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Undefeated welterweight Ryan LaFlare aims for an early 2015 fight with former middleweight and welterweight contender Demian Maia. Ryan LaFlare is 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the UFC, with wins over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Ben Alloway, Court McGee, and John Howard. An injury prevented him from facing Gunnar Nelson back in July, and it ultimately sidelined him for the rest of 2014. In an interview with MMA Fighting, LaFlare expressed interest in taking on Demian Maia once the New Yorker is cleared to c read news >>

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Leandro Issa heads into Saturday's UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil aiming to end Yuta Sasaki's string of successes. read news >>

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While Caio Magalhaes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was initially announced as Mark Munoz’s opponent for UFC 184, he was quickly pulled in favor of Roan Carneiro. As it turns out, impending dental surgery is to blame.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Tyler Cunningham is all about the fight, but he'll take the SFL America welterweight belt too. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Gabriel Gonzaga underwent a pair of surgeries for a broken right hand following his last UFC bout, and he’s finally ready to get back inside the Octagon. The Brazilian heavyweight, who hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision loss to Stipe Miocic in January, is set to meet Matt Mitrione on the main card of Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, and is feeling "great" after an 11-month layoff. "My recovery was great. I had two surgeries and my hand is 100 percent," Gonzaga told MMAFighting.co read news >>

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And it all begins this Saturday against Gilbert Melendez. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder, Anthony Pettis, will make his much-anticipated return to the Octagon this weekend (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) when he defends his title for the first time against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. If he's successful, Pettis hopes to eliminate some of the doubters (like this one) who have been criticizing him for spending over a year on the sidelines, though it's not like he had a choice, a read news >>

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There are two changes happening simultaneously today in the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. First, it's popularity has grown and continues to expand. There have never been more competitors at more age ranges and in more geographical locations than there are today. YouTube is filled with grappling tutorials, competition footage and even documentaries about the sport. There are clothing lines and an entire economy of small businesses making training gear or other supplemental content. Jiu-jitsu is a read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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His MMA career may have gotten off to a rocky start, but UFC veteran James McSweeney is looking to make up for lost time, eyeing two ONE FC championships. read news >>

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Having not fought at all this year, UFC bantamweight contender Michael McDonald is targeting a return to the Octagon in the spring. Michael McDonald has been largely out of the spotlight in the UFC's bantamweight division. The 23-year-old phenom hasn't fought since a lopsided submission loss to Urijah Faber in December 2013, dropping him to 1-2 in his last 3 bouts. According to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, McDonald is coming off wrist surgery and is planning to make his return early next year. M read news >>

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UFC light heavyweight Rashad Evans publicly expressed a desire to fight top contender Alexander Gustafsson, but wanted to test out the integrity of his knee. Evans tore his ACL back in February and said he was eager to get back to competing, but had to make sure his body could follow along. The results of that experiment are in. As it turns out, Evans says his body isn't ready. The Blackzilian team member claims he can't commit fighting Gustafsson any time soon. Ariel Helwani first reported the read news >>

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Leandro Ataides and Igor Svirid are set to collide for the vacant One FC middleweight title on Friday night in Singapore, and the undefeated Brazilian wants to bring another major MMA title to his country with a quick finish. Ataides, a jiu-jitsu black belt who earned a shot at the gold after scoring a pair of first-round knockouts under the One FC banner, aims to put an end on Svirid’s nine-fight winning streak. "My goal is to always finish my fights as quick as possible so I don’t give my oppo read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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"My natural weight has leveled out to about 178. Even if I go back to fight at welterweight I wouldn't be a great deal bigger than I am now. I think lightweight would be a great challenge for me. I think there are a lot of good fighters at that weight class, a lot of good kick boxers so I could have some good fights. He's always kind of irritated me. I like Diego, I respect him and I forgive him for his strangeness, but in my opinion he's kind of the problem with mixed martial arts. He started o read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he expects to be cleared to fight in March. With the lightweight division quickly shaping up to be one of the most exciting divisions of the coming year, eager fans can expect to see Khabib Nurmagomedov return to the cage within the coming six months. The 26-year-old, who suffered a torn meniscus ahead of a targeted match-up against Donald Cerrone, revealed on his Instagram page that his doctors have predicted a March return to the oct read news >>

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has a reputation as a cool customer, someone who can let just about anything roll off his back. But Vitor Belfort has proven that someone can, in fact, succeed in pushing his buttons. In a recent interview with Combate, Belfort took shots at Weidman, who had to pull out of their Dec. 6 fight date in Las Vegas due to a broken hand. Apprised of the comments, which were translated from Portuguese, Weidman didn't hold back, saying he'll have something special read news >>

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