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UFC 208 Video: Embedded, part 2 - ‘Almost time to shine’

Check out episode two of UFC 208 Embedded.

UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie Final Fight Card |

UFC 208: Brooklyn, New York event page and fight card which Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie will take place at Barclays Center on Feb. 11, 2017.

Silva talks McGregor-Mayweather, MMA unions, more

Anderson Silva talked about the chances the UFC actually does Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, his relationship with the UFC brass, his support for fighter unionization in MMA, and much more.

Anderson Silva Says Fighters Union is 'Important, This is the Future' (UFC 208 Video) |

Former champion Anderson Silva talks about his dream of boxing Roy Jones Jr., the importance of a fighters' union, and his passion for mixed martial arts.

UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie Main Card Fighter Staredowns (video) |

The UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie main card fighters squared off for photographers at Wednesday's UFC 208 Media Day in New York.

Texas release Kimbo Slice’s Bellator 149 pre-fight medicals

Bloody Elbow has acquired copies of Kimbo Slice’s Bellator 149 pre-fight medical documents from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Cormier: ‘The Days Of Ronda Rousey …. They’re GONE!’ In an interview with TMZ Sports, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier made his opinion of former UFC ban

Alex Silva is Aiming for a ONE Championship Strawweight Title Shot in 2017 |

Having long toiled on the ONE Championship roster, Alex Silva is looking to 2017 as his year to reach for a strawweight title shot.

'Karate Hottie' demos variety of kicking techniques

UFC strawweight contender Michelle Waterson demonstrated a variety of kicking techniques during her media day for UFC 208 fight week.

Michelle Waterson open workout photos

See Esther Lin's photo gallery from Wednesday's Michelle Waterson open workouts from UFC Gym in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Video: UFC Vet Joe Riggs Just Won The Bareknuckle Boxing World title UFC veteran Joe Riggs recently won a championship in Bare Knuckle Boxing. Riggs won a decision to win his cham

Poirier: miscommunication led to Lawler/ATT split

Dustin Poirier talks about his UFC 208 fight against Jim Miller, rebounding from his previous loss, Robbie Lawler leaving American Top Team, his evolution as a fighter and more.

VIDEO | UFC 208 fighters face off for Media Day |

UFC 208 takes place this weekend as the UFC returns to New York at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Fighters from the UFC 208 main card took to the stage...

GDR: Winning 145 title 'will solidify my career'

BROOKLYN, New York -- Germaine de Randamie talks about her UFC 208 fight against Holly Holm, the future of the featherweight division, Cris Cyborg and more.

'Jacare' doesn't believe Rockhold was injured

Ronaldo Souza talks about his UFC 208 fight against Tim Boetsch, why he took the fight, his path to the title and much more.

Bellator MMA Returns to Italy in April |

Bellator President Scott Coker today announced that his fast-rising promotion will be revisiting Torino, Italy, for Bellator 176.

Cannonier explains Jewish ritual after wins

Jared Cannonier talks about his UFC 208 fight against Glover Teixeira, balancing his fighting career with his FAA job, why he holds up a Jewish prayer shawl after victories and more.

Jodie Esquibel vs. DeAnna Bennett, more added to Invicta FC 22

A strawweight bout between Jodie Esquibel and DeAnna Bennett has been rebooked for Invicta FC 22 next month.

Tim Boetsch enters ‘Jacare’ Souza bout on last fight of contract

It’s hard enough fighting Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza these days, but try doing it on the last fight of your contract.

Holm gives impassioned response about current losing streak

Ahead of UFC 208, Holly Holm talked about her title bout against Germaine de Randamie, the UFC's commitment to women's 145, a fight against Cris Cyborg, her current losing streak, and much more.

Two Title Fights Headline Bellator 177 in Budapest |

Bellator is returning to Hungary with a bantamweight world title fight serving as the main event of Bellator 177 from the Budapest Sports Arena.

New Nevada athletic commissioner works for Fertitta-owned Station Casinos

Staci Alonso, the newest Nevada Athletic Commission commissioner, is an executive at the casino group owned by former UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta.

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Join Luke Thomas today at 1 p.m. ET for his weekly Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. Today's topics include UFC 208 and more.

Conor McGregor's El Chapo Themed Backstage Tour (video) |

Go backstage at Conor McGregor's recent Q&A session with the champ's El Chapo themed behind-the-scenes video.

