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LOS ANGELES -- Cris "Cyborg" Justino will be an Invicta FC fighter for at least one more event. Justino will headline an Invicta event July 10 in Las Vegas, a card that will be held as part of the UFC's annual International Fight Week, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp announced Friday after Invicta 11. UFC 189 will take place one day later and a UFC Fight Night show on FOX Sports 1 is likely for the night after that. "Cyborg" knocked out Charmaine Tweet in just 46 seconds at Invicta FC 11 on F read news >>

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Kimbo Slice is back. So is Ken Shamrock. And guess what? They are booked to face each other. Again. On Thursday, ESPN's Brett Okamoto broke the news that Kevin Ferguson -- better known as Kimbo Slice -- will make his Bellator debut against 51-year old Ken Shamrock this summer. The fight will headline a show on June 20 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. If this fight feels familiar, it's because it is. Back in 2008, the now defunct EliteXC promotion booked a fight between Shamrock an read news >>

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Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has officially been cleared to headline Invicta FC 11 on Friday night after passing a random, out-of-competition drug test. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani broke the news after speaking with California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster. According to Foster, two tests were administered to Justino, and she passed the second one, which was the more thorough of the two tests. However, the results from the first sample, which was tested at Quest Diagnost read news >>

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MMA Mania's Alex Schlinsky asked the question about whether UFC 184 can be a pay-per-view success with the women's bantamweight division as the marquee. Schlinsky made the points that Ronda Rousey garnered 450,000 buys in her UFC headlining bout against Liz Carmouche. The next time Rousey headlined a card was against Sara McMann at UFC 170, and that brought in 350,000 buys. There are still those who believe that a women's headlined card will hurt women's MMA, per MMA Weekly. However, UFC 184 wil read news >>

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Cris "Cyborg" Justino has been given the all clear. The Invicta FC women's featherweight champion passed a random, out-of-competition drug test and has been cleared to compete in the main event of Invicta FC 11 on Friday night by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), executive director Andy Foster told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Tuesday afternoon. "Cyborg" defends her belt against Charmaine Tweet at Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles. Justino (12-1, 1 NC) had to pass an read news >>

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The UFC heavyweight titles will be unified in June as champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum headline UFC 188 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. read news >>

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This year's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Memorial Day weekend card is shaping up to be one of the biggest of the year ... one filed to the brim with star power. On Wednesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports One, two title fights were announced for the pay-per-view (PPV) card from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23, 2015: Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson and Middleweight champion Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort. Jones will look to defend read news >>

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UFC is planning some fireworks for its annual Memorial Day weekend event. Dana White's company announced its headliners for UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas, confirming that there will be a pair of titles on the line: Jon Jones, ranked by UFC.com as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the business, has won 12 fights and eight tile defenses in a row. He'll face 30-year-old Anthony Johnson, who hasn't lost since 2012 and most recently stopped Alexander Gustafsson with a first-round TKO in January. I read news >>

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Mark Hunt vs. Stipe Miocic will headline UFC's first trip to South Australia. After hosting 6 events in the continent, the UFC will be heading to South Australia for the first time as they venture to Adelaide on May 10. As the promotion announced, the card will be headlined by a heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic. Hunt is coming from an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum where he suffered a somewhat shocking TKO loss in a bout he was winning up until the finish. Miocic read news >>

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Frank Mir, who will headline a UFC event this weekend in Brazil, says that TRT wasn't the solution to issues he was facing at the time, but he has learned how to deal with them correctly now that TRT is banned. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been struggling of late, losing his last four contests inside the octagon. He will compete in the main event of UFC Fight Night 61 against Antonio Silva in Brazil this weekend, and a loss could mean the end of the line for him the 14-year vete read news >>

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The only man with a win over Jon Jones is back. Matt Hamill, who defeated Jones by disqualification in 2009, will take on Vinny Magalhaes in the main event of World Series of Fighting 20 on April 20 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Conn., the organization announced Thursday night. Hamill (11-5) has not competed in MMA since falling to Thiago Silva at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in October 2013. The 38-year-old former college wrestler, who was born deaf, announced his return and si read news >>

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WSOF President Ray Sefo made the announcement on the WSOF 18 preliminary stream that the promotion has set a fight for the main event of WSOF 21. The show will feature former UFC title challenger Yushin Okami taking on Ryan Ford in a middleweight bout.Filed under: (...) read news >>

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It's on! A much-anticipated -- and often dreamed about -- fight between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and former No. 1 bantamweight contender, Urijah Faber, will soon become a reality. "UFC Tonight" confirmed today (Wed. Feb., 11, 2015) that the two men will meet in the center of the Octagon in a five-round featherweight bout when the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion touches down in the Philippines for the first time to stage an event in the cit read news >>

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In the realm of so-called "superfights," there's one hypothetical match-up that has struck the imagination for years. That is a fight between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. As of Wednesday night, that fight has become a reality. UFC Tonight reported that Faber will officially meet Edgar in a five-round featherweight bout to headline the UFC's inaugural visit to the Philippines on May 16. The event will take place at the SM MOA Ar read news >>

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