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  • [VIDEO] Ronda Rousey and Gilbert Melendez spar

    UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is all healed up from a broken hand and got back to training recently with a Jiu Jitsu sparring session against No. 1 UFC lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez. Check out the video above for a beautiful display of good-natured but speedy grappling between…

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  • Is TUF 20 fighter Rose Namajunas the next Ronda Rousey?

    UFC superstar and bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey isn't close to being done, but she's already picked out her successor. Twenty two year-old Rose "Thug" Namajunas (2-1) is a contender on this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and, according to the "Rowdy" one, she's also "The Next Ronda…

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  • Report: Junior dos Santos expected to return at UFC on Fox 13 against Stipe Miocic

    Report: Junior dos Santos expected to return at UFC on Fox 13 against Stipe Miocic 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.

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  • The Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones brawl to be addressed at Sept. 23 NAC hearing

    Now that the big Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones light heavyweight title bout has been rescheduled for UFC 182 on Jan. 3, the Nevada Athletic Commission has plenty of time to review the pre-fight brawl that went down on Aug. 4 in the MGM Grand lobby. It looks like the incident will be addressed at the…

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  • [VIDEO] Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt and more talk fighting in Japan

    The UFC's Megan Olivi recently spoke with some of the stars of this Saturday's UFC: Tokyo event, including headliners Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt. Both Nelson and Hunt spoke of their particular excitement to fight in front of the Japanese crowd, airing in the U.S.

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  • UFC releases Francis Carmont

    Francis Carmont's UFC run has come to an end for now. The Frenchman announced on his Facebook page that he is no longer in the UFC after a record of 6-3 inside the Octagon as a middleweight. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, " You will come to understand it is the best thing that…

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  • UFC champ Johny Hendricks might not be back until March 2015

    Saying he's 85% recovered from surgery for a torn bicep, the Welterweight champ isn't planning on fighting again until 2015. Johny Hendricks claimed the vacant UFC Welterweight belt by beating Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 in March of this year. Unfortunately he did it with a torn bicep and had to book…

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  • UFC on Fox 13 to feature Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve

    The UFC announced the fight via Instagram tonight. Tonight on Instagram the UFC announced that Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve has been booked for UFC on Fox 13 on December 13 in Phoenix, AZ. Overeem just lost via first round TKO to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi on…

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  • UFC fighters often don't know what size cage they'll fight in

    UFC fighters often don't know what size cage they'll fight in The UFC doesn't proactively tell fighters what size cage they'll be fighting in, leading to many athletes not knowing what size cage they'll compete in until event night. One of the new talking points heading into UFC events is the size…

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  • Stipe Miocic versus Junior dos Santos being discussed for December

    It's been nearly a year since the UFC's former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos fought, but it looks like there could be a time and place for his return. As reported on UFC Tonight, a fight between Dos Santos and fast-rising heavyweight Stipe Miocic is under consideration for December. A…

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  • Nevada Athletic Commission Schedules Hearing to Review Brawl Between Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

    The Nevada Athletic Commission has scheduled a hearing to review the recent press-conference brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, and both fighters have been asked to attend the hearing, according to a report on Wednesday afternoon. Jones and Cormier have been asked to attend the Las Vegas…

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  • Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve Agree to Meet at UFC on FOX in December

    A heavyweight bout has been verbally agreed to take place between Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13, officials announced late Wednesday evening. The Overeem-Struve affair adds to the developing fight card that is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.

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  • Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway official for December UFC Fight Night card in Brazil

    Come Dec. 20, C.B. Dollaway will take a quantum leap forward in the middleweight division and face the biggest challenge of his career. The TUF 7 finalist out of Tempe, Ariz. will meet former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida on the Brazilian's home turf on Dec. 20 in Sao Paulo. The…

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  • Ronda Rousey Cleared of Injuries, Wants to Fight Alongside Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

    Following her 10th win last July, Ronda Rousey found herself heading to the sidelines with a need to repair some battered extremities. One part of her body that needed medical attention was her knee, and the other was reportedly her thumb, which she recently revealed she broke in her UFC 175 win…

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  • Francis Carmont Released by the UFC After Three Straight Losses

    After nine fights inside the UFC Octagon, French middleweight Francis Carmont has been released by the organization. The 32-year-old Tristar Gym-trained Carmont released a statement on Wednesday via his official Facebook page. “I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC…

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  • Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler UFC welterweight title fight rematch targeted for Feb. 2015

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Johny Hendricks is "about 85 percent" healthy following bicep surgery last spring, and "Bigg Rigg" is expected to put his 170-pound title on the line in a rematch against Robbie Lawler in February 2015. Not because he can't fight sooner, but…

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