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  1. UFC's Matt Brown misses weight ahead of Robbie Lawler bout

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight Matt Brown missed weight by 1.5 pounds ahead of a No. 1 contender bout against Robbie Lawler at an official weigh-in Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  2. Nick Diaz ends retirement, will fight in 2015

    Brett Okamoto

    Nick Diaz has agreed to a three-fight contract extension with the UFC and intends to return to the Octagon in 2015, according to promotion officials.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  3. Cormier explains why knee isn't an issue

    Brett Okamoto

    SAN JOSE -- Daniel Cormier will challenge Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 with a "technically" injured right knee. There is no hiding that. Following a third-round submission win over Dan Henderson in May, Cormier...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Failed test leads to title shot for Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Vitor Belfort will fight for a UFC title in 2014. That sentence alone is enough to infuriate parts of the mixed martial arts world. Belfort, 37, is a polarizing figure. He was brilliant in 2013, with three highlight-reel knockout vict...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. Daniel Cormier to fight Jon Jones at UFC 178 after Alexander Gust...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has withdrawn from a planned title fight against defending champion Jon Jones on Sept. 27 due to injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  6. Chael Sonnen suspended two years by Nevada State Athletic Commiss...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended now-retired mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen for two years at a disciplinary hearing Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  7. Vitor Belfort granted fighter's license by NSAC, set to fight Chr...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously in favor of granting UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort a fighter's license Wednesday, paving the way for a middleweight title bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 181 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  8. Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 178

    Brett Okamoto

    A non-title featherweight contest between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has been added to a UFC 178 pay-per-view event on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  9. Paul Daley re-signs with Bellator

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator MMA officials announced on Monday the promotion has re-signed British welterweight Paul Daley, who fought once in the Bellator cage in July 2012.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  10. Will Vitor Belfort be licensed to fight?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort applies for a fighter's license in Nevada on Wednesday, he will do so under unique circumstances. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has no precedence regarding certain details of Belfort's applic...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  11. UFC Fight Night 45/46 Report Card: Let's reserve judgment on Cono...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Nights 45 and 46.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  12. Ultimate Fight Night 46 -- Conor McGregor makes short work of Die...

    Brett Okamoto

    The pride of Ireland, Conor McGregor, backed up his prefight talk by stopping Diego Brandao in one round at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2014
  13. White: Weidman-Belfort next -- in Brazil?

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC wants its next middleweight title fight to feature Chris Weidman versus Vitor Belfort -- and company brass is not against hosting it in Brazil. UFC president Dana White said on Friday that the defending champion Weidman (12-0) wants to mee...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  14. Ultimate Fight Night 45 -- Donald Cerrone knocks out Jim Miller i...

    Brett Okamoto

    A right knick to the head by Donald Cerrone knocked out Jim Miller in the second round of the UFC Fight Night 45 main event in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Pat Curran, Patricio Freire to meet at Bellator 123

    Brett Okamoto

    A Bellator MMA featherweight title bout between champion Pat Curran and Patricio Freire will headline a Sept. 5 card in Uncasville, Connecticut, the promotion announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2014