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The upcoming UFC 177 pay-per-view event on August 30 from Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California will now feature two title fights as Yahoo! Sports has confirmed that Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Chris Cariaso will square off for the 125-pound title in the evening’s co-main event. The surging Johnson was last seen dominating Ali Bagautinov in the first-ever UFC flyweight main event at the largely derided UFC 174 on June 14. Like UFC 177’s main event rematch participants...
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Ranked at No. 5 following his knockout win over Gray Maynard at last November’s The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 Finale, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz found himself in prime bargaining position despite the fact that he had lost his previous two bouts to Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson. A litany of interesting challenges was potentially on the horizon for Diaz, but he instead chose to ask for his release from the UFC when he decided they weren’t paying him nearly enough for his services. He was removed...
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Pivotal lightweight positioning will be on the line this Wednesday night (July 16, 2014) when No. 6-ranked Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on No. 7 Jim Miller in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45 from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Both fighters have finished their most recent bouts, with Cerrone taking out talented but enigmatic No. 13-ranked Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11, while Miller submitted late replacement Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172. “Cowboy” has a three-fight win...
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Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller are set to collide in New Jersey tomorrow night (Wednesday July 16, 2014) in an intriguing lightweight tilt. With just under 60 fights between them, and 15 bonuses, don't be surprised if 'Cowboy' and Miller steal the show in a big way in front of the fans in Atlantic City. It's anyone's guess where this fight will go down, as both warriors have showed proficiency in all areas of the arts. Without further ado, let's take a look at how they stack up: Striking: All fights start...
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Alistair Overeem Still Optimistic About Fight With ‘JDS’

Posted on July 14, 2014, 10:02 PM by Brian Cox
Alistair “The Demotion Man” Overeem has an important fight coming up this September 5, 2014, when he takes on Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night (UFN 50): Souza vs. Mousasi, in Ledyard, Connecticut. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and 15 year veteran of the sport, burst onto the UFC’s stage in December of 2011, when he dispatched former division champion Brock Lesnar by way of first round TKO at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem. With the win, it was expected that Overeem was on a path...
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September 13, 2014, is just around the corner and with it, UFC Fight Night (UFN): Silva vs. Arlovski II, as from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasília, Brazil. The fight with Andre Arlovski will be Antonio Silva’s first since December of last year (2013), when the Brazilian heavyweight went to war with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot. At the event, Hunt and Silva put on a brilliant exhibition of grit and determination, as the pair did battle over five full rounds, only to end...
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Undefeated at 2-0 with two TKO finishes in the Octagon, No. 8-ranked women’s bantamweight Amanda Nunes is headed for the biggest bout of her MMA career when she faces returning No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at September 27’s UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event from Las Vegas, Nevada. Out of action since a first round stoppage of Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, Nunes was unfortunately forced out of a bout with former Strikeforce women’s champion Sarah Kaufman earlier this year....
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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman added another huge scalp to his MMA trophy cabinet at UFC 175, defeating former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and successfully completing the second defense of the title he won from Anderson Silva at UFC 162. The win did not come without adversity for 'The All-American' though, as 'The Dragon' rocked him late on. The win silenced a lot of naysayers about Weidman's ability, and cemented his position as the undisputed boss at 185 pounds. Still, Weidman is dealing...
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UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve gave his fans a scare when he was unfortunately forced out of his UFC 175 bout with Matt Mitrione after returning from a heart condition that seriously put his fighting future in danger. Many were left wondering if the towering “Skyscraper” would ever be able to return to the Octagon; today, their questions have been answered. Struve’s manager Lex McMahon appeared on today’s edition of The MMA Hour to declare that Struve had a panic attack at UFC 175 and...
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After Ronda Rousey destroyed Alexis Davis in the co-main event of UFC 175 on July 5, the UFC women’s bantamweight division was left painfully short on legitimate contenders for the dominant “Rowdy.” Thankfully, there were some talented ladies still available outside the Octagon, and the UFC made waves this past weekend by signing former Legacy FC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Coupled with the fact that Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino also announced she will make...
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UFC light-heavyweight competitor Anthony Johnson has had his fair share of ups and downs during his storied MMA career; after missing weight twice as a tenure in the UFC welterweight division between 2007-12, 'Rumble' was cut following a first round submission loss to Vitor Belfort, a bout that he also missed weight for. Johnson took stock, and went on a six fight tear outside the UFC, earning his call back to the big leagues and scoring a successful return decision over light heavyweight stand out Phil Davis....
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UFC and Pride FC fan favorite Wanderlei Silva was recently embroiled in one of the shadiest situations of 2014; a triangle of failed, or avoided, drug tests between 'The Axe Murderer', Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort led to bungled main events, rescheduled fights, and ended careers in the UFC. For his part, Silva appeared before the NSAC in a hearing to try and straighten everything out, and it seems that the matter has come to an end. Speaking recently with Tatame, translated by yours truly, Silva says he...
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UFC 178: Jones vs. Gustafsson II is set for September 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and this evening (July 13, 2014) fans are learning of two more bouts that are being assigned to the event. As was announced by the UFC tonight, Patrick “The Predator” Cote and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson have verbally agreed to fight on the “Sin City” card. Both fighters are riding a three fight winning streak and looking to climb onto the welterweight division’s top 15 rankings ladder....
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After undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey ran through her tenth straight opponent with a 16-second shellacking of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 last Saturday night (July 5, 2014), a bittersweet consensus ran through the MMA community. On one hand, Rousey was defeating opponents in a fashion rarely equaled inside the Octagon. With four title fight finishes since making her way to the UFC in February of 2013, “Rowdy” has become a transcendent force in the sport. On the other...
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