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The typical MMA stories – the lifelong martial artist, the collegiate wrestling standout, the streetwise brawler – those simply do not apply to UFC newcomer Jake Collier.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Following his split from Bellator, things have been a little more difficult for Ryan Quinn, but things are going well heading into his Titan FC debut on Friday. read news >>

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Former NBA center Darko Milicic made his kickboxing debut Thursday night in Serbia. The 7-footer, who was the second overall draft pick in 2003, lost to Radovan Radojcic in the second round of their exhibition fight via doctor's stoppage after suffering a cut on his left leg. "The next time, it will be better," Milicic said [translated by The Detroit News]. "I'm invincible." Milicic, 29, last played in the NBA two seasons ago. read news >>

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ONE FC's debut in China ended with a firecracker of a fight, as Chinese bantamweight Ji Xian toppled Song Ya Dong from the ranks of the unbeaten to capture a wild unanimous decision win at Beijing's Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Centre in the main event of ONE FC 24. The heavy leather was plentiful between Xian (12-2) and Dong (4-1, 1 NC), as both men stood in the pocket and traded looping exchanges throughout the three-round contest. Xian twice got the better of the 20-year-old prospect, read news >>

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The UFC's marquee signing of 2014 says that he won't be debuting for a while. read news >>

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The MMA world is torn on the UFC’s recent signing of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. But we now know he’s not likely to debut till this time next year. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar doesn't care what you think about him. And for that matter, neither does fellow WWE import CM Punk, who expects to make his Octagon debut in late 2015 after signing a multi-fight contract just last month (more on that here). Punk -- real name Phil Brooks -- was a guest on ESPN's "MMA Live" (right after this pit stop) talking all things mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as the "misconceptions" about his preparedness for combat sports. Watch it all unfo read news >>

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We didn't get any new information pertaining to the UFC debut of CM Punk, but we did find out the WWE import was not offended when Matt Brown referred to him as a "dumb athlete" (see those comments here) and hopes to prove "The Immortal" wrong when he makes his Octagon debut in 2015. As for who his first opponent will be, that's still up in the air, as is his weight class and training locale. In other words, we still have a long way to go before we can expect to see whether or not Punk can fight read news >>

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Leading up to his promotion's mainland China debut, ONE FC CEO Victor Cui spoke exclusively to MMAWeekly.com about his ambitious plans for China. read news >>

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The women's strawweight division makes its debut in the penultimate UFC rankings update for 2014. The biggest development in the UFC rankings over the weekend was the inclusion of the women's strawweight division. Carla Esparza was crowned the inaugural divisional champion, while the rest of the TUF 20 Finale was a showcase for the season's cast members. On the men's side, Rafael dos Anjos cemented himself as joint top contender along with Khabib Nurmagomedov following his beatdown of Nate Diaz. read news >>

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Henry Cejudo finally made his UFC debut and looked fantastic in earning a unanimous decision win over Dustin Kimura. Fighting at bantamweight, the former Olympic gold medalist pleaded for one more opportunity to make the flyweight limit. Whether Cejudo fights at 125 or 135 pounds, the UFC has an interesting new prospect who showed he can compete in the biggest promotion in mixed martial arts. Here are five potential fights, three at bantamweight and two at flyweight, that would be captivating ma read news >>

  • 6 days ago
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PHOENIX – For an Olympic gold medalist wrestler, Henry Cejudo certainly didn’t mind standing and trading punches with Dustin Kimura for three rounds. In a surprising strategy, Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) shunned the grappling game almost entirely in favor of (...) read news >>

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Henry Cejudo was fast-tracked into the UFC based on the strength of his wrestling credentials . But when the 2008 Olympic gold medalist finally made his Octagon debut Saturday, he showed off his skills as a versatile striker instead. Cejudo rarely needed to use his wrestling and spent 15 minutes using Dustin Kimura as target practice in a bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. The judges' scores were 30-27 across the board. "I don't want people to think I'm a wrestler," Cejudo said. "I d read news >>

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PHOENIX – Ian Entwistle spoiled the hometown UFC debut of Anthony Birchak and picked up his first octagon win in quick fashion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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