One Championship fighter Casey Suire dies in motorcycle accident

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Korean Zombie headlines best Fight Night ratings in one year

Saturday night’s Chan Sung Jung win over Dennis Bermudez was the most-watched FS 1 Fight Night in one year.

Frankie Edgar has one fight left on UFC deal, wants Max Holloway or Ricardo Lamas next

Frankie Edgar has just one fight left on his UFC contract.

DC confident Rumble will quit at UFC 210: ‘We’ve seen it too many times’

Daniel Cormier is confident the same outcome of their first meeting is inevitable when he squares off against Anthony Johnson in a rematch at UFC 210.

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Video: It Finally Happened! Pro Fighter Gets DQ’d For Running Too Much Last October, at Extreme Fighting Championship 54, a referee stopped a fight after one of the combatants was cons

UFC 208’s Germaine de Randamie: ‘Die with memories, not dreams!’

UFC 208 headliner Germaine de Randamie opens up about her difficult road to a UFC title shot, and the personal mantra that got her there.

[Video] McGregor And Garbrandt Engage In Shoving Match, Come Close To Brawling

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Yoel Romero Mockingly Creates GoFundMe Page for Michael Bisping’s Medical Expenses

Score this round of pre-fight warfare for Yoel Romero . Michael Bisping is generally one of the best in the sport when it comes to trash talk, but Romero on Wednesday fired a pretty good shot of his own in the direction of the middleweight champion. Romero, who is likely the next opponent for Bisping, created a mock GoFundMe page for any future medical expenses the Englishman might incur after their as-yet-to-be-announced bout. On the page is a picture of a battered Bisping following his first title defense, a decision triumph over Dan Henderson at UFC 204 this past October. “This is Mike, he will be needing money to survive after me and him meet in the octagon approximately May of 2017. He is happy in this picture after defending his title against another fighter and the devastation he went through has caused him to have surgery on his knee where all the visible damage was on his face,” Romero wrote. “This surgery has prevented him from competing in a timely manner. After his fight with me, I am convinced he will need this money to rebuild his life, he has a family and I am deeply concerned for him.

‘Halo Wars 2: Know Your Enemy’ Technique of the Week with Kenny Florian: D’Arce Counter

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10 February Tussles Worth Watching

In an effort to bring more attention to the global stage of mixed martial arts, this list does not focus on major North American-based promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Bellator MMA and the World Series of Fighting. *** The newly forged Legacy Fighting Alliance organization has started the process of filling its vacancies. Next up: the featherweight championship. Kevin Aguilar and UFC veteran Damon Jackson will battle over the inaugural LFA featherweight crown in the Legacy Fighting Alliance 4 main event on Feb. 17 at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Bossier City, Louisiana. Aguilar was the reigning Legacy Fighting Championship titleholder at 145 pounds when the promotion merged with the Resurrection Fighting Alliance . Momentum from a three-fight winning streak has propelled Aguilar to the top of the regional circuit. The 28-year-old has delivered 10 of his 11 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Aguilar last fought at Legacy 57 on July 1, when he walked away with a five-round split decision over Tony Kelley at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana.

James Gallagher: Carrying the Irish Tricolor

Anthony Taylor was a relative unknown when he landed in Dublin ahead of his Bellator 169 meeting with 20-year-old SBG Ireland prospect James Gallagher . Although the inexperienced American brought some interest to the bout by labeling the John Kavanagh protégé “a little boy,” it was a comment he made at the event’s pre-fight press conference that really struck a chord with the Irish masses. “You’re not even Irish,” Taylor said, firing his words in Gallagher’s direction before murmurs broke out in the assembly at the Gibson Hotel. “Why are you talking about being Irish? You’re British.” Gallagher’s father was quick to respond from the crowd: “You’re out of line, Anthony.” Although he seemed to enjoy the exchange, Muhammed Lawal gestured for the gathering to calm down after the comment. Chris Fields then advised “King Mo” to tell his countryman to quiet down given the inflammatory nature of his words. Later, on the advice of A.J. McKee , Taylor apologized to Gallagher. Given the amount of bloodshed due to sectarian violence in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles” -- a war between unionists and nationalists that was waged over the constitutional status of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s until 1998 -- issues concerning flags, political status and religion have to be approached sensitively.

