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They've certainly been yapping about it long enough (think Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson), but will they finally book it? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Lyoto Machida and his camp "love" the idea of fighting former Strikeforce 185-pound titleholder Luke Rockhold, and a new report from UFC Tonight suggests the possibility of a November showdown in Brazil. But that could depend on what happens next month in Ledyard, Connecticut. That's because Rockhold (12-2) pre read news >>

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It's been a long winding road to his UFC debut for Brazil's Alberto Mina, and the Hong Kong resident spoke to BloodyElbow.com about the struggles he faced to make the big show. Alberto Mina's fighting career has had a rough couple of years. It's not because he was losing either. In fact, the Hong Kong-based Brazilian is undefeated at 10-0, with every single victory coming by finish. In 2010, the double-black belt in Judo and BJJ beat TUF alum Dean Amasinger and was considered as one of the best read news >>

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It's been a long road to get back to the UFC for Killa B, but it sounds like he's happy to be back. Ben Saunders is on his way to a somewhat surprising short notice return to the UFC. Not suprising in that he doesn't deserve to be there, but that for a fighter coming off a loss and set to headline a Titan FC card, a lot of little things had to happen for his UFC return to become a reality. For his part, Saunders sounds determined to make the best of it. And as he was already set to headline an u read news >>

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It wasn’t so long ago that hating on Michael Bisping was the sport within the sport of mixed martial arts. Only one person at a time could fight him, but there was always a fleet of middleweights who believed they had a mute button in the form of some power hand or other. Bisping inspired a kind of hate that started at the Mancunian accent and ended at his audacity. And all of it was actually kind of brilliant. So long as Bisping was in so many crosshairs, he would always have viability. So long read news >>

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Not that long ago, Dong Hyun Kim was boring. Really boring. For a guy so thoroughly trained in the art of putting fist to face, he sure could suck the fun out of the process. He was far more keen to smother from the top position than he was to execute big throws or beautiful combinations. What's worse? No one even cared. He was among the most uninteresting undefeated prospects MMA had ever seen. Then Carlos Condit came along, flying through the air like some sort of lunatic samurai and taking Ki read news >>

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It didn't take long for released Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to sign with the UFC. In fact, it was mere hours before the man signed on the dotted line. After Bellator boss Scott Coker granted his release Tuesday morning, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Dana White and Co. signed the top-10 lightweight and immediately put him on the UFC 178 card. His opponent, Donald Cerrone, is a man charging toward the title picture in a fight that will likely draw great interest. Cerrone, a WEC a read news >>

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Eddie Alvarez's long and often-contentious relationship with Bellator MMA is officially over. The company's lightweight champion, who underwent a protracted, bitter contract dispute with the company under former CEO Bjorn Rebney, was granted his unconditional release on Tuesday by new Bellator boss Scott Coker. Alvarez will relinquish the title. ESPN.com originally reported the news of Alvarez's release. "We've granted Eddie his unconditional release this morning," Bellator CEO Scott Coker state read news >>

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It was a long time coming, but according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Bellator has released Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez from his contract, making him a free agent. Scott Coker confirmed the story with ESPN Tuesday afternoon, which is huge for the free-agent market. Alvarez, who famously had a huge legal battle with Bellator, returned to the company after a long litigation with former boss Bjorn Rebney and the company. He eventually returned to the company for a rematch with Mich read news >>

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Just a day after new Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told MMAjunkie that the promotion was in talks with its lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has been released.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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Not long ago, Gray Maynard was considered one of the UFC lightweight division's best. After a couple of years filled with personal distractions -- combined with two of the worst losses of his career -- "Bully" is "pumped" to face Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine, and get his career back on track. After failing to capture the UFC lightweight title following two incredible fights against Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard got back into the win column with a split-decision victory over read news >>

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Daniel Cormier had been waiting a long time for a shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. With the champ injured, he'll now how to wait even longer. read news >>

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