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The typical MMA stories – the lifelong martial artist, the collegiate wrestling standout, the streetwise brawler – those simply do not apply to UFC newcomer Jake Collier.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Currently the #6 ranked featherweight, Poirier has been competing at the weight class since he made his UFC debut in 2011. As he announced the news on his twitter account, 'the Diamond' will head back to 155 lbs, where he has competed earlier on his career, up until his WEC days in 2010. The 25-year-old read news >>

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Top lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why Americans will soon fear the growing Russian contingency of fighters. It is hard to deny that there has been a recent surge of talent coming out of Russia and the surrounding region. Apart from Khabib Nurmagomedov's impressive streak in the lightweight division, fighters out of Russia, Dagestan, the Chechen Republic and other parts of the Caucasus continue to make a splash in the MMA scene. Many of these fighters, including Rustam Khabi read news >>

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After more than six years away, Roan Carneiro will return to the UFC Octagon this February. But it won't be an easy victory lap for the longtime fighter and jiu-jitsu black belt when he faces win-hungry Mark Munoz at UFC 184. The news came Wednesday evening on the UFC Tonight program, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and was also reported by Elias Cepeda of Fox Sports: Mark Munoz to face Roan 'Jucao' Carneiro at UFC 184 http://t.co/ZSFhc3a0K3 — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) December 18, 2014 The 36-year- read news >>

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After six years outside the organization, a fighter has made his way back to the big show. It's something of a remarkable statement against the odds that Roan Carneiro is back in the UFC. Cut in 2008 after a 2-3 stint in the UFC, Carneiro has been wandering the regional wastelands for the past half decade, in search of a way back to the top. Stints in Shine Fights, United Glory, and Road FC eventually led him to one of the biggest US regional shows of 2014, Battlegrounds MMA 5: One Night Elimina read news >>

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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- For six years, a UFC title shot has eluded Rafael dos Anjos. No longer. Following the Brazilian's lopsided victory over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 13, UFC President Dana White announced at Saturday night's post-fight press conference that dos Anjos, rather than injured No. 1 ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov, will be the next man to challenge lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. "Pettis texted me right after the fight and said ‘wow, [dos Anjos] murdered him. I'm ready to go. I'll fight e read news >>

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Tyson Nam was brought in to lose the first time he fought in Brazil. Two years later, he wants another upset. Nam was an 11-4 prospect from Team Quest when he was booked to fight Eduardo Dantas, the then Bellator bantamweight champion. The Nova Uniao fighter, who had dominated his past seven opponents going into that bout, was waiting for the next Bellator tournament winner to put his title on the line, so the promotion let him compete in Brazil under the Shooto banner to stay active. It couldn’ read news >>

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PHOENIX – It’s approaching two years since the last time Stefan Struve stepped inside a cage for a fight. The path he took to return to the UFC was a rough one.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

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Every fighter reacts to setbacks differently. After more than 15 years competing on the biggest stages in the sport, Alistair Overeem isn’t one to let the stinging effects of a loss linger or have too great... read news >>

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For more than seven years, welterweight Jon Fitch built a reputation as one of the UFC's toughest fighters. He fought a who's who of the world's best at 170 pounds—and beat almost all of them. Over the course of his tenure in the Octagon he went 14-3-1 with one no-contest. As records go, they don't get much better. But, in many ways, Fitch failed to make his way. His ground-centric style didn't make him any fans with the UFC brass. He got just a single opportunity at the UFC championship. He fai read news >>

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Just five years ago, at age 24, UFC lightweight Joe Ellenberger wasn’t sure he would live to see his 29th birthday, let alone see a second fight in the Octagon at Fight Night Phoenix... read news >>

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Just 27 years of age, UFC champion Ronda Rousey has already accumulated a lifetimes worth of accomplishments to write about, and she's going to. read news >>

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At 36 years old and with limited mixed martial arts experience, former WWE champion CM Punk’s run as an active competitor in the UFC will be short-lived. Punk announced Saturday during the UFC 181 pay-per-view that he will be joining the UFC and will make his Octagon debut in 2015: Many hardcore UFC fans are concerned that Punk will be out of his element in the company, and one of the main reasons is a lack of formal training. Punk has worked with jiu-jitsu coach Rener Gracie over the past sever read news >>

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Brandon Vera earns his first knockout in five years, Alessio Sakara returns, plus Mamed Khalidov and World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski--all that and more in this week's Beyond the Octagon. It was a packed weekend, with UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce veterans, a prospect or two, the JMMA oldguard, plus the best giant rock lifter what ever lifted a rock. Let's jump in. First up, at One FC 23, Roger Gracie (7-2, 0-1 UFC, 4-1 Strikeforce, 1-0 Sengoku), exhibited a surprisingly sturdy chin an read news >>

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