Flyweight contenders meet this November in Texas, as Joseph Benavidez battles Dustin Ortiz.
The UFC has finally found an opponent for two-time flyweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez. In an announcement made yesterday by UFC officials, Benavidez's next fight will be in Austin, Texas, as he takes on Dustin Ortiz. Flyweight bout between #2 @JoeJitsu and #12 @DustinOrtizMMA added to November 22nd #UFCAustin http://t.co/0PwUWHWORy
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Tangibles vs intangibles- two struggling contenders battle to stay afloat in the tumult of the Lightweight division
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Get on with it, then. Tell me the stakes. Benson Henderson is, depending on who you ask, either a fluke merchant or one of the very best lightweight mixed martial artists ever. The former lightweight champion's reign was one of the longest in history... but it largely consisted of extremely close decisions read news >>
UFC middleweight contenders Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida are apparently in talks for a future bout.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
With the UFC flyweight division desperate for fresh title contenders, Jussier da Silva is heating up at just the right time. read news >>
With the UFC's welterweight division teeming with contenders, it's a choose your own adventure within the top ten while Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks II plays out. And right now, Hector Lombard, who sits at No. 6 in the UFC's media-driven rankings, has his eyes on UFC Fight Night 54, which takes place Oct. 4.
Lombard spoke to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, and said that he fancies taking on the winner of the Tarec Saffiedine-Rory MacDonald bout, which will be the main event in Halifax, Nova Scotia read news >>
A clash of light heavyweight contenders will co-headline UFC 179 in Rio De Janeiro on October 25, as Glover Teixeira faces off with Phil Davis. read news >>
UFC featherweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor lob verbal jabs at each other during the UFC 178 Media Tour stop in Los Angeles. read news >>
Like water in a desert, legitimate title contenders are hard to come by.
Even in an international powerhouse like the UFC, the hard hitters and prolific practitioners who challenge calculated champions often lay an egg.
That's why it's not only difficult to predict how a fighter will perform in the biggest fight of his or her life, but more importantly it's proof that the contender line never gives us the insight we want.
Some fighters fly under the radar and never get the chance to shine, while read news >>
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Each year new contenders launch themselves to the front of the divisional line and reach for ultimate Octagon glory.
Hot on the tails of each and every champion, these increasingly dangerous title threats do whatever is needed to reach the top.
This includes shocking the masses and subduing the competition.
In tradition with those men and women who keep weight-class kings busy, here are nine fighters who'll be fighting for a title sometime next year.Begin Slideshow read news >>
SAN JOSE – While champion Jose Aldo prepares for an upcoming bout with Chad Mendes, opponents Clay Guida and Dennis Bermudez are both confident they’ll enter the title fray at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 event.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
DUBLIN – Many MMA fans wondered if the UFC hadn’t jumped the gun by booking flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson opposite Chris Cariaso rather than waiting for the outcome of two flyweight bouts this week. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>