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UFC

Velasquez vs. Werdum set for June 13 in Mexico City

The long-awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum has a new date, as the Mexico City Arena will host the UFC 188 main event on Saturday, June 13 . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 24th, 2015




UFC

UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre Postfight

It took former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir less than a round to finish Bigfoot Silva by TKO in the main event of Fight Night Porto Alegre . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 23rd, 2015



UFC

Dodson returns against Makovsky at UFC 187

The long-awaited Octagon return of number one-ranked flyweight contender John Dodson will take place at UFC 187 on May 23, as “The Magician” takes on number nine-ranked Zach Makovsky at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 23rd, 2015


UFC

UFC Porto Alegre Fight Night Main: Mir Wins by KO

After four consecutive losses and a year off during which he considered retirement, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir revived his career in emphatic fashion Sunday in the UFC Fight Night main event, knocking out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in 100 seconds, capping off a big night for the underdogs at Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil . . . click here for more

Also see: Johnson, Alvey and Saenz win in Brazil

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 184 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2015


UFC

UFC Porto Alegre Fight Night Prelims: Reneau Finishes Andrade in One

Fighting for the second time in seven weeks, Marion Reneau has gone from unknown to legitimate women’s bantamweight contender, as she submitted the number 10-ranked Jessica Andrade in the first round of their UFC Fight Night prelim bout Sunday at Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil . . . click here for more

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February 22nd, 2015


UFC

Frank Mir Still Has Work Left To Do

“Absolutely not.” The answer hangs in the air and it’s the last question I will pose to Frank Mir for this piece. He faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in a UFC Fight Night main event this Sunday in Porto Alegre, Brazil . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on TONIGHT at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 22nd, 2015


UFC

UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir and the lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil beginning at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and the first prelim will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Frank Mir (261) VS Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (264)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Michael Johnson (155) VS Edson Barboza (156)
Sam Alvey (186) VS Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (185)
Adriano Martins (156) VS Rustam Khabilov (156)
Frankie Saenz (136) VS Iuri Alcantara (136)
Sean Strickland (171) VS Santiago Ponzinibbio (171)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Marion Reneau (134) VS Jessica Andrade (135)
Matt Dwyer (170) VS William “Patolino” Macario (168)
Mike De La Torre (146) VS Tiago Trator (146)
Cody Gibson (135) VS Douglas Silva de Andrade (135)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIM
Josh Shockley (155) VS Ivan Jorge (155)

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 21st, 2015


UFC

Predictions: UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another edition of the Downes Side! Be sure to grab your snow shovels because the Nostradamus of MMA is getting ready to pile the truth and expertise higher than an east coast high pressure system . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 21st, 2015


UFC

Sam Alvey: The Long Road From Chihuahua Extremo

When Sam Alvey scored a knockout win over Dylan Andrews last November in Australia, it was the culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears for the 28-year-old Milwaukee native . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 20th, 2015


UFC

UFC announces ‘Welcome to the Show’ launch event in LA on Feb. 28

Just hours before UFC® 184, UFC will unveil its second season of action-packed live events at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. Twenty top UFC fighters will join UFC President Dana White for the Welcome to the Show launch event at 11 a.m. PT. The Welcome to the Show launch event is free and open to public . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 19th, 2015


UFC

UFC 187 Features Championship Doubleheader on May 23

The UFC’s Memorial Day weekend event on Saturday, May 23 is shaping up to be one for the ages, with the Wednesday announcement of several exciting matchups, including two championship bouts that will headline the card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 19th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Porto Alegre Fantasy Preview

As the UFC embarks on another trip to Brazil in 2015, the heavyweight main event features a former title contender against a legendary former champion as Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva faces off with submission specialist Frank Mir in a five-round headline bout . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 19th, 2015


UFC

Matt Dwyer: Chasing Redemption in Brazil

The possibility of redemption can be an incredible motivator.When hard work, passion and sacrifice are invested in an effort to succeed and that goal is not met, the longing to make things right is an itch that is difficult to fade. 25-year-old Canadian prospect Matt Dwyer has felt that particular sting for several months now, and it’s been the driving force behind every training session since an unfortunate night in Halifax . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 18th, 2015


UFC

Sean Strickland: Embracing Positive Change

He knows it was boring and he’s not going to let that happen again. In what would ultimately be his last bout at middleweight, undefeated Sean Strickland took home a split decision win over Luke Barnatt by avoiding the brawl and sticking behind his jab. The German crowd at UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi saw a strategic Strickland land leg kicks early and often, which evolved into Strickland sticking and moving behind his quick left lead . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 17th, 2015


UFC

UFC forced to withdraw support to European Judo Championships

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, is disappointed and saddened to announce it’s withdrawal of support to the European Judo Championships, following a threat from the European Judo Union (EJU) to cancel the event if UFC was to remain involved . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 16th, 2015


UFC

UFC Fight Night Broomfield Postfight

Six fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the Fight Night Broomfield post-fight press conference: Zach Makovsky, Ray Borg, Neil Magny, Max Holloway, and main event fighters Brandon Thatch and Benson Henderson . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 15th, 2015


