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Relive the slow-motion highlights from UFC 216 including Demetrious Johnson's historical victory over Ray Borg.

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EDITORIAL – Weight cutting has become a prominent issue in mixed martial arts. And there's good reason for that.

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Everlast explains to UFC 216 media members why he couldn't sing the national anthem at the event.

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Video has surfaced that shows Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra allegedly assaulting a woman in his native Brazil.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: I'm Ready for All of Them, but They're Not Ready for Me |

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is respectful. She's humble. But she's also supremely confident.

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Ronda Rousey gives the latest scoop on a potential career move to the WWE.

Check Out the Choke That Earned Alex Perez a UFC Contract |

Alex Perez was a man on a mission when he met Kevin Gray on Contender Series. Perez earned a UFC contract when locked in a D'Arce choke in the first round.

Dana White Declares Demetrious Johnson is the G.O.A.T. |

It's been a long road to the top of the heap for Demetrious Johnson, but the UFC flyweight champion is at the pinnacle.

ONE: Hero's Dream Full Fight Card Revealed |

ONE: Hero's Dream is set for the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium on Nov. 3 and will be headlined by an openweight bout between Aung La Nsang and Alain Ngalani.

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Ronda Rousey gives the latest scoop on a potential career move to the WWE.

So, About That Time Fabricio Werdum Crashed Demetrious Johnson's Press Conference |

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Opinion: Weight Cuts Rob Fighters, Fans and Promoters

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * Depriving your body of much-needed nutrients is never a good idea for a professional athlete; simultaneously dehydrating yourself is even worse; and being expected to compete at an optimal level while being near such a state is laughable. When these conditions are paired with the inherent dangers of mixed martial arts, weight cutting is akin to playing with fire. This reality was on display prior to UFC 216 . At the official weigh-in, lightweight Kevin Lee stepped on the scale looking like a depleted and unhealthy version of himself, only to find out he had not met the 155-pound threshold necessary to qualify for his interim title shot against Tony Ferguson . The Nevada Athletic Commission gave him an extra hour to make the weight, and he did so successfully. Meanwhile, Nik Lentz was scheduled to fight former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks on the undercard, only to have the negative effects of a bad weight cut prevent him from even making it to the scale.

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Beatdown: UFC 216 Fallout, Alliance MMA President Robert Haydak, 'Is Mighty Mouse the G.O.A.T?'

Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders added to UFC Fight Night 123 in December

Caraway, who is currently ranked No. 11 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings, looks to return from a lengthy layoff that dates back to a May 2016 win over Aljamain Sterling. Caraway was scheduled to meet fast-rising contender Jimmie Rivera this past January, but injury forced him out of the matchup. “Kid Lightning” stands in 4-1 in his past five contests but fought just once in 2015, once in 2016 and will likely have just one fight in 2017, as well.

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

UFC on FOX 26 takes place Dec. 16 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The event’s main card, including the Lawler vs. dos Anjos headliner, airs live on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Two New Tens Are Better Than One

We have a newly minted champion on the move in the latest edition of the divisional rankings, and no, it is not Tony Ferguson . In the UFC 216 headliner on Oct. 7, Ferguson showed his determination and versatility against fellow top-10 talent Kevin Lee , outlasting “The Motown Phenom” and locking up a beautiful triangle choke in the third round to win the UFC interim lightweight title. The Lee win and the title itself represent major accomplishments for “El Cucuy,” but just as he does in the UFC promotional structure, Conor McGregor looms large on our lightweight list. Ultimately, whether it is here or inside the Octagon, Ferguson’s road to No. 1 at 155 pounds still runs through “The Notorious” Irishman. A night before Ferguson took a slice of the gold in Las Vegas, 2009 NCAA Division I national champion Darrion Caldwell made the jump from collegiate wrestling ace to legitimate world titlist, from prospect to bona fide top-10 talent. At Bellator 184 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, “The Wolf” slammed and suplexed Eduardo Dantas around for the better part of 25 minutes to take the Bellator MMA bantamweight crown, moving to 11-1 as a pro.

