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UFC BW Champ TJ Dillashaw Wants Superfight vs. McGregor or Aldo After Barao

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will be a particularly interested spectator of July 11's UFC 189 card. Fans and media members across the globe have been eagerly anticipating t he event, which features a showdown between longtime...Show More Summary

Jessica Aguilar Granted Release from WSOF, Next Stop UFC?

Jessica Aguilar, one of the best strawweight fighters in the world, is now on the free-agent market. Appearing on The MMA Hour, the former WSOF women's strawweight champ announced that World Series of Fighting had released her on Monday,...Show More Summary

Report: Jon Jones Training Again, Tells Teammate He'll Be Back

The feeling of foam beneath your feet and melodic sounds of hanging Thai bags swinging in unison can postpone real-world problems. In an outside world filled with vitriol and negativity, the gym is one of the few places left for JonShow More Summary

Miesha Tate Open to Catchweight Bout with Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

UFC women's bantamweight Miesha "Cupcake" Tate may have opened up the pipeline to the Octagon for Cris "Cyborg" Justino. Speaking at a recent fan Q&A session in Manila ahead of UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber this past weekend, Tate was asked about taking on the 13-1 Brazilian powerhouse. Cupcake answered confidently (h/t Fightland ): That's my job. Show More Summary

Should Jon Jones Receive Immediate Title Shot Upon His Return?

UFC 187 is finally upon us—it's fight week. The UFC Light Heavyweight Championship is up for grabs, but the man who became the most dominant champion in the division's history is not defending it. By now, most everyone has heard of Jon Jones' transgressions that have led to his indefinite suspension from the UFC. Show More Summary

UFC 187: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort

After what's felt like 100 cancellations and postponements, this fight is finally here. Vitor Belfort's taken almost two years off from kicking people in the face to give his body the necessary recuperation time as it gets a grasp on life after testosterone replacement therapy. Show More Summary

UFC 187: 7 Reasons to Watch Johnson vs. Cormier Fight Card

This Saturday will mark the UFC's third installment of a two-month, eight-event spring calendar. It will culminate with a light heavyweight showdown between top contenders Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Daniel "DC" Cormier, which in turn...Show More Summary

John Makdessi Ready for Biggest Opportunity of His Career at UFC 187

Great opportunities in mixed martial arts are few and far between, but John Makdessi realized when the biggest one of his career was there for the taking. When Khabib Nurmagomedov injured his knee and was forced out of his highly anticipated bout against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187, there was suddenly a space available opposite Cowboy. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: 5 Fights for Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar looked determined to cement his place within the featherweight division as he dominated Urijah Faber for 25 minutes Saturday at UFC Fight Night 66. By the end of their main event clash in Manila, it was clear that he is on the short list of men deserving a shot at the 145-pound title. Unfortunately, with Jose Aldo vs. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: 5 Fights for Urijah Faber

It had been 10 years since Urijah Faber lost a fight that was not for a WEC or UFC title. It took a world-class competitor in Frankie Edgar to defeat The California Kid in 25 minutes of action. At 36 years old, Faber may be facing the last chapter of his career. Looking forward, these are interesting fight suggestions for him to take before he calls it a career. Begin Slideshow

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: 10 Burning Questions Heading into UFC 187

UFC Fight Night 66 is in the books. The results are as follows (h/t Bleacher Report's live blogger, Nathan McCarter ): Frankie Edgar defeats Urijah Faber by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) Gegard Mousasi defeats Costas Philippou...Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 66

Some fights just seem destined to happen somewhere along the way. While Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber have spent the majority of their respective careers operating in different weight classes, a potential meeting between the two former champions has been talked about for years. Show More Summary

Fired-Up Frankie Edgar Calls Out Dana White for Title Shot

Frankie Edgar posted a big win at UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philippines over former WEC champion Urijah Faber, but he kept on fighting long after the final bell rang. Speaking with UFC commentator Jon Anik immediately after the fight,...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 66: Frankie Edgar Is Still Championship-Material at Any Weight

Frankie Edgar refuses to fade quietly into the background. In fact, after all these years, the 33-year-old former lightweight champion refuses to go pretty much anywhere but straight back to the front of the line in any division where...Show More Summary

Mark Munoz Writes Deserving Fairy-Tale Ending to His MMA Career

If you need any more proof that Mark Munoz is one of the most beloved athletes in mixed martial arts, you need look no further than UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik handing the fighter the mic after Munoz defeated Luke Barnatt in his retirement fight Saturday at UFC Fight Night 66. As an interviewer, the No. Show More Summary

Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber: What We Learned from UFC Fight Night 66 Tilt

A superfight was on in the Philippines, as former champions collided in the main event of UFC Fight Night 66 on Saturday. Urijah Faber and Frankie Edgar met in an anticipated bout that headlined the UFC's first trip to the Philippines. Show More Summary

Gegard Mousasi vs Costas Philippou: What We Learned from UFC Fight Night 66 Tilt

The UFC debuted in the Philippines on Saturday, and the co-main event was an interesting one. Middleweights Costas Philippou and Gegard Mousasi battled it out in a pivotal bout that had heavy implications in the division. It was expected...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

A lot of these recent international UFC cards, especially those tucked firmly in the shadowy crook of a far larger event, are going unnoticed by the MMA public. UFC Fight Night 66, which aired Saturday morning from Manila in The Philippines...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Edgar vs. Faber Fight Card

UFC broke new ground by taking its product to the Philippines for the first time. The card was fairly entertaining, the crowd was great and we saw two future Hall of Famers go five rounds in the main event Frankie "The Answer" Edgar easily won a tactical battle over Urijah "The California Kid" Faber in the main event of UFC Fight Night Manila. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 66: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

UFC Fight Night 66, or rather UFC Fight Morning, is upon us! The latest installment from the UFC comes to us from the Philippines, and it provides us with a marvelous main event. No. 2-ranked featherweight contender Frankie Edgar welcomes No. Show More Summary

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