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  1. Belfort's KO of Rockhold best of the year

    Franklin McNeil

    Six months remain until the 2013 mixed martial arts year officially concludes, but already several knockouts have left lasting impressions. While some have been more devastating than others, timing and circumstance also are significant factors in...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. Velasquez: My focus is on Bigfoot SIlva

    Franklin McNeil

    It's a second opportunity for Cain Velasquez -- a do-over, so to speak. For the second time as a pro, Velasquez seeks the first successful defense of his UFC heavyweight title. Velasquez lost the title to Junior dos Santos in November 2011, but r...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  3. Mark Hunt steps in as Junior dos Santos' opponent at UFC 160

    Franklin McNeil

    Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will fight Mark Hunt at UFC 160 on May 25 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  4. Gray Maynard to face TJ Grant on May 25 at UFC 160

    Franklin McNeil

    Lightweight contenders Gray Maynard and TJ Grant have agreed to meet May 25 at UFC 160 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the bout Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  5. UFC 156 proves nothing is a given in MMA

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- It's never a fighter's intent to give his opponent extra motivation, unless of course you're heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem and you just don't respect the other guy. Lack of respect is almost certain to serve as extra motivat...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  6. Aldo turns back Edgar, upset epidemic

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- UFC 156 was turning into a showcase for upsets when featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped in the Octagon to face former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar. Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem showed no respect for Antonio Si...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  7. Notebook: 'Bigfoot' plans to stomp 'Reem

    Franklin McNeil

    LAS VEGAS -- How big a favorite is Alistair Overeem heading into his heavyweight bout Saturday night against Antonio Silva? UFC president Dana White revealed Thursday that promotion officials have already begun plans for Overeem to face champion Cain...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  8. Alistair Overeem could fight next year if Nevada Athletic Commiss...

    Franklin McNeil

    Nevada Athletic Commission's Keith Kizer will not stand in the way of UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem reapplying for a license and fighting early next year in Las Vegas, if his application is approved.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  9. UFC heavyweight contender Travis Browne out 2-4 months due to tor...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC heavyweight contender Travis Browne suffered a torn hamstring Friday night during his first-round TKO loss to Antonio Silva in Minneapolis.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  10. UFC on FX 5 -- Antonio "Big Foot" Silva downs Travis Browne in Ro...

    Franklin McNeil

    Travis Browne's heavyweight title hopes went up in smoke at the hands and feet of Antonio "Big Foot" Silva at UFC on FX 5 on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  11. New incentives for 'Bigfoot' in the UFC

    Franklin McNeil

    His long-term goal was always to fight in UFC. So when Antonio Silva received the news that he and every other Strikeforce heavyweight would compete inside the Octagon, the Brazilian could hardly contain his excitement. UFC is the destination of...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. Travis Browne and Antonio 'Big Foot' Silva will meet Oct. 5

    Franklin McNeil

    Hard-hitting heavyweights Travis Browne and Antonio 'Big Foot' Silva will meet Oct. 5 in Minneapolis, UFC announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  13. UFC's Dana White likes idea of Junior dos Santos-Cain Velasquez I...

    Franklin McNeil

    It appears that UFC president Dana White won't have to look far to find the next opponent for heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  14. UFC 146: Junior dos Santos stops Frank Mir, defends heavyweight t...

    Franklin McNeil

    Junior dos Santos defended his UFC heavyweight title for the first time by stopping Frank Mir in two lopsided rounds.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  15. Roy Nelson to fight Dave Herman at UFC 146 as Gabriel Gonzaga wit...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight Roy Nelson will fight Dave Herman at UFC 146, as would-be opponent Gabriel Gonzaga has withdrawn from the fight with an undisclosed injury.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  16. Roy Nelson to take on Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 146

    Franklin McNeil

    Roy Nelson became the latest heavyweight to land a new opponent for UFC 146, the promotion announced Monday on its website.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012