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UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos planning December return

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Injured UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is hoping to make his first title defense at year's end. When former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis captured the belt by submitting Ben Hend read news >>

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, as well as 'Cowboy' title fight, shelved until December

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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were bellyaching over the championship title reign of Anthony Pettis, because "Showtime" was always injured and hardly read news >>

Benson Henderson injured, eyes permanent move to 170 with 'unveiling' at UFC: Korea

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The UFC's former lightweight champion uses injury-caused time off to rebuild his body for a stint in the 170-pound division. read news >>

WSOF champ Justin Gaethje wants to work with at-risk youth when he retires

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WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje can’t really gage the impact of his most recent fight, a barnburner with Luis Palomino that ended in his third title defense at March’s WSOF 19. The most he can read news >>

Benson Henderson calls latest undisclosed injury the ‘hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with’

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Benson Henderson's lightweight clash against Michael Johnson was never officially finalized for July 12's The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, but according to UFC officials last month, the mid-summer col read news >>

Gilbert Melendez says he's going to 'bust Eddie Alvarez's ass up' at UFC 188

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UFC lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez is primed and ready to take on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez is a 155 lbs. matchup that has enticed MMA fans since the two li read news >>

Shinya Aoki Would Drop to Featherweight for Bibiano Fernandes Superfight

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ONE Championship lightweight champ Shinya Aoki says he's ready to drop to 145 pounds for a superfight with bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes. read news >>

Michael Johnson on 'scared' Benson Henderson: 'He doesn't want to fight'

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Michael Johnson has his eye on the UFC lightweight division’s biggest names. He thought he had one in former champ Benson Henderson, but now he believes he’ll have to accept a bout with a lesser-rank read news >>

After UFC 187 Loss, John Makdessi Undergoes Jaw Surgery, Ponders Future

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John Makdessi, the lightweight fighter who lost by TKO to Donald Cerrone Saturday at UFC 187, underwent surgery to repair his fractured jaw, even as he wondered about his future as a fighter. Makdess read news >>

Dana White says Donald Cerrone will rematch UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos

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Donald Cerrone's 8th straight victory is apparently more than enough to get him his first ever UFC title shot. UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone put in another fine performance over the weeken read news >>

With Khabib as training partner, Islam Makhachev confident no other lightweight can beat him

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Dagestani lightweight newcomer Islam Makhachev discusses his training partner Khabib Nurmagomedov and where he believes he ranks in the lightweight division. read news >>

Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham Announced as UFC Fight Night 72 Co-Main Event

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A lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Evan Dunham is the co-main event of the UFC’s first fight card in Scotland. read news >>

Donald Cerrone up next for UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos

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Following his win this past weekend at UFC 187, Donald Cerrone has finally been promised the next title shot.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Gilbert Burns agrees it is time to 'stop doubting' Chris Weidman

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Vitor Belfort's jiu-jitsu coach and UFC lightweight prospect gives full credit to Chris Weidman after his title defense against The Phenom at UFC 187. Chris Weidman has one less doubter. UFC lightwei read news >>

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