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  1. Gilbert Melendez stays with UFC after Bellator deal is matched

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has exercised its right to match a contractual offer by Bellator MMA for the services of highly ranked lightweight Gilbert Melendez.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  2. Ten UFC fights we want to see this year

    Brett Okamoto

    The silver lining in not getting Jose Aldo versus Anthony Pettis in 2013: We get it in 2014, instead. Fate apparently knew what it was doing last summer, when it scrapped a scheduled featherweight title bout between the two in August due to a Pet...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Lack of fire hurting Jose Aldo's status

    Brett Okamoto

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Dana White's reaction to his company setting a new record for decisions on one card is about what you'd expect it to be. Less than pleased. Ten of the 12 fights at UFC 169 at the Prudential Center went the distance on Saturday...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  4. Notebook: Aldo wants Pettis at 155

    Brett Okamoto

    NEW YORK -- UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will seek his sixth title defense on Saturday, against Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event of UFC 169. If everything goes well, this title defense could be his last. Aldo (23-1) has long wished t...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Thomson deserved win and a title fight

    Brett Okamoto

    CHICAGO -- It's an unfortunate truth about mixed martial arts: Judges get it wrong sometimes. The wrong man won Saturday when it came to a lightweight bout between Ben Henderson and Josh Thomson. Though Thomson wasn't completely "robbed" in th...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  6. UFC on Fox 10 roundup -- Benson Henderson edges Josh Thomson in t...

    Brett Okamoto

    Benson Henderson dug deep to outlast a determined, aggressive Josh Thomson to earn a split decision victory at UFC on Fox 10 in Chicago on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  7. Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson make weight for non-title bout

    Brett Okamoto

    The landscape of the UFC's lightweight division is about to become clearer -- or perhaps, more murky.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  8. Henderson committed to 155, regaining title

    Brett Okamoto

    If Benson Henderson ever wanted to be a welterweight, now is as good a time as any. The former UFC lightweight champion lost his title in August -- convincingly, to the same man who took his WEC title a few years back. He became a married man Jan....

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  9. Anthony Pettis, UFC lightweight champion, withdraws from fight be...

    Brett Okamoto

    A knee injury has forced UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to withdraw from his first scheduled title defense against Josh Thomson on Dec. 14.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  10. Anthony Pettis to defend lightweight belt against Josh Thomson

    Brett Okamoto

    A lightweight title fight between champion Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson will headline a UFC on Fox event on Dec. 14.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  11. Thumbs up for Pettis, Grant over Aldo

    Brett Okamoto

    Sometimes, the "best" fight isn't necessarily the "right" fight. During the news conference following UFC 164, a place where president Dana White typically refuses to answer any of the "Who's next for so-and-so" questions, he was at least willing ...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  12. New champ Anthony Pettis to rehab sprained knee, will fight TJ Gr...

    Brett Okamoto

    Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee, following an MRI the fighter underwent Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  13. UFC 164 -- Anthony Pettis repeats success, lifts UFC title from B...

    Brett Okamoto

    Anthony "Showtime" Pettis proved his first win over Benson Henderson was no fluke by submitting the lightweight champion in their rematch at UFC 164 in Milwaukee.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  14. Harris: Top 10 moments in WEC history

    Brett Okamoto

    From World Extreme Cagefighting's launch in 2001 to its eventual merger with UFC in 2010, the WEC produced a number of memorable bouts, typically in the lower weight classes. With a number of former WEC fighters competing Saturday at UFC 164 and ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  15. UFC 164 Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis 2

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC 164 Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis 2...

    Preview | August 13, 2013
  16. Pettis: I'm not talking way into title shots

    Brett Okamoto

    Anthony Pettis could write a book about lost title shots in the UFC. The time he let one slip through his fingers two years ago in a loss to Clay Guida, that one felt fast. It was a mistake on his part -- one he's been paying for since. "That ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013