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The co-main event at UFC 183 is a very important fight in the welterweight division between two of the division’s top contenders, Tyron Woodley and Kelvin Gastelum. Woodley is currently ranked No. 3 on the UFC’s official rankings, and a victory over a surging prospect-turned-contender like Gastelum would put him right back in line toward a title shot. A victory for Gastelum would be his fourth within the last 12 months and move him to 11-0 as a pro, but would it make him a true title contender? read news >>

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Perennial welterweight contender Nick Diaz sat down to discuss a variety of topics, including his time away from the sport and fighting a legend in Anderson Silva. read news >>

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When Ian McCall and John Lineker square off on the UFC 183 prelims on Saturday, they should be fighting for a shot at the UFC flyweight championship. McCall has fought Johnson twice already, but a win over the hard-hitting Lineker would be enough to earn him another title shot. And for Lineker, a successful battle with the scales combined with a win over McCall would put him at the front of the line in the flyweight division. Since the inception of the UFC flyweight division in 2012, Demetrious read news >>

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UFC strawweight contender Joanne Calderwood discusses what's next for her and the UFC's debut in Scotland. read news >>

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Anthony Johnson will enter his title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the #1 ranked contender in the division following his TKO over Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday. UFC on Fox 14 was a big weekend for the light heavyweight division. Ryan Bader nudged past Phil Davis on the undercard, while Anthony Johnson cemented himself as the #1 contender by going into enemy territory and knocking out Alexander Gustafsson. It cost Gustafsson his #1 position in the weight class and hi read news >>

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UFC and K-1 veteran Caol Uno puts his lengthy win streak on the line against surging young talent Yoshifumi Nakamura, plus Phillipe Nover, the mixed martial artist formerly known as "The Next Anderson Silva," returns to action. It's been a solid weekend of fights all around, with a climactic UFC on Fox 14 topping off some good action on the regional circuit, beginning with New Jersey mainstay Ring of Combat, which hosted its 50th event last Friday. In the evening's main event, Kurt Pellegrino pr read news >>

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This photo is not for the faint of heart. UFC lightweight contender Bobby Green will be out of action for at least five months due to a torn quad, it was announced this week. On Sunday, Green posted a photo on Facebook of his surgery. And, well, it's pretty graphic. Scroll down at your own risk. WARNING: GRAPHIC Post by Bobby Green. Green (23-6) had his eight-fight winning streak snapped by Edson Barboza in November. Before that, Green earned wins over Josh Thomson, Pat Healy, James Krause and J read news >>

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Some fighters have all the trouble in the world getting recognition. First and foremost, I'll say that I'm using the word "contender" a bit loosely. Eventually any fighter who stays in the top ten for more than a few months in most divisions is, in some respects, a contender. Chris Cariaso is proof positive that being in the right place (ranked) at the right time (when everyone else is injured) can make the unlikeliest fighter a contender. The guys I'm focusing on aren't the unlikeliest, perhaps read news >>

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It was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout in the light heavyweight division, but it was stacked in Alexander Gustafsson's favor to get the job done. Yet despite fighting in his native Sweden in front of 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena in Stockhold, the hometown hero Gustafsson was overwhelmed by Anthony Johnson in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Gustafsson lost via a violent first round TKO to Johnson, who is now a perfect 3-0 as a light heavyweight in his second stint in the UFC. Now instead read news >>

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To newly minted UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson, Jon Jones’ tweet to Alexander Gustafsson is one example of how folks are messed up. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Thousands dressed in yellow and blue entered the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday night to witness their favorite son, Alexander Gustafsson, clear the final hurdle on his way to a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones. Standing across from him was Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, a reincarnated beast on a blood-soaked path of redemption. All of the blue and yellow confetti in the world would mean absolutely nothing if Gustafsson failed this final test and missed out on a second read news >>

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Loudmouthed contender making fun of a Brazilian champion every chance he gets? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight phenom Conor McGregor, who is expected to fight Jose Aldo for the 145-pound strap at UFC 187 in May, has drawn comparisons to Chael Sonnen, primarily for his constant heckling of "Junior" (sample). But UFC 183 headliner Anderson Silva (via Combate), who dealt with Sonnen on two separate occasions, doesn't see it that way. "Jose Aldo said what we needed to hear. We hav read news >>

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Believe it or not, it was Anthony Johnson's granddad, when Johnson was just eight years old, who set him in motion to become Rumble, a UFC title contender. read news >>

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ROC middleweight title contender, Oluwale Bambgose discusses his career and life goals, his religious beliefs, preparing for his son's future and why Jon Jones is giving "real" Christians a bad rap. Lou Neglia's east coast promotion, Ring of Combat, is now in its 13th year of operation. Some of the biggest names in the sport got their start at ROC, including former UFC champions Matt Serra and Frankie Edgar, as well as current middleweight champ, Chris Weidman. Their alumni list is a who's who i read news >>

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