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Some of MMA’s most seminal fights have taken place on Katella Avenue in Orange County. The Honda Center, which sits three miles from Disneyland, was the venue for the UFC’s foray onto national broadcast television, when Junior dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez in 64 seconds to win the heavyweight belt on FOX. At UFC 157, Ronda Rousey both debuted the women’s bantamweight belt and defended it against Liz Carmouche. Not only did Rousey begin to transcend the fight game in Anaheim, but Carmouch read news >>

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A look at the turbulent year of 2011 in the career of Chael Sonnen. Including his battles with athletic commissions and return to the cage after a suspension for his failed drug test following the first Anderson Silva bout. When last we left Chael Sonnen, he was embattled in a public tussle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Sonnen had gone in front of the California commission following a failed drug test in California and claimed that he'd read news >>

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A look back at Chael Sonnen's first year as a true superstar in mixed martial arts, as he used controversial language to hype his fight with Anderson Silva, entered a guilty plea for money laundering charges and repeatedly lied to the media. The reflexive defensiveness of MMA fans may benefit none quite like Chael Sonnen. Fans are often so willing to stand up for the sport that they forgive trespasses that would result in a sort of fan imposed banishment in other more "mainstream" sports. In his read news >>

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Two epic mixed martial arts (MMA) events. One UFC rankings update. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has updated its "official" rankings in the wake of last weekend's doubleheader, which featured UFC Fight Night 41: "Munoz vs. Mousasi" in Berlin (Fight Pass) and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 3" from Sao Paulo (FOX Sports 1). Get full results here. Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi put an ass whoopin' on Mark Munoz in Germany, needing less than one round (out o read news >>

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John S. Nash continues his look into the secret history of Strikeforce. This is the final installment in what has become a five-part oral history of Strikeforce. Part one dealt with Strikeforce's lengthy efforts to promote the first mixed martial arts event in California. Part two took a look at the company's journey from a regional promotion based in San Jose to that of a national player airing on Showtime. Part three examined the signing of Fedor Emelianenko and their aborted plan to hold a pa read news >>

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John S. Nash continues his look into the secret history of Strikeforce. This is part four in what has now grown into a five-part series on the untold history of Strikeforce. Part one dealt with Strikeforce's lengthy efforts to promote the first mixed martial arts event in California. Part two took a look at the company's journey from a regional promotion based in San Jose to that of a national player airing on Showtime. Part three examined the signing of Fedor Emelianenko and their aborted plan read news >>

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ReelTime Partners/TurnLeft Productions Completes Filming of UFC Original Program on Legendary MMA Champion B.J. Penn. EVERETT, WA, Mar 25, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- ReelTime Rentals, Inc (otc pink:RLTR) (pinksheets:RLTR) announced today the completion of filming of "The Rise of B.J. Penn" a documentary feature, featuring [former] Mixed Marital Arts lightweight champion B. J. Penn. The program profiles how he grew, became a champion, and a true hero to his home town Hilo Hawaii. Included a read news >>

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John Nash takes a look at the secret history of Strikeforce in a multi-part series. Part One: The Birth of Strikeforce March 10, 2006. Scott Coker felt sick. The HP Pavilion was packed to the rafters with over 18,000 in attendance. At the time it was the largest crowd ever for a mixed martial arts event in the United States, at what was the first ever sanctioned MMA show to be held in California. Scott and his promotion, Strikeforce, had made history but he didn't care. All he cared about was th read news >>

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John S. Nash continues his look into the secret history of Strikeforce. This is part three in a four-part series on the untold history of Strikeforce. Part one, dealing with Strikeforce's long journey to promote the first mixed martial arts event in California, can be found here, while part two, dealing with the company's movement from a regional promotion based in San Jose into a national player airing on Showtime, can be found here. June 26, 2010 Scott felt "numb." There was no other way to de read news >>

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Josh Nash continues his look into the secret history of Strikeforce. This is part two in a four-part series on the untold history of Strikeforce. Part one, dealing with Strikefore's long journey to promote the first mixed martial arts event in California, can be found here. August 15, 2009 In the little more than three years that Scott Coker had been promoting mixed martial arts he had put on some big fights, but none as big as this one. Sure, his three events with Frank Shamrock headlining had read news >>

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The final welterweight champion in Strikeforce history will make his UFC debut this summer. Tarec Saffiedine is targeted for a meeting with Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27 in Seattle. read news >>

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