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UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

The rematch between former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and reigning 135-pound king T.J. Dillashaw is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year. It headlines UFC 177 on Saturday from Dillashaw 's hometown of Sacramento,...Show More Summary

UFC President Dana White Ranked 8th Sleaziest in Sports by GQ

UFC President Dana White's bad week looks like it has just gotten worse. The UFC's head honcho apparently got a shout-out in the upcoming issue of GQ magazine—though it's on the list of the sleaziest people in sports. Twitter user Ryan...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 50 Quietly Has Potential to Be the Year's Best Free Card

The UFC’s next Fight Night card goes down on September 5 at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, and has the potential to be 2014’s best fight card on free TV. A middleweight battle between Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza...Show More Summary

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: The Most Compelling Title Fight in UFC History

Very rarely does a fight come together via honest divisional math that has as much heat and validity as Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier. That isn ’t to say that there haven’t been some very lucrative bad-blood matches in the UFC to date. Show More Summary

T.J. Dillashaw's Worst-Case Scenario: Could a Loss Leave Him out in the Cold?

Really quick, let’s lay out the doomsday scenario for T.J. Dillashaw. The new men’s bantamweight champion is already getting the short end of the stick on Saturday—slated for a nonsensical immediate rematch against Renan Barao on anShow More Summary

UFC Star Tyron Woodley Skeptical of Real Change in Hometown of Ferguson

Tyron Woodley was on Canfield Drive just two days before Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. "I was a one-minute walk away from where it happened," Woodley says. "It was way too close to home." Woodley was with his three sons, getting his hair cut. Show More Summary

WSOF Champ Rick Glenn Reveals Reason for 2013 Absence, Talks First Title Defense

Pushing through long odds has to get old. It’s a great story for everyone else, but for the person actually doing it, the struggle to succeed in a driving headwind is not a feel-good narrative. It’s decidedly feel-bad, actually. ButShow More Summary

Stephan Bonnar Signs with Bellator, Expected to Face Tito Ortiz

The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar will fight again, and it won't be inside the legendary UFC Octagon. Despite being a UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Bonnar 's next fight will come under the Bellator MMA banner, according to a report from MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Show More Summary

UFC 177: Previewing the Newcomers

The UFC is rapidly expanding and putting on more and more shows, and the increased number of events means an increase in roster size. Despite a championship bout in the main attraction, UFC 177 is relatively low on star power. In fact,...Show More Summary

UFC: 6 Fighters We'd Love to See Compete at Metamoris

Metamoris has been getting bigger pretty consistently over the past year or so. From people who dabble in jiu-jitsu to hardcore grappling aficionados to dudes looking for some hipster fight-sport cred, the submission-only grappling showcase...Show More Summary

Sorting out the UFC's Messy Lightweight Division Title Picture

UFC Fight Night 49 saw another shake-up in the lightweight division when then No. 5-ranked Rafael dos Anjos defeated No. 1-ranked contender Benson Henderson. This followed the UFC's announcement of Eddie Alvarez coming over to the organization to battle Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. Show More Summary

Hector Lombard: Who Makes the Most Sense for His Return to Action

Hector Lombard was on the rise in the UFC's welterweight division before an injury forced him to the sidelines earlier this year. The fighter, now known as “ Showeather,” is prepping for a return to the Octagon. With much of the 170-pound...Show More Summary

UFC 178: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Head-to-Toe Breakdown

On September 27 in Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson will put his flyweight title on the line against No. 8-ranked flyweight Chris Cariaso. In the co-main event, perennial lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will face off against UFC newcomer...Show More Summary

UFC 177: T.J. Dillashaw Focused on Repeat Performance Against Renan Barao

T.J. Dillashaw isn't thinking about the past. Granted, the date (May 24, 2014) will forever be burned in his brain as the night he shocked the MMA world by doing the unthinkable and upsetting and dethroning the reigning bantamweight king. Show More Summary

Holly Holm: 3 Fighters She Should "Call Out" for Her UFC Debut

Holly Holm is one of the most decorated boxers to ever enter the UFC. She is an 18-time boxing world champion in three weight divisions and finished her career with an astounding record of 33-2. Upon transitioning to mixed martial arts,...Show More Summary

Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Is the Fight to Make

As it turns out, a difficult weight cut was the only thing holding Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from making his way to the front of the line. Just two victories—albeit really, really impressive ones —since his return to the Octagon and Johnson...Show More Summary

UFC 177: Who's on the Hot Seat?

Despite being dominated by T.J. Dillashaw in May, Renan Barao will have a chance to reclaim the bantamweight championship at UFC 177 on Saturday. With Dominick Cruz on the comeback trail, it is a rematch that could determine which fighter defends the 135-pound belt against the former champion looking to reclaim his crown. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Broke Rib of 'The Expendables 3' Director with a Punch

He walked away with an unforgettable story, but The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes found out the hard way that nerves make UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey awfully feisty. During an interview with HitFix.com earlier...Show More Summary

Tyron Woodley Wants to Continue Climbing Up the Ladder by Facing Matt Brown

Tyron Woodley does not care if his ideal next opponent is coming off a loss. He does not care if they are ranked two spots lower than him in the UFC's official rankings. What Woodley cares about is obtaining the kind of fight that can push him closer to a title shot. Show More Summary

Amateur MMA Fighter Loses Fight by Way of Vomit

This much is certain: It's a sickening way to lose a fight. In another gut-wrenching tale from the hinterlands of regional MMA, two amateur fighters stepped into the cage on Aug. 23 to battle for the featherweight championship at OO Fight 32 in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

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