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An important lightweight fight has been added to UFC 183. The UFC has booked Joe Lauzon (24-9) vs. Al Iaquinta (10-3-1) for the Jan. 31 card in Las Vegas, Newsday first reported on Wednesday. Lauzon, a winner in his last two fights, was supposed to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 on Nov. 15, however, he withdrew from the fight due to injured ribs. He most recently defeated Michael Chiesa and Mac Danzig. The fight is without a doubt the most high profile of Iaquinta's young career. Iaquinta, who t read news >>

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LAS VEGAS - Is Ronda Rousey pondering a break from mixed martial arts? The UFC women's bantamweight champion didn't come right out and say so on Monday. But it also doesn't take much reading between the lines to realize she's going to have some choices to make. Rousey defends her title against undefeated Cat Zingano on Feb. 28 in the co-main event of UFC 148 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. After that, Rousey said she has "decisions" to make. "After Feb. 28, I have a lot of important decisions read news >>

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UFC 180, an important foray into Mexico for the promotion, was nothing short of a resounding success. A stacked card offered fans plenty of thrilling Round 1 finishes, the lone exception on the main card being a surprisingly competitive main event between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt. Careers were made, title shots were earned and gritty matches entered memorable territory in short amounts of time Saturday night, which is what the card set out to accomplish. Even the preliminaries saw some supe read news >>

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Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux more than earned their keep last weekend. During back-to-back UFC events that featured some 21 fights, Rockhold and St. Preux turned in the only truly impactful performances. Rockhold thumped Michael Bisping en route to a second-round submission, while St. Preux shocked Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with a 34-second TKO. In fact, if last Friday and Saturday nights proved anything, it’s that—now more than ever—guys like Rockhold and OSP have tremendous significance for read news >>

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Bellator color analyst Jimmy Smith breaks down Saturday's important show for the promotion. read news >>

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Built in 1954, Maracanazinho is one of the most important places in the history of the fighting we see today -- bare-knuckle, vale tudo or MMA, whatever you wanna call it. UFC 179 will feature the last remaining Brazilian champion Jose Aldo in a rematch against featherweight No. 1 contender Chad Mendes, which is dramatic in itself. Yet the venue it will take place in, Maracanazinho, is also historic. It was built in 1954, and a year later, in 1955, was the first connected with vale tudo fights. read news >>

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After suffering a loss in the most important fight of his career, Travis Browne decided to make some major changes. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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An important bantamweight contest between Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway took place in the co-main event of the UFC Fight Night Halifax card. The second event in the UFC's Saturday doubleheader took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia featured a co-main event with significant stakes in the bantamweight division, as Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway clashed to determine who claw their way closer to a coveted title shot. The two fighters took to the center of the octagon and quickly began a short f read news >>

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In a deceptively important middleweight title fight, Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero faced off in the second fight of UFC 178's main card. Both men are physical monsters, come from top-level gyms and own magnetic personalities. However, there could only be one winner. That winner, of course, was Romero. After two back-and-forth rounds, he stumbled off his stool 37 seconds later than he should have but mustered up one of his signature explosive right hands and finished Kennedy with ground-and-pound. read news >>

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When a card is properly stacked with enough important fights by name fighters, blemishes disappear. They're still there, of course, but they take on a much more favorable complexion. The main event is a perfect example. This is the replacement to Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier (and Alexander Gustafsson before that), which is to say it's no replacement at all (in fairness, not much is). But with the people's man event being Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier and the rest of the card offering every k read news >>

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UFC 178 plays host to an important top-10 middleweight matchup. No. 6-ranked contender Tim Kennedy takes on the No. 10-ranked Yoel Romero. Kennedy is on a four-fight win streak and has won all three of his UFC contests. He is coming off the biggest win of his career over Michael Bisping back in April. Also undefeated in the UFC, Romero is on a four-fight win streak of his own. As the UFC seeks new challengers for Chris Weidman and the middleweight title, the winner of this fight puts his name in read news >>

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