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After being sidelined for nearly three years, Dominick Cruz will make his long-awaited UFC return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki.
There’s one problem, though: The fight won’t be featured on the actual pay-per-view card.
Cruz, a former UFC champ and arguably the greatest bantamweight in MMA history, will be competing in the prelims of the Fox Sports 1 portion of the upcoming fight card. Most fighters in Cruz’s position would balk at the mere notion of being snubbed for a main card spot.
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Wanting to make up for a poor UFC showing, Bristol Marunde is getting back to the grind as he heads into his Titan FC 29 showdown with Micah Miller. read news >>
The UFC's novelty circuit is alive and well.
Truly, don't cry for it. Yes, it lost Rich Franklin earlier this year. Then it lost Chael Sonnen just as Uncle P. was riding in to reinforce it. It was robbed of Chris Leben before he even got there. Vitor Belfort is still getting title fights.
I know it looks bleak, but there's still much to celebrate.
Michael Bisping is visiting the tour with his upcoming bout against perennial novelty Cung Le. Will he be there to stay? We'll soon have our answer. R read news >>
UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett is open to the suggested Jared Rosholt fight, but doubts he will be back in the octagon anytime soon.
Josh Barnett is in no rush to get back into the octagon.
The former heavyweight champion has not been seen in MMA action since his last octagon outing at UFC 168, where he lost to Travis Browne in the opening minute of the bout.
Since then, Barnett has filmed a straight-to-DVD movie in Romania with Steven Seagal and Vinnie Jones titled "Mercenary: Absolution." Most r read news >>
It’s safe to assume as Colby Covington prepares to embark on a UFC career, he’d like to be known as more than just Jon Jones’ former roommate. But it doesn’t seem like a terrible place to start.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Just a few hours after his previous employer announced his unconditional release, Eddie Alvarez already has a new gig lined up. And it might sound just a little bit familiar. read news >>
Undefeated Brazilian 135-pounder Larissa Moreira Pacheco will make her UFC debut in her home country.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
UFC lightweight Danny Castillo is scheduled to make his 19th appearance under the Zuffa banner and his 11th fight in the UFC when he meets Tony Ferguson at UFC 177. But he knows few fans probably realize that.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Ryan Bader is not ready to relinquish his Top 10 position in the light heavyweight rankings.
At UFC Fight Night 47, Bader relied on his wrestling to shut down Ovince Saint Preux and claim a decision victory. Since being knocked out by Glover Teixeira in September 2013, Bader has now won three in a row, all on pretty clear-cut scorecards.
The result in Saturday's main event slowed down the Saint Preux hype train considerably. While the Strikeforce veteran was undefeated in four UFC bouts prior to read news >>
Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander does some fantasy matchmaking in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux from Bangor, Maine.
Prior obligations prevented me from watching UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux live, but I didn't lose any sleep over it because I thought that this card had high potential to be a stinker. Turns out that was an incorrect prediction, as all of the main card bouts ended in a finish bar the main event, which was probably always bound to go the distance if it read news >>
What could be next for Ryan Bader, Ross Pearson, Tim Boetsch, Alan Jouban, Shawn Jordan, and Thiago Tavares after their main card victories this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 47: “Bader vs. St. Preux” in Bangor, Maine? We try to match them up accordingly below.
Time to match ‘em up.
UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs. St. Preux" took place this past Sat. night (Aug. 16, 2014) from Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, and in the main event, Ryan Bader used his wrestling ski read news >>