The Bottom Line: The Downside of Fighters Making the Rules

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * Following the conclusion of UFC 216 on Saturday in Las Vegas, the time came for the announcers to discuss what comes next for the participants in the main event. The logical next matchup to promote isn’t a tricky call. Newly crowned interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson , in the midst of a 10-fight winning streak, should battle undisputed titleholder Conor McGregor to prove which one is the best fighter at 155 pounds. That is, after all, the whole point of creating an interim title. Daniel Cormier went in another direction. Recognizing the behind-the-scenes buzz that McGregor feels a third bout with Nate Diaz would be more profitable, Cormier openly advocated for McGregor-Diaz instead, despite acknowledging that Diaz is 6-4 in his last 10 fights. “Conor McGregor makes the rules,” Cormier said. “This is Conor McGregor.

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Coach: Conor McGregor 'too clean' for Tony Ferguson; fans prefer Nate Diaz trilogy

“He’s good, obviously,” Roddy said of Ferguson. “He wouldn’t be the interim champion if he wasn’t good. His style is, you know, it’s not traditional. It’s a bit unorthodox and stuff, but I just honestly think that Conor’s going to be way too clean for Ferguson. If Ferguson tries to stand with Conor for an extended period of time, it will be lights out, in my opinion.

Georges St-Pierre adds former opponent to training camp for Michael Bisping fight |

As the much smaller man in the Octagon, and a fighter riding a significant layoff, St-Pierre is in for a tough test opposite Bisping. That said, he seems to be taking his training very seriously, and even called on an old foe to help him prepare. That former foe is Jake Shields.

Ex-UFC champ Johny Hendricks opens up on move to Jackson Wink MMA

In the buildup to the Nov. 4 fight, headlined by his two-time foe Georges St-Pierre at Madison Square Garden in New York, Henricks plans to split time between New Mexico and Texas, driving home on the weekends to see his family. It’s an uncomfortable move, but a necessary one. By making it, Hendricks said he primarily sought out something he lacked in previous camps: sparring partners.

Despite Fire Scare, Cejudo Still Fighting Pettis At UFC 218 - MMA Imports

Staying in a hotel, Cejudo was reportedly forced to jump out of a second story balcony in order to escape the approaching flames of the ensuing wildfire. Cejudo suffered an injury on his foot from the incident. That being said, it would appear that the fighter still plans on competing at this year’s UFC 218.

Team Cejudo Breaks Silence, Fire Claims Olympic Gold Medal, Ring, And Henry's Foot, Fighter Lucky To Be Alive - MMA Imports

When I spoke with him, he was in a state of shock and he had told me that he burned and hurt his foot . We did not speak of the extent of his injury . We spoke about how insane it was and how lucky he was to be alive.

Invicta FC strikes talent-sharing agreement with Japanese stalwart Pancrase

A timeline for the talent exchange was not given, but the release said for fans to be on the lookout as both promotions’ schedules unfold. Invicta’s next event, Invicta FC 26, takes place Nov. 30 at Park Theater in Las Vegas. It will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Next up for the Japanese promotion is “Pancrase: Sapporo,” which takes place Oct. 22 at Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

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ONE: Martin Nguyen predicts Eduard Folayang super-fight won't go the distance - Fighters Only

Nguyen, the newly-crowned featherweight titleholder, said: “I like Eduard (Folayang). I said to myself I did not want to compete against someone I like and take away their glory, but opportunities like this do not come around too often. And, if I refused to do this, someone else was going to compete against him and take his glory. So it is strictly business. I am in a super-bout for the first time in ONE Championship history and I can become a two-division champion. This match is not going to go the distance.”

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UFC cites 'medical concerns,' pulls Mark Hunt from UFC Fight Night 121 in favor of Fabricio Werdum

“Following a recent first-person article published by UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt, UFC has taken the precautionary steps of removing Hunt from a previously announced bout in Sydney, Australia,” a statement first issued to read. “The health-related statements made by Hunt in the article represent the first time UFC was made aware of these claims. Athlete health and safety is of the utmost importance to the organization and it would never knowingly schedule an athlete complaining of health issues for a fight. The organization will require that Hunt undergo further testing and evaluations prior to competing in any future UFC bout.”