UFC

UFC Fight Night Broomfield Main: Henderson Subs Thatch

Entering a fight as an underdog for the first time in a long time, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made a successful debut at 170 pounds Saturday night at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and he did it on short notice no less, submitting Denver’s Brandon Thatch in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event  . . . click here for more

Also see: Mighty Max beats Miller

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 15th, 2015


UFC

UFC Fight Night Broomfield Prelims: Escudero Back in Business

With his back presumably against the wall, former Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero scored his first Octagon victory since 2010 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado Saturday night, delivering an impressive and dominant performance en route to a three-round unanimous decision over Rodrigo de Lima in UFC Fight Night action . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PORTO ALEGRE is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 14th, 2015


UFC

Benson Henderson: Moving Up and Always Forward

There is a kinetic element to the way Benson Henderson operates. Inside the Octagon, the former lightweight titleholder is all go no slow, moving with a seamless matter of fact conviction that validates the “Smooth” precursor to his name. Yet, where most fighters leave that aggressive push on the canvas following the scrap on fight night, the 31-year-old MMA Lab leader keeps his energetic mindset flowing into the business side of the fight game . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 14th, 2015


UFC

UFC Fight Night Broomfield at the scales

Below are the official weigh-in results for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event.
UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Brandon Thatch and the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Cole Miller, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado beginning at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Brandon Thatch (170) VS Benson Henderson (169)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Cole Miller (145) VS Max Holloway (145.25)
Kiichi Kunimoto (170) VS Neil Magny (170.5)
Patrick Walsh (191.5*) VS Daniel Kelly (185.5)
Kevin Lee (155.25) VS Michel “Tractor” Prazeres (156)
Chris Kelades (127**) VS Ray Borg (125.75)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Rodrigo de Lima (154.5) VS Efrain Escudero (156)
Jim Alers (145) VS Chas Skelly (145.75)
Tim Elliott (125) VS Zach Makovsky (125.5)
Cody Pfister (156) VS James Moontasri (158*)

*Moontasri and Walsh missed weight. They will be fined 20% of their purse and the fights will proceed as scheduled.

**Kelades missed weight and has two hours to weigh in again

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 13th, 2015


UFC

Walsh focused on middlweight debut

It’s been a while since The Ultimate Fighter 19 alum Pat Walsh fought in the middleweight division, but he’s about to do it again as the UFC returns to Broomfield, Colorado for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch on Saturday . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 13th, 2015


UFC

Another thrilla heads to Manila as Edgar-Faber is set for May 16

The UFC’s first visit to the Philippines on May 16 will have a main event fight fans have wanted to see for years, as former UFC world lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber in a meeting of two lighter weight class pioneers . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 12th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Broomfield Fantasy Preview

This weekend the UFC returns to the state of Colorado for a UFC Fight Night card highlighted by former lightweight champion Benson Henderson bumping up a division to take on Brandon Thatch – a fighter often touted as the next big thing at 170 pounds . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 12th, 2015


UFC

Makovsky looking for rebound in Valentine’s Day bout

After suffering a unanimous decision loss in his fight against the veteran Jussier Formiga last summer, Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky found himself out of the contender conversation as quickly as he entered it . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 11th, 2015


UFC

Nogueira named new coach of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4

The UFC® announced today that Brazilian legend Rodrigo “Big Nog” Nogueira will join the cast of The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil 4, the organization’s signature television reality series, as coach following the departure of UFC middleweight Anderson Silva . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 10th, 2015


UFC

Unbeaten Almedia seeks win against Jabouin in Montreal

Following a Fight of the Night victory over Tim Gorman in his UFC debut in Brazil last November, Sao Paulo bantamweight Thomas Almeida will take his show on the road on April 25, when he takes on Canada’s own Yves Jabouin in a UFC 186 bout at Bell Centre in Montreal . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 10th, 2015


UFC

Hello America, My Name is Jim Alers

Over the last three years, Jim Alers’ passport has been picking up quite a few new stamps. Bahrain. Jordan. Wales. Scotland. Ireland. Abu Dhabi . . . click here for more

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February 9th, 2015


UFC

Mark Munoz hopes for a date in Manila

Mark Munoz is normally the most thoughtful of interviewees. There are no cliché answers or quick quips. He’ll take what you’re asking him, digest it, and come back with the best response he can . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 8th, 2015


UFC

Court McGee: A Year of Building Hope

“This year off hasn’t been a year off – it has been the biggest year of growth I’ve ever had,” UFC welterweight Court McGee, who hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since losing to Ryan LaFlare in December 2013 and won’t do so again until the second half of 2015, says . . . click here for more

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February 7th, 2015


UFC

Maia vs. LaFlare New Main Event in Rio

With Raphael Assuncao forced out of his March 21 headliner against Urijah Faber due to injury, there will be a new main event at the Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as number seven-ranked welterweight Demian Maia faces unbeaten New Yorker Ryan LaFlare . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BROOMFIELD on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



February 6th, 2015

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