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Uriah Hall is on the comeback trail. According to Hall's manager, Audie Attar, the UFC middleweight is hoping to get full medical clearance from doctors this week after breaking his toe during his UFC 175 win over Thiago Santos in July. If all goes to plan, Hall would like to return to the Octagon in December against fellow New Yorker Costas Phillipou. "That's what he wants," Attar said. Hall (9-4) suffered a gruesome right toe injury en route to defeating Santos via unanimous decision. The win read news >>

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In August, MMAFighting.com's Shaun Al-Shatti wrote about how Ukrainian UFC fighter Nikita Krylov won his most recent fight while being heavily distracted by political and humanitarian issues back home. Two months later, according to one of his coaches and agent, Alfredas Lifsicas, Krylov has decided to briefly pause his UFC run while seeking better training conditions elsewhere. "Unfortunately, the situation in Ukraine is really hard," Lifsicas said via e-mail. "We can't put him in any kind of t read news >>

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Opportunity is knocking. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, was expected to fight fellow division standout, Alexander Gustafsson, in early 2015 with the winner being positioned to challenge Jon Jones -- or Daniel Cormier -- for the 205-pound strap next summer. Then "Rumble" was taken out of the equation (because of this). Hoping to take his place is Blackzilians' team mate Rashad Evans, who has been riding the pine for all of 2014 due to injury read news >>

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At this point, Dennis Siver is just hoping that there's somebody standing across from him on Oct. 4 in Stockholm, Sweden. That's because once again there's been an opponent switch. Siver was slated to fight 22-year old Parisian fighter Taylor Lapilus at UFC Fight Night 53, but the Swedish commission has deemed Lapulis an unsuitable opponent to face the accomplished Siver (21-9-1), who has fought 17 times in the UFC against some of the world's best athletes. Lapilus has compiled an 8-1 record sin read news >>

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Mark Hunt is looking to get right back to work. Following his second-round knockout of Roy Nelson on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 52, Hunt told the media that he is injury-free and would like to fight on the Nov. 7 event in Sydney. Problem is, most of the big names in the heavyweight division have either just fought or are booked to fight in the coming months, but that doesn't seem to bother Hunt. "I want to move forward," he said. "I want to move up into the rankings. I want to get a title shot. read news >>

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“Goiti Yamaunchi vs. Martin Stapleton” may not sound like it’s some kind of Bellator title eliminator or anything like that. But the way Yamauchi is thinking about the fight, it might as well be.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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In a business where "ruthlessness" is the norm, Bellator has high hopes that Scott Coker and his reputation as a "nice guy" can take them to the next level. Entering into Bellator MMA's 2014 Spring season, officials at Spike TV and Viacom felt it was time to make a change. While Bellator's founder and current president, Bjorn Rebney, had managed to build it into the number two mixed martial arts promotion in the world, problems were beginning to mount. A stubborn commitment to the seasonal tourn read news >>

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After an interval of nearly three years between his first and second fights things are happening fast for Singapore’s Radeem Rahman, who is set to compete at ONE FC: Rise of the Kingdom. read news >>

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Here's hoping fight fans eat their Wheaties Saturday morning. With an average of 1.3 UFC fights per hour happening throughout the waking hours, it's going to be quite the marathon for anyone hoping to take in the action. UFC Fight Night 48 kicks it off around 9 a.m. ET from Macau, China. After a largely anonymous card, the event culminates with a novelty fight between Michael "The Count" Bisping and Cung "It's Just the Lighting" Le. That evening, the promotion is in the American Heartland—Tulsa, read news >>

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Joe Soto apparently hasn’t convinced the UFC that he’s a worthy addition to the promotion’s bantamweight division, but he’s hoping one more win tonight might be the difference.Filed under: MMA Rumors, MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>

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Paul Daley might get what he was hoping for. The British welterweight announced his new deal with Bellator on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, saying he’s coming for the welterweight champion Douglas Lima. "I think I'm going to get a tough first fight, beat that person, and then I think I'll be in a position to fight Douglas Lima," Daley told Ariel Helwani. "That's not contracted, that's not been discussed or anything. But the way I see it, coming back to Bellator, I think a big win over one of read news >>

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