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Tony Ferguson is finally a top-15 lightweight – a testament to both his recent success and the depth of the 155-pound division.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC read news >>

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is capable of cutting a highlight-reel clip at pretty much any moment, as Joe Lauzon can attest.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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The UFC's lightweight division is filled with men who are poised to make a charge at the current title holder, Anthony Pettis. Tony Ferguson is in such a position. After an impressive win at UFC 184, "El Cucuy" should expect to face some tougher opposition from this point forward. These five men would make interesting opponents for the next time he steps into the Octagon.Begin Slideshow read news >>

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LOS ANGELES -- UFC lightweight Valmir Lazaro spoke to the media about UFC 184 win over James Krause, why he believes Krause underestimated him, what went his second time in the Octagon and much more. read news >>

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This is the UFC 184 live blog for Tony Ferguson vs. Gleison Tibau, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Ferguson, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Tibau, who also has won four of his past five fights as well, on the main card.Check out the UFC 184 live blog below. More Coverage: UFC 184 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App Round 1: Round 2:Round 3: read news >>

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An injury brings one new lightweight to the UFC, but a new strawweight and a new featherweight are on their way to the big show as well. When Josh Thomson bowed out of UFC Fight Night Rio de Janeiro with an injury, it was almost assured that a new fighter was going to be brought in to face rising prospect Gilbert Burns. Lightweight is an incredibly talent rich division world wide. And, indeed, MMAFighting announced today that a replacement for Thomson has been named, UFC newcomer Alex Oliveira w read news >>

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UFC lightweight James Krause likes to entertain UFC fans when he fights in the promotion’s octagon, so a booking opposite the relatively unknown Valmir Lazaro wasn’t a downer – once he figured out the Brazilian was likely coming to bang.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

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Twelve days ago, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vaulted up a weight class and challenged a goliath blue-chip prospect on a whim. The size difference was immense from the outset, but a funny thing happened: Henderson methodically wore down the giant then tapped him in the later rounds. David beat Goliath, and though Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal missed the opening stanzas of the fight, he caught the end -- the good part. Afterward, in a moment of candor, Henderson told the cameras th read news >>

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Lightweight contender Tony Ferguson puts his four-fight winning streak on the line against veteran Gleison Tibau at UFC 184. "El Cucuy", which means "The Boogeyman," has finished the likes of Abel Trujillo and Katsunori Kikuno in that span. His opponent, Tibau, has gone 5-1 in his last six outings, with all five wins coming by decision. Ferguson isn't currently a ranked lightweight, but that may soon change. The 31-year-old is as confident as he has ever been and plans on beating the Brazilian b read news >>

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We're still months away from the UFC officially implementing it's new Reebok deal, but that doesn't mean fighters aren't already feeling the pinch. Whether you think the UFC's new uniform deal is awesome or abominable, the effects are already being felt by fighters. For some, like Paige VanZant and Conor McGregor, it's been all good news. Feature athletes are signing individual deals, putting more per-fight money into their pocket. Of course, these are also often the sort of athletes that can st read news >>

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Lightweight Tony Ferguson is going for five straight UFC wins when he enters the cage on Saturday at UFC 184. Even if he isn’t yet in the conversation for a title shot, he figures he’ll leave the cage with an impressive stat.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Michael Johnson still has a long road in front of him before he earns a shot at the UFC lightweight title. Given his forward progress against Edson Barboza at Fight Night 61, however, he seems capable of covering that distance fairly expeditiously. Johnson’s pressure told the tale on Sunday, as he got in Barboza’s face early and stayed there for three full rounds en route to a unanimous-decision victory (29-28, 30-27 x 2). The win extended his current streak to four, and it will likely move him read news >>

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UFC lightweight Michael Johnson again made it clear he’d next like to fight Benson Henderson, saying the ex-champ is the most logical choice. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The celebratory post-fight champagne is sitting in a pool of melted ice somewhere in Brazil, following Michael Johnson’s decision win over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 61. The Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was filled to capacity with thousands of eager fans awaiting Barboza’s return to Brazil. Unfortunately, Barboza, a human highlight reel, wasn’t anywhere near his usual fantastical self against an ever-improving Johnson. Sunday night’s co-main event bout represented a battle f read news >>

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