Interview with PFL Welterweight Champion Jon Fitch - MMA UK

Jon : There is no measurable merit system in MMA so it was very difficult. Winning doesn’t guarantee you anything and excitement isn’t measured in any merit based way. Getting the title shot was hard-earned and I gave Georges everything I had that night. My defense wasn’t were it needed to be to win that fight and I got caught with 2 big right hands. I fixed the wholes in my game and I’m confident I would beat him in a rematch.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep.53 // Eddie Bravo | Mark Godbeer | Duane Ludwig |

8:15PM ET- Joining us live to start the show is the one and only  Eddie Bravo . With Tony Ferguson’s win against Kevin Lee to capture the interim lightweight title over the weekend, Eddie will be giving us his analysis on the performance of his star pupil and what the experience was like for Eddie as a coach. We’ll hear about the emotions and celebration for the Ferguson team after the fight, and of course, what Eddie thinks of the Ferguson vs McGregor match-up. Also, we’ll be breaking down the incredibly stacked Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds tournament slated for November 12th in LA and how he brought this idea from concept to reality. Always a must listen conversation when Bravo hits the microphone!

One Championship Reveals Full Card for Nov. 3 in Myanmar, Replete With Local Lethwei Talent

One Championship ’s return to Myanmar now has a full card. Monday, One revealed its full lineup for “Hero's Dream,” which takes place on Nov. 3 at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon. Unsurprisingly, the undercard is replete with local Myanma talent, many of them practitioners of lethwei, often archaically referred to as “Burmese boxing,” a martial art similar to muay Thai but with headbutts deemed legal attacks. The promotion announced the card’s headliner last week, revealing a unique main event between One’s 205-pound champion and Myanmar native Aung La N Sang and heavyweight kickboxer Alain Ngalani in an openweight, five-round contest. Additional bouts announced for the “Hero’s Dream” include: a battle of native lethwei fighters as undefeated lightweight Phoe Thaw faces Saw Ba Oo ; Chinese national freestyle wrestling champion Haobin Ma meeting the Philippines’ Eugene Toquero at 135 pounds; unbeaten lethwei exponent Tha Pyay Nyo squaring off with debuting Bangladeshi featherweight Asraful Islam; Thai kickboxer Pongsiri Mitsatit doing battle with Filipino standout Jeremy Miado in a 125-pound affair; and lethwei stars Saw Min Min and Ye Thway Ne will lock up at bantamweight The undercard is also highlighted by several other notable Chinese talents: undefeated Chinese jiu-jitsu artist Chen Lei meets Filipino Bernard Soriano at 155 pounds; Chinese “Supermom” Jie Miao goes opposite Australian Amira Hafizovic at flyweight; and Shanghai native Zehao Zhang does battle with Indian muay Thai champion Bala Shetty .

UFC 216 Salaries: Tony Ferguson Takes $500K, Mark Godbeer Makes $30K Without Fighting

Tony Ferguson is at least half million dollars richer after his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title win. On the other hand, he actually had to fight to get it. The official payouts for UFC 216 released by the Nevada Athletic Commission show that “El Cucuy” made $500,000 — $250,000 to show and the same figure to win — for his third-round triangle choke over Kevin Lee , while Lee made $250,000. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson set the consecutive UFC title defense record in the co-headliner, taking his 11th straight title fight win over Ray Borg . For his “Submission of the Year” shoo-in, “Mighty Mouse” earned a reported $370,000 flat with no win bonus. Borg’s pay was $100,000. UFC 216 took place Oct. 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The interesting parts of the UFC 216 payout ledger lay elsewhere. The card featured two lightweight bouts ending in draws — Beneil Dariush - Evan Dunham and the “Fight of the Night” between Bobby Green and Lando Vannata — meaning that all four 155-pounders walked away with just their show money.

