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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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Dana White claimed before UFC 181 that Anthony Pettis was among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. While that’s a frequent strategy for the UFC boss, it turns out he was right.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

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Robbie Lawler is the UFC welterweight champion and he's one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport today. Let that sink in. The biggest news from UFC 181 (aside from the CM Punk signing) was the shocking reality that Robbie Lawler will enter 2015 as the undisputed welterweight champion. Lawler wasn't even a welterweight from 2005-2012, and has been an absolute force since his UFC return in 2013. The rankings panel has placed Lawler 11th in the pound-for-pound rankings, right above Joh read news >>

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Robbie Lawler takes the championship spot at 170 pounds and moves into the pound-4-pound lost at No. 11 in the latest rankings release. read news >>

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Unfortunately for "Red King," he is still one spot behind Hendricks in the eyes of the voters, despite the fact that "Bigg Rigg" coughed up the welterweight title to Robbie Lawler. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC 181, which went down this past weekend (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Get full results here. Anthony Pettis was successful in his first-ever lightweight title defense, as he choked out Gilbert Melendez in the second read news >>

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One of the most controversial aspects of the UFC’s recently announced deal with Reebok is the way fighters will be compensated for adhering to the new outfitting policy. read news >>

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The Chair does not recognize Rashad Evans. The former light heavyweight champion is "taking up a spot" in the official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings, which means there is a 205-pound fighter hovering just outside the top 15 who could be eligible for a cut of the new Reebok profits, if "Suga" wasn't loitering in the No. 4 hole. UFC President Dana White explains (via The Download): "If you're the champion, you get paid the most. If you're ranked one through five; and next tier, six read news >>

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In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, we look at the UFC’s deal with Reebok from every angle imaginable, then move on to discuss UFC 181, Brock Lesnar’s prospects in Bellator, and Cung Le’s request for his walking papers.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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