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Predicting the 10 Best MMA Title Fights for 2015

MMA is in for a stellar year in 2015, and the UFC kicks it off right with a jam-packed first 60 days. Several title fights are already signed, and more are close to becoming confirmed. After looking at the probable matchups for gold, one focuses on the matchups based on the current rankings. Show More Summary

UFC Still Hasn’t Informed Its Champions How Much They’ll Make (Or Lose) From Reebok Sponsorship

(RIP, @XBOX mouthpiece. / Screencap via MMATKO) When the UFC and Reebok announced their six-year uniform agreement at the beginning of this month, we could only speculate at how good or bad this would be for the UFC's fighters, based on the few details that were available. Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares Avoids Punishment for Brutal Submission of Jon Fitch

Rousimar Palhares, the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion and one of the most dangerous fighters in all of MMA, will not be punished by the California State Athletic Commission following yet another brutal and controversial...Show More Summary

UFC champ Robbie Lawler eyes Memorial Day return, but still open to 'whatever'

That's definitely a champion's attitude. A few weeks removed from winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title by defeating Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, 2014, Robbie Lawler is finally getting some down...Show More Summary

UFC lawsuit: Live press conference updates, which fighters are suing and more

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a looming legal fight on its hands outside the Octagon (read more about that here), but it's unclear exactly who is leading the charge and the reason(s) behind it. That all changes today (Tues., Dec. Show More Summary

Class Action Lawsuit Against UFC to Be Announced Today at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET

(This image is a placeholder, and will be replaced with a more relevant image as soon as we know what this lawsuit is actually about.) The reported class-action lawsuit against the UFC filed by current and former fighters will be officially announced this afternoon. Show More Summary

TUF 20 Finale injuries and UFC medical suspensions: 'Hurricane' season could last six months

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at TUF 20 Finale this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale medical suspensions have been released for those athletes competing at the FOX Sports 1-televised event last weekend (Fri., Dec. Show More Summary

TUF 20 Finale Stock Report

The Ultimate Fighter 20 is in the books, and the UFC has a new strawweight champion. The live finale followed up a long season full of fights, cattiness and the emergence of new players at 115 pounds. The finale had its surprises and expectations. Show More Summary

Does Lyoto Machida Have 1 More Title Run Left in Dense MW Division?

Fourteen straight victories inside of the Octagon bought Lyoto Machida a chance at the ultracoveted UFC light heavyweight belt. It wasn't long before the Japanese-Brazilian fighter became a household name (in MMA households, anyway),...Show More Summary

UFC Rankings: Good Calls and Bad Calls Following UFC on Fox 13 and TUF 20 Finale

With The Ultimate Fighter 20 coming to an end, a new UFC champion was crowned on Friday. Recording a submission win over Rose Namajunas at the show's finale, Carla Esparza became the first strawweight champion in UFC history. She'llShow More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58: Who's on the Hot Seat in Brazil This Saturday?

At UFC Fight Night 58, Lyoto Machida will look to rebound from a loss to middleweight champion Chris Weidman by beating C.B. Dollaway. Wins over Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi earned Machida that shot in July. Although The Dragon failed...Show More Summary

The Monday After: Final reflections on TUF 20 Finale, UFC on FOX 13 and WSOF 16

It's the start of a new week in MMA and there has been plenty of time to let the three fight cards from this past weekend marinate. Let's take a look back at some of the good, bad and memorable moments one last time. Bushido, which means...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58 preview: Five burning questions going into 'Machida vs Dollaway' in Brazil

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to close out 2014 with a bang as it brings the Octagon to Brazil for the seventh time this year on Saturday night (Dec. 20, 2014), with an enthralling UFC Fight Night 58 event featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on rising middleweight contender CB Dollaway. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58 fight card: Erick Silva vs Mike Rhodes fight preview

Erick Silva and Mike Rhodes look to get back into the win column this Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 58 inside the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil. With so much pressure on both fighters not to lose, what adjustments...Show More Summary

UFC rankings updated after TUF 20 Finale and UFC on FOX 13: Rafael dos Anjos claims No. 1 spot (sort of), women strawweights debut

The top of the lightweight division is getting pretty tight. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 Finale and UFC on FOX 13, which went down this past weekend...Show More Summary

The Experiment Ends: Cris Cyborg Throws in the Towel on a Possible Drop to Bantamweight

(If the internet wasn't broken before, it sure as hell is now. via Cyborg's Instagram) Are you sitting down, Potato Nation? We hope so, because we just got word of a story so shocking, so unexpected, that it will rock you to your very core. Show More Summary

Bellator 133: Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel and Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira set for Feb. 13

Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel and Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira Kick Off Valentine's Day Weekend at "Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko". SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 15, 2014) - Former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat "PaddyShow More Summary

Ben Askren not afraid of Rousimar Palhares, open to grappling Georges St. Pierre in Metamoris

Undefeated ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren -- who also held gold for Bellator MMA -- has been keeping tabs on what has been going down in stateside mixed martial arts (MMA), particularly after a busy weekend in combat sportsShow More Summary

TUF 20 Finale Salaries: Carla Esparza Cracks Six-Figures! Big Time, Baby!

(Getting props from Pat Barry afterwards: Priceless. / Photo via MMAFighting) The UFC paid out $625,000 in disclosed salaries and bonuses to the 22 fighters who competed at Friday's TUF 20 Finale. Leading the pack is new strawweightShow More Summary

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