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UFC 177 was a card that was labelled as cursed, and for good reasons, and while it was a card that was short of high level fighters, it had some entertainment value. The UFC 177 card was ravaged by injury, weight cutting issues, and fight cancellations. It will be held up as an example, likely for years to come, as one of the most depleted cards in the history of the promotion. In terms of PPV buys, it is unlike to do well as this weekend was the first in the college football season in the Unite read news >>

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"Welcome the the haunted UFC card," Joe Rogan said to kick off the official weigh-ins for UFC 177. Truer words have never been spoken. In a crazy turn of events, the lineup for the promotion's return to Sacramento underwent a drastic shake-up as the card lost two high-profile tilts, one of which was the main event rematch between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao. The Baron was forced to stop cutting weight for medical reasons and was removed from his bout with the Team Alpha read news >>

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The good news is, Jung did not suffer any structural damage and may be able to get back into the thick of things in just a couple of weeks. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is actively seeking a new opponent for Akira Corassani following an injury to Chan Sung Jung, which booted him from the upcoming UFC Fight Night 53 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass on Oct. 4, 2014 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. MMA In Asia first reported the change and MMA Fighting has the follow up f read news >>

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If anybody understands how topsy-turvy life in the UFC can be, it’s Danny Castillo. Not all that long ago, Castillo found himself in the UFC doghouse when he turned down a bout with Takanori Gomi on the advice of his coach, Duane Ludwig. He went on the MMA Hour shortly thereafter and said he regretted the decision. His penitence, presumably, was a buried prelim spot against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172.How did he handle it? Castillo scored one of the more memorable knockouts of the year at that read news >>

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Michael Bisping proved there’s no substitute for speed, good footwork and a solid jab in his fourth-round TKO win over Cung Le at UFC Fight Night 48 on Saturday. The Count promised fans they would see the best Bisping yet at the official weigh-ins on Friday, and he answered the call by tactfully picking the Sanshou master apart on the feet for the better part of four rounds. As shown in the above ESPN SportsCenter highlights, the 42-year-old Le entered the cage looking as ripped as a comic book read news >>

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Rustam Khabilov was a good start. Last we saw Benson Henderson, the former lightweight champion snapped his streak of eight consecutive decision victories at June’s UFC Fight Night 42, earning—wait for it—the first stoppage win of his UFC career via fourth-round submission over Khabilov. This particular rear-naked choke—beautiful in its efficiency after Henderson stunned the Russian fighter with punches against the fence—mattered more than most. Not only did it continue to distance him from a po read news >>

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At 13 years old, Gunnar Nelson started training in Goju-Ryu karate. Two years later, he won the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title. That explains his Lyoto Machida-like stance inside the Octagon. At 17 years old, the Icelandic fighter stopped his karate training to focus all of his attention on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Three years later, Nelson earned his black belt from Renzo Gracie. That explains his nine submission victories, three of which came against UFC-level talent. So, just how go read news >>

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War Machine, aka Jon Koppenhaver, won't fight his extradition back to Las Vegas. In a California court on Tuesday, his attorney said he is a good guy that has been painted as a monster. read news >>

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Can Fabricio Werdum shock the world once again and dethrone Cain Velasquez at UFC 180? Junior dos Santos thinks so. A former UFC heavyweight champion and the only man to knock both Werdum and Velasquez out inside the Octagon, "Cigano" wasn’t a believer in "Vai Cavalo", but his last performance against Travis Browne changed his mind. "Werdum’s last performance was impressive," dos Santos told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve never seen him fight so well like he did against Browne. He got a big win and earn read news >>

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It's good to have friends in high places. When it comes to mixed martial arts, the city of Bangor, Maine, has one of the highest friends it's possible to have. That's the only reason why UFC Fight Night 47 went down from this staid New England town, population 33,000. For comparison, the UFC's previous event, Fight Night 46, happened in San Jose, California, which has 945,000 residents. And this isn't just conjecture; Dana White has admitted as much. See, the UFC prez keeps a summer home in the read news >>

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The race to become a future title contender in the UFC light heavyweight division is still taking shape and the main event of Fight Night 47 put the spotlight on two fighters who were looking to take a big step toward the top of the division. Both Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux had put together solid winning streaks going into their showdown on Saturday night, and there was plenty on the line when they collided in Bangor, Maine. The Ultimate Fighter season eight winner had found success in th read news >>

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