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UFC 198: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

UFC 198 is officially in the books. Stipe Miocic captured the heavyweight title in style, knocking out Fabricio Werdum in the first round of the main event. The defeat was Werdum's first since 2011. In the co-main event of the evening, Ronaldo Souza obliterated Vitor Belfort, dominating the fight from beginning to end. Show More Summary

UFC 198: Can Fabricio Werdum Reverse the Curse of the UFC Heavyweight Title?

Prior to 2012, it’s doubtful many people expected Fabricio Werdum to wind up here. Just a couple months shy of his 39th birthday, Werdum sits atop the UFC's heavyweight mountain. As he prepares to make the first defense of his 265-pound...Show More Summary

UFC 198: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

The UFC is in Curitiba, Brazil, for UFC 198 on Saturday and put together a stacked card for the occasion. For the most part, the event follows the standard "Brazil vs. the World" formula of South American UFC cards—but with a few interesting...Show More Summary

Would Rumored Sale Improve the UFC Without Dana White and the Fertitta Brothers?

On Tuesday night, Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reported the Zuffa ownership group is in advanced talks to sell the UFC, hiring investment bank Goldman Sachs to represent it in discussions with at least four groups that have bid on an acquisition...Show More Summary

Dana White Calls Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor Fight 'Impossible'

UFC President Dana White thinks a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight probably won't happen. White said Thursday on ESPN Radio's Russillo & Kanell that he doesn't see the 49-0 Mayweather taking on the current UFC featherweightShow More Summary

Cris Cyborg vs. the World: How She Stacks Up with Ronda Rousey and the UFC Elite

Cris "Cyborg" Justino made her long-awaited debut in the UFC on Saturday at UFC 198 and left no doubt as to whether she belonged. The Curitiba, Brazil, native flattened Leslie Smith in 81 seconds, and while Smith protested what she felt...Show More Summary

UFC 198 a Microcosm of Aging Brazilian MMA

On paper, Saturday's UFC 198 card is a triumph. It's the UFC's first stadium show in Brazil, and it's the promotion's inaugural card in Curitiba, a city with deep roots in MMA. Curitiba is the home of the Chute Boxe Academy, which spawned legends like Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Show More Summary

UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic Odds, Tickets, Predictions and Pre-Weigh-in Hype

Even with Anderson Silva's removal, UFC 198 is shaping up to be a massive show, and everything will build to Fabricio Werdum's UFC Heavyweight Championship defense against Stipe Miocic. Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole reported Tuesday that Silva may need gall bladder surgery and is thus unavailable for Saturday's event in Curitiba, Brazil. Show More Summary

UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman 2 Early Main Card Preview and Predictions

UFC 198 was, for the most part, a showcase of aging Brazilian talent. UFC 199, though? That's the stage for the best in the world today. The full card is as follows: Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber Max Holloway vs. Show More Summary

Demetrious Johnson, UFC Agree on New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has agreed to a new eight-fight contract with UFC, ensuring he'll continue his dominant title run with the company. As shared by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, the 29-year-old confirmed the news...Show More Summary

UFC 198 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC Fight Night 88

UFC 198 is in the books. The results are as follows (h/t Bleacher Report play-by-play man Craig Amos): UFC 198 Main Card Stipe Miocic def. Fabricio Werdum, knockout (Round 1, 2:47) Ronaldo Souza def. Vitor Belfort, TKO (Round 1, 4:38) Cris Justino def. Show More Summary

Cris Cyborg Trolls Ronda Rousey on Facebook, Calls for UFC 205 Superfight in MSG

Cris Cyborg made her UFC debut Saturday against Leslie Smith at UFC 198, but she disappointed many fans by staying quiet about archrival Ronda Rousey. But Sunday morning, she rekindled the superfight fire with a Facebook post directed...Show More Summary

Cris Cyborg Shoots Down Ronda Rousey Talk, Plans Featherweight Return

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino made her UFC debut at UFC 198. It was a fight years in the making, highlighted by a dominant win in front of her hometown. It was her moment, and she wanted to make sure that Ronda Rousey wasn't a part of it. That's...Show More Summary

Stipe Miocic Finally Breaks Veteran Stranglehold on UFC Heavyweight Title

Back in January, after a scheduled matchup between Stipe Miocic and Fabricio Werdum was postponed due to a Werdum injury, the Brazilian UFC heavyweight champ threw a little shade in the direction of the American challenger. “I will fight against you [Stipe Miocic] anytime after my recovery. Show More Summary

UFC 198 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Werdum vs. Miocic Card

Stipe Miocic is the new UFC heavyweight champion. On Saturday night in Curitiba, Brazil, Miocic scored a scintillating one-punch knockout over defending champion Fabricio Werdum. Fox: Sports UFC tweeted a graphic acknowledging the changing of the guard: Werdum's approach was questionable. Show More Summary

UFC 198: Cyborg Justino Slays Leslie Smith, but Leaves Octagon Future in Doubt

The most dangerous fighter in women’s MMA announced her presence with authority Saturday. Then, moments later, she seemed to downplay her own future inside the Octagon. Cris “Cyborg” Justino made short work of Leslie Smith at UFC 198,...Show More Summary

Werdum vs. Miocic Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 198

Stipe Miocic was an underdog in just about every way possible at UFC 198, but he won the UFC Heavyweight Championship via first-round knockout over Fabricio Werdum in the main event Saturday. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports tweeted out the...Show More Summary

Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 198

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza put himself back into title contention at UFC 198 with a first-round technical-knockout win over Vitor Belfort in the co-main event in Brazil on Saturday. MMAFighting.com provided the official time of the stoppage: The striker vs. Show More Summary

Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 198

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino finally made her UFC debut, and while it wasn't against the opponent everyone once expected, she delivered a predictable result. Cyborg defeated Leslie Smith via first-round TKO at UFC 198. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports tweeted out the official result: Cyborg wasted no time pushing the pace that she wanted. Show More Summary

Shogun Rua vs. Corey Anderson Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 198

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua turned back the clock at UFC 198 and picked up a split-decision win against Corey Anderson on the main card in Curitiba, Brazil, on Saturday. MMAjunkie tweeted out the scorecards: The bout got off to an inauspicious...Show More Summary

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