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The UFC has done a strong job of giving fight fans a number of interesting bouts in 2015. Even UFC 184, which had multiple fights cancelled, was a solid showcase. UFC 188 is set to feature Cain Velasquez’s return to the Octagon, but MMA fans should believe it only when they see it. According to MMAjunkie, Velasquez is slated to face Fabricio Werdum in what will be a title unification bout in Mexico City on June 13. If this fight occurs, it will be Velasquez’s first battle since UFC 166, which to read news >>

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Early PPV estimates for UFC 184 are showing that Ronda Rousey could in fact be the biggest star in the UFC's roster right now. Ronda Rousey is already a media darling who is able to tap markets and audiences in a way that other UFC stars can't. It's been questioned if that would translate into actual PPV buys, especially on a card like UFC 184 that's topped by two women's fights and no one else with real name value. The preliminary card drew an impressive 1.2 million viewers, and peaked at 1.45 read news >>

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18-time world boxing champion Holly Holm says women's boxing lacks a strong following, but women's mixed martial arts is here to stay. read news >>

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes there’s a strong possibility that Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, used performance-enhancing drugs during his undefeated run. Hardcore MMA fans remember the streak like it was yesterday. Emelianenko, the first and final Pride heavyweight champion, was the real-life version of The Undertaker in the sport’s world. Outside of a lone cut stoppage, the man anointed as “The Last Emperor” accomplished the unprecedented feat of goin read news >>

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Bellator 134 started off as a strong card, but injuries have ravaged it. That's right, Bellator 134 is around the corner, and it's limping to Friday's finish line. Emanuel Newton defends his light heavyweight title against Liam McGeary, who has proved to be the true top contender. The card is supported by a co-main event with Paul Daley, who takes on Andre Santos in what should be a barnburner. This card has seen a ton of changes, but it appears we are ready to go with a new five-fight main card read news >>

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Firas Zahabi has some strong opinions about Anderson Silva's positive drug tests for anabolic steroid metabolites. Georges St-Pierre's longtime coach told La Presse in Montreal that Silva's story is "similar" to that of Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories amid a doping scandal. "It's horrible for the sport," Zahabi told La Presse (translated from French). "Lance Armstrong has not helped the sport of cycling. A lot of people were inspired read news >>

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And on the bright side... The days following Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) latest pay-per-view (PPV) endeavor in UFC 183 have been nothing but bad news for Zuffa and fans alike, but preliminary reports suggest UFC 183 did very well at the MGM Grand gate, in PPV buys, and television ratings in the key demographics. While the focus over the last several days has been on Anderson Silva failing his pre-fight drug screen for performance enhancing drugs (PED) and Nick Diaz failing for marijua read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC 183 is scheduled for Saturday. The event features a strong main card highlighted by an intriguing middleweight showdown between two mixed martial arts icons, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. Silva is often cited as the sport's most accomplished figure. He holds the record for most UFC title defenses and, at the summit of his career, cultivated an aura of invincibility that few other greats have so much as approached. Back-to-back losses to current champ Chris Weidman and a gruesome leg injury h read news >>

  • a month ago
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January continues to be a strong month for UFC events on FOX, as the recent Gustafsson vs. Johnson event drew the networks largest TV ratings since January of 2014. read news >>

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The UFC's strong start to January continues with its best viewing figures on Fox in the past two years. It's "so far, so good" for the UFC in 2015. After posting a record-high rating on Fox Sports 1 for the Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver card, the preliminary ratings for UFC on Fox 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson are pegged at approximately 2.82 million viewers per TVbythenumbers.com. By Tuesday, the final number will be known and higher than the overnight ratings. Unlike past Fox shows, the main ev read news >>

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Let's face it. The UFC has had a very strong month in January of 2015. I've previously complained about the ungodly amount of filler on the cards being staged more recently, but the top fights they've produced, in aggregate, are impressively good. The box office returns, TV ratings and pay-per-views all speak to that fact. In the case of UFC on FOX 14, all of the aforementioned dynamics are in play. The event is headlined by a fantastic, hugely relevant bout in an important weight class. There's read news >>

  • a month ago
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Lorenz Larkin didn't find much success as a middleweight. Sure, he beat Robbie Lawler in his 185-pound debut three years ago, but since then, he dropped four out of five, including all three of his UFC bouts. At welterweight, however? Different story. The Riverside, Calif. native made a strong impression Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 59. Larkin (15-4, 1 NC), blitzed to victory at the TD Garden, ruining the homecoming for Boston's John Howard. Larkin needed just 2:17 to win via TKO. The end cam read news >>

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M-1 light-heavyweight champion Stephan Puetz makes a strong case for Russia's top-promotion and advises fans to do their homework. While the United States might be the MMA mecca of the world, several other parts of the globe have developed a very strong fighting scene. Brazil comes to mind immediately, as well as Japan or the UK. One country that has been overlooked ever since is Russia. That seems to have changed a bit recently with the emergence of top-level Russian fighters such as UFC lightw read news >>

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Following a strong December that saw the fourth most-watched UFC FIGHT NIGHT on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, Dec. 20, the momentum continued into January. read news >>

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