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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. Living up to older brother not easy in UFC

    Michael Huang

    Just call it brotherly love. Fans of UFC featherweight Clay Guida might recall a head-shaking prefight ritual between him and brother Jason Guida. Before every one of Clay's fights, in the prefight prep point, Jason would slap his younger -- and s...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Thomson's change of pace pays dividends

    Michael Huang

    At some point in his career, every fighter gets bit. Not bit like "Mike Tyson on Evander Holyfield" bit, but by the injury bug. In a combat sport, injury almost is inevitable since the root objective of fighting is to inflict damage on another hum...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  11. Power Rankings: Lightweight

    These are the lightweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | November 19, 2013
  12. 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
  13. TJ Grant can't wait to return

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- The years of hard work and believing that one day he'd get a world title shot, even during difficult times, had finally come to fruition for TJ Grant. He'd scaled the final hurdle on May 25 -- a first-round knockout of Gray Maynard. Th...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  14. MMA - Betting UFC 165 Jones vs Gustafsson

    John Candido

    FightMetric's John Candido looks at where there is betting value at UFC 165: Jones vs Gustafsson

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  15. 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
  16. With elbow OK, Bendo to resume training

    Franklin McNeil

    Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered no structural damage to the right elbow that Anthony Pettis placed in an armbar during the first round of their title bout Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Henderson received the diagnosis from...

    Blog | September 07, 2013