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Zuffa has appointed Ken Berger as the EVP and Managing Director of UFC Asia Four months after letting Mark Fischer go, the UFC has appointed a new Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Asia. Joining the Zuffa ranks is Ken Berger, a 49-year-old who's resume includes several years of holding top positions at companies such as sports agency SMJ, ISL Marketing, and IMG. "The UFC welcomes a leader like Ken to drive increased brand growth in Asia and take the sport and the UFC to the next read news >>

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Take a look at the SB Nation rankings for the 170 pound Welterweight division, featuring Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald, and more. As 2014 comes to a close, now is a good time to take stock and look at the top 10. Here, a look at the Welterweight Top 10 courtesy of the SB Nation panel. The rankings panel consists of two members from each of the SB Nation MMA sites - MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle, MMA Mania's Alex Giardini and Thomas Myers, and Bloody Elbow's Dallas read news >>

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- The latter half of 2014 has been a rough one for John Dodson. Just when he was about to get his second crack at champion Demetrious Johnson, flyweight's endlessly jubilant number-one contender suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee this past July, cutting short his title campaign before it could even get started. The months since have been agonizingly slow -- it turns out rehab isn't made for a 125er who lives life in fast-forward -- but with the year finally coming read news >>

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The bantamweight division takes another hit. It hasn't been a good day for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight division. Not long after it was revealed that former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz had suffered yet another ACL injury -- this time on the other knee -- which will sideline him indefinitely, Raphael Assuncao revealed via Twitter that he will be benched for a few months after he broke his ankle during training. I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will b read news >>

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Renan Barao re-established himself in the UFC bantamweight division on Saturday, defeating Mitch Gagnon late in the third round of their bout at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Dollaway.” read news >>

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The UFC's featherweight division lost a top-10 fighter Thursday, as No. 6-ranked Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier announced he will move up to lightweight in an attempt to fight closer to his natural weight. Poirier made the announcement on Twitter, where he responded to a fan asking if he was planning to move to the 155-pound division with a simple "Yes." Then, MMAFighting.com reached out to Poirier via text message, and he revealed more about the situation. "I'm big," Poirier said. "The cut made m read news >>

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Dustin Poirier is moving up in the world ... literally. After a pretty successful run as a featherweight contender, the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) import is headed back to the 155-pound weight class, following what he described as a string of "brutal" weight cuts, which is to be expected when you walk around at 180 pounds. "The Diamond" announced the plans on Twitter. "@FrigUrself: @DustinPoirier are you moving up to LW?" Yes — The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 19, 2014 "@andrewhepburn read news >>

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Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis hopes to fight 3 times in 2015, starting in early Spring. The UFC lightweight division's reigning king, Anthony Pettis may have only fought three times in the last two years, but moving forward, he plans on getting in three fights in 2015, and wants his first bout to be in early spring. In an interview with UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, Pettis' manager, Mike Roberts stated that "Showtime" would like to fight in either March or April, with an immediate turnarou read news >>

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Eleven-time UFC veteran Dustin Poirier is heading to the promotion’s lightweight division.Filed under: News, UFC 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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Fourteen straight victories inside of the Octagon bought Lyoto Machida a chance at the ultracoveted UFC light heavyweight belt. It wasn't long before the Japanese-Brazilian fighter became a household name (in MMA households, anyway), giving birth to the what Joe Rogan called the "Machida era." But that was in 2009 when MySpace was still a thing, humanity was down to its last three years before the apocalypse, and we were one year away from the end of the "Machida era." Five years and three title read news >>

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We may need to resort to Plan B. When Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino was spotted at the UFC on FOX 13 event last Saturday night (Dec. 13, 2014), the mixed martial arts (MMA) community speculated that "Cyborg" was perhaps in negotiations to (finally) fight Ronda Rousey. Yeah, no. "I will not fight anymore in the bantamweight (division), just in my weight or weight married to the fight that everyone expects," Justino told Damma De Ferro. "I believe that the sacrifice has to be read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight division has been in a serious holding pattern thanks to the oft-injured Cain Velasquez, who is the combat sports equivalent of Punxsutawney Phil: He shows up once a year, then injures himself and disappears for an additional six weeks. As a result, Fabricio Werdum is the interim titleholder. Losing Velasquez was particularly painful because the rest of the division was stinking up the joint. Junior dos Santos was on the injured reserves for w read news >>

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Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has teased the idea of a drop to the middleweight division for several years, but it could soon become reality. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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