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Holly Holm certainly has the ability to beat Ronda Rousey on Saturday at UFC 193.

If you’re out hunting around for reasons to believe Holm can unseat the fight company’s most dominant champion, that’s the good news. If Holm manages to keep this fight off the ground, to control the distance and prevent Rousey from utilizing her ferocious submission game, she’s got a chance. Maybe even a good one.

The bad news is she’ll have to fight a perfect fight to make that strategy work.

For Holm, the margin for error in this bout will be damn-near nonexistent.

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It was just one of those nights.

Long before Vitor Belfort authored an abrupt head-kick knockout over Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77 on Saturday, you could feel an odd momentum building.

Well, as much momentum as a fight card can build after running until nearly 4 a.m. in its host city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The final four bouts of the night all ended in knockouts, including Belfort’s left kick to Henderson’s face just two minutes into the first round of their trilogy fight. The ending looked eerily similar to the pair’s second meeting, when Belfort starched Henderson with a similar kick in 1:17 almost two years ago to the day and also in Brazil.

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Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson can’t seem to find a good way to leave the party.

They were among the earliest to arrive, and somehow they’re both still here, still dancing, despite the fact most other guys their age hit the bricks hours ago. Now, everybody else keeps looking at them out of the corners of their eyes, wondering how long they can keep this up.

When Belfort and Henderson meet on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 77, the two former champions will bring a combined 83 years of life experience and 79 fights to the cage.

You want a good barometer for how long they’ve been doing this?

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The numbers are in on Daniel Cormier’s fledgling reign over the UFC light heavyweight division and, well, they’re not great.

According to longtime MMA reporter Dave Meltzer, via Bloody Elbow’s Mookie Alexander, Cormier’s epic UFC 192 title defense against Alexander Gustafsson is expected to finish in the ballpark of 250,000 [pay per view] buys.

That ranks Cormier vs. Gustafsson among the worst selling 205-pound title fights of the UFC’s modern era, according to numbers curated by MMA Payout. Coupled with earlier estimates that Cormier’s win over Anthony Johnson for the vacant championship at UFC 187 did just 375,000 buys, the numbers represent lean times for the fight company’s traditional glamor division.

They also cast the importance of erstwhile champ Jon Jones in sharp relief.

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Look, we tried.

Everybody did their best to get this awkward partnership between the UFC and Reebok to sprout wings and fly, but at this point it’s obviously just not going to work out.

The UFC’s exclusive apparel deal with the struggling athletic company has been on life support since the moment Reebok unveiled the disappointing product designs five months ago. Wednesday’s blunder—where Reebok mistakenly infuriated the fight company’s most fervent new fanbase with a T-shirt meant to celebrate it—felt like the definitive diagnosis.

This thing is doomed. A doornail just waiting to be knocked dead. Our only hope now is that it goes quickly and peacefully, with what little dignity it might have left.

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The MMA world appears to have reached a consensus that it would be a bad idea for Georges St-Pierre to return.

This is understandable—if a bit awkward for the subtext it reveals about the sport we all watch so eagerly.

We like St-Pierre, he seems like a good dude, and we don’t want to see anything bad happen to him. When he announced an indefinite departure from competition near the end of 2013, it was clear that MMA had dragged the affable French Canadian champion to a very dark place.

With GSP now 34 years old and coming off another knee surgery conducted during his time away, it’s OK to feel uncomfortable with the prospect of a comeback. As Bleacher Report’s Mike Chiappetta put it last week:

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The downtime is upon us, MMA fans.

With just two UFC events on the books this month, October will go down as one of 2015's least action-packed. Aside from UFC 192 near the beginning of the month, it features only October 24's Fight Night 76, which airs exclusively on the fight company's digital streaming service and therefore may not even count at all.

Oddly—or maybe because of that dearth of action—this month has called some of MMA's biggest stars back to the headlines. From Ronda Rousey continuing to be ubiquitous, to Nick Diaz taking his case straight to the president, to both Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre hinting at comebacks, it's actually been kind of a wild one.

Luckily, Bleacher Report Lead Writers Chad Dundas (that's me) and Jonathan Snowden are here to help separate the fact from the fiction. Read on to find out which news to believe and which to toss away like so much trash.

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Nothing like a little family drama to spice up one of the UFC’s traditionally bland weight divisions.

Suddenly, Urijah Faber and T.J. Dillashaw are at each other’s throat, downshifting from brothers to work acquaintances—or worse—in record time during the past couple of weeks. As of Monday, Dillashaw told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that he is banned from Team Alpha Male over his decision to accept a paid position at Elevation Fight Team in Colorado.

“[Faber] took it pretty hard,” Dillashaw said, via MMA Fighting.com’s Chuck Mindenhall. “I was actually forced out of the gym. I’m not allowed to work out at Alpha Male anymore because of that decision I made. ... I’m not allowed to show my face at Alpha Male, which is kind of crazy to me."

The two are now openly talking about the possibility of a fight.

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A couple of strange things happened as I watched Jon Jones’ latest Instagram video.

This was Sunday morning after UFC 192, when I woke up to discover Jones right back to his old tricks again. The 10-second video the former UFC light heavyweight champion posted (and deleted) late Saturday appeared to show him hinting at a comeback to fighting, but only in the vaguest possible terms.

It was timed perfectly to steal the thunder from Daniel Cormier, as the current 205-pound champion had just completed a hard-fought victory over Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC 192 main event. In this way—not to mention the video’s bizarre vapidity and apparent lack of self-awareness—it was classic Jones.

“I think I miss it,” the seemingly glassy-eyed fighter says while pulling a variety of goofy faces. “I don’t know.”

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For the second time in his career, Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday pushed the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion to the limit.

For the second time, he came away with nothing.

On this night it was Daniel Cormier who got more than he bargained for from Gustafsson. The lanky Swede weathered the storm of a big takedown in the first round of their bout at UFC 192 and battled back to make things uncomfortably close by the time Cormier’s split-decision victory was announced 20-plus minutes later.

Gustafsson steered mostly clear of the champion’s vaunted wrestling skills for the remainder of the fight. He peppered Cormier with stiff jabs, bloodying him under the right eye and nearly knocking him out with a knee to the face near the end of the third. He suffered the abuse Cormier dished out in transition and in the clinch and kept coming back for more.