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: Know Your Enemy

(SPONSORED CONTENT) -- In this exclusive interview presented by “ Halo Wars 2 ,” Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza discusses fight preparation, his forthcoming battle with Tim Boetsch and his wait for a crack at Ultimate Fighting Championship gold. The former Strikeforce champion will try to nail down an elusive title shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 208 on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “Jacare” has rattled off nine wins across his past 10 appearances, a split decision defeat to Yoel Romero his only setback. The 37-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt last competed at UFC 198 on May 14, when he stopped Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. In this exclusive interview with, Souza discusses fight preparation, his forthcoming battle with Boetsch and his wait for a crack at UFC gold: How do you prepare for a fight? Souza: The first thing I do is I make sure that I am happy. If I’m happy, mentally I am there, both in practice and in the fight; and I always train very hard with everything I do: striking, conditioning and, of course, my jiu-jitsu.

The Bottom Line: Fool’s Gold

Since the Ultimate Fighting Championship became the unquestioned top promotion in mixed martial arts a little over a decade ago, it has received sporadic criticism over its booking of championships. Fans and journalists have lamented fighters receiving unearned title shots, and some feel the overabundance of championships has watered down the meaning of individual titles; others feel the more divisions, the better. More recently, there has been backlash against the preponderance of unnecessary interim titles created when the regular champion is healthy and ready to defend. At the heart of the frustration over some of these moves is the fact that UFC titles do have meaning. They have on balance been protected well and fans accept them as defining the best fighters in each division. Fans don’t want the titles to just be trinkets used as gimmicks to sell fights like they have been for other combat organizations over the years. Boxing’s sanctioning bodies make ridiculous, unjustifiable decisions regarding their titles seemingly every week, but they are greeted with a collective shrug from boxing fans because they don’t put any real stock in those once prestigious accessories.

Daniel Omielanczuk Accepts Finding of No Fault from USADA for Positive Meldonium Test

UFC heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk won’t face suspension from USADA for a positive meldonium test that occurred last year. The organization recently announced that Omielanczuk accepted a finding of no fault after testing positive for the banned substance in a urine sample provided on Jan. 21, 2016. Meldonium is listed in the category of hormone and metabolic modulators and is prohibited under the UFC’s anti-doping policy. However, meldonium was not added to the banned list until 2016, and Omielanczuk was able to prove that he ingested the substance before that time. “During USADA’s investigation of the case, Omielanczuk presented evidence establishing that his use of meldonium was limited to a three-week span, from mid-August to early September 2015. Omielanczuk and his advisors confirmed that Omielanczuk did not resume his use of the substance after September 2015 because they became aware that the substance would be added to the WADA Prohibited List in 2016, and subsequently banned under the UFC Anti-Doping Program,” the statement read.

UFC Fight Night 104 Medical Suspensions: Seven Fighters Facing Indefinite Layoffs

Seven fighters are facing indefinite layoffs following this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 104 card in Houston. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation recently released a list of medical suspensions from the event. UFC Fight Night 104 took place at the Toyota Center in Houston and saw Chan Sung Jung return from a lengthy hiatus to score a first-round knockout victory over Dennis Bermudez in the evening’s featherweight main event. Jung is suspended until Feb. 14, while Bermudez is sidelined until April 6. Those given indefinite terms include: James Vick , Curtis Blaydes , Adam Milstead , Michinori Tanaka , Chas Skelly , Tecia Torres and Bec Rawlings . The TDLR did not disclose reasons for any of the medical suspensions, although it is likely doctor clearance could reduce an indefinite layoff. UFC Fight Night 104 Medical Suspensions: Chan Sung Jung : Suspended until Feb. 14 Dennis Bermudez : Suspended until April 6 Felice Herrig : Suspended until Feb. 14 Alexa Grasso : Suspended until Feb.

Eduardo Dantas vs. Darrion Caldwell 135 title fight headlines Bellator 177 in Budapest

New Jersey’s Caldwell, a 2009 NCAA wrestling champion, will fight for a title for the first time. He started his career a perfect 9-0, including six straight wins under the Bellator banner. In March 2016, he choked Warren unconscious in the first round. After a third-round submission loss to Joe Taianglo, the first setback of his career, he bounced back in December by taking a unanimous decision from Taimanglo in a rematch at Bellator 167.

