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  • Ronda Rousey: "'Cyborg' can't beat me, even on drugs"

    UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was asked to talk about former Strikeforce featherweight queen Cris "Cyborg" Justino again, recently. Conventional wisdom holds that Rousey, the grappling specialist, would have an advantage over the larger Justino if she could get a hold of her and wrest her…

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  • Mark Hunt ponders 'the end,' and one last title

    Few people appear more comfortable with fighting than UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt. The kickboxer looks as calm talking to reporters as he does entering the Octagon on fight night. Given all that, it may be surprising to hear Hunt say that he never imagined that he'd be a fighter.

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  • Andrei Arlovski coach talks 'greatest open workout in UFC history'

    Andrei Arlovski punched his way back into the top-ten last week with a knockout of Antonio "Pezao" Silva, but before he did that, he conducted what the UFC called "The greatest open workout in UFC history," with his Muay Thai Coach. The light-hearted open workout, which featured Arlovski's coach…

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  • ONE FC Hits Mainland China for the First Time with Beijing Event in October

    ONE FC plans to put on 10 events in China over the course of the next two years and its first stop will be Beijing on Oct. 31 with the date being confirmed for the first time on Friday by the promotion’s official twitter account. ONE FC: Dynasty of Champions will be the organization’s first ever…

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  • Ronda Rousey Reveals Her Toughest MMA Fight Thus Far, and It Wasn’t Miesha Tate

    Since transitioning to mixed martial arts from a traditional Judo background, Olympic Judo Bronze Medalist Ronda Rousey has been an unstoppable force. The only time she’s faced adversity in a fight was for a few seconds in her first UFC title defense against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157. Seconds later,…

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Fight Night 52 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt. 2

    UFC Fight Night 52 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt. 2 More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network this weekend (Sat., Sept. 20, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" kicks off from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg continues our…

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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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  • 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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  • With less than 24 hours to weigh-in, Mark Hunt is 19 pounds over the limit

    It's Friday in Japan and it's probably safe to say it's not going to be the most enjoyable day for UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt. Hunt, who said he began his training camp at an astounding 340 pounds, weighed 284 on Thursday in Japan, a UFC source confirmed to Yahoo Sports. It's almost certain Hunt is…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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