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Fabricio Werdum has a shiny gold belt that tells him he's next in the UFC's heavyweight pecking order behind champion Cain Velasquez. Junior dos Santos has a UFC track record dating back to 2008 which makes the case he's the second-best heavyweight out there. So who has the stronger claim? Werdum, the UFC interim heavyweight champ, has won five straight fights and eight of his past nine. That nine-fight stretch includes his legendary submission win over Fedor Emelianenko, his dominant win over T read news >>

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The more things change, the more they stay the same ... or something like that. Thanks to another "zombie-like" performance, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, lost little ground in the title hunt even though interim kingpin, Fabricio Werdum, has seemingly done everything in his power to separate himself from the rest of the pack. Quite literally. I can't say that I necessarily agree because, well, I don't think dos Santos is the No. 2-ranked fig read news >>

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Not too many changes were made in the UFC's final rankings of 2014, but two winners from UFC Barueri made their debut in the top 15. For the final time this year, the UFC official rankings have been updated, and there weren't too many notable changes to be made. UFC Barueri didn't feature a lot of ranked fighters, although a couple of unranked winners from Saturday night ended up appearing on this list in Monday's update. At the top of the card, Renan Barao's win over Mitch Gagnon didn't affect read news >>

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Take a look at the SB Nation rankings for the 170 pound Welterweight division, featuring Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald, and more. As 2014 comes to a close, now is a good time to take stock and look at the top 10. Here, a look at the Welterweight Top 10 courtesy of the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thomas Myers, and Bloody Elbow's Dallas read news >>

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A pair of Brazilian fighters made the most of their appearances on the UFC’s final show of 2014, picking up big wins and moving up in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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And UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis passes Cain Velasquez in the pound-for-pound rankings. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 58, which went down this past weekend (Sat. Dec. 20, 2014) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Get full results here. Lyoto Machida jumped up one spot to claim the No. 3 position at middleweight over current No. 1 contender to the title, Vitor Belfort, after he sent C.B. Dollaway packing thanks to a thunderous read news >>

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Under normal circumstances, the question of which fighter deserves the next shot at Anthony Pettis' UFC lightweight title would seem pretty much cut-and-dried. Rafael dos Anjos has been on a fine run over the past three years, winning eight of his past nine fights, with the most recent win a one-sided victory over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13. But then there's the matter of that loss, which was to the American Kickboxing Academy's Khabib Nurmagomedov, a unanimous decision back on April 19. Not onl read news >>

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Thanks to impressive stoppage wins this past weekend, the latest edition of the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings has a pair of new entrants. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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The women's strawweight division makes its debut in the penultimate UFC rankings update for 2014. The biggest development in the UFC rankings over the weekend was the inclusion of the women's strawweight division. Carla Esparza was crowned the inaugural divisional champion, while the rest of the TUF 20 Finale was a showcase for the season's cast members. On the men's side, Rafael dos Anjos cemented himself as joint top contender along with Khabib Nurmagomedov following his beatdown of Nate Diaz. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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With The Ultimate Fighter 20 coming to an end, a new UFC champion was crowned on Friday. Recording a submission win over Rose Namajunas at the show's finale, Carla Esparza became the first strawweight champion in UFC history. She'll now lead the division as it finds its place among the nine other weight classes in the world's top MMA organization. Now that the 115-pound division has its queen, Top 15 rankings have been released. Obviously, as titleholder, Esparza sits at the top, but how do the read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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The top of the lightweight division is getting pretty tight. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale and UFC on FOX 13, which went down this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona, respectively. Get full results here and here. After putting on a clinic during his co-main event fight opposite Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13 (video replay), Rafael dos Anjos shot up the rankings to claim the No. 1 spot i read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Does former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks deserve an immediate trilogy fight against the man who lifted his title by the slimmest of margins at UFC 181, Robbie Lawler? Or should the UFC move forward with its original plan to give Rory MacDonald the next title shot? Those are the questions upon which the entire welterweight division will hinge in 2015 (Okay, and also whether former champion Georges St-Pierre returns). Proponents of an immediate Hendricks rematch note that after 10 rou read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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It's crowded at the top. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has quite the log-jam atop its Welterweight division heading into 2015. That's because Robbie Lawler is the new 170-pound champion, taking a close decision over Johny Hendricks in their rematch at UFC 181 earlier this month (watch video highlights here). The result left company president Dana White in a quandary because he all but guaranteed the next title shot to Rory MacDonald (read more on that here) after he knocked out Tarec Saff read news >>

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It's been a long and winding road for Robbie Lawler, but he reached the top of the welterweight division with a narrow decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 on Saturday. Lawler wasn't dominant, but he did more damage and defended 12 takedown attempts. Hendricks fell short on two scorecards, but his five takedowns resulted in most MMA media members believing he should have retained the 170-pound championship, according to MMADecisions.com. While the decision could have gone either way, read news >>

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