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UFC lightweight standout, Danny Castillo discusses his upcoming bout with Ferguson, dispels rumors that he bullied a boxer into retirement and gives an update on Duane Ludwig's continuing work with Team Alpha Male. The UFC Lightweight division is probably the most stacked division right now, featuring a wealth of talent in its ranks. Two rising stars of the weight class will be facing off Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC 177, Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson. The fight is probably the read news >>

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Former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta seemed perfectly content to spend the two years since his last vicious knockout loss coaching instead of fighting. So why is he coming back now, and what does he hope to get out of it?Filed under: Featured, News read news >>

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UFC Fight Night 49 saw another shake-up in the lightweight division when then No. 5-ranked Rafael dos Anjos defeated No. 1-ranked contender Benson Henderson. This followed the UFC's announcement of Eddie Alvarez coming over to the organization to battle Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. Win or lose, it is hard to envision a scenario that does not involve Alvarez ranked in the top 15 post-178. The lightweight title is on hold until after The Ultimate Fighter season 20 airs, and that gives the division a read news >>

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Following his shock KO over Ben Henderson, Rafael dos Anjos can now call himself one of the top 3 contenders at lightweight. It was a good weekend to be Brazilian, as Rafael dos Anjos, Thales Leites, and Wilson Reis all came away with wins at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa. Dos Anjos and Leites were the biggest movers in this week's rankings update, with the lightweight moving into the top 3 and Leites crawling closer towards top 10 territory. The pound-for-pound rankings changed up a bit following th read news >>

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Lightweight Bobby Green talks about getting bumped from UFC 178 for Eddie Alvarez and when he'll fight again. read news >>

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Bellator interim lightweight champion Will Brooks talks about Alvarez's release and what's next for him. read news >>

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Former WEC lightweight champion and UFC lightweight title contender, Hermes Franca is restarting his life in Brazil. The MMA fighter was sentenced to 42 months in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to an unlawful penetration and first-degree sexual abuse. After leaving prison in April, Franca was deported to Brazil. Four months later, he’s back in the MMA world. Franca will headline the Extreme Fighter Nordeste at the Paulo Sarasate gymnasium in Fortaleza, Ceara, on Aug. 28, against Breno Braga ( read news >>

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At UFC Fight Night 49, Rafael dos Anjos shook up the lightweight division with a surprise win over former 155-pound champion Benson Henderson. The Brazilian recorded only one knockout win in his first 14 UFC bouts. However, with a stoppage victory over Henderson on Saturday, Dos Anjos has scored knockouts in back-to-back outings. With his recent power surge, Dos Anjos has vaulted into lightweight title conversation. Meanwhile, Henderson hopes of returning to the top of the 155-pound class are be read news >>

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Bobby Green sounds off on (among several people) fellow UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone, who he was scheduled to fight at UFC 178 before the promotion signed Eddie Alvarez. We've not heard much from UFC lightweight Bobby Green (23-5), who was first slated to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 178, then elevated to co-main event status against Donald Cerrone for the same card. When Eddie Alvarez was granted his release by Bellator, the UFC immediately booked Alvarez against Cerrone, and Green w read news >>

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If you’re expecting tension between UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez on “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” you’re going to be disappointed, according to Melendez. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

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Another Benson Henderson fight, another judging controversy. Only this time one had nothing to do with the other. Howard Hughes, not the dead tycoon but an actual breathing judge on Saturday’s first card in Macau, was made to believe he wasn’t a very good arbiter just two fights into UFC Fight Night 48. The UFC, acting as its own commission overseas, relieved Hughes of his duties for incompetence in judging the Royston Wee-Yao Zhikui and Milana Dudieva-Elizabeth Phillips’ bouts. This became the read news >>

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