the long-awaited bout between once-in-a-generation superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. First we heard it was in the works, then we heard it was almost done, but then Super Bowl 49 came and went without a peep. I'm thinkin' we done been bamboozled once again. The bookies over at Bovada seem a bit more confident than I am, though, releasing a handful of odds for the megabout. Let's see what's in s read news >>

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Threesome? Miesha Tate survived an early first-round scare during her UFC 183 bantamweight bout against Sara McMann -- which went down last weekend (Sat., Jan. 31, 2015) -- to earn her third straight victory after outpointing the former Olympic silver medalist. To watch full fight video highlights click here. Tate didn't walk away unscathed, though, as "Cupcake" suffered a broken orbital bone (pic) during the three-round scrap. Despite the injury, Tate wasted no time in calling out her next oppo read news >>

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MMA referee, Josh Rosenthal set to be released from federal custody next month, a year-and-a-half early from the original sentencing of 37 months confinement. In August of 2013, veteran MMA referee, Josh Rosenthal went to federal prison. He had been sentenced to serve 37 months of confinement , a little over a month earlier, when he plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, possession with intent to distribute, and distributing marijuana. It all started in April, 2012 when federal agents raided read news >>

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Long-time mixed martial arts (MMA) referee Josh Rosenthal -- who was a fixture under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner -- was sentenced to 37 months behind bars with no possibility for parole in July 2013 by the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California. Why? Rosenthal plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana, as well as possession with intent to distribute after federal agents found him running a weed warehouse in "O-Town" with 1,356 marijuana plants (de read news >>

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UFC 183 is over and done with, which makes this a great time to take a look ahead to UFC 184, headlined by a women's bantamweight title fight between dominant champion Ronda Rousey and compelling challenger Cat Zingano. As of this writing, the full UFC 184 card is as follows: Main Card Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm Jake Ellenberger vs. Josh Koscheck Tony Ferguson vs. Yancy Medeiros Mark Munoz vs. Roan Carneiro Preliminary Card Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh Ramon S read news >>

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Miesha Tate says her orbital bone was broken in two places before rallying to defeat Sara McMann at UFC 183. Looks like Miesha Tate really is one tough cupcake. Sara McMann had her in all sorts of trouble early on their UFC 183 bout, until she rallied to out-wrestle the Olympian en-route to a decision. The feat was already impressive on its own, but according to Tate, she also had to comeback after sustaining a broken orbital bone. From her instagram account: "I won!!! I am so excited to be head read news >>

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Miesha Tate survived a rough opening round to turn the tables on Sara McMann at UFC 183 on Saturday night, earning a majority decision victory. read news >>

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