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Earlier this week, ONE FC confirmed its inaugural event on mainland China is set for the Beijing Olympic Centre Gymnasium on October 31, 2014, and it means that Asia's biggest MMA promotion will have been to eight different countries by the end of the year, including four completely new territories. After a slow start to 2014 with ONE FC holding just one event in the first four months, the schedule has been ramped up intensively with events in Jakarta, Taipei, Dubai, Phnom Penh, and Beijing adde read news >>

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AXS TV will have a new addition for its near-weekly Friday-night MMA programming, officials recently announced.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

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SAITAMA, Japan – UFC Vice President of International Business Development Joe Carr confirmed to MMAjunkie that the promotion expects to hold 3-4 events in Asia next year, but further plans are still up in the air. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva will never fight again. More than a year after his last fight inside the Octagon, and still involved a controversy with the Nevada Athletic Commission, the former PRIDE champion has announced his retirement on YouTube. And he blames the UFC for his decision. "I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again," he said. "My career is over. Because I don't have a stage to perform, where the athletes get the proper respect. For these reasons, I have read news >>

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Every year the still-blossoming sport of mixed martial arts attracts flocks of new fans who fill arenas, balloon demand and entice promotions like the UFC to saturate the calender with events. And since the days of expecting a few major shows per month have long since passed (the UFC has already had 33 events in 2014), it's only natural that some fans only tend to remember the year's blockbusters. This countdown's not about all the marquee scraps that got the proper pre- and post-fight attention read news >>

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Hong Man Choi's return to MMA may have been delayed recently, but the seven-foot-two South Korean is still considering fighting again. Choi was scheduled to fight Carlos Toyota on Sept. 12 at Revolution 2 in South Korea, however, he withdrew just hours before the fight due to a money issue with the promotion. According to a source close to Choi, he's still hopeful to resume his fighting career in the near future. The 33-year-old hasn't competed in MMA since his Oct. 2009 loss to Ikuhisa Minowa i read news >>

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Every year the UFC sees a handful of its fighters take flight and soar. Whether it's an inevitable title shot, an illustrious winning streak or just plain old good fights, these standouts often rebirth a division. But this sport is not for the faint of heart. As fast as these fighters rise, the quicker they fall. This isn't the case 100 percent of the time, but more often than not some of the promotion's best competitors drop off in the long run. Here are five UFC stars who will take a step back read news >>

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Chances are, Jon Jones will never have another 2011. To say that year was a good one for the UFC light heavyweight champion is a drastic understatement. Simply put, Jones’ 2011 may well go down as the greatest individual year any MMA fighter has ever had. Jones won four straight fights during that calendar turn, capturing the 205-pound title and defeating three former light heavyweight champions in a row in Shogun Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida. Unfortunately, the ensuing three read news >>

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It's been nearly a year since the UFC's former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos fought, but it looks like there could be a time and place for his return. As reported on UFC Tonight, a fight between Dos Santos and fast-rising heavyweight Stipe Miocic is under consideration for December. Though nothing is set in stone yet, Ariel Helwani reported that a source close to Miocic has informed him that a showdown at the UFC on FOX 13 card is "more than likely." That event takes place on Dec. 13 at read news >>

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In the waning months of a relatively disappointing fight year, it’s tough not to gaze prematurely at the horizon and dwell on the greener pastures promised for 2015. Before getting to the meat and potatoes of what makes 2015 so great, we won’t be so naive as to completely dismiss 2014 as a failed year. Fans were rewarded with one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when T.J. Dillashaw defeated Renan Barao for the bantamweight title. Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler exchanged haymakers in one o read news >>

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