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To close out 2014, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had about 550 fighters under contract, according to statements made by company president, Dana White. That roster is now, at least, four fighters lighter, according to MMAFighting.com. The most notable name to appear on the cut list is Igor Pokrajac, a 36-year-old Croatian mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran who had 12 opportunities to prove himself inside the Octagon since 2009. "The Duke," however, couldn't get it done, amassing a lackluster read news >>

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After more than a year-and-a-half out of action, Julianna Pena is returning to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 63. read news >>

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz's triumphant return to the Octagon in September of 2014 was short-lived. While Cruz was able to dominate Takeya Mizugaki in a way few expected, he was robbed of the chance to build on the momentum. Despite returning to the division with authority, the Alliance MMA standout tore his ACL again, this time in his previously uninjured knee. In all likelihood, Cruz would be out up to another year, bringing the total amount of injury time in his career whe read news >>

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UFC and K-1 veteran Caol Uno puts his lengthy win streak on the line against surging young talent Yoshifumi Nakamura, plus Phillipe Nover, the mixed martial artist formerly known as "The Next Anderson Silva," returns to action. It's been a solid weekend of fights all around, with a climactic UFC on Fox 14 topping off some good action on the regional circuit, beginning with New Jersey mainstay Ring of Combat, which hosted its 50th event last Friday. In the evening's main event, Kurt Pellegrino pr read news >>

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Cody Pfister will make his Octagon debut on short notice, as Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Monday announced that the newly signed lightweight will face James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night “Thompson vs. Thatch.” read news >>

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Benson Henderson on Thursday agreed to return to the Octagon in short order to fill-in for an injured Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 63 in Virginia. read news >>

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The last time we saw Mirko Filipovic inside the Octagon, he was getting KTFO by Roy Nelson at UFC 137. In fact, that was the third straight knockout loss for the Croat, who also went belly up (and face down) against Frank Mir and Brendan Schaub, respectively. It was no surprise then, to hear him announce his retirement in late 2011, which lasted all of six months. Following a brief stint in kickboxing, "Cro Cop" returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2012, where he now stands at 3-1 (30-11-2, 1 read news >>

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Watch the UFC on FOX 14: Road to Octagon video right here. The UFC has released the latest edition of the ‘Road to the Octagon' series, this time focusing on the main card of the UFC on FOX 14 event in Stockholm, Sweden. The event, which is set to take place inside a 30,000-seat football stadium, will feature a headlining bout between Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson that will determine the next challenger to Jon Jones' light-heavyweight crown. Apart from the enthralling main event, the read news >>

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Storied grappler Dean Lister returns for his first MMA bout in three years, surging middleweight talent Sam Oropeza stakes his claim for a spot in the UFC in a big way, former Bellator contender Karl Amoussou seeks a return to the win column, and Chinese featherweight prospect Wang Guan looks to keep his win streak alive. How about those Boston judges? Fortunately, scorecards have nothing to do with this week's column. "The Dongbei Tiger" Wang Guan gets us started this week with his TKO victory read news >>

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After losing three straight inside the Octagon, UFC Fight Night 59 "Performance of the Night" winner Lorenz Larkin was faced with a "win or go home" challenge in enemy territory against hometown favorite John Howard. After a rousing knockout in the first round, "The Monsoon" has put his new division on notice. July 14th, 2012. In his last fight with Strikeforce, Lorenz Larkin defeats current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision at Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs Kennedy." Nin read news >>

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Unless it's for a fight, "Junior" won't dare step foot inside the eight-walled cage. Shortly after putting the screws to Dennis Siver on FOX Sports 1 (watch it), Conor McGregor got up close and personal with Jose Aldo, jumping the cage to confront the featherweight champion at UFC Fight Night 59 last night (Sun. Jan 18, 2015) in Boston, Massachusetts. See it again here. Like the champ he is, Aldo looked unfazed and simply laughed at Conor's antics, showing that regardless how hard "Notorious" tr read news >>

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Undefeated inside the Octagon and No. 7 ranked welterweight Kelvin Gastelum battled Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180 with title hopes on the line. read news >>

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UFC Road to the Octagon: Gustafsson vs. Johnson brings you inside the lives of six of the world's top fighters readying to battle in Stockholm, Sweden. read news >>

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Recently signed Irish prospect Joe Duffy will make his Octagon debut against Vagner Rocha at UFC 185 “Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.” read news >>

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