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Few fighters in the history of mixed martial arts can match resumes with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The MMA legend has won both Pride and UFC titles over the course of his storied career and traded leather with a collection of top-ranked talents and icons of the sport along the way. During the height of his popularity, Rua was widely recognized as the best middleweight fighter on the planet and one of the pound-for-pound best in the sport. And he had a violent highlight reel to back it up. In the fo read news >>

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will put his title on the line against Chad Mendes on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, and he has the whole country of Brazil in his hands. If Mendes stops Aldo’s reign 4-year reign as 145-pound kingpin at UFC 179, Brazil would have no UFC titles for the first time in eight years. Anderson Silva, the man who won the first UFC gold in years for his country in 2006, believes that his countryman recently lost three of the four championship belts because they stopped e read news >>

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In the second episode of a new series that features fighters and their dogs, MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon catches up with women's MMA pioneer and Invicta matchmaker Julie Kedzie and her dog Bailey. Watch the first episode here with Andre Arlovski and Maximus. read news >>

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Anderson Silva, who dominated the middleweight division inside the Octagon from 2006 to 2013, believes that one of the reasons why fighters like Renan Barao, read news >>

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Success in today's mixed martial arts is often driven by popularity contests. Each divisional landscape is fueled by ticket sales, international marketability and overall notoriety, especially in a promotion as prolific as the UFC. The race to the top of superstar mountain is not always a fair and well-planned journey, but fighters need to wiggle their way to the front of pack to make it in this sport. However, with progression comes digression. Here are five UFC fighters who are slowly losing t read news >>

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A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>

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I've heard of fighters gassing, but this is ridiculous. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight No. 1 contender, Fabricio Werdum, moved his training camp to a small village in Mexico to prepare for his upcoming title fight against Cain Velasquez, which takes place in the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Nov. 15, 2014, in Mexico City. It was a decision that nearly cost him his life, according to Nick "The Tooth" Gullo (via Fightland): The UFC's first-ever card in Mexico, featurin read news >>

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The first female strawweight fighters to win the inside the Octagon will collide in December. Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who scored unanimous decision victories in their first appearances inside under the UFC banner, are set to battle at the UFC on FOX 13 card in Phoenix on Dec. 13. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up with sources close to the situation following a report from polish website MMA News. Unbeaten in MMA, Gadelha improved to 12-0 with a win over Tina Lähdemäki at UFC read news >>

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The UFC has a sizable list of fighters who are working their way up with significant win streaks. This list includes champions Jon Jones (11 wins), Chris Weidman (eight wins) and Demetrious Johnson (seven wins). UFC 179 headliners Jose Aldo (six wins) and Chad Mendes (five wins) will eliminate one lengthy streak next Saturday. But which non-champions are about to hit a wall in their quest to wear gold? First, we had to assess the fighters on win streaks. We set a baseline of five consecutive UFC read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Two years ago today, Brazil had four of the eight UFC titles. Two years have passed, and Jose Aldo is the only Brazilian left at the top. Anderson Silva, who dominated the middleweight division inside the Octagon from 2006 to 2013, believes that one of the reasons why fighters like Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos and himself lost the UFC gold is because they stopped evolving. "It’s natural. Brazilians forgot some things to focus more on other things. We forgot the evolution," Si read news >>

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The 22 fighters participating on the Bellator 129 fight card at the Mid-America Center in Iowa on October 17 officially weighed in on Thursday. read news >>

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