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We're about 18 months into the new era of middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Ever since that historic night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena at UFC 162, the world has begun familiarizing itself with this new breed. He's the All-American and the best fighter at 185 pounds. Two men have tried to pry the belt from his grasp. Two men have failed. A third man gets his chance at UFC 184 on Feb. 28, but whether Vitor Belfort has what it takes to dethrone the king is anybody's guess. Whether any o read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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If two top UFC lightweight contenders get their way, they could be fighting for a title shot at UFC 187 in May.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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With his win over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, No. 5 featherweight contender Conor McGregor earned a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo. In the stacked featherweight class, multiple other competitors were deserving of a title shot, but McGregor rose above the rest by igniting MMA fans with his confidence inside and outside the Octagon. With a 5-0 start to his UFC career, the Irishman has set up what will be one of the most highly anticipated 145-pound bouts in MMA history. During the UF read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida, two middleweight contenders, are currently slated to fight at UFC on FOX 15 in Newark, N.J. on April 18, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rockhold (13-2) has won his last three fights in a row, most recently submitting Michael Bisping in November. Meanwhile, Machida (22-5) is coming off a first-round TKO win over C.B. Dollaway last month. Both fighters, as well as UFC president Dana White, have expressed interest in the fight recently. Rockho read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Several UFC fighters stepped up to the plate and made names for themselves in 2014. Some talked their way into title contendership, while others flourished in the underdog role and earned the respect of their peers. Fighters like Yoel Romero, Kelvin Gastelum and Conor McGregor ran through opponents en route to establishing divisional dominance. This year will feature a new crop of prospects looking to pave their way toward Top Five territory. So who will be this year's Gastelum? Brazilians Charl read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Lost in all of the hype surrounding the growing number of title contenders atop of the UFC lightweight division is former champion Benson Henderson. Henderson, a former WEC lightweight champion, has one of the most spotless records in MMA and defended his title three times before dropping his strap to Anthony Pettis in a surprise armbar loss at UFC 164. Since then, the MMA Lab fighter has rebounded with wins over Josh Thomson and Rustam Khabilov, the latter being his first finish inside the UFC. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Unbroken. After 22 professional fights—nine of which have come against some of the very best contenders the UFC's light heavyweight division has ever had to offer—Jon Jones has, for all intents and purposes, remained unbroken. But thankfully, for both MMA fans and Jones' legacy, he hasn't gone untested. He's outclassed certain opponents while making few others appear to be near equals. Few people would be able to convincingly argue that Jones is anything but the greatest light heavyweight fighte read news >>

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The UFC’s list of bantamweight contenders on Monday was dealt not one, but two devastating blows, as Raphael Assuncao joined Dominick Cruz on the injured list. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Champions Johny Hendricks and Anthony Pettis as well as UFC 181 title contenders Robbie Lawler and Gilbert Melendez weigh-in on Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The derailed fight between top flyweight contenders Ian McCall and John Lineker has been rescheduled for UFC 183. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Welterweight contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley will serve as the co-main event to Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz on January 31st in Las Vegas. It didn't take too long for Kelvin Gastelum to find his next opponent. Fresh off of his victory over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180, Gastelum once again assumes the role of co-main event on a PPV as he takes on Tyron Woodley at UFC 183 in Las Vegas. Gastelum confirmed the news via Twitter: No days off! T-Woodley vs KG January 31st in MGM GRAND #OnAm read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Check out the UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt video highlights from featherweight contenders Ricardo Lamas and Dennis Bermudez. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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On episode #2 of UFC 180 Embedded, interim heavyweight title contenders Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt visit some fellow giants, NBA players. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Dennis Bermudez and Ricardo Lamas are among the top contenders in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s ultra-stacked featherweight division. Meither man, though, is envious of the other.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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