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  1. CB Dollaway on 'life-changing' fight

    Brett Okamoto

    On Nov. 17, many of the UFC's biggest stars accumulated in Las Vegas for a major news conference. Among those in attendance: former middleweight champion and perhaps greatest mixed martial artist of all time Anderson Silva; light heavyweight champ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley, Kelvin Gastelum to co-he...

    Brett Okamoto

    A welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Kelvin Gastelum will co-headline a UFC 183 pay-per-view event on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  3. Weidman: Belfort bout is personal

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman doesn't talk much trash, but he still knows when he's dropped a headline. And Weidman, 30, couldn't help but smile as he spoke to reporters about Vitor Belfort on Monday. He fights Belfort at U...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  4. 'Shogun' hints at possible drop in weight

    Brett Okamoto

    Following the quickest loss of his career -- and his second consecutive loss by knockout -- Mauricio Rua hinted at a possible change in weight class on Monday. "Shogun," the former UFC light heavyweight champion, suffered a 34-second knockout loss...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  5. Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey to defend belts at UFC 184 on Feb. 28...

    Brett Okamoto

    Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight title against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at Staples Center on Feb. 28.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  6. Silva speaks candidly about 'new' Silva

    Brett Okamoto

    A media function with Anderson Silva is always a bit of a crap shoot. Silva, 39, has a few different faces when handling interviews. Sometimes he'll joke, play coy and offer seemingly nonsensical responses to anything he's asked. It's not unusual ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  7. Michael Page: Flashy style carries backlash

    Brett Okamoto

    British welterweight Michael Page looks like he would be a sponsor's dream. Page, 27, is charismatic, intelligent and pretty marvelous to watch fight. He has been dubbed the "British Anderson Silva" amongst some circuits, due to his unique strikin...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  8. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says Nick Diaz's legal issues won't jeop...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta does not believe the fight between Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva on Jan. 31 is in jeopardy, despite the legal matters currently facing Diaz.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  9. MMA fighter Anderson Silva never considered retirement after leg ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said he never once considered retirement following the gruesome leg injury he suffered in December.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  10. Five fantasy, non-title "superfights"

    Brett Okamoto

    The Anderson Silva-Nick Diaz "superfight" is 185 days away. That should be enough time to determine whether we're actually going to call it a "superfight" to begin with. We've spent years talking about potential superfights in the UFC, but did we ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. Anderson Silva: Good as new?

    Brett Okamoto

    When Anderson Silva steps into the Octagon to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, it will, in one significant way, be as if he never suffered a leg injury. As we all know, Silva, 39, fractured the tibia and fibula bones in his left...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  12. Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz to meet in main event for UFC 183

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action Jan. 31 in a 185-pound contest against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  13. Conor McGregor: Admitted fight addict

    Brett Okamoto

    It's been stated numerous times in 2014 that the UFC has a star problem on its hands. Proven, sellable, marquee names such as Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen might combine for zero total UFC appearances this year. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  14. Evolving trumps history for Machida

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When it finally came time for former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida to make his long-anticipated move to middleweight, it just kind of happened. There was little fanfare. The UFC called, offered Machida a fight at 185 p...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  15. Henderson looking for final shot at UFC title

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- The average age of the current UFC champions is 27 years, 10 months. Dan Henderson, who wants one final crack at a UFC belt, will turn 44 in August. Those numbers aren't promising, but they could be worse. He could be turning 45. ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  16. UFC Fight Night 36 -- Lyoto Machida rallies past Gegard Mousasi, ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Home On The Range Lyoto Machida made good use of his speed and unorthodox style to maintain distance and cruise to a unanimous decision over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 36.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014