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Ronda Rousey Demands Fight Against Apparent New Rival

Ronda Rousey has certainly created the sport's most polarizing persona, but there's no denying the UFC women's bantamweight champ always takes care of her own. Bethe Correia stopped Shayna Baszler to score her second straight win over...Show More Summary

Dana White Believes The Ultimate Fighter 20 Will Produce Another Ronda Rousey

The Ultimate Fighter 20 hasn't even aired yet but there's already plenty of lofty expectations for the women competing. The bar just got raised again thanks to UFC president Dana White. White spoke to members of the media following UFC...Show More Summary

UFC Chiding Dana White over Judge Removal Was a Nice, but Empty Gesture

To say that Dana White and the Ultimate Fighting Championship have gone through a tough couple of weeks would be quite the understatement. Injury-riddled cards and fan opposition to “weak” events have stood out in headlines for the largest mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

In accepting a bout with Joe Soto on the shortest notice possible, T.J. Dillashaw risked his bantamweight championship —not a huge risk against a UFC newcomer but a risk nonetheless. As expected, though, Dillashaw took care of business against Soto. Show More Summary

Nick Diaz: Can He Become More Than a UFC Cult Hero?

Nick Diaz has done a lot in his career. He's fought for a UFC title on a couple of occasions. He's held welterweight gold in another. He once found a way to distill violence on the scale of a global conflict into the most chaotic five minutes the sport has ever seen. He's retired. Show More Summary

Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Gegard Mousasi first met in the Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix final in 2008. Souza, predominantly known as a submission artist at the time, didn't have much to offer against Mousasi in the striking department...Show More Summary

Renan Barao's Return: 3 Potential Opponents for Embattled Ex-Champion

The UFC might have absolutely adored Renan Barao a couple of months ago, but he now finds himself on "the list." Not the good list, either. By withdrawing from UFC 177 following complications related to his weight cut, he has landedShow More Summary

UFC Pulling out All the Stops to Ensure Success in Mexico City

The United States, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, Ireland, England, Japan, China, New Zealand, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia and now Mexico. For the first time in 288 events, the UFC will finally make its way south of the border for UFC 180. Show More Summary

UFC 177: Why Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is the Fight That Must Happen

To say Ronda Rousey has been a dominant UFC champion would be an amazing understatement. Rousey has been a force of nature, something you can barely even resist, never mind stop. She has dispatched legitimate high-level contenders like...Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: What's Next for Henry Cejudo?

Henry Cejudo is a former Olympic gold medalist. He won gold in 2008 in Beijing for wrestling in the freestyle 55kg division. He went back for the Olympic trials in 2012 but didn't make it. He retired on the mat by removing his shoesShow More Summary

UFC 177 Results: Dillashaw vs. Soto Fight Card Winners and Review

When bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his title Saturday night against Joe Soto at UFC 177, he proved that he belongs in the conversation as one of the pound-for-pound toughest men in the sport. The results of the pay-per-view were much more entertaining than the card should have been. Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: 3 Fights for Joe Soto to Take Next

Joe Soto stepped up in a huge way Saturday night. Friday before the weigh-ins, Soto was supposed to face Anthony Birchak on the undercard. Then, when Renan Barao was forced to pull out of the fight, Soto stepped up to face the champion,...Show More Summary

Coach: Renan Barao Doesn't Need to Move to Featherweight

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao saw opportunity slip through his fingertips Friday, as just 24 hours before a title rematch with T.J. Dillashaw, he passed out from a bad weight cut and was unceremoniously removed from the...Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: 3 Fights for Bethe Correia to Take Next

On Saturday night, Bethe Correia squared off against Shayna Baszler on the main card of UFC 177. The two had a highly entertaining fight that ended by TKO in the second after Correia landed a flurry of punches up against the cage. Correia is now 9-0 in her career and 3-0 in the UFC with one finish. Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: 3 Fights for TJ Dillashaw to Take Next

On Saturday night, T.J. Dillashaw looked to defend his UFC bantamweight title for the first time against former Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Soto at UFC 177. Dillashaw had originally been scheduled to face the former champion,Show More Summary

TJ Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto: Video Highlights from Main Event

As expected, TJ Dillashaw successfully defended his bantamweight championship against replacement opponent Joe Soto on Saturday. That said, Soto did his best to keep the bout competitive all the way into the fifth and final round. Dillashaw was originally suppposed to meet Renan Barao, the man he took the 135-pound belt from, in a rematch. Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Dillashaw vs. Soto Fight Card

UFC 177 was a battered pay-per-view before it ever got a chance, but the main card came through with some solid action. T.J. Dillashaw retained his UFC bantamweight title with a fifth-round knockout, and co-main eventers Tony Ferguson...Show More Summary

UFC 177 Results: 9 Burning Questions Heading into UFC Fight Night 50

UFC 177 is in the books. The results are as follows: UFC 177 Main Card T.J. Dillashaw def. Joe Soto, knockout (Round 5, 2:20) Tony Ferguson def. Danny Castillo, split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Bethe Correia def. Shayna Baszler, TKO (Round 2, 1:56) Carlos Ferreira def. Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 177

"Welcome the the haunted UFC card," Joe Rogan said to kick off the official weigh-ins for UFC 177. Truer words have never been spoken. In a crazy turn of events, the lineup for the promotion's return to Sacramento underwent a drastic...Show More Summary

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto: What We Learned from Bantamweight Title Fight

It took a bit longer than most expected, but T.J. Dillashaw 's shotgun title defense ultimately ended as most expected. The unlikely challenger, Joe Soto, put in a solid effort, but the Team Alpha Male product had the fight in his hands from start to finish. Dillashaw landed combinations on top of combinations, inside other combinations. Show More Summary

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