1. Bellator Signs Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, Wife of UFC Star Gilbert Melendez

    Bellator MMA has signed Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez . Bellator director of communications Danny Brener confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon...

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  2. UFC Targets Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit as UFC 194 Main Event

    The UFC is targeting a welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit to headline a December 5 pay-per-view event in Calgary, Alberta. Multiple sources close to the fight confirmed the news with Bleacher Report...

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  3. MMA Veteran Isaac Vallie-Flagg Signs with World Series of Fighting

    Mixed martial arts veteran lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg has signed a contract with World Series of Fighting. Vallie-Flagg's first bout for the promotion will be September 18, when he takes on Estevan Payan...

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  4. UFC: Stitch Duran's Firing Yet Another Petty, Immature Display

    Here's the thing about Zuffa, that collection of folks presiding over the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion: They are petty and vindictive. This is not a revelation...

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  5. Dillashaw vs. Barao 2: The Rematch Nobody Wanted, This Time for Free

    The coolest thing about Saturday's UFC on Fox 16 event is that it features a legitimate world UFC title fight in the main event of a network-televised free card...

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  6. UFC Veteran Michael Bisping Still Deserves a Championship Opportunity

    Michael Bisping 's career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is one of endurance and longevity. He has been in the UFC since June 2006, making him one of the longest-tenured fighters in the promotion's history...

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  7. UFC 192: Daniel Cormier Defends Against Alexander Gustafsson in Main Event

    In the end, Daniel Cormier got his wish: He's fighting in the South again. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Houston for UFC 192 on October 3, and the event ...

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  8. The Question: Will Conor McGregor Be Overexposed by Serving as 'TUF' Coach?

    Last weekend, Conor McGregor cemented himself as the biggest star in the UFC with his knockout win over Chad Mendes at UFC 189...

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  9. Reebok's Michael Lunardelli on UFC Kit Launch Mistakes and the Future

    The UFC's new Reebok era did not get off to the best of starts. The backlash began with the perception that fighters would be losing out on the kind of pay they used to get from individual sponsorships for their fights...

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  10. Conor McGregor Cements Himself as the UFC's Biggest Star

    LAS VEGAS — The most incredible thing on Saturday evening—and this means something, because it happened after a night full of incredible things—was the way the Irish ...

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  11. Robbie Lawler: The UFC's Zen Welterweight Champion

    LAS VEGAS — Robbie Lawler , UFC welterweight champion of the world, decided to do a little shopping after Thursday's pre-fight press conference at the MGM Grand...

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  12. Outrageous Conor McGregor: His Irish Roots and an Improbable American Dream

    DUBLIN — For Conor McGregor , it all started when his sister told him about The Secret . Erin McGregor had received a copy of the book from a friend, and she liked the things she read...

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  13. Jose Aldo's MRI Results Show Clear Rib Break, Former Chargers Doctor Says

    On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. David Chao said, he was contacted by representatives for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo . They did not tell him at the time who they represented other than that it was a professional athlete...

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  14. UFC's Reebok Era Begins in a Comedy of Errors

    When I first began reporting on the February 2014 story that would eventually break the news that the UFC was working on creating a uniform for its fighters, I felt optimistic about the deal...

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  15. UFC Fight Night 70: Lyoto Machida's Quick Turnaround Could Backfire

    Back in October 2009, I attended UFC 104 in Los Angeles. After years of covering mixed martial arts from my home in Texas, I was finally beginning to attend UFC events on a regular basis...

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  16. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is the UFC's Next Big Female Superstar

    The UFC's biggest star is Ronda Rousey. This is nearly without question. She has been the flag-bearer for women in the UFC. It has become part of Zuffa legend at this point, but it is true that Rousey led the way for female fighters in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 24,617 reads 75 comments

  17. No Shame in Ken Shamrock's Loss to Kimbo, but His Fighting Days Are Over

    A little more than a month ago, my colleague Jonathan Snowden and I visited Ken Shamrock in San Diego. Jonathan was there to work on a story about Shamrock's preparations for his bout with Kimbo Slice...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 42,702 reads 80 comments

  18. The Question: Is Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice the Biggest Fight of 2015?

    The moment has finally arrived. After seven years of waiting (and one dead fight promotion), Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will finally step in the cage on Friday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 28,389 reads 142 comments

  19. A Complete Guide to the UFC's New Anti-Doping Program

    It is safe to say that everything about the Ultimate Fighting Championship will change on July 1. That's the day the UFC's new anti-doping policy will go into effect...

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  20. UFC 188: What We Learned, Loved and Loathed from Velasquez vs. Werdum

    Another month, another UFC pay-per-view in the books. The UFC returned to Mexico City on Saturday night, and this time it had its Mexican-American champion in tow...

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  21. UFC 188: Exhausted Cain Velasquez No Match for Fabricio Werdum

    They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. In mixed martial arts, however, absence makes the heart (and brain) forget. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been out of action for a long time...

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  22. Dead Man Fighting: UFC's Court McGee Seeks to Change Lives

    Court McGee has a story to tell. Chances are, you’ve heard his story. McGee, raised in a good family with a good upbringing, started taking painkillers to help with an ...

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  23. Velasquez vs. Werdum: A Complete Guide to UFC 188 Fight Card

    The man who could be the greatest heavyweight in the history of mixed martial arts is finally returning. Only, we don't know if he's the greatest ever, because Cain Velasquez can't seem to stay healthy for long enough to prove it...

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  24. Dan Henderson Turns Back the Clock with 1st Round KO of Tim Boetsch

    This was a night where the only explanation went a little something like this: There was something in the water in New Orleans...

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  25. UFC Reveals Details of USADA-Controlled Anti-Doping Program

    LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the details of its new "Athlete Marketing and Development Program" during a special media-only press conference on Wednesday at the Red Rock Casino & Resort...

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