Matches to Make After Bellator 184

Darrion Caldwell found his way to Bellator MMA ’s pantheon of champions, just as many predicted he would when he joined the organization as an undefeated prospect in March 2014. “The Wolf” completed his rise to the top of the 135-pound weight class, as he captured the bantamweight crown with a five-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Dantas in the Bellator 184 main event on Friday at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Scores were 48-47, 48-47 and 50-45, the win putting even more distance between Caldwell and his surprising submission defeat to Joe Taimanglo a little more than a year ago. Dantas was never afforded the breathing room he needed. Caldwell bottled up the Brazilian against the cage, running through various clinches that chewed up clock, minimized risk and kept momentum in his corner. He delivered a crowd-pleasing suplex in the first round, dropped Dantas to a knee with a standing elbow strike in the second and drew blood with ground-and-pound in the fourth. It was more than enough to overshadow the Nova Uniao standout’s work.

Video: Ahead of Friday's LFA 24, watch top prospect Mackenzie Dern in action

Mackenzie Dern has long been considered a top prospect in women’s MMA, and with a move to the flyweight division, she may finally be ready to truly come into her own.

Kurt Holobaugh Will Appeal Nine Month Suspension, Manager Explains What Unfolded |

Hamper said that he plans to exhaust all resources to appeal the decision because he doesn’t feel like Holobaugh got a fair shake in the matter. When B.J. Penn disclosed that he took an IV while under the USADA testing protocol, he was handed a six-month suspension while Holobaugh got nine months for the same infraction.

Sam Alvey takes late-notice fight at next week's UFC Fight Night 118 event

Middleweight slugger Sam Alvey (31-9 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has made it clear he wants to stay as busy as possible, and that includes picking up the phone whenever the UFC calls.

Today in MMA History: The birth of PRIDE FC

Officially, Gracie had won a pair of one-night vale tudo tournaments in Japan back in 1994 and ‘95. Before that, he won a couple fights at home in Brazil. In order to get a number that reached into the hundreds you had to count streets fights, gym fights, beach fights, maybe even a training session or 12. Even other members of the Gracie clan dismissed the record as a bit of mathematically dubious hype. You got the sense that if Gracie had nudged you out of the way while boarding a crowded subway some time in the early ‘90s, there was a good chance you were added to his tally.

Tony Ferguson Issues New Dark Message To Conor McGregor - MMA Imports

Tony Ferguson is on a warpath for the lightweight title. The fighter missed his chance for the interim belt at UFC 209, when his co-main event match up against Khabib Nurmagomedov was unexpectedly cancelled. Nurmagomedov was rushed to the hospital, forcing the fight to be removed. Headlining last weekend’s UFC 216 event, Ferguson finally got his chance at the interim title in a fight against Kevin Lee. Submitting his opponent, “El Cucuy” was crowned champion. Of course, Ferguson is not satisfied with the interim title. Next on his list is UFC superstar and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This time, “El Cucuy” has a message for “Notorious.”

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Bubba McDaniel begs for booking after using 'money I didn't have' to train for Bellator 185

Bubba McDaniel is apparently in a tough spot after losing out on a high-profile Bellator fight just days after being granted the opportunity.

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“The  headline and corresponding article took excerpts from an interview I did last week, where I was asked about the status of Jon Jones’ pending case,” Novitzky wrote in the statement. “I indicated that Jon’s camp, the UFC and USADA were all working hard and together to determine the source of the prohibited substance in Jon’s system. That is still the case.

Rickson Gracie Was Doing Johnson's "Mouse Trap" In The Early 90's, Here's Proof - MMA Imports

In last weekend’s UFC 216 co-main event, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson pulled off a never-before-seen submission in his title fight against Ray Borg.

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Belal Muhammad's attempt to mimic Demetrious Johnson's 'Mighty Armbar' did not go well

Fortunately for Muhammad, he’ll have plenty more time to train the move. He’s not currently booked for a fight after a scheduled UFC Fight Night 121 matchup with Jesse Taylor was called off when his opponent, who’s “The Ultimate Fighter 25” winner, was flagged for  a potential USADA violation .

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Fabricio Werdum Steps into UFC Main Event in Sydney, Mark Hunt Erupts Over Being Pulled |

“Stepping in for Hunt against the No. 8-ranked Tybura at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia will be former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, who is coming off a 65-second submission win over Walt Harris last Saturday in Las Vegas. In Tybura, the Brazilian star will be facing a surging contender who has won three straight, most recently defeating Andrei Arlovski in June.”

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