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After eight years, Fresno State will bring back its wrestling program, marking college wrestling's most important victory to date in its fight to stay alive in the Golden State. Fresno State (California State University-Fresno) president Joseph Castro has announced that his school will reinstate its decorated NCAA Division I wrestling program. The Fresno Bee reported that Castro will finalize a time table for the teams return in the coming months "It's no longer a question of whether (wrestling read news >>

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Nearly two years of litigation and mounting frustration finally came to a head for Eddie Alvarez earlier this month, as Bellator granted its two-time lightweight champion his unconditional release, and just a few hours later, Alvarez put pen to paper, inking a deal with Zuffa to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. The contract represents the beginning of a long-awaited next chapter for Alvarez, while for UFC officials, it signifies the arrival of another world class lightweight as well as an introd read news >>

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At just 31 years old, Joe Riggs has lived a fairly extraordinary life, and not always in the most positive sense. Riggs has fought 55 times professionally. He has lost a child at birth, and has gone through a well-documented addiction to painkillers that derailed his first run in the UFC. For the last seven years, Riggs has been more of a journeyman, fighting in Strikeforce, King of the Cage, ProElite and other promotions. After a three-fight losing streak in early 2011, it looked like he was en read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Three years after his last MMA bout, Luciano Avezedo returned to competition with a win at Sunday’s Shooto Brazil 49 - Fight for BOPE 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The only man to beat Jose Aldo in a MMA bout, Azevedo (17-9-1), who submitted the UFC featherweight kingpin with a second-round rear-naked choke in 2005, scored a unanimous decision victory over Alejandro Solano (19-11-1). The grappling expert came close to finishing Solano with punches in the first round, and spent m read news >>

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At 13 years old, Gunnar Nelson started training in Goju-Ryu karate. Two years later, he won the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title. That explains his Lyoto Machida-like stance inside the Octagon. At 17 years old, the Icelandic fighter stopped his karate training to focus all of his attention on Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Three years later, Nelson earned his black belt from Renzo Gracie. That explains his nine submission victories, three of which came against UFC-level talent. So, just how go read news >>

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After being sidelined for nearly three years, Dominick Cruz will make his long-awaited UFC return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. There’s one problem, though: The fight won’t be featured on the actual pay-per-view card. Cruz, a former UFC champ and arguably the greatest bantamweight in MMA history, will be competing in the prelims of the Fox Sports 1 portion of the upcoming fight card. Most fighters in Cruz’s position would balk at the mere notion of being snubbed for a main card spot. It is read news >>

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Au revoir! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion and clean-sport crusader, Georges St. Pierre, asked the judge for leniency when sentencing his "good friend" and fellow Canadian, Jimmy Cournoyer, after the "King of Pot" plead guilty to drug trafficking. Considering the minimum sentence was 20 years, getting 27 doesn't sound that bad. Cournoyer, who moved more than 200,000 pounds of pot into the U.S. with help from the Hells Angels and the Bonanno crime family, could b read news >>

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In the 20 years mixed martial arts has been in existence, the UFC has been the premier organization in the sport. Every other promotion that has popped up over that stretch—and there have been many—have all jockeyed and competed for its own share of the market. Some had the moxie to challenge the giant and ultimately faded away into bankruptcy, obscurity or both, where others held on long enough and showed enough promise to eventually be purchased by Zuffa and brought under the company's umbrell read news >>

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For Eddie Alvarez, nearly two years of frustration and heartache ended in an all-out sprint. On Tuesday, Alvarez woke up the reigning Bellator lightweight champion. By early afternoon, he’d been granted his unconditional release from the company and just a couple hours later was finally a UFC fighter, booked to take on Donald Cerrone five-and-a-half weeks from now at UFC 178. Without warning, hurry-up-and-wait had become hurry up. "I'm talking 0 to 100,” Alvarez told Bleacher Report’s Duane Finl read news >>

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After six years, 15 fights with the promotion and six victories in his past seven fights, Rafael dos Anjos is finally getting his long-awaited wish: the chance to headline a UFC event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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After three years in the amateur ranks, Hawaiian native Kailin Curran turned pro in 2013 and so far the move has proven successful. She's now part of the UFC's new strawweight division. read news >>

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