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Though one-time middleweight title challenger Thales Leites defeated Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch at UFC 183, the Nova Uniao staple's face told the real story. Leites won his second straight Performance of the Night bonus following his gritty second-round arm-triangle finish over Boetsch. Leites submitted The Barbarian to earn his fifth straight Octagon victory and his eighth win in a row. The pair engaged in a back-and-forth stand-up battle in the first frame before Boetsch began to gain confide read news >>

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A broken leg clearly wasn't enough to stop arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history. Anderson Silva, 13 months removed from the horrific injury he suffered against Chris Weidman, cruised to a 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz during UFC 183's main event Saturday night. Here's a look at all the results from the night: Understandably, some of the biggest question marks before the fight surrounded Silva's mental game. Long an impressive physical specimen, it was assu read news >>

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UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort released a statement explaining his reasons for declining an interim title fight against Lyoto Machida. One of the lingering storylines during fight week has been the fallout of the middleweight title picture following champion Chris Weidman's forced withdrawal from the main event against Vitor Belfort next month at UFC 184. On Saturday night, UFC President Dana White revealed that the former light-heavyweight champion declined an opportunity to face fellow former read news >>

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Miesha Tate battled back to defeat Sara McMann, even with a broken orbital bone, but where does that leave her in the thick of title talk? read news >>

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Vitor Belfort responded to the UFC 184 situation, which Dana White called “typical Vitor,” saying he will fight any opponent on eight weeks notice as long as the full UFC middleweight championship is on the line.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Ronda Rousey’s title defense against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 got a lot more interesting this past week. read news >>

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The UFC was willing to create an interim middleweight title after Chris Weidman pulled out from a UFC 184 bout with Vitor Belfort due to an injury, but the Brazilian declined to face Lyoto Machida on Feb. 28. On his Facebook page, "The Phenom" explained his decision, saying he would agree to fight Machida or anyone else if the UFC strips Weidman of his title. About the cancellation of my UFC 184 fight. I would like to say that, as everyone else, I’m very disappointed with all this situation. For read news >>

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Miesha Tate arrived at Saturday’s post-UFC 183 press conference shielding one half of her swollen face while clearly in pain.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Vitor Belfort was set to face Chris Weidman at UFC 184 on February 28th for the UFC middleweight title, but as it was reported Friday, that main event is off as Weidman has suffered an injury in training. As it turns out, the UFC attempted to fill in the missing slot by giving Vitor Belfort an interim title fight only for Belfort to decline it once he discovered the specifics of the offer. Combate was the first to report the news. "Vitor Belfort and his wife were blowing me up, asking me for an read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- During a scrum at UFC 183, Conor McGregor talks about his upcoming title fight with Jose Aldo, a potential stadium show, the source of his confidence, the holes in Jose Aldo's game, his wide karate stance, remaining focused, whether lightweight is in his future, and more. read news >>

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Dana White confirmed that Vitor Belfort turned down a bout against Lyoto Machida after constantly bugging him about an interim title fight. Shortly after UFC 183 ended, Dana White confirmed the news about Vitor Belfort turning down a bout against Lyoto Machida. According to the UFC President, he was surprised Belfort declined the bout as he was constantly bugging him about an interim title fight: "Vitor Belfort was blowing me up, asking me for an interim title fight. My thoughts were, "he's not read news >>

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Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman were scheduled to meet at UFC 184 for the middleweight championship, but an injury to Weidman forced the champion out of the event. Following UFC 183, UFC President Dana White confirmed that the UFC had offered Belfort an interim championship fight against Lyoto Machida. He turned it down according to White. Turning the fight down in itself is not an issue. It would make sense that Belfort would choose to wait for the undisputed champion, but White said that Belfo read news >>

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Miesha Tate kept her title hopes alive with a dramatic come-from-behind win over Sara McMann at UFC 183, rallying back from a listless first round to outgrapple the Olympic wrestler and nearly send McMann home early with a pair of tight guillotine attempts. And to make matters more impressive, Tate did all of her best work after being badly injured in the fight's opening minutes. "I have a really bad headache right now," Tate said with her hand shading her eyes at Saturday's post-fight press con read news >>

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Carlos Condit talks about the state of the welterweight division, and his target return date this May. read news >>

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