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Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury Set for Early January at UFC 182

Donald Cerrone won't quite fulfill his wish of fighting six times in 2014, but five times in a calendar year is still pretty good. On January 3, Cowboy will take on up-and-coming lightweight Myles Jury at UFC 182. That's according to a Tuesday post from UFC president Dana White on his Instagram account. Show More Summary

Invicta 9's Kelly McGill: Ready to Show the World Who the 'Killer' Is

Women's MMA has hit a boom period, as it seems ladies are coming out of the woodwork to participate in MMA. This boom has been evident in more recent times, as the UFC, Bellator, WSOF and all-women's organization Invicta FC are signing...Show More Summary

UFC 183 Gets Middleweight Contenders Thales Leites and Tim Boetsch

Riding seven straight wins, Thales Leites has been set up with a Top 15 middleweight contender. The Brazilian will meet Tim Boetsch at UFC 183 on January 31. Sherdog.com reported the booking of the bout Wednesday. After being released...Show More Summary

Superheroes, Villains and Mercenaries of the UFC

Superman has his strength. Batman has his intelligence. The Flash has his speed. As part of a world whose characters possess superhuman capabilities and take part in a timeless battle between good and evil, these heroes need their powers. But...Show More Summary

UFC 177 Rewind: What Did Joe Soto Teach Us About Fighter Pay?

The UFC owes more than just a tip of the cap to men like Joe Soto, who more often than not, step up to the plate when another scheduled fight card begins to self-destruct. Without Soto, UFC 177 would have been the next instance of a fight card gone up in flames. Show More Summary

TUF 20, Episode 6 Recap: Daly vs. Magana Ends with Impressive Stoppage

With Team Melendez on one of the worst slides of The Ultimate Fighter history, the winless team threw their hopes behind Angela Magana, who was picked to face Team Pettis ' Aisling Daly. Magana and Daly represent two of the most experienced...Show More Summary

GSP: Nick Diaz 'Made a Mistake' by Bumping Up to 185 for Anderson Silva Fight

Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre thinks ex-Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz has dug his own grave by accepting to fight Anderson Silva at 185 pounds at UFC 183 in January. Speaking on the You're Welcome with Chael...Show More Summary

Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez Booked for UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston

The UFC's brass obviously has no plans of easing former Bellator MMA champ Eddie Alvarez into the mix in its stacked lightweight division. Roughly a month after watching him drop his promotional debut in a barn-burner against DonaldShow More Summary

Jimi Manuwa Out, Ovince St. Preux in Against 'Shogun' Rua at UFC Fight Night 56

With just days ahead of the fight, British striker Jimi Manuwa has withdrawn from his UFC Fight Night 56 main event bout with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Taking his place is Strikeforce alumnus Ovince St. Preux. The news was announced by UFC President Dana White on Twitter: Jimmy Manuwa broke his foot for his Nov 8th fight with Shogun. Show More Summary

Anderson Silva, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua to Coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4

Longtime former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Pride legend and former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua have been announced as the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4. The news was first announced...Show More Summary

What Does Jose Aldo Need to Do to Supplant Jon Jones as MMA's P4P Best?

Nine years. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo hasn't lost in nearly nine years. He's riding an 18-fight win streak and boasts a career record of 25-1. Along the way he's beaten the likes of Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian, Frankie...Show More Summary

Dana White Confirms Weidman vs. Belfort, Rousey vs. Zingano for UFC 184 in LA

UFC 184 officially gained two massive championship bouts. At the event, which takes place Feb. 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Chris Weidman will look to defend his middleweight strap against Vitor Belfort, while women's bantamweight...Show More Summary

Titan FC 31: Desmond Green on Miguel Torres, Move to Tristar, Inspiring Family

For Titan Fighting Championship 31 co-main event combatant Desmond Green, MMA bouts are not one-on-one. He has an entire family inside the steel cage with him. "I have a lot of little cousins in high school, about to graduate, and they definitely look up to me," Green told Bleacher Report. Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Resurgent: What It Will Take for the UFC Champ to Have a Knockout 2015

And still champion. Jose Aldo turned back the stiffest challenge of his career last Saturday at UFC 179, besting Chad Mendes after a five-round brawl that will be up to history to properly put in perspective. In doing so, Aldo answered many of the criticisms that had come to surround his three-and-a-half year tenure as UFC featherweight champion. Show More Summary

Georges St-Pierre or Anderson Silva: Who Does the UFC Need Back More?

It's been a down year for the UFC. Actually, two of the past three haven't been great, and disappointment looks like it's going to be more the rule than the exception based on recent trends. A simple flipping of the calendar isn't going...Show More Summary

Diego Sanchez Tells 'Disrespectful' Conor McGregor to Respect His Elders

One of the original The Ultimate Fighter winners, Diego Sanchez, is still beefing with surging UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor, and he has elaborated on why he doesn't like his "disrespectful" rival. Appearing on this afternoon's...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 55: Al Iaquinta Ready for Big Opportunity Against Ross Pearson

Al Iaquinta has been waiting a long time for a big opportunity to come his way. Since his time on season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter, the Long Island-based powerhouse has been scrapping it out inside the Octagon in the hope of making it to the next tier of competition in the competitive lightweight division. Show More Summary

Ian McCall Disses Demetrious Johnson, Says 'Nobody Cares' About Flyweights

Ian McCall is a pretty outspoken guy. On Tuesday the UFC flyweight contender was in rare form, speaking his mind on the perceived unpopularity of his own division and its champion, Demetrious Johnson, who he intimated was uninspiring...Show More Summary

TUF 20 Finale: Every Healthy Cast Member Will Appear on Finale Card

If you're on the cast of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and you're healthy enough to fight, you have a place on the season finale card. That's according to a Tuesday report from Damon Martin of Fox Sports. Justine Kish, who is currently...Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez Coach: Velasquez May Be out Longer Than Expected

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may be on the shelf longer than originally expected after surgeons found additional damage in his knee during a recent operation. Javier Mendez—head coach at American Kickboxing Academy, whereShow More Summary

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