Dana White Names Brazil’s Next UFC Title Challenger

Going into this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 104, it seemed that all Jessica Andrade had to do was beat Angela Hill and she would be next in line for a shot at women’s strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Anik & Florian Podcast: UFC Houston Recap, 208 Preview, Brian Stann Talks Super Bowl Bet - MMA Radio -

Anik & Florian Podcast: UFC Houston Recap, 208 Preview, Brian Stann Talks Super Bowl Bet Feb 7, 2017

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Beatdown: De Santis & Fridley Get Real on Mayweather-McGregor Hyperbole, 'Korean Zombie,' Ring Rust Feb 7, 2017

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 19 // Tecia Torres | James Vick | Mark Coleman | Mayhem Miller |

9:30PM ET- Closing out tonights show will be one of the most polarizing figures in MMA, Jason “Mayhem” Miller – @mayhemmiller . He’ll give us an update on some of the legal troubles and breakdown his upcoming fight at PL MMA 72 on March 4th. We’ll also be sure to get the scoop on Mayhem Miller Industries and of course hear Jason’s opinion on all things combat.

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. @NateDiaz209 was recently offered a fight by UFC boss Dana White. His response to that offer was classic Diaz. @anezbitt has the details.

Atomweight Champion Hamasaki Moves to 115 Pounds, Meets Souza at Invicta FC 22

Reigning Invicta FC atomweight titlist Ayaka Hamasaki will move up to 115 pounds to face ex-strawweight queen Livia Renata Souza at Invicta FC 22 on March 25. The all-female promotion confirmed the pairing on Tuesday following an initial report from . Invicta FC 22 takes place in Kansas City and will be headlined by a bantamweight title rematch between Tanya Evinger and Yana Kunitskaya . Hamasaki vs. Souza will serve as the evening’s co-main event. The card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass and will also include a 105-pound clash between Jinh Yu Frey and Janaisa Morandin . Hamasaki, 34, captured atomweight gold with a split decision triumph against Herica Tiburcio at Invicta FC 13. She has since defended the strap with stoppages of Amber Brown and Frey. The Tokyo native’s only career defeat in 15 outings came at the hands of current UFC strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha in July 2013. Souza, meanwhile, lost the Invicta strawweight belt via split decision against Angela Hill in her most recent outing at Invicta FC 17 in May.

Justin Willis Replaces Henrique, Faces Marcin Tybura at UFC 208 in Brooklyn

Justin Willis has replaced the injured Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira and will face Marcin Tybura on short notice at UFC 208 . UFC officials confirmed the new heavyweight pairing on Tuesday. UFC 208 takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and features a showdown between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. Tybura vs. Willis is set for the UFC Fight Pass-streamed portion of the preliminary card and finalizes the 12-bout lineup. Willis has won four straight fights since losing his professional debut in June 2012. Most recently, the San Jose, Calif., native earned a second-round TKO triumph over Juliano Coutinho at World Series of Fighting 31 this past June. Tybura dropped his Octagon debut against Timothy Johnson , but rebounded in his sophomore appearance when he knocked out Viktor Pesta with a head kick in the second frame at UFC Fight Night 92. The 31-year-old Pole owns a 14-2 career mark.

Derek Brunson Admits to Being ‘Greedy’ in Last Loss, Compares Anderson Silva to Uriah Hall

Derek Brunson had reason to be confident heading into his matchup with Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101. After all, the Jackson-Wink MMA product had won his last five fights, including four by knockout or technical knockout inside of a round. However, Brunson looked downright reckless this past November, leading with his chin while winging power punches at his Australian opponent. That proved to be his downfall, as Whittaker wobbled him with a left hook, landed a head kick and then drove Brunson to the canvas to finish with a barrage of punches 4:07 into the first round. Now, Brunson faces Anderson Silva at UFC 208 , an adversary regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers of all time. That said, Brunson isn’t necessarily conceding that he will adopt a more conservative approach against “The Spider” on Saturday night. “I wouldn’t call it reckless. I would say greedy,” Brunson said of his last Octagon appearance. “I would say pretty much I just pretty much fell in love with trying to knock people out really quickly instead of letting the fight develop.

Yoel Romero Is A Scary Man — Reveals His Hitlist, And He’s Serious!

Romero is unbeaten in the UFC, and as a middleweight, with eight victories. He is coming off a vicious knockout win over former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman in November. Six of Romero’s eight UFC fights have ended with a knockout or TKO. He has notable wins over Derek Brunson, Brad Tavares, Tim Kenney, Lyoto Machida, and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

Holly Holm doesn't want her career defined by a win over Ronda Rousey | FOX Sports

“There’s a lot of pressure. What is Holly going to do now at 145 coming off two losses? She’s never been here before. She’s coming off the highlight of her career (against Ronda Rousey) to two losses in a row,” Holm said when speaking to FOX Sports. “The most unsuccessful year of my entire fighting career.


