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Let's wrap up all the action from UFC 178 this past weekend, shall we? UFC 178: "'Johnson vs. Cariaso" blew the roof off the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014, with an unusual pay-per-view (PPV) offering rich with stories you either need to get up to date on or go back and revisit. So let's. _________________________________________ Not just saying, but doing Conor McGregor was already on his way to being the next big star in MMA and he blew the doors wide open read news >>

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Bloody Elbow recaps the big fights from UFC 178 last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the main event title fight between Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso. Following a slew of lackluster PPV events over the past few months, UFC 178 certainly provided a much-needed change of pace. Amongst the string of impressive stoppages were several heartwarming moments, breakthroughs and entertaining back-and-forth battles that culminated in a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris read news >>

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Bloody Elbow recaps the big fights from UFC 178 last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the co-main event between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez. One of the more anticipated fights on the UFC 178 card was the co-main event that featured the long-awaited promotional debut of former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, who faced Donald Cerrone in what turned out to be a entertaining 15-minute battle. Alvarez, who arrived in the UFC several years after he had initially hoped due to cont read news >>

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Bloody Elbow recaps the big fights from UFC 178 last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the feature fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. While most PPV events generally rely on the headlining act to sell the card, UFC 178 differed in the fact that arguably the most anticipated match-up on the PPV card took place before the co-main event of the evening. Irish sensation Conor McGregor had all eyes on him in Las Vegas when he destroyed Dustin Poirier in less than two minutes of fight read news >>

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Tim Kennedy had a pretty rough go of it at UFC 178. After nine minutes of eating devastating punches from Yoel Romero, Kennedy nearly finished Romero before the horn signaled the end of the second round. When the bell sounded to start Round 3, however, Romero didn't get off his stool. Vaseline was left globbed on his face, and the stool remained in the cage as Kennedy griped to John McCarthy, who just couldn't seem to get fighters under his control. Romero would rally from there, knocking Kenned read news >>

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Deivison Ribeiro needed four rounds to defend his XFC International featherweight championship. Fighting UFC veteran Waylon Lowe in the main event of Saturday night’s XFCi 6 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Brazilian improved his MMA record to 26-9 (with one no-contest) with a TKO victory 11 seconds into the fourth round. "I did an intelligent fight and knocked him out with one of my best weapons, the high kick," Ribeiro said after the fight. His next title defense is slated for Jan. 24 against UFC vet read news >>

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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone kept his strong ride going at UFC 178 at the expense of debuting former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. While the fight was viewed by many as a coming-out party for Alvarez, Cerrone took the opportunity to show off his evolving striking game, as he landed his long jabs and leg kicks and showed off his ever-improving knees and steely chin. Now, after telling John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com that he doesn't plan to wait for a title shot, Cerrone will look to get back into the read news >>

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Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 178 opposite Donald Cerrone. It did not go especially well for him. While Alvarez put on a strong showing against one of the top lightweights of the last few years, Cerrone's power proved to be too much as he hobbled Alvarez with leg kicks and battered his eye closed with jabs. The damage added up and allowed Cerrone to take home a decisive decision win. Now, Alvarez looks to the the future, and UFC matchma read news >>

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Takeya Mizugaki finds himself in much the same place as Dustin Poirier right now. Both men are well inside the top 10, and both were simply outclassed by superior opposition at UFC 178. With Dominick Cruz coming back from a lengthy layoff, many expected Mizugaki to keep the fight relatively competitive. Unfortunately, Cruz didn’t fight like a man making his first competitive appearance in almost three years. He overwhelmed his Japanese foe and ended the fight in a hurry. Where does Mizugaki go f read news >>

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Demetrious Johnson proved once again he is a top five pound-for-pound fighter in the world, as he easily dispatched of No. 8 ranked Chris Cariaso Saturday (Sept. 27, 2014) in the main event of UFC 178. As "Mighty Mouse" continues to clean out the 125-pound division, MMAmania.com ponders what could be next for the dominant flyweight champion. First things first: the champion deserves a vacation. UFC 178 marked Demetrious Johnson's sixth title fight in the last two years, making him the most activ read news >>

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It was a short night for Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. Even Conor McGregor probably expected the fight to go at least a couple more minutes. Whether Poirier can still climb the ladder to the top of the division remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt his stock has dropped after Saturday night. He may be forced to content himself with taking on the fringe of the featherweight division’s top 10 for the next couple of fights. Read on for some potential future opponents for Poirier.Begin Slideshow read news >>

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