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UFC Fight Night 52 is set for this Saturday, September 20. The show will be hosted at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, which means the North American audience will have to stay up late—or get up early—to catch the action on Fight Pass. The start time is 12:30 a.m. ET, with the main card kicking off at 3 a.m. The card features a total of 12 bouts, split evenly over the prelims and main card. The main attraction features two of the biggest and hardest-hitting heavyweights lumbering the face of th read news >>

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Roy Nelson is hours away from having to survive Mark Hunt's overhand right, but he's still got time to dig at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. According to Nelson, Velasquez has been sheltered, presumably by the UFC, in order to protect him from, well, Nelson. "I think Cain Velasquez has only fought the same guy over and over the last couple of years, because they don't want to change (the champion)," Nelson told FOX Sports. Velasquez hasn't competed since finishing his trilogy with form read news >>

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Looks like UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt really let himself go in between fights, something he could regret Friday in Japan. "The Super Samoan" tipped the scales at a hefty 284 pounds at the end of the day Thursday, so therefore, he would've been forced to shed 18 pounds by Friday's 3 a.m. ET weigh-ins, according to Yahoo Sports. The UFC heavyweight limit is 265 pounds, though 266 pounds is acceptable for non-title matchups. Perhaps even more shocking than his weight is the notion that Hunt isn't wo read news >>

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rematch with Marcos Maidana reportedly drew 925,000 pay-per-view buys. read news >>

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still "Money" when it comes to the pay-per-view (PPV) business. The undefeated boxing sensation was able to draw approximately 925,000 PPV buys for his rematch against Marcos Maidana, which took place back on Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, roughly 25,000 more than their first fight. And since Mayweather pocketed $38 million on the back end for that encounter (pic), expect a nice chunk of change to accompany his guaranteed purse o read news >>

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But "Cigano" has a special request... Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Junior dos Santos looks close to making his Octagon return, according to a report from UFC Tonight, which puts the Brazilian bomber into a 265-pound showdown against promising division up-and-comer Stipe Miocic. When and where? The upcoming UFC on FOX 13 mixed martial arts (MMA) event scheduled for Dec. 13, 2014, inside U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. But there's a stipulation from read news >>

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The fact that former Queen of Pancrase Rin Nakai is known for her racy viral videos at least at much as her fighting ability isn't an accident. Obviously, the attention-grabbing videos help sell herself, but Nakai says that ultimately they're intended to promote her organization. "To wear something unique or different than other fighters, people pay more attention to the promotion," Nakai told FOX Sports. "I think this is part of my honor to get more attention from the fans." Undefeated at 16-0- read news >>

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After a prolonged recovery from a hand injury suffered in training, it looks like JDS may have his return fight. This has been a bad year for premiere UFC talent. Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Anderson Silva, Johny Hendricks, and Anthony Pettis have all seen prolonged layoffs. Fortunately, if all goes according to plan that should mean a lot of big fights this winter and fall. Adding to the expected returns of Velasquez and Pettis at UFC 181, and the return of Silva in January of next year, read news >>

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Nick Diaz has had the date set for his arraignment hearing on DUI charges. It looks like the ball will be rolling on one of Nick Diaz's DUI cases, as the fighter has apparently had an arraignment hearing date set for September 25th. There, Diaz will be formally read his charges. However, these are not the charges stemming from his arrest earlier this month on a suspected DUI. MMA Fight Corner has the scoop on Diaz's first court date, which they have confirmed with the San Joaquin County court. A read news >>

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In various incarnations over the past week, nearly three million viewers watched the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.The key to the number was FOX putting an encore version of the show, which is built around a tournament to crown the first UFC women's strawweight champion (115 pounds). While it didn't air in every market, where it did air was either before or after FOX's Sunday NFL broadcasts. The show delivered 1,735,000 viewers in that time slot.The actual debut on FS 1 on S read news >>

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According to his manager Ted Ehrhardt, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is ready to be booked in a rematch against No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler. Hendricks underwent surgery to repair a torn right bicep just a week after winning the title by defeating Lawler via unanimous decision at UFC 171 in March. Ehrhardt tells ESPN that while Hendricks is healthy enough to be booked sooner, the UFC didn't want to set a date until he was completely healthy. "The last thing the UFC wanted was to sta read news >>

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