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Another new lightweight makes his way to the big show for the UFC's upcoming Boston Fight Night. If you've been following Frank Trevino's career, you may have realized that he's been one of the most oft-injured fighters in the UFC over the past 6-ish months. After making a surprising debut, with a win over Renee Forte back in March, he's been booked to fight Joe Ellenberger, Abel Trujillo, and Johnny Case. Each of those fights fell through due to a Trevino injury. This bout against Case is just read news >>

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Top-ten lightweight Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller faced off at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City in July. read news >>

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Johnny Case will now fight Frankie Perez in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” on Jan. 18. read news >>

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Johnny Case will now fight Frankie Perez in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” on Jan. 18. read news >>

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Under normal circumstances, the question of which fighter deserves the next shot at Anthony Pettis' UFC lightweight title would seem pretty much cut-and-dried. Rafael dos Anjos has been on a fine run over the past three years, winning eight of his past nine fights, with the most recent win a one-sided victory over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13. But then there's the matter of that loss, which was to the American Kickboxing Academy's Khabib Nurmagomedov, a unanimous decision back on April 19. Not onl read news >>

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Not cut, just mad. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Nate Diaz, who was rocked and socked by Rafael dos Anjos earlier this month in Phoenix, Arizona (watch it), has not been released from his ZUFFA contract, despite a recent post on social media that had some of his fans sweating bullets. when u do everything they tell u and still get released that's fuked up .. #lettemstay #T... http://t.co/s6dkgCwCU9 pic.twitter.com/N8r0nCFnl3 — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 20, 2014 When read news >>

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Elias Silverio wants to stand out in a crowded UFC lightweight division. To do that, he knows he must defeat high-profile opponents, which is why he eventually wants to fight Nate Diaz.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Following his split from Bellator, things have been a little more difficult for Ryan Quinn, but things are going well heading into his Titan FC debut on Friday. read news >>

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The UFC's featherweight division lost a top-10 fighter Thursday, as No. 6-ranked Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier announced he will move up to lightweight in an attempt to fight closer to his natural weight. Poirier made the announcement on Twitter, where he responded to a fan asking if he was planning to move to the 155-pound division with a simple "Yes." Then, MMAFighting.com reached out to Poirier via text message, and he revealed more about the situation. "I'm big," Poirier said. "The cut made m read news >>

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The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Currently the #6 ranked featherweight, Poirier has been competing at the weight class since he made his UFC debut in 2011. As he announced the news on his twitter account, 'the Diamond' will head back to 155 lbs, where he has competed earlier on his career, up until his WEC days in 2010. The 25-year-old read news >>

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Dustin Poirier's featherweight days are over. The former 145-pound contender confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he has decided to resume his fighting career as a lightweight. "I'm big," he wrote via text message. "The cut made me hate the process of getting ready for a fight. I was focused on how to make weight instead of how to beat my opponent. It's sucks to drop out of the rankings, but it has to be done. I'm 180 right now and in great shape." Poirier most recently lost via first-round TKO to read news >>

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Top lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why Americans will soon fear the growing Russian contingency of fighters. It is hard to deny that there has been a recent surge of talent coming out of Russia and the surrounding region. Apart from Khabib Nurmagomedov's impressive streak in the lightweight division, fighters out of Russia, Dagestan, the Chechen Republic and other parts of the Caucasus continue to make a splash in the MMA scene. Many of these fighters, including Rustam Khabi read news >>

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Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis hopes to fight 3 times in 2015, starting in early Spring. The UFC lightweight division's reigning king, Anthony Pettis may have only fought three times in the last two years, but moving forward, he plans on getting in three fights in 2015, and wants his first bout to be in early spring. In an interview with UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, Pettis' manager, Mike Roberts stated that "Showtime" would like to fight in either March or April, with an immediate turnarou read news >>

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Former Strikeforce lightweight crowd favorite, Conor Heun tweets about his experience with Zuffa via Twitter. Over the last few weeks, the UFC brand has been taking fire over some controversial issues, namely the Reebok deal, CM Punk's strange signing and the class action lawsuit being filed. With more and more fighters popping up on various forms of social media, podcast interviews and forum posts, a strong case is being made with fans that might have been on the fence about who to support, the read news >>

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