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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar talks about the importance of winning titles over "superfight" status. read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is looking to become the most dominant champion in lightweight history, and wants to be a a big PPV player for the UFC as well. Anthony Pettis is set to defend his UFC lightweight title for the second time in a few months when he meets Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 on March 14th. Pettis has battled injuries for large chunks of his young career, but feels like he's healthy now and is working towards becoming one of the greatest lightweights read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who defends his title later this month against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, is not content to simply rule the roost at 155 pounds. He wants to be the best eva. That means to that end is becoming the next BJ Penn, since "The Prodigy" is widely-considered to be one of the finest lightweights to ever compete, which may have been even more impressive had he stayed put instead of choosing to dabble in other weight classes. "Sho read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has only defended his title once since taking it off Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in 2013, but he's already planning out his legacy in the division. "Me getting that belt was the first goal," Pettis told FOX Sports. "Now it's time to set this legacy in place and make sure people remember my name for a long time. When you look at the lightweight division, the biggest name that sticks out is B.J. Penn. He's an icon and he's been around a long time and he was read news >>

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Rafael dos Anjos might be the big underdog in his upcoming lightweight title fight against Anthony Pettis. But yet, the Brazilian is very confident of beating the seemingly untouchable UFC champion. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is arguably one of the scariest fighters in the UFC right now. His accomplishments, mainly five wins a row - two by knockout, two via submission - four performance bonuses, a UFC title, and a spot in the pound-for-pound top five speak for themselves. Pettis is read news >>

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UFC® welterweight Kelvin Gastelum and lightweight Efrain Escudero named coaches. Series slated to air on Televisa Channel 5 in Mexico, UFC Network and additional Free-to-Air Networks in Latin America read news >>

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Tony Ferguson is finally a top-15 lightweight – a testament to both his recent success and the depth of the 155-pound division.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is capable of cutting a highlight-reel clip at pretty much any moment, as Joe Lauzon can attest.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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The UFC's lightweight division is filled with men who are poised to make a charge at the current title holder, Anthony Pettis. Tony Ferguson is in such a position. After an impressive win at UFC 184, "El Cucuy" should expect to face some tougher opposition from this point forward. These five men would make interesting opponents for the next time he steps into the Octagon.Begin Slideshow read news >>

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LOS ANGELES -- UFC lightweight Valmir Lazaro spoke to the media about UFC 184 win over James Krause, why he believes Krause underestimated him, what went his second time in the Octagon and much more. read news >>

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This is the UFC 184 live blog for Tony Ferguson vs. Gleison Tibau, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Ferguson, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Tibau, who also has won four of his past five fights as well, on the main card.Check out the UFC 184 live blog below. More Coverage: UFC 184 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App Round 1: Round 2:Round 3: read news >>

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An injury brings one new lightweight to the UFC, but a new strawweight and a new featherweight are on their way to the big show as well. When Josh Thomson bowed out of UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro with an injury, it was almost assured that a new fighter was going to be brought in to face rising prospect Gilbert Burns. Lightweight is an incredibly talent rich division world wide. And, indeed, MMAFighting announced today that a replacement for Thomson has been named, UFC newcomer Alex Oliveira w read news >>

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UFC lightweight James Krause likes to entertain UFC fans when he fights in the promotion’s octagon, so a booking opposite the relatively unknown Valmir Lazaro wasn’t a downer – once he figured out the Brazilian was likely coming to bang.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

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Twelve days ago, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vaulted up a weight class and challenged a goliath blue-chip prospect on a whim. The size difference was immense from the outset, but a funny thing happened: Henderson methodically wore down the giant then tapped him in the later rounds. David beat Goliath, and though Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal missed the opening stanzas of the fight, he caught the end -- the good part. Afterward, in a moment of candor, Henderson told the cameras th read news >>

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