Stipe on the other hand has gone on to win four straight over  Mark Hunt ,  Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum  (for the title), and defended his belt against  Alistair Overeem . With the ever growing skillset of Miocic and new found confidence due to his recent win streak it will be hard for JDS to score another win over the champion. Then again, if there’s anyone with the tools to throw a wrench in the champion’s plan, it’s JDS.

Instant Replay Approved As Part Of New MMA Rules In 2017

Due to the complexities involved in the sport of MMA, the referee may only use Instant Replay when he/she feels that a “Fight Ending Sequence” was possibly caused by an illegal action (foul) whether intentional or unintentional. At such a time the referee and only the referee may call for a review of the last moments of the fight. Once reviewing the replay the referee can either confirm or dispel whether a foul was committed that brought about the fight ending sequence and take the appropriate actions from there.

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Nate Diaz Laughs At White’s Offer To Face Eddie Alvarez

On Friday, in an interview with USA Today Sports on Facebook Live, UFC President Dana White said he offered Nate Diaz a fight.

'Cyborg' who? Germaine de Randamie says UFC 208 title-fight winner is No. 1 featherweight

A UFC belt is usually wrapped around the waist of the world’s best fighter at a given weight. That’s not necessarily going to be the case when Saturday’s UFC 208 main-event winner has the inaugural women’s featherweight title wrapped around her waist.

Bellator 176 sends promotion back to Italy on April 8 for MMA/kickboxing event

It’s been less than a year since Bellator’s first international show took place in Turin. Bellator 152 in April 2016 took place at the same venue and put an announced 15,000 people in the seats for a sold-out show. Since then, the promotion has added the likes of London, Dublin, Budapest, Israel and Florence, Italy, to its resume. It also will be heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the first time later this month.

Yoel Romero Takes Trash-Talk To New Level — Starts Charity For Bisping’s Medical Bills

UFC president Dana White announced last week Yoel Romero would be the next challenger for middleweight champion Michael Bisping due to his knockout win over Chris Weidman at UFC 205 back in November.

29 BJJ lesson: Lucas Lepri teaches how to pass the one-leg X-guard landing on the omoplata by @gallerr

Three-time BJJ world champion Lucas Lepri is one with the winningest lightweights in history. Throughout the years, the Alliance black-belt has developed an arsenal of techniques that took him to the top of the division. In this video, Lepri teaches how to pass the one-leg X-guard landing on the omoplata. #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu

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MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #105: Patriots Win Super Bowl LI! UFC Houston: Korean Zombie, Herrig + Andrade

All podcasts (video+mp3) can be found here: . On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast, Karyn Bryant and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at UFC Houston, where The Korean Zombie defeated Dennis Bermudez by 1st round KO in the main event. But before they get to the fights, Karyn celebrates the incredible comeback win the New England Patriots pulled off in overtime at Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. Karyn and Alan also discuss Felice Herrig's win over Alexa Grasso, Jessica Andrade's FOTN with Angela Hill and OSP's split decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir. In addition, Karyn and Alan preview some of the fights at UFC 208. #KarynBryant #AlanJouban #WadeEck #MMAHEAT #UFC #UFCHouston #SuperBowl #Patriots #Falcons #TomBrady #TheKoreanZombie #DennisBermudez #FeliceHerrig #AlexaGrasso #OSP #JessicaAndrade #AngelaHill #Strawweight #UFC208 #HollyHolm #GermaineDeRandamie #AndersonSilva #DerekBrunson #Jacare #TimBoetsch Be sure to check out our new website and bookmark: http://www.

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Anderson Silva reveals why he's still interested in superfight with Georges St-Pierre | FOX Sports

“Of course,” Silva told FOX Sports when asked if he would still be interested in fighting St-Pierre. “I think super fight with Georges is great. It’s a big step for this sport because I think superfight with me and Georges St-Pierre or Conor McGregor is good for this sport and for the fans. I think (it would be) the best show for this sport.”

UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie official fight card |

This Saturday, the UFC will make its debut in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. Keep reading for all the information you need on the UFC 208 fight card!

