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Stepping back into the Octagon after more than a year off, Anderson Silva is back and with his return comes predictions of shocking devastation and artistic annihilation. A while back, I listed Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz as a “Superfight” and predicted an outcome of a Silva win, via stoppage. Like nearly everyone with a set of functioning eyes and a long history of following the combative sports, I used adages like “styles make fights,” and so on. Truth be told, I wasn’t wrong in that notion; read news >>

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Giorgio Petrosyan returned to the ring on Saturday night, his first fight since his shock KO loss to Andy Ristie at GLORY 12 NEW YORK in November 2013. On this evidence, his confidence has suffered no damage. Can he get back to the #1 spot in 2015? Petrosyan has infamously brittle hands and has broken them several times. It happened again in the fight with Ristie and led to him taking 2014 off. Speculation was rampant all year as to what he would look like when he finally came back. He answered read news >>

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UFC welterweight Matt Brown is never one to mince words. On a recent episode of his podcast, the top contender caused a stir when he issued an opinion about pro wrestler CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) signing with the UFC despite have no combat sports experience. "I thought the sport, the UFC, itself, was beyond that now," Brown said at the time. "Bellator doing this, I could understand. I could see other organizations doing it. The UFC, I just didn't expect it. "I don't have a problem with the read news >>

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The UFC opens up 2015 with fireworks as Daniel Cormier faces off against Jon Jones at UFC 182 on Saturday. Despite his Olympic background and an impressive 15-0 MMA record, a Cormier victory over Jones would be the highlight of his career. However, on the grand scheme of things, that victory could bring shock waves felt across the light heavyweight division. Because of his storied career as an Olympian and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, it is easy to be a fan of Cormier. But at the read news >>

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C.B. Dollaway has been in this position before—a couple of times, in fact. Competing in front of a raucous and lively Brazilian crowd against one of their own is never an easy set of circumstances for an American fighter to settle into, but The Doberman has thus far been unshakable in that particular storm. Two out of his past four showings inside the Octagon have come in the South American mecca of mixed martial arts, where he's faced competitors with vaulted expectation and ample hype surround read news >>

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Twenty-year-old UFC women's strawweight Paige VanZant is in shock about winning her UFC debut on Saturday and winning the $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus. read news >>

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UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will return to action later this year, seven weeks after his recent UFC Fight Night 54 knockout of Tarec Saffiedine. However, it won’t be for an MMA fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Following his shock KO over Ben Henderson, Rafael dos Anjos can now call himself one of the top 3 contenders at lightweight. It was a good weekend to be Brazilian, as Rafael dos Anjos, Thales Leites, and Wilson Reis all came away with wins at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa. Dos Anjos and Leites were the biggest movers in this week's rankings update, with the lightweight moving into the top 3 and Leites crawling closer towards top 10 territory. The pound-for-pound rankings changed up a bit following th read news >>

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Can Fabricio Werdum shock the world once again and dethrone Cain Velasquez at UFC 180? Junior dos Santos thinks so. A former UFC heavyweight champion and the only man to knock both Werdum and Velasquez out inside the Octagon, "Cigano" wasn’t a believer in "Vai Cavalo", but his last performance against Travis Browne changed his mind. "Werdum’s last performance was impressive," dos Santos told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve never seen him fight so well like he did against Browne. He got a big win and earn read news >>

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T.J. Dillashaw made good on his promise to shock the world like Chris Weidman did against Anderson Silva by defeating Renan Barao, and, like Weidman, he’ll have to do it all over again at UFC 177. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that the UFC was close to booking a bantamweight championship rematch between Dillashaw and Barao. The bout would likely take place on the August 30 fight card in Sacramento. Dillashaw, who entered the first bout as an 8-to-1 u read news >>

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Given the fact Chael Sonnen had just failed a drug test administered two weeks earlier, it was hardly a surprise he would also fail a second random test. But the presence of HGH and EPO, two very difficult to detect compounds, which no MMA fighter had ever tested positive for, raises troubling questions and no easy answers. When the news broke Saturday of Chael Sonnen failing another drug test, this one administered on June 5, I was shocked, and it is likely many in the MMA community were stunne read news >>

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In big news from the Muay Thai world, Phetavee Sor Kittichai pulls off the unthinkable and all the results and action from the 11th June Rajadamnern super show in Bangkok. Two of Muay Thai's powerhouse companies fielded their strongest sides yesterday (June 11th, 2014) as Petchvisit and Wanmitchai Promotions co-promoted a super card at Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok, one of the Mecca's for hard core Muay Thai fans. Not only was this a stacked card of talent, there were huge repercussions, as a new read news >>

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BERLIN – It may not come as a terrible shock that UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi isn’t batting an eye over his next opponent’s promise to exploit his supposed weakness.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Rafael Silva got a little surprise on Saturday when he found out he was fighting for an interim Bellator title against Joe Warren. Now he plans to shock the promotion with an upset win. Filed under: Bellator, News, Only on Junkie Tagged: Bellator 118, Rafael Silva read news >>

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