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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson suffered the first defeat of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career when he came up short against Rick Story at the UFC Fight Night 53 event last October in Stockholm, Sweden. Following the loss, there was dialog from armchair experts about how well "Gunni" will continue to perform against the top half of the 170-pound contender list (see it here), considering the ease in which the grappling ace can hit the welterweight l read news >>

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"Showtime" was truly in the giving spirit on Christmas day this year. He bought his mother a house and a car. In perhaps his greatest move since walking off the cage and kicking Benson Henderson at WEC 53, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made his mom's dreams come true on Christmas day by buying her a new house, as well as a new car. "Showtime" -- fresh off his first 155-pound title defense earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it), documented both moments on video via his Insta read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis celebrated the holidays by purchasing a new house and car for his beloved mother. Generally speaking, everyone wishes to be a good son to their beloved mother. However, this does not mean everyone does so, at least on a consistent basis. Whatever the case may be, it is always heartwarming to see the matriarchal bond celebrated, as was the case on Christmas Day with Anthony Pettis and his own mother. Pettis, who tragically lost his father eleven years ago, read news >>

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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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