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Holly Holm Believes Depth in Women’s Featherweight Division Can Be Built ‘In No Time’

It’s no secret that the Ultimate Fighting Championship introduced the women’s featherweight division with Cristiane Justino , the top female 145-pound talent in the world, in mind. But when “Cyborg” turned down a couple of title fights and then failed a drug test last year, the Las Vegas-based promotion had to look somewhere else in order to produce an inaugural 145-pound champion. With Justino out of action for the foreseeable future, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie were more than happy to square off with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 208 . While Saturday’s championship headliner has its critics, namely because neither woman has 145-pound experience and because the division doesn’t appear to currently have much depth, Holm would like to point out that the UFC began the bantamweight division on the back of one big star. And that turned out pretty well. “Here’s the thing -- each division has to start somewhere. And when they first started 135-pound division it was a title fight with Ronda coming over. It built from there,” Holm said during a recent conference call.

'Jacare' Souza rips Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping ahead of UFC 208 | FOX Sports

“I wanted to keep myself active. I was looking to fight Luke Rockhold but it seems like he got hurt and now I keep seeing him on social media training and doing things so now I think he’s running. So I’m happy that Tim Boetsch accepted the fight and it’s going to keep me ready and active and fighting so I’m pretty stoked that he took the fight,” Souza told FOX Sports. “I’m good to go.”

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Overeem is booked to fight fellow former heavyweight title challenger Mark Hunt at UFC 209 in Las Vegas on March 4. Herrig is coming off a big win this past Saturday against previously unbeaten strawweight Alexa Grasso at UFC Fight Night 104. Cote wants a fight against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 210 in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 8.

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Nate Diaz training with boxing champion Amir Khan

The man to hand lightweight champion Conor McGregor his first UFC loss at UFC 196 last March is getting his feet with former boxing champion Amir Khan at the latter’s World Class Boxing Gym in San Francisco.

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - A Zombie Wins MMA's Super Bowl Weekend

There was a time -- and honestly, a time not that long ago -- when the Ultimate Fighting Championship 's Super Bowl weekend cards were massive festivities, double title headliners and the like. This year, we did not get anything near that on the paper, but in actual practice? Well, we saw some surprises in Houston on Feb. 4 that have real rankings impact. You know what's more important? “The Korean Zombie” is out of his grave and back in these rankings. It has been nearly three and a half years since Chan Sung Jung lost his UFC featherweight title challenge against Jose Aldo , injuring his shoulder and taking time off before being forced to serve his mandatory South Korean military service. In his return, ring rust did not even have time to come to the forefront, as Jung laid waste to perennial top-10 and bubble-list talent Dennis Bermudez with a sensational right uppercut in less than three minutes. With a brilliant win over a quality opponent, “The Korean Zombie” pops back into our ranks at No. 9. It was not just the return of an all-time great action fighter, though.

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UFC marca Werdum x Ben Rothwell para o mesmo card de Miocic x Cigano

Organização agenda confronto entre pesos-pesados para o dia 13 de maio, em Dallas (EUA), local que receberá o UFC 211. Duelo pode definir próximo desafiante ao título

UFC Fight Night 104 Draws 1.158 Million Viewers to FS1; Prelims Attract 834,000

Ratings are slightly down for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s traditional Super Bowl weekend card compared to last year. According to Sports TV Ratings , UFC Fight Night 104 drew 1.158 million viewers to Fox Sports 1 on Saturday night, while the preliminary card attracted an audience of 834,000 to the network. UFC Fight Night 104 took place at the Toyota Center in Houston and was headlined by a featherweight duel between the returning Chan Sung Jung and Dennis Bermudez . The main card peaked at 1.286 million viewers from 11:15 to 11:30 p.m. ET. Additionally, UFC Fight Night 104 attracted 590,000 viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic for the main card and 420,000 for the prelims. Last year’s Super Bowl weekend card, UFC Fight Night 82, was headlined by a welterweight clash between Stephen Thompson and Johny Hendricks and drew 1.3 million viewers. The UFC Fight Night 82 prelims drew 1.093 million viewers. That card was initially scheduled as a pay-per-view before being changed to a Fight Night event after losing its headliner.

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60 Hulk Hogan Reveals He Was Offered A Shot In The UFC, Explains Turning It Down
61 Big John Breaks His Silence On Conor’s Running From Nate Diaz In Rematch
62 Anderson Silva Seriously Wants to Fight Conor McGregor
63 USADA Finds Banned Substances In UFC Fighter’s Tap Water
64 UFC 208's Derek Brunson: Anderson Silva not sitting on the couch – he's tricky
65 VIDEO | New footage of Conor McGregor boxing sparring |
66 Five Additional Bouts Added to Invicta FC 22 | Invicta Fighting Championships