1. UFC 144: Why Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar Will Defeat Benson 'Smooth' Henderson

    On the island nation of Japan near the quiet shores of the Inland Sea, lying in a place once called Yuge, are the remains of history's greatest warrior: Kensei Miyamoto Musashi , ...

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  2. UFC 140 Results: 5 Reasons Jon Jones Should Stay at Light Heavyweight

    One cannot help but attribute the overeager and premature desire to see Jon Jones fighting heavyweights to a degree of malice...

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  3. UFC 140 Results: What We Learned About Lyoto Machida

    Last night, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Lyoto Machida tested light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a way that we have never seen before...

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  4. UFC 140 Results: 5 Fights We Want Tito Ortiz to Take Before He Retires

    Tito Ortiz fights like a man who has bills. Lots and lots of bills. Riffing Chael Sonnen and attempting to cash in on the wave of populism sweeping the country, Tito Ortiz has recently proclaimed himself “The People’s Champion...

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  5. UFC 140 Fight Card: Breaking Down Brian Ebersole vs. Claude Patrick

    Brian “Bad Boy” Ebersole vs. Claude “The Prince” Patrick could be the sleeper hit of the UFC 140 card. Both men are skilled in each area of the sport, yet they are not mirrors...

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  6. TUF 14 Finale Results: What We Learned from Diego Brandao

    Fighters can put a tremendous degree of pressure on themselves in their choice of who and what they fight for; fighters like Brian Stann, who is closely associated with the brave men and women of the U...

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  7. TUF 14 Finale Results: How Would Michael Bisping Fare Against Anderson Silva?

    With his fight against Jason "Mayhem" Miller out of the way the question of how Michael “The Count” Bisping would fare against Anderson Silva must be addressed at once...

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  8. TUF 14 Finale Results: What Did Jason Mayhem Miller Do Wrong?

    Jason "Mayhem" Miller's return to the Octagon last night, six years after losing to George St. Pierre, was soured by Britain's best, Michael "The Count" Bisping...

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  9. UFC 141: To Evolve, Brock Lesnar Must Leave Deathclutch

    For a man who dislikes getting hit in the face, Brock Lesnar has made some interesting—and character building—vocational choices...

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  10. Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck: Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Condit vs. Koscheck will be in an interesting bout. Each fighter will test the other in weak areas of their game. The fighter whose revisions have been the most effective is the one who will likely control the fight...

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  11. UFC 139 Results: Does Urijah Faber Need to Defeat Cruz to Preserve His Legacy?

    A single question preoccupies the mind of bantamweight contender Urijah Faber . Who is The Man? However, this is no quest for answers that Urijah is on. The question, to Faber’s satisfaction, has already been answered...

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  12. UFC 139 Results: Where Cung Le Went Wrong

    At Sportsbook.com , Vietnamese Tae Kwon Do fighter Cung Le was favored to beat beloved legend Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, who many fans considered past due on retirement...

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  13. UFC 139 Results: Dan Henderson's Right Hand Is the Most Powerful Weapon in MMA

    There are precious few signature weapons of name brand power and strength in MMA : GSP’s Double, Frankie Edgar’s Chin and Cro Cops' Morgue Kick to name a few. These are weapons that often have a direct impact on a fight’s outcome...

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  14. UFC 139 Results: Would Dan Henderson Beat Anderson Silva in a Rematch?

    There are three things you need to make life hard for Anderson Silva : an adamantine chin, suffocating wrestling and uncompromising submission defense. Of course, having the apocalyptic punching power of Dan Henderson also helps...

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  15. UFC 139 Results: 5 Things We Learned about Shogun Rua

    Last night, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua made a compelling contribution to the pantheon of the combat sport’s greatest contests...

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  16. Jiu-Jitsu Is Now the Most Useless Discipline in MMA

    The seeds of the modern-day MMA were planted in the Hermosa Beach garage of Rorion Gracie, son of Helio, brother to Royce...

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  17. UFC on Fox: Junior dos Santos and the Truth About Being a Champion

    Beneath the bright lights and the shocked collective eyes of the Honda Center, the UFC brass and 4.6 million Fox viewers, heavyweight challenger Junior dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez just 64 seconds into the first round...

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  18. MMA Hopeful Jonathan Gary's Big Introduction

    Normally, Jonathan Gary would not let a difficult schedule get in the way of a good fight. However, when surveying the calendar leading him to his Nov...

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  19. 7 Reasons It's a Mistake to Not Bring Gilbert Melendez to the UFC NOW

    Whether the UFC ’s recent acquisition of Strikeforce is good or bad for the sport is a matter of open debate. For the fans, though, the thinning of boundaries between the two organizations it is a dream come true...

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  20. UFC 138 Results: Where Did Chris Leben Go Wrong?

    Let me be clear, putting me in the Octagon would be like putting Nick Diaz in a spelling bee: Brief, ugly and embarrassing for all...

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  21. Mark Munoz and 8 Fighters with the Best Ground and Pound

    The sport of MMA , through the advent of cross-disciplinary training, has fundamentally and forever changed the martial arts as we know them. Before MMA, there were strikers, wrestlers and submission stylists...

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  22. UFC 138 Results: Thiago Alves and the 5 Hardest-Hitting Welterweights

    What is not to love about the welterweight division? You have incredible wrestlers like John Fitch and Josh Koscheck, slick Jiu-Jitsu practitioners like Nick Diaz and Jake Shields and big power strikers to boot...

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  23. UFC 138 Predictions: Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz

    UFC 138 headliners Chris Leben and Mark Munoz will clash today across the pond in England. Both men have made short work of the middleweight division’s intermediate tier of fighters while falling short against it’s elite...

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  24. UFC 138 Fight Card: Betting Odds and Predictions

    What UFC 138 lacks in title fights, hype and superstars it more than makes up for in stellar matchups and hungry fighters making their UFC debuts. Headlining the fight are sluggers Chris Leben and Mark Munoz...

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  25. If Not Chael Sonnen, Who?

    UFC 136 saw the triumphant return of Chael Sonnen . Fourteen months from the cage seems to have blunted neither his technique nor his attitude toward middleweight champion and pound for pound great Anderson Silva ...

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