1. UFC119 Exclusive Interview: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is still chugging along nicely. The talented 34-year-old former PRIDE veteran has now won back-to-back fights since signing with the UFC...

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  2. UFC 119 Pre-Fight Press Conference Photo Gallery

    The UFC 119 pre-fight press conference took place today at the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana...

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  3. UFC President Dana White Breaks Silence on Chael Sonnen

    The UFC 119 pre-fight press conference is in the books, however, the real action began afterwards when the elephant in the room was finally addressed...

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  4. The Five Most Underrated Fighters in MMA

    Underappreciated + Underexposed = Underrated. It’s a simple formula that describes a host of current MMA fighters who are simply not receiving the proper dap they deserve...

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  5. Exclusive Interview: Marloes Coenen Talks 135, Sarah Kaufman & Dutch Culture

    Lose a title fight, get another title fight? That is precisely the good fortune that was recently bestowed upon Marloes Coenen...

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  6. Examining MMA Fighters With Boxing Experience (Not Named James Toney)

    The signing of NABO/IBA heavyweight boxing champion James Toney by the UFC managed to put fans and pundits in quite a tizzy ever since the day it was announced. Nevertheless, the time has come for him to finally strut his way inside the octagon...

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  7. WEC 50 Results: Post-Fight Observations & Repercussions

    WEC 50 is officially in the books. A handful of storylines have started to develop after an exciting night of action from the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas. Here are a few items to ascertain in hindsight: 1...

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  8. UFC 118 Interview: Kenny Florian Talks Title Shots & Shake Weights

    Kenny Florian will make his much anticipated return to the octagon on August 28 with plenty of pressure on his shoulders UFC 118 will mark the first time he fights in his hometown of Boston in the UFC...

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  9. Bay Area's Jon Fitch Primed for Top Contender, Impending Nuptials

    San Jose ’s adopted son Jon Fitch will make his much anticipated return to the octagon on Saturday, August 7. The UFC 117 event will take place roughly 40 miles north of his humble abode, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland...

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  10. UFC Live: Jones vs Matyushenko Post-Fight Observations & Repercussions

    The curtain has officially closed on the UFC’s return trip to the Versus channel for the UFC Live: ‘Jones vs. Matyushenko’ event...

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  11. Bleacher Report MMA: 2010 First-Half Awards (Part 3 of 3)

    Six months of mixed martial arts action across the globe is officially in the books. Without further ado, here is the first-half hardware (continued)...

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  12. Bleacher Report MMA: 2010 First Half Awards (Part 2 of 3)

    Six months of mixed martial arts action across the globe is officially in the books. Without further ado, here is the first half hardware (continued)...

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  13. Bleacher Report MMA: 2010 First Half Awards (Part 1 Of 3)

    Six months of mixed martial arts action across the globe is officially in the books. Without further ado, here is the first half hardware...

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  14. 16-Year-Old Alexi Argyriou Inks Professional MMA Contract; Compared to Jose Aldo

    June was certainly a busy month for mixed martial arts. Busy enough to let an interesting story slip through the cracks...

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  15. UFC 116: Post-Fight Observations & Repercussions

    UFC 116 is officially in the books. Many storylines have now been fabricated after an exciting night of action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada...

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  16. It's Sexy Time: Yoshihiro Akiyama Returns at UFC 116

    Yoshihiro Akiyama will once again traverse the Pacific Ocean and descend on the United States to make his second journey inside the octagon under the UFC banner for Saturday’s UFC 116 event...

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  17. Friendly Fire: Why MMA Is a Team Sport and Teammates Should Never Fight

    The UFC 111 post-fight press conference once again instigated the oft-opined, polarizing topic of teammates fighting teammates with the verbal exchange between president Dana White and victorious welterweight contender Jon Fitch...

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  18. Former UFC Champ Rich Franklin Appears at a Regional MMA Event

    Rich Franklin was the centerpiece of the first ever mixed martial arts event hosted by the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois that took place on Saturday, December 5...

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  19. Jon Fitch: Unsexy, Unlucky, and Still Underappreciated

    Nothing about Jon Fitch is sexy. He’s tall and lanky. He has big ears. He’s got shaggy brown hair and forgets to shave quite often. His game is consistent with his appearance...

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  20. Strikeforce: 'Fedor Vs. Rogers' Live Cageside Blog

    6:05 pm ct - The prelims are underway for the Strikeforce: 'Fedor vs. Rogers' event from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill...

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  21. Gegard Mousasi: Taking on America One Challenge at a Time

    When the diffident, unassuming Dutch-Armenian fighter Gegard Mousasi sauntered into the cage in his U.S. debut back in August 2009, it appeared as if he had just wakened from a brief nap in his locker room...

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  22. Update: Ricardo Almeida Hurt, Jon Fitch Off UFC 106 Card Altogether

    The Jon Fitch vs. Ricardo Almeida matchup has been scrapped for the UFC 106 event that was to take place on November 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada...

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  23. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: Ready to Shock the World at UFC 104

    In 2007, toward the dissolution of PRIDE FC, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was considered (arguably) the top 205-pound fighter in the world...

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  24. Generation Next: The Top 10 MMA Fighters Under 25

    The sport of mixed martial arts is in good hands. With thousands of new gyms sprouting up all over the world due to the surge in the sport's popularity, and kids honing their skills younger ...

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  25. Kenny Florian on the Verge of UFC 101: Underappreciated but Undeterred

    President Barack Obama once said, "Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way...

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